The International Dwarf Fashion Show Is Coming to the Middle East for the First Time

The International Dwarf Fashion Show Is Coming to the Middle East for the First Time

  One of the best things about fashion is that it has the power to make everyone feel empowered — regardless of their color, religion, body type or even height.   Which is why it fills our heart with joy to announce that The International Dwarf Fashion Show is hitting Dubai on May 20. The show is […]

This Sushi Sandwich Recipe Is So Easy and Inexpensive to Make

This Sushi Sandwich Recipe Is So Easy and Inexpensive to Make

I love sushi as much as the next person (probably even more), but the one thing I hate about sushi in the Middle East is that it’s very expensive. Like seriously, why do 10 pieces of sushi cost a liver + my dignity?   It took me a while to realize that not only can […]

The Rise of Anime Culture in Egypt Among Adults

The Rise of Anime Culture in Egypt Among Adults

  Egyptians seem to be growing quite an appetite for anime. The best thing is that its audience aren’t just children and teenagers; adults are now a huge portion of anime lovers in Egypt. However, you’ll find nothing strange about it once you comprehend the complexity and quality of anime series and films.   In […]

Why This Haven in Japan Will Change Every Arab Bookworm’s Life

Why This Haven in Japan Will Change Every Arab Bookworm’s Life

  Stop it, Japan. No seriously, enough. Is there anything this country hasn’t thought of? From wasabi flavored KitKats to hairdos that are crazier than Lady Gaga’s wigs, Japan is a planet on its own and they’ve just one upped themselves. Apparently, there is a hostel in Japan that gives you the honor of sleeping […]

Japan Loans Egypt $451 Million to Resume the Construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Japan Loans Egypt $451 Million to Resume the Construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum

  In result of a meeting between the Egyptian Prime Minister and the Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs over the bilateral cooperation and boosting ties between both nations, the Egyptian cabinet announced that Japan will deliver a concessional loan of USD 451 million to fund the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum.   This […]

Cairo University Grad Elected as First Female Governor of Tokyo

Cairo University Grad Elected as First Female Governor of Tokyo

  Tokyo’s new governor is not only a woman (and the first female governor of Tokyo at that) and former Defense Minister. Yuriko Koike also studied in Egypt and speaks Arabic, according to the New York Times.   Koike is quite unusual, and seems to be just what the people of Tokyo want: she beat […]

Meet ‘The Great Sandstorm’, the First Professional Sumo Wrestler from the Arab World and Egypt!

Meet ‘The Great Sandstorm’, the First Professional Sumo Wrestler from the Arab World and Egypt!

By Nesma Nafea

Little did anyone know that this little kid…   Would grow up into this 189 cm and 146 Kg sumo wrestler!   Abdelrahman Shaalan, better known in Japan as Osunaarashi, is the first professional sumo wrestler from the Middle East. He first fell in love with Sumo at the age of 15 and decided to […]

16 Epic Moments from the World Cup Group Stage

16 Epic Moments from the World Cup Group Stage

1. The Flying Dutchman   2. The Champions’ Defeat   3. Japanese Being Japanese   4. The first real use of goal line technology   5. Ochoa was for sure watching this as a kid…   6. Rooney scores his first goal after three World Cups   7. Costa Rica qualifies for the Knockout Round […]

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

Here we go again! The second round of the group stage began on Tuesday the 17th of June, with host nation Brazil facing off against Mexico. The Brazilians were able to keep the Mexican offense at bay, while the Mexican goalkeeper Ochoa (nominated Budweiser Man of the Match) repeatedly denied any chance of a Brazilian […]

World Cup Second Round Wrap Up and Predictions

Wow! What a second round. Now that’s a World Cup worth the late sleep every day. With even more surprises than the first round, which we didn’t expect at all, let’s review what happened in the second and look ahead to what we are now expecting from each group.   Group A Mexico earned a […]