My Jordanian Lunch Box

This is a Jordanian mother cooking. I have this tutorial everday Monday to Friday to an elementary Jordanian kid and her mom is awesome. She never forgets to pack me a dinner after our tutorial. She always says, in her broken English, “I know that you tired when go home and no time cooking. Here…

Dear Peggy

We’ve never met. But if we do. Please don’t bite me. If you sniff on me,  My blood will rise. If you caress me with your jaw, My eyes dilate. If you bark at me,  I may be terrified. If you stare at me, I may think that you are ready to eat me alive….

Daddy Long Legs

When I was young I love watching cartoons like fairy tales and slices about life. One of my favorite at that time when I was in my elementary or high school was Daddy Long Legs. It was a story of an orphan young girl named Judy Abott who just finished her high school. Then, came…

Emptiness

Death is not the greatest lost in life. Emptiness is. It drops that soaring dream you fly. And knocks you down ’til you smash. It breaks the stoned heart ’til left with emptiness. Void. Nothing. Silence. Oh Emptiness, what have you done to this young lady? Her heart’s full of thorns. Pain’s unfelt. Numbed. Let…

The Coffee Man and His Mickey Mouse

He is my coffee man. He drinks his black brewed coffee in his Mickey Mouse  cup. A cup that has no handle but still loves it. Wishing all love be like A cup with no handle. Satisfied to be grapped Despite of broken handle And shattered pieces on it. He is my coffee man. Waiting…

His Cook Vs. Mine: Who won?

Most of you here will agree on me that mother cooks the best. But most of you here too will raise their eyebrows, as you men,  as you read on this food battle article on who-win-who, you will agree on yourself that men are the best cook. We’ll you don’t have any choice as the…

Chef P’s Secret Weapon to His Love

Food. Cooked with love. This is a man’s secret weapon to his love. It is rare to meet a man who does his own cooking even after his tiring and demanding 12-hour-work everyday. This kind of man is what I called persistent in pursuing living a better life. A lucky woman indeed, whoever you are….

A Date with a Muslim 

Her name is Nyra. I like going out with her because she listens. And of course, more importantly, she likes to eat. She likes to explore different kinds of food too. Well, we went to Batha, Riyadh yesterday to eat and found ourselves eating simply noodles. Yes, my favorite. I like mami and I think…

There is life at night, too.

I was shocked seeing this two nights ago. I did not know that there is life at night in Abha, Saudi Arabia. Yes, Saudi Arabia, a conservative and strict country when in comes to dress coding, fashion and particularly about religion’s point of view. I was shocked. That night, I saw life. I saw a different…

Colors in Luna

Well, how do you describe once culture? Colors? Yup, right! Colors. I just saw one the beautiful potteries, garments, and clothes in Luna Park, Abha, KSA. Where is Abha? Abha is near the border of Yemen. Ironic it is. Beautiful. Colorful despite the attack and fear near the border. Colors in chaotic hullaballoos. I love…

A Sudden Whim To Take A Midnight Walk

  I was there. I enjoyed the scenery At Luna’s Park near Abha Palace. The fantastic colorful carousel Red, blue, yellow, green,orange and green. Yes, green. Ah, it was so mesmerizing. With  all the beautiful sparkling lies inside the park, The moon above was beyond incomparable. Gaze was unstoppable. Smiles all over the face. Like…