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What’s up Cairo Guide to Survive The Holidays 

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It’s a long weekend and people are either traveling or stuck in Cairo. Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Sham Elneseem or neither, here is your true guide for a peaceful pleasant holiday:

Note for self when traveling: Admit the Truth and don’t complain

Unless you’re staying at a private property, don’t expect good service. It’s crowded everywhere in hotels, restaurants, at the beach: deal with it. Prepare your escape kit i.e. headphones, beverages, and light snacks.

Play it  smart

Bear in mind that you’re likely to get stuck in traffic jams on high ways. Make sure to have some good music and enough snacks on board. A smart solution is to travel very early in the morning. Always be cautious on high ways.

Or, enjoy Empty Cairo

Some make smart decisions to stay and enjoy empty Cairo during holidays. Don’t be fooled by this platonic idea. Cairo is partially empty. If you ever think of going to public parks on Sham ELneseem day, then you’ll probably join another  couple of millions there. Do some search; other destinations on the outskirts of the city might be ok.

Look at things from a different perspective

Think smart. Your balcony or the roof your building can be quite a good escape in Sham ELneseem. Put some effort on decorations to get the festive atmosphere. Invite family and friends to get the party starting.

Make it real fun. 

Google ideas and plan some fun activities for your gathering. A lot of eating will take place these days, why not add more fun to it? Arrange a cooking/ food styling competition. Ask men to compete and women get to set and cheer. Make it more challenging and ask children (if there any) to be the judges.

Surviving Feseekh

Rememeber the symbolic idea behind feseekh; whatever that is, it doesn’t mean you have to eat it all. You’re not going to starve after this day, so take it easy with salted fish.

If you don’t like Feseekh don’t judge others who do. Your ancestors have been eating this thing for the last 7000 years. Show some appreciation please. To survive the smell, you can always use a mask or the traditional Laundry Clamp.

Lemons and onions 

Lemons, lemons, lots of lemons. Lemons and limes kill germs, bacteria, and add a good taste to your meal. You definitely need a lot of it. It also help defeating strong odor.

Fresh green onions play a leading role in Sham ELnessm. It alters the taste and good for your whole immune system. But not necessarily to your love life. Especially if you’re at the beginning of a thing don’t get too intimate when onion is around.

Final advice

With Feseekh, renga, meloha, eggs, onions all around these colorful days, always stay in open areas. Open windows and doors; it’s probably contaminated inside.

Happy Holidays everyone

 

 

 

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Public Rage Against Mohamed Ramadan Demands Banning Him From Acting Ever Again

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Actor Mohamed Ramadan has conquered the field of music with a number of hit songs that have been viewed by millions, the rising success of the actor/ singer is quite noticeable and not just on a national level but on an international one as well.

But every star commits a killer mistake during his career and Mohamed Ramadan was no exception, posting a picture of him in the cockpit of an airplane has caused a pilot his very own career and caused Ramadan a wave of criticism.

What’s happening right now is a massive rage from the public led by a group on Facebook that is encouraging people to boycott the star, the hashtag reads ‘#قاطعوا_محمد_رمضان’ under a group name ‘الجروب الرسمي لحملة #خليها_تنضف ضد محمد رمضان‎’

The number of members has just reached 300K! The group is filled with posts calling out his actions and the songs that are perceived to be negatively influencing the youth.

Not only is the group criticizing the star, but they are also calling for a movement against him, one that might even cause him his career! As they’re demanding to ban Mohamed Ramadan from acting ever again.

Of course, there are other opinions and other people defending the star but with this rage taking over social media, we wonder how this will affect the star’s career.

Share with us what you think of this movement, and if you’re with or against banning the star from acting again?

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Mehraganat Singers Under Fire With Public Controversy Surrounding Them

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On the 14th of February, Famed Mehraganat singers Hassan Shakosh and Omar Kamal performed their viral song ‘Bint El Geran‘ during the Valentine’s concert that was held in Cairo Stadium.

Hell let loose after their performance and the two singers have been under fire ever since, as some criticized their performance itself while others felt disgraced to have such a song played in a significant event, especially that it includes a line that says ‘I’ll drink alcohol and smoke hash.’

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The two singers were then met with huge criticism and people claiming that the song goes against our culture and norms, seeing how the lyrics enforce unethical actions.

It looks like head of the Egyptian Musician’s Syndicate Hany Shaker agrees with the public as he mentioned in a press statement that the syndicate doesn’t provide memberships based solely on the applicant’s voice, but also on general conditions that must be met by the applicant.

“The Voting Test Committee is only a first stage, then the council convenes to consider the remaining conditions,” Shaker said.

It seems that Shakoush might not meet this criteria after he was met with severe judgment over his poor choice of lyrics and because of the current societal controversy.

Even though, both artists appeared together in a video and expressed their sorrow to the public, the decision of banning Mehraganat singer from performing is still out there open to discussion, it might even include Number 1 star Mohamed Ramadan!

What do we think of the decision? Well, we agree that some certain songs encourage wrong behaviors and are affecting Egyptian youth but we’re with having strict sponsorship that can review all songs before getting released. After all, this viral song in particular has been out there for too long and wasn’t criticized until public controversy took over.

So tell us, are you with or against banning Mahragnat singers from performing ever again?

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Sharmoofers Are Ready to Conquer and Go Global!

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After killing it in the Middle East and North Africa, it was time for El Sharmoofer El 3azim to cross lands and oceans and answer to their international fans! So far, they rocked Toronto and New York City to shambles and are ready to ramble else where!

Starting their world tour madness, Sharmoofers served their international Sharmoofans with a splendid performance at The Opera House in Toronto, and with that marking their first show ever in Canada for the books.

Conquering Canadas freezing weather, Sharmoofers packed their bags and hit the road the very next day to New York Citys Melrose Ballroom where they spread their groovy gospel in the United States.

Sharmoofers gifted their crowd in the West with an opening act by Shadi Alfons and Khaled Mansour, SNL Arabias hilarious duo, who had warmed up the stage and got the crowd ready for the insanity that was about to follow. 

Other than the immensely powerful energies the crowd had during the tour that had celebrities including the Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef and Squash World Champion Ramy Ashour grace the audience, the concerts were sold-out and the die-hard Sharmoofans flew and drove from neighboring states and cities around Toronto and NYC, just to see their favorite band serenade them with Sharmoofersown bombastic melodies.

All of this extravaganza, and the tour is just beginning with a Euro tour coming up shortly as well as more scheduled performances in North Africa and the Middle East!

So stay alert and ready as Sharmoofers are about to conquer the world!

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