Cairo, Egypt- a 7 year old poem, untouched

Inside voices worn down to nothing
Gapless smiles and city solutions
Sipping arsenic from a glass jar
Chewing juice dripping stalks.
Can you sing the words louder?
Can you speak a little slower?
Gapless smiles and city solutions.
Swimming in melted tundra and swallowing protozoa.
Am I an American puppet?
Distinct smells and sounds and smells and sounds.
Stella beer dripping from a spilled bottle
Rock-sand pouring from European hands
I’ve had my fill, I’ve had my fill.
Have I had my fill?
I’ve had my fill, I’ve had my fill.
Dancing beladi
Breathing heavily
Cigarette smoke intrusion
Sheesha smoke inclusion
Am I an American puppet?
Minus the trash cans
Add the strays
And croon alone at night
With the bats.
Intrusion, inclusion.
I am an American puppet.

wrote this my 3rd semester of college, a few months after returning from Cairo. I was there for 5 weeks to visit my family in the summer of 2007. 

Good morning! Getting my salads washed, chopped and ready for my Friday family lunch 👌

Have a great Friday!
#salads #healthysalads #healthychoices #friday #lunch #organic #veggies #organicsalad #rocket #lettuce #saladrecipes #health #fitness #wellness #antioxidants #cairoegypt #cairo #egypt #newcairo #katameya #bodyblocks

#CairoEgypt I’ve learned to adapt to a completely different environment…I asked questions, I learned sooo much, gained soooo much insight things, inside and out, about others AND even more MYSELF…this trip was waaaay more than a “dancing gig”…this trip literally changed my life…sucks that it’s coming to an end…however it’s been nothing but a blessing and a huge life lesson on “the growth” #ThisIsReal #IworryAboutTheWrongThings #NewThoughtsMeanNewVisions #BestWayToCloseTheYear

Breakfast this morning!

2 Nestle fat free yoghurt with 30 grams of Nestle Fitness cereal, blackberries from PICO and half a banana, sprinkled with Linwood’s “Milled flax, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds and goji berries” available @gourmetegypt

This is a 360 calorie breakfast that
contains 9 grams of fiber, 7 grams of fat, 61 grams of carbs and 16 grams of protein. This breakfast is high in vitamin C, calcium and iron!

#breakfast #healthyoptions #healthychoices #gourmetegypt #blackberries #nestle #nestleegypt #nestlefitness #cereal #healthycereals #bodyblocks #fit #fitness #fifthsettlement #cairoegypt #cairofitness #instafood

"AINT WORRIED BOUT NUTTIN" lol Meet my personal guard/homie Ahmad..Held me down for the day as I shopped and walked 1 the busiest areas of #CairoEgypt called the (Khan al-Khalili) can’t lie, havin a guard is kinda dope lol

DETOX….

Detox is not about having an occasional smoothie or going on a day trip to “detox.” Our bodies need to detox and cleanse our system DAILY. We are exposed to toxins from our external environment like pollution, chemicals, pesticides, caffeine, and internally like lactic acid, hydrogen ions from excessive exercise and metabolism, used up hormones and the list goes on.

We need to clean all this DAILY. The food we eat plays a HUGE role. Eat organic chemical free produce whenever you can, include loads of bitter leaves (spinach-rocket), walnuts-avocados- asparagus contain glutathione which is KEY to the detox process, foods with VIT E and VIT C, loads of fibre, folic acid and B vitamins!

Breath deeply, sleep DEEPLY, drink water and SWEAT! Sweating helps get rid of some of the toxins from you skin!

#sweat #sleep #drinkwater #bodyblocks #healthychoices #healthyoptions #cleanse #eatclean #cairo #cairoegypt #newcairo #katameya #organic #organicfruits #organicveggies #chemicalfree #cleanse #detox #detoxification

My starter at lunch today which are 3 small salads; lentil salad, garbanzo beans salad and bulgur salad. All 3 are amazing protein options for vegetarians or vegans!

#club55 #sttropez #sainttropez #healthysalads #proteinsalads #vegan #vegetarian #protein #musclefood #healthyoptions #healthychoices #lowfat #bodyblocks #cairoegypt #fitness #cotedazur (at Club 55 Saint-Tropez)

Take away chicken shish tawouk, grilled peppers and grilled tomatoes from @andreamariouteya with a homemade quinoa greek salad😍

#greeksalad #quinoa #quinoagreeksalad #healthychoices #healthyoptions #healthysalads #shishtawouk #protein #chicken #grilledchicken #andreamarioutaya #grilledpeppers #tomatoes #bodyblocks #newcairo #fifthsettlement #katameya #cairo #egypt #cairoegypt #healthyrecipes #grilled #grill

GREEN BEANS SALAD!

Vegetables do not always have to be sautéed or cooked with tomatoes, other ways to enjoy them beside are including them in your salads.

This salad is green beans, almonds, cherry tomatoes, chopped, chopped basil, feta and onions. The recipe belongs to @jamieoliver

#greenbeans #salad #healthysalads #healthylunch #bodyblocks #wellness #nutrition #jamieoliver #healthyoptions #healthychoices #cairo #egypt #cairoegypt #newcairo #fifthsettlement #katameya

Just found out that @butcherhouseeg sell fresh turkey breasts, thighs, escalope, strips, burgers, all different forms of turkey and they deliver. Since turkey is an excellent protein option because it contains very little fat, I can’t wait to give them a call on Sunday to try their turkey. Thanks @mairosed for sharing!

#protein #butcherhouseeg #turkey #bodyblocks #cairo #cairoegypt #egypt #delivery #lowfat #leanprotein #lean #healthychoices #healthyoptions

GREEK yoghurt in CAIRO!

Thanks to @aminaosmanosman I just found out there is greek yoghurt being sold @inseasonstore in Zamalik! I can wait to pay it a visit to check out their yoghurt and their salad bar 😀

#inseasonstore #zamalik #cairoegypt #egypt #greekyoghurt #healthysalads #healthychoices #healthyoptions #bodyblocks #egypt #protein #healthysalads

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