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Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
...So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You Can't Sit With Us☮♥

Today I went to a really squalid looking clinic to get my medical forms sorted for my visa. I don’t understand why the embassy had to choose that specific clinic for people to go to. It was really revolting.

One thing I noticed, which irritated me, was the fact that even in that shitty little clinic, discrimination was noticeable. You had to be blind not to be aware of it… I walked in, NOT wearing the traditional Abaya and Sheila that the natives of this country are intended to wear- just FYI I seldom ever wear it as I don’t believe in it- then again that’s just my outlook on the case. Anyway, I walked in and the nurse at the reception treated me like everyone else, until she found out my nationality. That was when she advised me to wait my turn, in an explicit room. The thing is, she was really sketchy about it so I just asked her why I couldn’t wait in the other room, in which a few seconds beforehand, I saw an Indian lady walk in to. She mumbled something unintelligible and told me I could wait wherever I wanted to. That it was my choice. So I chose to follow the Indian woman into the same room the nurse had disjointedly told me not to sit in. To my surprise I found that the clinic was separating the patients on the basis of nationality. The minority of the country were placed in a room with old paint peeling off of the walls, and orange, plastic, garden chairs. While the other room contained; bulky, indigo, leather seats which were placed around a brightly lit, air conditioned waiting area.

I do not understand the need to discriminate against people, and then segregate them! We are all born equal… Or so they say… I wish to live in a world were favoritism and prejudice of any kind, did not exist. Where people are treated equally and seen and appreciated for who they are and not judged and condemned simply because of their race, gender, sexual orientation… Or even age. This being said, I’m not that naïve. I know that we live in a sickening, irrevocable, sadistic and corrupted world; a place where hatred is the norm, where blackmail is the only way to achieve things. Why do we choose to live like this? Why is it that people always seem to jump to war? - The alleged immediate conclusion to any problem. Why do we fight, and hate, and try to annihilate other people…

There is always another way. You just have to maintain your search for it.

Safe to say, I decided to wait in the room with the peeling walls.

♥ xoxo

Monday, June 28, 2010

This is Madness

So today my mom woke me up at 8:30 AM. Way too early for me to even be considering leaving my bed since it IS summer. BUT my medical form application papers arrived in the mail today! YES!! This means that I can FINALLY go and get my medical examination and send it to the embassy in Abu Dhabi. In case you're utterly confused, I'm going to university in the fall in Canada, and I've been trying to get all of my papers sorted for the past couple of months. However, I'm supposed to refer to the embassy in Abu Dhabi in order to obtain my study permit and so on... Anyway, they're taking way too long to process everything and my summer is already half way over! :( That's why receiving the forms in the mail has got me so excited.

Yea, that's pretty much all I have to say about that.

On another note, I really miss my friends... Almost everyone's left Qatar for summer and it's really killing me. There is NOTHING to do here... I live in the desert, and at the moment it's too hot to tan. THAT'S how hot it is. I can honestly say that I cannot wait until August. Leaving the desert and experiencing new things that I would never even imagine doing here.


mmm... okay ♥

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hello World ♥

I'm new at this. I've never had a blog before. The last time I wrote down my feelings was a couple of years ago, and that didn't exactly bode well for me. So I guess this is hello.

I should probably start by telling you a little about myself. Well, I'm eighteen, I've just graduated from high school, and I'm from Qatar. If you don't know where that is.. Let's just say it's in the Middle East, and near Dubai. :)

I love the Arts.

Dancing and sketching are some of the things that take me away from all of the realities that consistently plague every single endless day of my life. Photography also provides a remedy to my eternal boredom, as does literature and learning new languages.Oh, and i ♥ Fashion.

I'm passionate about certain aspects of politics; most are feminist in nature, although human rights in general are what get me going; especially when there's injustice surrounding me. I made this blog out of (you guessed it!) Pure boredom. But I guess it's also because I wanted an outlet that didn't involve a punching bag.

So anyway, what was it that I was saying before..

Ah yes...

Hello ♥