By: Deema H.
The story started when he got caught running between chapters, walking through bushes, entering mini-sized doors and drinking potions with Alice! Streaking the vampy look and trading the vibe for the Kenzo touch, Kal says all the things your inner mind would like to hear, better yet, would want to know! Starting with chapters of love stories, themes of oleanders, ending with a perfume touch behind his ears and a peck on the nose! Everybody may hate Johnny but you can’t dismiss liking Kal, and here while looking like he’s posing for a Kenzo perfume ad, he talks about the inner world that makes the wonders, listening to Sade and growing a stronger self…
On Love Struck
Soul mates are coffee mates! “Over years you learn about the distinctive ways of love, the love that belongs to your parents, the love you owe it to your neighbor, the love you pretend to receive and give to a gossip girl in university and the love you fear to surrender to an extra cheesed hotdog who took residence on your butt! But when it comes to the heart fallen one, we…and by we I mean me, tend to live in the La La Land where Alice dreams of her wonderland! The younger version of me used to live in the fairy tale image, maybe still is, but you learn along the way, catch up…But maybe that’s what’s so special about it, the infinite world it puts you in, and that’s the point of the whole thing you learn over the years.” Says Khalid.
Disappointment is a fact you tend to live with when you stop depending on yourself! You start to see how everyone has the same problem with you. You know many people including the younger me, believe that “love” or the person who’ll love you will help you to love yourself! Save you from you! But that just takes you right to the start; disappointment! And it’ll be the same deal with every person you’ll love if you don’t consider changing the lane! Cause no one can help you to love yourself except you. That is something is for you to do, not anyone else which will make you realize how your life is under your own control, not anyone else’s. Plus the way you love yourself, proclaims over different standards in your life; will show the best and conceal the bad, you’ll get to be more functional, a fast healer in other hurtful situations…
“Life could be like swinging under a bad weather or an awesome road trip! It’s unpredictable. You just never know where you’ll end up, but the way you plan your life to be, the better you get off! You tend be more centered, more focused, more un-lost! You just know where you where, are and going to be. It just depends on how you see things. The better you start out-looking the best of it, you’ll get what you’re looking for, and vice versa.”
You can never tell what will inspire you really. But there are factors. Your favorite things could have a huge impact over your life. Flowers like white oleanders are just one of my biggest fascinations. I think it’s just the weirdest fetish there is! Oleanders are pretty, poisonous flowers that hold on to a meaning that I like. It shows some sort of a dangerous beauty to it. I love jazz, the sound of it makes me paralyzed, and it also inspires me as well! I just adore it, it makes me feel like this person who stands alone in the center of a palace with this ray of light shining over… I like listening to Sade, while I’m painting or writing, her jazzy 80s music soothes me and helps me concentrate over my work. It’s nice to have things you like to do or listen to while working or doing other activities, you form this norm for yourself that helps you to understand what you like.
"I love jazz, the sound of it makes me paralyzed... it makes me feel like this person who stands alone in the center of a palace with this ray of light shining over..." -Khalid
In every closet there’s a treasured item of clothing that refuses to part with its meaning. It might be a shirt that had been given by grandma, or the last short shorts that had been worn by the thinner past, maybe a prayer toward an expensive coat holds the hopes of getting back in style, but for Khalid every piece of clothing is considered a treasure, handfully selected, beautifully maintained and utterly irreplaceable. “Fashion is my passion, or at least its part of the way I express my personality and that’s what makes it dear my heart. Clothes are meant to be scene it’s like that cute saying that says; ‘every day it hangs in a closet an angel loses its wings’, but for me, putting an outfit together should be effortless,” says Khalid “cause the fashion you pressure on wearing reveals the notion of trying too hard.”
On Diary Trip... Parole, Parole...
"Writing is my ultimate hobby, it just give me a sense of relief. Let things out, holds on to memories, thoughts and images that may never return, it updates the past. I kept a journal since 14, diary after diary, it made me realize how much I’ve grown, and what a long way I came from. It’s just you when you get to write a thought it could appear to be different than the one in your head! It makes sense of your thoughts, of the stage you’re going through and it never judges your situation. I went the other day with my cousin to the mall, and found this unusual briefcase, it looks like the ones carried by a traveler from one of Indiana Jones sequels, pale blue, with lots of stamps and pictures on it…it just made sense. It made the perfect case for my diaries to hold on. And now it’s a decoration piece with a rich input!"