Friday, June 29, 2007

Couples, Please innovate.

How many times have you been invited to wedding ceremonies in Egypt, whether friends or family members. Didn't you notice anything............................... Bravoooooooooo, you got it right.
They are almost typical.

First of all, there's the zaffa: Usually it takes place in the lobby, where the band with their loud drums start chanting their folkloric songs. Along their chanting, the marrying couple along with their parents and friends dance to the rhythmic music.

Second, the entrance: In case for Muslim couples, there's the Hisham Abbas song ( asma2 ALLAH ) followed by the couple entering the ball room under the light effects etc.......

Later on, the night goes on with continuous dancing either in the presence of a performer or just on the songs played by a DJ.

Then comes dinner followed by more dancing....... till it's over .

Isn't that more or less what takes place in an ordinary Egyptian wedding ???????

I've attended a few weddings lately, that I wasn't interested in jamming on the dance floor with the people. So, I had no other option but sit on the table with the old folks. I didn't enjoy these ceremonies. On sitting with these people, I had the chance to see the other part of the wedding ceremony that I hadn't had the chance to see before.
People sitting on tables, don't usually have fun. They are just there out of the social obligation, no more.

Who is supposed to be happy during the ceremony ? Is it just the people on the dance floor ? or everyone who's invited ??!!!

I really don't know, but all I'm asking for is ........

Dear Ladies and Gents, Please work harder to have a really unique night that's remebered by all people, rather than just using the ready made recipe.

p.s: Chapeau to all couples who had innovative ceremonies and to those who are planning on having one.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

There's another dimension called Earth.

Last week, I had a terrible GIT ( gastro-intestinal tract ) infection. I was really really sick. I was totally bed ridden and in a great deal of pain.
During the moments where I feel o.k , I'd open my computer and check my e-mails...etc. At one point I changed my status on that Facebook thing, stating that I'm really sick.
Usually friends tell you that they didn't know you were sick and stuff like that, when you meet them later and tell them about it. This time, I was sure they new.
Instead of receiving phone calls, I received writings on my wall........

As funny as it is , I'm starting to think that people are forgetting that there's another dimension called Earth where creatures called humans live .