Farah Saafan

Love and Health, is there really a link?

When we are in love, the whole world seems to revolve around that one significant other in our lives. When we’re happy, the whole world is beautiful, everything seems so perfect and every one seems so cheeky. Yet when we’re going through a rough patch, life seems going down the drain and every little thing…

10 things I would do if I were the Queen of Egypt:

  1.                  Taxes would be used to improve the educational system, roads and health facilities and not to be spent on the royal government’s BMWs, wives’ plastic surgeries and/or villas in Marina. 2.                  Education will be obligatory for all ages; anyone who is illiterate would have to attend school which of course would be for…

Inside the mind of a young movie maker: Aida El Kashef…

Aida El Kashef, daughter of the late director, Radwan El Kashef has been my friend for over 10 years now. I must say, I have never met a person so tiny yet so full of life. She’s currently studying for her senior year at the Higher Cinema Institute, not precisely following in the footsteps of…

The woman behind the Seashell: Mary Lyn Rusmore-Villaume

Her first published book documents the “Sea Shells of the Egyptian Red Sea”, which marks utmost scientific importance as it is the only book documenting the existence of these species.   Talking to Mary Lyn, you can’t help but feel that flowing vibe of independence, self confidence and self-reliance, she truly is an inspiration to…

Xing, the new way to make business?

Mohamed Al Borno, 29 years, Director at DVS Canada and Founder of the Egypt Business Network. He previously worked as a Product Manager and Technical Marketing, Wireless Networking Manager at “KIT”, Software QA Tester at “Valuesys”, Business Development Manager at “OpenCraft” and an IEEE Active Member at “IEEE Egypt”. Quite impressive for someone his age,…

A dig into the unknown world of Caricaturists, meet Dalia William

We interviewed one of Egypt’s most promising talents in the world of caricature drawings, Dalia William, a young graphic designer who draws caricature for freelance. We had a chit chat about how she started off and what it is like to be a caricature artist in Egypt. It came as a surprise when we learned…

A Journey Inside Male Brain

It must be a million times that you’ve had a fight with your “significant other” and couldn’t help thinking what the hell does he really want. Especially, when nothing you do seems to please him and you start thinking you’re not good enough. You then find yourself wishing you were able to read his mind…

The Nation’s Urination Temptation

God bestowed the human race with the most special of all gifts, the gift of the brain. God gave us our brains to distinguish us from all other creatures. Yet when you see someone deliberately refusing this gift and acting otherwise you’re bound to feel perplexed. Now given this fact one cannot keep wondering enough…

The Double Standards of Egypt: The Hair Cover Issue

Actions speak louder than words. That is one true statement, but where does it stand when we apply it to the Egyptian society? On the 1st of June 2009 the Arab and Muslim World woke up to a tragic incident of hate crime committed against the “veiled” victim Marwa El Sherbiny. Marwa was killed by…

10 Classic Types of Egyptian Men I Wouldn’t Date:

1.      Mama’s Boy: The mama’s boys of the world are a type you need to steer clear from because you’ll always suffer from the mother’s never ending interference in your life. You’ll never have any privacy because he shares everything with her and will always expect you to be like his mama! Now don’t get…

The Hocus Pocus in Black Magic

I always have been and will be fascinated by magic. You see, I’m probably Harry Potter’s biggest fan in the Middle East, dreamed about joining Hogwarts. My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings’ series. I watched all nine seasons of Charmed, know every episode by heart and I even googled the spells featured…