Mainly translated from Ali Al Tantawi’s but with modifications, this was my first lecture in English (not my native language). It was in front of my colleagues at ALC (American Language Center) in Amman around 1998. I’m just posting it here without any update/fix since then:
Yes, I’m not in love with dinosaurs any more. I just want to forget this part of my life.
I loved her so much. Words (no matter what language is used) can’t describe my love. I’d simply say that she was the one that I was dreaming of since I was a kid.
We had to break up; she is an American and I’m a Syrian!
Ten years ago, I was …..
Well, life was more beautiful and much easier.
Things have changed!
I don’t believe that you’ll visit me to give me toys. Our house doesn’t have a chimney nor can our roof tolerate the weight of your reindeers. I also can’t write you. We don’t have socks without any hole to put my letter in there.
Some people are popular. Does that make them leaders? Nope, not necessarily. Maybe they’re just “cool.”