2006 #1s

Looking back at 2006 in a different light.

Best Arabic movie: Aw2at Faragh

Best English movie: Crash

Newcomer of the year: Jannat

Album of the year: Elissa (although not as good as her last).

Most played song: Rob Thomas – Lonely No More

Best clip: Nancy Ajram – Ehsas gedeed

Books read and loved: Harry Potter (all the parts), Kafka’s Metamorphosis, A Brave New World (I know it starts out really boring, but it picks up), Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Quran, Bein Elkasrein, Timeline (Micheal Crichton), Dan Brown (all his other books 🙂  ), I’m sure there are a bunch of others but these are the ones that come to mind. 

Best outing: Casper and Gambinis terrace

Soccer mania: Italy won the World Cup (GO CANNAVARO); Ahly kicked ass in Japan and Tunisia, Egypt won the African Cup of Nations, and Chelsea is on fire. Its been a great year for my teams begad.

Things I’d never done before:

  • Visited Brussels
  • Sat in a stadium and screamed my lungs out
  • Started blogging
  • Owned an Ipod
  • Had so7our (in Ramadan) at a cafe with friends
  • Became good friends with complete strangers compliments of the blogging world
  • Planned weddings and engagement parties and failed to show up to the actual event
  • Read Harry Potter (so to make up for lost time read them back to back)
  • Got published
  • Taught a class (she aced her exam 😉 )
  • Chosen as Time Magazine’s person of the year 😛 (couldn’t help myself)

On the political arena there’s been so much going on I can’t pinpoint an event that was more important than all others. We’ve had a very unsetteling year in the region. We’ve had local elections, Hizbollah in Lebanon, mass killings in Palestine and Iraq and the year capped off with the execution of Saddam.

Overall its been interesting. Seeing that this was so much fun, if you’ve gotten this far in the post (good for you) you’ve just been tagged. 😀

Ciao people, have an AMAZING 2007. May your 2006 #1s pale in comparison to your 2007 #1s.

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11 thoughts on “2006 #1s

  1. Awwwwwwww. Thanks ya OpeRon (what does that mean btw??) You are tagged 🙂 Can’t wait to read all your 2006 #1s. Meanwhile I know I’m running late on my tag, but can’t think of any secrets, I’m more the open book variety. 🙂

  2. Maxxed Out : LOL. Of course there is. 🙂 Starbucks just openned as well. You sounded like those kids on ICQ years ago with the “You have computers in Egypt?!!” 😀

    Happy new year to you too, hope you had a great Eid vacation.

    Not sure if you visit Egypt, but if you do, it’s in City Stars Mall right on top of Virgin Megastores. 🙂

  3. I moved back to Egypt a couple of months ago …
    I don’t think i’ve ever been to City Stars … obviously i’m missing out.
    I used to live like 2 blocks from a Starbux … where did it open ?
    Maybe here i can afford it !

  4. Hmm. Not sure where the Cairo branches are, in Alex it’s opened up in both San Stefano mall and Carrefour. In Cairo last I heard the City Centre (Nasr City) housed one. Enjoying your stay?

  5. well as for my 2006 thingie .. here is the news
    1- awful year
    2- horrible year
    3- I broke up in January
    4- spent the next 5 months in depression
    5- at the last 2 months,it has been getting a little better.. I know now wonderful people through the blogsphere.. that I always comment on their blogs “that means you”

    hehehe

  6. starbucks is in city center Cairo yes,,enjoy 🙂
    i liked the 2006 incidents, will write my vision abt them in my blog as being tagged ,,if u allow me tab3an,,i like it actually

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