A group of alexandrians have come up with an awesome idea (because we rock !!) to create a group on facebook that meets every friday morning at Montazah
On the Alexandrian beach front and ride their bicycles all the way to Qauitbay fort
The group appeared as a segment on the famous Cairo today show
The aim of the group is to enjoy the beuatiful mediterranean city of Alexandria and encourage the use of bycicles as transport instead of cars
Today was my 4th ride two of my friends tagged along and it was so amazing and exhilirating it poured non stop from Stanley bridge to Bibliotheca Alexandrina
I has my Ipod on shuffle and just enjoyed the music , my thoughts and the beautiful city I just had to stop and take a picture with my cell phone
Then just as we were nearing our destination The song that came on was perfect for my mood
Top of the world - Kate Voegele
I took a few pictures of my fellow cyclists
Peace on all of you :-)
Friday, January 23, 2009 | | 5 Comments
The lovely jessy over at chocolate mints in a jar
had a pretty strong status on her facebook profile a few days ago
It read :"I have something more important than courage, I have patience."
A powerful quote created by Micheal Jordan's brand for the NBA ad campaign
Day in day out we chat via e-mail and at the end of each email she sends me I see that quote it kept drumming in my head patience and courage
Having patience is indeed more important than courage but then what?
Today the question just popped out
RJay: Jessy what are you doing with YOUR patience?
Jessy: How do you mean? doing ? what do you do with patience crazy crazy sister hehe
Rjay : I mean what do you do with your kindness , ur fire ur smarts??
god given morals and attributes do u just leave them lying around or what? what do you use them for? what goal do you use them to achieve? WHAT ARE you doing with your patience ? or are you just leaving it lying around??
Jessy: lol u do nothing
u share them with the world
I liked her answer you share them with the world because that's how you make the world a better place
If you use your patience with the world and the people around you
Wouldn't that make the world a better place?
Then I thought "I know what I will do with my patience "
I will use it to let people show me who they really are I won't judge them or shun them because I was to quick to write them off as different
I will wait I will be patient and I will let the world show me it's true self
What about you ?? what will you do with that one strength you know you have to make the world a better place...........
Monday, January 19, 2009 | | 4 Comments
I will get right to the point no emotional introduction
Other than watch the news and horrendous pictures of the israeli massacre of our palestinian brothers , sisters , and children
What have YOU done for Gaza today
Looked at their dead maimed corpses? cried with their widows on the news? passed on emails?
I'm sorry for my cruelty but you have done NOTHING for them if that is all you have done
DONATE DONATE DONATE
No excuses every single person in the world can donate to Gazza IF you live in ANTARTICA you can wire money to numerous releif funds
Google it or you can go here
In our case here in Egypt the two most prominent and reliable sources are
-The arab doctors association (call up 140 from a landline and get their number)
The Egyptian Medical syndicate http://www.ems.org.eg/contactus.htm
(they take money, blankets and clothes) also if you are a doctor and would like to volunteer it is possible
Also if you are a business man or someone who thinks they can help out with services contact any organization in your country (in Egypt you can visit the Medical syndicate offices which are found on the site)and ask to speak to the committee in charge and give them your suggestions
Can't do that PRAY muslim or christian please pray PRAY long and hard for them
Not religous? EDUCATE educate the people around you to the things they can do, go online educate non arabs who view palestinians as terrorists
Be polite , and calm do not insult anyone even if their views are radical or extreme
Educate yourself on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it's history
Have facts and sources to back them up , then pass it on.
And for all the people out there who live in countries that allow more things to be done such as lobbying or demonstrations please don't hesitate
They need us.....
Every day when you wake up ask yourself what have I done TODAY for Gazza?
Thursday, January 08, 2009 | | 3 Comments