Friday, February 25, 2011

Ten Days and Counting...

"We do not surrender. We either win, or die."
Omar Mukhtar (1862 - 1931)

Dear beloved world,

The conflict of fellow Libyans has entered its tenth day. How do you feel?

Don't act sympathetic and return that question to me!

You know exactly how I feel. How we all feel.

My mind is now overcrowded with 'What if's?' and 'When will's?' ... 

Believing that it's wrong to say that it's all too much. There's gotta be someone who can bear it all. Why not that someone be me? You? Everyone?!

At first it was a matter of 'OMG is my family Ok?' but then, it moved on to an even bigger issue. A matter of greater magnitude: Worrying about every single Libyan in the country.

Every time I hear about someone (let's be honest, many!) dead, I somehow die with them. You know the feeling when your blood freezes in its route? There you go. And I get that on a daily basis, for the last ten days.

It's an astounding cause we're looking at here. I've been receiving love and support from everywhere, something which has given me strength. I've also been in contact with my fellow Libyan friends here, giving each other strength and comfort.

We've been arranging stuff in support for our loved ones in Libya, such as fasting and Qiyam at night. There's also a medical relief campaign which I hope you, my dear reader, would be kind enough to pass on.

Libya would be eternally grateful.

For more info on how to make your contribution (ASAP) visit the campaign's website:

And if you're interested in more info and updates on what's going on back home, you're more than welcome to follow up on twitter:

Love and hope for Libya's liberty soon

Sparkle xxx

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Heart Bleeds For You...

It torments the heart, to see my beloved country struggling.

My country? It's not just Libya. It's the Arab world...

I'm an Arab and I'm loving it. Ever have been, ever was.

With regards to recent events, which have kicked off the year 2011, the world has were in for some hard core suspense, starring none other than the people themselves. The proud citizens of the arab nation.

When it all started in Tunisia, it was all like some kind of blurry dream, that I needed a long while to comprehend. Then there was the Egyptian riots. That's when it all rang loud and clear to me. 

We have a voice. And we can make a difference.

My heart bleeds for Libya. Severely.

There was this guy on TV who started complaining and accusing Libyans abroad that they have no idea what's going on in our dear country. 

Well, listen here Mister! 

I can't sleep at night... because I have a family to worry about back home... and we're far apart. And it freaks me to pieces whenever there's no phone signal wherever they are... or when the internet connection goes poor.

No matter how long we're away... we're all coming back. Our hearts bring us back.

May Allah protect you... Libya... Arab world...

And protect our loved ones.... and those whom we don't know...


Till next time,