Tag Archives: arabic

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 […]

A song that stuck in my mind – Akherto Lahen Hazeen

Akher Zapheer – Akherto Lahen Hazeen اخر زفير – اخرتو لحن حزين Akher Zapheer is a Jordanian Grunge Punk, Arabic Rock band from Amman. For some reasons, this song is stuck in my mind this week. It’ll pass.  

‪#‎Who_You_R‬

I would like to share a revolutionary song from Palestine. About sexism in our Arab society, and most other societies. Nothing to add, just the video. Click on settings and CC for English subtitles. Click on this link too for an article about single/ hit and the campaign #Who_You_R

For the International Women’s day

Translation in English follows: Originally posted on Facebook. اجا على بالي اكتب ستاتوس ليوم المرأة العالمي. رسالة لكل النساء العربيات ( عشان الستاتوس بالعربي) … كوني انت. كوني شو مبدك تكوني. مش معناتو انك صرتي اكتر من عشرين وخلصتي لقب او قربتي تخلصي يعني لازم تتجوزي. ومش عشان تجوزتي لازم تجيبي ولاد. ساوي اللي بدك […]

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 […]

I’m not an Arab (pt.2)

I’m not an Arab. Because if I were an Arab I would have to Muslim, I would have to wear the Hijab and pray five times a day. I’m not an Arab. If I were an Arab I would have to speak Arabic all the time and even write this post in Arabic, like all […]

“لما الله خلق آدم اكتشف انو مش راح يدبّر حالُه عشان هيك خلقلُه حوّا” – ستّي “When God created Adam he realized that Adam would never handle anything, so he created Eve.” – My Grandma

Who’s The Terrorist? (Meen Erhabi?)

A more than 10 year old song by Dam band asks the question of who’s the terrorist? “Who’s the terrorist? I’m the terrorist? How I am the terrorist When you’ve taken my land?!” The song comes with lyrics in English.  

Sisyphus and the Arab Woman

In the myth, Sisyphus was punished to be compelled to roll and immense boulder up the hill, only to watch it roll down once he reaches the top, and to repeat this action of rolling the boulder, forever. The same goes for the Arab woman, she is punished to roll an immense boulder of traditions […]

السّعادة والتّعاسة

و إسا بدي بلش صفحة جديدة عن حياه جديدة، اللي ما فيها ماضي بعيد وكئيب. عشت كآبة الدنيا. مش كلها، نصها، بس كانت كآبة كاملة. كنت عم ابحث عن الكمال وأخذت الكآبة بكاملها. امرات بتسائل، شو انا سويت؟ كيف وصلت لهيك موقف؟ كيف صرت وحدة منهن، من الناس اللي ما لاقت موضوع تكتب عنّة غير […]

My grandmother and Fairouz

Late afternoon, still sunny and warm, sitting on the balcony with my grandmother. There is only one thing to talk about, the good music. We talked about Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra, until I started talking about the French chanson that inspired so many Arab (Lebanese) musicians and singers. After listening to Edith Piaf, we concluded […]

Where no one accepts me I can succeed

It was the final day of the semester, few years ago, when I was still a student at the Theatre Department. I was one of those who never had any previous experience they can relate to when dealing with Theatre performance and arts. I chose to study Theatre because I was interested in the subject […]