"Hezni," my beautiful friend Adam used to say. Hezni. After every sentence. Day one, when we met in Cairo near the now-famous Tahrir Square, we sat and talked for several hours, me drinking karkadiya, while he had _ (what was his drink? that bitter, maté-like thing perhaps?)
Hezni is literally "my sorrow" and he used this slang to mean "crap." Hezni this, hezni that, while he checked out my Nubian behind and hoped. :) I will never forget him.
One time we drank in a large coffee shop called "Arabesque" that had rough women flirting with richer men. I drew this nearly two years later, in 2010.