Egypt: breaking boundaries

Originally posted on A year of reading the world:

This was another recommendation from Roger Allen, Professor Emeritus of Arabic & Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. His number-one tip for Egypt was Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz – and he should know as he met the great man several times and translated several of his books. However if I were looking for something other than work by the nation’s leading literary giant, he had several more suggestions up his sleeve from among the thousands of excellent Egyptian writers on the market today. Ain Shams University professor Radwa Ashour was one of these.

I thought about it for a while. On one hand, I was very tempted by Mahfouz: several visitors to this blog had written highly of his work and I was sure I’d be in for a treat with practically any of his books. On the other hand, though, I couldn’t help feeling that Mahfouz was a safe…

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Top 10 Iconic Audrey Hepburn Outfits


Beauty in simplicity…
Beauty in Elegance…
Audrey Hepburn

Originally posted on Classy & Fabulous:

It wasn’t easy but I was able to pick my top 10 Iconic outfits from the fabulous Audrey Hepburn. 

In Givenchy for Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In Givenchy for the Oscars

for Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In Givenchy for Sabrina

Iconic ascot dress from My Fair Lady

Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy in Funny Face

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face

In Givenchy Haute Couture

In her iconic flats, 1954

The Embassy Ball Gown, for My Fair Lady

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Traveling and Working do not mix

I do not know how people do it!

Work and travel in the same time!

When I travel somewhere I would love to get to see everything to do with that place, but how can you do that when you are supposed to work 8 hours a day (at least)?

And how are you supposed to do that when you have nothing but work on your mind?

I got to find another job, or a better way to time manage my time.

Or just to chillax….

I really need to relax.

5 days to go and nothing yet.

5 days to go and nothing yet.

5 days to go for Mother’s day and I did not get my mum a thing yet.

I have many ideas, and one of them seems to favorable by her, but I did not make a move to get it.


I hate the notion that I have to get someone a gift and it has to be something they like :S

Why can’t I just ask her what she wants? That way I make sure I get her something she likes, and she doesn’t have to pretend she likes it.