"Cadaanka iska ilaali."

Somali proverb, roughly translates to “love all”. (via papayaseason)

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somkynian:

i have to reblog this again

Rebloging this because he is so right. The brain Drain in Somali is a huge issue and one of the reasons why the conflict is still going on. For a few of you who don’t understand Somali comoletely or haveabit of trouble .

The guy is an interpertor and he’s saying that we shouldn’t rely on the Somali government to give its people stuff especially because its not established and that we shouldn’t really care just about the money were getting from working abroad.

He gives an anecdote about the Somali presidents bodyguard who was shot by alshaabab after being threatened numerous times. He starts to tear up when he talks about how they had to wait for the turkish embassy to take him for medical attention aborad but that they said they coudn’t until the next major accident which occured 11 months after he got shot.

He becomes really tearful when he talks about that fact that everyone who was sent with him was dead and that the doctors couldn’t do anything when they found out he was paralysed because he didn’t have a guardian with him and for the first day he was there he was starving because he couldn’t communicate his wants.

So I was thinking of brushing up/relearning Arabic over the summer as well. I only have the basics everybody whose been at duqsi knows Arabic kind at the moment and my vocabulary is very limited. Anybody have any free online resources they can recommend? I want to at least be able to say more than Ahmed left the house by the end of the Summer. ?

  • Brazil: we came out to have a good time and hones-[Germany scores again]
  • Brazilian Fans: What the fuck
  • German Fans: What the fuck
  • Everyone: What the fuck

Day 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 

As you can see from the title I’m not very good at keeping stuff going but then again its Ramadan and not much happens other than lots of thinking and trying to get the motivation to keep learning stuff when I just want to sleep so badly. Although I do have an interview tomorrow and a deadline so yey I guess.

Also that Brazil game! 4 goals in 6 minutes! Wow! I still can’t believe it.

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"Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on."

Immigrants. First generation.


Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

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mrleadbutterfly:

221badwolfstreet:

arthulian:

gan-firling:

neueratemybaby:

cantnotmove:

i have a deep respect for scotland because i was at an ireland vs scotland football match and their chant was “we hate england more than you”

one time at a germany vs scotland game some german fans started the “stand up if you hate england” chant and the whole stadium stood up

WHAT DID WE DO?!

What didn’t we do

Does this mean that England is the us of europe

where do you think the us got it from????

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larrycoincidences:

do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing 

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stealyohijab:

Love this.

stealyohijab:

Love this.

"Nin danleh ma daalo
A man with an agenda never tires"

— Somali Proverb (via thenomadicproverbs)

Words to young dark skin black girls

bellecosby:

"Put down the bleach. Your skin is not dirt that needs to be cleaned out like yesterday’s shirt. You are comprised of sienna, chestnut, and warm mahogany. Dark as the night sky, constellations are tucked neatly underneath your bones. Your skin reminiscent of the hot chocolate that warms winter nights. Like rings around a tree stump, you too have history etched into your melanin. Don’t let the glaring whiteness, blind you from the beauty that you are. "

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nomadicfootstep:

From Berbera to Rabat, the beauty of Africa is peerless.

lilcochina:

Yet ppl don’t understand how white privilege still exists in brown n black countries

lilcochina:

Yet ppl don’t understand how white privilege still exists in brown n black countries

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