“I just love ‘Real Love’ by Massari,” –
said Pete, a local diver. “The words of
the song are so powerful.” – He added.
“Bob Marley’s songs are a legend; defi-
nitely my favourite… as he reminds me
of the carefree life long gone now and
the wilder days of my youth. “ – Admit-
ted, Keith, an old time Sharmer.
“Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
“Fleetwood Mac, Tracy Chapman, Bri-
who can live without it, I ask in all honesty an Adams are just a few whose songs
what would life be?
have a special place in my heart.” – De-
Without a song or a dance what are we?
clared Kate, a mother of three.
So I say thank you for the music”
“The legendary Pink Floyd; I listened to
Abba – “Thank You for the Music” nothing else all through school espe-
cially the part that goes:
Yes, we all love music and songs, they make us feel good about ourselves and ‘But awakes to a morning with no
usually help the mood we are in whether it is jolly, subdued or loved-up. But have reason for waking, He’s haunted by
you ever thought why songs mean so much to us? Of course, it is about the music, the memory of a lost paradise’ as it is
rhythm and beat but the lyrics are just as important. exactly how I feel sometimes.” – Con-
fessed Jack, a local resident.
The lyrics are what give a song an identity, and I’m sure we all have “our songs”
that we feel relate to us on a personal level, I do anyway… Also, music tends to “‘I’m holding out for a hero’ by Bon-
lift your mood, whatever it may be. nie Tyler, yes, I really am, but that just
seems so hard to find here, well I guess
Songs have been written about every possible topic. But some songs have really I can always live in hope….” – Sighed
deep meaningful significance and maybe even memories. Some songs you don’t Rasha, a local shop assistant.
hear for ages but when you do it brings back so much and is like a long lost friend.
So, going around town, here are some of the Sharmer’s favourite lyrics: So, pay extra attention next time you
play a song; don’t just hear it, listen to
“‘Wild World’ by Cat Stevens, no matter how many times I listen to that song, it…and I mean really listen to it, as it
I cry; it was my favourite when I was younger and reminds me of my first boy- will give you a whole new outlook of
friend.” – Revealed Hannah, a mother of two. the song when you realize the depth of
“My old time favourite are the Scorpions.” – stated Engy, a local resident. “They
are just classic… I listen to their music mainly because of the words that hold so Well, what are your favourite lyrics and
much for me” – She continued. why? Let us know by e-mailing editor@
ter I always say; it is just the fact of leaving everything behind you; to get away…
Then you will feel more revived and be able to face the world with a more positive
and confident attitude.
“Often I feel that life is so much greater and bigger than the four walls they have
restricted us to.” – Stated Ahmed, a local business owner.
“I think of what’s beyond all the time but I think I am a bit too afraid to explore
it.” – Revealed John, a local diver.
“I have an imaginary island where I dream of escaping to whenever I feel low.” –
Last issue we wrote about life being a box of chocolates, this issue we wanted to
Confessed Sarah, a local resident.
talk about what to do to escape it.
So, think people - think out the box.
Some of us may be content to remain in our boxes of life, while others at some
point are sure to have enough of them and crave freedom, that’s when the prob-
Reccomended places in Sinai to let loose:
Ras Abu Galoum
Sometime things tend to get too much with the pressure of everyday life; you
Nabq National Park
just need to get away from it all. People are always escaping something; whether St. Catherines
problems, work, family, partners or even themselves, there is always something,
Ras Mohamed National Park
well this time let it be the box.
To get away from everything and everyone, the best escape would be to some-
Now, when will you escape the box? Get out there have some fun and live your life
where secluded where you can just forget about everything and exist in a differ-
as you only live once; don’t waste it….
ent world where reality is just an illusion to the rest of the world.
Got something to say? E-mail editor@
It’s in your hands the changes you make; if you don’t like something or sinaiweekly.com
aren’t content with it, change it, otherwise you only have yourself to
blame. You keep going until you can go no further, until you men-
tally break down. Then what happens? At one point you will
need to break loose from the usual routine that can slowly
kill a person. People have to be able to relax from time
to time, so they can better produce as stress has a
great effect on your performance, and health.
To reach your goal you have to define it first,
then devise a plan on how to achieve it, then
go for it.
Also, sometimes you just need the pure joy of
silence, harmony and solitude; to be able to hear
yourself talk and think clearly. It is a good idea to
take yourself somewhere different for a break.
Go someplace where you have no boundaries
or restrictions, no authoritarian figure mentally
blocking your trial of life. It doesn’t even have to
be somewhere expensive; the simpler the bet-
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