Category Archives: Personal

I’m coming home mom and dad. Don’t let them scare you!

“Mom, dad! I am planning to come spend at least a month in Lebanon this summer. I am so excited to see you.” Mother : “Ya habibi! We miss you so much. I cannot wait to hug you and smell … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid! It’s JUST a sonic boom

It was summer of 1993, a night that I still remember very clearly. When you are 7 years old, you are like a blank page with every incident leaving a carbon mark along the lines. Those that are imprinted with … Continue reading

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The unconditional love

The year was 2009, not so long ago… I was attracted to an angel. I use the word angel with the true conviction that this individual came into my life for a purpose. I also intentionally use the word attracted, … Continue reading

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Wedding through skype

People always say it is the intention that counts. While in a lot of situations this becomes a justification of failure, I witnessed its true meaning today with a close friend of mine. One of my closest friends, neighbors and fellow boy-scout … Continue reading

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Socrates and myslef in Lebanon

To this very day, I still do not know what caused my blog post ” Lebanon: A BrainDead Country” to go viral accumulating thousands of hits every day. All I know for sure is that the comments, both from haters and supporters, … Continue reading

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ثقافة التهديد بقطع الطرق

أحاول في معظم الأحيان التهرب من إستخدام هذا الموقع للتعليق على أخبار لبنان “البايخة” التي تقع في خانة ” أطلق فلان النار على فلاني”، “صرح المخيول فلان من كتلة تدمير لبنان أولاً…” وما أكثر هذه الأخبار التي تملأ شاشات التليفزيون ومواقع الأخبار. اتهرب من … Continue reading

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I am in love…

As much as I enjoy writing on this blog and always wish I could do that more often as I get distracted between my 8-5 monotonous job and the daily commute and other daily errands, I had to take a break … Continue reading

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It is the small streams that make up the strong river!!!

Have you ever wondered why some people make it to the top, become so famous, so successful while the majority goes unnoticed? Have you asked yourself why are you so privileged to enjoy the things you do, house, toys, clothes, … Continue reading

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The hood ( الحي )

Living in the United States, I do miss the sense of community that exists in certain neighborhoods across Lebanon. I do miss walking along hte neighborhood and saying “Marhaba” to almost 15 people along the way, and even being frowned … Continue reading

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دمعتك يا امي

ليس من عادتي أن اكتب قصائد، ولكن في اليوم الذي غادرت فيه لبنان في الأول من شباط ٢٠١٢، تسلمت هدية ثمينة، كتاب قصائد لإيزابيل زغيب كسرواني. بعد دقائق من توديع أبواي، جلسة في مقاعد البوابة منتظراً رحلتي ورحت اقرأ في … Continue reading

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