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Exploring the wild

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5-thinking

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6-room

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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

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3-SHARE

 

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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.

Superstitious

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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…

Major Confession

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2-snif-snif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-ceded-to-temptation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-flashback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-coffee-break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-coffee-memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-resistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-coffee-effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-failed-oath

 

 

Now that’s a sad truth! But I had to have coffee today otherwise I wouldn’t have made it through the day. But I promise that it’s the last time… 😀 Really this time 😛 I’ll go back to green tea and apples and all the lovely suggestions you so generously proposed when I took the decision of stopping coffee. Hope all your days will be as wonderful as first time in months coffee! See you tomorrow!

Car trouble

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2-monday-morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-interphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-what-is-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-steal-car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-steal-car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-out-of-bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-where

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-car-door-open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-how

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-wait-a-minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-not-parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13-look-font

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-car-confusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-promising-week

 

 

 

I still can’t believe what a story I had to wake up to this morning! The good thing is that it had a better effect in waking me up than the alarm I had already snoozed 10 times. But what I can’t understand is how our dear concierge was able to miss the car parked right in front of his door (as it is most of the days) and think that another Toyota Yaris was actually mine! I mean OK there are a lot of Yarises, but mine was in its right location all calm and waiting for me! Funny how UN-focused people can be sometimes … Keeps amazing me … With the hope that your mornings will be merrier than this one, I wish you a lovely day 😀

Hack & Love

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But thanks to our dear developer, the website was restored, and people were posting their opinions again!

Now I still have a lot to tell you, about the BOOK, and about the office moving (we’re currently moving our office, that’s why I might be a bit slow in posting) so stay tuned for more news! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

At the hairdresser's

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On my way out from the hairdresser’s I was seized by a panic shock  when I bumped into a biiiig tall lady doing mèche and coloring her eyebrows in red at the same time, whatever they call it. I observed her for a while, wondering if we placed her exactly the way she looked in another setting, such as fancy party, how beautiful would she look? Funny if you think about the process it takes to “look beautiful” …

Mafroukeh!

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Hope my Mom got over the shock of scrambled mafroukeh, which actually is as delicious as the normal one!  But of course it wouldn”t have worked well enough to be served to -other- people! Still it”s a proof that our opinion of food lies greatly in its design as well as in its taste. It”s not my fault if the shop didn”t specify on its packaging that it should be held horizontally 😀 Anyway, with this small lecture I wish you all a lovely week!

Gallantry still exists

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2-no-sunglasses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-where-are-they

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-days-later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-prince-charming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-coup-de-foudre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-medieval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-marriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-his-name

 

 

 

 

 

I was very surprised to see a young neighbour-man I never knew existed bring me my lost sunglasses back home! Not to say I always lose sunglasses that’s why I never spend more than 20,000 LL on them. But still he valued them like a priceless object and insisted on bringing them back to their owner! I must say I was very impressed by the level of gallantry… I thought those days were long done, but I guess not ! 🙂 

Sorry phone

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2-voodoo-doll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-phone-suicide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-dont-leave-me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-disconnected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-phone-hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-moral

 

 

 

 

Suddenly last night, my phone stopped working. I decided to sleep on it, but when I woke up the next day, it was still dis-functional! 🙂 So I nostalgically remembered all the times I cursed my phone and wished I could just throw it off the window. I have to admit taking it to the phone hospital gave me a day off burburry-lady phones and the such. But I also have to admit that it felt kind of empty and disconnected without it! Just got it back from the shop– uh hospital, and it’s doing much better thank u~! ;Cheers!

I hate shopping!

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4-select-prey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6-still-hate-shopping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9-vendor-opinion-again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-i-choose-my-clothes

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First. Yes I really hate shopping and I only do it to avoid going out in my PJ’s when I’m out of real clothes. I don’t get people who count it as a ‘hobby’. I once had some girls ask me as a normal topic of conversation if I think  for example that “june is a good month for shopping”. Evidently I didn’t know the answer. And whenever I go shopping I like to choose my clothes based on self-expression. I don’t care where they were made, or what is “fashionable” this time of year, of what Paris Hilton was wearing in her latest TV appearance. So as a result I also cannot stand vendors giving me their opinion about which dress makes me look thinner or which dress goes better with my skin color. And that was today’s statement.

A taxi story…

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2-voting-elections-lebanon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-holy-guacamole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-i-don't-know

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-choose-relatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-really

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-they-do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-memory-of-people

 

 

 

 

Right after last week’s crazy lady adventure, this week-end I get ‘taxi adventure’. And because I don’t learn my lesson about how everyone knows everything in Lebanon, I had to undergo a panic attack before the driver explained to me the sequence of events that led to him knowing my family tree better than I do. I’m sure he thought I was lying, but I really don’t know my extended family tree. I can barely remember where I placed my phone 2 seconds ago, let alone remember the voting areas of every single family member of mine! I have to say the Lebanese are gifted on the memory level. Maybe that’s why they can’t get over the civil war…