Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : Aladdin " A long missing uncle" Ep.3

Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post.
Interestingly , Taher Abu Fasha changed the origin of Aladdin as in the original story.

In the original One Thousand and one nights book , the story of Aladdin takes place in China.
Already China is mentioned several times in the book and this is a proof that the Arab Islamic civilization reached China before Mao and his comrades. 

Here is the third episode of Aladdin and the magical lamp or episode no.154 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : Aladdin " A long missing uncle" Ep.2

Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post.

Tonight we will start a new tale or rather an old tale you know very well , tonight we will continue the second tale for this Ramadan , the tale of Aladdin.
I can’t ignore the buzz Mina Massoud is creating online in Egypt especially with his pinned tweet speaking about how the music of Abdel Halim Hafez was played on Aladdin set and his message to the Egyptian people and its nationalistic finale.
His Egyptian Arabic is much better than Ramy Malek FYI.
To be honest , I am not so optimistic about Aladdin as a live action film with all its colors and style but I am glad that another actor of an Egyptian-origin is making headlines in the world.
Anyhow without further ado , here is the second episode of Aladdin and the magical lamp or episode no.153 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Another brick in the wall : The tablet system and high school students saga “Updated”

Earlier on Monday , Egypt’s tens of Egyptian students in First Secondary stage “High school sophomores” protested against the ministry of education and its insistence on using the tablet-system in final exams in several governorates.

It is another episode in the big sage of the "Tablet system and high school" this school year !!

Since the start of the final exams of the First secondary stage “ 10th grade” , many students reported the tablet-system did not work due to connection problems and system failure.

The new tablet system in exams works as follows : The test sent from the ministry of educations to students’ tablets, and will be answered and marked electronically.

This photo from Youm 7 already shows the students using the tablet in the exams and honestly I do not
how this way can prevent cheating in Giza !! "Youm7" 

It is currently being generalized for “10th grade” students across the country. We are speaking about nearly 500,000 students.

As we are in the final exams phase 10th grade students in different governorates and in different reported its failure.
Group of angry students protested on Monday in Cairo, Giza, Gharbia , Ismailia , Suez, Alexandria, Luxor and New Valley governorates against the failure of that tablet system and current minister of education Tarek Shawky.

Before Iftar in Cairo , photos and videos went viral online on showing the protests by the angry teenagers and how the police forces dispersed some of these protests with no consideration that they are dealing with 13 and 14 years old teenagers who did not chant against the president but rather the minister of education calling for his dismissal.

In Cairo at the ministry of education HQ

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : Aladdin "A young man called Aladdin" Ep.1

The official poster of Aladdin
"Disney" 
Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post.
Tonight we will start a new tale or rather an old tale you know very well , tonight we will start the second tale for this Ramadan , the tale of Aladdin.

This is the something time I post this radio tale in Egyptian Chronicles in Ramadan , I posted it in Ramadan 2010 when I started this Ramadan blogging tradition in 2010.

Now I re-post the episodes again as Disney will release its live-action “Aladdin” film starring Canadian Egyptian Mina Massoud and Will Smith worldwide on 24 May.
It is different than the one I post in 2010 as during then I posted a compilation of the episodes but this time you can hear each episode in high quality.
As you have heard “Aladdin” is based upon Disney’s blockbuster “Aladdin” animation film released in 1992.

you can hear to the first episode of Aladdin tale or episode no.152 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : King Haras Episode 15 "Azad knows the truth"

Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post.

Tonight is the finale of Games of Thrones as well the finale this year’s first tale, the tale of King Haras so buckle it up for an interesting night of fairy tales of magic “somehow”

To refresh your memory and to know where we stopped, I recommend you go back and hear last night’s episode.
Now without further ado, you can hear to the fifteenth episode or episode no.194 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : King Haras Episode 14 "Azad goes mad"

Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post.

Tonight we will see what happens to Azad when he wakes up to find himself a commoner in this year’s first tale, the tale of King Haras.

To refresh your memory and to know where we stopped, I recommend you go back and hear last night’s episode.
Now without further ado, you can hear to the fourteenth episode or episode no.193 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Seen at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo : That yellow stone coming from space

It is the International Museum Day and I will seize this opportunity to share with one of the pieces from King Tutankhamun's beautiful collection in his old home at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo before he and his treasures are fully transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Ancient Egyptian deity Khepri  amulet in King Tut's Collection
The amulet with the yellow glass scarab

Is not it beautiful and amazing?
This amulet depicts ancient Egyptian deity Khepri aka the scarab beetle “I think”
It is made of gold, colored and it was encrusted with gemstones.
Its center of attention without a doubt is its the scarab beetle made of yellow gemstone

Now this yellow gemstone is making news nowadays in the world as according to new research published in The Geology Journal its source is mineral called Reidite, which only forms when a meteor smashes into Earth.

According to what I understand that yellow glass or gemstone was found in Egyptian and Libyan desert, it is called Libyan desert glass.

The new research published in Geology Journal says that Libyan desert glass was formed about 29 million years ago when a meteorite smashed into the Earth in that Western desert.
Here is a close-up image for that stone and the amulet.

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : King Haras Episode 13 "Sultan Azad in Court "

Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post.
Tonight we will see what happens to Azad as a sultan for one day in this year’s first tale, the tale of King Haras.

To refresh your memory and to know where we stopped, I recommend you go back and hear last night’s episode.
Now without further ado, you can hear to the thirteenth episode or episode no.192 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break.