Author Archives: mmarinaa

Scams abound

Since I am back in NYC for good, I have to get a life here, which means finding an apartment and a job. (Luckily my NYC social life from eight years ago has survived until now and fulfills that aspect … Continue reading

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Do you think this is appropriate?

I’ve been back in NYC for about 24 hours. Today I went to meet my friend for lunch, so I was loitering in Union Square, waiting for her to meet me, and this man decided he needed to talk to … Continue reading

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Arab Timing

Many cultures seem to think their habit of being late is specific to their culture. Arabs also think that. And I have recently theorized why that might be: the Islamic calendar. See, my exhusband is currently in Bali, living it … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak

The holy month of Ramadan has come to its end, which means it’s Eid al Fitr. Which means we all get a week off of work, hurrah! It also means the fasting Muslims are back to their non-fasting lives. Which … Continue reading

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Being alone

I did not contact my ex for his birthday or at any other time as of yet. During one of my ex’s and my previous breakups (we’ve been through countless), I read an article about how the key to being … Continue reading

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