December 30, 2008

In the AM

This morning I forgot to put Safiyah's lunch in her bag so we went to drop it off at school and the Sister (nun) in charge of the preschool/KG section asked me twice if I was really Safiyah's mom. She said she though the kids' mom was "ajnabaya" (foreign) so I didn't look the part, whatever that annoyed me. We went to get a quick breakfast at Mcd's and had sausage Mcmuffins for the first time! In the US of course we never did but since here it's beef, and halal, we were all over it. Quite tasty and the orange juice was good too. We walked a little bit after that and I drooled at the shoes at Charles and Keith and took a few pictures...



21 comments:

  1. MashaAllah, Mona... u take great pics! You make make me wanna abandon Cairo for your "neck of the woods"....

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  2. I want some new shoes! :(

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  3. great pics!
    How rude of that sister!

    One time in Canada I had to go get an x-ray while I was at the ER. The lady calls me back and stops to look at me. She, I guess, thought that I stole someone else's insurance card or something because I was told I couldnt be Khadra Abuxxxxxxx because I was "white". Sigh...

    I wanted to punch her. Is that wrong? LOL!

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  4. why did they think u were foreign?

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  5. Empress...Thanks, it's actually just luck...I hope I've at least enticed you to come visit sometime!

    Muslimah..my thoughts exactly!I like the black ones on the second shelf from the bottom, mary janes with the chunky heel!

    Khadra, Some people are just ignorant. When you start to have bad thoughts about a nun, then we can talk about wrong.

    Ange because they just knew the older three were born in the US and that I was "from America"

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  6. Lovely pictures. I want a new pair of shoes too, but all the nice ones are high heeled and right now I would rather go bare foot than brave the heels. I wouldn't worry about the nun too much, some people are not open minded enough to realize that there are Americans of every shape, size and color.

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  7. Oooo...super cute!!

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  8. Anonymous3:52 AM

    Mona, closed-minded people are all the same. They really don't know any better :) I've heard many comments that I couldn't possibly be part Mexican because I'm too white.

    BTW, you are such a good mommie.
    Lizze

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  9. Wait, shes a nun? Like a real nun? lol

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  10. I agree, You do take great pics!

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  11. Anonymous2:46 PM

    I can't wait to meet you!
    !!!

    -Molly (too lazy to type her address)

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  12. Jess, I can't help but love the look of heels but I think chunky heels would be ok. Thanks, yea most people here think Americans all have blond hair and blue eyes...don't they know that Americans come from every country in the world?

    Muslimah, I know!

    Lizze!! Yea, people need to OPEN their minds! Thanks!

    Jannah, yea.

    Inspired Muslimah, Thanks, I swear it's just lucky sometimes.

    Molly YAY! me too!

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  13. The reason why I ask like that is because I wouldn't expect to see a nun in the middle east. Idk how it is in Egypt but you barely see the Christians in syria, they all usually stay indoors in their own community.

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  14. Jannah, there are plenty of nuns, My kids' school is a private school run by nuns but the religion lessons are separate of course an it's probably about 65-70% Muslim students.

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  15. Beautiful pictures

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  16. Thanks hijabee!

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  17. mona that's so cool! i always heard that copts were treated badly in Egypt. but that was from my copt friend who didn't really care for muslims..maybe you can do a post about copts in egypt?

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  18. Naseem, I really can't speak about their experiences cause I don't know how they are treated. I don't know many copts personally.

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  19. you should go undercover and reveal the secret world of the copts!

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  20. can u leave ur phone number to me???

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