Shalom/Salaam from Kfar Saba! Made it safely (no Petah Tikvah!), and got to talk to an Israeli art student on the bus who was getting off at the same place. She was very awesome, and very helpful, and slightly hungover. WIN.
Gili is currently taking a nap, for she is an insomniac and did not sleep. I, on the other hand, fell asleep at 9pm and didn't wake up until 8am. (Still jetlaged, mumkin?)
So I am catching up on my nets time, and will eventually shower/go study mah Hebrewz.
Sent an email to my old work to see if N. knows of any places in J-Lem that need volunteers/anyone who can help me with my atrocious al-Arabiyya.
Might get to see C. (girl from GW) who was studying in Jordan last year. She might come visit in J-Lem! PAR-TAY. Her al-Arabiyya is going to be so goooood. JEALOUS.
Went to the beach in Tel Aviv (b'il-arabiyya, it's Tel Abib (تل ابيب). Because there's no "v" in the Arabic alphabet. SO CUTE.) Met up with Gili's friend O.; she is so sweet! We are now Facebook BFFS. May or may not have gotten massively sunburned. We shall see.
Gili made me a gorgeous package with all kinds of awesome stuff, including a Zionist bear! I think I shall name him Jabotinsky. For the LOLs. And the most beautiful Hamza (Hand of Fatima) - it's clay and hand painted and just stunning. Pictures of all this to follow. Using Gili's sister's computer, so I'll have to wait until I get back to J-Lem to upload everything. Also took lots of pictures of Choompas - 'ch' pronounced with the gutteral 'ckh' sound, like in 'challah' or 'L'chaim
Arabic: سلام اليكم
Salaam Alaikum, means hello. Arabic is the "cursive/scripty" looking one, and it looks the same whether it's typed or handwritten.
Shalom, means hello. Hebrew is "block letters" that don't connect; it has two scripts, one for
handwritten Hebrew and one for print (computers, books, etc
Keyboard is going wonky on me because it's in Hebrew and English. Going to go before I confuse myself. Love to all