Category personal

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas for Atheists

Christmas is a holiday that beats all holidays around the world. And it doesn’t matter how much you can argue, Christmas remains the most magical holiday of all times.  I was brought up in a Christian house, and surely Christmas was and still is  part of our winter holiday season. Even though we live in […]

Suffocated by modern progressive society

I wrote before about being suffocated by many things in my life. I spoke about being suffocated by society, by traditions, by patriarchy, by Zionism, and by occupation. This time I have something different that suffocates me. Something that should in fact liberate me, or make me a great human being. I try to be […]

Tick-tock

Tick-tock The clock is ticking A day Few hours Few minutes Until the big day The big day is by all means Not my wedding Not The big day But my big day My birthday! The day I turn 29 Twenty nine My twenties are almost over I only have one last year And then […]

A writer, a dream

About ten years ago I decided that I want to become a writer. I was dreaming about becoming one of those best-selling authors that can live this exciting life of just spending time in solitude and write. I spent my late teen years (18 and 19) trying to write. I knew I lacked the language […]

From Rome with Love

I just wanted to share pictures from my last trip to the magical city of Rome. Because I don’t have enough money and time, I hardly ever travel. So yes, I’m making a huge deal out of my trip to Rome. It was a spectacular visit. I took many pictures with my DSLR camera, but […]