Tag Archives: Perspective-Altering

Day 10: Duerali to ABC – The Day we Reached the Top

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. “Oh Sh*t, get up” I thought as vision returned, Belal, Maha & Dr. Ramzi faces slowly coming into focus as if fading in from a whole white screen. “Get up, get up get up” urged my inner voice as I tried to get up mumbling I’m OK while they insisted that I keep laying down. Hyper-ventilating, trembling and dry-mouthed as…

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Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani – The Day of the Enchanted Forest

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. I woke up around 5 am, it was still dark outside, cold, and the warmth of the sleeping was way too enticing to let go of. Other than a distant rooster, and the snoring of a close by tired trekker, there wasn’t a sound to be heard. I felt that my breathing is too loud and might wake the whole…

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Day 1&2: Amman to Kathmandu – The day of anticipation & bad Korean food

The group is a bunch of strangers, could not be more diverse: a medical couple in their late 50s,  a 19  year old, a single mom, a cancer survivor, a soldier, a university professor, a vet, an art director, a software programmer, an accountant, a project manager (not me), a cardiologist, a communications guy, an oil guy, a computer games girl, a psychology guy… And me! We arrive at the airport and there was an explosion of colors, sounds and smells on the spot! The…

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هل هناك طابق رابع في شركتكم؟

بصراحة، انا من اشد المعجبين بخرابيش واعمالهم، والعديد منهم اصدقاء واعرفهم على صعيد شخصي… أشخاص واعيين، مثقفين، سهلي العشرة وعلى مستوى عالي من الابداع والمهنية. وربما هذه هي الاسباب الاساسية التي جعلت من خرابيش واحدة من اهم وسائل الترفيه الجديدة التي تحاكي مشاعر الشباب والصبايا في الوطن العربي كافة (مش بس بالاردن) وتجعلهم من المدمنين على محتوى خرابيش ومشاركته، وليس فقط على مواقع الاعلام الاجتماعي، بل يتعداه الى ما بعد ذلك، فترى البعض يعرضون محتوى خرابيش على اقربائهم واصدقائهم وغيره من الاشخاص الغير مندمجين بهذه…

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Eight Years Under Covers!

It wasn’t until recently that I noticed how self-conscious I am about my Hijab! How the fact of wearing a Hijab dictates the majority of my behaviors, most of my thoughts, and even some of my aspirations. How it impact the small as well as the big events of my life, changes the way I understand a sideway look from a half-naked mom while picking up my kid from school, makes me reconsider smiling back at people in a New York street, or get irritated…

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عروس عمان

رواية عروس عمان تكشف عن اراء وسلوكيات مجتمعية و تبعاتها حول المثلية الجنسية، العنوسة، زواج المنفعة، التحرش الجنسي، الاغتصاب، الحب بين الديانات المختلفة، الجنس ما قبل الزواج وغيرها من المحرمات المجتمعية بجرأة مقتضبة وحبكة قريبة للواقع. عروس عمان رواية جريئة تروي قصص لمجموعة من الفتيات العمانيات “العاديّات” في قالب سلس وجميل. الاسلوب السلس لفادي زغموت الذي يستعمل بعض الكلمات العاميّة أثناء الحوار بين الشخصيات اضاف بعد حقيقي للشخصيات وقربهم من القارئ. الرواية تروى على لسان الشخصيات انفسهم، حيث ان كل فصل من الرواية يروى من…

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I don’t need a Shrink… I’ll have a best friend please!

I think that people are critical. The root cause of the depressed society is the critical society itself. We love to criticize, we love to tell you why you’re wrong (it doesn’t mean we’re right, or we even know what right is) but we sure know what is wrong, and it is what you do or what you say. We started thinking that we will be attacked for what we think, let alone what we say or do, so we decide to keep it in.

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

This is one of the few books I read that I would call “Perspective-altering” where it forces you to look at things from a whole different angel, and deal with them in a different way than you once did.

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The Starfish & The Spider… The unstopable power of leaderless organizations…

You know when you read one of those small books, and you start wondering how come I never looked at things from this angel, and why didn’t I think of that? This book does a great job in highlighting what you’ve always known, and never knew you’ have!

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