intern jordan

Fun Fact 192

Jordan is sometimes called the Silicon Valley of the Arab world. It’s estimated that 75% of Arabic content found on the Internet is produced in Jordan. This is partly due to the fact that Arabic is one with the most under-represented languages online with only 1% of the internet in Arabic, despite it being spoken by 4.5% of the world.  

Last night I started to cry after looking at a pic of James Wilson and if that doesn’t fully describe me as a person, I don’t know what does.

ID #94717

Name: Bee (nickname)
Age: 16
Country: Jordan

hi i’m bee, i want a penpal i can e-mail regularly and then maybe we can send packages to each other when we get to know each other a little better (mailing system here is messed up lmao). i’m starting junior year in august and i would like to have a friend from somewhere else in the world; we can vent to each other, talk about things we like and the people we want to be.
to sum up myself:-
*likes:
- harry potter
- memes
- fav. series: criminal minds, law&order svu, friends, grey’s anatomy, the office, riverdale
- music: blackbear, kehlani, lady gaga, eminem, tom odell, harry styles, a LOT OF RAPPERS [kendrick lamar, travis scott, bryson tiller…etc.]
(genres: r&b, pop, rap, indie/alternative rock)

dislikes:
- anime (no offense, just not my thing)
- hyped youtubers’ fans (phans, logang…etc.)
- faux “quirky”

i’m a sagittarius & a ravenclaw. my friends describe me as funny, witty, bookish, kinda mean and deep down kind.

Preferences: i’d prefer someone between the ages of 15 and 17
male/female doesn’t matter
speak fluent english (my second language is arabic)
i’d like a penpal from the UK because it’s where i want to attend uni and where i might travel next year (we can meet yay!)
as i’ve mentioned, we can send e-mails and like snail mail once a month.
p.s.: if you’re islamophobic, racist or sexist, save us both time and don’t request my info.

Man, today, heart-weary with the sorrow, sin and failure of his past life, feels that he could live a better life if he could only have another chance, if he could only live life over again, if he could only start afresh with his present knowledge and experience. He looks back with regretful memory to the golden days of youth and sadly mourns his wasted chances. He then turns hopefully to the thought of a life to come. But, helpless, he stands between the two ends of life, yet thirsting for the chance to live a new life, according to his bettered condition for living it. In his blindness and unknowing, he does not realize…that the new life is all around him; he has but to reach out and take it. Every day is a new life, every sunrise but a new birth for himself and the world, every morning the beginning of a new existence for him, a new, great chance to put to new and higher uses the results of his past living.
— 

William Jordan, 

Sell-Control Its Kingship and Majesty

ID #11112

Name: Kinder
Age: 13
Country: Jordan (Middle East)

ummmm… I’m Kinder, I’m 13…. I think I’m a lesbian but I’m not sure… I’ve had a lot of hobbies that I kind of just dropped eventually
Tennis, guitar, robotics, taekwondo, ballet(I was forced when I was 5)
I guess I just lost the motivation that I had
I like animals
I have a tortoise that I named Lafayette
I want a chicken, cat, dog (either a pug or a german shepherd but I’d be grateful for anything that I can get), a bearded dragon (or any other lizard really)…. but not all at the same time
and I have four younger siblings… I felt the need to include that
I also like debates

Preferences: I would honestly talk to anyone as long as they’re not a complete asshole
younger, older
whatever race or ethnicity
whatever gender
etc.. I really don’t care

Would you let your 20 year old daughter travel to Bangladesh

Obviously, she’s technically grown, but she’s asking our permission. Her roommate’s father lives in Bangladesh. He was going to take the two of them to Jordan and Dubai for spring break next week, but his mother had a bad health scare, and they canceled the trip yesterday.

Today he offered to have them both stay at his house in Dhaka. I asked if her existing visas would be valid for Bangladesh, and she said, “Their Family has a travel advisor who takes care of all of that, and he said he would be fine.”

There are current warnings for Western travelers going to Bangladesh. There have been random terrorist attacks, the largest of which was in Dhaka and killed 20 people. The U.S. government is not letting U.S. Embassy staff bring their families to Bangladesh.

On the other hand, she won’t be out in tourist locations, and I’m sure the family has great security. The father is apparently in almost every business in Bangladesh. I googled him, and he’s in pharmaceuticals, textiles, hospitals, banking, movie making (won a national film award), TV programming, the Olympic committee, and many philanthropic associations.

That’s a partial list. It kind of blew my mind, since I’ve only known him as Caroline’s dad. Does all that make him safer to stay with or a potential target?

Am I overthinking this? Statistically, she’s probably just as safe there as here, and it would be a wonderful opportunity for her to do some international travel.

Dubai and Jordan probably weren’t any safer, and here she’ll mostly be with a local family in their home.

Sigh. Advice is welcome.

  • Jordan: So. Who broke it? I’m not mad. I just want to know.
  • Intern Joe: I did. I broke it...
  • Jordan: No. No, you didn’t. James?
  • James: Don’t look at me. Look at Aleks.
  • Aleks: What?! I didn’t break it.
  • James: Huh. That’s weird. How did you even know it was broken?
  • Aleks: Because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken!
  • James: Suspicious.
  • Aleks: No it’s not!
  • Spencer: If it matters, probably not... Stef was the last one to use it.
  • Stef: Liar! I don’t even drink that crap!
  • Spencer: Oh really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier?
  • Stef: I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that, Spencer!
  • Intern Joe: Alright let's not fight. I broke it, let me pay for it, Jordan.
  • Jordan: No. Who broke it?
  • Aleks: [whispering] Jordan, Dan's been awfully quiet...
  • Dan: Really?!
  • Aleks: Yeah, really!
  • Jordan: I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict ten minutes from now, they’ll be at each other’s throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.