About Maya

Thursday, October 16, 2008


A writer, an artist, a social and human rights activist and a citizen of the world. How did a 20-something year old medical student get all mish-mashed? I have no idea. Heck... if I knew, it wouldn’t be a question anymore! Call me the Jill of all trades but I’d much prefer to be known as a Renaissance Woman.

Art, biology, chemistry, history, languages, law, literature, political science, psychology, spirituality.. you name it and I’m interested in it (probably except for cats, hikes, math and physics). I wanted to be a lawyer, a clinical psychologist, a detective and environmentalist once upon a time.

I used to hate getting into politics- discussing them, etc but things changed as I started to witness stupidity and injustice. I’m not a major political-buff but I do enjoy being well-informed- especially when it regards the Middle-East. I spend my free time watching documentaries on Al Jazzy, BBC, CNN and what not. Don’t be fooled though- I enjoy Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace and a few other serials too!

I do my best to focus on the positive things in life and am a firm believer in the power of the mind. Thoughts create reality. What you think is what you create. The outer world is merely a symbolic representation of that which is within. Living my life with gratitude is very important to me and I therefore start & end the day with meditation.

All my relationships are blissful and filled with love. Support, compassion, understanding and acceptance are some of the words that resonate with my relationships. I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

After I'm done with med school, I hope to do my residency in pediatrics. I love children and hope to build homes for them around the world. They won't be orphans anymore- they have God & me!

Maya Profile

52 Things You Didn’t Know About Me:

1. I’m 1.85m tall without heels.
2. I don’t enjoy scrubbing into surgeries.
3. I’m vegetarian.
4. I’m so hyper, I could bring Jesus down.
5. I have a Bachelors in sweetness, a Masters in seduction and a PhD in sarcasm.
6. I can’t sleep unless I’m under a comforter- even in the summers.
7. I melt at any temperature above 24 deg C.
8. I don’t engage in pre-marital sex.
9. I love ginger candy.
10. I don’t believe in polygamy.
11. I eat orange peel and love it.
12. I prefer soy milk to plain milk. Flavored milk is ok and no, I’m not lactose intolerent.
13. I lived in Singapore for 13 years.
14. My right pinky got dislocated when I was 14 and I didn’t get it popped back.
15. I think effervescent multi-vitamins taste better when they’re eaten.
16. I had the biggest crush on Captain Planet once upon a time.
17. I share the same birthday with my mother- she got married two days before her 19th birthday and gave birth to me on her 20th birthday.
18. Acting & public speaking is in my blood- my mom had her own TV show when she was 17/18 & was a known debater. Daddy is a well-respected public speaker.
19. My mouth never takes a holiday.
20. I abso-freggin-lutely love children.
21. I cannot stand injustice of any form.
22. I’m highly-opinionated.
23. I love spicy food.
24. I love to eat green apples with salt.
25. I love ginger ale- its my favorite drink ever.
26. I’m not a breakfast person. I just can’t eat so early in the morning.
27. The arabic is speak is a mixture of the Lebanese & Kuwaiti dialects.
28. I’m highly intuitive.
29. I know what its like to live alone and I don’t quite enjoy it.
30. I think Dr. Phil needs to see himself.
31. I meditate.
32. I enjoy reading.
33. I love watching serials and documentaries alike. Romantic comedies, medical drama and reenactments, women’s issues and Middle-Eastern documentaries fuel me.
34. I shared lollipops with my brother Bruno, a german shepherd.
35. Bruno was put to sleep because he suffered from severe arthritis, a slip-disc and couldn’t walk.
36. I may come across as someone who’s really strong and determined and may intimidate people but I’m a softie at heart- really sensitive too.
37. I don’t enjoy hiking.
38. My tongue and brain are weirdly-connected. After tasting something, I work backwards & re-create its recipe.
39. I dislike cats despite the fact that a pregnant one came up to me and coaxed me into rubbing her belly for her while I was playing table-tennis.
40. I cannot study unless I use my own hand-written notes and unless my place is clean.
41. I started drinking coffee at 22 and a half years old and I really enjoy a cuppa in the morning.
42. I have zero interest in American politics and don’t follow it (no, never followed the elections either).
43. I have a little sister.
44. I’m pro-plastic surgery. (No, haven’t had any.)
45. I love french manicures.
46. My eye-makeup is always dramatic & I don’t like using various colors.
47. I love the smell of henna.
48. I think Ally Mcbeal would've had it better if she became a lesbian.
49. I love tea with Persian sugar (heat sugar + water + saffron and pour it into a big plate and break it into pieces when it has cooled down and solidified.)
50. I love singing and I've been told I sound like Elissa, LOL. There's a difference, obviously.
51. I overcome fear with the wish to really help people. I want to to places like Gaza and Iraq where they really need medical help.
52. I have a penchant for languages and speak Arabic, English, Hindi, Italian, Romanian and Tamil. I understand some Chinese, Malay, Spanish and French and but am less fluent (just like my Hindi & Tamil). I picked up most of the languages from watching loads of soaps and movies on TV :D


Grey said...

1You are taller than me !

2What was that 'testing :arabian daze ' about?

Anonymous said...

Mashallah ur really tall ;p Like I didnt knew that ;p

New Bride said...

mashalah nice list and u r tall mashalaah :)

ren_crow said...

goddamn woman you're like a giant! lol

some points of interest:

i too lived in singapore for 6 years (ya lah).

i agree, spicy food is indeed fab.

alas if i dont have an interest in american politics i would be deemed unamerican.

little sisters are annoying.

if i didnt like cats i wouldnt have 10 of them running around my backyard as we speak.

oh btw whats the name of the song in the vid?

Moe said...

Don't you think you should mention that you're taken, wifey? That's #47 ;) Someone's going to get punished really bad tomorrow morning. ;););)

Trevelyana said...

whaaat! Scrubbing in and standing around like an idiot in the OR is the best part of med school!

wildflower said...

that was educative :D

4thring said...

yaaaaaaay shoo mahdoooma 7arakatooo! ;p

Anonymous said...

MASHALLAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. enty ktir 7elwe. shou il'3yoon..

vous etes extremement intelligent. ur husband is very lucky..

you have to come to beirut.. you wont lose really. lebanon will love u ya maya ajram, lol. u really luk like her.

mashallah was coined for u.

Anonymous said...

mayo0o0teee how r u doing hon been ages i know bad quineee :S


27. I’ve never been to Lebanon but have this strange, intuitive attraction to Beirut.

we have s'th in comon baby call me whenver u wanna go there :P



No. 45 is interesting ;-) Loved the entre. What’s for dissert ? J/k

Yayavar said...

woh,it was good introspection and public profile ever encountered by me on blog world.

Maya // مايا said...

1. Yeah.. I tower three-quarters of the population.
2. It was a test- was wondering how the cam and all that worked.. forgot to delete it, lol.

LOL! Don't hold it against me :P

Mashkoora ya 7elwe. I'm quite surprised you actually read it all :P

Wallaoeh! Really ah?! Powerrrrrrrr! Eh don't know what to say lah.. very kan chiong leh! LOL! How's that for Singlish? :p
10 freggin cats?! Oh my boobies! :O Tell me you're jokin please! :S
Its "Yay sehr ayonou nazratou" by Nancy Ajram.

OmG! Oi! This is private! This is where I get to complain about enta! :P Lol.. kidding walla. :) Lets see who punishes who ;)

LOL! The ER is fun but the OR is another thing. That's orthrostatic proteinuria for ya'! :P

Grazie! I just love drilling things into people :P

Yayyyyyyyyy shou khain entuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
No wait.. that's entyou. Blahh... I give up! Tathhak 3ley?! :(

LOL! Merci merci. I'd like to think I'm the lucky one :)

OmG 7abeebty.. a7ebich walla :(
Ee.. for sure :D I'll bring the 7enna along ;)

Oh trust me- you don't want to know :) Ignorance is bliss.. with knowledge comes great responsibility ;) LOL!

Geezzzzz you're making me blush now :O Thanks a bunch :)

AYHAM said...

good looking
a big talker " allah y3enak "
actor ;)
open mind
Renaissance Woman
dear MOE what els can u get dude ...............
ALLAH bless you both :)

Anonymous said...

Omg, I totally remember Captain Planet, I had a crush on him too!:P

wajdi said...

nice song :)
u speak arabic well so far :)