Sometime in the mid-noughts, this song by Nancy Ajram was released. Nancy comes from Lebanon and is a very popular singer in the Arab world. She started her singing career in the late 90's while she was in her teens, and has sold many millions of records since. She has been the World Music Awards recipient multiple times, mentioned by Oprah as an artiste of note, and has also been the UNICEF ambassador in the ME. By rights she should have totally been part of the A-Z series, I don't know how she never made the cut, very remiss of me! Correcting that now - take a listen -
Around the time this song was released, we were relocated to Dubai after eight eventful and memorable years in Bahrain. Much had happened here to make me feel settled. The arrival of my son was the biggest life event of them all, I went back to India for the birth and stayed for a longish time. And realised how much of me felt out of place away from Bahrain even though I was technically ‘at home.’
Aaand with that we're off! As I said in the previous post, summer is a bridge to home leave. I'll be travelling most of July and August, so my posts here will be scheduled till I can get back. I will log in as and when I can though! Meanwhile, those who are celebrating the end of Ramadan Eid, wish you a very happy and blessed festival! And those who are not - have a happy summer/season y'all! Take care.