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قطع السكر Cutting Sugar Part One Posted by on Dec 1, 2021

In this post, I thought we’d talk about “sugar” السُّكَر, types of sugar أنواع السكر, and why we’ve been told it is healthy to quit “added sugar” السكر المضاف. I personally have been trying to cut sugar قطع السكر for the past few months. I was sugar free for a month, but then I visited…

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Saving the Dead Sea Part Two إنقاذ البحر الميت Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

In last week’s post, we talked about the Dead Sea البحر الميت and began a clip that explains the reasons why البحر الميت is sadly receding تنحسر. In this second part of the clip, we learn about The Bahrain Canal project مشروع قناة البحرين to link البحر الميت to البحر الأحمر as a way to…

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7th pledge of Allegiance Anniversary ذكرى البيعة السابعة Posted by on Nov 22, 2021

Two weeks ago, Saudis celebrated احتفل السعوديون بـ the 7th. anniversary الذكرى السابعة of the time when they first pledged تعهّدوا للمرة الأولى allegiance بالولاء to king Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud الملك سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود back in November, 2014. His official ascension to the throne تولّيه الرسمي العرش took place in…

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Saving the Dead Sea إنقاذ البحر الميت Posted by on Nov 17, 2021

I just spent a month back home in Amman, Jordan الأردن to visit family and had a wonderful time. It was during October when the weather is moderate معتدل and going to places like the Dead Sea البحر الميت where it gets extremely hot ًحار جدا during the summer, is very enjoyable ممتع جدا. Here…

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Children’s Song in Lebanese Arabic Posted by on Nov 15, 2021

Today’s post is dedicated to an old children’s song that I used to listen to and enjoy as a kid! The song titled: جدّي عندو جنينة My grandpa has a small farm and it’s in Lebanese Arabic. The song used to be streamed as part of the Lebanese children’s programme برنامج الأطفال اللبناني called: “How…

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Libyan Porridge: ʕASSeedah عَصيدَه Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

In this post, you will be introduced to the Libyan version النسخة الليبية of porridge من العصيدة. I decided to dedicate this post to this dessert as the Islamic world celebrated بما أن العالم الإسلامي قد احتفل the birth of the Prophet Muhammad مولد الرسول محمد (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم) (Peace be upon him) a…

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World Mental Health Day يوم الصحة النفسية العالمي – Part 2 Posted by on Nov 1, 2021

Welcome to the 2nd. part of this blog post. Last week, we started learning about the topic of mental health الصحة النفسية as it’s celebrated internationally يُحتَفَل بها حول العالم in the month of October في شهر أكتوبر. In the previous post, we focused on the main vocabulary around the topic, through watching a short…

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