Written by Mariem ELTagoury
Good day Cairenes! Hope you all head a pleasant weekend with this fair weather. As always we’re here to end your week with a bit of entertainment form all over the web. Here’s your dose of what groovy online this week.
• Karim Rahman and I never see eye to eye but I’ll have to admit; his article this week is the best description I’ve read yet for our complex love-hate relationship with the big city Cairo.
• Why are Egyptians sad? (DO NOT CURSE MY PARENTS) – beware this is a long read (I REPEAT DO NOT CURSE MY PARENTS)
• And while we’re on the topic of Egyptians’ depressed state…
• Came across this right after we lost the match to Ghana. Couldn’t stop laughing!
• Crazy reasons why wedding were postponed that don’t involve family disagreements! It could happen to anyone even… Gareth Bale.
• Super freaky movies based on real criminal cases.
• 14 inventors who were killed by their own inventions!
• 10 Notorious Last Words from Prisoners on Death Row
• Meet the human behind “Humans of New York”
• Lastly, some interesting life hacks which I’m not sure work or not, but it’s worth the try!
I am a graduate from German University Cairo. Reading novels is my passion and writing is my release. My guilty pleasures include fashion & playing around with my make-up kit.
A couple of years back when I was introduced to the online world, back in 2007; I was quite surprised that in spite of the presence of thousands of young Egyptians who follow the online sphere daily, there wasn’t one site that represented us or our lifestyle. [Later we’d come to see the rise of the political, religion, social-elite, and foodie websites, but still the voice of the average Cairene youth was missing.]
I was glad to find out that I wasn’t the only one who had the feeling of the outsider on the internet, that’s why I decided to gather a team to fill a gap & finally find our place online and give Cairo’s youth a real voice that reflects its true culture. I hope you find our site interesting with a new view of life.
Besides running the magazine & editing, I write the “Sans Sugarcoating” column, pardon my french, and a couple of other stuff around here!
If you want to contact me, my email is [email protected]; you can also use our contact form or email directly to [email protected]