The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.

I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A litte time to gab........ !

Salaam Alaikum and greetings to the rest of the crew out there!

Had a moment to sit as my two eldest spawns (lol) are in school while the other two make a mess with all the toys.....

Just wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing out there in the world... anything new anyone care to share? Life has been busy here but with small things like getting the rugrats ready for the new school year and spending some quality time with my other half.... we had a great summer!!!

Oh yes, if anyone of you come here to live for any amount of time, DO NOT buy any house hold items from a company called Olympic... you can have a warranty with them and they will make you call time after time, send a technician who will basically come look at said item and tell you everything is good. I have an 11 kg washer/dryer and ever since I had this stupid thing, it's been one problem after the next. It's come down to me screaming into the phone at customer service and demanding supervisors..... and it doesn't matter- here they don't pride themselves in their work or ethics so it's like screaming at a wall. If this were to happen in America, for sure this problem would have been solved MONTHS ago as people don't want their company to have a bad rep so they take care of the problem... sooooo not the case here- they could care less. It's sickening, tiresome and disgusting. My hubby had the delightful experience of being able to witness the daily antics here with the companies, cleaners and other workers.... and his reaction?????? Pfft..... LOL..... told him. Initially, he thought I was "overacting" with my re-enactments via telephone but he saw first hand their lack of knowledge, crappy attitudes, and the sluggish temperament of the lot..... I can't even be angry anymore- it's become like one HUGE joke.... yeah, HA HA..... Dude, where's the flippin' hidden camera?????

Besides, the daily melodrama here, life has been quiet which I guess is good. My online store is there but it's not the fulfillment I was looking for.... I'm kinda looking for something else to do with my time. I want to make something/open something but here it's not easy to make money like back home.... here people want stuff, but they expect to get it for nothing- can't make anything here worth anything because there won't be a profitable return so I'm kinda stuck with ideas. I thought about just forgetting the whole idea of starting something but I want to be productive AND earn some cash.... hey, I got four kids, Masha'Allah!!!! LOL

And oh yesss, my brother is coming to pay us a visit!!!! I'm excited and he's thrilled as he misses his niece and nephews...... it's gonna be nice, Insha'Allah, to have him here. It'll be his first time in Egypt so he'll be armed with his high-powered camera and BIG lens for all the pics I'm sure he's gonna take. As a hobby, he's a photographer and drawing artist so I'm sure this trip will give him lots of fresh material to work on upon his return home! Can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Anyhoo, it's time for me to take a seat on the sofa for cartoons and continue the "munch fest" with Little Papi and Papito before the Naughty Princess and Big Papi's bus arrive.... then it's all business with homework and dinner!!!!

Everybody be safe, take care.... and be happy! Thanks for reading..... :)

P.S. I LOVE my post pic.... American Muslimahs, REPRESENT!!!!!!!


Mona Z said...

I love your post pic too! :) I was just talking about the same thing, how no one takes anything seriously and there's no work ethic. I'm glad you can laugh about it. Pisses me off.

Empress Anisa said...

Mona, Mona! How are you, darling? Well, I've been sooo pissed off to the point of wanting to maim people so I thought it would be better (for my sanity) to kinda try and blow it off.... THESE people aren't going to change so instead of me creating an aneurysm, I'd be better off trying to laugh about the stupidity, laziness and the disgusting false sense of pride.... ??? In what exactly, I'm still trying to figure that part out..... sheesh.
Unfortunately, I will have to make a trip to their office armed with my body guard/driver/friend to sort it all out..... he's eloquent so I SHOULD be able to walk away with another one.... here's hoping!

And yes, that pic is way too cool..... another sister on FB had it has her profile pic.... HAD to snatch it..... :)

Hope all has been well with you and the fam!

Saving... said...

very nice post

Empress Anisa said...

Saving..... thanks for stopping by!