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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/21/2019 9:54:16 PM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
@Susan Fourtane I think it was a time when most countries had no broadband really! It was the early 80s. Judging by their history, it appears the ancient Egyptians did better without broadband than modern Egyptians with broadband! I would love to go back to Egypt. Wonder if they have Starbucks there. lol. Your interpretation of birds with broken wings is ingenious. I thought he meant something like we couldn't move forward because of our different cultures and religions. Anyway, all Middle Eastern people speak in parables, like Jesus did in the Bible. i've known many people from that culture. Never knew what the heck they were talking about because it was always like some kind of poetry.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/17/2019 12:21:08 AM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
Perhaps it meant none of you were willing to fly away from their own nest? I think that happens when people root themselves to a place. They can't have roots and wings at the same time. They need to choose: Roots or wings. I think what he meant is that even though you wanted to fly you could't because your roots were stronger than the wings that you could have had. Perhaps something like that? It's an interesting story.

Wow! Egypt before any broadband exixted must have been a very different Egypt. I think you could find it fascinating if you could go there now and see how much it has changed with broadband.  

 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/15/2019 10:45:03 PM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
@Susan Fourtane I've never been to Saudi Arabia, but he took me to Egypt (during a time when broadband did not exist anywhere!) He was here studying and had no intentions of staying. He always said to me, "We're birds with broken wings." Whatever that was supposed to mean.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/15/2019 4:40:31 AM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
Yes, that’s what it seems. Why didn’t yiu want to move? Or why he didn’t want to move. Have you been there?

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/14/2019 6:36:07 PM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
@Susan Fourtane  I think Telecom Egypt can definitely help get better broadband to Egypt. Though the Saudi Arabian's culture was absolutely so different than mine, I would have been willing to adjust, but I didn't want to move to Saudi Arabia, and he went back there.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/12/2019 3:35:32 AM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
I think his startup mentality is what helps him and Telecom Egypt in their digital transformation. It's always refreshing to see advancements like this. 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/12/2019 3:24:26 AM
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Re: specific verticales
Reading through the comments ... Perhaps we don't hear often about Telecom Egypt because what you say about the government blocking the Internet? 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/12/2019 3:00:14 AM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
How interesting. I saw this about Telecom Egypt and I was wondering how is broadband working there. You don't get to here about Telecom Egypt often. So I was happy to find this. Then I saw your comment about the Saudi Arabian guy. Was it to different culturally to continue? 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
12/12/2018 11:36:09 AM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
@Commisio44354 The Middle East has always fascinated me. I dated a Saudi Arabian guy for a while. You think I would have learned more than I know. But I will definitely act on your suggestion. Thank you for your input.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
12/10/2018 5:03:40 PM
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Re: Talk Like an Egyptian
Without getting too political, suggest you research some of the predicament of all who helped spreahead the Revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak--including for instance Bassam Yusuf  (whome I view as the Jon Stewart/Trevor NOah of the MIddle East) who's now in Exile in the West--as I also urge you to see what Egypt is doing with the insurgency in the Sinai.

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