Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Arabs are Still Thinking ...

The Europeans created the EU, and the Arabs are thinking about Economical Integrations. Now the Africans are going to begin Economic Integration next Thursday, and the Arabs are still thinking about it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

World Cup: Please Don't Take it Seriously

It's now football time, and everybody out there is watching the World Cup nowadays. And you sure have your favourite teams, and other teams that you don't like much. Me too, I have some teams that I support, and some other teams that I support anyone who plays against them.

For the sake of suspense, I will mention the names of the teams that I support later on. But for now, let me states some characteristics that define a large group of football teams all over the world.

  1. Consistent teams with no ups and downs in their levels.
  2. Players are very fit, fast, strong, and never get tired.
  3. They know when to commit many fouls in the midfield to kill the game if needed.
  4. They are serious, and just play to win, and they don't just play for fun.
  5. Most of them have more titles than most of their rivals.

So, all teams with the above characteristics are just the kind of teams I hate the most. My favourite teams are just the opposite. Come on, why should I care about the number of titles or how fit the players in a team are. I watch a football matches to enjoy them. They are like a movies. Should we really care about a movie's budget or if it's a best seller or not to enjoy it!? Nah. We just enjoy them when they are good. Teams that make fouls in the midfield to kill the game, and rely on their players' strength and fitness rather than skills are just like bad movies with huge budgets and buzz words in their names.

And that's why I support Argentina, Uruguay, Ghana, Nigeria, Netherlands sometimes, Denmark, Sweden, and Italy. And that's why I never support the likes of Germany, Brazil, Korea, Japan, etc.


P.S. Not really sure which category Italy belongs to, but I just like them, that's it.

P.S. People may argue that the Brazilian team plays for fun too, and have skills, etc. This might have been true in the 50 or 80. But since I started to watch football - in the nineties - and they have many of the above characteristics. For sure they have skills, magnificent skills, but this isn't enough to make me support them.

P.S. If you are Egyptian, you sure have guessed by now that I am a Zamalek fan too, and support any team that plays against El Ahly.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Blogroll, The Spammers

In case you've been wondering, yes, I've removed the Blogroll widget off this blog. Those nasty guys are now altering the links there to take people to pages where the actual blog you want to visit is surrounded by annoying advertisements. This is really stupid. Fuck you Blogroll, and I will now try to find a better alternative to your bollocks spammy service.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Where does the "Aawra" start, and where does it end?

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public", Paulo Coelho

We usually blog about our own selves, friends, and relatives. But some other times we blog about our own society. This can either be in our own blogs, or by volunteering in other platforms such as Global Voices Online, were authors keep an eye wide open on what's going on in their own blogosphere, and some times they may even cover the blogospheres of countries they have never been to.

So, in such case, it's not only themselves who are getting naked, but it is a society as a whole. And this makes me wonder, should there be any limits on what we write. Should a novelist watch out what he writes, censor his own idea, and act like a baby sitter for his imaginations? Should bloggers be more positive and limit themselves to covering good matters only? But what is good, and what is bad? Isn't this some kind of hypocrisy? Aren't they gonna be liars and we should then call them clowns instead of bloggers?

Only a clown can draw a big smile on his sad face. Only an actor laughs when he is sad. And only a politician says what he doesn't believe in. And bloggers aren't supposed to be clowns, actors, or politicians. Or should they!?