Sunday, 12 September 2021

It’s thriller week on the tube tonight + Sally Rooney’s new book is definitely worth a read


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Nine Perfect Strangers — as the title suggests — crams a bag of eccentric strangers into the ethereal world of Tranquillum House — a wellness retreat led by white-clad guru Masha (Nicole Kidman). The series tries to answer the question: what can broken people offer each other? As a character-driven show, the star-studded cast share their back stories one by one, gradually shedding their anonymity until they’re no longer strangers. The show has been drawing comparisons to Big Little Lies and The White Lotus, so if you’re a fan of these two, this one is definitely for you. The show is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

🎾Egypt’s Farida Mohamed beat England’s Lucy Turmel on day three of CIB’s Egyptian Open squash tournament earlier today. The next round of matches will be played tomorrow at 12:45 pm by the Great Pyramid of Giza.

This afternoon in the Premier League: Liverpool will play against Leeds United today at 5:30 pm.

In La Liga: Real Madrid is up against Celta Vigo tonight at 9:00 pm, while Valencia is playing against Osasuna at 4:15 pm.

Serie A: Milan is taking on Lazio at 6:00 pm, while Roma plays against Sussuolo at 8:45 pm.


The most bang for your buck: Arigato Sushi & Grill serves a delicious range of sushi infused with all kinds of westernized creations. You can start this Japanese cuisine experience with a Miso soup, a Pirikara Tom Yum based soup and a jasmine tea, which all make a good prelude to the main courses. With fresh ingredients, Arigato’s rolls offer something for sashimi, sushi, and Nigiri lovers. Their reasonably priced plates are really good value for money, with All You Can Eat for only EGP 250 per person. Arigato just came online and is offering a 10% discount for three more days to anyone ordering through their website.


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Garden City karaoke is back at ROOM Art Space & Cafe every Sunday starting today at 8:00 pm.

The Cairo Opera Orchestra is playing this orchestral season’s inaugural concert with the Cairo Opera choir today at 8:00 pm. Soloist Amira Selim, chorus master Carmine Colangeli and conductor Nayer Nagui will be performing pieces by Tchaikovsky, Gliere, Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, and Leoncavallo.


The much anticipated Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney is written from three different points of view; an objective third person narration, the perspective of our protagonist Alice — a novelist navigating young adult life, and her friend Eileen. From emails, to personal encounters, and intimate relationships, Rooney showcases her characters’ personas in their everyday encounters. Like Rooney’s much-loved Conversations With Friends and contemporary cult favorite Normal People, the lifelike dialogue and profound intellect that the characters engage in makes this book both an exciting read, and a great underlying study of communication. The novel hit the shelves in physical UK bookstores on 7 September, and is currently available for preorder as an ebook on Amazon, where it will be released in the coming months.

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