Today I was just thinking about how much I miss my family back in Kurdistan, and then I started to compare my culture with the European culture.
Here in Europe it’s all about status, money, materialism etc. so often if you’re invited to a ”white” persons house they’ll do everything to make the appearance look divine. They’ll use expensive china, napkins, wine glasses, wine and so on. And when you enter the room and see the setup you’re amazed, because it all looks so beautiful! But then because they try to make something delicacy or use expensive ingredients they don’t make enough of it, and their guests end up going home hungry - all the “high class” appearance fades. This is of course not always the case, but the european standard on this matter is so weird to me.
Because in my culture it’s not like that at all! Whenever I’m back home, they always make TONS of food, all kind of different kurdish dishes and salads - everything your heart (and stomach) desires. And there, it’s not like they invite 5 people and close the door to everyone else. I swear we might start out with being 5-7 people but end up being 15+. Because there they are soooo hospitable, family members, friends, neighbors stop by and join for a meal, and there is always enough food for everyone and because we’re always so many we never sit at the dinner table (they don’t even have one lol), we sit on the floor in the living room, side by side, with our loved ones and talk and laugh while we hear stories from my grandfathers childhood and on how the world has changed from when he was young.
That is life for me, that’s quality time with loved ones. That’s the feeling of belonging and damn how I miss my family.
Okay so because I forgot all about this, I’m gonna answer 3 of these questions at once.
1. Your middle name and how you feel about it.
Well, I don’t have a middle name - So I can’t answer that lol.
2. Talk about your piercings or tattoos:
I have a tattoo on my wrist with my last name, 3 music notes and a four-leaved clover. I wrote my last name because I love my family and where I come from. My great grandfather was a noble and big man among the turkish kurds back in the days.
The 3 music notes stands for my passion and love for music, I can not imagine my life without music. I might not be a singer, or play any instruments - but one day I’ll hopefully work with music.
And the four leaved clover stands for luck and some say that it has a healing and magical power. I like that thought - so for me it also symbolizes strength - I posses a healing energy, I can heal myself and a broken heart. It’s all about positive energy.
I have 4 piercings, 2 in each ear (used to have 5). Funny story actually, I pierced one of them myself when I was about 13 years old and I had to hide it, because if my mom saw it she would kill me. But one day I forgot, and I put my hair in a pony tail. She was like wtffff.. And when I said i did it myself, she didn’t believe me, and challenged me to pierce my other ear too. so I did!! But something went wrong, and I accidentally hit something, so it just started bleeding like crazy!! It was a mess lol, but pretty funny when I think back. :)
3. Your favorite television program:
Hm, I don’t watch so much TV anymore. But right now I’m hooked on 2 shows; Once upon a time and The revenge! They’re both bad ass, ya’ll should check them out. Oh yeah, and Fresh Prince of Bel Air, will forever be my absolute favorite.
Biji Kurdistan <3