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Farah Ahmed


Jumping back and forth between Cairo and Vancouver, Farah is an aspiring journalist. Passionate about fashion, FGM eradication, and breaking Arab stereotypes. She has a patriotic mind and soul, and talks about it most of the time along with anything else worth saying.

7 Things I’ve Learned as an Arab Living in Canada

7 Things I’ve Learned as an Arab Living in Canada

By Farah Ahmed

Living abroad has it’s ups and downs, advantages and disadvantages, but sure is a hell of an experience. And whether you’re happy about it or not, there’s a lot to experience and a whole lot to learn. From my pyramid to yours, here’s what I’ve learnt as an Egyptian living in Canada   1. You […]

9 Things Egyptians Realize When Studying Abroad

9 Things Egyptians Realize When Studying Abroad

By Farah Hassan

The depressing reality that meets us.     1. Work experience is just as, if not more, important than grades   Here in Egypt, we have this understanding that studying and grades are the ultimate decider of who gets into what university, and maybe that’s true for universities inside Egypt. If you’ve applied to a […]

6 Weird Easter Traditions from Around the World

6 Weird Easter Traditions from Around the World

Trust me, feseekh ain’t so bad after all.     Philippines   By far the most drastic on this list, Christian Filipinos take the crucifixion of the Lord entirely to heart and literally volunteer to undergo the same ordeal every single year. Some individuals also volunteer to be whipped with bamboo sticks and sharp blades […]

10 Weird New Year’s Traditions From around the World

Following up on our peek at Weird Christmas Traditions around the World, we wondered about New Year’s customs. Sure enough, we found some interesting practices… although metal divination sounds like a legit upgrade from our Arabic coffee grinds.     Bear jam   In Romania, upon the New Year’s arrival, townspeople gather around, play music […]

10 Weird Christmas Traditions around the World

10 Weird Christmas Traditions around the World

Yes, folks, it’s just about the time of year when you hide your brooms so the witches don’t steal them. Wait what?!     Santa’s Sidekick   In Austria, Santa’s demonic accomplice Krampus goes around punishing the naughty children who St. Nicholas won’t be visiting this year. Men actually dress up as Krampus and roam […]

If These 10 Products Could Speak, They’d Say This

If These 10 Products Could Speak, They’d Say This

Because it’s time to give a voice to the voiceless.     Your phone   “Judging by the fact that I’m your best friend, you’re seriously a moron and you need to get a life. Like… yesterday. Also, stop making hot actors the wallpaper, creep.”     Your socks   “Maybe if you didn’t consecutively […]

20 Under 20: Phenomenal Young Arabs Who Make Us Proud

20 Under 20: Phenomenal Young Arabs Who Make Us Proud

In absolutely no particular order, because these inspiring individuals’ accomplishments cannot be measured.     Ahmed Emad Eldin   This 18-year-old Egyptian teen designed Pink Floyd’s brand new The Endless River album cover. He was approached by a creative agency working for Pink Floyd via email after they’d seen his work on behance.net. He first […]

12 Things Every Arab Has in their Home

12 Things Every Arab Has in their Home

Because we aren’t at all predictable.     In The Kitchen   Lipton black tea (100 bags)   And in no situation is this not true. After all, it does make up 50% of our diet.     Two kinds of tea cups   The normal tea cups for your family, and the fancy tea […]

8 Videos from the Weird Side of YouTube

8 Videos from the Weird Side of YouTube

Because there’s a creepy side to everything and everyone. In no particular order, here are some of the weirdest videos we’ve stumbled upon on YouTube:     8. Gym Bunny   Yes, this is a thing. Before you go on asking if this is a Halloween costume gone wrong, let me explain. If you haven’t […]

9 Things We “Don’t Have” in the Middle East

9 Things We “Don’t Have” in the Middle East

Middle Eastern culture is famous for a lot of things… falafels, heatwaves, camels and… denial. In the past three years I’ve been back home in good old Cairo, I’ve realized just how unaccepting some Egyptians are about the reality of our culture. Here are some of the things that just “don’t happen” here in the […]

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