50! The big five-oh, the dreaded age milestone nobody likes to think about. For me that number is always there in the back of my mind. My father didn’t get to celebrate his 51st birthday. My mother did not make it to 57. When you lose someone young, it automatically makes you reflect on your […]

Isn’t it funny how some people know us better than we know ourselves? I remember sitting amongst a group of friends once, cracking jokes and laughing. We were having a blast when suddenly one of my closest friends at the time, stood up and took me to the side. Once we were alone he looked […]

For a while now I have been working on a book idea about living with two nationalities. Having multiple passports has been a hot topic for a few years now in The Netherlands, the country I have lived in most of my life. My homecountry though is Egypt. The country my parents came from and […]

Family is not always about blood, sometimes it’s about who is there to hold your hand and support you when you need them! Yesterday one of my oldest dearest friends got married. She and I have known each other since preschool and we still hang out with our girlfriends from way back then. We laugh […]