Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

Beating about the bush

“Whoever loves a tree will love its branches” — French playwright, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, famously known by his stage name Molière (1622-1673). I do not think the stars will fall if I decide to learn how to understand knowledge itself. I am neither pessimistic nor hopeless, but this is the reality of …

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The five senses asking me

Memories are beyond will power; above the heart, and above emotions. That is why they are unforgettable, Mark Twain (1835-1910). Few days ago, I was late for a routine appointment, and the thought of being late was disturbing, embarrassing, and unacceptable. As I was heading to my destination, I encountered …

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Cup of coffee… & “Taha Hussein”

 ‘Best place on earth is a floating saddle; and the best companionship is a book’ – Egyptian writer Taha Hussein (1889 – 1973). When the urge to read takes over the interest of a person, there is no better place than a library to fulfill such a craving. It is …

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Your course has illuminated life

“THERE is no distance in love; those who love one another always meet in thoughts, even if one is in the East and the other is in the West,” Egyptian poet Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe’ie (1880-1937). The core principles of freedom lie on the basis that its main pillar is ‘responsible …

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Articles in the age of Twitter

“IF YOU don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; but if you read it, you are misinformed” — American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain (1835 — 1910). In this era of Twitter and other social media platforms, many give little interest to articles in newspapers. This is because …

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Was she having fun?

“The society of women is the foundation of good manners” — German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Just one question led to a dialogue and then more outside-the-topic questions, eventually transforming from one question into a session of questions. This happened in a government department where I visited just …

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From Sharm el-Sheikh to Sa’saa!

WRITING about politics is disgusting and has never been encouraging. It does not promote the idea of holding a pen or pressing keyboard buttons. In view of the fact that I love literary writing and have passion for reading literary pieces through which I find satisfaction in voracious reading, I …

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