How are you everyone? اِزَّيُّكُم يا جماعه izzayyukum ya gamaa3a 

In the past few weeks, I was completely drained مرهقه murhaqa. I felt like I’m on a constant roller coaster قطْر المَوْت I2aTr ilmoot, from spending 12 hours a day at university الجامْعه ilgam3a and losing my mind among all the assignments required. A break was much needed at that point. I decided I needed to get on a different kind of roller coaster. A real one this time. So I called my sisters and we planned to head straight to an amusement park الملاهى ilmalaahi! We also managed to convince the rest of the family العيله il3eela to accompany us. Soon enough, we were all running around the amusement park like carefree children زَىّ العِيال zayy il3iyaal.

So here are the 3 reasons why you should take a day off and hit an amusement park:

1. Forgetting about the real world الواقِع ilwaaqi3 for some time.
Let’s be honest here, we all like to place our worries القلق il2ala2 behind our backs every now and then كُلّ فَيْن وِ فَيْن kulle feen wi feen, right? The colorful environment, the breathtaking designs, the cartoon characters and the cheerful music الموسيقى المُبْهِجه ilmusiiqa -lmubhiga are sometimes what you need to boost your mood. I notice amusement parks are one of the few places where people walk around with bright smiles اِبْتِسامات عريضه ibtisamaat 3ariiDa on their faces. So if you’re exhausted from work and need a break from your nagging coworkers الزُملاءالزنانين ilzumala -zzananiin, an amusement park is the place for you!

2. The adrenaline rush! دفْعِة الأدْرينالين daf3it il2adrinaliin
It makes you feel alive. On a roller coaster, you have your body hanging in the air مِتْعلِّق فى الهَوا mit3alli2 fi -lhawa or upside down مِتْشقْلِب mitsha2lib. You’re afraid خايِف xaayif but you also know that you’re safe. The feeling itself is a thrill. The sudden burst of energy will refresh you of all the dullness الملل ilmalal.

3. Sweet memories ذِكْرَيات حِلْوه zikrayaat Hilwa.
Amusement parks are all-age friendly مُناسْبه لِكُلّ الأعْمار munasba li-kull il2a3maar. There are games الْعاب al3aab that are appropriate for all ages. Personally, my grandparents اجْدادى agdaadi enjoy them as much as my baby nieces and nephews do. It’s a place for enjoying yourself while spending quality time with your loved ones. And apart from that, who wouldn’t like to take pictures in a cartoon-like place? You’ll get to laugh at those photographs and memories in the future.

So the next time you feel the need to let go ّتِفُك tifukk, get a ticket and take off to an amusement park.

Dream Park