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Category Archives: Purpose
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
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
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
In 2014, I got a tattoo. It’s a triskelion. A triskelion or a triskele has come to have myriad meanings, but my favourites are the following: perpetual motion and the complexities of the past, present, and future. Not bad for … Continue reading
In my literature class this semester, I had a theme relating to “The Danger of a Single Story”. This was inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk, in which she discusses the nature of literature and cultural misconceptions. Why do we … Continue reading
I have always kept my hair straight, though it’s naturally curly. I don’t know how to sketch, but I’ve perfected the art of drawing lines. I’m an onion with layers, but someone told me the best part lies at the … Continue reading
“I do not want to wage war against what is ugly, I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on … Continue reading
We recently attended a workshop on time matters given by Youssef Khoury, and if I were to comment on one major point it would be time ‘wasted’ vs. time ‘spent’. What determines the difference? Is playing a video game with … Continue reading
Screaming. shouting. frail nerves. comments flying through the air. 15 individuals each making their point of view extremely clear. sometimes too clear. but it’s beautiful. Sometimes I wish I could just be an observer, simply to take an objective look … Continue reading
Today was the second annual TEDxBeirut full day event, and honestly? I expected inspiration. I knew the organizers. Knew their potential. And knew that they would do their utmost to make sure the ideas on stage were worth sharing. They … Continue reading