Category personal

New year with hope?

It was half an hour after midnight, the beginning of the year. After all the firework and the firework. Oh there were plenty, and they were close and loud too. After three glasses of champagne, and a few other glasses of sparkling wine, I was out for a ride. No, I wasn’t driving. It was […]

September First

So September started, and kids are now going back to school. If I was a teacher, I’d be going back to school with them. Perhaps differently as we’re still in the times of Corona. Perhaps, I’d be teaching from home, but still, it would be the beginning of the school year, and I would feel […]

COVID-19 Reflections

It’s been more than a month since we all started working from home. At the beginning I was reluctant to the idea, and even concerned.  It was the beginning of March, I started feeling dizzy at the office, and my throat started to ache. I had to go home and rest.  The coronavirus, COVID-19, hasn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

January is the longest of months

Why does January feel like the longest month of the year? This month contains 31 days, and it is indeed a long month. But so are many other months during the year. Still, January feels like the longest of them all. And for some reason, it feels like it doesn’t end. So many things have […]

The Ten years challenge

I can easily just post a picture of myself in 2009, and another one from today, but why is that a challenge? “I challenge you to show a picture of you ten years ago!” I honestly don’t recall having any real embarrassing pictures of myself ten years ago, but I could find myself in a […]

Resolutions for 2019

So here you go, this year’s resolutions: Stop buying things I don’t need Go to the gym, or just quit Go out for walks in the neighborhood at least twice a week Read books — at least five books in a year Write fiction/poetry Don’t eat after 8 PM Sign up for an art workshop […]

2018 resolutions review

Last year I wrote some resolutions, which I updated in March, and now I think it’s the time to review those resolutions, and evaluate my performance in 2018. You see, I sound professional. Let’s hope I can excel in keeping some resolutions this year too. So here’s a list of the resolutions I updated last […]

Christmas for Atheists

Christmas is a holiday that beats all holidays around the world. And it doesn’t matter how much you can argue, Christmas remains the most magical holiday of all times.  I was brought up in a Christian house, and surely Christmas was and still is  part of our winter holiday season. Even though we live in […]