Thursday, July 5, 2012

Celebrating in Egypt

These days, I've been missing my friends and family back home a lot. Especially when I see their posts on Facebook saying how cold it is now in Manila and how the strong the rains are. These only emphasizes the difference in where we are right now and how truly far we are from each other. Nonetheless, no regrets. If I hadn't taken the chance to go around, then I might no have met some awesome new friends.

One of them is Erin and Wael. I met Erin back when she was still a student in Fordham. She was always one of the sweetest people in the class.  Wael is Erin's fiance, whom I met in a sort of awkward moment in NYC. hahaha. Who would've though that a year later and I would be going to Cairo and staying with Wael for a while. So now they're getting married tomorrow and I'm really glad I get to be a part of it.

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We watched the announcement of the Presidential elections together at Wael's apartment.
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Here is Erin, who still looks pretty without all the fuss of dressing up.
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On TV are the people in Tahrir Square waiting for the results in support of the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi. Imagine the reaction of this crowd if Morsi had lost. It was also fun to Wael and Erin talk about their opinions on the politics of Egypt. This marriage will surely be anything but boring:)
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I also invited them for dinner. I just wanted to thank them for being awesome.
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And it just so happened that it was the night after the election results were released. The way I see it , the election process itself, regardless of who won, is a huge victory for democracy in Egypt. What happens next is a different story altogether. Oh, and I apologize for these random pictures. It's not that I'm trying to be artsy or anything. I'm just trying to get the right setting.
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Here's the happy couple.
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And there's me.
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I take a lot of pictures. But I get frazzled whenever my own camera is pointed at me and I start making crazy phases.
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Case in point.
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Erin had an oreo shake.
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I couldn't help but order one for myself as well. And now, all I can think of is this .
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Look at those yummy food.
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I had chicken with rice and fries.
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The restaurant where we ate was afloat the nile. So it was very cool and breezy.
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More pictures of Wael and Erin.
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On our way back to the apartment. People were celebrating in their cars and on the streets. Everyone had an Egyptian flag.
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We love Egypt! So do I!
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Even the kids had one!
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Erin couldn't resist buying one for herself. So she did. Here she is waving her flag.
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On our way up to the apartment, she posed with her flag.
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And this is me. Again, awkward pose.
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Long live Egypt!
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That is Wael's mom when she was a kid on the picture.
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This was when they had to go to a friend's wedding. They both look so happy and beautiful.
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And tomorrow they will be at their own wedding. I can't wait!
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6 comments:

  1. Love your photoblog! I'm Erin's cousin who lives in NC. Thanks for posting these wonderful photos.

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    1. Hello Doris! Any friend or cousin of erin is a friend of mine! :) No worries, I enjoyed posting them :)

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  2. But the fact that you have FB...you can keep tabs on them and vice versa. Don't you think it works to bring you closer as well? :) I utilize FB to "bother" friends and family all over the world. I can hear their voices as I read their replies and I feel that they're not so far way after all! ;)

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  3. Btw, anong pagkain iyan? Nakakagutom! And...mukha ka nga pa-Chinese effect sa pechurs mo. Random lang!

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  4. That's true! But still, it's not the same you know? Especially since I'm a "touch" person (alam mo ba yung sa pysch? hahaha. ) so important talaga din for me ang physical presence. hahaha. kakamiss lang. Naku di ko na maalala kung anong pangalan nung food. And this is why I will never be a food blogger. hahaha.

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