Have you ever had one of those days where you crave shawarma? I had one of those days. Two things made me go in search for this uniquely tasty Arabic sandwich. First reason, I had a really yummy one during my last trip to Canada. Second reason, I had watched The Avengers and at the end when they all went to eat shawarma, I could almost smell it.
Hope you're doing well, thank you for "liking" and following my journal, it really gives me a lot of motivation to continue, not to mention that I discovered some pretty amazing people and blogs as well! I know, today is Valentine, but now it's late and anyway, I don't care...:) I went up to my good friend A, who made an amazing dinner, then just laid a bit, then came home.
I haven't written much recently for various reasons, but the primarily because language learning isn't as romantic or eventful as it initially seems it would be.
It is a fascinating and infuriating experience all at the same time. Progress seems so certain yet so elusive. Whenever you feel you have something "down," you just have to wait a few days (or hours) to see the irony of that misconception.
My relationship with Arabic is one of puzzled yearning.
Every small triumph (reading a road sign or assuring the taxi driver that the weather is in fact nice) is followed almost instantly by the realisation that I am still far from the object of my desire.
The road that takes one from flirting with Arabic to moving in together is a long and winding one.
Learning Arabic can be daunting! I toyed with the idea of taking formal lessons where I'd learn to read and write Arabic letters but after one go with the Rosetta Stone language program I gave it up! Egyptian Arabic has it's own vernacular that is reported to be the most widely understood form of Arabic. It's a bit different than the Rosetta Language program so I decided to concentrate on learning the language verbally and in it's text and social media friendly Latin letter form:
Knowing that spending more time writing and updating should be my one and only priority, I apologize for my always delayed updates and I'll work hard to fix that.
Now I wanted to officially introduce my lovely daughters;
Blog: Ask Me in Arabic which went online last year and I'm looking for some help and building a team right now to keep it running.
A very light and delicious dish you can prepare easily at home and serve as an appetizer or side dish. I will post later how to make the yogurt cheese for the filling.
One Cup of Flour
Half Cup of Water
2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper
How to Prepare:
Prepare your dough by mixing the flour, vegetable oil, salt and warm water, then kneed the mixture until it forms a dough.
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