Charmed

He spoke with such enthusiasm and conviction. In fact, he was able within the first twenty seconds of his conversation to ensure that everyone in the room was listening to him,  I remember exactly how we were all hanging on every word he said only to wait impatiently to hear what more he had to…

Doormats

Ever since we were kids our parents told us to be nice to anyone older than us, to not correct someone when they are saying something that is blatantly wrong, and to not tell a person that he or she is not saying the truth. We were even told to simply not respond when someone…

Traveling  Part One

  Work brings you a lot of experiences, some are good, some are bad, and some send you traveling to the other side of the world. My work sent me to the USA for the first time in my life , to Atlanta Georgia to be exact, and  I was so excited to go ….

Are You Confident or Loud?

When I was a child I used to associate confidence with the ability to speak up. However, as I grew older I came to realize that speaking up has nothing to do with it. After all, those people who boast about themselves, their achievements, and their skills are not necessarily confident. They could be just…

Little Ideas About Writing

Some people asked me where I get my writing ideas from and really I was flattered, especially since I don’t claim to be the expert and I see myself as someone who is always learning. They even asked if I have some “Writing Process” I follow. I put these words between quotation marks because really there…

Fasting and My IQ

When I was kid , one of the most popular cartoons showing on TV was “Popeye the Sailor Man” It told a story of  a sailor who was weak and defeated until he had his spinach. When he had his spinach he made wonders happen. One mouthful of spinach was enough for him to make…

The Human Emotion Factory

In a world where beauty is converted into an industry and where hair colors are no longer subject to normal pigmentation but rather to a color palette determined by the fashion moguls, it is no wonder that basic human emotions would soon follow suit. Now we don’t say that someone was rude but rather that…

The Human Sting

Dear Reader, This post has been sitting in my drafts since last Wednesday and I was not sure whether or not I should post it. It might be one of the most personal posts I have ever written in my life, but at times you do need to get personal. For months, I have been…

The Seven Women You See in Any Gathering

In every gathering in Amman be it a wedding a funeral , or a family dinner you are bound to find these seven female personas. No  gathering is ever complete without them. See how many you can identify. 1: The Event Manager: Now aside from the actual host or hostess, bride, groom , or family…

Confrontations

A while ago, I placed a status on my Facebook page asking if people preferred getting a bad answer to their questions or no answer at all.  I found that out of the people who responded , most of them preferred no answer. I guess people, by nature, don’t like confrontation. A person would lie…

A Hunger for Power

“Put the chair back” shouted the man standing in the middle of the corridor  “Why?” asked the young lady “Because I said so!” he replied, while expecting that such a response grants him enough of a justification for his rudeness. The truth is that he did not even care about the chair being moved. He…

Where I’ve Been

I haven’t been writing for almost a week and that was due to two reasons one of which was beyond my control while the other was  of my own creation. You see, I was hit with a flu that till this day won’t go away but I was also hit with a heavier  wave of…