Babes, I want to hug every year abroader and tell them their feelings are valid.
I’ve been off sick these first two and a half months. But as of this Monday lunchtime we’ve all made it through midterms! and I’ve thanked my mentor and advisor and classmates – in person as well as anonymously on the internet – for all the encouragement and support I’m cheesily grateful for. OH NO I AM TURNING INTO A YEAR ABROAD BLOGGER.
Here are a few Arabic miscommunications we’ve had since arriving:
mithaliy – perfectionist
mithliy – homosexual
nabaha – to wake up
nabaHa – to bark like a dog
SabaHa – to wake up
safaHa – to spill (blood), to shed (blood), to fornicate, to whore
qussay – name of my friend
kussay – my p****
I asked permission for these photos to go on the blog. “Go for it, I’ll still be pretty anonymous“, said one. “I’ll be famous!!” said another, separately.
USUAL SERVICE OF BLOG UNRELATED TO MY YEAR ABROAD WILL BE RESUMED