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The couple guide for Valentine’s day

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It’s almost Valentine’s day, the day which your love is tested based on the type of plans you have set for this day. So you better make the best out of it, and it can’t be just like any other outing and you can’t definitely ask her for suggestions, can you?

So here is us, offering you help with a list of ideas of things you can do. You’re welcome!

1. Make it a musical night.

For the ones who appreciate good music, then valentine’s is definitely better spent, swaying to the rhythm of tunes. Just make sure to pick places that are playing your favorite genre, and your partner’s.

Recommendations:

MxS: The Sinatras On Valentine’s Day @Darb1718

The band performs Frank Sinatra’s songs to praise his memory, and other pieces by similar artists and jazz tunes from the same period between 1940-1960.

Darb1718 have a monthly Music programs, where artists come and musical nights are held on their roof; presenting a unique experience with a limited seat numbers.

Date: Thursday 14 February 2019

Time: 8:00 PM

Tickets: 75 EGP

Tickets are available through “TicketsMarche”

2. Candle-lit dinner night.

Going old school is always a good idea, and appeals to a lot of couples who don’t like to change their rituals. But make sure to choose the right place and the right scenery.

Recommendations:

Eish & Malh @downtown Cairo

Located in the heart of Cairo, the restaurant is known for its coziness. And now, it’s offering a candle lit dinner with a special menu for Valentine’s Day and live music from 7- 10 PM. An extra thing to be added to its pro list, is that afterwards you can have a scroll in Downtown, maybe have some ice cream, or catch a movie.

They offer A la carte, specials, and pre-set menus.

No minimum.

For Reservations: 01098744014.

3. Take a road trip.

The car ride itself is going to make an enjoyable day, and the destination is just a plus! You can make it to Alexandria, it makes a perfect getaway especially this time of the year.

You can have dinner at one of El Shatby’s cafes, overlooking the sea. Another choice is Latino café, the food there is splendid and the view is very romantic! Afterwards, you can go for a walk in the streets of Alexandria, and have some ice cream @Azza before hitting the road again.

4. A day use in a hotel.

You can book a day use at a fancy hotel, reward your loved one with some spa time, then go for a dip. Or you can simply book dinner at their restaurants for those who don’t offer a day use.

Recommendations:

Mena Marriott Cairo:

With their view of the pyramids, they surely make a perfect destination for lovers. Just make sure to book the outdoor area when reserving over the phone.

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo:

Their Blue restaurant is your go-to place for a romantic date, their dinner set is a bit pricey but worth it. You will get to enjoy their authentic delicacies of the Mediterranean Turkish cuisine and live violin music.

For reservations: 02 27980000

5. Do it differently!

While everybody else will be obviously going for something romantic like the above, choose to do it differently! Go bowling or skiing @SkiEgypt, maybe even some arcade fun @Magic planet, get some take outs afterwards and cruise in your car while playing your favorite tunes. It doesn’t have to something fancy to be romantic, some girls like simplicity, if your is that kind, then choose a casual place where she can be herself in.
At the end, the scenery that matters is her smile, isn’t it?

 

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Rumor has it: The Jonas Brothers are Reuniting and We Can’t Wait

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Good news to all the millenniums out there, your favorite childhood brand the Jonas Brothers are getting back together, and we can feel young once again.

It’s been six years since the brothers have split up; so each of them can do his own thing, six years ago since they have devastated the hearts of many young girls and now they’re making it up for them.

The rumors first started swirling since January 2018 when the JoBros reactivated their Instagram account. Now, according to several US Weekly sources, the rumors are turning to reality. They are however, changing their name to JONAS.

Yet another confirmation came from The Sun, as they announced, “After enjoying solo music success and taking time to work on passion projects, they feel that now is the right time to get back together.”

The Sun also claims that they are heading to London to work on an upcoming project, as well as releasing a documentary soon alongside new music.

Of course, with no official statements from the band, we can’t tell for sure when this is happening but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.

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A journey towards Self-Love Pt2

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A part of your journey towards self-love is to let go of things and people who cause you harm, self-doubt and insecurities. Those who hold you back, instead of pushing you further. You may think you’re in a dark place and should be in there left by yourself, but no, there are people who choose to leave you alone and then there are others who are capable of giving you a hand and pulling you out into the light.

Besides having someone to help you out, it’s you at the end, who are capable of giving yourself the love it deserves, and what follows are simple ways toward doing so:

  • Cut the toxicity out of your life.

This toxicity can be habits or people, the common thing is that both cause you damage that you should be willing to let go of and not feel sorry about it. If you got used to a certain bad habit, try to substitute it with a healthier one, or cut it down a notch.

If it’s people who are causing toxicity in your life, make boundaries or even better rid yourself of their burden, you may still be holding on to them because you have known them for years, but trust me, it’s not worth draining all of your energy. And you’ll realize that once you start to shift this wasted energy from them and towards your own self, that is when you’ll know the relief of letting go.

  • Make a day for yourself.

Take a day for yourself, learn to enjoy your own company. You can go out, have lunch by yourself, go to the movies or maybe make it a spa day. Anything that will help you relax and put your mind at ease. Or you can simply stay home, and do some self-care routines that you surely have been ignoring.

And never feel guilty for taking some time off away from your friends; because this is simply you putting yourself on top of your priority list and it’s nothing to feel sorry for.

  • Keep those who understand you closer.

Stick to those people during your journey, those who understand and value your worth, and sees you for who you really are. They will see things in you, that you’re yet to discover about yourself. They will help you find them and it’s an essential part of your journey, as it is crucial to be surrounded with people who remind you constantly of your worth, and validate your points.

  • Forgive your past self.

In order to kill your demons, you have to confront them first, work on banishing your dark sides with the light of your forgiveness, show willingness to not only fight those demons but to have the power to accept them. Focus on who you want to become, instead of blaming yourself for what you might or might not have done.

  • Exercise.

Loving yourself is accepting it and changing what can be changed to the better. Leading a healthy life can have positive outcomes, on both your mental and physical health.

Eat healthy food, and monitor your change, the results will boost your confidence.

  • Stop focusing on winning people’s approvals.

And try to focus on wining yours! Your approval is the only one that matters, if something makes you happy then do it. Don’t wait around for someone’s permission to do what you love, and you surely don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.

 

 

 

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BBC interviews Al-Daheh Ahmed El-Ghandour

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“Meet the geek behind Egypt’s hit online science show” was the title that BBC has given to its interview with our own Ahmed El Ghandour aka ‘Al-Daheh’, and it gives us pride to have one of our brilliant minds being acknowledged by such a well-known media platform.

El Ghandour launched his science blog back in 2014, and now his channel has clocked up more than 19 million views.

He might just be the only person who is capable of turning science into something fun, accessible and understandable to all segments that follow his blog.

“I love all scientific subjects, never really stuck to learning only one.” Al-Ghandour tells BBC.

And that’s what makes his blog even more interesting, and succeeds in attracting different segments; seeing that he covers topics ranging from evolution to war, from science to history and more.

He describes the character of Al-Daheh as lonely, nerdy and insecure. Always appearing by himself on the show. I believe this is one of the reasons that his blog is succeeding, because the character of Al-Daheh is one that appeals to all and gets you hooked to know more, he always tells the information in a fun, kind of a weird way.

One of the theories on how countries evolve and ways towards gaining sustainable development, is the education entertainment theory. And that is through spreading awareness and  educating masses by means of entertainment. This is why, Al-Daheh is a personal favorite to me, and one of the few influencers to be using his platform in doing his fans real good.

Link for the interview: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190215-meet-the-geek-behind-egypts-hit-online-science-show

 

 

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