September 2009

Wedding bells

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3-quarrel

4-condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-simplicity

 

 

 

 

 

6-all-set

 

 

 

 

 

7-at-wedding

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9-women-at-weddings

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-positive-aspect

 

 

11-easys-stairs

 

 

 

12-closing

 

First, I’d like to thank you all for your lovely comments on yesterday’s post! You made my day… As for the style, well I felt like experimenting a bit as I had been advised many times by people (who will recognize themselves :P) I wish I had more time to do so more often… In all cases, I had to go to this wedding, and got to observe the attendees, and that was my report about it! Lebanese weddings are special! Not to mention the zaffeh creativity (hawaiian zaffeh, mexican zaffeh…) the who-spends-more-on-their-wedding competition, etc. I hope I’ll have time to get in more details into this issue soon. Until then, have a lovely day 🙂

Just like that…

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3-just-like-that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-angel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-hug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-hug-angel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-love

 

 

‘Les grandes personnes ne comprennent jamais rien toutes seules, et c’est fatigant, pour les enfants, de toujours leur donner des explications.’

– Le Petit Prince, Antoine De St-Exupéry

I know this is an unusual post, but I just felt like adding something a little bit more personal than usual. This is dedicated to my little angel Nour, who always gives sense to my life when everything seems blurred or dark. Nour, I adore you. Nour checks the blog every morning when she wakes up, and I’m sure she will recognize herself in this post. We are the ones who should be called ‘with special needs’. We need special people like her around us to show us what life really is about.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOMCYWpNbI]

Moron Island

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10-no-to-cedar-island

I was reading TimeOut magazine’s September issue, and I saw an article about the Cedar Island project. I had forgotten about it, when billboards reminded me of it again. In the article, the people intending to build the island were clear about how they don’t care about the environmental hazards that this project would cause. Even if Dubai built palm-shaped islands, we don’t have to do the same! We don’t NEED to do the same. Lebanon’s beauty is natural, and the issues we have are not a lack of touristic landmarks. I hope that this project will be resisted and will not take place. Otherwise I would believe it to be a major disfigurement to Lebanon. And that was the thought for today. Have a great day! 🙂




Book finally available online!

And here”s the moment I”ve been waiting to announce you for a while now:

The book is finally available online on adabwafan.com for people living outside Lebanon to be able to get it!! 

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Vacation finale

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2-alarm

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3-turn-off-alarm

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4-think-positive

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5-sore-throat

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6-come-back

I woke up sick today, for the first day back to work after 4 beautiful days of vacation! Very motivating… My throat is killing me 🙁 I took the classical mix of honey and lemon and tea, in the hope of getting rid of the pain A.S.A.P. Please let me know if you have other express-solutions. As for yesterday’s alien rumour, it turns out that what (very intelligent) people mistook for aliens were actually chinese lanterns launched at my colleague’s brother’s wedding (what a small world!). Someone got it right in the comments 😉 Have a beautiful day 🙂

Alien invasion

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2-national-tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-evil-plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-evil-laugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-head-removal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-stop-with-the-alien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-no-aliens-in-leb

 

 

I’m sure most of you heard the ‘latest news’ of UFO’s and aliens flying over Lebanon. They made a huge deal about them and featured them on national television, creating a fuss among the lebanese, who initially love making fusses about anything and everything. The result is endless facebook statuses and tweets crying about the alien attack, which, to start with, was probably a fire balloon or an optical illusion. Can we please get back to our senses and keep our eyes on more important issues?

Becoming twaddicted

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2-never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-i-love-facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-twitter-sign-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-twitter-useless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-nights-later

 

 

 

 

 

7-twitter-injection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-next-morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-twitter-addicted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-tweet-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-twitter-is-fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-twitter-activity-chart

 

 

 

Yes, my darlings, it’s been a few days that I’m addicted to twitter. When I wake up I check twitter, before I sleep, I check twitter. While working, I check twitter. Why is it so addictive? After all the resistance and the anti-twitter campaign, I have become a victim. Snif, snif. Well, I hope I’ll get over the addiction very soon!

I’d like to wish a Eid Mubarak to all concerned… And to enjoy this day off, I’d like to dedicate you this beautiful song that I love,  from jazz pianist Philippe el Hage’s latest album ‘Sunday Afternoon’. I just can’t get enough of it! The sax & piano combination is…… Well, I’ll let you be the judge 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy it and hope you have a beauuuuutiful day! 🙂

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1i7oOsR6Ws]

Interview with Future TV

I got interviewed by Future TV about the book release in their morning show عالم الصباح on Thursday 17/09/2009. Here is the interview:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnADXoNPh2E]

Water problems

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10-erase

Well, it seems that all my trials of changing the water bottle at work are doomed for eternity. It’s unfair that they make them so heavy and thus impossible to carry. We girls always end up calling each other for support. I’m going to get a stock of 0.5L bottles w khalass. With this, I wish you all a lovely sunny week-end! 🙂

RFI radio show & Future TV

Hello my darlings, no time for a post today, only some quick updates!

As a result of tuesday’s meeting, we (Blogging Beirut, Beirut NTSC, Chroniques Beyrouthines, Jad Bitar & I) met for a radio show for Atelier des medias with Philippe Couve that you can happily listen to on Saturday morning on Radio Liban 96.2 and of which you can get a sneak preview on Blogging Beirut. I don’t know the exact timing yet but will let you know as soon as I do… [Updated] You can listen to it here.

In other news, 😛 I will be in a live (oh no!) interview onFuture TV’s morning show today thursday at 10:30 am (if everything goes fine) to talk about the book & blog.

Other than that, preparing for the signings and events to come in October, which is not a very easy job… With this, I wish you all a lovely day! 🙂