Thursday, June 28, 2007

Akak's Challenge

I just read about this competition and decided, hey let me compete too...BUT IT TOOK ME FOREVER to save da freaking above pic on da proper format!!!
I proven to myself that I am really clueless when it comes to PC's!!!!
so.....wat do you think!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Hubby Bubby

I'd like to give you
so many things
for your birthday.
But the thing I would most
like for you to have
is something that I'll never give
to anyone else but you.
A love...
that lasts and lasts.
A love shared... that every day
grows more lovely, more meaningful,
and more important.
And a life so good
and so happy,
all for you...
with love from me. .... To YOU

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Da Worst Airlines in TRIPOLI

OK, I have a reason to bitch about the worst airlines in Tripoli and what they think they are providing, because I would NOT call it service AT ALL....
Let's not mention Alitalia; because they are closing down "Alhamduliallah" Thank Goodness because honestly they were the worst out of all, you call in the numbers they have advertised everywhere NO ONE picks up! you walk in the office you get a grumpy old man telling u to take a number and sit ur a** down for the next 3 hours and MAYBE you get called in....well, at least they are better than Emirates not having A SIGN or a freaking old man to tell you to take a number, they should hire an old man, the Emirates's tickets machine is actually sitting on one of da tables on the waiting area, so you have to be Dorra the Explorer and find it yourself to get yourself a freaking number...the second question comes in mind, HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM NEXT, normally they'd have an electronic screen that shows which number is next, but no no no, that's way toooo advance for Emirates Airlines to have up, they actually keep yelling at each other "menno elli ba3da" who's next, so if you are an old person, they are most likely going to miss you, that's what I've witnessed today, an older man was sitting down with number 1 on his hand and they'r already helping the guy with number 5!!!!!!!!!!!
that brings me to the third observation I made at the Emirates today....there were 9 agents, ONLY 3 were doing real work!!!! ok! let me take you back why I went there to start because I've been calling them for 2 days and NO ONE is answering me, so they'r competing with Alitalia on that one I believe....this morning a lady answered and she said let me put you through our phone department "they specialize on answering phones" I wonder how many ppl working there, so I had to go in person and the chaos out of the 9 agents only 3 doing real work, and the other 6 are just hanging out pretending busy "my favourite was the one I named him "elhdraz"" mashallah you can see all of his teeth and ehadriz m3a hada o hadika o shadha to make the story short, I was really PISSED, why? because the people working there looked clueless to me, looked very distracting very incompetent, when there number one priorty is the freaking customers sitting on their asses for hours to buy a stupid ticket, I mean com'on let's face it, when you are as big as Emirates, the least thing you want is bitching customers...train your people properly and MAKE SURE that they'r providing I don't want to say "excellent" but decent services to those who keeping you in business "i.e. CUSTOMERS"
so to leave you on a good note, I'll tell you on which airlines I get excellent service at "British Airways, and KLM"
the rest is CRAP absolute no point of being in the city with such crappy service

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Da highlight of moi weekend!

Update time everyone!!!
well, I had an ok weekend, nothing too special, but what I am about to share with you was the highlight of my weekend.
I've been wanting to take my car to car wash station we call it here in Libya "lavadjo" not sure if I spelled it right nor about the orgins of da word, I am thinking "Italian" as almost everything else in da Libyan anywayz, I had no one to pick me up, my cuz had to go to school, my friend Ayosh was out and about not in my area! so I decided to hang out at da me it was very inspiring and made me appreciate what I do in life; I also enjoyed watching different people and what their habits are like.
so this place is run by a Libyan of course and he had maybe 5 Africans working for him from what I saw one assigned for each job, vacuuming, cleaning the interior, washing da car from da outside, and da last touches to make it yah, my African friends were having fun listening to Africano music and singing along, I thought it was so I took few pics to share with you...

getting ready for a cleanup

getting the tape to my car for Africano

Da office, you can see da Libyan dude hanging out

I admit, da place was in a very bad shape!!!

My khnifisa is getting good scrubbing

Sunday, June 10, 2007

my job is up for grabs :(

Continental Oil company of Libya
A ConocoPhillips Company

The Continental Oil Company of Libya (COCL) is a company of ConocoPhillips, an integrated petroleum company with interests around the world. COCL is one of the second Parties to the Waha concession. COCL is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the following position.

Executive Secretary to President & General Manager

1. To represent the President’s & GM’s Office as the first line of contact, to ensure each situation is attended to professionally, effectively, and efficiently with the degree of confidentiality required.
2. Handle administrative responsibilities for the President & GM to include incoming calls, requests for appointments, and mail and provide assistance in establishing priorities.
3. Ensure responses are timely, appropriate, and accurate on behalf of the President & GM whether written or orally communicated.
4. Coordinate the calendar of activities for the President & GM, to include scheduling of meetings with Corporate Management and Government agencies, functions to be attended, travel arrangements required, and communication of the protocol expectations.
Plan and coordinate external Company functions.
6. Provide information about protocol to the President & GM, whether to receive guests in the office, entertain outside the office, attend meetings with foreign, as well as, local dignitaries, or in developing responses to requests received from local and international sources.
7. Maintain an orderly office environment for the President & GM and act in a resourceful manner to resolve issues as appropriate.
8. To acquire or utilize the resources at hand in an effective manner using sound stewardship principles to ensure that the objectives of the actions expected by the President & GM are achieved.


1. Technical skills, to include the ability to effectively use all Microsoft office tools.
2. Highly knowledgeable and familiar about the local culture, customs, and protocol requirements.
3. Organizational skills, with the ability to keep things in order and to react quickly on short notice to initiate appropriate actions.
4. Strong communication skills, written and oral Arabic & English.
5. Interpersonal and networking skills to be able to work in a team environment; to influence others to work on the steps needed to achieve a successful conclusion.

If interested in a position, pleas email your curriculum vitae or resume to with a cover letter explaining in detail how you meet the qualifications of the position and key factors as to why you should be selected for the position.

Deadline for submitting information to be considered for this position is 21 June 2007

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Interview in

This is so I laughed so hard! enjoy it...

Reporter: Hi
Egyptian: We 3alkom el salam ya 2otta
Reporter: Do you speak English?
Egyptian: Berfect
Reporter: Do you mind if I interview u?
Egyptian: No, I don't have a mind
Reporter: What's your name?
Egyptian: Taha how do you find life here in Egypt?
Taha: Egybt..very nice cantry..nice wezar..nice food..byramidz
Reporter: oh well..beside the weather and the pyramids..what else
do you like in your country?
Taha: Byramids,nice wezar,nice food
Reporter: Ok..let's move on..what do you do?
Taha: I am very well, sank you
Reporter: No, I mean do you have a job?
Taha (looking around him and whispering): Jobat? I don't have
any(jobat)..lessa you have a (job) with you?..we
can esmoke it in my car..dont warry about bolice
Reporter: Oh my god, DO YOU WORK?
Taha: Yas yas..Taxi drivar
Reporter: What do you think about the traffic problem in egypt?
Taha: Very big broblem..very much see?..but za guvurment is trying to make it bettar..zey did za circle street and za me7war street..and zey make all streets one way so if you cant come back..niahahaha3
Reporter: What about the economic problems in Egypt?
Taha: I do not undurstand what u say
Reporter: I do u deal with money problems in Egypt?
Taha: No NO NO..Egybt very rich cantry...we have alot of
cotton..alot of water..and we have byramidz
Reporter: So do you make a lot of money?
Taha: No no.. it is not legal to make frend I know make money at home..and he go to brizon..if you make money at can only give it to za banzeena man..zey take any money
Reporter: let me rephrase..since Egypt is a rich country.. do you
have a lot of money?
Taha: me?! ..Not alot..but I eat and drink Al7amdulelah?
Reporter: Then where does all the money go?
Taha: Guvurment
Reporter: And what does the government do with the money?
Taha: Zey Build circle street,me7war street and make all streets
one way
Reporter: well, Ok...Do you vote?
Taha: What duz zat mean?
Reporter: Do you choose your president
Taha: Mubarak?
Reporter: yes
Taha (nervously): I didnt give my voice..but if I was..i will give
him my voice
Reporter: Why him?
Taha: Because he was an airoblane in za war..he waz za leadar
Reporter: But there are no wars right now
Taha: But if we have see?...we know we will have a very
good airoblane in it
Reporter: what about the last 26 years ?
Taha: I got marry..and have 3ala2 and Amira..and drive taxi
Reporter: No, I meant what did Mubarak do for Egypt in the last
26 years
Taha: He build circle street, me7war street and make all streets
one way
Reporter: Thank you very much for your time Mr. Taha
Taha: No broblem,only 10 bound
Reporter: I never said I will pay you for this
Taha: Ok..just give me the (job) then..we smoke, and make head
Reporter: Grrrrrrrr
Taha: ok ok..need a Taxi?


Interview with a Foreign Newspaper - Part#2
After her interview with Taha
The foreign reporter moves on and approaches another random guy trying to cover other aspects of the Egyptian mentality:
Egyptian:Welcun to egybt
Reporter:thank u ..may i interview u?
Reporter:What's ur name?
3essam:I can't..i have wife and sons
Reporter(remembering Taha) mistake..male..Ok Mr.Essam..What do u do?..(remembering Taha again)..sorry..i mean do u work?
3essam:Yas..i have koshk
Reporter:koshk?..what is a koshk?
3essam:small subarmarkot..u undurstand?..I sell cigarettes..boxes and fart Reporter:Dont u think somking is bad for people?
3essam:I dont hit beoble on zer hand and make zem we say here in Egybt..(ur brain in ur head..u know where u finish)
Reporter:I dont get it...but lets move on ....How do u feel about terrorism?
3essaml:Terrorism is good..we love terrorisms in egybt..they bring dollars to za cantry..and zey all light we say here in egybt...nawart masr Reporter:I am shocked to hear that 3essam:NO NO..dont shock..we are like zis..and our fazarz waz like zis..we love terrorisms and make zem feel at home...becoz zey bring a lot of money to za cantry and guvurment
Reporter:R u claiming that Terrorists support the Egyptian government financially?
3essam:Sbeak again bleez
Reporter:I mean,R u saying that terrorists are paying money to the Egyptian government?
3essam:Ofcorse zey bay...zey one of za most imbortant bay to za cantry..terrorists,and Sewiss canal and za high sadd in Aswan
Reporter:Oh my god..that is very u have any idea where do they reside in Egypt?
3essam:Sbeak again
Reporter:where terrosits stay in Egypt
3essam: Zey love Sharm El Sheikh..also Khan el Khalili to buy sofoneer and drink shisha
Reporter:oh yes..i can totally relate..we heard about bombings there a couple of years ago...Why do u think the police doesn't capture those terrorists?
3essam:Bolice here in egybt..very good..zey brotect terrorists very well..dont warry..dont zey brotect u?
Reporter:why do i need protection?
3essam:Because u r terrorist
Reprter:Absolutely not
3essam:u look like zem
Reporter:Do I?
3essam:yas..wite clozes and no sbeak arabic
3essam:Sank u very much..
Reporter:I'm sorry..i'll have to end this now before it leads to more wrong information
3essam:sbeak again Reporter:I have to go now 3essam:No brobrem..u light Egybt

Da Return

I took these pic's this morning......I grew up in our Hay Alndalous house and never seen the trees this big mashallah, as for last night I moved back to the house and I was really overwhelmed with how pretty the front yard gotten...

Monday, June 4, 2007

So much for road safety!

I honestly didn't know whether to laugh or feel sad of how low safety is in our be loved country. Couple of days ago I was on the high way with my sister Dodo to go pick up Meral; and we drove by couple of big tanta "trucks" and god knows what's piled up on em, mafhamtish whether it's what was remaining of a destroyed building or crap for recycle! anywayz, bottom line the way of transporting it was not safe at all!!! metal wires were hanging from the side of the big truck and it was only covered with a piece of green cloth "see through cloth"; I was surprised why my sister was did I get used to seeing such things, I mean I notice that it's not safe but that's the way they handle it!!! But what really made me go WTF is the below pics! one truck in da front of another of this funky looking truck....the funny looking truck was eating up the road and spitting it at da other truck....BOTH OF THEM WERE MOVING and cars passing through da Ayosh and myself took the below pics on our way to da gym!!!