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Thursday, February 2, 2012

thirteen days since the disaster




No, not the Fassouh building incident, but the suicidal attempt of Lebanese cinema 
(if such a phenomenon exists).
Plot = a french "lawyer" falls in love with a Lebanese voluptuous chantoosie 
(thank God for voluptuous) + flirting with the shallow political layer most cineastes tackle in their movies showing a lack of awareness and maturity to analyze facts.
Now concerning the 33400 clicks who have watched the movie on arte.fr while rating it to 4.87 / 5, here's a simple explanation :
Europeans tend to be indulgent with Arabs talking about sex and politics.


FIN.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Africvoyages

Blog was on annual break in August.
I don't promise anything for September but I will do my best.
This here is a snapshot of an old "agence de voyage" that I used to come to with my mum starting summer 1994 until plane tickets decided to mute into being "electronic".
There was a whole concept of "confirmation" and "reconfirmation" that had to be operated before packing and heading home.
The office is deserted now, giving place to e-ticketing virtual space. I bet offices on the net don't look that cool, do they ?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

How I started looking at things differently ...Literally

It's been almost 7 days since the little "accident" that aimed a harmless little nose...mine.
Ever since, I started looking at things differently... literalliy different, with a little bump on the nose , I can say it's a pretty interesting new perspective.
Plastic surgeon gave me the choice to adjust it with a "small procedure" he'd be glad to perform. Because of the lack of trust I have in plastic surgery in my country (a.k.a lebanese women looking more and more alike) I chose to keep my "profil grec" - the end -

Monday, July 25, 2011

diaries of a Visaphobic

Tomorrow should be the day I face my first and primal fear: getting a visa appointment for a touristic purpose. To tell you how much I hate getting in line, acting like I was not proud to have a Lebanese passport, here is my story: I recall wanting to go so bad to the States 3 years ago, back when Aoukar's inhabitants were so envied living under the wing of the American embassy (wondering if a visa for them was a neighborhood privilege) , I had decided to make it to the US differently, in a more twisted way..... (now let's not get carried away with thoughts) what I did was applying for a scholarship I had accidentally heard of at school. I thought to myself, if I got into USC, I'd have enough luck to get my passport stamped with the American Visa.

I was right.

Paris this time - No scholarship.  Only a pile of documents and hideous passport photos.

Wish me luck.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lebanese civil war (round 2)

I declare this book as "the book" that was about to trigger a sequel for Lebanese civil war .
Amazing what a book can do...before even reading its content.




Cheers.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

un polisson tout comme toi...



Avant d'entamer son long voyage, le petit prince apprenait à voler dans les ruelles de son quartier...
Je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais il me rappelle un joli petit garçon brun qui jouait au superman du balcon de sa maison.




Je te souhaite le plus doux des anniversaires.



Lipsie.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Terrence at Cannes

"Tree of life" wins top honor at the Cannes film festival.

Here is a photo of the press-shy Malick, who skipped all public events at the festival.

Funny how much he reminds me of that friend who introduced me to his movies.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

2 girls down (soon to be married) 3 to go (enjoying single-hood)




We were 15 when I heard you say "I will never get married before 30" ... well guess what? you were wrong, and I'm so glad you were :)





Distance, I am hating you

Kabul,
I wish you children's smiles and less bombings.
Until you decide you want out, I send you kisses
to keep you safe.