10 Reasons Why I Hate Kuwait

Hate is a strong word, but I unfortunately have such feelings against my own country. Kuwait was so much better in the 60’s and 70’s, but it has gotten so much worse later on. While Kuwait is slowly opening up in terms of personal freedoms, there is still a very long way to go. Ranking […]

Covid Thoughts II: High school Years in Kuwait

These days spent in quarantine have taken me back in time to my teenage years because the conditions are just too similar; spending months on end locked in at home with art and video games being my only outlet. Let me make things more clear; I am a Kuwaiti who has –unfortunately- spent her whole […]

10 Golden Rules of Dating

Originally posted on Reclining Venus:
? I’m not a relationship expert. Heck, I have my own hiccups about the whole relationship thing. However, there are patterns that I noticed in human relationships, especially in dating and romance. Many of these are age-old wisdom, rooted in tradition, but for some reason, we never listen. Here, I…

Quarantine Dating

Originally posted on Reclining Venus:
(Artwork by Kim Fujiwara). We live in such unsexy times. Nobody is getting out and no bodies are receiving physical contact. All these beautiful bodies, hungry to be touched, and all that alluring, lacey lingerie stacked away; patiently waiting to be worn and adorned, just to be torn. To my…

Covid Thoughts

Geez, there’s just so much to say about these testing times. And hey, for some of us, they are not so testing at all, but a rather full and enriching time of self-reflection. I am one of those people. I used to feel lonely all the time, but not anymore, now that everyone is locked […]

Quarantine Beauty

Originally posted on Reclining Venus:
In these difficult times, it can be a challenge to maintain your health and beauty, or having the motivation or drive to do so. But if you can change your perspective a little bit, you will see that the quarantine is quite the blessing in disguise. Here I will demonstrate…

Incels vs Alpha Males

Originally posted on Reclining Venus:
The Alpha Male; a mythical creature, an endangered specimen, especially in our politically correct world. Whenever I mention the term “Alpha Male” in front of some of my male friends, they get angry, defensive, and frustrated. They ask: “what is the definition of the masculine?”, a very similar question that…

Egypt for Bellydancers: An Honest Review

Egypt; a Mecca for belly dancers, the origin of Oriental Dance, at least in its current form. It is no wonder that visiting Egypt is a life-long dream for many of the western dancers. Many western dancers are so in love with the culture that they decide to move there altogether, leaving a perhaps more […]