Quotes

My new language

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take That, Rosetta!.”

I speak almost three languages Arabic which is my native language, English which I spent the last three years studying it in college, and French which I don’t really speak very well, but I can say that my French is fair.

Now,if I could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language I would rather choose  German or Spanish. In fact, when I was in secondary school I had the chance to either choose between this two languages and drawing as an optional subject to study, but I had missed that because there was a girl that I used to like. So, I studied painting instead though I had no talent for painting.

I will leave the details about the girl to another post, but now I would like to say that I have always had an inclination for the German language more than Spanish. I have tried to learn some German words and sentences from the internet and YouTube. The only sentence that always come to mind is that “ich bin ein Mann ich bin nicht eine Frau” “I am a man I am not a woman “.

I like the German language because I like the history and the events of both world war 1&2 and also because in a few months ago ,I have participated in an exchange that is not finished yet, with some friends from Austria .  And this experience had made me more interested in learning their language.

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Imagination

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”

 Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880’s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s.

Name that …Me!

In response to The Daily  writing prompt: “Name that… You!.”

My name is Wissem (وسام), an Arabic Tunisian name that means a medallion or a decoration, which you get or you put around your neck, because, you have contributed to your own State or country. Maybe you have done something patriotic or you have invented something good for the humanity, it depends! As I was told, my father named me with this name and when I asked him why and how he choose this name he said ” I don’t know, I have agreed with your mother to name you Wassim,( which is not far from Wissem, but only in meaning and Wassim  (وسيم ) means handsome ) and when I went to the municipal administration, I forget the name, so, as they were very close in the letter syllables I come up with your name ”  Funny, right ?
Well as I am still young and not thinking about marriage or kids, I won’t bother myself with names right now, I am just hoping not to marry a stubborn wife ! I just believe that when we come to name our babies it just happen spontaneously and always fit.

All Grown Up

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All Grown Up.”

I don’t really remember when was the first time I felt like a grown up.But, I can only assume that when I moved to live and study in the capital I came to realize that it was time to be responsible for myself.

When I succeeded in the Baccalaureate back than in the 2010, I moved to Tunis the capital of Tunisia where I lived a whole year in the dorm. I believe that when you found yourself alone, you started actually to think like a grown up and started to take responsibility for yourself. I had to say that the first three months were rough and very confusing; coming from a small town to a larger city with all the people, new living style, and managing yourself with new utilities and public transportation was something challenging.

It is these situations and circumstances that has to be fall upon us that make us stronger, more responsible, and mature.Today, I can say with more confidence that I am lucky to meet people and be in situations that have made my mind grow on a large-scale, experiences that has made me more mature,and challenges that I won’t stop to face.

One Hell of a Flair

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Got Skills.”

If I get to chose a skill as the prompt suggests, it will be acting. Though, sometimes I feel that I am already possessed by such a flair, acting is the master I wish to acquire. If I am an actor I would like to perform in a play and on theater. I like theater more than movies or series.

Acting on a stage and playing your role in front of a lively audience is much stronger. Upon the stage the actor is performing his act here and now, which means that there won’t be repeated shoots or editing at the end like in movies. The actor has to be honest, accurate,sincere and most of all has a strong stage presence, so that his performance enters into the audience hearts and shape their thoughts.

To end up, I like to act on a stage and in front of a real audience even if I will get less money in return, usually this is what happen right ? Although, I am possessed by one hell of a flair, I won’t seek money or richness.I will seek my muse.

Ego trip

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Happy Joy Joy.”

I don’t remember my last time I shed tears, but I usually cry like any normal human being and I..

I cry lonely like a cloud

And shed my rain of tears,

Drops of joy drops of fear

have revealed this life’s magnitude

that I always endure with fortitude

All my cries  in solitude