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"The little mermaid"

A little girl born on the bank of the Mediterranean sea between a cosmopolitan society where you find all nationalities embraced by the fragrant of this eternal city , briefly I was born in Alexandria ,and within my childhood where we still playing bingo &seek and hide ,just some kids live the moments and don’t give a damn a bout life’s ups and downs or what the destiny has to offer us …I remembered that I was sitting with my friend telling him that when we grow up we will write like this”- and I started to write synaptic meaningless words and he started to laugh ”
One of the most hilarious perceptions that I had that there are just two languages in the world Arabic and English, and yeah cause those what I learned in my primary school ,then by the time I discovered that there is also French ,Italian and German halleluiah

In my secondary school we were started to get used to the internet so off course I was obsessed with chatting websites specially the ICQ regardless I was looking for strengthen my language, social networking interaction and expanding my visions towards things I already knew and things I enjoy discovering it, in the beginning I was corresponding with a friend from Germany and my acquaintance from the “U.S.A”..passing through to the college ,you can say that I was lucky enough as my college was next to Alexandria library where I can rehearse my hobby which was communicating with people from different nationalities ,get benefits from their experiences and finally give a good impression for my country, among all conversations I can say that I figured out a lot of subjects and things for instance I met by coincidence with three American girls who was in a semester in the sea which is a ship that travels through the whole world and the students study the topics the get a long with their character ,field of study and their future career ,and we have to mention that they are asked to write a column a bout every country they visit.. and so I hosted those girls in my house and my picture was published in a local newspaper in Chicago ,and this how I win in life. some people told me that I was supposed to be a journalist not a teller in a bank although I graduated from the faculty of tourism and hotels weird haaa!!! In life may be you can’t get all what you want but at least you can take the honor of trying ,sometimes I wish if I was able to enter the media college ,but it all about taking chances and to believe in something that gives a meaning to your life so when I was surfing through the web I found “chance to practice on journal tools “ when I opened it ,I found a link to “voices of our future “group ,to be frank I was thrilled with these great ladies that although every thing have a dream they wanna see it come true .. and from the bottom of my heart thanks for letting me to be a part of your lives &will be honored to share mine with you

Comments

susa's picture

the mermaid's tale

Dear Vicky,

Thank you for such a sweet story about your childhood and the way you viewed the world as a little girl and how that view changed as you grew up. Your writing made me feel like I was sitting next to you hearing your story!

I would have liked to have heard more about your your personal story fits with your vision for the future as a social activist or citizen journalist and how World Pulse might empower you and others fulfill your desires to have your voices heard.

All the best to you in everything you do.

Warmly,
Susa

susa's picture

the mermaid's tale

Dear Vicky,

Thank you for such a sweet story about your childhood and the way you viewed the world as a little girl and how that view changed as you grew up. Your writing made me feel like I was sitting next to you hearing your story!

I would have liked to have heard more about your your personal story fits with your vision for the future as a social activist or citizen journalist and how World Pulse might empower you and others fulfill your desires to have your voices heard.

All the best to you in everything you do.

Warmly,
Susa

Potter's picture

The Little Mermaid Grows Up

I love how you used the the image of the little mermaid to describe your growing up and your curiosity about the world around you. In college you found the internet as a vehicle to reach out to that bigger world, establish connections and explore commonalities. It must have been wonderful to meet other young women traveling and hosting them on your home. I'm trying to imagine the conversations you must have shared! And now through World Pulse you can continue and expand those conversations!

Frances Faulkner's picture

Knowing from an early age

Dear Vicky -
you knew yourself right from the beginning -- that you were a person who needs to learn languages, connect with others around the world, to understand big picture issues, and to make a difference. Out of your desires, there is a possibility for all of these things. You have a melodic voice in telling us your story. Keep up your writing.

Frances

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