Author Archives: Arwa

Haifa

Busy people are not your friends

There are many people in our lives that always say that they’re too busy to meet with us. Fact is: they’re not that busy. And they just don’t care enough to make time for us. Resolution is: leave their busy ass alone. I know, it’s not easy. Letting people off simply because they’re busy sounds […]

January is the longest of months

Why does January feel like the longest month of the year? This month contains 31 days, and it is indeed a long month. But so are many other months during the year. Still, January feels like the longest of them all. And for some reason, it feels like it doesn’t end. So many things have […]

The Ten years challenge

I can easily just post a picture of myself in 2009, and another one from today, but why is that a challenge? “I challenge you to show a picture of you ten years ago!” I honestly don’t recall having any real embarrassing pictures of myself ten years ago, but I could find myself in a […]

December in Germany

Pictures from my visit to Göttingen and Hanover – Germany, December 2018

Right by the blue sea

Do you remember when the sea was blue? Blue as its sky? Or as that shirt that you once wore and never again? Why is blue a cold color? just like our seas, and our mountains. Just like our fantasies and desires. I still remember that day, when the sea was blue, and the breeze […]

Women can do any job

I found this on UN Women page on Instagram, and I thought it’s worth sharing: Women and girls can do any job–and as we progress into the future, they continue to defy gender roles in various male-dominated industries. .Like many young, educated Lebanese women today, Sandy is creating new and innovative opportunities for self-employment by […]

Resolutions for 2019

So here you go, this year’s resolutions: Stop buying things I don’t need Go to the gym, or just quit Go out for walks in the neighborhood at least twice a week Read books — at least five books in a year Write fiction/poetry Don’t eat after 8 PM Sign up for an art workshop […]

2018 resolutions review

Last year I wrote some resolutions, which I updated in March, and now I think it’s the time to review those resolutions, and evaluate my performance in 2018. You see, I sound professional. Let’s hope I can excel in keeping some resolutions this year too. So here’s a list of the resolutions I updated last […]

إتحاد الجبال

الجبال – مع بعضها تتّحد لتكوّن جيشاً عظيماً يحارب هجوم الانسان على طبيعة الله.  صخور الجبال – صلبة، قويّة، شرسة، ليست مسامحة للتهوّرات العشوائية بدون مبرر. أشجّار الجبال – منتصبة، خضراء، تقف نبيلة، تحمي الغابة من نار الحرب.بقاء هذه الاشجّار أهم عنصر لإتحاد الجبال. تشرين أول 2018

Adonis – Bent El Hawa (song)

Why is it that when we’re young dreams are still allowed? When we’re young we’re allowed to dream and talk about our dreams. No matter how ridiculous they are, we’re allowed to love, be passionate and talk about our dreams.  Wish I can go back in time, and dream more. Without any shame. 

Feminism: we still need it

I had a friend (had, not have) who used to say that feminism is overrated, and that considers that prioritizing women empowerment has become an obsession.  He’s not the only modern modern, liberated, even educated man who has ever said that. Many men nowadays are frustrated by feminism, they claim it’s hardcore, and they strongly […]