Let me tell you a little bit about my background. My siblings and I were all born in Jordan’s capital city, Amman. My parents, however, were both born in Aleppo, Syria, so I am originally from Syria. Although I never got the opportunity to visit Syria, I’ve seen many pictures and have heard enough stories about how life was in Syria to make me want to go there. I would love to go back and visit all the places that I’ve heard about, like my parent’s neighborhoods or the lush gardens.
I lived in Jordan for the first nine years of my life, and I loved it there. Both Jordan’s and Syria’s official language is Arabic, which explains why it is also my first language. Amman is described by many people as a ‘crowded city’, mainly because of its many tall buildings and apartments. I, however, don’t see it that way. Sure, there are a lot of apartments and the streets are alway busy, but I don’t see that as a negative thing. I enjoy living in a busy place; it makes me feel like the city’s actually alive and that I am not the only occupant of it, which is a feeling I experience a lot, here in Regina.