Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Bad !

It seems that we might have made some of you ( person in particular) little angry with our recent blog on the new trend of "tween pop" stars (orginally posted on Saturday, December 6).

We would like to apologize if we offended anyone, but come on it was just our opinion and everyone is entitled to their opinions. While we stick to our original posting, we have seen the errors in our ways and respect (really trying hard too) those of you that actually like that crap.

So come on people, instead of getting mad; get even

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Need a lil extra cash?

It wouldn't be the holidays without feeling that pinch in your wallet. Let's be honest we're all broke come this time of year (and for some its all year round, you know who we're talking about). If you're thinking how you're going to come up with some extra cash to get those last remaining Eid/Christmas gifts, then turn your radio dials to Nile FM (104.2) and they might have the answer we all desperately need.

As part of their Christmas celebrations, Nile FM will be running the "12 Scenes of Christmas" contest where one lucky person (God, we hope it's us) have the chance to win the grand prize of 10,000 LE. Finally a prize we sink our teeth into!!. Details for the contest are still a little fuzzy, but so far we know that our favorite morning presenters; Lou and Heba will be testing your knowledge on classic Christmas movie scenes.
More details can be heard on the Mobilnil Wakeup Call with Lou and Heba on December 14 from 8am - 11am, where the contest rules will be given and things will become a little bit clearer.

So start getting ready folks, and watch those classic Christmas Movies. But don't come asking us for any help, cause when there is money on the line we at Out & About tend to get a little nasty, but at least here’s the link so you can start listening right away.

Good Luck!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the Season to be jolly and All That Crap!!

It’s always nice when both Eid and Christmas fall during the same time of the year here in Egypt. Out & About doesn't like it when anyone feels left out. Now everyone in Egypt can go through the holidays together as one big dysfunctional family.

We love (and sometimes hate) the holidays here in Egypt for so many reasons, here’s some of our favorites:

The freakin busy streets - If the traffic in Cairo and Alex weren't bad enough. Now add about 2 million more of us trying to buy that one more piece of junk we don't need before everything shuts down for three days.

Those holiday signs - Egyptian store owners will do anything to make an extra buck. So its no surprise that during the holidays they fill their stores up will all different types of signs and decoration to try and encourage us to come in and buy something. We just wish they would open up a dictionary before writing those damn signs. Habby Holedays and a Mirry Krismas anyone, Bay too and tak one free, etc…..!!!!

The Christmas Spirit at City Stars - If you can't be in Paris or New York for Christmas, then City Stars is the next best thing. You really have to give the mega-mall credit; it does a good job with the Christmas displays and the carolers. Now if they could just get rid of those annoying people that are always there.

That special color of red (and were not talkin about paint) that is everywhere - Do we need to say more? Just watch your step.

Those are some of our favorite holiday memories here in Egypt. Let’s hear some of yours.

Habby Holdays and a Mirry Krismas from Out & About

The Attack of Tween Pop!!

We at Out & About need to get something of our chests. Please indulge us as we begin to rant. We've had it with the new crop of tween pop that has been polluting our ears for the past few months. Artists (if you can call them that) like Miley Cyrus and those god-awful Jonas Brothers need to be stopped and stopped now.
We don't want to come off sounding like old fashioned geezers, but come on people who can really call theses Disney-produced kids real artists? We are offended by the lack of real talent that any of these pre-pubescent brats really have. If you look behind the perfect hair and clothes, you'll discover neither that “adorable” Miley nor "hunky" Jonas Brothers write, produce or arrange any of their own music. Instead you have a team of real artists and Disney Executives working behind the scenes calling all the shot.

And if that's not enough these little monsters are actually extremely popular and successful (insert our jealousy right here). Both have already sold millions of copies of their cd's, dvd's and any other piece of crap that their fans can get a hold of. Making both the Jonas Brothers and Miley multi-millionaires before they reach the ages of 16 (ooh the pain; we don’t even have 20LE in our bank). It makes you ask yourself who is actually buying this junk and why?

Listen up people we need to do something before this gets anymore out of control. We at Out & About are asking you to tell us about your favorite real artists and why, and we will spotlight them on this blog. So start sending us your favorites and who knows maybe we can reverse all the bad that has been done by Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.

Ah, we feel so much better now!

Bawaki Camp !

We came across an event on Facebook and we thought it was worth adding to our blog.

We've never been to Bawaki, but we heard allot about it, it looks a little like Basata, so check it out, and leave your comment plz.

You can do one of two things, either sign up and join all the activities listed below, or apply for a camp coordinator and be one of the people running the event for free... yup for free.

Event Info
Host: ADAA'-أداء (Agency for Development And Advancement)
Type: Trips - Camping Trip

Network: Global

Start Time:
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 9:00am
End Time:
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:00pm

Bawaki - Noueiba'


A Great Opportunity for Maximum Fun & Maximum Learning!!

This camp is a great opportunity for High School students to learn important survival skills through totally depending on YOURSELVES for a living!

Hurry up and sign up for this lifetime experience..Beware, places are limited!

Every day, you will acquire a new skill or build on an existing one through the games that you will play in teams.

Prices are inclusive of:

1) Full board stay for 7 nights and 8 days
2) A Training book with materials you can use to succeed in your whole life
3) Access to all activities, games and trainings given during the camp
4) A guarantee to a wonderful experience :)All of this, ONLY for $70/night

** Sign up before the 11th of December and make use of our Early Bird offer:

1) With a group of 10 friends, $70/ night (**)
2) With a group of 5 friends, $85/night
3) Alone, $105/ night

Regular Sign-up after 11/12 : $115/night

For reservations, please contact Christine Beshay on 0168838665 or email her on

We are currently recruiting camp coordinators to help ADAA' team during the camp.

A camp coordinator should:
1) be a high school student
2) help with the logistical setup of the place,
3) lead a group of 10 or more students from his/her school
4) and OVER AND ABOVE, have a FREE stay during the whole camp ;)So hurry and sign up as a camp coordinator and a get a free stay =))