The kissing predicament

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Seriously! It’s the same story EVERYTIME! How am  I supposed to know if it’s one or two or three? You always end up having to throw a “oh hehe I give 3 kisses Lebanese style!” or “oh! hehe you want to greet Lebanese style?” I guess it’s better to just stop greeting people completely 😛

Oh!! First post of 2010 😀 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU MY DARLINGS, love you so much 🙂 And because I do, here’s a song (that I absolutely adore)  dedicated to you to start your year with 🙂 Kiss Me, by Sixpense None The Richer – it’s a classic!

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30 comments

  • Samerron Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    This is so true, Maya. I always tend to have this trilemma…!
    My solution is one of the two. If the person is a good friend of me, I’ll sure do the 3-type, even if he or she doesn’t want…lol, I just force them.
    If its someone I don’t know, I do the process slowly to see what are their internetions 😉
    Hope that helps…

    By the way, nice choice of song… I love this song especially in the morning.

    Cheers,
    Samerron

  • Ahmad Osman Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    Oh but this is soo true. Yes yes. Yes.

  • Darine Sabbagh Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    And I thought I was the only one going through this 🙂

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  • Ekios Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    They solved this issue a long time ago in Russia … : French kiss for all.

    Have a good one Maya 😉

  • Nadine Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    reminds me of Fadi Haddad’s delightful film 🙂 XOXO

  • Lara Z Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    hahahahhahaha I was a strong witness of Rami’s incident

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  • simon tadros Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    french kisss is the solution

  • moodz Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    Well I kiss my very good friends only once and the people i don’t really know 3 times (in a “formal” way).

    It’s like the difference between wearing shorts & flip flops and wearing a suit. The suit is the “3 times”!

  • darinerachkidy Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    ur not the only one…heheheh
    who invented the 2-kisses greetings anyway???
    what about the “almost touching cheeks greeting” …u don’t only feel a fool u even feel u suffer of a leprosy!

  • annie Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    Yiiiiiiii I love the kissing and hugs season ,who cares if it’s 3 ,2 ,1 hehe

  • annie Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    I absolutely adore The kiss me song by six pence none the richer

  • Nour K Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    HAHAHA this ALWAYS happens to me!

  • nahil Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    ooo i remember that confusion 😀 use to happen all the freakin time! eh mafi solution habibe 7asab kel wa7ad iza Mr Rami hamo ken be2e kissing u 3 . 4 . . 5 . . depends 3al relation :p

  • Washi Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    I just went through this today! 😉

  • Thierry B. Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    3 kisses for you and I wish you a Happy New Year !

  • mc Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    french kiss c’est un nombre pair en général :
    2 ou 4 selon la région

    lebanese kiss c’est 3 !!

    et lebanese kiss après expat c’est 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 selon le pays, la région, la ville, l’humeur !!!

  • kamelasmar Monday, January 4, 2010   Reply →

    You should thank GOD they are only 3 in Lebanon! Here in Jordan we have one on a side and a hundred on the other side! You don’t when to stop kissing 🙂

  • madbysh Tuesday, January 5, 2010   Reply →

    kiss me more more more, hug me squeeze me.stop it it hurts.
    love you in the winter love you in the rain love the smile you have and the red shiny lips of hell~~~ its a song about being in the restroom and have a nice day 🙂

  • rolf Tuesday, January 5, 2010   Reply →

    There is also the right-left predicament, where do you start? what if you both move to the same side? Classic.
    I prefer hugging!

  • Mowie @ Mowielicious.com Friday, January 8, 2010   Reply →

    Wow – such an adorable blog! I’ve just spent an hour here and I need to go to bed now, so I’ve subscribed. Great find – can’t wait for more.

  • Patria Monday, January 18, 2010   Reply →

    Hahahhahhhhahahaha!
    Mayaaaaaaaa!
    I’m laughing like crazy at the offiiiiiice! I hate uuuuu!
    :D:D:D

  • Rasha Saturday, January 30, 2010   Reply →

    hahahaa. whats even worse is if the person sees that u reached for the third kiss. then its time for that awkward weird dance that happens with both of you moving back and forth in confusion abt that last kiss! time slows down to a complete (and awkward) stop!

  • Wissam Tuesday, February 23, 2010   Reply →

    It gets more complicated when you kiss/ greet someone from Jordan.

    The Jordanians do 1 kiss on one cheek, the 2, 3 and 4 on the other. So a Lebanese kissing a Jordanian would switch back to the 1st cheeck after the 2nd kiss on the other cheek, but the Jordanian would still persist on the 3rd and 4th kiss on the same 2nd cheek. So as you move back to the 1st cheek and as they would pull you back to remain on the same cheek more often than not you end up french kissing.

  • Sarin Sunday, February 28, 2010   Reply →

    yea Maya it’s rly hard to know if u shuld kiss 2 or 3 times… it has hapened with me 2! 😛

  • Dima Wednesday, March 31, 2010   Reply →

    Hey Maya,
    First of all, I want to congratulate you for all of your success, you’ve earned it!
    And second of all, that’s such a great post, i loved it hahaa!
    See you around 😉
    Dima.

  • Waf Tuesday, April 27, 2010   Reply →

    loool ! here is my solution to this:

    one kiss for close friends with semi hug (using on arm)
    two for semi close friends with a hand shake
    three for relatives only
    hand shakes for strangers and forgieners

    😉

  • mandy Monday, August 22, 2011   Reply →

    sob7an allah ……..!!
    while i was reading maya’s tasleem 3la rami…., my friend RAMI went online!!! :O !!!!! Ohh.myFreakin’Hell …..!!!

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