Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Season 5, Episode 6...woo hoo

I am now watching 24...Season 5 I am on episode 6 thanks to http://tv.peekvid.com/s3048/

I can't even express how AWESOME it is to be able to watch these online...I also can't wait to finish Season 5 so I can get caught up with the current Season 6 playing in the States...

Jack Bauer (and Chloe) rule!!!

disclaimer: Yes I already know what a loser I am, dont bother commenting.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Egypt scoffs at new 7 wonders of the world contest


CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt is scoffing at a global contest to name the new seven wonders of the world, saying it is a disgrace that the ancient Pyramids of Giza — the only surviving structure from the traditional list of architectural marvels — must compete for a spot.

Top Egyptian officials have criticized the popular contest that urges people around the world to vote for their top sites from a list of 21 finalists that lumps the pyramids with upstart wonders like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and Peru's Machu Picchu.

The pyramids are "living in the hearts of people around the globe, and don't need a vote to be among the world wonders," said the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency.

Egyptian officials refused to meet with the organizer of the "New 7 Wonders of the World" contest, the Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber, when he visited Egypt earlier this month, said the contest's spokeswoman Tia B. Viering. When Weber tried to hold a press conference near the pyramids, she said, police shut it down.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

24.... oh man.


Ok, just watched this and I have to say I agree with points from all guests on Paula's show. But again, I still say its a SHOW, and if stupid people watch this and form or develop more hatred for Muslims, they are IDIOTS!!! Do we have many idiots around, unfortunatley, yes we do.

I agree also and it is SO TRUE that organizations like CAIR and others I'm sure, have INDEED condemned over and over again all forms of terrorism, but it just never gets enough airtime. If anything, this discussion will give the Muslims a chance to condemn and be heard about their objection to terror in all its terrorizing forms.


The above link is a good article and can be summed up simply by one sentence... "But after getting caught up in all the hysteria, the members of the press forgot one minuscule aspect of the conversation — "24" is just a television show."

Anyway, in the end I know it is a topic of conversation and controversial, it sure is in the States now, but for me, for now, I am still a big fan.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

So I am browsing shoes online....

and I think to myself, "damn I wish I kept some credit cards from the US.” Now could I order and use a credit card from Egypt, sure I could. But would NEVER receive what I order except if it was delivered via FEDEX and even then , I would have to pay a customs fee, yes…they are CRAZY HERE, anything to make some money. (Once my father sent me a few things via FEDEX, personal things, for me, they made me pay about 300LE (= to approx. $52.00) to receive my package. ) But seriously, not like I need ANY shoes (I am a recovered former shoe addict, LOL) I have plenty, plenty, plenty. But I always love looking online as I was a BIG online shopper when I was in USA.

So a met a lady online many months ago, who lives in Egypt, a different city, but ironically is moving to my city this weekend, so we'll be neighbors. She is from abroad, has lived in Egypt for over 5 years and made it her home. She went back to her original home country a few weeks back and I thought, what a great opportunity for my family to send a few things to her, for me, since mail in Cairo is non-existent unfortunately. So what did I do, I had my mother and my father send her some things, non-important things, but important to me, as I can’t get here. So needless to say I am VERY exciting about getting those packages this weekend. I bet you want to know their contents huh? One is a bit embarrassing to mention the other very normal and funny really.

Off to finish cooking, making spinach today, Egyptian style, super yummy, haven’t made it in awhile actually, so looking forward to eating it. Maybe I will post recipe...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Stirrin it up....

Hey all, still here, LOL..... boycotted bloggin for no good reason really, but felt like saying hi today.

All is okay here in Cairo, nice weather, sunny days, cool nights the perfect winter really.

Any of you watch "24" ? I am such a FAN! We just completed Season 4 here in Cairo, I know Season 6 just premiered there...so I am now waiting for 5, (i may just download the entire season 5, found it online) but wanted to bring up the controversy it is getting in the press in the States. It is being said that Season 6's plot is very contorversial. Involves interning Muslims in camps, something that has been mentioned as a real reality in the USA. Ok, is that good, of course not. But I still am under the opinion, kind of anyway, that this is a "show" and so many folks hate Muslims so much already that this show is not going to make it worse. Will it make it better, I don't think that either, but I want there to be a balance...how can that be achieved, not sure, LOL! Anyway just my little nonsensical comment about a show I love and hope the controversy will be worked out soon.

In defense of 24 and FOX, they did put a disclaimer a few seasons back, saying that this is fiction and something to the effect of "not all Muslims...blah, blah...." That was nice of them and they didn't have to do that.

I know some of you will disagree with me on this, but listen here they play this show, we are a majority Muslim country and there has been no talk of this here. I think the fact remains its entertainment, and not all terrorists portrayed on 24 are Muslims. Anyway, thats it and please be polite when commenting , LOL. Love ya all......

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Egypt to adopt global system for coding highways

Egypt to adopt global system for coding highways - minister of transport

CMS-EGYPT-ROADS-CODING - Egypt to adopt global system for coding highways - minister of transport

CAIRO, Jan 2 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Minister of Transport Mohamed Lotfi Mansour said on Tuesday his ministry would introduce, for the first time, a global system for coding the highways to facilitate traffic.

Under the new system more traffic signs will be added to ensure safety for all passengers and motorists, the minister told reporters here.

The motorists will be more able to recognize the types of roads and their directions, he said, asserting that the ministry would conduct a survey on all highways nationwide using geological maps to maximize the road network.

The new coding system uses two similar digits for vertical highways and adds more numbers to the digits for branching roads.

The horizontal highways will be marked by three similar digits with the addition of more numbers to them for branching roads.

The ring roads around big cities will be marked by four digits, Mansour added.

The number of traffic accidents on Egypt's highways rose remarkably in the recent years. Thereby, the relevant department introduced more safety rules and tightened punishments for irregularities.