Monthly Archives: May 2010

Screens and nerds

I am catching myself glancing at my iPhone and Blackberry more frequently than I would like to. I spend a good chunk of my day in front of screens. My mac laptop at home, Windows powered computer at work, kindle … Continue reading

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“I am not your mommy”

If you come from the Middle East region or if you have anything to do with Arabs, you will have noticed the anomaly of interchangeable titles in Arab families. “Say what?” I hear you ask. I will explain. If you … Continue reading

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The Emirates

It is quite romantic sounding. “I am going to the Emirates”. I imagine Aladdin saying that. Or it could be a line in a story from the thousand and one nights. Reality is very different. The Emirates are the epitome … Continue reading

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Heading to the desert

In three days I leave for my new job in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. I will be in charge of the Liaison office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). I am going to the … Continue reading

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