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book review: The Pearl

This is the first novel by this author, who is not a native english speaker. I mention this because that is where the trouble is. This novel has great bones to it. 97 more words

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ISLA Mexican Kitchen

For those of you that are still getting to know me, you will quickly discover something that those who know me well will definitely attest to, I love to eat! 1,026 more words


The Pearl

Simon Armitage’s award-winning translation is set side-by-side with the original, which creates plenty of opportunities for deciphering and comparing the older and younger versions of English. 155 more words


The Pearl (film)

Now that you are done reading the novella and have had a chance to discuss all of its themes in class, you are going to watch the film version. 163 more words


DSLR Weekend

This past weekend was the very first time I used a DSLR. It might sound strange considering I’m a 23-year-old with a knack for photography, but ever since I started taking photos I’ve either used a smartphone or SLRs. 903 more words


A Day in The Pearl, Qatar

Though I’ve lived in the Arabian Gulf for five years, visiting Qatar never interested me. When I hear any mention of the world’s richest nation, I think of anti-simplicity and wasteful abundance.  570 more words


Sushi-Chino? | Adventures at The Historic Pearl

There is nothing better than stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new! I ventured to Botika Peruvian-Asian Restaurant for some sushi. I had heard rave reviews about the place and decided it would be a great place to take a break and have some lunch. 375 more words