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I so badly want one !

This is quite inspiring, but what I really want to know is, how did Kristian Ulrich Larsen come up with the idea of this? The “creative” scrolling, the light painting, the navigation, everything! It’s gotta be something REALLY inspiring that brought up something THAT creative, rightyyy?

Really interesting and definitely super genuine!

More into it?

Civic Music is an Active Working Group at the GUC looking to nourish student talents and provide entertaining events, concerts and activities.

Our campus needs some shake-ups, don’t you think? And this is where Civic music comes into action!

It’s well-founded, well-established, and through it’s well-coordination civic music shall be the first GUC music organisation run by students, to entertain students!

Event 1 was a hit, for starters. Recruitment week was on, members are assigned and I’m quite sure Event 2 will carry on to a blast. The team is working on to give their full potentials and I’m positive they’ll pull it off!

So stay tuned for the Glamour night on campus 😉

as for what’s new…

Civic Euphoria show being hosted NOW by our own Gypsy Swaz! Current track playing called I Choose You produced by Swaz and Saiv! Tune in! And don’t forget to come by our booth this week for Staff recruitments!

So follow up on http://www.djacademyncairo.com/radio.html !

Updates on Facebook, are not to be missed !

The German University in Cairo invited Dr. Amr Hamzawy to give a lecture entitled “Next Steps In Egypt Transition after the Referendum”, presented by AYB (Alashanek Ya Balady) – one of the university’s Student associations. Before I go into the event details in particular, here are some brief points regarding Dr. Amr Hamzawy’s biography:

  • Amr Hamzawy is research director and senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research interests include the changing dynamics of political participation in the Arab world and the role of Islamist movements in Arab politics.
  • He is co-author, with Nathan J. Brown, of Between Religion and Politics, published in 2010, and the author of The Arab Future–Contemporary Debates on Democracy, Political Islam, and Resistance, published in 2010 (in Arabic).
  • Hamzawy serves on the Middle East Advisory Council of Human Rights Watch, and the boards of Crisis International and the Arab Council for Social Science. He regularly contributes articles in Arabic and English to various academic journals and writes a bi-monthly op-ed for the leading Arab daily al-Hayat.

2 45 pm: Students queued in front of the gates leading to the C1 building where the lecture was to be given. ID numbers were checked as the students who previously registered online to attend the event were allowed in. Brochures were distributed amongst students with brief points regarding what was going to take place throughout as they were being seated. We were also handed note cards to write down whatever questions we wanted to ask Dr. Hamzawy.

A while later, we were presented a short video as Dr. Hamzawy was present amongst us. Then, up the stage he was, giving us a lecture which I personally found to be precise, concise and definitely interesting!  Following the introductory chit-chat, Dr. Hamzawy started his talk through how we people compare the situation before and after the 25th on January and how we base our demands upon that in order to start up a democratic Egypt.

And in the process of achieving that, there are several points which needed to be tackled in order to maintain such a drastic transition. These points, were mainly the following:

  1. Setting up and most importantly, following a set of  Laws. Standard laws and penalties that need to be laid down and applied throughout which would definitely ensure a peaceful, fair rule.
  2. Attaining a balanced political life with no specific political party taking control and ruling over. This should be promoted through the checking and balancing between political authorities and control.  “the “Nazi” party was an example he presented.

“The referendum was indeed the first technical democratic practice for many” He added.

Needless to mention, he also referred to how important it is that people should be involved  and interested in the political life and without doing so, Egypt would slip back into what it was before the revolution.

3. Fair elections is a must, and that was to take place through 2 steps:

(I) Racism and discrimination  towards gender, religion and religious backgrounds should be avoided!  Certain parties promote such differences and that should not take place. Instead, mutual respect between Egyptians is the way for a better Egypt.

(II) A civic status should be maintained. Elections should not be a war between religious point of views. It should rather be a peaceful race of opinions which cannot be over-ruled by religious rights and wrongs and definitely not by the hierarchal military power, but by an elected party.   Dr. Hamzawy then clarified a point that that does not mean religion should be totally left out, but it could be the inspiration to the demanded standards. He followed his statement with several examples of how many different democratic parties follow such an aspect.

4. Democratic practice is not just a one time thing and there must be questioning and judgement from authorities. The parliament and the coming president should ensure clear operations to be followed and should not be given the chance to use the democratic rule against what it should be. “One man- one time- one vote”

Following a “Democratic Egypt”, comes the public involvement in re-building Egypt. All over the world, he mentioned, democracy was proven to give the best political parties that gave quality and righteousness amongst its people and that it’s now time for each and every individual to know their roles.  Through the example of Universities, he highlighted how what was going on might have had an effect in directing our minds towards nothing but politics and away from other essential points. Universities aim to bring us to becoming educated  “critical thinkers” and it’s not acceptable for politics to take over the educational process.

In brief, there are several more equally important  points and issues that need to be tackled other than just politics.

“There are almost 17 to 18 million citizens, almost more than 25% of the society who are illiterate!” he quoted.

Additionally, He referred to how essential it is to build a civic society that can actually make use of democracy through general discussions that does not only involve politics and the “constitution” but rather shifts out minds to more productive projects that are currently being set up and that we, as individuals, should read more into.

Lastly, as he was closing his very fruitful talk, Dr. Hamzawy referred to how those of us who were fortunate enough and were brought up in a more fortunate environment should pay particular attention to the linguistic terms they use that could differentiate between individuals of different standards.

” You don’t need to go anywhere under the heading of Awareness campaigns. All you need to do is open up discussions with those people, hear them… And direct the media to let their voices be heard as they speak up!”

That was the end of a very beneficial liberal talk. It was now time for open-discussions where students had the chance to ask him questions and had him clarify their doubts on many several aspects of the current situation.

 

 

 

 

Rony the Legend

Posted: September 30, 2010 in careers, delights, Emotions, photography, Randoms

And that’s one of my favourite kids in KG-1! He’s adorable in every possible way. It took me a while to “tame” him though 😛

Can alphabets get any easier??

So much for my curly-haired boy xx

I miss you, little monster! ❤

Yeah they did give me hell at times. They deafened my ears with their crying, ached my back as I carried them every now and end up with sore feet, but I love them! What can I do?

By the end of the day, I’d lay exhausted on bed, every thing is quite, yet I still hear their cries echo in my ears! haha That was the best thing I’ve done in so long.

Remember when I first talked about productivity and attaining a solid feeling of independence? Yeah a long time ago…Remember when I first felt a surge of positiveness in myself and wanted to share that weird happiness with the world? Remember the usefulness I longed for just to make myself satisfied with my own being?

Well, this last week, I’ve had all that materialized… and more. I’ve got a job- A Kindergarten assistant !

Yes, very tiring, demanding and challenging especially for a person like me who has no previos history of dealing with babies for so long.

Remember the “Phobia” I mentioned earlier?? I’ve got over that too! I can now deal with them perfectly fine.

The fact that I’m employed offered me the independence I’ve wanted. The fact that I’m not wasting my time doing nothing but rather teaching (actually help teaching) 24 children of ages ranging between 2 to 4 years has given me the usefullness I craved. And the fact that I’m surrounded by beautifully innocent children and doing something I enjoy, something I love, has given me the sheer happiness I’ve solely wanted!

… And the fact that I’ve fullfilled these goals gives me ecstacy!

Remember these previously lost, demeaned potentials? Well, they’re no longer suppressed, they’re devoted into goodness, into positiveness that I can see as the outcome reveals itself on me and everyone around me.

I’ve found something more useful to dedicate my love to, to shower my love on! And the dreams I’ve always had for a better world can now start stepping it’s very first steps into becoming reality. I’ve got 24 children to raise into powerfull individuals and that involves attitude and propper mental foundation.

I’m being attached to these little ones more and more everyday. They’re beautiful in all measures!

There are loads of people out there who’re pretty good writers but has never attempted to maintain a blog. Some might only stick to private diaries, yet other might neither keep a journal nor go for blogging.

Lazy? Busy? Only write an entry every now and then?  Possible.

And that’s sad, because they’ve got both the skills that they need to only train in order to progress, and the essential creativity to come up with genuine ideas!

Why not give them a hand??

So here’s another thing I’d like to introduce to my R-premises – The Newbies page.

This is to the non-blogging-friends of mine who’d like to share stuff with us too. You’re more than welcomed!

Who knows? You might end up changing your minds and become bloggers yourselves 😉

Stay tuned! More is yet to come, more is yet to be shared 😀

Today we graduated. We’ve officially bid ‘Highschool’ our farewells. Off we go. The ceremony was fabulous. By the time parents had taken their seats, music was on and we were already walking into the hall. It was a symphony. A beautiful one! Cameras were everywhere, flashlights were like shooting stars! Every parent wanted to capture a memory. And they definitely did.

As we walked over our school’s red carpet, I felt weirdly proud. Maybe because I’ve come this far to the edge of success. I believe everyone felt the same. We couldn’t stop smiling. And as we walked a distance ahead, I could see my teachers smiling back as they watched their fruits ripen! Happiness filled every corner of the hall.

There was the stage. It was getting closer, and I soon found myself up on it’s floor. I could see mum! I could see everyone! The way I felt couldn’t be expressed as “ecstacy”. It was more than just that. I was surrounded by people I love, and who love me back. Mum, friends and teachers. The same cameras that followed us up, kept staring at us as we crowded the stage and as we decended it’s stairs.

(Credits to our awesome photographer, Sara Zaki )

We had our seats and It was now time for the principals word. Once she was done, it was time for OUR word, our speech! Two of my friends and I were asked to come forward as our names were called. There we were. Infront of the too many parents. What’s weird is that, by the time it was my turn to speak out I wasn’t scared. The idea of it was worring me yesterday night. But then, it was more like this provoking mixture of happiness and excitment overcame my fear. It slowly wiped it out and took over.  Worry was so trivial to unveil itself. It slowly kept deteriorating…

We soon exchanged places, and it was me with the microphone in hand. The smile was still on. It was stretching wide. Very wide. I was where I belong. Where I’ve always loved- on stage. I automatically started my speech, which went like:

Today, we stand before you, not as highschool students anymore but as graduates who are ready to take off for a great responsibility that is yet to come. A whole new life awaits us, and life starts now!

We were surrounded by mothers who weren’t only professional, but caring and passionate. We were surrounded by sibilings, sisters and brothers. We were a family. and together, we made memories!

A very strong family of a principal, coordinators, supervisors, teachers and students that together built an unbreakable bond of affection and support. Hand in hand we grew stronger and hand in hand we faced off endless challenges.
 

Looking back at these years, we laugh. our box of memories is loaded with happiness.

Is this the end? Definitely not! It’s only the beginning. This is where we take off. It indeed was our second home it shall be forever…

The view was magnificent! Having audience actually listening to what I was saying made me feel good enough!

Apllause. Then my friend carried on from here.

Today was awesome in all measures. It was a classic that I can never forget. Today marked both the end of an era, and the start of a new one.  Today was happy. And I absolutely loved each and every single minute of it ❤