Friday, 29 July 2016


Friday, 29 July 2016
Hello blog friends!

I was never the one to excel in starting new conversations after long silences, which is kind of the case here but I just wanted to let you know that I have a new blog now; it's called The Life of an Introvert and it's a work in progress but it's my baby and I love it. I hope you'll love it too and that you'll follow me in this new journey.

Lots of love, always.


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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Three days ago, I moved out of my childhood house. I moved out of the place I called  home for the past nineteen years, three months and six days of existence  on this planet, and it taught me a lot about myself. Mainly that I suck at goodbyes as much as hellos. Now you might say: what do you mean Khaoula ? I am pretty sure you knew that about yourself before. To answer that, yes I did. I have known that about myself ever since I was a little child, but I never thought I would get emotional over leaving a house, probably because I  never thought I would have to do it now, at least. I always imagined that when I leave this house it would be to another country and that as long as I am in Morocco I would never have to worry about leaving the four walls the witnessed my rises and falls.
Now, packing was a process since my room is filled with pictures, posters and little bits  and bobs that all hold thousands of crazy stories and happy memories, and being the person that I am I had to stop and (kind of)  re-live every single moment. But that wasn't even the hard part. It didn't hit me until I had to close the door of the house for the last time. I froze  and remembered everything. I remembered the countless late nights spent studying, the teen angst, the 3 am solo dance parties, the good news celebrations, the painful heart breaks, the late night/ early morning phone/Skype calls, the excessive TV-show binge watching, the endless drama and the sleepless hours spent over thinking. But more than anything I remembered my grand-mother, I remembered all of the amazing years we had together, all of the laughs, the cries, the hugs and the arguments. I remembered how much she means to me  I closed that door and I felt guilty. I felt  guilty for leaving a huge part of me behind willingly, and I absolutely hated it.
I am currently sitting in my new room (which I LOVE btw) , listening to Broods and trying to convince myself that all of those memories still live inside me and my only question is what if I forget ? what happens then ?

That is all.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Hey there !

Monday, 27 April 2015
Hello blog,

It has been ages since I last wrote a chatty post or any Post for That matter, so I decided to do it now because... well because I want to.

So Hi, how are you ! I hope you're doing good. Me? I'm great, these past few weeks were ,probably, the busiest weeks of my life. I'm going to try as best as I possibly can to fill you in on them properly.

Okay let's do this !

-So I was one of the winners of the Casa Blanca regional public speaking competition. yaaaaay #Proud
-I had to work on loads of projects and presentation, which were all very successful, thankfully.
- I had a very fun day with my crazy group of friends in a city that we barely know, we laughed until we cried and  walked until our legs were numb but enjoyed every second of it. 
-I made the mistake of drinking nothing but black coffee first thing in the morning without eating anything else for the soul purpose of  giving myself some caffeine so i can survive the rest of the day, but it totally backfired and my body started crashing right away, for a second I thought I was dying. Thankfully I was not. Never drink coffee on an empty stomach, Lesson learned   

-I Got to take part in an overheated debate about feminism in class.
-My friends threw me a surprise birthday party we went to a cool coffee shop and then  to the beach. It was so much fun.

- I made a new friend (WHAAAAAT). One I never thought I could actually be friends with, But she is the coolest and we are totally in the inappropriate sexual humor  friendship stage now.

- I have learned that life is truly a gift and that we shouldn't waste it on nonsense.

- I decided that from now on my happiness comes first. I  finally have the right to be selfish.

That is basically it, now that my schedule is kind of back to normal; I hope I can manage to post regularly, I know I suck at that but please don't give up on me.

As always guys remember to stay positive and do more of what makes you happy. If you ever feel like talking you can reach me on my e-mail, facebook or twitter, I'm always happy to help or have a little chat.

Lots of love
Khaoula. A


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Saturday, 4 April 2015

The wonder duo talks : Stereotypes.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Hello there readers, it's Rachid......what ? you don't remember me ? well I guess, it has been some time since the last wonder duo talk ! Ah, ring a bell ? Okay ! now that we established that, I am sure you figured out what this is about. It's Talk number 2, and it's going to b about stereotypes ! Since my partner in crime is a language and literature student, I decided to interview her about the kind of stereotypes she and her classmates have to put up with. But before that, let us start by giving a simple and scientific definition to the word. In social psychology, a stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about a specific type of individuals that may or may not reflect the the reality. A funny example is the established connection that we always make between donuts and cops in American movies !

So let's start interrogating.....oups, I mean interviewing our dear friend khaoula here ! first, K. can you you tell me if you think that you are a subject of stereotypes as a literature student, if yes by who ?

Oh that's for sure rachid. I'm think that you are very aware that here Morocco, all literature students are regarded as lazy and stupid. Literature in general is considered  a choice for people who can't handle science. So to answer your question literature student are stereotyped by the whole entire society.

Okay, so you do feel targeted by stereotypes then. What are the most frequent false ideas peoples got about you literature students ?

The most frequent stereotypes that literature students face; and I'm gonna focus on English literature students,are that some people think that we are just waisting our time, some think that we are nerds, superficial or maybe even lazy. Honesty, there are so many I can barely remember any.

So where do you think those ideas come from ? why do some people think you are wasting your time for example ?

Probably because they have the idea that university, in general, is a waste of time. Because most graduates are jobless or stuck in jobs with dead ends.

It's interesting that you brought that up, we are going off topic here but I think this question is very important ! Do you think that the failure of some university student in their professional careers or the lack of any for others is the main cause to all those stereotypes?

I definitely think so. I mean there is no other reason. Because the majority of students don't exactly succeed career wise, University lost its integrity. And that's why its students are obliged to deal with all the labels forced upon them.

Could you tell us about a time where you have personally dealt with a case of those stereotypes. I mean did you ever have to talk to someone who believed these false ideas about your studies and how did the discussion go ?

Not really. I mean I'm the shy type of person so talking to people isn't exactly my fort. But I have definitely encountered some people who believe in those stereotypes. Like the fact that English students are mostly superficial wanna be american teenagers. But the minute you start talking about something deep the way they look at you changes and I think that says something.

It definitely does ! what do you think is the solution for this issue ?

To stop group judging people and try to treat them as seperate individuals would definitely be a great start.

That is definitely a good start, I think that the media and the press are not doing any good job in correcting this issue either. Sometimes they even participate in it, and that leads to verbals conflicts and even racism sometimes. To finish this, do you have any final words to say Khaoula?

I think that we should all work together in order to erase stereotypes. Because they don't just hurt stereotyped people but also society in general. So please dear reader never have preconceived ideas about someone, go and try to get to know them instead. Believe me it is much more better.

Wise words you got there Khaoula ! thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts with us today !

That is it for this wonder duo talk. As always guys, remeber to stay positive and do more of what makes you happy. And we will see you very soon with another wonder duo talk.

The wonder duo

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Glee to me.

Saturday, 21 March 2015
Hello blog,

Warning the following post is mostly about glee and may be very, very emotional so read at your own risk.

Hi there, my name is khaoula. And those of you who know me personally, may know that I am very attached to a musical, comedy, drama called glee.

Why do you love this show so much? You might ask imaginary half of this conversation. Well let me tell you. I started watching glee a couple of years back, it helped me through some rough times that I would rather not talk about now. It was the only thing on TV that I could relate to. Seeing Rachel berry (MY BABY/ The fictional character that changed my life) be unapologetically who she is, while striving for success (she got her tony after all and that is all I ever wanted for her! A happy ending). Seeing Mercedes slay every song she ever sang, with sooo much attitude. Seeing finn Hudson "the quarterback, our quarterback" dress up and sing lady gaga. Seeing Artie sing every song with so much soul , and never letting his disability get the best of him. Seeing Kurt hit those high notes and rock those clothes like no one else on TV. Seeing Tina love herself for who she is. Seeing Santana discover her sexuality and let her true colors shine. Seeing britanny being called stupid, then turning out smarter than everyone.Seeing Quinn go through teen pregnancy but never losing hope, and joining YALE. Seeing Blaine sing and dance like a prince, without letting his sexuality define who he is. Seeing Mr shue stand by them every step of the way. All of these thing inspired me and made me the person I am today.

Glee taught me that LOVE IS LOVE. Glee taught me that everyone's dreams are valid. It thaught me  that I don't have to be anything but who I really am. And that it is okay to put myself first. Glee taught me that life is ups and downs, that success and fame are great. But at the end of the day, FAMILY is what matters the most.

Glee showed me love. Whether it's Klaine, Brittana, Finchel or any other ship on the show. It showed me that love exists and that it is worth fighting for.

Last but not least Glee gave me a new family. A family full of love and understanding, even if it sometimes fights over ships (we all have our fights huh) A family that I might not see or talk to a lot but who I will always love, endlessly. Family like Isaac, Adam, Farah and Mohammad. You guys are awesome. Thank you for going on this journey with me. YOU ROCK ✌✌ *Group hug*

To cut this thing short, though I know it is everything but short. I want to thank the cast and crew, who I grew to love over the past few years. Thank you for being the best idols anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for all the laughs, the cries, the anger and the inspiration. Thank you for portraying such amazing characters, characters I will always hold so near to my heart. Thank you for making me believe. Thank you for the rollercoaster that is glee. This is not goodbye because I will never say goodbye.

it has been one heck of a ride. One I will forever cherish. Okay I'm crying now so I better go.  

By the way, if you are reading this and somehow made it this far without having watched glee before, please do yourself a favour and go watch it. It's life changing.

The only thing I have left to say is, for the battles that we lost or might have won. I never stopped believing in the words we sung, and I promise I never will. Not for a second.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, It has been a pleasure.


   Khaoula out


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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015
Happy international women's day to all the ladies out there. You rock !
Remember to love, respect and help the other women around you. Because we are all in this together. Do not let anyone push you  down and most importantly be you're own hero, and aim for the stars.
Love and respect, Always.

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