I just got back from Kuwait a week and a half ago and I planned a mini trip to Cali. I went to LA last June but felt my trip was too short. I decided to go back so I could do more. I did a couple of Airbnb experiences and stayed in an Airbnb for the first time. I explored the Getty Museum and LACMA and spent a day at Universal Studios.
Since moving to Kuwait, there are some common questions I get asked and I’m going to answer some of those questions and shed light on how it feels to be American in an Arab world.
I watched Love and Hip Hop Miami and it finally hit me how toxic this show is. It’s all about insecure people blaming and projecting their self hate on others. They lie, cheat, scream, and fight all to show others how important they are.
What caught my attention in this season was a clip of Amara La Negra explaining her racial background to Young Hollywood. He made an ignorant comment about her afro not being elegant and he acted like he didn’t understand the meaning of Afro Latina. Fast-forward a few episodes and Amara and her friend Veronica Vega are fighting from what stemmed from an ignorant comment. After this I decided that I had more than enough drama for one day. Amara’s storyline is relatable, many naturals know the struggle of wearing kinky hair. It is seen as unprofessional and it is not acceptable in our own community. However, it is not any ones job to accept you, that’s a personal problem.
The heart is resilient and forgiving. It is the mind that causes us stress.
You only live once…YOLO
What is adulting? Adulting is being responsible; when you are an adult you have certain things you must do to survive. Like doing laundry or going to work. It is not that these responsibilities are bad, it’s just that we remember of the good ol’ days when we were kids and didn’t have a care in the world. Ironic isn’t it? As a kid, you can’t wait to get grow up, but when you grow up you think“if only I could be a kid again”. Being an adult is not all negative it just depends on your state of mind. But there are two main levels of adulting; initial level and advanced level.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.