May 2009

Spick and Span

1-arrived-to-work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-focus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-i-cant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-hint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-thank-u

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-cleaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-good-morning-lebanon

 

 

 

 

 

Now the sad reality is that I did this post to try to motivate myself to do the trimestrial desk cleaning. I realized on this special morning that I don’t have space to place my hands on the desk anymore, and the desk is quite large in size! So let’s get to work… Hope that I’ll really feel that relaxed when i finish the cleaning!! Have a great day 🙂

Forgetfulness #2

1-true-story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-which-movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-oh-no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-be-here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-world-abyss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-what-to-do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-found-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-brain-hand-sync

 

 

 

 

Yes this is a true story. Happened today on my way home after an endless day of work and meetings… It’s really ironic how we lose evident objects that are in our hands or that we just placed in front of our eyes. This little detail shows how much we can be missing from things happening around us, while ‘mentally’ focused on other issues. Sad reality, the human brain.

Walking observations

1-walking-observations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-slave-phenomenon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-thirsty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-cant-stand-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-walk-husband

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-sporty-lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-some-signity

 

if you walk in public areas i’m sure you spotted one of those 2 scenarios…  First and foremost the maid abuse issue. I am against this whole system of bringing foreign people to work in such unfair conditions, let alone making her follow Mr. and Daughter while they jog, so that when they are thirsty the water is right behind them. Second, I really laugh at the way some women dress when they walk or jog in public places. I mean, easy on the sex-appeal! 
 
Anyway, after all, walking is a way of self expression and each person’s interpretation is only subjective! 🙂

That's what I call freedom!

1-so-cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-how-usually-goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-open-adobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-going-now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-what-color-is-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-treated-well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-light-ocre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-feels-as-if

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-maya-dr

 

 

I’m having the chance to work on a top-secret project (that i’ll be revealing to you super-soon!) and I must say that I finally found someone in Lebanon who KNOWS how to deal with graphic designers and who actually believes that their job requires expertise in the domain. The problem of working in Lebanon (and in fields requiring visual communication such as architecture, interior design, fashion  design …) is that all the citizens think those jobs require ‘zo2’ meaning taste, and are not a matter of expertise or experience…  Besides, I always get comments implying that our job is overrated, that it is all about doing some coloring and drawing… So to all of you potential graphic-design-clients out there, learn from the above example and stop taking our profession lightly.

Sorry Descartes…

1-i-hate-traffic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-whats-that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-i-think-there14-i-am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-what

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-not-getting-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-still-not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-nope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9-no-sense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-descartes

 

I spent a good 2 hours in the traffic this morning from ashrafieh to jounieh… This gave me time to deeply contemplate the latest addition to our dear smart lebanese elections slogans… I think there14 i am… Am i missing something? Because I didn”t get it… When will this elections nightmare be over?

Let's talk about fanaticism…

1-lebanese-beware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-warning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-extreme-fanatism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-lebanese-elections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-avoid-land-transport

 

 

 

 

One picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. If this picture is one of a Lebanese politician, then it is worth a thousand @#$%^. So please, one picture is really enough to express your messages. Avoid the walking election advertisements, the static ones are already driving us nuts!

The AC paradox

1-getting-hot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-thats-better

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-min-later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-bit-cilly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-offf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-thats-better

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-min-later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-so-hot

 

 

7-repeat-eternally

 

What am I supposed to do to keep a constantly normal room temperature? It’s not working with me lately. I don’t know if it’s from the AC or from me…

On a side note, I want to congratulate my friend KRYSTIAN (yes, written wrong like this 🙂 ) because today is the day he knew he got accepted for masters in his dream college! Mabrouk Kry you deserve the best!!

My lucky days

1-awkward-moments

 

 

 

 

2-good-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-bad9day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-perfect

 

 

 

And it’s always the same neighbour! I need to change my leaving time in the morning…. Or I need to get a full-option luggage for daily use!

P.S. I might be a bit slower in posting this week, I am sooo overloaded with work. I really want to keep you updated, but please don’t make me feel bad if I don’t post for one day.. you need to understand the pressures of daily life ! Doesn’t mean I love you less 😉 !! Have a lovely day 🙂

Extreme paranoia (or Lebanon is too small)

1-basketball-training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-last-stop-surprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-finally-home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-vitesse-toyota-yaris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-knock-door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-can-you-drop-me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-sure-no-thank-you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-god-sent-you-to-me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-sure-he-did

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-what-is-name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-maybe-burglary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-maya-zankoul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13-may-chidiac-bomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-from-the-south

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-stop-i'm-innocent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-family-name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17-conclusion

18-pissed-off

 

So, ladies and gentlemen, that was my mini-adventure of the week-end. The story I just told you is true!! Two thing I have learned: 1- I am NEVER EVER taking another stranger on board… 2- I am NEVER EVER taking another stranger on board… And this whole ‘guessing your history from your family name’ is a skill I will never get! Wishing you all a lovely week! 🙂

Wine acting

1-drink-wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-pour-wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-think-wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-see-wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-smell-wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-wine-tasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-not-bad-wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-wine-tasting

Enough with the sexism!

1-boo-hoo-hoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-snif-snif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-speechless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-new-election-billboards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-je-vote-orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-i-vote-for-change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-specimen-1-analyses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-spec-2-analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-sexist-society

 

 

 

 

 

I was very disappointed to see the latest addition to our endless series of billboard elections. Why is the Lebanese woman always stereotyped to the fashion-victim bimbo?  I personally did not identify with the billboards. I would like to see smarter women represented, who are not judged by the way they dress or the way they look, but for their ideas. Moreover, the statement accompanying the female-version billboard does not contain any hint of intelligence in it: she will vote for the color of her lipstick. What a wise choice! This is very repugnant. And please people don’t get all offended now I don’t have anything against your party 🙂  it’s just that I find those ads truly repulsive. Better for all parties to stop advertising themselves already, it seems like they’re out of ideas…