Here is my beautiful Nissan Maxima 1996 which I just got hand-washed a half hour ago, so it’s probably never been this clean since I’ve owned it. It’s amazing how fast a white car gets grimy here, especially when it’s parked on the street. Dried dirty water stains from the overnight sprinklers, juice from the… Continue reading my car
So today, breaking all the rules of my health-related diet (no wheat, no red meat and no cheese) Nic and I went on an adventure to 25 degrees, deemed best burger bar in LA by some food critic in an airplane magazine I picked up on my way to the US last month. It’s named… Continue reading 25 degrees
“French Lessons” by Alice Kaplan She carves out such beautiful writing from words I know and experiences I’ve had. She expresses these so sparingly, elegantly, sometimes even so crudely that I can’t imagine what I could add. She writes a memoir, and her memories of childhood are so precise. Detailed. Vivid, worth retelling. Her writing… Continue reading French Lessons
So we dropped off my beloved parents at the airport this morning, and as we’re parting, in the middle of our farewells at the “white zone is for loading and unloading of passengers only” curb…Dad runs off, with his red carry-on in tow, after a tall, tan and handsome man in an elegant trench coat.… Continue reading Dad and Richard Quest
“The main point arises from the fact that I’ve always acted alone. Americans like that immensely. Americans like the cowboy who leads the wagon train by riding ahead alone on his horse, the cowboy who rides all alone into the town, the village, with his horse and nothing else. Maybe even without a pistol, since… Continue reading Cowboy Kissinger
Ok…so now for some light stuff. Still Nic’s photos. I only raided or “recycled” (as Bassi Baba is likely to point out ;-) a few of them. The rest is here, it’s worth a detour…I’ve left out some pretty crazy stuff. First off..I’d like to say. Oregon is BEAUTIFUL. I looooooooveed it! It was my… Continue reading Fun photos from Oregon!
Little stroll down Zein family history lane… :) First time I saw a picture of our old family home in Egypt! (My grandma’s brother is a little boy in white shorts on the steps in the entrance, but you can’t see it very clearly…) This is a photo of My grandma and her first husband… Continue reading family history