Musings of a Palestinian Princess: Living it Up in NYC

Musings of a Palestinian Princess

I'm just your average princess just under occupation...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

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!


At Thursday, June 15, 2006 8:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its good to know you're having a good time! enjoy the city! the weather's really great today, btw. beats yesterday's D.C.-esque humidity.

At Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:14:00 PM, Blogger Halla said...

Way to go, in my family when we go out & get together....Thats normal! Thats what arabic music is all about, Have fun!

At Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink Elephant on club in the city.

On another note, ammani nightlife has definately changed. People making out and dry humping was certanily not as abundant as it is now. I am by no means judging people, just stating the obvious...


At Friday, June 16, 2006 12:07:00 AM, Blogger umkahlil said...

My darling, enjoy NYC. When I was your age, I spent a couple of the most memorable years of my life there with my Aunty.

And please read everything by the optimistic, brilliant, and inspiring Dr. Salman Abu Sitta: He is a treasure of Palestine's history.

My sister, Barbara (our dad is from Ramallah), always writes me that she loves the Palestinian princess! She asked me if you were famous.

At Friday, June 16, 2006 3:52:00 AM, Blogger Justin Olbrantz (Quantam) said...

I told you you'd be best off moving out of Palestine :P

At Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im glad youre having fun! where did you go to school? (im at columbia)

now, buss il-wawa...haha, kidding:).

At Monday, June 19, 2006 6:45:00 PM, Blogger Christopher Brown said...

Have a blast and enjoy everything! New York can be a great city. However San Francsico's better in my opinion!

At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 1:41:00 AM, Blogger Edward Ott said...

Glad to hear that you are able to have fun. everybody needs a little fun in their life.


At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you going to post while you are in NYC??? just wondering...if not tell us your return to palestine date cause i keep checking your blog at least twice each day for updates, but i have been so disappointed for the last few weeks!

Enjoy your vacation either way :)

At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:57:00 PM, Blogger Simon said...

Getting on top of the bars and belly dancing and people think its normal and not assuming you are a prostitute or something,
you do that where I am from you are considered sober. (If you can climb on to the bar you obviously not drunk enough) :)

Enjoy NYC. I have never been there but friends of mine who have been there like it.

At Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have fun SHARMOTA

At Friday, June 23, 2006 1:55:00 AM, Blogger Halla said...

Hi Lucy,
Did you make it to Canada?

At Friday, June 23, 2006 9:44:00 PM, Blogger Palestinian Princess said...

I still gotta go apple (Im being lazy, now that I am with my FAV cousin in the world!)


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