September 2010

Back to basics

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And to think… that our Minister of Public Works Ghazi Aridi answered ‘Right’ to the above! *Facepalm* If I were in charge I’d sentence him to a couple of hours of ‘Torture by traffic‘. Because of his decision, it took me 90 minutes to cross a road that would otherwise take 15 minutes. For more info check out Blog Baladi‘s comment on this.

But anyway, here’s a sweeter tone on the ears. Enjoy and have a beautiful day! 🙂

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Peace of land

The war we're covering today, my friends, is not of a political nature.

It's a far more serious & danger...

dangerous war

Someone eating lands

No more trees

No more mountains

2010: buildings, 2120: Water innondation

What we know about the suspects...

They eat trees, they are loaded, they have no construction background whatsoever

How they operate: LOOK!! A piece of land!

Résidence Le Pine

Résidence Le Pine, in reality


In summary, it would be GREAT if the municipalities could set a quota (and enforce it) for building construction in residential areas according to market needs and nature preservation!

Today’s post was featured in Nowlebanon.com

If you’re around Beirut today at 6:30PM, I’ll be signing my book and participating to a debate in a pub in Gemmayze ‘Cheers & Wind‘. The debate is about: The Impact of Online Social Networking on the Lebanese Society’ followed by a Spanish light dinner for the hungry ones…

Today’s song is called Rhayader, it’s from Camel’s best masterpiece album that I LOVE: The Snow Goose. I love the flute in it, and I recommend you all to get the album 😀

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Other than that, have a lovely day!

Excuses * Updates


if my life was a cargo ship

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And I was the captain

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cargo ship divisions

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updates on my latest work

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unveiling

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Illustrating upcoming poetry book!

And this poetry book belongs to the lovely Pascal Uccelli, for his upcoming book L’écriture sans calmants… Poésie Body Bags – Writing without sedatives. You can read his writings on his blog. And because you guys are amazing, you will get to see a snapshot before the book is out 😉

Pascal Uccelli - Maya Zankoul illustrations

Another project I worked on is illustrating a brochure for KAFA – Enough Violence & Explotation for their Listening & Counceling Center.

KAFA - Enough Violence and explotation

Now I know this is no excuse for posting so scarcely… Now that summer is fading away (finally!) and taking with it laziness, heat, and annoying humidity, things should be getting back on track very soon… Until then, have a beautiful weekend, and enjoy this lovely tune! 🙂 (Pat Metheny, Airstream)

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Heads or tails?


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It’s a shame how politicized religious parties in Lebanon have become. Making the most of every single chance to emphasize disparities; for example, making sure every single sect has a different Eid date. In all cases, let’s look at things from the bright side: the more festivities the better, so Eid Mubarak to all of you my darlings!  Enjoy your long weekend!


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PS: If you’re around Le Mall, I was asked to mention their latest campaign, and I agreed as it supports Lebanon’s Children Cancer Center, so here goes: