Monthly Archives: April 2011

Quote of the Day

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“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what gets you out of bed in the mornings, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”

The Role of Facebook&Twitter in The Egyptian Revolution

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i found this post at this site reface.me and i rly liked it and i thought of posting it here on my blog as a sweet memory from the Revolution.  Both facebook and twitter 4 sure played a role in the Revolution but not a big one actually .rather it’s the power of the people,their persistence and faith and the blood of the martyrs that ignited the Revolution. let’s face it,not many people in Egypt have facebook or twitter accounts ,it’s the young youth who were the first ones to call for 25 jan day and then the rest of the Egyptian people joined them all over the country.so, thanks for the martyrs whom their blood liberate us and thanks for facebook and twitter for connecting people 🙂

We found some pictures and cartoons that illustrate the role of Facebook and other social media in the the biggest demonstrations in Egypt in years.

Clever Photoshopping by WeAreAndSome.

The Egyptian people fight President Mubarak with Facebook and Twitter, by Bryant Arnold.

Egypt, Facebook & Twitter cartoon

Three Arab leaders (Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya, and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia) with protesting crowds in the background. Mubarak asks: “And you, how many foes do you have on Facebook?” by Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chapatte.

“Egypt has defriended you”, by Gary Clement.

This photo was obviously not taken in Egypt, but it sums up the tools for a modern day revolution quite well. The AK-47 and machete are so old school.

NBC’s news reporter, Richard Engel, tweeted this picture of Egyptians holding up a sign that says “Thank you, Facebook”.

Dreams or Nightmares?

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The first is about: falling .the second is about missing exams

In the falling dream, I never fall!! Thanks God I may have a heart attack be4 I even hit the ground: D

I dunno what that means actually. I tried to analyze what beyond that dream. In the dream, I’m always at a high place, about to fall and I experience awful feelings of panic, stress and hope!!

What’s interesting that I didn’t fall down, I always wake up be4 the end^^ or I just cut the scene here and dream of something else: P

In real, I have phobia of high places and in my weird mind, these high places bring me suicidal thoughts,yeah ”suicide”, the mere standing on high place and looking down at the ground and that far distance makes these ideas cross my mind unwillingly

I dunno what my subconscious is trying to tell me! What this is supposed to mean? I can’t figure this out

 

The second dream is about Exams: in the dream, I always have exam and always I’m not prepared to take it!! I feel frustrated, stressed and freaked out becoz my mind is just blank and I can’t think of anything to write, I didn’t study in the first place.so,I waste the time trying to figure out the answers and when the time is up,the dream ended here!

Once I dreamed a funny dream about exams, the timing of exam was at night 12 am specifically and I tried to call my friend to tell her to hurry up and I waited 4 her until she comes and when we get there ,the exam was started and we were too late : D don’t know what happen after that! So did I pass the exam or fail? I dunno that either!! At the climax of the dream,the dream *poof* is over and I wake up! That’s disappointing!

As I read about dreams be4, I discovered that our subconscious is what controls dreams. we experience many things in life that are all recorded in the subconscious mind, when we have troubles in life and sometimes we try to not think of the problem or even worse we don’t realize that we have a problem, here when subconscious comes to the picture and try to figure out solutions 4 us based on our experiences or just let us know that we have a problem that we need to deal with. But it uses ”Codes”; subconscious didn’t tell you your problem directly in plain language. You dream of something which means something else! For example, the exam in my dreams doesn’t mean that I’m failure and that I need to study hard!! Absolutely not! It means something else,’ The exam” is just a “code”.so the exam could stand for Life itself, I believe that life is a test and we have to do our best to pass that test becoz the real immortal life is the afterlife. That’s what I believe but my dilemma is that I’m not prepared to take that last test which means the finals which means “Death”.OMG,I figure this dream out and that’s how it works with dreams.

Still don’t know what the first one means but I think someday I’ll know ISA 🙂

So, beware of what your dreams are trying to tell you. Take it seriously and be sure that no one can know what your dream means except you becoz simply it’s your subconscious, not the subconscious of someone else!

By the way, there r so many types of dreams. There r “lucid dreams”, in which u know that u r dreaming and u can control what is happening in the dream.

Dreams that tell u something that will happen in the future and that’s for psychic people, lucky them ^^

These r the types that I know and if u r interested to know more, we have our best friend Google or go to wikipedia (our best friend as well: D)

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John keats

OMG! i remember this poem from the 3rd year and the poetry class,when Dr.Manal used to read the poem with her fluent English and that adorable accent ,i rly miss these dayz.poetry was my fav subject and i think Dr.Manal is the one who made me luv poetry and inspired me to write it.i owe this Lady alot.she is one of a kind ❤

about this poem,it sounds like a normal luv poem but actually it’s more deeper,i luv how Dr.manal interpreted it from the feminist perspective  and from other schools of criticism perspective.it was fun to attend her lectures with her enthusiastic attitude ,optimistic outlook, funny hints and the high spirit ❤

PS:the title of the poem is french and it means ”the beautiful lady without mercy”

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
So haggard and so woe-begone
The squirrel’s granary is full,
And the harvest’s done.

I see a lily on thy brow
With anguish moist and fever dew,
And on thy cheek a fading rose
Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful, a faery’s child:
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.

I set her on my pacing steed,
And nothing else saw all day long;
For sideways would she lean, and sing
A faery’s song.

I made a garland for her head,
And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She looked at me as she did love,
And made sweet moan.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
And honey wild, and manna dew,
And sure in language strange she said,
“I love thee true!”

She took me to her elfin grot,
And there she gazed and sighed deep,
And there I shut her wild, sad eyes–
So kissed to sleep.

And there we slumbered on the moss,
And there I dreamed, ah! woe betide,
The latest dream I ever dreamed
On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings, and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
Who cried–“La belle Dame sans merci
Hath thee in thrall!”

I saw their starved lips in the gloam,
With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke and found me here,
On the cold hill side.

And that is why I sojourn here,
Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is withered from the lake,
And no birds sing.