Category Uncategorized

New year, nothing new

So the new year started yesterday. And so well it started: by a terrorist attack in Istanbul. Isn’t it great? the way the new year starts? We’re all hungover the next day, unable to do anything, but cope with the disastrous news of the expansion of terrorism through out Europe and the Middle East. And […]

عابدي اللحمة (The worshipers of meat)

English follows: قال بقرفو من الصراصير وبموتو برب القريدس . زي كيف بالهند بعبدو البقرة، احنا منحب الكلاب. وبالصين بوكلو الكلاب.قبل متحكمو، حاسبو حالكو قبل. شعب موجهن. واللي برجع بقول عن حالو نباتي وبوكل سمك بدي اصفقو كف.   They’re disgusted by cockroaches, but adore shrimps. Like in India they worships cows, we love dogs. […]

Their Independence is our Nakba

Nakba = Catastrophe in Arabic (or as I refer to it: the Palestinian Holocaust). I don’t know how anyone would think it’s fair that we, the Palestinians living in Israel, have to acknowledge the Israeli day of Independence. What should I feel when I see the Israeli flags hanging in every corner? Why can’t we remember and […]

A struggling editor looking for writers

I’ve been in contact with  Mahmoud Mansi for few years now.  Mr. Mansi is a writer, a poet, an artist, a founder, and a very handsome Egyptian man. He’s the kind of man that would take chances on things that don’t even make sense, yet they make a change and a difference in society. For so […]

I Am Not a Stereotype

Originally posted on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit:
I am not a Stereotype Stereotypes Hurt.  No More Labels!! Women of all colors, races, religions ethnic groups and nationalities face double jeopardy. I will not be defined by the narrow conventions of your mangled mind. Me and Patti LaBelle got a new attitude. http://youtu.be/7jHToFiZuSU I…

Liebster Award

I was nominated to this Liebster award by the awesome blogger of PEACELOVEANUNITY. Now I have to answer 11 questions, nominate 11 blogs/bloggers and make 11 questions for the nominees. It sounds like fun. To answer PEACELOVEANUNITY questions: 1. What is one weird thing you believed in as a child? – That dead people are watching […]

Help Build Khashabi Ensemble Theatre

I’m going to dedicate this post to support local artists I know. I studied theatre with them and they deserve all kind recognition and support, after their hard work. They are young, ambitious, innovative, creative, talented and confident. And, they need your help. Help build Khashabi Ensemble Theatre This is what they have to say: […]

This is why I’m not going to wish you a Happy New Year

Originally posted on Sawsan's Blog:
Happiness is not real, you are never happy, you can be comfortable though. Happiness is an illusion, it lasts for a moment and you can barely grab it, happiness is not real, but that doesn’t mean we can’t feel it. So let me wish you something real. I wish…

You need to be smart for a smartphone

Smartphones have taken over our lives. And sometimes I wish we never had them.  They made our lives easier, but difficult to handle at the same time. And sometimes we think, yes we’re better off without them. Do you remember in the science fiction movies some decades ago, when they had this little device that […]

My October

It happens early or just earlier than  expected. The first drops of rain I learned to hate through the years. But this is the time my own month to feel cheer.   It will take up another year to bring back the heat I had during summer time. I wrote songs of love and freedom […]

Ten Things You Need to Know About Arabs

I found this on the Civil Arab and couldn’t help but share it here: Whoever coined the term “Ignorance is bliss” is an absolute idiot. Ignorance is not bliss. In fact, ignorance leads to misunderstanding. Misunderstanding leads to fear. Fear leads to bias and hate. So I am here to present to the American public […]

Promoting Cosmetics

I don’t usually talk about cosmetics. And those who know me know how little I know of cosmetics, make up, fashion, labels and even beauty. When it comes to shopping you can usually find me in a bookstore. I hope that can change though, I truly admire beauty and fashion. Make up is after all painting […]