Saturday, September 30, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Men these days:
If your father is a poor man, It is your fate but,
But if yourfather-in-law is a poor man, It's your stupidity.
Success is a relative term.
It brings so many relatives.
God made relatives;
Thank God we can choose our friends.
Since light travels faster than sound,
People appear bright until you hear them speak.
Work fascinates me"
I can look at it for hours.
University Regestration office:
A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station....
What more can I say.........
Thursday, September 14, 2006
i was scared to death that i might actually "see" myself on one of the shelves in the Egyptian Museum...
Fayoum portraits are portraits, painted mostly on wood, of men, women and children, young and old, believed to have been painted in their lifetime, sometimes framed and displayed in homes, and later sawn to fit just inside the sarcophagus where they were placed on top of the face within the mummy wrappings to preserve the memory of the deceased...
each time i look at those paintings, i remember someone i know (or used to know)... one of them looked so much like my father! i remembered the old arabian saying "ye'7le2 men el shabah 40", and i donno if those 40 copies of each one of us are to be found in the very same time we're living in, or if they're spread over the years... still, it's amazing to find that we people still look the same even after thousands of years :)
i wonder why you can hardly find a portrait of someone smiling... and even if you do, you won't be able to see their teeth, although all the people in the paintings were dressed in a fancy way, with all their jewels on :)
Egyptians believed in resurrection after death or life beyond death, that's why they used mummification... but i'd like to know if they believed that the dead would still remember what happened in their previous lives or not...
it's true that those mummies are "dead" with all the meaning that the word holds, but it seems to be that the egyptians did find a way or another to live for eternity... their life style, pictures, statues, jewels, and even the details of their lives are being studied... every single day thousands of egyptian souvenirs are being sold all around the world...
i was thinking that maybe "eternity" isn't a good idea after all.. i defenetly would never like to be mummified and have people staring at my dead body ;)