crzy thoughts

* Alaska *

10:45 PM that's me 1 Comments

If some one ask you where would you like to go for Holy day ..........perhaps most of you will answer to a warm place maybe a beach, probably in Dubai(coz now is the fashion), but me; I will answer
A L A S K A!!
Really I miss the snow , the cold, the huge jackets that don't let you even move for the big that they are and the bots(I want a pair of buts).



Dior it's ok :)

one jacket is important!
I want to see the glaciers, the mountains,rivers,want to practice Kayaking(I did it once in Cancun,Mexico, and is very relaxing I love it!,I want to make a tour by Railway )the views are unbelievable.
Kayaking in Alaska

Alaska fun
pic from Here

A cozy cabin in the middle of the trees and the snow...

So romantic, isn't it?

The view is unbelievable

Pictures from Here
Alaska has an immense biodiversity and you are available to see the endemic wildlife.
Picture from here
Isn't it lovable?
I really want it, I can say this is one of my dreams, Buuuuuuttttttt.........
Probably my husband will die there, coz he is not used to cold weather...0ُ C and he is frozen...and my kids 1/2 Egyptians 1/2 Mexicans, probably they will can't stand the cold weather either :( , so for now this is just my Dream Vacations, who knows?...maybe one day ....:)
Islam

are we forced to wear veil???......I didn't know it hahaha

1:10 AM that's me 0 Comments

I'm right now lost in this forum and I just can say

Do not let the ignorance blind you... and open your heart to knowledge. (by that's me)

The guy asked
"To Muslims, these are my questions

1.Does Islam(as an ideology taught by Muhammad) can there be religious freedom within the constituents as one of the fundamental tenets of Human rights?

2.Why women in Islam are forced to wear veils(to cover their head or even whole body)? In a Muslim countries they are forced to but in a non-Islamic country, some Muslim women don't wear veils?What is the punishment if they don't abide by the Islamic Laws

3.In Islam, religion, social, politics are indivisible. Does it mean mullahs and government authorities holds the same power? I believe in the separation of religion and state because without it there is no true democracy in such a country. What is your stance between religion and a state? "

Some times we try to prove that our religion is the right and we don't search or listen others probably because we are afraid to discover that we are in a mistake and, as humans is difficult to accept it, but once you check and make a true study then you are free to choice whatever you want (may allah guide you to the right path) the worst thing we can do is close our mind to the knowledge.

Personally, when I was Catholic I was completely refused to one day change my religion.....Before even know my husband........I was sure that I will die as Catholic, but hamdullilah I found Islam and since then I have been reading more than never in my life...I read about other religions and every time I'm amused about how great is Islam


I really understand other who want to confront Islam...but as soon you start to know them more you realise is just the lack of knowledge what makes them some times fight against Islam
you can check this post about


crzy thoughts,

The Magazine Challenges

9:59 PM that's me 0 Comments

Here are some of the most challenges collages for me in this two issues of The SharePoint Magazine.


This are the original pictures that I used on this pages of


Twilight Special


The backgrounds created by me.


page 20 and 21 (twilight collage)


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Bridal Hijab


original picture from: shamsqatar.com


The SharePoint Magazine cover,Issue 2
It looks almost the same but believe me it's not!

I'm right now making the new issue of The SharePoint Magazine and every issue is different, I really don't have an order or system to do it, It just come by "inspiration" ( this word sounds good) and every time( in my very personal opinion) is different and better (my opinion, ok) because I'm not a professional writer or not even designer but I like to do it.....It's probably because since I was a teenager and like many other teenagers I'm a Magazines fan, but what I like more from the magazines are the Pictures that's what catch my attention, and in second place the information.



And because I'm not a professional photographer I don't even own a camera then I took all from Internet and make some changes, which could be a really challenge for me,without experience, or knowledge in advanced programs for editing, but I like the challenges believe me(I could made this blog in Spanish, that will be a piece of cake for me)

Beauty Tips,

Khaliji Makeup Vs Drag Queen make up

11:36 PM that's me 7 Comments

and the winner is..............................!







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All this make up makes women looks like a clown, where is the femininity?, the nature beauty, why do we have to use kilos and kilos of make up and abuse of the eyes shadows and eye liner?
I really don't know who is copping who? but drag queen do it to exaggerate the female features but women why they will want to do that?, Arab women has pretty eyes I think it is unnecessary.
crzy thoughts,

All rights reserved humm..........

8:01 PM that's me 2 Comments

What do you know about the phrase "All right reserved"?
Doesn't really boders you when you try to have a nice pic or text for whatever you want to do and suddenly you find this words "All rights reserved"....there you can apply the term WTF!
*What is the problem if you take that material and add the source from were you took it?, I mean in this way you are not stolen something, for me this is a way to promote the work made from other people.....am I wrong?

one of the biggest problems that I found when I'm doing The SharePoint MAGAZINE is this, So for me
if you want to take any picture that I have post here ...Do it!,
if you want to copy any text from this blog.Do it!
......but I'll just ask for the link to my blog, see? that's an easy thing to do.

I have wrote my post URL in some pics, I know and I'm sorry, coz now I don't like see the pics in other blogs all covered with the name or URL of that blog, that makes the pic looks bad and sure I will never back to that blog.........I mean what for?, unless that blog really have good stuff I will never do it.
If you want any pic from this blog and it has my URL you can ask me and I will send you the original pic with out it :)
Egypt

Egyptian whirling dervishes

2:55 AM that's me 3 Comments










People say that the secret of the dancer even with consistent whirls lies in his foot movement. The twirls are broken by the different foot movements which ensures that he does not loose his balance. I do not know whether it’s the footwork or the trance like devotion which keeps them straight on their feet, but whatever it is, its awe inspiring.


They twirled, they bent back, lay on the floor, toyed with each other, continuing to twirl the detached skirt. read more in manisha blog here
they spin around for 15-20minutes with out stop
2010/fashion

Harem pantaloons

2:59 AM that's me 0 Comments

These are a very controversial trousers; they are new in the western fashion scene, Originally they were used to describe the women’s quarters in a Muslim palace.

***the funny thing is ...when I was 12 years old I have one of those made by my mom and they were really fashion in that time hehe we did't know the true origin or the name but they were really nice and very conffortable....mine were like this but green olive.



They have, in essence, been an integral part of Japanese culture for centuries. The Samurai wore very wide pantaloon type trousers to give them greater agility in battle. Today, the same theory is applied to the Japanese construction worker who wears an updated version of the Samurai baggy trousers. The Tobi pants allow the wearer to bend, stretch and stride more easily- perfect for a builder.




You can also find them in Indian culture and as belly dancer custume.
girl in paris wearing harem pantaloons

2010/fashion,

Abaya Pantaloons-Hijab Fashion

8:18 PM that's me 0 Comments

For more peactures and styles of this Pantaloons download the second issue of The SharePoint Magazine or visit the post about Muslim Fashion






(SCARFA) Heliopolis:4 el horeya st. Tel.:24150045 Mohandessen:3 geziret el arab st.Tel.: 33385545
san stefano first floor no.124,Cairo,Egypt.


Mexico,

Mexican weadding cookies

12:45 AM that's me 0 Comments

sorry but one of my husband cousins had just married and they right now had sent his little sis to bring me this delicious cookies, I just want to cheer the recipe with you and I'm surprised to find them here in Egypt also, with a bit of difference but the Mexican are even more delicious :), this are used as wadding favour or as center table here the recipe and ideas of how to give them as favour.
Mexican Wedding Cookies

In today and yesterday’s Mexico, the bride and groom don’t typically have a traditional wedding cake like weddings in the United States. Instead they and their wedding guests are treated to a plate full of cookies known as Mexican wedding cakes. These are shaped like snowballs and they are flavored with pecans, which helps to give them a sandy color.

These are actually shortbread style cookies. They can be made with roasted pecans or rolled in powdered sugar.

There is actually a version of these rolled shortbread cookies made in almost every culture. They are also known as Pecan Sandies, Russian Tea Cakes or Swedish Tea cakes.
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Description:
So Light and Tender--These Cookies Will Literally Melt In Your Mouth!

Cooking Time: Bake 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups nuts, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups C&H Pure Cane Powdered Sugar

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. With electric mixer beat butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Combine flour, salt and nuts; stir into sugar mixture. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes until lightly browned. While hot, roll in powdered sugar. Cool on a rack then roll again in powdered sugar to coat.


Serving Size: Makes about 5 dozen
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and there is also the Orange flavour version


Ingredients / Directions:

1 cup softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup almonds, finely chopped
powdered sugar for decorating (optional but they really do make the cake Mexican in flair, taste and look.)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease the cookie sheets. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy in a bowl. Add orange zest and extracts and mix until well blended.

In another small bowl put together the flour and salt. Whisk the ingredients Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing continuously. Add chopped almonds and mix them in.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls with your hands and place two inches apart on the cookie sheets that are prepared and grease. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until dome. Cookies should not be allowed to turn brown

Let the cookies cool. You can frost them or roll them in the powdered sugar.

Note that you can make these with gluten free flour and they will turn out fine.

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Mexican cookies Wedding Favour








Mexico,

This is Mexico

10:39 PM that's me 0 Comments

I'm sure you know Egypt is not the only Country with Pyramids; although the Egyptian Pyramids are the tallest, Mexico has also a pretty ones, full of history of the ancients civilizations.

a few years ago my sis me and my aunts , made a long trip that ended in Cancun, Mexico, we had the opportunity to see this beautiful pyramids, and other historic places which although Mexicans, we had not had the opportunity to visit, the hole journey was great until we back, and my sis lost all the picture films that we had took and lost all our pretty memories of that trip and we only had left the souvenirs.


Pyramid of Kukulcan,also known as Castle, is Post-Classic Maya ruin,Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico.

People climbing and descending steps of Pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), UNESCO World Heritage Site.,Chichen Itza,Yucatan,Mexico.

Pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo) seen from Group of Thousand Columns. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico.




pyramid of Magician over forest at late Classic Mayan site. Uxmal,Yucatan,Mexico.

Pyramid of Magacian seen from "Nuns" Quadrangle.Mayan ruins.Uxmal, Yucatan,Mexico.
Templo del Dios Descendente and El CastilloTulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Detail of carved snake head on Maya temple. Chichen Itza,Yucatan,Mexico
Dubai,

High seas: “No beaches Arab sinking”

10:19 PM that's me 2 Comments

Last century witnessed a rise in sea levels of 17 cm with an average of $ 1,75 mm per year.

The Fourth Assessment published in 2007(of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate )IPCC ,predicts the rising sea levels up to 59 cm by the year 2100, excluding the effects of dynamic changes in the potential melting of the ice. Taking into account the extent «likely» full projected increases in temperature, the higher sea levels could swell to 1,4 meters by the year 2100. Other researchers predicted rising sea levels between 5 and 6 meters in the case of collapsed ice sheet in West Antarctic (Antarctic).
The Coastal zone in the Arab world is not an exception from the threat of rising sea levels. Like many parts of the world, the capitals and major cities in the Arab countries on the coast or on estuaries. Because the very rapid expansion, this cities are very vulnerable to the threat of rising sea levels.

To look more carefully on the impact of rising sea levels on coastal line, Arab countries are informed that there is a substantial risk that this is already happening, a simulation of rising sea levels was carried out using geographic information system (GIS) and data shuttle radar topography mission (SRTM). These data, which are widely used in many scientific investigations, is the best digital model (DEM), in tuned and accuracy, on a global scale in general under the scenario of rising sea level meters, simulations show that nearly 41,500 square kilometers of Arab countries territory will be directly affected by the high level of the sea. The heights calculated would lead to the displacement the fast growth of the population to areas more crowded. And at least 37 million people (11%) will be directly affected by one meter due the sea-level rise.

In the scenarios of two 3 and 4 meters of sea level rise, about 60,000 and 80.700 square kilometers and 100,800, respectively, in the coastal area will be affected seriously in the Arab region. In the extreme case, where the sea levels rise 5 meters, the impact would be in the highest degree, it is estimated that the flood waters of the sea about 113,000 square kilometers of coastal land.

But the expected impacts of rising sea levels are not evenly distributed across the Arab region. The impact of the rise will be particularly acute in some countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Morocco, while will have less impact on countries such as Sudan, Syria and Jordan.

Egypt would be the country most affected in the Arab world. Not less than 12 million Egyptians will be displaced in one scenario of 5 meters of sea level raised. In fact, Egypt alone has nearly one third of the total Arab population. The UAE, Qatar and Bahrain will have the highest impact of rising sea levels according to the proportion of the population at risk with the total population in the country. Here, we expect to be affected by more than 50 percent of the population of each country at altitudes of sea level of 5 meters. The current analysis indicates that Bahrain and Qatar will be losing about 13,4 percent and 6,9 percent respectively of their territory , according to the scenario of rising sea levels of 5 meters.

Coastal and urban growth
There are natural and human factors may contribute to the impact of rising sea levels and strengthening. For example, for the most parts of the Arab world, civilian growth is rapid and uncontrolled widely along the vulnerable coastal areas. With the persistency to attract larger numbers of people to those areas dangerously low. As a result, it is likely to be higher sea levels a significant impact on people and on the development of infrastructure in coastal areas of the region.

And could be used to monitor historical changes in urban growth to identify future trends in the expansion of civil apart from climate change, and therefore can suggest places that will need to integrate climate risks better in planning processes. Based on studies of satellite imagery classification and the statement of changes analysis is estimated, for example, that statement of changes Dubai's Civil growth (including green areas) will increased the surface area about three times in less than 20 years (between 1984 and 2003). With the addition of the growth area in the draft new civil Islands «Palm» and «world» in Dubai, it gets bigger proportion of the population and infrastructure that are likely to be affected by coastal flooding or dumping.

To estimate the total area at risk from rising sea levels in more detail, was created a digital model of the rise of the coastal zone in Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, from topographic maps. The results show that a rise by one meter will flood approximately 8,1 percent of the Emirate of Ajman and 1,2 percent of the Emirate of Sharjah and 5,9 percent of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. With a rise of five meters, the submerged land will increase up to about 24 percent and 3,2 percent and 10 percent in the three emirates, respectively.

The impact of rising seas on the Nile Delta


Nile delta, with sea level rises of 1 meter (dark blue) and 2 meters (light blue), along with population density (lighter to darker browns) and urban areas (hatching). The inset shows the distribution of farmlands.


Low places that are occupied in the Arab region, such as the plains of estuaries (Delta), will face more serious problems due to rising sea levels. And deltas are particularly vulnerable, because the sea-level rise and land subsidence, exacerbated by human intervention, such as sediment retention because of dams. In the Arab world, Delta Co regions are the Nile Delta in Egypt and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq. These areas are the most densely populated agricultural land in the Territory. As is clear from rising sea levels calculated, these regional districts are most affected. In fact, the effects will be much greater when you take into account an increase in the occurrence of extreme climatic events in the low-lying areas.



From The total area of Egypt, a little more than a million square kilometers, the climate is mostly dry to excessive drought. The desert occupies almost 94 percent of the land mass in Egypt. An approximate 81 million people live on less than 6 percent of total land area in the country.


This area, which is located in the Nile Delta and Nile Valley, contains the most productive agricultural land, and thus constitute a food source for the country as a whole. And the Nile Delta, an area of 24,900 square kilometers, accounting for only about 65 percent of agricultural land in Egypt.




Nile delta river

The Delta, which in the past, used to be the largest site for sediments in the Mediterranean basin, is an extreme example of a low flat area that is very vulnerable to the threat of rising sea levels.



And Delta is currently down by the accelerated deterioration of the coastline. This was generally attributed to human factors and natural. The creation of the Aswan Dam (1962) and the sequestration of a large quantity of sediments in Lake Nasser, are the main actors in the erosion of the Nile Delta. The retention amount of other significant sediment from the Nile because of the irrigation network and drainage channels are dense, and in the wetlands north of Delta, also contributed significantly to the erosion of the delta. At the present time, moving only a small amount of sediments of the River Nile towards the sea to fill the shortage in the Delta on the coast of northern edge. Even a very small portion of the remaining delta sediments, which currently stands to the Mediterranean sea currents remove them eastward.



In addition to this , the sinking of the delta between mm and 5 mm per year, as a result of natural causes and extraction of heavy groundwater, affecting the coastal erosion beyond the border. This effect appears in the satellite images, where coastal erosion can be seen clearly near vertical Rosetta and Damietta. An analysis of satellite images that the head Rashid, in particular, has lost 9,5 square kilometers of coastal area that the plan fell 3 km inland in 30 years (1972, 2003). This means that this part of the Delta decline at an alarming rate of about 100 meters per year.



The Nile Delta will lose more under scenarios of rising sea levels, from forever. Classified analysis of remote sensing and geographic information system some areas in the Nile Delta are at risk of rising sea levels by one meter and the maximum case scenario for sea level rise of 5 meters. Based on this picture, it is estimated that the height of one meter will only inundate much of the Nile Delta, and sprayed about a third (34% ) land, making an important coastal cities such as Alexandria, Edco, Port Said and Damietta in great danger. In this case, it is estimated that about 8,5 percent of the country's population (7 million) will be displaced.



In the extreme case scenario of rising sea levels 5 meters, more than half (58% ) of the Nile Delta will face devastating effects, which would threaten the 10 major cities at least (including Alexandria and Damanhur, Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Mansoura, Port Said), bathing the productive agricultural land , and forcing about 14 percent of the country's population(11.5 million) to move to areas more densely populated south of the Nile Delta region, which contributes to making the standard of living worse than what it is now.


* A research professor at the Center for Space Science at Boston University.

Egypt,

balha,conafa & churros with chocolate

12:59 AM that's me 0 Comments

ok this i should post it yesterday but i had forgot about it.


yesterday after I made the post about Churros with Chocolate, my husband back from work and he brought with him balha al shams and conafa (I'm not so sure if the names are written right ok) and the funny thing is that I was just feeling sad coz I wanted to eat churros and he bought this balha al shams that are very similar to the churros except that they are dipped in honey and the churros are dusted in sugar and cinnamon.

conafa(left) balha al shams(right)

this things happen to us very often.....probably coz he is really my other half?..

we don't really use to drink coffee, in Egypt is more common to drink black tea, so, sometimes I feel like I really want to drink a big mug of coffee and bualaa, the man back with instant coffee....better than nothing right?
Egypt,

sugar cane..do you know how to clean and eat it?

12:59 AM that's me 0 Comments


ok It's been 5 years since I first arrived in Egypt to marry my husband and live here,since then I have never needed to clean a sugar cane to eat it coz my Sweet husband always had done it for me, but the other day he told me enough!, you are almost Egyptian now so you have to learn how to do it by your self, so he explained to me but really i didn't get it easy, hahaha.

I felt like loosing my teeth in that time, it can be really difficult if you don't know the technique.

in Mexico you buy this sugar cane already cleaned and cut it into peaces easy to eat them and if you want to add any thing like lemon, chilly powder, or whatever you like you can do it, but here you find this:

a men buying sugar cane in Egypt


so, here are some tips to learn how to clean it with out lose one of your teeth


1. be sure the sugar cane is fresh, so it will be easy


2.take the edge of the sugar cane and try to don't eat the first because usually is not clean, and with you fang inserted into the cane pull to remove the peel of the cane.


3.repeat the second step until you have cleaned the piece you will eat
do not do this or you will lose a tooth


nop, that's Not Me!....... use your fangs!

in fact Egyptians are crazies for sugar cane juce that is obtained thank to a machine that extracts the juice from the sugar cane.

Sugar cane machine extractor

sugar cane can be used also to clean your teeth and gums, you only need to take a piece still soft and chew one end to make it stringy like a brush ,sharpen the other so it can clean between the teeth.

enjoy it!