The Arabic Quotes in my Home and What They Mean

The 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak is one of my all-time favorite books.  I read it in Arabic & English and cried both times. So much wisdom in there...and when you read the title "40 Rules of Love" - it may sound like a sappy romance novel. It's not that kind of love...(to quote Oprah's talk at Stanford) "but the kind of love that really counts, the kind of love that when everything…

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Thanks for coming to our first Arabic-English Exchange MeetUp!

Our first Meetup event was last Saturday, January 18th at Layali Cafe/Marsa Restaurant & Shisha on Wilshire (or as one of my friends calls it, "Wilshrine"). The crew at our Arabic-English Language Exchange! According to the group page, we had 15 RSVPs. Expecting only half to show up, I asked the restaurant to prep a table for 8. I remember walking in at 5:50pm and seeing 5 people already sitting down. Tbh I was a…

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