Exploring Egypt: Old Cairo

1st of a series on my 7-day stay in Egypt

Went to Old Cairo,
Visited St. George Church and
Coptic Museum.

Later in the eve,
Khan al-Khalili bazaar
Was a place to see.

Next:
Day 2: Giza/Cairo

The Professor (a movie blurt)

A surprisingly good film starring Johnny Depp as a college English professor, who finds out that he has cancer discovered too late. After treatment would buy him only one year to live. If left untreated, he would have six months at most. So, he feels F—-D. As he tries to process it, he goes back to feeling the same thing:  F—-D. Soon after he’s learned his fate, he decides to share the news with his small family at dinner time. But, before he gets a chance to do so, his daughter says she has something to say. After her somewhat surprising news, his wife tells him something life changing as well. With news that seem to match the gravity of his situation, he decides to live out what’s left of his days a little differently. Make that  a lot differently. The movie then builds on a series of life changing events in the classroom, campus, and home.  There are  both funny and sad moments that showcase Depp’s noteworthy acting abilities. It’s worth a view.

Hit Pause for Santa Claus

Hey, hey, gimme a
minute,
Ya hear?

Hit Pause for Santa Claus,

I spend all year
Getting all the toys in gear
Show me some Christmas cheer.

Hear, hear,

Hit Pause for Santa Claus,

Ain’t askin’ you to stop your career,
Wanna make that very clear,
Just show me some Christmas cheer.

Hey, hey, honey chile’
Cantcha chill for a while?

Hit Pause for Santa Claus,

Let go of that hectic lifestyle,
C’mon, toss that office file
Shine on a big ole smile
Is all I ask with no guile.

Hit Pause for Santa Claus

Hey, that ain’t crampin’ your style,
Do somethin’ fun before you go senile;
Smile, smile, long as a mile.

It’s Christmas time in the city,
In the country,
In the valley,
So let’s have a pep rally

For Christmas merry, merry

Hit Pause for Santa Claus

Let’s all be jolly,
Stop and smell the holly.

Hit Pause for Santa Claus

So we can all have a merry, merry

CHRISTMAS

[Note: The original lyrics above were slightly changed in the video to accommodate the limitations of the singer’s vocal range.]

Ten ETs*

*Empowering Tenets

Image: Pixabay

  1. Choose to appreciate over being an ingrate
  2. Avoid being a fool wherever you rule
  3. Give while you live
  4. Listen without condition
  5. Aspire to inspire
  6. Leave lots of latitude when encountering attitude
  7. Strive to thrive
  8. Choose to recycle before using a waste receptacle
  9. Provide no resistance to those needing assistance
  10. Only be a quitter when holding on to the bitter