Miko & Rado’s Wedding

So… we finally did it,  me and Maha got married on 14.01.2011.

These are the wedding posters which were hung in the wedding ceremony.

And this is Video that was shown at our Wedding Ceremony

Video by: Z line DeZine

Special Thanks to:
Karim Shaaban
Fakkar Fadi
& all our family and friends

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Miko’s Song: Not Enough

This is song I wrote a year and a half ago,  for my then “fiancee”, now beautiful wife, Maha Fouad, celebrating her 25th birthday.

The song is preformed by Shady Ahmed, to spare the listeners from my amazing voice!

Notable to say, Shady won “Makshoof” Music 2010 award for this song. Read all about it on Rolling Stones Middle East 

“Not Enough” Lyrics:

One day to celebrate you,
Is not enough…
One year to get to know you,
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ZARA Egypt: Shop at your own risk!

What was supposed to be a normal shopping day ended in a severe injury accident, and contempt by ZARA!

ZARA, the globally renowned clothing brand and known address for fashion seekers, revealed a much darker side of their “corporate ethics”, in response to one shopper’s injury in one of their stores in Egypt.

The incident happened two weeks ago, when Maha Fouad, paid a regular visit to ZARA store in Maadi City Center, Carrefour, Cairo. Maha, an Egyptian marketing professional, and a regular ZARA customer, who “was” supposed to get married this month, visit ZARA store in Maadi, on Friday 26 August 2011, to pick up an outfit for an upcoming friend’s engagement.

Like any normal visit, Maha went to the store with a friend, and there, they picked their garments of choice and headed to try them at the fitting rooms, unaware and un warned of any hazard, minutes later, screams were heard from the Maha’s fitting room, and she rushed out of the fitting room -half dressed- with a bloodied hand.

Immediately, chaos ensued in the store! Surprisingly, the store management were clueless as to how to act in an emergency like this one, and to make things worse, the store didn’t even have a First aid kit, which is against laws and regulations. Luckily there was a pharmacy in the mall, there, Maha was treated primarily, while her friend called Maha’s fiancé & family to come to the store. Continue reading

19.3.11 Egypt’s First Free Constitutional referendum: The Conception of Freedom

Millions of Egyptians will vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms, a month after a popular uprising swept President Hosni Mubarak from power.

If passed, it would allow Egypt to hold fresh elections within six months. Initial results are expected on Sunday.The constitutional Amendments referendum, Below are the links of the infomercial videos that me and Karim Shaaban have shot 3 videos explaining the reform to the Egyptian constitutional referendum set for 19 march, as part of an awareness campaign, to educate the people about what amendments are proposed to the constitution.

These videos are about amendment proposed to section 75, 76, 179.

More info:

The OLD Egyptian Constitution of 1971 put by Sadat.

The Constitutional subjects for the Amendments referendum in March 2011.

Update: post referendum video: The Conception of Freedom:

The last video was shown on ONTV in the period between March & May 2011, following the referendum.

The Revolution Memoir – Chapter I

A personal memoir of my experience of the #25Jan Revolution

Chapter I

Prologue

This is my personal memoir about the 18 days that altered the face of Egypt (and possibly the world) forever. This is a personal record of my experience of the revolution, reflecting the very small part I played and lamenting that I didn’t have a bigger part in it.

Prior to the 25th no one imagined what will take place during the next 18 days. I personally was not on facebook during the 4 month prior to the revolution, my account (among several others) got deactivated prior to the last fraudulent parliamentary elections.

That’s why before the 25th I haven’t heard or received any invitations to the protests of the 25th of January, I heard about it through the opposition newspapers, but I didn’t think about joining because I thought that in the end, it will be just another small protest like hundreds I have been to before. About five years ago I took the decision not to take part in protests anymore, and committed myself to virtual activism, trying to cause change through writing and saving my energy for charity works, to affect the immediate social circles I deal with.

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