Sunday, September 24, 2006

It's the thought that counts

As a firebrand should say it:

"May it be a happy Ramadan for Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all you Infidels too:-)"*. Amen.

*That's not funny or reflective of the true Ramadan spirit, I'm sorry:) Just my bad attempt at a joke.

10 comments:

شهرزاد Shahrazad said...

yeah, let's not forget those infidels....

Anonymous said...

I love your blog---and your sense of humor! Very refreshing! Best wishes from Texas, lynne

Leilouta said...

Happy Ramadan!

My husband the infidel fasted for 2 days. I am not sure he did so good since he had beer the second night :-)

Leilouta said...

many beers :P

Seneferu said...

LOL@Leilouta

Lynne and Shahrazad, I love your comments in these trying and depressive times:)

demira said...

Ramadan Kareem from another secular Egyptian!

I'm spending my Ramadan in Cairo in some interesting and unusual ways. I tried to get into the large Jewish temple downtown today to take a tour, but of course couldn't get thru the battalion of soldiers outside. They were very polite though. Apparently, you need a permit from the Ministry of Interior to enter. They explained to me that the synagogue was still used for worship, which I hadn't known--I thought of it more as a monument. I tried to get more information about its background, history, etc. but one of the officers there, who apparently has been guarding it for close to 8 years, said he didn't know anything other than that it was an old synagogue! I think it was this synagogue (though I could be wrong): http://www.travelinstyle.com/egypt/BeniEzra/synagoguelist.htm#adly

Cool place downtown to walk around in general; you can tell there is so much history involved.

Seneferu said...

It's probably the same one mentioned here. I'm glad you are having fun.

Demira, how long have you been out of Egypt (if you don't mind me asking)?

demira said...

Senefru, I was pretty young when I left. Let's just say the last time I was here, the first McDonald's was about to open doors ;-) I'm now in a position to come every year though. Being abroad for so long made me appreciate Egypt in greater ways. When I'm touring Cairo, I feel like I'm looking at things for the first time. For example, I'm from Heliopolis, born and raised, but seeing the original architecture of the Roxy and Korba districts this time made me appreciate it in a different way. I wish all Heliopolis had kept within that style. Some apartment buildings are a real eyesore, there needs to be more building regulation.

Btw, I was out the other day with my cousins and and ran into a Senefru. I remembered your blog when he introduced himself.

Memz said...

hey anyone has seen Mo. Mansour lately? I havent been hearing anything about him or the "rail road restructuring plan"

Seneferu said...

Are you serious? There's actually a real life Snefru out there?:-) Well, good for him. I agree with you about the buildings and architecture.

Memz, no. I suppose it's "in the process"...