I admit being a softie. Any emotional scene in a movie can get me teary-eyed. Sad movies can make me cry, but sometimes, they can make me bawl. Here are the ones that hit me the most. I can never forget them.(more…)
I thought of writing my predictions for this year’s Grammy Awards, but the 2021 nominations make it really hard for me to take a guess. I thus decided to simply write about whom I think deserves to win (I won’t go through all the categories, only the most important ones).(more…)
Since the pandemic, my favourite hobby has been to escape reality in every way I can. Since I prefer to stay safe and stay in, I watch a couple of movies and/or tv shows and read books every day after work and during the weekends. I’m into Egyptian movies and TV shows so bad. I have watched so many of them that I decided to write reviews again on my blog. I’ll write about all kinds of movies, music, books, etc. even if I’m late. I’ll write whenever I feel like it and today, I feel like writing about Lo2lo2, starring Mai Omar.
The show tells the story of a girl, Lo2lo2, who grew up in extreme poverty and was abandoned to an orphanage by her grandmother who couldn’t take care of her. Her father was a greedy criminal, and her mother was arrested instead of him because he ran away. When she became an adult, Lo2lo2 decided to escape the orphanage with her only friend, Marwa (played by Hadeer Abdelnasser), and start a new life. Lo2lo2 always dreamt of becoming a singer. The show goes on showing the ups and downs of a young woman who finds fame, and once she does, her life is never the same.(more…)
I’m a cinephile. Sometimes, I think to myself, “if I can go back in time and change my university program, I would choose cinema.” I did think of doing my masters in film studies and I even dreamt of studying at the UCLA, but life never goes as planned… We never know, right? However, that doesn’t mean I never studied film. As a matter of fact, when I was in CEGEP, I was in the Arts and Letters program and attended various courses on film. Then, in university, I chose World Cinemas as my minor.(more…)
I can’t believe it, but it looks like my dream came true! My article on poetry has been published on the Our Languages Blog by the Translation Bureau of the Government of Canada (What? The GOVERNMENT? YESSSSSS!!!).
If you want to read my four little tips on writing simple but deep poems, click here. The article is also available in French.
Also, special thanks to my mother who found me this opportunity and pushed me to write and to my father’s endless encouragements. Love you both so much.
It’s very strange and awkward for me to tell or text someone, “Happy Halloween!” I’d never say this as a kid, no one ever really said it around me. It wasn’t a holiday, but just the day we got lucky to be who the hell we wanted to be without anyone judging us (which is ironic because at every party you go your costume is in for the “Best Costume of the Night” competition). However, the best wasn’t getting dressed, scaring people, or dressing as a “sexy cop,” or “sexy nurse.” It was trick or treating and eating all the candies we collected from one house to another because we knew we could use the 31st of October as an excuse to binge eat until bedtime and that the next day, we’d have to slow it down on the sugar. Halloween was as simple as that.