Monday, May 19, 2008

A Night at the Hospital

My poor hubby had another attack of kidney stones. When he finally couldn't take the pain and actually went to the ER (no Clooney to my disappointment), they decided to admit him since the tests showed that he had something like 28 stones, of different sizes & shapes.

I went to visit him during the evening visiting hours and found that he shared a double room with an elderly guy. I'll nick name him Abdullah. Abdullah had the door bed, so to go to my husband's side of the room, I had to pass by Abdullah and his six or seven visitors who filled his side of the room.

Seeing that the women cover their faces and that the men were all bearded, I thought the suitable salute would be "Assalam 3alaikom". Wrong move. All what I got back was "Wa 3alikom...". By then, they all had time to look at me walking into the room, and impressively, they all stopped short of completing their reply and had the same expression on their faces, even the women who only showed their eyes. Surprise and Shock. I guess they expected this salute to come from a covered woman, a doctor, or a nurse. I could tell they definitely did not expect it from a woman who not only did not cover her hair, but also wore sweatpants and a T-shirt (I walked to the hospital so I thought I should wear something comfortable)

When I walked on to my hubby's side of the room, I could hear a well orchestrated sigh of relief (the highest came from Abdullah himself) since they then realized that I did not come to visit Abdullah. I bent to kiss my husband's forehead, but then stopped and looked across to make sure the curtain protected us from any curious eyes. I then looked around to find a chair, but discovered that Abdullah's visitors had hijacked all the chairs in the room.

I was tempted to go over to their side and ask for a chair, but decided to avoid a confrontation and sat at the foot of the bed, which was extremely uncomfortable, specially with the my bad back. I tried to have a conversation with my husband who looked exhausted, but the noise from Abdullah's side of the room made any civil volume-level conversation impossible.

My husband asked me to turn on the TV. I got up and was barely able to reach the power switch to do so. Unfortunately, I was not able to change the channel since the channels buttons were higher up. And guess what? The remote control was with Abdullah!!! Even if we had asked for the remote, it would have been useless since here was no way we could have heard anything anyways.

Don't know if this was normal, or if the Abdullah clan wanted to test our tolerance, since every two minutes, a member of the clan would come to the small sink in our half of the room to wash some coffee cups. I was just about to explode when my husband suggested that we go for a walk. Again, I am not sure if my dear hubby really wanted to go for a walk, wanted to avoid an inevitable confrontation with the Abdullah clan, or if he just wanted to MOON them.

Whatever his reason was, hubby, the IV stand with the solution connected to his veins, & I left the room for the Abdullah clan. We found comfortable bench in an outdoor courtyard and stayed there until the end of visiting hours. Actually we stayed a bit longer to make sure Abdullah's visitors are all gone. Reaching the room, I thought that there were only three possibilities.
  1. The visitors are still be there (bummer)
  2. The visitors are gone (good)
  3. Abdullah was discharged and sent home (al hamd l Allah)
Unfortunately, I was not prepared for the forth possibility: The visitors were gone, Abdullah was in his bed, AND another patient was in my husband's bed!!!!!

My husband must have seen the expression on my face so he asked to let him handle this. He walked calmly to the guy sitting in his bed. I will call him bed-thief.

Hubby:"Marhab ya abouya, looks like you are in the wrong room"
Bed-theif:"No this IS MY bed"
Hubby:" But I have been here all day and my stuff....." he discovers that his stuff is gone, so he leaves the room and goes to the nurses' desk.
Hubby:" I am XXXX from room xxxx. Did you move me to a different room?"
Nurse:" No DR.XXXX, we did not"
Hubby:"There is a patient sitting in my bed and all my personal belongings are gone"
Nurse:"Oh my!! Please come with me"
Nurse:"Excuse me, what are you doing in this bed???"
Bed Thief:"Well Abdullah told me to ...."
Adbullah:"This is my friend. I want him to be my roommate!!"
Nurse:"This is a hospital and not a coffee shop. You cannot just move people around." to the bed-thief: "get out of this bed and back to your room. And by the way, were are all the doctors belonging?"
Bed-theif:"In my old room, he can stay there"
Hubby to the nurse:"Listen, I have no problem moving to the other room. I am tired and just wanna rest."
Nurse:"No doctor. This is not possible. Bed assignments are based on the case. This guy is not even from the surgical ward. I cannot switch your beds." to the bed-thief:"I will go collect Dr.XXX stuff from your room and by the time I get back I don't want to find you here."
Hubby:"Sorry ya abouya, we cannot switch rooms. Please get off my bed cause I need to rest."
My husband & I sit in the now empty chairs waiting for bed-thief to leave.
Abdullah:"This nurse is just being nasty. I don't see why he cannot switch your beds. When he brings your stuff, we'll tell him that we will do as he says, but then just leave my friend here and you go sleep in his bed."
Hubby:"Are you serious??"
Adbullah:"Yes, why not?"
Hubby:"How about the vital signs check they do every two hours??"
Abdullah:"You both look healthy to me. They won't know the difference."
Hubby:"How about the medication?"
Abdullah:"Don't swollow it and tomorrow swap medications with my friend."
Hubby:"How about if they decide that I undergo the operation tomorrow morning, and they take your friend to the OR instead of me?"
Hearing that, bed-thief jumps from the bed and says:"No No Abdullah. Any thing but this. I will come sit with you all day long, but I will not switch beds with the doctor here. Good night."
Adbullah laughing:"Oh my, never thought about that. Excuse me doctor, I just wanted his company"
Nurse walking in with hubby's stuff:"Did he leave?? Al hamd l Allah. How did you convince him to go. I was coming back expecting him to put up a fight. Oh well, I forgot that you are a psychiatrist. You must have hypnotized him. ha ha"
Hubby:"Not really, but close."
Nurse:"Well done. I will send you someone to change the bed sheets right away. And Abdullah, please no more funny stuff"
Abdullah:"Sure. And now that I found out that my roommate is a psychiatrist, I would have sent my friend away myself. I think I will enjoy the rest of my stay with Dr.XXX."
Moi to hubby :"I don't know how you do it. But anyways, take care, and enjoy your conversation with your new friend Abdullah. Good night."
Hubyy:"Good night."
Abdullah:"Good night and don't worry, I'll take good care of him".

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Free Speech Unlimited

I stumbled into the blog:
Free Speech Unlimited.
Here is an excerpt of its inaugural post:

"The media's ability to report the facts on the ground in Palestine and Israel is becoming increasingly stifled by right-wing lobbyists. Anyone brave or honest enough to report on the subject is tarred with accusations of anti-semitism. Newspapers are swamped with complaints in a bid to scare them away from difficult subjects.

This intimidation of the media has been going on for years and has met with varying degrees of success. Some newspapers now censor their commentators while television channels steer well clear of the majority of Palestinian news items.

But as the situation on the ground worsens every day positive action must be taken. We are launching Free Speech Unlimited to counter that intimidation and to support the accurate reporting and analysis of facts. We need to mobilize consistent support for fair and open journalism. We need to counter those who abuse their right to free speech to silence others."

The blog has links to two interesting articles by Ian Jack, one of the seventeen authors who attended the Palestine Festival of Literature, published yesterday in the Guardian. Read it to find more about the image of those machine-gun jogging settlers. Also posted is an article by Johann Hari published in The Independent on May 8.

I will be checking this blog out regularly. I hope you do too.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

60 Years Later

“We came and turned the native Arabs into tragic refugees. And still we dare to slander and malign them, to besmirch their name. Instead of being deeply ashamed of what we did and trying to undo some of the evil we committed … we justify our terrible acts and even attempt to glorify them.”

– Nathan Chofshi; cited in The Other Exodus by Erskine Childers.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Nonsense Interview

Interview of GWB by Mona Shazli, Dream TV, Egypt

Q Mr. President, it's not an easy thing to interview the President of the most powerful state in the world. However, what is more difficult is to size down your questions to fit in the minutes.
GWB: (Laughter.)
Q Yes. My first question is, people in Egypt, sometimes they get confused -- on the one hand, they hear the U.S. statements, speeches that stress on the long-lasting relationships with Egypt, the strategic importance of Egypt to the U.S. and to the Middle East, Egypt as the major player in the peace process. On the other hand, they could see indications that contradicts with this -- U.S. depending on other parties in the region, your snatching visit to Sharm el Sheikh last January, the partial cutting of the U.S. aid. How would you comment on that?
GWB: I would comment this, that from my perspective, the Egyptian-U.S. relationship is a very important part of our Middle Eastern foreign policy, for these reasons: one, Egypt has got a proud history and a great tradition, and a lot of people look to Egypt for help. Now, the United States can't solve a lot of problems on our own; has to have allies be a part of it. And so on the Palestinian issue, for example, Egypt can be very constructive, and has been constructive and helpful. Egypt has got a society that honors diversity and gives people a chance to realize their talents, like you. You're a very smart, capable, professional woman who has showed the rest of the Middle East what's possible in the Middle East. And Egypt has been on the forefront of modernization. Egypt is strategically located. And so our relationship is strong and good. We've had our differences, on elections, for example. But nevertheless, to answer your question, I would say the relationship is very solid and very important.
Q Then how would you perceive the state of democracy in Egypt?
GWB: I would say fits and starts; good news and bad news. In other words, there's been some moments where it looked like Egypt was going to continue to lead the Middle East on the democracy movement, and there's been some setbacks. But I guess that just reflects the nature of the administration and their -- on the one hand, their desire for democracy, on the other hand, their concerns about different movements. My view is, is that democracy is a powerful engine for reform and change, and leads to peace.
Q But the public opinion, sometimes they perceive the U.S. criticism to the development of democracy in Egypt as an unacceptable intervention in the internal affairs.
GWB: Yes, I can understand that. Look, nobody wants the big influential guy to come from the outside and tell them what to do. I'm sensitive to that. On the other hand, I do believe it's important for a leader in a country to adhere to certain values, universal values. I think the idea of giving people a chance to vote and a chance to participate freely in society is a universal value. I try to balance, on the one hand, my beliefs, and on the other hand, a friendship with the government and friendship with President Mubarak.
Q It's a matter of hours, and you will be in Tel Aviv, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. This celebration might be perceived by Palestinians and Arabs like -- it is criticized, because it's ignoring the flip side, which is the 60 years of agony, pain and struggle in the area, in the region. What would you tell Palestinians and Arab concerning this?
GWB: Well, I am going to talk to the Palestinians face to face when I come to Sharm, Sharm el Sheikh. And I will say that there's been 60 years of struggling on both sides, and it's time that the struggle has got to end. And now is the time for the development of a Palestinian state that has got defined borders, that doesn't look like Swiss cheese; in other words, it's contiguous territory, where the refugee issue is dealt with. And that's what my message is, is that I'm going to -- I fully recognize the agony and pain that have been lived by everybody in the region, and that here's one way forward. And it's a -- we will continue to work, and hopefully by the end of my presidency, we'll get the definition of a state. And so I'll talk to President Mubarak about how we can work together.
Q Is this -- some people would consider this as getting the ceiling lower and lower. Before you said this -- your administration will witness the condition of the Palestinian state. Now we are talking about only the definition of the state.
GWB No, no, it's always been the definition, because I always said that the state won't come into being until certain obligations are met through the road map. And so the whole purpose was to define -- it's a semantical difference, but I really haven't changed my position.
Q Former President Jimmy Carter was in Cairo weeks ago, and he was really trying to tell how he was seeing things. He said with a simple comparison between the victims from the Israeli side and the Palestinian side, you can see who is suffering more.
GWB: Well, everybody has got their opinions. I just happen to believe that I'm in a position to help move the definition of a state, which will help solve the problem in the long run. I'm the first President ever to have articulated a two-state solution, two states living side by side in peace. And my only thing I want to tell your listeners is that I'm going to drive hard, along with Secretary Rice and other people in my administration, to see if we can't get the Palestinians and Israelis to agree on what that state will look like.
Q Mr. President, do you still believe that who is not with us is against us?
GWB: Yes, yes. In the war on terror I do. When you kill innocent people to achieve political objectives, I think they're against civilized people. We've witnessed this kind of ideological --
Q But minutes ago you said we have differences, we have --
GWB: Of course we have differences --
Q -- it's normal to have differences --
GWB: It is, but killing people to achieve political objectives -- it's one thing to have differences of opinion, it's another thing to have differences of action. And my comments about that -- the line you just quoted was in the context of dealing with these extremists, like al Qaeda, or Hamas, who just murder innocent people. And, yes, I still feel very strongly about that. Most people don't believe in using murder as a political tool. Most people want to live in peace, and so do I.
Q I have only a chance for one question.
Q You will be in the region very soon -- Israel, Saudi Arabia, then Egypt. The question is, maybe there are 250 million Arabs who think that President Bush has added to their suffering and problems during his administration. How would you adjudicate this?
GWB: I would just ask them to wait for history to answer the question. There's an advent of a young democracy in Iraq. Ask those people what it's like to live under a freer society, rather than the thumb of a tyrant or a dictator; or the people that we're trying to help in Lebanon by getting the Syrians out through a U.N. Security Council resolution; or the Palestinians who -- for whom I've articulated a state. In other words, I understand people's opinions. All I ask is that when history is finally recorded, judge whether or not I've been a contributor to peace or not.
Q Do you think history will be in your side?
GWB: I think history will say George Bush clearly saw the threats that keep the Middle East in turmoil, and was willing to do something about it, was willing to lead, and had this great faith in the capacity of democracies and great faith in the capacity of people to decide the fate of their countries; and that the democracy movement gained impetus and gained movement in the Middle East. Yeah, I think people will say, he had a difficult set of circumstances to deal with, and he dealt with them, with a sense of idealism.
Q And Mr. President, thank you for this interview.
GWB: Yes, thanks for coming.
END 11:50 A.M. EDT
White House Press Office

I rest my case.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Playwright Jim Sherman wrote this after Hu Jintao was named chief of the Communist Party in China.

(We take you now to the Oval Office.)
George: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?
Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.
George: Great. Lay it on me.
Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.
George: That's what I want to know.
Condi: That's what I'm telling you.
George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?
Condi: Yes.
George: I mean the fellow's name.
Condi: Hu.
George: The guy in China.
Condi: Hu.
George: The new leader of China.
Condi: Hu.
George: The Chinaman!
Condi: Hu is leading China.
George: Now whaddya' asking me for?
Condi: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.
George: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?
Condi: That's the man's name.
George: That's who's name?
Condi: Yes.
George: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.
Condi: That's correct.
George: Then who is in China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir is in China?
Condi: No, sir.
George: Then who is?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir?
Condi: No, sir.
George: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of China. Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.
Condi: Kofi?
George: No, thanks.
Condi: You want Kofi?
George: No.
Condi: You don't want Kofi.
George: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.
Condi: Kofi?
George: Milk! Will you please make the call?
Condi: And call who?
George: Who is the guy at the U.N?
Condi: Hu is the guy in China.
George: Will you stay out of China?!
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.
Condi: Kofi.
George: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.
(Condi picks up the phone.)
Condi: Rice, here.
George: Rice? Good idea. And a couple of egg rolls, too. Maybe we should send some to the guy in China. And the Middle East. Can you get Chinese food in the Middle East?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day (one more time)

I guess feeling guilty for not 3abaring me on Egypt's Mother's Day, I received this poem from my Mo on North America's Mother's Day (second Sunday in May).

Thank YOU Mo. Ma2boola minak. Walahi I loved it. You will always be my favorite monkey. (I think I liked you better when you were osayar w oz3a - as in the picture- mish taweel w ........ Sorry )

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there. And enjoy the poem.

Thank you for…

Living through the nine months it took to make me,
And the gentle voice you use when you wake me.
Giving me everything you ever had and more,
Watching me play sports and cheering when I'd score.
Knowing when I was feeling sad and reinforcing me,
Teaching me to fear God without forcing me.
Being a perfect mother figure who I admired,
Cooking me the greatest meals even when tired.
Showing me that in a messy home nothing would get done,
Actually…maybe you went a bit overboard on that one!
Helping me with homework when I'd come and cry to you,
And knowing way more about computers than I do.
Teaching me politeness and manners was a big plus,
And you instilled in me a lifelong pride in Musr.
Your amazing talents in writing and storytelling,
Managing to raise three great kids without ever yelling.
Telling me that I could become whatever I believed in,
From a banker, to an actor, to a comedian.
Marrying a man who is your perfect other half,
Who taught me how to joke and make others laugh.
I'll never love someone as much as 7dritik,
And I promise you that I'll always be Mo-itik

Saturday, May 10, 2008

No More Prank Calls!!!

Egypt has asked mobile phone companies to block service to anonymous subscribers as a public security measure, and at least two firms have begun efforts to comply, Egyptian officials and mobile firms said on Monday.
The move comes as Egypt tries to combat a wave of public discontent over rising prices and low wages that have sparked a series of labor and anti-government strikes, organized largely by mobile phone and over the Internet.
The move is expected to affect several hundred thousand customers who did not register their names and addresses when they acquired phone lines -- still a small portion of overall subscribers in the most populous Arab country.
"Everyone who uses the telephone must be known," Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid told a news conference, adding that the move was needed for "public security".
Cairo-based political analyst Elijah Zarwan said there were "legitimate security reasons" for the move by telecoms regulators but expressed skepticism over the timing.
"The timing raises eyebrows because it coincided with the calls for a strike," Zarwan said. "I think it is worrisome."
"In the last strike, the organizers took out new cell phones just for the occasion and were very, very careful of talking on their own phones with the assumption that their phones were already tapped," he said, referring to an April 6 action. From Reuters

Does that mean no more prank calls to the next president?? Bummer!!! No it's not what you think, I just wanted to tell him "Alo, Baba Fain??"

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Palestine Festival of Literature

Roddy Doyle, Esther Freud, David Hare and Ahdaf Soueif will this week launch the first international literary festival in the occupied Palestinian territories. Seventeen Irish, British, American, Indian and Arab authors will visit four West Bank cities for the inaugural Palestinian Festival of Literature, subtitled: "The power of culture and the culture of power."

Soueif, one of the festival's organizers, said they had invited "authors who we really liked, and who showed a concern for the world in general".

Others taking part include the Scottish writer Andrew O'Hagan and Indian writer Pankaj Mishra, as well as the British-Sudanese writer Jamal Mahjoub, and the American-Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad. They will work with Palestinian writers at events in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Jenin and Bethlehem. From the Guardian.

To learn more, visit the Festival site @

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I believe in sportsmanship (or is it sportswomanship), so I do enjoy & salute any skillful move by any player even if he was on the opposing team. Accordingly, I am extremely impressed by the skills and teamwork of the ruler & government of an unnamed country. Here is a slow motion replay:
  1. The people of that country were unhappy with their government because of the rising food prices and the extremely low wages. The workers repeatedly go on strike, and the latest strike was followed by violent demonstrations and wide arrests.
  2. A FaceBook group of 74,000 members calls for a new strike on the birthday of this country's president.
  3. Three days before his birthday and the planned strike, the president of the country declares a 30% salary increase for all government employees.
  4. The people celebrate and the strike finds no public support.
  5. The VERY NEXT DAY, the government raises taxes, fuel, & natural gas prices by 40-50%.
Bravo. Walahi 7elwa.

Wanna see that one more time??

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I Hate Spring!!!

Spring is a big deal in Egypt. Egypt's oldest and most widely celebrated feast is Sham el Naseem or the Spring Festival. It is celebrated by all Egyptians, Muslims and Christians. The Egyptian families go out to gardens and national parks since the early morning, and eat special food to celebrate this day. As I grew up, I remember that two of Egypt's top singers (AbdelHalim Hafez & Fareed elAtrash) used to have huge Spring concerts. Nowadays, TV & Radio stations play Soad Hosni's elDonia Rabee3 at least 16 times a day to mark the occasion.

In spite of claiming to be Egyptian, very much Egyptian, and nothing but Egyptian, I regret to say that: "I HATE SPRING". And, I believe that I do have a strongly justification for this feeling.

In spring, Egypt is attacked by merciless waves of sand storms. So whenever I think of Spring, I don't envision the flowers in the top image, I only see the sand and dust in the second one. This might not sound like a terrible thing to most people, but for someone who suffers from OCD, seeing reddish sand and dust cover everything from roads and buildings to cars and trees is torture. The last of those storms are never followed by rain, so my torture extends until the following winter. What really kills me, is when we get light sporadic rain that does not sweep away and clean, but rather makes matters even worse by turning the sand and dust into mud. I'm depressed already just talking about all this.

So until those d... sand storms stop attacking me in the Spring, or at least until heavy showers after each sand storm become mandatory, I will continue to hate spring.

p.s. At the risk of sounding too demanding, it would be nice if Fesseekh was banned and coloring eggs is only permitted for new genetically modified boiled eggs that don't turn blue on the inside. That's it (for now).

Sunday, May 4, 2008

مافيش حاجة

مافيش حاجة

مانيش عايز خلاص حاجة

ولا محتاج أنا لحاجة

ولو عايز صحيح حاجة مخليتوليش ولا حاجة

عموماً بصوا فيه حاجة ...هقولها بس محتاج لعقول تفهم.. ولو حاجة

مهيش مفهومة او حاجة ....نفسرها بكام حاجة

نوضحها بكام حاجة وأهى حاجة مع حاجة هتظهر وتبان لنا حاجة

وانا ما بخفش من حاجة مانيش مسنودة ولا حاجة

لكن ما بخفش من حاجة

لكن فرضاً لو هقول حاجة هيحصل إيه ؟ ولا حاجة

هيعملوا إية ؟ ولا حاجة

ولو بعد الشر .. بعد الشر لو واحد من القاعدين من السامعين من الضالين فِهِم حاجة

هَيعملوا إيه ؟ اكيد برضُه ولا حاجة

فنتوكل على الستار لوجه الله نقول حاجة

فيه ناس بتعيش علشان حاجة و ناس بتموت علشان حاجة

و ناس بتموت على الحاجة

و ناس تديلك الحاجه وهى ليها محتاجه

و ناس تديلك الحاجه و تاخد قصادها ميت حاجه

و ناس تكبر تكون حاجه و ناس تصغر علشان حاجه

و ناس منظر ومش حاجة و تلقاه كبير حرس ونفير عليه منظر

وهو جبان وشيخ منصر ولا يبـنش عليه حاجة

كلامى يا خلق فيه حاجة .. لحد دلوقتى فيه حاجه

كلام عادى و بسيط جداً .. ولا فِهشِ ولا حاجة

ما انا ما أقدرش أقول حاجه صحيح نفسى أقول حاجه

وميت حاجه لكن مش قادرة اقول حاجة لأنى لو هقول حاجه

هييجى ناس بتوع حاجه وياخدونى ورا الحاجة

وهو لو سمع حاجه هيعملوهالى ميت حاجه

عموما ... بصو لو حد من القاعدين عايزنى أبلغه بحاجة يقول مايخفش من حاجة

نعم .. فيه إيه؟ ...لالأ مافيش سرقه ولا تهليب ولا تهريب ولا حاجة

وبتقول إيه...مصمصوا إيه.... وخصخصوا إيه....ده كله كلام مفيش حاجه

قضية إيه ..ياشيخ روح خلاص مافيش حاجه

حرامى إيه ... و لكح إيه ... و هرب إيه؟ شــفـافـيـه مافيش حاجة

وبتقول إيه .. لالآلأ عـــيب لافيه تدليس ولاترقيص ولا تدبيس ولا حاجه

سمع مع هوووس انا حاسس انه فيه حاجة

دقيقة سكات لَتبقى حداد انا حاسس انه فيه حاجه

زمنكوا ياخلق فيه حاجه ولازموا كام و ميت حاجه

ده لو يعنى إذا كان فيه حاجة

انا عن نفسى مش حاسس ولا بحاجة ولا متضايق و لا حاجة

سعادتك برضه مش زَيـىِ مافيش حاجة

أهـه بيقول مافيش حاجة جنابك برضه مش زَيـىِ وعلشان زَيـىِ مافيش حاجة

أهـه بيضحك بيقول مافيش حاجة

ما أنا قولتلكو من الأول مافيش حاجة

عليا النعمه يا اخوانّا مافيه حاجة

و رحمة ابويا ويّا أبوك على إللّى جابوك ما فيه حاجه

وعهد الله . وعهد الله. وعهد الله ما خللولنا ولا حاجه

بقولك إيه خـــلاص خلّص وفركش يلا اخوان

الشاعرة المصرية إيمان بكري

Friday, May 2, 2008

Kalam by Hala el Badry

"Prison is not just four walls, prison is when your words come back to you without connecting; it is when you can't communicate ideas, get enthused, or interact with others."

Hala el Badry - A Certain Woman.