Humanoid Diaries…Peace

From the diary of humanoid Jane: a senior English Literature student in the high lands of America. April, 2014 “And with that, my fellow writers, we come to a wrap on what falling action is as well as our quick review of the previous lecture”, Professor K. concluded in his normal excited news anchor-ish voice….

All My Loving…or, Pretend It’s 1993!

My heart melted with so much nostalgic warmth that my feet couldn’t press on at their naturally crazy zippy pace for a quarter of a minute as The Beatles voice echoed from my big headphones singing: “And then while I’m away, I’ll write home every day. And I’ll send all my loving to you.” I…

A Hard Year’s Morning

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 10:45 AM I think I’ve watched so many movies my life has turned into one. Or maybe it hasn’t and I’ve only watched so many movies I’ve come to see things from a movie-ish angle. But what I do know for sure is that the amount of literary more-likely-to-happen-in-movies-than-in-real-life irony, emotional mayhem and…

VI: I Came. I Saw…My Brown Loafers!

Friday, November 4th 2016 It’s a normal November day in Egypt, which means picking what to wear is just about the hardest mission you have to take care of for the day…summer clothes will get you freezing and winter clothes are just as warm as a hot frying pan. So on that warm/cool Friday morning,…

Another Passenger Song…and Fear!

Passenger has this great song called “Home”…one of its most beautiful verses goes like: They say fear is for the brave For cowards never stare it in the eye So am I fearless to be fearful Does it take courage to learn how to cry Fear is a mysterious thing. Some say it gets you…

V: I Came. I Saw…Bob Dylan!

Thursday, October 13th,2016 Another normal day at the office; same cubicles, same work routine, end-of-week vibes of exhaustion, you know, the usual. I’m at my desk chatting with a couple of colleagues…we discuss the whole concept of creativity and its association to addictive stimulants; toying with the “would you rather be a super creative addict…

IV: I Came. I Saw…Fireworks!

Tuesday, September 20th I have never been a big fan of fireworks, which I know is something humanity isn’t used to (everyone loves fireworks, I know). Well, they’re cool and all but *counts on fingers*, they’re too loud, too fire-y and if you’re not in a place where you can see them but still hear…

III: I Came. I Saw…The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sunday, July 10th…The highway, around 10:50 PM The moon was so clear from my front seat on the bus…a bit brownish, almost a half moon. I don’t know why but the first thing that came to my mind as I laid eyes on that magnificent thing was The Nightmare Before Christmas. I could only imagine…

II: I Came. I Saw..The First Signs of Fall

Friday, September 16th I look around, and I see all those signs that Fall is just around the corner; the warm September evening breeze, cloudy afternoons, that smell in the air, stores putting Winter/Fall clothes on display, Passenger’s new album coming up, people shopping for school supplies…even people catching the interseasonal cold; the hoarseness in…

I: I Came. I Saw…Mug Clicking

I am at this new Starbucks (I just had to give it a go), and for the first time in all my long years of hanging out at coffee places, I get conscious of that clicking sound that comes out of jostling ceramic mugs and plates. I don’t know but that sound made me automatically…

Another Bemused Semi-mischievous Endeavor!

Two things I have learnt about myself after almost five years of blogging; I have a soft spot for fresh starts, and I don’t mind cliché’s…at all! As my 25th birthday approached, I knew it was about time I ended the Quarter 0f an Earthly Century project. And it didn’t feel good, to be honest,…

Of The Finale…or the “I Ching”!

It’s been exactly 37 days since I became officially a quarter century old. This year, my birthday happened to fall on a Saturday…a weekend birthday, yaaay, let’s blast it, right? Well, no! I spent my 25th as normally as an average Tuesday (not even a Saturday), and you know what? It wasn’t sad at all…I…