July 2009

Time travel

1-young-neighbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-old-neighbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-old-age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-reverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-years-ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-young

 

 

I noticed something that perplexed me on my way home. A huge billboard of a Lebanese singer that I remember from my early childhood. She still looks exactly the same (if not younger!). I linked it to a statement that a friend of mine had made earlier during the day: when we see a young person we haven’t seen in a while, and that we remember as a kid, and then (s)he suddenly is a grown-up.  I guess the reverse phenomenon happens with singers.

In case you were on another planet yesterday, I would like to re-announce that the launching of the book will take place on August 12th, 2009, at Art Lounge at 6:30 PM. You can click here to join the Facebook event. See you there ^^

Maya Zankoul's Amalgam – Book signing!

Finally, I can announce to all of you that this blog will be turned to flesh in the form of a BOOK! A book that will be launched…

  • Date: Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
  • Place: Art Lounge
  • Time: 6.30 PM
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Click to join the Facebook event

Hope it will be a chance to finally get to meet all of you 🙂 Until then, wish you a lovely day!

Mundanité

1-hairdresser-torture

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2-give-me-a-magazine

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..3-universal-encyclopedia

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..4-heavy-magazine

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..5-reading

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..6-mondanite

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..7-marriage

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..8-brunch

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.9-sickening

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.10-inversely-proportional

Did you ever have a chance to flip through a typically social Lebanese magazine? (bala ma nsammeh 😛 ) I have to say that I found the experience quite nauseating. Is this what happens in the private social gatherings in our country? Do people really look so fake in real life? Do fifty something women really have that much time on their hands for brunches and dunches and birthdays? I wish they would invest all their money in matters that are worthier than gossiping and showing off.




Busy Bee

1-sorry

 

 

 

 

2-sick

 

 

 

 

 

 

separator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-under-pressure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-bir-hassan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-anxious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-print-shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

separator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-catch-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-tons-of-work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-good-to-be-back

 

Feels like I haven’t posted in ages… I missed you so much and you were on my mind all the time! As you can see, stuff were happening in my life in the past few days 😛 Most importantly, about the book: I trustfully gave it to the printing press who should return it to me multiplied by 500… I really DO hope they don’t mess it up *fingers and toes crossed*…. Besides that, had to catch up on a lot of work that I had been proudly ditching… and right now, I’m just taking a 5 min break to tell you hello, and to hope you enjoyed your weekend, and to wish you a great week-to-come! See you soon 🙂

Business is business

When I read Qussa’s post about how women are treated when dealing with men in Lebanon in different places, I remembered a story  that happened with me around 2 years ago when I was still in college and had just started freelancing.

1-meeting-call

2-pre-meeting

3-arrival

4-age

5-sign

6-scorpio-cancer

7-colleagues

Now I know this is much less serious than the issues tackled in the article, but it still shows how women are often badly treated in the workplace simply based on their sex and not on their potential. I refuse to believe as many might say that this is human nature and that a woman will always be judged on her appearance and not on her work. I hope this aspect will change with time…

Exploring the wild

1-isbn

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2-verdun

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3-hamra

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4-ring

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5-thinking

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6-room

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7-private

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8-i-will-do-it

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9-wilderness

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10-certificate

I’m not ashamed to say it, I just know how to get to Ashrafieh and Down Town Beirut. No clue what happens beyond that. However I challenged my fear of the unknown and stepped into the new territory confidently, and made it back home safely, with an ISBN 🙂 With this, I wish you all a lovely start of the week! 😀

Sweet saturday

1-delivery

 

 

 

 

 

free-dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-SHARE

 

4-heart

 

 

 

I had so much work lately that I haven’t had the chance to spend quality time with my little sister Nour. I decided to do so this Saturday night, and it was great! Children with Down Syndrome have a tendency to bring pure happiness to people around them, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have this chance with Nour.

Gardening skills

1-before-vacation

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2-plant-care

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3-worry-not

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4-stay-where-you-are

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5-day-1

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6-arrosoir

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7-plant-water

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8-clean-up

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9-stay-out

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10-cloud

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11-day-6

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12-beautiful-day

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13-shocker

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14-CPR

Now I have to run like the wind to the closest plant shop and get a replacement before Arine gets back! Hush not a word anyone, deal? Hope she doesn’t check the blog before she comes back 😀 With this, thank God it’s Friday. Hope you all enjoy a sunny funny week-end!

Prison

1-welcome

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2-too-much-work

I’m trying to have the book ready by beginning-mid August. So bear with me if I’m slow in posting. It’s for the greater good 😛 Plus I have too much work as usual. So see you tomorrow 😉

Superstitious

1-after-shower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-brushing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-sechoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-surprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-white-hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-im-old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8-looking-sideways

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-clack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-remorse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-waiting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-still-waiting

 

It”s been a day already since this little story, and no sign of the other 7 yet. Therefore, I declare that this superstition is untrue, and on a larger scale, that all superstitions are untrue! Hope you feel safer now! 😀 Have a great week…

Perfumes & fragrances

1-insecticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-can't-breathe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-nearby-cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-cheers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-suddently

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-choke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-super-perfume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-perfumes

 

Easy on the perfumes lady! Perfumes smell great when used in reasonable doses. They add a special mysterious scent to people. However, sometimes, some people forget to read the instructions on how to use perfumes, and puff the whole bottle to show how distinguished they are. I’m not sure anymore which smells better: insecticide or overused perfume! With this, I wish you a lovely saturday! 😀

On gender unfairness

1-beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-major-burden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-eyebrow-plucking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-ouch-ouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-mask-cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-sacrifice

And the next day I came to work to find out that he removed it… men! If you think about what the lebanese society’s obsession inflicts on humans who are born women on the “socially-acceptable-beauty” level and compare it to what it inflicts on men, you find yet another proof of gender unfairness… Anyway, let’s not worry about that now. Hope you all have a lovely week-end! 😀