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Home is where the heart is (BAJO)

  • By: Deemco

  • On:Wednesday, March 12, 2008 4:03:58 PM
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    I remember when we first came back to Jordan in 1995, there wasn't even a McDonald's. My brother, sister, and I were so mad at our parents for bringing us back here. We had been living the in U.S. before, and Jordan seemed like hell to us. There were no all-English teaching schools and our Arabic skills were very weak. All we wanted was to go back to the states, we hated it here. Come on, no McDonald's?! Not even burger king! That was a big deal for us. We had been used to the many American brands that did not exist in Jordan. We eventually adapted and accepted Jordan as our home. We were very young back then. I was actually born in Jordan and so was my sister, but we spent our childhood growing up in the states.

    Jordan has come a very long way since then. Not only do we have a vast number of fast food chain restaurants, we have tons of foreign brands here which I never even dreamed would reach Jordan. Plus, there are so many investments taking place in Jordan. It's growing so rapidly, it's becoming hard to keep up. The future for Jordan looks very promising and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this beautiful country.

    I know that at first I resented Jordan, but the truth is, it was always home for me. We left Jordan again after that, but it wasn't the same. We were all in a hurry to get back. No matter how tempting and exciting it is to live abroad, it's not the same as living in your own country. It's where you came from and where you belong. Despite Jordan's negative side, it's still home, and home is where the heart is.

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    • On: 3/12/2008 7:22:41 PM
    so what used to fill ur tummies?
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    • On: 3/12/2008 7:23:19 PM
    Beautiful!
    and I so loved the title: Home is where the heart is :)
    Very true, home is where the heart is with its positive and negatives.
    i remember the first day Mcdonalds opened its doors how people stood there in long queues that reached the end of the street to be handed the long desired sandwich..

    now i pass by and they are bekesho doban..maybe trying to catch some for their sandwiches..:D (i hate their food )

    home

    define home

    (its not house,its the heart of the house like the brains and the mind

    i hope all of you living abroad be united again with ur country

    و بلدي و ان جارت علي عزيزة و اهلي و ان ضنوا علي كرام
    I am enjoying every thing I am reading today ... it is memorable day indeed

    thanx Qwaider for this opportunity I didn’t think I would like it that much
    Sara: Mom's cooking and a couple of local restaurants lol

    Diana: Thanks, I really like it too :)

    Batoul: yes it is, you have to take the good with the bad

    mala2e6: I hate most fast food restaurants now, but mcdonald's is rarely empty. Btw, I liked ur definition of home :)
    Happy Blog About Jordan Day Deema :D
    i'm so happy to see you bloging too :D it's been a while!
    I remember the first Mc Donald's , b4 that we used to go to a place called "Tom & Jerry " and "Julibee" :P
    Jordan has come along way as u said :)
    Happy BAJD :)
    Falafel is always a good alternative for fast food! "kidding!"

    i still think that home is where your loved ones are...even if they are scattered around the globe..sa7?
    Nice post. The title is really amazing.
    I understand what you're saying, but it is weird measuring economic progress in terms of McDonald's.
    home is where the heart!! a great post title, this is true. MacDonald's Burger King and all others are just names, they can't make you love the place you live in, I belive it is the feeling of being safe and warm is what important, your family, friends and your beloved ones is what making somewhere your home.
    home is where the heart is..
    Lovely, Deemco! I just to joke that the first ten years in Jordan are teh hardest, after that it has been great!
    Maioush: thanks sweetie, it's nice to know u're keeping up with my posts :)

    Summer: that's true, but not everywhere can feel like home.

    Za3tar: I'm not measuring economic progress in terms of Mcdonald's. I'm just mentioning it as one of the things that Jordan used to lack since Mcdonald's is known world wide.

    Wasim: Mac is definitely not the reason why I love Jordan. It's an amazing, safe country, what's not to love about it?

    Kinzi: thanks, I'm glad u're enjoying being here :)
    The best of both worlds.
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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