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From Under the Rug|Heart & the Gutting

In January 2008 I had a very personal exhibition at the Sultan Gallery. It was the culmination of seven months of writing a daily note and preparing a paper bag lunch for my college imaginary friend, Thomas. The bags were a result of a very traumatic and painful period in my life. They helped me […]

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Images of Thought|A Short Lecture

I went to my very first lecture in ages this morning at the Kuwait University: Accounting for Affect: Kuwaiti Women Between Freedom and Apathy by Dr. Mai Al-Nakib. I must say that I was a little lost at first but caught on ten minutes into the lecture. What can I say, I’m a little rusty […]

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Traffic Lights & Other Observations|Why I’m an Idiot and Not a Very Polite Person Sometimes

To all of this, my mom’s repeated words to me, “Just let it go! Ish3alaich minhum?” What? Just let men stare at me because they feel it’s their divine right? And it’s not as if they find me attractive because my looks don’t appeal to the Kuwaiti, Middle Eastern, Indian, or Philipino (actually they don’t […]

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Another New Notebook

I hate Moleskine. They had to go and invent the most irresistible  notebooks. I just can’t help buying them, stealing them from friends, giving them to friends, touching them, smelling them. I love Moleskine.

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Traffic Lights & Other Observations|Sleep & Wake

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There’s Always Something to Write On/Scribble in

I hate going out in this country. I have many obligatory family visits that put such a damper in my day, even though I happen to be fond of many of my family members. I just always prefer to stay at home. Especially when I’m at a crucial part of a painting and the whole […]

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Notes & Doodles From the National Council Days

I don’t remember the exact dates but for a period of around three years (1997-2000) I was employed at the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters. I started out quite gung-ho until about a year into my job when I discovered that my work there was redundant. I think two other people were assigned […]

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