So I’m hoping to pick up the habit of writing an “overview” post every other month for the sake of my occasional readers. The most recent post I put up was dedicated to Syria and had information on how to donate, “Bleeding Syria“.
A friend of mine called me the other day and said why my posts sounded “sad”. She called to check up on me, and it seemed interesting because during the course of the discussion I figured out that the posts made her feel her pain. And that’s how I tend to measure the success of my posts; how many of the posts resonate with people, and whether people can relate to them such that it induces an emotional reaction within themselves.
I posted on relationships with “Acidic People” and I tried to answer the question, “Who’s Your Person?” only to figure out that I have more experience losing my persons over time in “Losing Your Person.” There was a post discussing events in our lives and learning to deal with them in “Corrosion, Life and Three Little Words” and how sometimes we think our lives may be crumbling down around us when in reality it’s just “Crumbling Up.” There was also a post on zoning out and where I go in “This is where I go, when I go“
Furthermore, we spoke a bit about violence; first in the “Irony of School Shootings” and then in “School Violence” discussing the act of violence against Lujein in a school in Abu Dhabi.
Finally, there were some mundane discussions on Facebook or Twitter , Graduation and “TCA After the Storm” .
“#AlHoulahMassacre” and “Assad” are currently trending on UAE’s twitter, but so is #GirlsInDubai, which shows how different people’s interests around the country are. If you’ve logged onto the news lately then you know about the Massacre that happened in Syria’s Al Houlah where over a 100 lives were claimed, including slaughtered children. They’re only crime: Being born Syrian.
And the worse thing is, the world is quiet. Don’t get me wrong. There is talk. Lots of talk. Lots of angry talk. Lots of frustrated talk. But just talk. No action.
Martin Luther Kind once said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
But here in the UAE, we are discussing #GirlsInDubai.
The least we can do is help through donations to the UAE’s red crescent through the mobile phone.It sucks to know that this donation would have come too late for many people, because it’s like trying to put a band aid on because we’re trying to put a band aid on an amputated limb, but that’s the least we can do since afterall, I feel we’ve talked enough.
Ettisalat …… AED ……….. Du
(6881) …….. (10) …….. (7110)
(6885) …….. (50) …….. (7150)
(4611) ……. (100) ……. (7100)
(5200) ……. (200) ……. (7200)
This post on AlJazeera says it better Why is the world not doing anything to help us?
انصر اخوانك في ســـ *SY* ـوريا
من يرغب بالتبرع فعليه بالطرق الرسمية عبر الهلال الأحمر الإماراتي الذي سيتكفل بإيصال التبرعات..
طرق التبرع بالمسجات ( اتصالات )
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٥٠ دراهم = ٦٨٨٥
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طرق التبرع للحسابات البنكية
بنك أبوظبي الاسلامي ١٠٠١٠٤٦٢
دبي الاسلامي ٠٠٣٥٢٠٥١٥٤٢٠٠١
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انشر بارك الله فيك ولك الأجر بإذن الله
Welcome To Kenya
When summer hits in the UAE, that normally means escape time; escape to Kenya where it’s winter at this time.
Above The Clouds
If there is one word to describe Kenya, it would be green. Even the capital city, Nairobi, is green. It is in contrast with the dusty yellow desert that comprises part of the UAE, and the steel high-rise buildings that comprise the other half.
And of course, if you are expecting the luxuries of the UAE there, then think again. You’re going to have to get used to things like sharing the road with just about anything from matatu’s, mkokoteni’s, bicycles, humans and cattle.
And of course you haven’t had a complete vacation until you’ve gone to Mama Ngina’s Drive in Mombasa (aka “Lighthouse”) for madafus.
Mama Ngina’s Drive (aka “Lighthouse”)
The lighthouse that gives the place its name
All photos taken by me