Afternoons With Teta

She reaches into the cabinet behind her and pulls out two wafer bars, one for me and one for my sister. “There you go,” she says with a smile. “Thank you teta,” we reply in unison. “But teta, you know I’m trying to watch my snacking,” I add. “Never mind, keep it. You’ll have something…

Bloggers, You’re Doing It Wrong

You may have noticed that I’ve taken extended hiatuses recently. I’ve left this blog without new content for months on end, despite having plenty to share. The main reason? I don’t like going online as much as I used to. As a writer, I have always been grateful that the internet has given me a…

Prague: Making Memories Over Good Food

I realize there’s still some adventures to share  from September’s trip to Prague. After all, if this blog’s purpose is to document my experiences in adulthood, our trips factor in pretty heavily. Have you ever had a meal that was so wonderful, you remember it months later? You’d be in the middle of a conversation…

I Am A Runner: Thanks NRC Beirut

If you’ve spoken to me or seen my Instagram feed lately, you probably know that the once unthinkable has now taken over my life. No matter what way you try to phrase it, I’m a runner. I even have a t-shirt that says so. In fact, I have been up since 5 am today (and…

Healthy, Happy Me

It’s hard to believe but it’s true: it’s been almost one year since one ill-fated date night caused me to snap and come to the realization that I needed to do something about my weight. None of my clothes fit like they used to before. My confidence had severely dwindled to the point that the…

Everybody’s Changing- And I’m Still The Same

On the eve of my 20th birthday, I jokingly told a friend who had messaged me with good wishes that this was going to be the “no pressure but you have to hit all the milestones decade.” By my 30th birthday, I went on, and according to the prevalent standards and expectations of what I…

A More Adventurous Eater: My Very First Sushi Experience

I realize that to a lot of people, going out to have sushi doesn’t require much thought. They get together with their friends and/or significant other and just head to dinner (or order in) much like I would think about going for Italian or steaks.  But in fact, until this very weekend, I hadn’t so…

A Non-Fashionista Goes To A Beauty Convention

I have to admit: I was intrigued by the idea of JamaloukiCon. For the better part of the past week, advertisements for this beauty convention kept popping up on all my social media platforms and on billboards around Beirut. Now, I’ve never really been that fascinated by fashion or the latest trends. I can’t recall…

Happy, Working, Married, Woman.

Every once in a while, an article pops up online that is usually of the kind that makes my blood boil and leaves me infuriated for a while. In most of these case, if not all, these “blurbs” are written by men who believe women cannot or should not be allowed to do something: like…

My Phone Broke Down and I’m Lost

I had plenty of topics on my mind for today’s blog post- until at about 10 AM this morning, as I was deleting an unwanted email, my phone suddenly stopped working. Actually , it went into this weird thing called bootloop, where I could only get to the introduction screen before it restarted all over…

A Night At The Opera

In a previous post, I mentioned that attending an opera was one of the items on my bucket list. Though I love music and the performing arts, I am in no shape or form knowledgeable enough, but have always thought of it as an essential experience any person should have. The opportunity presented itself as we…

Prague: A Summary

For our very first wedding anniversary, Ahmad and I decided to celebrate in the only way we know how: travel. We had been doubtful it would work out because we had spent quite a lot to go to Sri Lanka earlier in the year, but our doubts were set aside when Czech Airlines’ billboards started…