Yesterday I went home early after a long productive day at work… I put my headphones on and watched an Arabic sitcom series online called “حكايات بنات” which means Girls Stories, starring Saba Mubarak.
This series reminds me of Sex & the City with an Arabic twist… it aired last Ramadan 2012, but I was always too tired after work and fasting to enjoy watching anything. But lately, I can’t sleep, I became nocturnal… waking up in all times of night, just waiting for God knows what! I watched the series and reached episode 9, I can’t wait to continue soon, though I’m not sure if I want to do anything other than sleep today.
If it was up to me, I would just head home and sleep and sleep. My head is lulling and rolling… music and food are making me nauseated. I’m just so physically tired and deprived of sleep. Even mom noted that the circles under my eyes are a bit darker, though I look better than before, if I may say so myself.
I love the four girls a lot they remind me of myself and my girlfriends and all the girls out there. Their names are Ahlam, Salma, Camilla and Mariam.
Ahlam is a marketer in a huge telecommunication company and her dream job is to be a writer, she finds a way through her job like me to write and work hand in hand. She lives with her widowed mother alone.
Salma is all over the place, lost but knows what she wants, she wants to be famous, she knows where she wants to work but she doesn’t know how to get there. She graduated from university after 8 years of failing.
Camilla is rich, spoiled, strong and beautiful; she is quite successful at her job and has the love of her life Kareem who drives her crazy because he cheats all the time. Her father is losing their fortune.
Mariam is your typical good Arabic girl, who got engaged young and doesn’t work. Her only career is waiting for her fiancé Hisham to visit. Hisham is an officer, he loves her, but he is so serious and always busy and away. Mariam loves to eat sweets all the time and loves to collect tidy bears. But sweets are the love of her life after Hisham of course.
Salma reminds of Amal, Camilla of Reem and Ahlam of me. But I NEED a Mariam in my life, she makes me laugh hard. She is always shocked and how she eats sweets all the time is so endearing and strange to someone like me who isn’t into sweets.