This Week in Gaza Camp

After a long involuntary break caused by the Alexa snowstorm, students’ school exam, and the unavailability of transportation to and from Jerash, we went yesterday to teach at Gaza Camp adding another chapter to our voluntary English Teaching program. For me , the waking up early on again Saturday needed some getting used to, especially…

Toxic Bachelors And Major Life Decisions

It is not uncommon to find the toxic bachelor in our society. You probably all know the type, he is handsome, and he is charming. Of course, he can get any woman’s attention, simply because he promises so many women so much. He makes each woman he knows feel like she is the only girl…

My Week in Toastmasters part – #1

6/1/2014: Our Black Iris Meeting (BITC) was one filled with life, and within our cozy family of 13 members, we learned about the history of the English language thanks to our TM of the day Nader Nazzal.  The things that stuck to my mind were that English has been around since the start of the…

Grow Down!

  Back when we were kids, we resolved our differences with our friends in the simplest of ways. We said to the friend we were having a disagreement with, “I’m not your friend anymore”. Usually we said those words in a whiney voice right before walking away to play with someone else. That message was…

The Nawar

  In my expanding list  of terms that mean absolutely nothing to me, my  latest addition is the word “Nawar”(socially meaning people of no class, no culture, and no manners, and more literally meaning Gypsies) following “Mish 3al masari” it isn’t about the money and “Ana bint nas” , I’m a daughter of respected people …