Wednesday, March 22, 2006

i dyed my hair black! for whatever reason, i was in need of change, slash i've always wanted to dye my hair a different color and black seemed appropriate. although, all the folks here were surprised that i'd want to dye my hair darker rather than lighter...see a lot of peeps in the global south practice a reverse colonialism on themselves i.e. wanting blonder hair and fairer skin. there's this face lotion/treatment here called 'fair&lovely' that essentially bleaches your skin (ya, not cool) and it's pretty popular among the ladies. i'm trying to show them that darker's cooler--ya know, 'the darker the flesh, the deeper the roots.' r.i.p. pac, i mean, i know you're still alive in the caribbean somewhere.

speaking of my love, hip-hop, i'm going to start interviewing the kids here who are either into hip-hop or are hip-hop artists. i appreciate how hip-hop is an art medium that has wide support and participation from many oppressed peoples in the world a.k.a. cuba, north africans in europe, south africans, west africans, palestinians, etc. etc.

ok, and this whole exaggeration about the election of hamas really has to stop. first of all, you (you being israel and especially the US) cannot implement and demand democratic elections and then punish the people for whom they have elected. second of all, WHY do you think hamas was elected? maybe because the opposition party[fatah] was completely corrupt and feeding into the hands of both israel and the u.s. moreover, did the 'peace process' even work when fatah was in power? no. one more thing, hamas provided extensive social services to the palestinian people (e.g. healthcare, education), and of course the people are going to respond positively to someone who's attempting to help them; interesting how that little tidbit of information went completely ignored in almost all western media outlets... not that i'm bitter or anything.

bueno article on the vote for hamas: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article4571.shtml

8 Comments:

Blogger Khaadim al Insaniya said...

Nadia, Salamat 3lla l'blaad. Sorry, we couldn't wait to kick SJP off, hopefully we'll have everyone amped up by the time you get back so we can drop the third intifada on UC Berkeley.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Khaadim al Insaniya said...

PS: I accidentally stumbled on this when I clicked on anyone else from the "Palestinian Territories." Right on! Blogging is ill!

11:44 PM  
Blogger yaman said...

i'm trying to show them that darker's cooler--ya know, 'the darker the flesh, the deeper the roots.' r.i.p. pac, i mean, i know you're still alive in the caribbean somewhere.

you're such a dork.

2:56 AM  
Anonymous mizz_katia@hotmail.com said...

Ur hair is lovely and I love black colour, I dye my hair black too (I have dark-brown) but the difference is that they love dark hair here in Sweden heh... so how's life going for u in Palestine? I thought of applying for volunteering in Palestine but i dont really know where to start. If you have some info about it maybe u can email me.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo! ;)
hey... what distracted comments!
what do U suppose about it?

5:25 AM  
Blogger nadiab said...

i like the variety of comments...i guess ijust like the comments in general. what do you make of it??

8:41 AM  
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8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NSU - 4efer, 5210 - rulez

4:32 AM  

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