-seeing Newfoundland in Newfoundland-

This Friday a friend and I went out to see Newfoundland the band. Newfoundland is an Irish band named after Newfoundland in respect to some of the Irish people who emigrated to Newfoundland years back. Well, I must admit I really didn’t know what to expect. The little I know about Irish music I have read…

when dreams lose the sparkle

At one point in life we all have dreams, some so grand they shake us just by thinking about them, some not so large in scale but nonetheless important and some so crazy we dare not mention them to another. The beauty of these dreams makes us work late into the night or wake up…

RQ: Why have kids?

When I was pretty young I had this perfect picture of what my life would look like in a couple of years. I would go to school, get good grades, go to uni, get a job, find a good man, get two kids and raise a cute little family. Along the years this picture is…

bits from Antalya (2)

After food, of course, we have books. As a book nerd who loves exploring old bookstores I was excited when a friend introduced me to the Owl Bookshop. Tucked in Kaleici, you will find this quaint treasure house of books that is run by Old Hemingway. Of course that is not his real name but…

bits from Antalya (1)

I begin, as I must, with food. There are many options for street bites. My favourite would have to be the corn that’s sold in small glasses with lots of butter, salt and pepper (if you are a pepper person). This snack is buttery and rich; great for a cold winter night or even a summer…

to miss a place you once hated so

This week I found myself reminiscing. I once lived in this little city in Turkey. Well, it is not really little but that is how it felt at the time. The time being the two years when I felt like I was slowly dying inside out when I wanted to simply die, when I forgot…

RQ is for Random Question

Hi guys, For as long as I can remember I am always having these questions that linger; questions that I really don’t have answers to. I mull over these random questions, share them with Asmarah- Asmarah is my journal btw- or sometimes present them to my friends. I have decided to bring them over here…

Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore  is not for everyone. It is not so much the fantasy that features prominently in the book but that it is a story that is hard to get into. The first few pages do not grip your attention the way say Sputnik Sweetheart does. However, once you get the flow of…

leave the living room light on

to have someone wait up/ to have them leave the front door open/ a dish of Thai Curry/ hot chocolate with extra whip cream/ a little smiley on a post-it with your pet name to have someone drop you off at the airport/ to have them leave a cheeky note in your backpack/ kiss you…

books I love and keep reading over and over

This one is for the book lovers like me. Now, I have many books that I consider my favourite- let’s be honest, that is almost every book that I read- but here are five of them. Maybe I will tell you about the others later. At the top of this list is The Tender Bar by…

28 at 28

I recently turned 28 and in no particular order here are 28 things that I have learnt: 1. Always keep your word to yourself; do all those things that you keep saying you will do. 2. Surround yourself with people and stuff that make you happy; there’s power in positive energy. 3. A nomad leaves…