Olive Megamean

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Time Capsule

It’s been almost nearly 5 years and I’m back. Wow! Hello to everyone who remembers NEWTS and followed it and supported it. Nice to see you again. Apologies for ending NEWTS and rebranding my blog to be my creative writing space. Things have changed – I have changed – and my blog is coming along […]

Egyptian Revolution

So today, I watched The Square (‘Al Midan’) by Jehane Noujaim. It’s an Egyptian-American documentary film about the civil uprisings that occurred in Cairo between 2011 and 2013. Having grown up in Egypt and having family that live there (in Cairo), means that I actually followed this closely via the news and social media while it […]


The rain droplets hammered the ground angrily. They hit lampposts that tried to shine through the storm. They pelted car windows bravely protecting their passengers. They cleared the dirt and pollution, washing away the memories of today. They took advantage of the wind to gain force and strength. But despite their best efforts, they could […]

Just Keep Swimming

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write about this week. I’ve already planned out my TSN and am super excited to try it out. I have loads of ideas for one of my extra posts, topics I’m quite passionate about, but the words just weren’t coming out. I have also been super busy the last […]

unwanted visitors

You have a couple of unwanted visitors come to stay. You don’t know how long; it’s not up to you. They come and go as they please. They bring out the worst in you. They suppress the best. No more smiles, productivity or confidence. All replaced by shame, guilt and low self-esteem. They impact your […]

Reflection: November 2015 Paris Attacks

This was written 2 days after the 2015 Paris attacks. My unfiltered thoughts on the matter. The recent attacks in Paris were devastating. I remember the moment I heard about them and immediately my heart sank as I switched the tv on to watch the news. I was up until 2am that night discussing how […]