Author Archives: Arwa

My week in London

So my dream came true and I finally visited London. I arrived on Tuesday, November 5th, and stayed in a hotel in Russel Square. This is among the very few times I traveled by myself. And it was quite the experience. I normally feel more comfortable travelling with a friend or family, but in doing […]

I live here

I always feel that I should live somewhere else in the world. Perhaps a European city, like Paris, Berlin or Rome. but here I am, living five minutes away from the beach, in a city that is always overlooked by everyone. I live in Haifa, the bride of sea. Isn’t that a nickname of every […]

Shofouni Ya Nas / Look at me, people.

So I had a conversation with my friend about something I posted on Instagram, and we stopped for a bit, to discuss the answer to her question why I’m more active on Instagram than Facebook.  I want to clarify something first, if we’re active on social networks, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, for another […]

A Wedding in my Village

I should have written this two weeks ago, but here you go: There is a wedding in my village For the first time What an honor What a privilege There is a wedding in my village In our own village In our own church The only church The only standing building A charming chapel Plain […]

When I tried Scuba Diving

I’m scared of the underwater world. I love looking at the sea, I enjoy swimming, and relaxing, but when it comes to looking inside, clearly, I freak out. It’s another world for me. It’s outer space. I was merely trying to enjoy my vacation in Taba, Sinai, when I was tempted to try scuba diving. […]

Election day: voting is a necessity

I know I’m not the most politically educated person, and I know that everything I say in this post will be used against me in many different aspects. The situation in Israeli is messed up in a way that every time you try to state an opinion, you get lashed out, and decide to stay […]

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 […]