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Once Upon a Lovely December

Although I’m really not a wintery person, December is always nice because it’s full of feasts. This December was extra special though :)


Kitchenette’s AWESOME calendar


This December, I wore this beautiful embroidered Palestinian dress that my grandmother made for my aunt in the 60s, when my aunt was 14. I love the simplicity of it, and the white fabric. I dropped by to show it to my aunt and grandma before my dinner. I was bequeathed this dress when I was 14 myself (’99), and they forgot all about it. They were so ecstatic!


So excited for 2015, aren’t we?


Whitey celebrating Christmas


Dinner 1


Dinner 2


Dinner 3


Breakfast


Another breakfast


Worm lollipop. The boys ate it. They said the legs got stuck in their teeth. EWWWW.


Rami and Naser et moi


My Threadless calendar is awesome


Meet the (second) latest addition to the family… Nour is Abed’s fiancee


Fuad’s birthday. Happy birthday Fuad!


Secret Santa audience


Our Secret Santa Unicorn


So many gifts!


:) My gift


Meet the latest addition to the family… Rami


A study in surface tension and fluid dynamics. Water droplets condensing as spheres on concrete window sill, gravity pulling them from their center. Water droplets falling vertically against glass window, gravity pulling them downwards.


Have you checked out Chaplin’s? It’s the first comedy club in the Middle East


We have a new wall at Bayt.com

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This is Zeina


The Communist Party

Pictorial Archive of Life

2007: On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2008: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | On August On September | On October | On November

2009: On July  | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2010: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | A Captioned July An UnCaptioned August  | On September  | On October | On November | On December

2011: On January  |  On February   |   On March   |  On April  |  On May  |   On July

2012: On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2013: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2014: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December



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Unexpected gifts

I love unexpected, pretty gifts.

Thank you Massimo Dutti and Azadea for this lovely scarf :)

I have a really bad headache and you totally made my day!



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Control Freak

I think of this blog as therapy, sometimes. It’s as if I can just type in a problematic word, and the unicorns of AndFarAway will magically solve even my most deep-rooted issues.

Today’s issue, my dearest unicorns, is being control freak. Happiness is either having complete control or abdicating completely. There is no happy medium, and that is not very smart.

Now control, I’ve typed you up, go away.



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On November

Sheez. It’s the final stretch of 2014 already.

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I’ve always wanted to try the famous Circassian dish chebsobasta. Alas, it is traditionally made with chicken, and since I don’t eat chicken, I’ve never had it. Until my friend Sharif’s mom made me shibsobasta without chicken. Goodness me it’s SO DELICIOUS!

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November was for reading. Trying to close my target of 50 books a year.

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Sucks being musically-challenged in a musical life


My calendar is psychic


4 more books in 2014 for my target to be complete!


Baby bro


Peppermint bark from Toffimelt


Can you guess?


Ribbontex


Been waiting for this book for 15 years


Never date an astronaut


Psychotic November Weather — Take 1


Psychotic November Weather — Take 2


Psychotic November Weather — Take 3


Yay.

Pictorial Archive of Life

2007: On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2008: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | On August On September | On October | On November

2009: On July  | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2010: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | A Captioned July An UnCaptioned August  | On September  | On October | On November | On December

2011: On January  |  On February   |   On March   |  On April  |  On May  |   On July

2012: On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2013: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2014: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November



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How to say “Daewoo” in Korean

Sometimes, it only occurs to me to google things I’m curious about years after I’ve been wondering about them. Usually, it’s only with the stuff that I’ve been curious about since before there was google. It’s like parts of my brain never got past 1996.

Case in point: Daewoo.

When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with reading roadside store signs whenever I was in the car. I always read them out loud, with my parents helping me pronounce things correctly, or explaining what unfamiliar words meant.

The sign that gave me the biggest headache was “Daewoo”. I was a child who just learned her letters, and I read it the way I was taught to read: “Dey-woooo”. I was told that it wasn’t English though, and that the best way to pronounce it in this part of the world is “Dha-yo”. To this day, more than 20 years later, I still can’t get myself to say “Dha-yo”, opting to go with the more literal “Dey-woh”.

Suddenly last week, it occurred to me that dude… you can just google it. And I did.

Ladies and gents, here’s the correct way to pronounce “Daewoo”:

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On October



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