Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mexico-Egypt ...weather differences



While here in Egypt we have a very nice and warm weather with 23' C, my family in Mexico are having 9.4 C, and yesterday they had sleet.
the city is in the border between USA and Mexico and from there you can see the Franklin mountain that yesterday look like this:


this mountain is actually in El Paso,USA but Juarez city and El paso city are called "Sister Cities", many citizens from Juarez cross every day to El Paso either for shopping or to work, the two cities are divided by the Rio Bravo; this is the International bridge, under it is the River.


It's kinda funny before yesterday we have rain here and you should have seen all the Egyptians wearing now sweaters and jackets, and maybe here we have those 9.4 C like in Mexico and they say is tooooo cold, for me Egypt is just great in weather, where I come from is really extreme , too hot in summer and tooooooo cold in winter.

It's in Chinese!! 它在中國



Ok let me explain....in Mexico when you don't understand something, anything doesn't matter what from a math problem to a kids puzzle, you say It's om Chinese!....why???, I don't know maybe because the chinese languaje is one of the most difficult to learn or understand.

The point is that, one of the most popular blogs in the planet It's in Chinese!!, or I should say it was in 2006 the Chinese actress and director Xu Jinglei, according with "Technorati" with more than 50 million clicks it tops the weblog search engine billboard.

She begun her blog that year in october and it only took 112 days to break domestic records with more than 10 million visits. Since then, she has updated her blog every other day. But if she feels in a very good mood she sometimes posts two or three articles in a day. Sensitive articles with her musings about life have made this beautiful young director even more thoughtful and talented, and drawn legions of fans.
So, let's take her example and let's do it!!, post, post, post....something I've learned is that the comments do not always mean that your blog is successful or not, doesn't matter if you are not recived. keep going you can add a visitor counter instead.




Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Girly taxi in mexico!



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Lidia Hernandez, 40, drives her pink taxi in the city of Puebla, Mexico Friday Oct. 16, 2009.


Subhan allah!!, i had thought that my computer was compleaty dead again when today inside me I feel it will work if i turn it on, and yessss!, subhan allha it works, I really don't know what is going on with it but some days before, after fixing it, it stopped working but today it works again, which is good because I just read about the pink taxis in Mexico, they are taking the example of Moscow and Dubai.


Paint taxis pink, equip them with a beauty kit and put a woman behind the wheel.

Catering to female passengers sick of being ogled by lecherous cabbies, the Mexican city of Puebla has launched a fleet of 35 pink cabs driven by women solely for women passengers.

"They won't have that feeling of insecurity, and they feel more relaxed."

The compact, four-door Chevrolet cabs are equipped with a tracking device and an alarm button connected to emergency services.

pink taxis in Puebla,Mex.
The drivers of this taxis are clean and uniformed with a pink blousa, and You will not have to smell the dirty taxi driver like in the normal taxies and women can feel more secure and off course no sexual harassment, that is great!, this are only for women a kids, no man allowed.
This is a very good idea no doubt of it, maybe we should have this pink taxis here in Egypt,too.



Friday, October 23, 2009

Beirut "The capital of plastic surgery, in the Middle-East"


sure some of you have seen the TV show "Oyoun Beirut"
it caught my attention the hostess, especially Grace Baaklini
...which plastic surgeries are more than obvious, we know that Lebanese women are undeniably amongst the most beautiful and glamorous women on the planet but doesn't she saw how Michael Jackson looked after all that surgeries?





and what about this other with also plastic surgeries plus anorexic hoss from the same program her name is Lilian Al naasi.






Lebanese women seem to get pickier with time and one surgery appears to be far than enough. Women are becoming more and more obsessed with their physical appearance.



According to industry experts, 1.5 million plastic surgeries are performed annually in Lebanon in addition to 10 million non-surgical operations such as Botox and collagene fillings,some women start off with a nose job, which is the most popular surgery, then end up with a face-lift, breast implants and a liposuction. A tiny nose, big cheeks, perfectly shaped breasts and sexy lips have become the typical facial features of most Lebanese ladies. Some don't hesitate to go for complete makeovers.

The banks now help the Lebanese to fulfill their ideal of beauty with the launched of credits for plastic surgery.

The cosmetic surgery in Lebanon can cost four times less than in the U.S. and Europe. The reason is that costs have not increased over the past 17 years, according to medical sources.

It seem that plastic surgery has now become routine care in this country so fond of beauty and aesthetic perfection.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One in four people worldwide is Muslim, says study

"According with US Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life the World Muslim population estimated to be 1.57 billion"


Islam may be most closely associated with the Middle East, where it emerged in Arabia in the seventh century, but today the region is home to only one in five of the world's Muslims, according to a study of the religion's global distribution.

The world's Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly one in four people practise Islam, according to the US Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which published the survey. This compares to 2.25 billion Christians.


The top five Muslim countries in the world include only one in the Middle East ‑ Egypt ‑ behind Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, in that order. Russia, the survey shows, has more Muslims than the populations of Libya and Jordan combined. Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon. China has a bigger Muslim population than Syria.
The work, the largest of its kind, was the result of three years of research examining data from 232 countries and territories.


The portrait it provides of Islam's distribution could have a profound influence on public policy in the west, and on attempts by the US, British and other governments to reach out to Muslims.
Extrapolating the figures from the survey, the Islam that is largely practised around the world, particularly in large swaths of Asia, is more moderate and integrated than its stereotypical characterisation as an often militant and intolerant faith.

Map: Distribution of Muslim Population by Country and Territory
Only countries with more than 1 million Muslims are shown



The reality, as described by Mapping the Global Muslim Population, is that two out of three Muslims are Asians, while the 38 million Muslims in Europe, if treated as a separate group, would be the ninth largest in the world, behind Turkey, with a population of 71 million, and ahead of Algeria, with 34 million.



Pew Forum, in consultation with nearly 50 demographers and social scientists at universities and research centres around the world, analysed about 1,500 sources, including census reports, demographic studies and general population surveys, to arrive at their figures.
The research is the first step in projecting growth trends in the world's Muslim population, and a similar survey is planned by the Pew Forum on the distribution of Christians.


"This whole idea that Muslims are Arabs and Arabs are Muslims is really just obliterated by this report," said Amaney Jamal, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University.
"There are these countries that we don't think of as Muslim at all, and yet they have very sizeable numbers of Muslims," said Alan Cooperman, associate director of research for the Pew Forum, naming India, Russia and China.


Islam had a huge geographic reach ‑ from the Atlantic coast to central Asia ‑ within a century of the prophet Muhammad's death, but until now its modern global profile was based on rough estimates.


The Pew Forum study depicts the world's second largest religion as complex and nuanced, challenging the notion that its trajectory is defined by a minority of Islamists.


Significantly, one in five of Muslims now lives in a country where they are represented as a religious minority, with three-quarters of that number concentrated in five countries: India (161 million), Ethiopia (28 million), China (22 million), Russia (16 million) and Tanzania (13 million).
The survey also attempted to quantify the relative sizes of the two main branches of Islam - Sunni and Shia - but came up against the difficulty that many national demographers did not distinguish between the two. It ended up suggesting that Shias, concentrated largely in four countries including Iran and Pakistan, probably made up between 10 and 13% of Muslims.
Brian Grim, one of the researchers, said: "We started on this work because the estimates for the number of the world's Muslims ranged so widely, from 1 billion to 1.8 billion. For people who do this kind of work, perhaps the figures are not surprising but there are a lot of highly educated people who do not know that one in four are Muslim."


Grim believes that the methodical demographic nature of the survey, identifying each Muslim population, may help to challenge preconceptions and prejudices about Islam. For Grim, one of the most surprising figures to emerge was just how many of the world's Islamic population is living as a minority.


Maha Azzam, an associate fellow of Chatham House and an expert on Islam, said : "I think the survey is excellent and does help with the understanding of Islam. It is still associated for too many people with politics and conflict ‑ issues such as Palestine and Iraq and more recently Afghanistan and Pakistan. What it shows is that Islam exists in many countries but crucially across many different cultures ‑ some where it is tolerated and some where it is not.


"The sheer scale of the world's Muslim population and its spread should encourage people to ask more questions about why so many people are Muslims and what they really believe. It shows there are Muslims in societies and areas that people don't immediately think of. But there are still many people who assume the majority of Muslims are Arabs."


She cautioned, however, saying: "I feel that any report can be alarmist in the minds of some people. They see the numbers and see how many there are of 'them'. It depends on the reader."

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