Author Archives: Reine Azzi

About Reine Azzi

An instructor who teaches so many different courses at university! Best way to remain passionately challenged! I'm also the licensee, curator, and host of TEDxLAU which adds so much excitement to my life!

The bearable fullness of it all…

Over the past few years, whenever anyone asks for a book recommendation, I almost always tell them to read The Unbearable Lightness of Being for Kundera. That haunting moment when he loses everything that had previously made his life stressful, … Continue reading

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My lips

I always hated my lips. It’s not that I don’t have an upper lip… oh it’s there (in its own teeny tiny form)! It just chooses to withdraw into nothingness whenever I think, talk, smile, and laugh. So pretty much… … Continue reading

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The ‘working mum’!

And that’s it… my first semester back to work is almost over. And I’m drained. Physically, emotionally, intellectually… drained. My first semester back has meant working full throttle on 5 hours of sleep – mostly interrupted sleep as well (teething … Continue reading

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Having a cat and a baby

The comments will start even before you think of getting pregnant. Yeeee… you won’t be keeping the cat, right? You can get Toxo!’ And then, once you do get pregnant, almost everyone you know will ask the inevitable: When will … Continue reading

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One month of motherhood

The baby’s sleeping now… shhhhhh! Well actually we’re lucky on this front. He can sleep through almost anything! Except hunger. That will never keep him down. I gave birth at 9:30am on Monday, October 2, and I’m writing this at … Continue reading

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35 … today! 

Half a decade into the 30s. Quite a milestone!  5 years ago, I posted a cute ’30 sucks’ image with lollipops, and I couldn’t have predicted a sweeter decade.  These past few years have been quite eventful… to say the … Continue reading

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12 Ideas for 2017

Happy New Year! Or Feliz año nuevo since we had the fortune to meet the new year on a rooftop in Havana – without Internet so I couldn’t blog about it. The best I could do was to actually enjoy it, … Continue reading

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Never been to a TEDx event? 

Not sure what all the fuss is about?Or whether you should go? Well, here are the top 5 things you’ll experience at TEDxLAU this year:  14 different talks and performances from completely diverse fields. What’s in common? A passion for … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s time to wake up: نوم الغزلان

If you’re expecting a cathartic release, think again. Through this ingenious production, Lina Abyad and her team hold the audience captive as they listen to story after story of Syrian asylum seekers. And when you’re about to scream out: ‘No … Continue reading

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Why weddings are still worth the ‘weight’…

I’m about to be 33. My husband-to-be is 36. We could follow the lead that many of our friends have set for us and have a small destination wedding. Nothing at all wrong with that! You have fun, travel to … Continue reading

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