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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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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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To Grandma Weddo

Why don’t we have eulogies in our culture? For someone like me, who expresses herself through words, I need that sense of closure. So I guess a blog would have to do. To grandma, Who had the imagination to write … Continue reading

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A skill every teacher should have!

Should every teacher have a degree? Well… in this day and age, you’d hope! But does that fashion out a great educator? Of course not!  I have the degree. I have the emotional intelligence (or so I hope). I’m a … Continue reading

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Don’t use Darwin’s name in Vain!

…And yes. I’m aware of the Biblical implications of my title. When you ask some people why they act in ‘selfish’ ways, why they are out to fulfill their own self-interest, many might attribute it to a ‘survival of the … Continue reading

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El Assir is just a name. Shit by any other name could still destroy a country!

I used to post on a political forum…for years all I’d do is have political debates until my energy slowly started to dwindle. After all, it was the same fight, the same argument. And I took a decision… I’ll remain … Continue reading

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The Art of Public Speaking: One Essential Ingredient

I’ve taught so many public speaking courses, worked with numerous speakers and speech-writers, and I don’t know why this has only fully dawned on me today.  Regardless of the amount of work you put into your speech, there is only … Continue reading

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A story of a magic carpet.

Right from the beginning…when my brothers and sisters were only beginning to take shape, when our contours were being mapped out and our sizes redesigned, I knew i was destined for greatness.  While most of my siblings could only dream … Continue reading

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What our friends are up to… Intervention: Urban Renovation

Originally posted on Mind Your Humanity:
The beauty of a city revitalized. The captivating power of beauty revisited. A young group of designers have taken it upon themselves to make change “happen”. A team of enthusiasts wanting to turn different corners…

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A special Thursday

Originally posted on Mind Your Humanity:
This Mother’s Day, don’t worry about buying a card. We have something even more special! Attach this to your gift or simply hand it to her on its own. Knowing you care is all…

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