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My Life in Parts: Theatre. . . Part |

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Salam dear all.

In this ” My Life in Parts” section of the blog, I will try to share with different stories and parts of my life. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Your feedback is always important.

Today, I want to share with you my story with Theatre. Theatre was a big part of my life in a certain period of my life, and sharing this with you is very important for me.

Actually, all this started thanks to the YaLa program that I’m taking part in. In one of the tasks, we were asked to write about an event or anything in our life that had an important impact on our life. I decided to talk about my favourite world as a child: Theatre.

For those of you who don’t know, I was a part of a theatre ’club’ when I was a kid, and so, this is my story, Part 1.

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A good time 😉

 

Theatre: My own Peculiar World

This story is not finished… yet.

In a world of cruel reality
It is somehow compulsory
To find a way
To stay away
To find magic
In some paculiar world of magic.

My story starts with a dream, a decision, and determination. It was at the age of 10 that I decided to be an actress (not for a lifetime though). I was that kind of kid who wants and thinks herself capable of doing different things at once. Our primary school organized annual auditions/training for an annual school play. And that year, I was determined to be part of it. It was a very professional play for a primary school performance. There were auditions and training before getting to be picked.

I loved acting mainly because I love anything that was magical, anything that was peculiar. And for me theatre has all the necessary ingredients to be the most magical thing in the world.

For days, all I could think of is that play and how it would be beautiful to be part of it. I was obsessed. I started imagining myself in different customs, playing different characters, and performing memorable performances. I would wake up on a Sunday morning, stare into the mirror, and start talking to myself, crying with no particular reason, then laughing out loud just for the sake of fun. That’s how I felt about acting, FUN. I even convinced my little sister to join me although she was not fond of the whole theatre thing. OK, to be honest, she hated it. I would act out different scenes in front of my parents. I loved playing the villain, just for the sake of making the evil laugh. Seriously, who wouldn’t love performing the ” muwhahaha” laughter.

It was Sunday morning, cold, cloudy, and beautiful. My favourite kind of days. I woke up early, woke my sister, got dressed. We were about to leave when I noticed that it is unusually dark outside. I checked the time to find out that we still have more than one hour to leave. I was that much excited. We sat at the kitchen table, waiting.

After the auditions and the training, I got picked for a main role in the play. I was very happy and proud. The play was called ’A Sheep Called Mabrouk’. It was about a small sheep that goes missing, the aftermath of this event, and the reaction of the whole forest.

Looking back, I realize that the play was full of symbolism. I played the bear, the wise character in the play, who is the leader of the forest. Somehow in that play, the lion did not have much role to play except attending the celebrations. It was the bear that gives all the rules. The bear was a wise leader, wise enough to care about its people, and to make them the only priority. This character did whatever it can to find the lost Mabrouk, a single ordinary member of the community. That taught me that any capable human being can be a leader. You don’t have to be the lion. You just need to be you. You just need to care.

 

To be continued. . .

Talk to you soon insha’ALLAH 😊 😊 😊

Song of the day

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Salam dear readers,

It’s been a while since I did this.

Fact about me: I like songs with a message, a purpose. I love good music.

This is a song that I first heard a year ago, and I really love it. I respect this artist, and I’m very obsessed with most of his songs; I know that I’m definitely not the only one. Whenever I feel stressed, sad or moody; or even better, when I’m happy (anytime, anywhere actually) I listen to his songs.

This one has beautiful words, with a beautiful massage, and a beautiful rhythm (again most of his songs have that). Not so many people talk about this though (I know, even if it has 4,039,024 views on YouTube) , and I think they should.

As a Muslim and an Arab, his songs appeal to me, because of its message, values, and meaning. But even if you’re not an Arab or a Muslim, I highly recommend this for you. It has the English translation on it, so you will enjoy it for sure.

I know many talk about “اضحك“”Smile”,”كن أنت“”Be you”, and “لغات العالم“”the language of the words”; which are the most famous; these are my favorite as well. This one is really worth listening to; so go and do it if you didn’t already.

Talk to you soon insha’ALLAH.

January_March: Things that I enjoyed in the past 3 months

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Salam dear readers,

I hope you’re doing great.  Today I’ll share with you some simple things that made me happy, or rather things that just made a change in my life in the past 3 months.

Books

Reading 19 books in the past 3 months made me so happy, even though I didn’t enjoy many/most of them, but that’s OK.

Book hauls

I bought several books that I’m so excited to read,

A classical book haul, YAAYYY 💃💃💃💃. Yesterday, my little sister went to this book expository in #Casablanca, and I asked her to buy me some books if she was able to find them, and she did 💕💕💕💕 These are 6 beautiful classical books that I wanted to read and have my own copy of for so long. I really loved the covers, and I know I’m going to enjoy reading them insha'ALLAH 😊 😊 😊 I jumped from joy when I got them 😊😊 A little quote of mine: Happiness is a bunch of books you hold in your hands 😇😇😇 You’re going to see a lot of this in my profile for sure 😊😊😊 PS. Many thanks to mom, dad, @hafssachahbane, @mido.mouad, and @sarra_chahbane. Love you all 💕💕💕💕 See the magic of books 😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁 One more thing, which one do you recommend me to start with? And what do you think of the covers? #me #reading #books #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookworm #study #blogger #followme #morocco #2016 #marrakech #rain #prideandprejudice #janeausten#classics

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and also my brother brought me this amazing copy of this amazing book

Me Before You

I’ve never ever seen a movie thriller and felt that I want to see the film right now like I did. I also wanted to go, buy the book, and read it. I didn’t do it, but this thriller is one of the best ones that I’ve ever seen. I’m not a romantic person , at all, but I actually was about to cry  watching this. If you haven’t watch it yet, watch it now. You can thank me later.

 

Leonardo Dicaprio winning the Oscars

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that was happy to see this finally happening. This man is an amazing actor,  and he definitely deserves it.

Morning runs/walks

No need to speak, this is the best thing that you can start your day with.

 

This one

Try to watch this without crying.

 

Simple things can and do make us happy, remember that.Talk to you soon insha’ALLAH😊😊😊

Keep on following my blog🔔🔔🔔🔔

It’s Up to You

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Salam dear readers,

I’m happy to be finally back. I know I don’t write as often as I should do, nor as often as I want to.

Today, I decided to write a very random post, just chatting with you. This is a post for all of us to get organized, and to do do more things in our lives.. This is me talking out loud to myself and to all of you.

What can we/ should we do to make our life more effective? How can we make everyday a happy day?

It’s Up To Us.

Here are some small things to do so as to be more effective. These are some of the things that I’m already doing, things that I always try to do, and things that I will start doing.

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Use your online time effectively

Instead of spending hours and hours in checking social media, chatting, or basically doing nothing, we can spend this time learning new things, discovering new cultures and greeting new knowledge. An example of this for me would be watching TED talks. These talks are wonderful ways to learn new things. They make me think of new creative things.

Make “to do” list and a ” did” list

I started doing this when I was really young, especially the “to do” list. It really hepls me in doing many things. It would make you very organized, and it will help you identify what you want to do, what you need to do, and what you have accomplished.

Start leaning something, a new thing

Focus on learning a thing, a special thing. Whether it was a new language, or a new craft, the most important thing is to use your free time effectively.

Wake up earlier

Yes, it’s a very simple step, but very hard. We like sleeping, and sometimes we don’t get enough sleep at night, or we spend late hours in reading or watching something that we replace that time in the morning, specially on holidays and weekends. You need to stop that. Wake up earlier, and go for a run or a walk. Personally, I love doing that. Do something that you love.  This will help you getting more organized, and using your day effectively.

Read, Read , and Read a lot

Did you think that I’m going to write a whole post on how to be more effective without even mentioning reading, books, and reading? Silly you, of course, I will. Reading is essential. If you can read, and you don’t, then you are making the worse outrageous crime against your own self. Go and read. Understand what you’re reading, and use it. I will say it for the million times: Reading is living.

That’s it for today. I hope you’ll find these steps helpful, and you will start using them.

Do not forget to like and share this post if you did like it. I will talk to you soon insha’ALLAH.

Female Authors You Should Be Reading…

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Salam dear friends,

Today is the international women’s day.. I decided to share with you some of the female authors that you should know, and read their works. The authors are from different periods, and they are clever, creative, and talented 😉

Louisa May Alcott

I think we’re all familiar with this name. I love her way of writing: simple and thoughtful.

Maya Angelou

I love this woman. I have read almost all her poems, and parts of her other works.. I first knew her in the Oprah’s show. I was very young and I loved her words, and I found that she’s very wise. Her quotes are mind changing.

Danielle Steel

A woman who needs no introduction…This author knows what she’s doing. So far, I’ve read two of her novels, and I loved them. She is currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time.

Debbie Macomber

I really enjoyed reading the works of this author. She knows how to choose her characters, and I feel that women will identify with them.

Zadie Smith

She is compared to Charles Dickens, and other brilliant authors. This young female author should be known and read 🙂

Alice Munro

This Nobel Prize winner deserves to be on the top of the list.. She is the queen of short stories… You should read one of hers at least 🙂

There is more, of course.. J. K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Gillian Flynn, Alice Walker…………….

I know I did not mention them all.. The list is long, but I choose these women just to show how great they were and are. I love their works. I thank them  for what they’ve done, and I am sure I’m not the only one who enjoyed reading what they’ve written 🙂

Happy International Women’s Day to all the books lovers, authors, women, and human beings.

Picture of the Day #Reading #Photographing

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Salam dear friends,

Two things that I love doing are reading BOOKS and taking pictures ❤

I took this picture 3 weeks ago while reading… you may have seen it on Twitter or Facebook 🙂

I really love it 🙂

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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Things to know… It’s never too late to start…

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Salam dear friends,

Hope you’re doing great 🙂

When we meet ourselves...  :/

When we meet ourselves… :/

Life is full of experiences, difficult moments, and challenges… But -fortunately- that’s not all 🙂 🙂

Life is full of happy moments that we keep on avoiding.. These are few thing to start knowing and doing to be OK 🙂 😉

  1. Be yourself, be happy, or just try.
  2. Exercise so that you feel good, not so that your body looks good 😉 😉 😉
  3. Laugh at yourself.
  4. Sometimes you have to say “No”…Say “no” and mean it.
  5. Surround yourself with people who allow you to be your best self.
  6. Friendships are absolutely essential to your well-being.
  7. Enjoy this time in your life, but trust that the best is yet to come.
  8. It’s OK to change your mind, behavior, and attitudes.

The Green March… Oh, Happy Day…

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Salam dear friends,

Special Salam to all the Moroccans who are following my blog… Special thanks to all the Moroccans who are trying to make the change.. Respect to all the people who love this country 🙂

Happy Green March Day… I really really love this day, and I will always do 🙂

It makes me feel proud and happy to belong to a such beautiful country 🙂

This song represents the spirit of the real Moroccan people then and now… One of my favorite songs of all time 🙂

Happy to share it with you 🙂

Make the change you want to see in your country… Start by changing yourself, your behavior… Be a better person, a better citizen.. Think in a better way, and live in a better way 🙂

Green March #1

My little world in pictures…

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Salam dear friends,

Life can be tough, but we know that we all have some joy moments that keep on making us happy 😀

These are some pictures that I took in my little happy moments 😉

Enjoy 😉

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 🙂 🙂 🙂
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It’s time for some mini pizza… Enjoy 🙂
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I took this picture while thinking : WHY?? But then I realize you don’t need a reason to do that… right? Besides, it’s beautiful ❤

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This awkwardly reminds me of T.S.Eliot….   “So I find words I never thought to speak ….In streets I never thought I should revisit…. 🙂
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Reading an amazing book with the help of a very comfortable couch… What else you need ???

Be happy, and appreciate every single moment of your life .

Talk to you soon Insha’ALLAH 🙂

My Favorite Covers of ”Happy” On YouTube…

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Salam dear friends,

When I first heard Pharrell’s “Happy”, I loved it, heard it as many times as possible, then I started looking for other singers who sing it in a way that makes me HAPPY.

Today, I’m sharing with you 5 of my favorite covers… Enjoy 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Walk off the Earth Ft. Parachute

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Conor Maynard

 Angel

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