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Just a quick note to wish you a happy week! 🙂

And whoever talks about autumn, also says… Nick Drake! Enjoy this gem of his:

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Once upon a parking spot

I don't have a place to park, beggar sign

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help me, the place i usually park in has closed.

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i spent days, nights, weeks searching for a space to park

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too late to park here, already full!

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too expensive. parking ticket

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beggar spot

The person who comes up with the best solution will win … (you guessed it) an iPad*! That’s the only idea for a gift that brands seem to have these days. So that was my parking nag for today. Now, Bob Dylan has something to sing for you. Enjoy and have a lovely day! 🙂

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* The iPad part is a joke of course.

October survival kit

When I started ‘researching’ the October wallpaper, I realized that there are surprisingly no days off in October! It’s also the ‘back to college’ and ‘back to school’ month. So the best consolation that came to my mind was life’s simplest pleasures: something sweet on the taste buds and sweet on the ears …

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Now put your headphones on full blast and enjoy this song! (Toy Soldiers, Martika, 1985) Have a lovely day!

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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:

City of blinding lights


Inspired by the latest irrational electricity cuts invading Lebanon… I present you, the September wallpapers!

electricity rationing in lebanon

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Check out this super cool project aiming at mapping electricity cuts in Lebanon. We should all report it and have evidence at how disastrous the situation has been. And they dare publish billboards promising “24/7” electrity soon. Pfff!

http://mafikahraba.crowdmap.com/

Here’s U2’s beautiful City of Blinding Lights. Enjoy, and have a beautiful day! 🙂


Sunday recipe + updates


Before the figs season is over, here

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Ingredients: figs, honey, cheese, walnuts, bread

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Mix them all together, and now you know what to have for dinner or iftar tonight!

I loved this recipe so much that I had to share it with you! Hope you”ll enjoy it too. Now, some updates.

* – * LATEST NEWS * – *

  • If you live abroad, and would like to get a copy of Amalgam vol. 2, you can now purchase it from website by clicking .
  • In other news, and in case you did not notice already (and wonder why I have turned into a greedy, greedy woman)… I finally decided to add advertisements on my blog! Why not try to generate enough money for the maintenance of this blog by adding few lines of google text and images?
  • Store added on top under the banner! More elements coming very soon…
  • Last but not least, I took a break from the lazy days and updated the press page with the latest coverage (video, press, etc.) of Amalgam. Check it out!

Have a relaxing weekend! 🙂