An Egyptian singer refers to Lebanese actresses as “only good looking entertainers”, which leads Kabobfest to ask who’s really hotter?
According to Kabobfest ask any arab and they will immediately point to Lebanon as having “an unlimited supply of beautiful people.” As for Egypt their case is made harder by the fact that Egyptian films are increasingly featuring Lebanese actresses, whom men prefer, and directors suggest are more open to “intimate scenes.”
Kabobfest argues that Egyptian entertainers are held to a higher moral standard by society, which in turn perhaps holds them back?
A short, life-affirming story by Zeina Gabriel about “the Rubicon,” and what she describes as “that moment of decision which faces most young people when they start out in life.”
The author makes some big and braves decisions early on, but describes how looking back, it was the best thing she ever did.
An award winning journalist speaks at TED of how, after her father died, depression set in. She charts her descent into homelessness. She speaks of how although she was exactly the same person, attitudes towards her changed… but concludes that “hope always finds a way.”
Do the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have the right to take away life? American Bedu writes of how the FDA have decided to take away her prescription to Avastin, despite the fact she has stage IV breast cancer. She wonders if given the standard of care, the fraction of the cost and fewer bureaucratic hurdles Saudi Arabia is not in some ways more accommodating to patients than the States?
Part two of Cannamon Zoo’s reflections on village life concerns the birth of a girl to her mother, and her father’s tragic decision to name the child after a women he once loved… creating an unnatural friction between mother and daughter. Seven years later, after miscarriages, the author of the post was born. She writes of how she and her sister in some ways grew up as orphans, one tied to the father, the other far close to the mother…
“All my life I have been asking questions” says Chocoholic Madness; “will I get married”, “will I geta job”, “will I be a wife”, “will I be a mom?”
She decided that for the new year she will stop worrying, stop wondering and “trust in Allah.”