Goodbye 2013

Another year ends tonight, and like every year it was one filled with its shares of ups and downs. It had its milestones and it had its pitfalls but all in all, it was not short from being a learning experience for me. Usually as is the case with every year, great people enter our…

City of Experts

In a society like ours people tend to believe they are experts. For example, you could be sick with the flu only to have someone tell you about the distant relative who created a home remedy just for your illness. Some people might even tell you to dispense with medication all together and instead to…

The most infuriating phrases

The most infuriating phrases in the Arabic language have to be “Ana bint nas” (Translated as “I’m a daughter to respectable parents”) alongside its synonym “Ana bind 3aleh” (Translated as “I’m a girl from a good family”). In typical Ammanite fashion, these phrases are repeated by many girls who find themselves in compromising positions, or…