Author Archives: Arwa

Keep going

Keep going. The path is still long. Yes, it goes far. You can walk, slowly, or fast, or even even run. But keep going. Yes, there are people. Remember, it’s not a race, run when you can, and walk when you’re tired. You can stop, surely to have some water, but then keep going. It’s […]

A Christmas Song

I wanted to write a jolly song for Christmas, but then I remembered it was still raining. Pouring, the outside world has turned quickly into darkness, without any sign of warmth. In my Christmas song, I wanted to write about joy, family and good times. I wanted to sing in my song, and cry — […]

Back to basic wordpress plan

This isn’t a big deal, but I just want to inform you that I will no longer pay for my blog here at wordpress, and the site address will no longer be strawberryfields.blog. I’m not sure yet what’s the new URL will be, but will definitely be something dot wordpress dot com. I know it […]

Christmas in the old city of Nazareth

A combination of heritage, culture and festive spirits. In Nazareth, in the heart of its old city. There, where it’s usually packed with tourists, there are local Christmas activities, which aren’t for tourists. The magic behind Christmas in Nazareth is not the Christian origins, but the fact that Nazareth is my hometown. I grew up […]

My week in London

So my dream came true and I finally visited London. I arrived on Tuesday, November 5th, and stayed in a hotel in Russel Square. This is among the very few times I traveled by myself. And it was quite the experience. I normally feel more comfortable travelling with a friend or family, but in doing […]

I live here

I always feel that I should live somewhere else in the world. Perhaps a European city, like Paris, Berlin or Rome. but here I am, living five minutes away from the beach, in a city that is always overlooked by everyone. I live in Haifa, the bride of sea. Isn’t that a nickname of every […]

Shofouni Ya Nas / Look at me, people.

So I had a conversation with my friend about something I posted on Instagram, and we stopped for a bit, to discuss the answer to her question why I’m more active on Instagram than Facebook.  I want to clarify something first, if we’re active on social networks, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, for another […]

A Wedding in my Village

I should have written this two weeks ago, but here you go: There is a wedding in my village For the first time What an honor What a privilege There is a wedding in my village In our own village In our own church The only church The only standing building A charming chapel Plain […]

When I tried Scuba Diving

I’m scared of the underwater world. I love looking at the sea, I enjoy swimming, and relaxing, but when it comes to looking inside, clearly, I freak out. It’s another world for me. It’s outer space. I was merely trying to enjoy my vacation in Taba, Sinai, when I was tempted to try scuba diving. […]

Election day: voting is a necessity

I know I’m not the most politically educated person, and I know that everything I say in this post will be used against me in many different aspects. The situation in Israeli is messed up in a way that every time you try to state an opinion, you get lashed out, and decide to stay […]

Haifa

Busy people are not your friends

There are many people in our lives that always say that they’re too busy to meet with us. Fact is: they’re not that busy. And they just don’t care enough to make time for us. Resolution is: leave their busy ass alone. I know, it’s not easy. Letting people off simply because they’re busy sounds […]