Culture

Designing social change

Designing social change

September 11, 2016

For those who don’t know me, I’m Lebanese (both my parents are Lebanese) and I grew up in Montreal, Canada. My parents raised me to be very close to my roots, especially in terms of values and lifestyle, yet our Canadian [...]

My obsession with TED

My obsession with TED

April 27, 2016

I’m obsessed. Captivated. Absolutely hooked on TED talks. The odd person may have no clue as to what I’m talking about when I mention TED.  Their mind automatically conjures the image of that teddy bear in Seth [...]

Savor every bite

Savor every bite

March 15, 2016

I was having dinner with my childhood friend Samira a few days ago when something suddenly dawned on me. Samira, her cousin, and I were eating after being famished for a few hours, and while her cousin and I scarfed down our food, [...]

The many lives of a couple

The many lives of a couple

December 13, 2015

Everyone views relationships differently. You could be fused together into one single soul who share absolutely everything, from meals to friends and anything in between. Then there are those who adopt a more independent approach. [...]

Dating instincts

Dating instincts

November 8, 2015

I recently went on a few dates with a certain gentleman, let’s call him Will. I’ve changed his name, as one must always protect the innocent, or not-so-innocent in this particular case. I promise you that I felt something [...]

Things no one tells you about growing up

Things no one tells you about growing up

September 13, 2015

I recall being this young stubborn child (and no, I haven’t lost that stubborness with age!) that wanted to do everything I desired whenever I pleased. It infuriated me when my parents used to say no. All I wanted was to be a [...]

When you feel you don’t belong

When you feel you don’t belong

September 8, 2015

I recently wrote a post about my trip back home to Montreal. So odd this concept of “home”. I concluded that indeed home is where the heart is, right? Interestingly I was just in Beirut and it felt like home too. I’m [...]

Back home

Back home

August 28, 2015

When I think of the word “home”, I still visualize Montreal. Well, sometimes I do. I certainly did right after having a late typical Canadian breakfast with two of my high school friends last week. God bless maple syrup. No [...]

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

August 15, 2015

I don’t like being told what to do and what not to do. I was told not to write this post because, oh well, some people may view it as negative, or others may not want to be reminded of all the tough times they’ve had in [...]

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