Category Archives: People

Jazirat al-Hamra: Ghost Town or a Crumbling Piece of History?

One look at the seclusion and crumbling walls across the main road tells us that we have arrived at the right place. It’s a couple of hours before dusk; we have some time to explore the  area before it eventually … Continue reading

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The Story of Baby Girl

The tiny, delicate chest moved up and down to the rhythm of the oxygen being pumped into its premature lungs.  No, not just the chest;  even the abdomen rose and fell as we helped this new life struggle to stay … Continue reading

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My Neighbor And I

We don’t know our neighbors very well.  In fact, we hardly know them at all.  Most of the families living on our floor are locals, some of them are Lebanese, and I noticed a few Sudanese-looking kids.  Needless to say, … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Eid Shopping

  In the mall last Friday, while we where shopping for Eid: Woman: “This yellow bed sheet looks gorgeous, doesn’t it?” Man: “Yes, it does. Mom would surely love it!” Woman: “Mom?! Haven’t we bought enough sheets for her already? … Continue reading

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Job Hunting

I am one of those fortunate people who didn’t have to struggle hard to secure a job., alhumdulillah.  I didn’t experience going from one office to the next, dropping off my CV, and I didn’t experience being turned down after … Continue reading

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The Boy From Burundi

Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world, is located in East Africa. It is the continent’s smallest country, bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania, and The Congo. It’s poverty is due the country’s landlocked geography, poor legal system, lack of … Continue reading

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Too Much of “Good” Customer Service is Unhealthy

This happened at the hospital today, while we waited for my brother-in-law’s cardiologist to come. The Filipino guy at the reception, perhaps because it’s a Friday and there were only few patients at the out-patient department, was in a pretty … Continue reading

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