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5 Things That Ruin Your Morning in Egypt

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Nothing kills my vibe than a bad morning!

You know the struggle of leaving your warm bed in the morning off to the mundane world just to be faced by another bigger struggle which is: surviving your way to work. It always seems like a mission to go to work or college safe and sane. I’m not just if that’s the case anywhere else around the world, but I’m pretty sure the following reasons do only happen here:

Traffic:

Should I stress on how much traffic drive us crazy all day every day. It’s not just only about the overly crowded streets, it’s more about the uncontrollable annoying way of using honks. Seriously people, if you keep honking like a lunatic, it still won’t make the traffic go faster.

Loud Noises:

One might think honks are the only source of noise pollution you might face in the morning, but no, the bus drivers shouts sometimes cover all the honks noise. I am not sure if the phenomenon of drivers shouting destinations at the top of their lungs and knocking violently on the buses to stop and take more passengers exists anywhere.

What Is Personal Space:

You might think that the metro is the only place where people aren’t so familiar with the concept of ‘personal space’, but the term is almost nonexistent in the streets of Egypt. People will literally walk through you in the streets, like seriously what is wrong with you people?

Different Smells Everywhere:

I like the smell of freshly baked croissant in the morning. However, I feel nauseatic when it’s mixed with seafood, foul and ta3mya, kebab and any other random smells. I mean, what were people thinking when they open all these different food shops next to each other?!

Crossing the streets:

It is a mission, a life or death game with no clear rules! I ask myself every single morning, why crossing the streets have to be like this? You have to take that risk to cross the streets no matter how fast the cars are, and if you are smart, fast, and most importantly, lucky, you will live.

Frowned Faces:

We don’t smile. We frown. That’s what we do.

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4 Habits to quit this Ramadan

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Ramadan-Kareem

Everything changes during Ramadan; working hours, eating diets, our own habits and lifestyle. We have been seeing the same habits and mistakes over and over each Ramadan.

Here are 4 habits you need to stop doing during Ramadan:

Being Too Angry:

Fasting shouldn’t be an excuse for throwing a tantrum anywhere during the day. On the contrary, fasting is about controlling yourself, not letting your hunger and thirst take over your human morals. Threatening others that you will fast because of something you don’t please is getting childish. Fasting is controlling your hunger, thirst and attitude.

Eating too much:

Fasting is not easy, specially the last few hours before Iftar and you feel like you are about to die out of hunger. Extreme hunger can lead to eat way too much from Iftar to Sohour, not keeping in mind the health risks you put yourself through; never mind the fact that excessive eating goes against what the holy month is all about. Also, your body is not capable of saving up food or water for later, over eating and drinking won’t make it easier for you the next day.

Judging People:

Remember that you fast by your own choice; judging others because they don’t fast or they are from another religion who happen to eat or drink in the straight isn’t very mature. You fast for spiritual and religious reasons; shaming others isn’t spiritual nor religious.

Unproductivity:

Although we get less working hours during Ramadan, some people remain unproductive. Fasting was never an excuse to procrastinate during your day; being productive is actually a part of the ritual. Try to create a routine for yourself during the day to be as productive as you can; make time for work, prayers and TV shows.

Don’t use fasting as an excuse for anything negative; it is the holy month, so make the best of it.

Happy Ramadan

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How to Experience the Best Ramdan

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Ramadan is a chance for so many people to reorganize and rebuild their lives and relationships in so many aspects. And we have a whole list of ideas that will help you get the most out of Ramadan.

Here we go:

Create a To Do list:

You can find already designed to dos in stationery store, or you can spend sometime with yourself and design your own to do calendar. Write down the things that you would like to achieve and accomplish this Ramadan whether on the physical or emotional level; organize the dates and time for the activities you want to do from prayers to visiting family member and friends. Each one of us knows their routine and habits best, so try to create a to do list that is logical and you know it will work for you.

Stick to a diet:

Fasting for long hours can be very tempting to eat and drink whatever in front of you with no consideration to your health or body. If you don’t want to lose or gain weight during the holy month; at least do not neglect your health. Track your eating habits during the month and try to find a diet that works best for you and your health.

Exercise:

Whether you choose to exercise before or after Iftar, you have to make sure that your iftar and sohour include carbs so you would have the energy to work out. Not to mention that fasting doesn’t go against exercising.

Reconnect with family members:

Ramadan is a great chance to call the family members and friends you haven’t spoken to some time. We don’t need to tell you that meeting along with family is a part of Ramadan. Invite them over for Iftar or organize one somewhere in a Ramadan tent, and spend some quality time with them catching up.

Have an Iftar dish party:

Sharing food and gathering for Iftar can strengthen bonds between individuals. Set up an Iftar dish party with your friends, maybe do it in someone’s apartment or rooftop; you can also go further and coordinate an Iftar dish party with your work mates and maybe at your gym as well.

You can customize and add to this list as many activities as you can!

Happy Ramadan!

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4 Websites to Land Your Dream Job!

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In the digital age, internet is capable of making our life easier (mind all the social media drama), internet can actually upgrade your career and take you to places. Everything happens online now from emailing different universities around the world for scholarships to working remotely as a freelance. The common way to know or hear and apply for a job is the internet, hence, having a strong resume online not just increase your chances of finding the suitable job for you, it also allows employers to find you; your online professional profile can actually get better opportunities than you actually think. So, here 4 professional websites you need to start using for a better career opportunity:

LinkedIn:

Founded in December, 2002, LinkedIn is one of the biggest professional networks out there. By 2017, the business and employment-oriented service reached 500 million members in 200 countries; more than 2 million users in Egypt. Through LinkedIn, you can create a profile with your CV and start to get connected to people in the same field. Connections can help you find the job you are looking for; the network also send you weekly updates with jobs that might suit you according to your active profile.

LinkedIn is not a typical social media platform for people to get to know each other, it is there to connect employers with employees and vice versa.

Wuzzuf:

With their new launched design, Wuzzuf has successfully served more than more 10,000 top companies and employers in Egypt. Wuzzuf has launched recently launched a blog tackling everything related to employment. The Egyptian platform is now expanding in the Gulf area.

Jobzella:

Founded in January 2013, Jobzella succeeded to position itself as a leading professional network. Jobzella also provides a blog in both Arabic and English discussing everything related to work.

HireHunt:

The creators behind the the mom interview, HireHunt is the freshest interactive business platform. It aims to connect employers with job seekers fast! By answering few questions on your skills and personality, you can land up an interview immediately. HireHunt website looks pretty unique which makes looking for a job or internship an exciting experience rather than stressful.

 

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