The Adventures of Pathetic Loser #1412 Vol. 14

Baby Flowers, Big Flowers Originally Known As: So I Was About to Get Stung by A Buzzing Robot Bee From the diary of 12-year-old J.J.  Sunday, August 7th, 2017 So I wake up today to what I mostly wake up to every single day: mom’s voice. It doesn’t really matter if it’s a school day, weekend…

The Adventures of Pathetic Loser #1412 Vol.9

How I Earned The Number #1412 Originally known as: “An Hour on Planet Magical!” So it’s been 9 days since the grand 26th celebration of my arriving to planet Earth aka my birthday…a not very small part of me still believes I’m at least half alien who came to planet Earth on a muffin-shaped space…

The Adventures of Pathetic Loser #1412: Vol. 1

The Day I Hit My Big Two Six So, I woke up to Sam Cooke’s Twistin’ The Night Away playing in my head; the thing that I can safely call a “potentially happy” start to a “potentially happy” birthday. Oh! I didn’t happen to mention it was my birthday, did I? Well, it was my…

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…