Who am I?

I am a dual citizen. I am Egyptian; I am Canadian. And I am culturally torn between the two. I live one third of my life in Kuwait, one third in Canada and one third in Egypt.

I am torn between the two identities. You see, while I have lived in the middle east and Canada, my character and identity have become multidimensional. I’d like to think that I have picked up the best of the two worlds, but that’s just wishful thinking..

My interests in life are diverse. I am a Software Engineer, a yogi and a philanthropist. I am interested in social issues and human rights. I would love to leave the world a better place; a place of justice, peace, and light. The light that resides in every human being on this planet. I intend to write about all that piques my interests and shed some light on an Egyptian Canadian Muslim way of living.

Hence, the blog name. Kayanne is an arabic word, derived from the root work kawn which means being. Kayanne has several meanings in Arabic, with Arabic being the complex language that it is. Kayanne here means being, identity. Kayanne’s Light.

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