Probably one of the most stubborn people you´ve ever met. A person that meets difficulties with laughter. I’m a practicing muslim, single mother of two beautiful boys, lawyer and blogger at cherins.blogg.se. I recently started writing for ajour.se. Instead of spending my days in court I’m now spending them with my baby boy (maternity leave). I normally tweet as @cherin_awad. Constantly challenging myself. Latest project is to learn ice skating. Turned out to be a much more painful and embarrassing challenge than I could imagine. Very typical swede besides from one thing. I commit the biggest sin imaginable in Sweden. I HATE DOGS. Meet me— Cherin Awad, the dog hater. Deal with it.
Cherin Awadwas @sweden 2012-02-27 to 2012-03-04
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Goodbye from me. I hope to see you when I tweet from my regular account @Cherin_awad where ill be tweeting in English
@cookiemonster82 don't you dare remove me from there. I have loads of Mohammeds that would deal with you if you even consider it.
And yes. I do understand my jokes probably has made a future trip to the states impossible.
I love how you support my hijacking plans. I guess we're all terrorists.
However I'm still considering hijacking this account.
Being Sweden has been an amazing experience. I'll put it on my cv.
I see. But you are? RT "@AndersKhanan: @sweden But you are not a swede at all, so you can't be a bad swede."
@LorenzoG I already promised to participate in Stockholm marathon. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!
#Vasaloppet is today. So. Now I've mentioned it. No one can blame me for being a bad swede ;)
I've been asked to mention to mention #Vasaloppet The worlds longest (90km), oldest (88th year) and largest (15,800 participants) ski race.
Yesterday was spring my son and I had lunch on the balcony. He forgot the glas outdoors. Today: http://t.co/c02TzL09
@etellurian i see. Didn't get the connection between me coaching my sons football team and peace in the middle east though.
Preparing myself and kids for Bilaals football training. In case you haven't noticed ive got balls. For real. http://t.co/NboitcJm
@rmgbi I will start tweeting in english from my regular account as soon as I hand this one over.
It's my last day as @Sweden today. I'll probably dig your heads in with all my tweets before handing over the account.
.@ronindotca oh the joy.;) I remember when my Benyamin learned to clap his hands. He used to wake me up by slapping my face.
I actually set the alarm two hours from now. This changing sleeping habits thing - its not a sign I'm getting old, is it?
I have no idea yet @MashOnEarth I'm still in bed. (Or in it again, made my morning prayer and then tried to sleep again Mission impossible)
Early good morning from Sweden!
Goodnight from Sweden.
@cookiemonster82 its like european version of afro. Lots of volume but really soft and thin.
I think my son just said his first word. However i pray he didn't. The word he said was boobie.
.@laurayankers it certainly is! You are making me doubting the saying "once you go black...." ;) @ekobonddo
Drove my son to the mosque for children's activities. Now: Cherin time. You'll find me on my balcony. Enjoying the sun. http://t.co/LF9R6PUZ
.@meoskop Thanx <3Ive heard similar stories from other Muslims in the states. I hope it will get easier!
.@meoskop well I wouldn't say Sweden is a bad country to wear hijab (head scarf) of course we do face discrimination but in general its good
But hey, why talk about that kind of sad stuff? I'm still yours another 36h.
Who would you like representing @Sweden next week? If you follow the link in my bio you'll find all the info u need to nominate ur favourite
@dailydag if you follow this account ill dm it to you. Otherwise ill get a million request...
.@ifcharleswzagrl my heart stayed in mecca, when I was there.
@saleemkhan it depends on where in Sweden you are. Some places up north it doesn't set at all. Where I live its about 20hrs fast.
.@VarenArHar yeah just be kind and cut the pollen crap. Please?
Good morning from Sweden. It's a beautiful day, sun is already shining. Spring is in the air!
I think you should all follow @Haroon_Mota from the UK who is doing an amazing work fundraising for kids with cancer.
Good night from Sweden!
Thanx for all your photos. Now this tiered mama is going to bed.
Seriously folks don't start saying goodbye already. I still have another two days left to terrorize you before I go back to @Cherin_awad
Haha! RT "@MaliZomg: @sweden Before you give up the account, change the password to,"ticktickboom" or "takeALLtheoil" or "mynameismohammed."
I'm seriously considering hijacking this account. One week is nothing with you amazing guys. Im gonna to be Sweden forever! Moahaha!
Hey, would you all do me a favour? Send your love and warmest wishes to @kaijamattila we want her to get better after her chemo!
How are you spending your friday evening? Post me your photos and tell me where you are.
Home alone without kids. How should I spend the time? Gym? Sleep? Shopping? I'm not used to this...
@boxtersushi yeah I've got the feeling my sense of humor wouldn't be that appreciated in the states..
Be good boys and girls, and ill post you a photo of Uppsala mosque. You will not find any other mosque further north in the world.
Friday. As a muslim that means friday prayer. Off to the mosque.
Who wants to clean my home. Who? Come an. Anyone?
The sun is shining in uppsala. Beautiful.
@LilWoods_HTown if you look at my bio you'll find the link to the info, but in short its through nominations.
Back @ home with chubby cheeked terrorist in my arms. A quick rest, then clean up the mess that's supposed to be my home.
Everyone always tell me i look angry when I don't smile. Did I scare you away?
.@ahamrud well 9 years in exile has done its work.+ I never speak with anyone from Östergötland before going public. Ever!
This taxi driver is hilarious.
@ths1537 if you've been following the account this week. You'd understand the humor behind it. So the answer to your question is no I won't.
The time give been given is 8.40
The taxi driver is picking on me because I'm tweeting. I feel sorry for you he just said. You know there's a real life too?
Is that even possible? I love Mohammed pbuh! More Mohammed to the people! RT "@hidup_sihat: you never had enough of 'Mohammed', did you?"
Not alone tough. One of my brothers is taking care of him. Let's call him Mohammed.
Am a bit nervous but not because the interview.. i left Benyamin (the little chubby cheeked terrorist) asleep.
Good morning from Sweden! In a taxi on my way to Stockholm and the interview on Chanel 4 for #nymo
Goodnight from Sweden!
Taxi for the interview on swe chanel 4 will be at my door at 7 tomorrow. Better sleep so ill be at my best on #nymo
I love you. And your suggestions. I'm laughing so much my eyes are tearing.
All versions of Mohammed, Mohammed followed by a letter/figure seems busy. Help us out! I suggested "Cherinsbrother" but he wasn't convinced
My younger brother, the one who's name actually IS Mohammed wants to open a Twitter account but can't find a single nickname to use
Hey folks I really need your help. Now I know you won't think I'm serious because of all the Mohammed jokes but this is for real.
@derrabus thats nice to hear. Yes ill either tweet in english no my regular account or open a new one for english tweets.
.@fatshez welcome! Unfortunately its not every day. You're stuck with me for an entire week.
@nagdawi serve it with cream and jam, sugar and lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon, sugar and butter, or whatever you like. :)
@nagdawi 2,5 dl flour, 6dl milk, 3 eggs, 0.5 tsp salt, 3 spoons butter for frying. Mix the ingredients, let it rest for 30 min, then fry.
@kayak175 I trust god she won't understand that the Cherin Awad she is following is not me but another person with the same name..
@ahruman ill have to try it. Seems very popular with the britts according to the tweets I'm receiving.
He is seven. Please don't interpret his fear me messy stuff in a psychological way...;) @fitz_carraldo
I don't feel older, he just said. The only way I know its my bday is cuz youre crazy giving me pancakes for breakfast. http://t.co/5sS3GHkh
I blame that bad taste on his father.
In Sweden we usually eat pancakes with whipped cream and strawberry jam. My son however finds that "messy" and prefers them with sugar.
Hey I'm kidding! I'm pretty much a pancake queen. I know how to make pancakes! *very convincing tone*
Neither do we. But its my sons birthday and pancakes for breakfast was one of his wishes. @Littlemarch
It was true. But come an! The saying doesn't mention the disaster of the second and third pancake?!
In Sweden we always say that the first pancake is domed to be a disaster. Let's see if its true this time.
I'm Sweden we always say that the first pancake is domed to be a disaster. Let's see if its true this time.
@williamdeyoung Hahaha! I haven't eaten any semla this year. Trying to eat more healthy...*cravings*
@williamdeyoung no no Ramadan was last august. It's almost 7 am and I have a son that's needs to get prepared for school.
@ArohaG Haha! Trust me. I WILL go back to bed and sleep couple hours when birthday boy goes to school.
.@ArohaG I don't know if theses any secret... I'm tiered..
By the way. Good morning from Sweden!
That its the first thing he see when if wakes up. I can hear him tearing up the present paper in the other room right now
We have this tradition in my family. Over the night to Eid (the two muslim feasts) and my sons birthday. I place his gifts in his room so
Goodnight from Sweden!
Tomorrow is my sons 7th birthday.He wants pancakes for breakfast so I better sleep so I have a chance waking up in time tomorrow.
My name is of persian/kurdish/turkish origin and means sweet or sweetness. It's usually spelled shirin. @ahsan_yasinn
@Kiint i havent had that problem at all. They are on the other hand very happy I speak their language.
This is hilarious. My mother follows two accounts. One girl called cherine awad, who she thinks is me but isn't. and Jason timbaktu.
It's your loss really. If you find me boring after this you should know its all my mothers fault.
Is that how you do it? You have one extra account and one you tell your parents about?
My mother just started following me here on Twitter.*panicing*
@blalkhan Hahaha! I actually have done some fighting. I used to train kung fu for couple years when younger
On my regular account where I get racist and islamophobic mentions all the time. But here I haven't received a single one! @ThegoodBuck
Dear love thirsting singles. This is not a dating site. Find your own men!
Let me help ;)RT "@lorrainedaum: Fingers crossed I can find one... RT @sweden: Swedish men are the worlds most handsome according to( ...)"
Swedish men are the worlds most handsome men according to Traveler Digest http://t.co/qBtwsaqP
If the spring is not here, we just act and pretend it is. Who would ever find out we're bluffing?
Just saw a man wearing tshirt outdoors. Let me remind you there is still snow on the ground. Now that's how much swedes love the sun/spring.
III was adviced to get a life and stop tweeting. I don't really understand what he means. Do you?
.@Bright_LEDs uuum Yes. That's kind of odd.
.@Nora_Awad a dog is a dog. And what you have IS A DOG.
Going on a lunch date with a friend and forgetting your wallet. Is that the oldest trick or what? *so embarrassing I'm about to die*
.@steeljaw sweetheart his name IS Mohammed.
I usually don't call him terrorist. I mean he does have a name. He also listens to "chubby cheeks" "stinky" and "drewly"
Yeah, yeah I know. He doesn't look like a terrorist. But trust me, mass destruction is his true element. http://t.co/xCKiTdae
And no older brother isn't THAT spoiled I just happen to be a soccer mom.
This little terrorist loves to play with his older brother's stuff when he's gone to school. http://t.co/1n0SaYuC
.@13tales Hahaha! Oh you made me laugh out high! (Allemansrätt)
The answer to that has to be yes. We swedes love spring. And we start hoping for it already in december ;) @watermusician
Good morning from Sweden!
@magnusstubman if having the opportunity, why not? What makes you want to go visit a country?
You know you're putting me in a tricky position asking me what I think of your countries. I don't want to start a diplomatic war.
@MrFoghagen I was nominated by several of my followers. If you check my bio you'll find a link to more info about me.
I also loved Madrid, Krakow and Prague.
I've been very fortunate and travelled to over 30 countries. I must say that Istanbul was a love at first sight.
@chetouanea I don't agree with u. You can discipline a child without beating it up.And if you can't then you probably shouldn't be a parent.
Stockholm is just breath taking. Especially summertime.
.@MrFoghagen I usually tweet as Cherin_awad
Stockholm. Beautiful Stockholm. One of the most beautiful cities in the world RT "@Megadethchic: Which part of @Sweden is your favorite?"
The secret is I don't drink coffee. I hate it. It tastes bad, it looks bad and it smells bad.*preparing to be verbally slaughtered* @Emitime
.@LeonFender Haha you have to stop that. I'm rofl every time!
Oh come an! Sharing is caring, right?
Can we pretend Stevie Wonder is swedish?
It was many many years ago when I used to listen to music frequently. At that time I was all about S. Wonder.
I am consistently avoiding all your questions about my favourite (swedish) music. It's not to be rude. I just don't have any answer.
I'm happy he did. @barsk started out like a colleague, became a friend and now more like a brother than anything else.
I remember I was extremely suspicious towards Twitter in the begging. @barsk spent months trying to convince me to start.
He said it comes from arabic "habibi" or as he said "havivi" meaning the "beloved" or "my love"@LegoGubbe
Hello old friend, @LegoGubbe today I learned from one of my spanish speaking followers that your name has an arabic origin. Soo cool.
I was about to tell you about much happier things. The reason for me going to Stockholm was cuz I was invited to #aschbergs radio show
And its not legal in Sweden.
When words isn't enough you probably need to learn how to communicate. With your mouth not your fists.
Please don't interpret what I'm saying that I think grown people should start beating up people their own size ;)
I don't get it. Why show your physical strength and power over a child?
those of you that thinks parents are excused bcuz stressed and therefore lose control. Why don't they lose it at someone their own size?
So I know I'm extra sensitive. But for me its impossible to see and not do do anything
as a child I had kids around me that was physically abused. Not being able to help them cuz I was too scared has haunted me all my life.
Oh my Allah I'm boiling. I called the police to but they said its for the social services
I spoke to the parents but the mother just told me that I "saw wrong".
I called the social services but they had no possibility to come.
Im so angry I'm about to cry. Just saw a woman slap her little girl in the face at McDonald's Hötorget.
Alright, off to Stockholm now. I hope its just as sunny as in Uppsala.
@slidingintoold that and learn from the differences. They can be blessings if we want them too.
According to @Devrimeriksson the other hijabi lawyer was first. She might be right. I don't mind being no 2. Or 200. The more the better.
Thanx for all your questions. Keep em comin! Doing my best to reply to all of them.
With a open mind you'll see good in people you wouldn't have seen. Not cuz its not there. But cuz we are blinded by our own way of thinking
I don't consider it my task to judge anyone. I hate being judged myself. How can I have 2 standards?
However since we are only, say 10 in best case 20 arabic speaking lawyers in Sweden I do have a lot of arab clients.
Asian, africans, Swedes muslims, jews, gay, black green and red. I do my job. People deserve good and engaged lawyers.
And no not all my clients are muslim. Ive been representing all kind of people.
When I left for maternity leave I had 270 open cases. so yes- I had a lot to do.
I had my first hearing only two weeks after starting my new job at the law firm. I was so nervous I was about to faint.
Lol to be honest I always wanted to become a doctor. But I lacked few points...;) @ArnoldsKr
The horror. RT "@ahamrud: @sweden ... and then you open your mouth and talk "östgötska" :-)"
It's always the same. They kind of lean their head to the side. Put their hand on my shoulder. Try to look really kind.
And of course when I represent women victims of domestic violence they always think I'm the one they should feel sorry for.
There has been some comical, pretty embarrassing moments too. Especially at the migration board where they always assume I'm seeking asylum.
But most times its all positive reactions. I have to bear in mind that I was the first muslim hijabi lawyer in Sweden. There's only 2 of us.
@DrMuu in court you mean? Yes. Twice. One a jugderefused to believe I was a lawyer because of my hijab and once the representative from
And yes I go to court wearing my hijab (veil).
I work as a lawyer handling a lot of different cases. before my leave most of my cases was in the fields of family/migration/criminal law
Many of you are asking what I do for living. As I wrote in my presentation I'm on a maternity leave right now. When I'm not
Cherin or shirin as its pronounced is a persian name and means sweet or sweetness @Johnssonskan
And no. The name she chooses isn't Mohammed. But it could've been.
So the poor girl's been lying to her greek friends making up a name..
It might please you greek people that my sisters name is Malak. Means angel in arabic. Not in greek though, ive heard.
Very interest how beautiful names in one language isn't all that beautiful in others.
Aouch! RT "@vitorgasparett: @sweden i'm not making fun of you or anything, but JFYI here in brazil, the name of your son means penis"
My son Bilaal is counting the days to his birthday with his self made calendar. Only two days left! http://t.co/3KvhnXsF
.@laurenmakhado1 so do I. Booth the name, the meaning and the historic person behind it. It's beautiful #Bilaal
@alf_ls well we'd probably do the same if we knew there would be a warm sunny beach 2hrs drive away..
Sorry for confusing you with the name of my son. Just call him Mohammed.
This is hilarious. And so true. RT "@ShitEgyptianSay: I was "gonna to" die but "thanks God"."
No more bed for me unfortunately. Going to Stockholm today. But first preparing my son Bilaal for school.
I know it will seem to you as if I'm born in thewrong country but when I see snow I just realise how warm and tempting my bed is.
We have general guidelines. No abuses, racism and so on. Common sense. So basically green lights. @chetouanea
I blame auto correct. I know how to spell.
Few days ago. Was to lazy to finnish the cleaning in the bathroom. Lucky me I had help. http://t.co/F1cYsIYK
I love it how you all got my Mohammed humor.
False alarm. Passport found. The other brother had taken both passports. And forgotten about it... no further comments.
Did we throw some eyes earlier today at my brothers going to Thailand? They are at the airport flight in 50 min 1 of them forgot passport
Oh man. You really are a bunch of recycling fanatics all of you, aren't you?
.@slidingndiving not really but my kids are with their father so... you just have to stand me.
You you really demand photos of ALL my trash cans to believe that I DO recycle?
Sunroot = Artichoke
.@robin_reala hmmm that's supposed to be the english word for jordärtskocka.. maybe some of the others can help us out?
Many of you are concerned about my safety. Don't worry. The batteries and fire alarm are now where they should be. http://t.co/IhiCnFix
@chchchawes ill do my best. However I think we are the most potatoe eating people in the world.
Everything should be raw when you put it in the tajine. Add few drops of olive oil and wait. Takes about 2-3h in the oven.
I used saffron, cumin, red pepper and salt. And the secret Swedish ingredient I added was a bit cream.
So the recipe to the tajine: chicken potatoes, carrots, onion, sunroots, and garlic. Season it with whatever you want. I used
@smamat it took me about 2 hours, could have stayed in for another hour but my kids were hungry.
Today on my fathers birthday I pray he will be able to leave #syria as soon as possible and for safety and peace for the syrian people.
Today is my fathers birthday. It's not me supposed to make the wish but I still will.
@NotDeadJustYet I would love to. As long as you eat my food and stay away from my son. Deal?
Since I removed the batteries from the fire alarm I'm now back in the bragging business.
It's kind me difficult to make a tajine look nice on a photo, but here you go. http://t.co/3lGShw4s
With that said. I don't know anything about moroccan cooking.
The idea was to cook swedenized form of moroccan tajeen. However there is a MAX (swe hamburger bar) 2 min walk from my home.
I was just about to brag about my cooking skills. Then the fire alarm went off. So im kinda keepin quiet.
parental leave in Sweden is 240 days for each parent. They can give their days to the other parent but have to keep 60 days @barbekresla
They want to borrow my baby. I said they can if they buy me a ticket to go with them. http://t.co/FlWItkjF
Two of my brothers, lets call them Mohammed and Mohammed, are leaving for two weeks in Thailand today. #jealous
Two of brothers, lets call them Mohammed and Mohammed, are leaving for two weeks in Thailand today. #jealous
@israelubeda however the first Benyamin, the brother of the prophet Josef and son of Jakub figures in islamic texts too. Even if not by name
@israelubeda its not. It's a beautiful hebrew name and I got to hear a lot of not so nice words for choosing it..
I've figured you were from your name. I have only been to Algeria once. Summer 2004. @chetouanea
@chetouanea its becoming more and more spread. As I told you- my family is doing its share ;) Amin to your dua!
I choose the names I like and fits me and my values. I've two boys Bilaal and Benyamin. @chetouanea
@darraghdoyle unfortunately I didn't have much time to see much, I was there on meetings. But yes. I do have beautiful memories.
@eriksson_hans not really. The hijab is not only the headscarf itself but the complete way of dressing.
My mother was brought up under French secularism in Algeria. She didn't become practising muslim until her 40's @dosespressos
My father comes from I christian family but yes, today I think he's an atheist. @dosespressos
17 years ago since I was in Dublin.@darraghdoyle
Hello to all of you! Hey, make sure its an interesting meeting. I refuse to be bored! ;) @darraghdoyle
Thanx. I love you for you being so kind telling me not just muslims lack sense of innovaton when it comes to names.
In Sweden each parent get 240 days paid. You allowed to give your days to the other parent but you must keep 60 yourself. @MimsyYamaguchi
@israelubeda I think I'm on a Twitter leave from my life. What a shame my kids needs food every now and then ;)
Before the one holding the account passed it on to the one of his choice. I'm the first one that was nominated! ;) yay! @diamond291
I graduated 2008 and decided to stay in Uppsala. I work at a law firm in Stockholm. But I'm now on a maternity leave.
Anyways I grew up in Linköping being the only muslim girl (with a headscarf) in my school. Left Linköping for Uppsala and law school
Seriously. This is so much fun. Am I really supposed to have a life too? While tweeting with you? Come an!
My sons (middle) name is Mohammed. My grandfather's name is Mohammed. Trust me, I wouldn't be surprised if future husband is a Mohammed too
You know the names thing a joke.But still not. My brothers name is Mohammed. My stepfathers name is Mohammed.My exhusbands name is Mohammed>
I started practicing Islam as a kid. It was extremely provocative in my family since my father and his part of the family are not muslims
Just kidding about the names.
My mother is from Algeria and father from Syria. I have six brothers and three sisters. All of them are called Mohammed.
Many of you are asking about my background. Briefly: im born in Sweden. Grew up in a city called Linköping.
Swedish, english, arabic =fluently. Sign language (swedish) and french = a bit more poorly @daniels_den
I can see some of you already read the presentation on the website. Please don't tell the rest of swedes about my secret. They'll replace me
Those of you that still can't see me should try to restart your Twitter client. I've been said. I think you should take my previous advice.
Just kidding. Twitter is messing with us. Hopefully you'll be able to se me in few hours
I'm getting reports some of you still see @jocke 's avatar. Just imagine him as a female. Put a hijab (headscarf) on that. Almost there!
There is a huge difference between swedish caviar and real fancy one. The thing we have here is cheap and stinky. And we love it. @RotteH
Presentation: I am a lawyer, mother of two boys (one of them just put Swedish caviar all over his face brb)