Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Some Questions to ponder upon

I am traveling to Italy for the next week I will hopefully be back on Thursday 25th of may so as a part of my traveling rituals I like to post a long post before I travel and this time I’m done before my traveling deadline (next Thursday)

So here goes…

§ Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest? As your close friend? As your lover?
As a dinner guest I’d probably go for some character that has a lot of stories to tell (I’d like to meet president Anwar El Sadat)
As a close friend I’d go for the obvious Jimmy Mubarak (sorry I’ll sell out)
As a lover I’d definitely go for "Emmy Rossum" from the phantom of the opera or an older choice would be Arabic singer/ hottest thing out of Lebanon
“Maya Nasri”

§ Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by five years to become extremely attractive?
Hell yeah, I’d give an extra 5 years to be extra cool…. (Unless I had less than 5 years to live of course)

§ Would you rather spend a month on vacation with your parents or put in overtime at your current job for four weeks without extra compensation?
Interesting thought!!!!

§ When did you last cry by yourself? In front of another person?
I’m not sure when was the last time I cried by myself, I teared up in front of the police during the Dahab interrogations though after they told us we were the main suspects and that we’ll probably spend a long while in custody

§ If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?
Another interesting thought!!! I like to think that no one is happy, anyway it depends if it’s from the entire world or just Egypt, generally I’d say about 30% maybe

§ If you had the choice of one intimate soul mate and no other close friends, or of no such soul mate and many friends and acquaintances, which would you choose?
Well… since now I fell out with my college group and the school group is never there and I have no soul mate at the moment, I say I say either would be welcome at the moment

Ø Do you think your friends would agree with one another about the kind of person you are?
I’m very moody, even I don’t agree on the kind of person I am

§ Would you prefer to be blind or deaf?
Deaf, although I’d miss music and people speaking to me Spanish

§ How many of your friendships have lasted more than ten years? Which of your current friends do you feel will still be important to you ten years from now?
Only one with Ali, again probably only Ali

§ If you could mould to your liking your memories of any past experience, would you do so?
Oh that would just be horrible

§ Would you be content with a marriage of the highest quality in all respects but one – it completely lacked sex?
Again, lacking sex very much at the moment and lacking marriage (but I heard that most couples don’t have that much sex after the first couple years of marriage, but again if you ever walked in on your parents you’d know that’s not true

§ If you were happily married, and then met someone you felt was certain to always bring you deeply passionate, intoxicating love, would you leave your spouse? What if you had kids?
Love is overrated

§ Relative of the population at large? How do you rate your physical attractiveness? Your intelligence? Your personality?
My physical attractiveness, hmmm… my ego says a 7½, my scales beg to differ
My intelligence would be around a 9 (iq test not me)
And my personality I’d give it an 8 ( if it wasn’t for the short temper and the sensitiveness)

§ If you could script the basic plot for the dream you will have tonight, what would the story be?
Eva Longoria and sir hump-a-lot

§ While out one day, you are surprised to see your father holding hands with someone who is clearly his lover, he begs you not to say anything to your mother. How would you respond? What if your mother later told you that she was going crazy thinking that your father was having an affair yet knew it was just her imagination?
OUCH!!!! Tough one, I’d probably shut up in the beginning, most of us do, as for the mother part, I’d lie to her that everything is alright, spare her feelings and talk with my dad about his plans, then act accordingly

§ If you had to spend the next 2 years inside a small but fully provisioned Antarctic shelter with one other person, whom would you like to have with you?
A totally hot, female and complete stranger who’s secretly into fat guys :-) the stranger part so we could use the time to get to know each other ( kinda pointless to have your best friend aboard )

§ You become involved romantically but after 6 months realize you need to end the relationship. If you were certain the person would commit suicide if you were to leave and were also certain you could not be happy with the person, what would you do?
I don’t think I’d be able to live with the guilt so I would stay

§ What was your most enjoyable dream? Your worst nightmare?
I don’t have a most enjoyable dream, I had weird ones though, as for the nightmare I remember it till today, it involved a priest and two male aids torturing a young nun ( I woke up sweating and didn’t sleep for 2 days) I’m not a Christian and generally don’t have religious dreams especially the demented type but for some reason I had this nightmare, I still shiver when I remember it ( it definitely has a deeper meaning but I’m ashamed to ask anyone about it)

§ If by sacrificing your life you could contribute so much to the world you would be honored by all nations, would you be willing to do so? If so, would you make the sacrifice knowing that someone you thoroughly disliked would received that honor while you went unrecognized?
I would in both cases, but with much less zeal in the second one

§ Would you like your spouse to be both smarter and more attractive than you are?
I think it would only be fair if she was one and I was the other, and I generally believe that women should be more attractive than men ( plus if she was both why would she hang around with me?)

§ You discover that your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mix-up at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try and correct the mistake?
I probably would, but not if he was five-years-old

§ When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
In my car a couple of days ago, I only sang to someone once in college to a girl (A) and I sang can’t help falling in love with you or something else equally sappy, I ruled that day, with a standing ovation and all, she wasn’t impressed though, bitch

§ Which sex do you think has it easier in our culture? Have you ever wished you were of the opposite sex?
Does that really need an answer? I wouldn’t mind being female for a day or two for the obvious reasons (moving guys around with one finger and all) but I’d have to be a hot girl

§ What are your most compulsive habits? Do you regularly struggle to break these habits?
Smoking and biting my fingernails, nope I enjoy them actually

§ Would you enjoy spending a month of solitude in a beautiful natural setting? Food and shelter would be provided but you would not see another person.
I would take anybody on that offer, where else can you do that amount of soul searching and get a month off work

§ If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly? Would you change anything about the way you are now living?
I’d be more religious, I’d finish my book/story/novel, be nicer to my mom, And tell “the asshole” about the truth about his bitch fiancée

§ If you knew you would die of an incurable disease within 3 months, would you allow yourself to be frozen within the week if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 1,000 years and living a greatly extended life?
I can’t even figure out HTML do you think I’d survive for even one month in a 1000 years? No thank you I’ll take my 3 months now

§ You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you’ve never met. Would you want to go if you had to go by yourself?
Reminds me of an interesting thought that I’m working on, it’s a bloggers party/get-together, a hypothetical one that has no boundaries and the fact that A pair of brown eyes is in Canada or that Cup Of Malice is in Dubai doesn’t matter, I had this thought a couple of days ago and basically I had a vision of how each one would carry themselves and the fist fights that would eventually happen.

§ If you were at a friend’s house for thanksgiving dinner and you found a dead cockroach in your salad, what would you do?
Hmmm… crunchy, I would take my plate to the kitchen and force feed it to the dirty friend

§ If someone you love deeply is brutally murdered and you know the identity of the murderer, who unfortunately is acquitted of the crime. Would you seek revenge?
Are we entitled to take revenge ourselves? I am against killing for revenge, I’d probably torture them if I ever had that chance, make them suffer (something from the movie “Se7en” or “Saw” comes to my mind)

I’d like the following to Share what they would do in these situations/ tag them, if they can bother themselves cuz I know it’s too long but the questions are worth answering, at least between yourself, they give insight into one’s self

Cup of Malice (YEEAAAHHHH, Damian and Demento forever)
Bar Bar A
Sam (contemplates)
Spanish mozza
The Shadow’s End

Again this is not a request/tag to do this on your blog, it’s up to you to decide if it’s blogworthy but at least do them in your mind, you’d be surprised at some of the answers that you didn’t know were there ( although I’d love to see your answers to these questions)


johny bravo said...

your invitation is definitely accepted,thanks first for caring about me answering those questions.you sound very smart in being popular blogger.
will answer all those questions in my blog.I will actually post it rightnow.thanks
Have a nice trip in Italy,it could be so amusing with the capuccino,pizza and people.
have fun

Alluring said...

Thanks for tagging me koko :P
I will get to it soon.

Your responses were really interesting, i enjoyed reading your post

Have a wonderful trip and come back safe!

johny bravo said...

I enjoyed ur answers Kareem & tells about you,interesting to know somethg or another about someone like you.Your answers are smart,funny but I wonder how you think females are privileged here.i always though the opposite is the correct,interesting to know that guys want our life as much as we girls do.:)

spanish_moza said...

I'll do it as soon as I find a minute and I'll post it!!!!!.
I enjoyed a lot reading your answers... some of them are really funny ;-)

BTW I love Italy almost as much as I love Spain. I go there as often as I can (I've been there last month actually), so if you need any information from a non-italian point of view please let me know.

Have a great time there and enjoy it!!!!!

KareemFromEgypt said...


it could be fun but lel asaf it's for business, 2 days are lost in transportation and the remaining 4 days are work from 8-6pm so i'll get a couple of hours off every day but no shopping :( most stores will be closed by then but i'll enjoy some nice dinners though


You're welcome ya lulu :p

looking forward to reading your responses when i get back, i travel tonight and will probably have no internet access for the next week but we'll see


i don't think females are privileged in our country, i was referring to the entire world, females can make Guys do things, just like that, all it needs is a few sweet words and we go GaGa, i'd like to have that effect for a day or two, that's it

Spanish mozza: notice how i wrote mozza with two "Z", i like spanish girls

i could use some information about italy but not this time, i'm probably going again but for pleasure next july or august, i might even pass by spain too as i have some guapa chicas and hombres to see there, thanks for the offer

Nerro said...

The tag is definitely blog worthy ya Kareem..thanks for the tag...will do it..bas it is gonna take sometime...it is loooooong ;D have the bestEST and safest trip...even though it is a business one..

johny bravo said...

Girls can make guys do anything just by some sweet words.hmmm,,interesting to know,,how come I never make use of that magic? I never felt my sweet words managed to make any guy do what I want,,seems i lack the power...so I've to start exercising to make use of that thing you wish to have Kareem,will try tomorrow morning with my supervisor :) will tell you if it worked.

Pazuzu said...

ok It's done

KareemFromEgypt said...

glad you liked it, take your time with the tag

so did it work? i thought your boss is married, stay clear of that path

Pazuzu, i'm on my way to check your blog, i bet they are interesting answers

johny bravo said...

yea yea kareem he is married,but he always says no to my demands at the first then he laughs at teasing me ,then calling me back to do what I want.:(SO i can try with him the magical feminine thg you talk abt to have my demands done in the first place, away from the married issue,,it's business talks here Kareem,,;)

Mando said...

i just came back from a week's absence and no internet access whatsoever..... to find this !!

i'm deeply flattered that you would consider me as someone you'd like to know their answer to some of those questions.

i'm definitely gonna do this :)
we share some interesting thoughts by the way, you answered like 4 or 5 questions almost the same way i would have.

KareemFromEgypt said...


i was just pulling your leg ya raghood


knock yourself out man, i'm on my way to check what you had to say

still breathing said...

that question about "what if ur papa is having an affair" really caught my eyes...
guess what? it happened to me (not that i saw him holding hands with sm1 else but i did find a love letter among his things)
and what did i do after reading it of course?? handed it directly to mama.
i'm evil.

KareemFromEgypt said...

evil indeed ya still breathing

one should consider the repercussions of his/her actions before telling mama, i hope things were okay afterwards between them

still breathing said...

yea things were fine coz mama didn't believe that anything of the sort could be happening...2 weeks later my dad was in the hospital and that woman came to visit him...mama was there and that was a good proof to her.
4 months later my dad died and that was 2 years ago.
since then mama never stopped hating and cursing him.

OMG what am i typing? i've just told u my big horrible lifestory.

Cup of Malice said...

Let it be known that I am accepting this particular call to arms out of a morbid curiousity and nothing else.

My blog awaits...

Hanouma said...

too many questions, i answered some of them while reading but i'll try to do what u asked for. by the way where r u? i think u came back from italy or still there?

the cramp twins said...

is the book u got these questions from called the book of questions??

KareemFromEgypt said...

i selected someones i liked from it, but yes i never claimed they were mine

the cramp twins said...

love the book.. it's really entertaining when we're bored.. check question #11 my personal favorite and i would definitely use the power hehe

KareemFromEgypt said...

how about doing the tag?

if you're into tags wayne

as for Q 11 i don't remember it, i'm gonna have to go dig for the book and i'll let you know what my answer is

it's not just entertaining but some of the questions do help shed some light on who you thought you were

the cramp twins said...

here's the question: you are given the power to kill people simply by thinking of their deaths and twice repeating the word "good-bye." people would die a natural death and no one would suspect you. are there any situations in which you would use this power?

follow-up question: if you can imagine yourself killing someone indirectly, could you still see doing so if you had to look into the person's eyes and stab the person to death? have you ever genuinely wanted to kill someone, or wished someone dead?