الاثنين، أكتوبر 30، 2006

No Need To Argue

Eye BY: M.C.Escher

When everything feels like a waste of time, Shut me down.

الأحد، أكتوبر 29، 2006

The littlest things

السبت، أكتوبر 21، 2006

Palestinians=Israelis?

Couple of weeks ago, i was stitting in a street cafe with some friends and two dutch girls who came to Egypt to visit a friend.While talking to one of the dutch girls she mentioned that she is traveling to israel next day to visit her best friend.
For a moment i decided that i don't care; she is a random girl and i will probably never see her again so i shouldn't make a big deal out of it.Later i decided to talk to her about her visit and try to know who she thinks. I basically did that because she is not an "ordinairy" dutch girl , i have talked to her before about different things and she has relatively "different" opinions than other Europian youth.
At the beginning i asked her why she is going and i knew she is going to meet hher friend who is married to an israili man and had just given birth to a baby girl.They went to school together and she wanted to see her friend's daughter.She later explained that her friend moved with her husband to isreal and has been living their for a while now.In addition to this i understood that her friend is just another racist woman who hates arabs and consider them all enemies.I was certainly not surprised with this, what really shocked me is the reaction of this dutch girl who really think this "very bad" of her friend and unfair but choses to ignore talking about it.Trying to get her view about the palestinian-israeli war and what's happened in lebanon she sounded very symathized but obviously not enough to take a positive decision,like for example , not going to Israel.
She later explained how she sympathizes with the palestinians but ALSO the israelis, she knows a lot of palestinian children die but ALSO israelis.The majority in Holland,according to her, are not pro-israel but not pro-arabs as well. She personally knows it's unfair to compare the victims of both sides but she does it anyway.She mentioned being helpless a lot while explaining that they are used to what is happening their and they can not but deal with it as it is.
The whole time she was very defensive and she kept defending her parents who she accuses of being racist.She told me about several incidents when they try to reduce the tension between the arabs living in Holland (mainly moroccans) and the dutch.
I am very very confused how to judge people who try to make the israelis and the palestinian seem equally victimized . The majority are divided between ignorance and indiffernce.

Later, i sent an e-mail to an Egyptian-Italian friend of mine asking him what he believes to be the solution for this conflict.He replied saying " I Also have a pretty strongly Plaestinian view, on the Israel/Palestene conflict, but now I don't believe ther's any more a way to send the Israely pople away....so Israel exists, and as soon as able we must make palestine exist too, and have two countries there". He also told me about The Parents Circle; a palestinian-Israeli organization of the families who lost relatives in the war.which i think is also biased.
I was personally always against the killing of the israeli civilians and had the utopian idea of the palestinians and israelis living together in peace,but after the Lebanese war,......?

الخميس، أكتوبر 12، 2006

Suicide Train

السبت، أكتوبر 07، 2006

كل صباح

كنت أحاول أن أتجنب بعض الحقائق و بعض الأشياء التي يجب أن أقوم بها.أحاول أن يمر يومي في أي شيء يأخذني حتى لا أضطر لمواجهة أني لا أملك سوى أن أتمنى له "سنة حلوة" .
cranberries are singing"

My god the years have passed me by
Where was I hiding
I've been around the world for some time
its oblivious now
The morning sun is in my eyes
It doens't hide the lines
It does not bare a great disguise
Happy birthday baby, happy birthday
Every morning, every morning in time
We're doing fine
I don't remember being young
Was it so much fun
I don't remember feeling this free
It was not for me
I paid a price, I sacrificed, it was worth it then
My time has come I now feel young, begin again,
Happy birthday
Every morning, every morning in time
We're doing fine"
!و أحاول تأكيد أن في النهاية صباح اليوم التالي أحلى

الأحد، أكتوبر 01، 2006

Scream if you wanna go faster!

Critical Mass is a movement of bicycle riding.In brief,thousands of people ride their bicycles in the streets together causing traffic jam.Here are different prespectives why they do this :
here,
"Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road. The idea started in San Francisco in September 1992 and quickly spread to cities all over the world. "
and here,
"Critical Mass is not an organization, it's an unorganized coincidence. It's a movement ... of bicycles, in the streets."


"The Origin of Critical Mass
The first Critical Mass ride was in September 1992 in San Francisco. There were 48 people. The ride increased in size by about 75% each month so that by the time 1993 came about, Critical Mass had almost 500 riders and was becoming well known among bicyclers in the city--although city officials still hadn't registered its existence. A couple months after that people in other cities started noticing and began other Masses. Also in 1993, San Francisco police and Mayor Frank Jordan noticed us and struggled with how to deal with us. It took until June 1997, when Critical Mass was almost 5 years old, for the "new" mayor Willie Brown to make any special note of us: He proved he had no idea what we were about when he made comments that motivated the big July 1997 ride and police riot. "
-- by
Joel Pomerantz
Critical mass rides make it harder for cars and easier for bicyles which is cleaner for the enviroment.In some places in the world they get arrested for breaking "the law" .Watch THIS.


"Who are we and what are our aims?
We are not sure, opinions seem to differ. There are probably as many aims of CM as there are participants. Each individual comes there with his or her own idea of what it's about, and the sum of this makes up the Mass. We have no organisers and no planned routes."

I fell in love with idea and immediatley started to think if we apply it here in Egypt as we get arrested fro blocking traffic anyway!

Now You Can Forget