this is for you mom

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

sorry I've been so MIA.
I have emerged alive and successful (thus far) from finals and am in the process of packing up my life.

decided to stay in housing next year since I'll only be here for a would have been nice not to live in chinatown...but it just doesn't make sense to go through so much hassle for so little time.

lots of good times lately :).

Friday, April 20, 2007

I should really go to bed because I have to wake up at 7 tomorrow for my internship...
but my aesthetic history of photography final and doing laundry is forcing me to stay awake. :(.
tomorrow night I'll probably just pass out.

I'm constantly awestruck at what a different place and person I am in every aspect of my life than where I was last year.

from my BELIEVERS project:

Fariah and Aqsa:

what I look like a lot these days:

my friend Dee (who I've talked about a lot) and I in NOLA:

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"The word "shams" (sun) is feminine, and "qamar" (moon) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and the moon is muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women."
- Shaykh Abdullah Adhami

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A reviewer called my Katrina stuff "hauntingly beautiful." very exciting.

So after missing my flight this morning (first time I've ever missed a flight) because I was an idiot and took the A-train uptown instead of downtown (I should know that by now...), and getting on every standby list possible...I am finally home. Allie is at her march of the living meeting, my parents are at something, and my brothers and sisters are putting their kids to bed/I can't get over there. So I'm eating hummus alone in my kitchen and trying to get up the energy to do my laundry.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I gave blood today and didn't pass out for the first time. But I did feel like a truck hit me for my 4 hour class directly afterwards. I go home tomorrow. Please look at the pictures below this.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

odds and ends

on display at the bronfman center for jewish student life at nyu:

I've been really really busy between internships, tutoring, schooling, trying to sleep. I can't wait to go home and actually be able to get more than 5 hours of sleep a night. Two people are mad at me right now and I don't know why. It is really upsetting honestly.

Matt and I are having a chametz party tomorrow night. I'm excited. Today I tutored at Washington Irving High School (every tuesday) and one of my kids and I talked about how if he read more his english would improve...and he told me that he didn't have any books at home. We got him one from the library and I'm bringing him one. It is hard to work with him because he really needs so much help with is rewarding though and he tries so hard and it super smart and never forgets anything once he learns it. Even though it makes me sad sometimes, I really want to spend the rest of my life working with kids. I can't imagine anything more rewarding than that.

I never did put up photos from purim when I was a flapper:

and these are photos from new orleans:

me = drywall expert

I also decided today to let my hair grow in curly. let the madness begin.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

new orleans

none of these could possibly be sold so I'm not worried about putting them up.
It was a really amazing experience. But it has also generated a huge amount of work for me with all the photos...I'm entering some sculpture contest too, so now I have that to work on. It is a large cash prize that I would donate to the relief efforts if I won, but I probably won't because I have no time with editing the photos from the trip and everyone in the world coming to visit me this weekend.

I hate being stressed and makes me mean and less articulate.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I'm being a flapper for purim. very, very, very, very exciting.
Tonight is the Shabbat for 2000 that NYU puts on...I think I'm the only non-Syrian at my table which I am pretty excited the Syrians.

oh and my internship = fantastic. I love those kids even when they are crazy and act like they ate plain sugar for breakfast.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

the rough digital shots from my BELIEVERS project.
since the SIX ROLLS of film that I shot turned out blank because of the stupid broken lense on the Pentax6x7 that I rented from school.




I wish that the film had come out...these were just test shots....

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