It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!
Ok so here are the rules:
- Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
- Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
- Edit your reblog post and add tags.
Feel free to leave your link multiple times! It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want. It is up to you!
- Share this post on social media. Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.
1. WATCH DOCUMENTARIES.
If you don’t like reading, like most millennials, Youtube is there to help!
Watch some documentaries on world history or follow some cool channels that would make you think more!
I personally recommend (SciShow, CrashCourse, AsapSCIENCE, Ted-ED, The School Of Life, Tedx TALKS, and DOMICS) Check them out, they’re awesome!
2. MAKE FRIENDS WITH SMART PEOPLE.
Pick the nerdiest people you know and hang out with them, double the fun! They would know everything about everything and would teach you some really cool tricks and hacks you could use in real life!!
3. WORK ON YOUR VOCABULARY.
Download an app and subscribe to “word-of-the-day”. It’s cool to use smart words every now and then.
4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS.
If you don’t know something, don’t be shy, ask!
Learn more and believe me, people would be glad that they would have the chance to explain something to you, Lose that “I’m going to sound stupid” crap, we all sound stupid. Be brave and go for it!
5. TRAVEL MORE.
Work, Save cash and stop spending on stupid shit. Go somewhere you’ve never been to before! Learn about other cultures and develop new habits from people who come from different places!
6. BE MORE INTERNATIONAL.
Let’s say you’re from some random country and went to a place where there are people from different ones. DO NOT ONLY SPEAK WITH PEOPLE OF THE SAME NATIONALITY AS YOURS. Make friends with people from different places and make your own “International Squad”.
7. BE MORE INTO ART AND MUSIC.
Know your favorite type and explore more.
8. A HEALTHY BODY= A HEALTHY MIND.
Dump the crappy junk food and try some salad!
You won’t regret it!
Do some sport and force yourself to go and to reach that healthy good looking body you’ve always been dreaming of.
9. DON’T TALK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE.
Trust me. Nobody Cares. Unless it’s your therapist.
10. LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE.
11. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES.
12. BE MORE EMOTIONALLY SMART AND BE INDEPENDENT.
We all end up alone, so try to be more self-reliant when it comes to relationships.
13. BE A STRONGER PERSON BY RECOVERING FROM FAILURES.
Opportunities are everywhere these days, if you didn’t get one job, you’ll get another.
If you failed a test, you can try again.
If you didn’t get into one university, you’ll get into another one. Have faith in yourself and breathe.
14. AND FINALLY, BE KIND, DON’T BRAG AND WRITE MORE.
I’ve always wanted to talk about this topic but I never found enough courage to do so even when it takes a HUGE part in my life because basically, It’s who I am and where I came from.
I know how difficult it is to feel discriminated against mostly every time I tell people where I come from.
It doesn’t necessarily contain bad words, it’s the look that I get after I say it, that makes me feel like an alien from a different planet.
When people hear that I’m Syrian, at first they stop talking (Pause for a second or so) then they continue talking while secretly staring at me with curiosity and sometimes hatred, arrogance, and even fear! Fear that I might do something as crazy as blowing up something IDK!
I know how proud people can be when asked where they are from but people like me, who were unfortunate enough to live in such messed country aren’t. Even when they say they are, they secretly wish that they were from another better country.
We can’t forget that Syria and The Middle East, in general, has the oldest history, Damascus is still the oldest capital in the world.
Science and religion (All Of Them) came from there, people with great minds and great ideas were born there, While sexism takes the biggest part of the Middle Eastern culture now, most powerful queens were ruling it before.
But that’s only history, I can’t be proud of governments killing innocent people, I can’t be proud of people getting killed for their own beliefs, I can’t be proud of women being abused and harassed on a daily basis. I just Can Not.
The funniest thing I have to deal with as a Syrian is the dumb questions I get asked.
“Do you have traffic lights in Syria? What about houses? Do you have schools and televisions and telephones? Do you have a sea? Do you live in the desert? ”
Of course, they get shocked when I say I’ve never seen the desert before.
And the funny thing about these questions is that most people who ask me if we have a sea in Syria are from cities on the Mediterranian sea, so we basically share the same sea but they’re too lazy to look at the map!!
So Please, dear readers, be kind, be compassionate and be smart while talking to Middle Easterns/Syrians. Don’t assume that we’re all jihadis or Jasmin/ Aladdin lookalike people.
In fact, let’s see some pictures of Syria and know more about it.
Palmyra’s queen, Zanobia.
This writing system was employed in the city of Ugarit, located in western Syria from around 1300 BCE. It later was supplanted by the West Semitic, Proto-Sinaitic-descended scripts.
And finally, my city (Damascus).
Love And Peace.
Hello everyone! I havent hosted a blog party in a while and they are always so much fun! I decided to host one starting today until Wednesday, which gives you plenty of time! A blog party us where you leave a link to your blog in the comment section, visit and meet new blogs/people and have lots of fun!
Here are the rules:
1. Choose any one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog, all kinds of posts are welcome. (Anything inappropriate will be removed). You can share up to three links each day, but it’s best to wait some time between each one.
2. Paste your link in the comment section of this post and tell a little bit about yourself and/or your blog.
3. REBLOG this post to let everyone know!!
4. Now grab a fuzzy blanket and get ready to read more blogs and meet…
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Here are some pictures with short explanations.
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