I'm addicted to my journal. Or maybe my journal is addicted to me. I write about everything in it and that's probably a good reason to burn it. For me my journal is a personal space, a room or a world no one else can enter. I cherish it and it's empty pages, I have … Continue reading 22 Random Sentences From My Journal (Your Only Chance To ‘Look Inside’)
Yesterday we took my niece and nephew, who are visiting from Riyadh, to see turtles at Jeddah International which is a mall native to my childhood. The reason I'm writing this post is a lot of people, myself included, complain about the lack of entertainment for kids in Jeddah. Yes, we have places like Shallal, … Continue reading Turtle Pool in Jeddah – City Writing
I thought I'd do a quick update about what I'm reading during my week long Spring Break! I'm reading Queen Iffat AlThunayan's biography as part of a research for a future project. Being a student of Effat University means I have heard a LOT about Queen Iffat and her contributions to the society.For those who … Continue reading My Week in Books
I like to think of New Year's resolutions as the recipe that's meant to make a chocolate cake but ends up giving you a carrot muffin. We don't always get what we plan to achieve, but our efforts or lack thereof bring us to different ends. The fact of life is that no one stays … Continue reading Lessons From My Life
(Read part 1 and part 2) I finally boarded a plane but it wasn't easy. I sat on the small rubber seats, sipped my 7 UP and struggled to eat the muffin they bestowed upon me. But getting there took me quite a while. My flight to Dammam, SV 1102, got delayed by ten hours, as … Continue reading Airport Day 1 – Part 3
It is nice being here albeit frighteningly lonely.
I was first introduced to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the King Fahad International Airport in Jeddah, and the second time a few days later in an email from my professor. Over the course of the next few weeks, at various stalls and bookstores, I bought all of Adichie’s works of fiction. Chimamanda Adichie’s debut novel … Continue reading Purple Hibiscus – Book Review