Living it Up in NYC
So as you all may know I am in New York... And it feels SO good! I have seen a lot of my old friends from school and have been going out almost every night! I was thinking I have jet lag but I think I just need to relax, but I am just trying to cram as much fun as I can until August, you know!
Well, I just thought it would be interesting to bring up the fact that I need to leave Palestine in order to enjoy being Palestinian and Arab. Ok, I mean, if you are in Amman you can go to places like Fez and have fun, but its not like the states! I mean here I am in New York, listening to Haifa Wehbe's "wawa" and actually enjoying it! Getting on top of the bars and belly dancing and people think its normal and not assuming you are a prostitute or something, hahaha!
Its liberating to be free and to be able to act as you wish without anyone looking at you with the "bad" eye.
In Palestine, we are depressed, we have the occupation and dealing with so many issues we can't even think about fun but I think its also normal Arabic mentality to be conservative in nature. So even when you are having fun in places like FEZ in Amman, you have to remember that not everyone thinks that the night life is normal and that it is still like a taboo to do these things and that certain types of people go.
Anyway, I just wanted to post that I am having LOTS of FUN!