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Sarah Adel

Confession # 2 Relapse

And, it strikes back … only because I had to be a Mrs. know-it-all. Mrs. know-it-all hated the fact that she sees a psychiatrist. She hated her medication and that big secret, because “El Osool” has a say about illnesses too … it is not okay to be psychologically ill in Egypt. It’s actually a […]

Confession # 1 My Battle With Depression

I love writing, and that love has evolved due to my fascination with the power of words. I believe it is a profound mistake to not think thoroughly before you speak. I have always noticed that people tend to use big words like ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’, forgetting that they could use, ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ instead. […]

Mutiny – The Uprising

An amazing movement, not only in the Arab world but also in the whole world has launched … the uprising of women, which to me was like nonstop breaths of fresh air. We may be in the 21st century, we may have gone to the moon, came up with the theory of evolution and explored […]

A Compliment A day, Keeps The Comfort Away

They manage to be the easiest way to make someone feel better about themselves. They use simple, graceful, sometimes unpredictable words, yet can still work as a sophisticated charm. They make a great support machine, they dig you a path to a woman’s attention and they save you from a lot of senseless situations. They […]

Rants of An Egyptian Drama Queen

Like feelings, schools and beaches, people come in two kinds, private and public … Okay, I’ll try to explain better. I strongly believe that there are two kinds of people who walk this earth … the public and the ‘special’ ones. Unfortunately I do not belong to the first kind. God has plagued me with […]

I Love You with All My Brain

  I was 19 years old and it must’ve happened sometime between December and February, because I remember distinctively that it was way too cold and the sky was rather grey. My best friends joined a workshop at college and were all blown away by a specific student. They went on and on about how […]

Are You Ready For the Great Gatsby?

“New York 1922 … the buildings were higher, parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper … the restlessness approached hysteria”!  William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Julliet and Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann surely knows how to vanish into thin air, then awe us with yet another masterpiece! The Great Gatsby’s trailer […]

The Exorcism

Exorcism is the religious practice of evicting a person or place that has been possessed by demons. It is believed to be the last resort religious men seek after everything else has failed to work. I, on the other hand believe in the possession of ideologies over one’s mind. One idea can completely clutch your […]

I’m A Cat

Uh huh, that four-legged feline that meows. A Siamese, to be specific. Brown, with a beige fur coat, big blue eyes… the whole nine yards. At least, that’s what my mom and dad told me. If you’re one of those who believe in reincarnation, then I was a cat in my past life. My mom, an actress, […]

Keep Calm – It’s Not All That Bad

For some unidentified reason, I’m pissed off almost all the time. I admit that I’m a drama queen by nature and maybe that’s the source of all my problems. My mind never stops thinking; I am always overly psychoanalyzing everything that comes my way. I’d be watching a TV show or reading a book, then […]