May 082009
 

All my friends and recurrent blog readers (all 20 of them) know that I am highly sensitive about my origin, and that I refuse to be called Arab(if you are new check previous posts). I love when people try to convince me otherwise by saying we have an Arabic culture (as Arabic as Greeks, I say…), but the most funny thing is when they dare to say that I am denying my origin (inkor asleh).

So this is a reply for them, how on earth I am denying my origin? Every Lebanese who says that we Arab is the one who is denying his origin. Not until the Taef agreement that we amended the Arabic adjectif to the constitution, mainly for political reasons (hey they were in taef after all, in the one of the few countries that I can call Arab). The people who say we are arabs, are denying thousands of years of culture and identity that were in Lebanon before any Arab stepped (read: invaded) into Lebanon. I will continue more about this into more details when I resume the “Pissing Everyone Off” series.

For now, I am sticking to my origins, Lebanese Arab wannabes…

 Posted by at 1:54 pm
Feb 152009
 

I am always angry at Lebanon, always criticising it , always bashing it, always spitting fire at the Lebanese and their mentalities, always angry at our politicians, at the voters, at the sectarianism rising.

I thought I hate Lebanon and everything related to Lebanon.Now I know, I wouldn’t care at all if I hate it, I am angry at it because I love it.

I doubt I will ever return to live there…

 Posted by at 10:17 pm
Oct 262008
 

Yesterday the Lebanese security forces ceased 2 trucks full of marijuana, and today 15 trucks!

My  question is, why on earth would you do that? let the people have fun a bit,Lebanon’s been fucked for 3 years now, a bit of weed wouldn’t hurt anyone!

In fact I suggest to put in the middle of martyr square, put them on fire and let whole beirut inhale! maybe our stuck up, stupid politicians relax a bit , start hugging each others and stop their idiocy!

fucking idiots…

 Posted by at 8:14 pm
Sep 272008
 

Def:

The term martyr (Greek μάρτυς martys “witness”) is most commonly used today to describe an individual who sacrifices their life (or personal freedom) in order to further a cause or belief for many.

So, a killed solider is a martyr, but a person dying from an explosion is NOT a martyr, that person is a victim!!!!

Enough with over using that word!

People who died randomly from a terrorist act, did not choose to be there, they did not pick that car and walked next to it because they knew it was a bomb. They are victims.

wo Bleh…

 Posted by at 4:27 pm
May 162008
 

Something weird is going in Lebanon…

As most of you Facebook users know that the fastest way to know the general feeling of Lebanese population is having a quick glance at their status;

A few days ago, the status were agressive, each taking a side, insulting the others with the nastiest words (animals, traitors, barbarians etc.), people created groups to insult the others, friends were separating and sort of becoming enemies…

Today? the same Lebanese that were taking sides and not bulging , united in one thought: Hope the plane that has the “leaders” on crash/go to hell/burn/ explode etc.

Are the people waking up? or what? or maybe they were taking sides because of peer pressure? (yeah stupid idea, I know…or maybe not)

 Posted by at 4:14 pm
Apr 112008
 

I just knew that the “government” decided to force all pubs in beirut closing at 11:30 pm on weekdays and 1 am on weekends, excellent!

Way to go “govvyyyy”, take what Lebanon is famous of, its nightlife, and kill it.

Dear “govvyy”

I need to tell you a few things, I have been living in Scotland for a year and a half now, and one of the worse things about the nightlife in here, is that pubs have to close at 1 am, and nightclubs at 3 am.So when europeans come to Lebanon and see that the pubs and nightclubs don’t close until the last person leaves, they fuckin LOVE it.

Since dear “govvyyy” you are so new about governing, since you were always lead …, I mean still lead, Lebanon’s main income comes from tourism, around 70% if I remember correctly my primary school geography, oh no sorry, that’s the whole services sector.Anyway, tourism consists in Lebanon consists basically of, Nature tourism to see our green Lebanon(umm the few patches that are cut off and with a few hundreds of thousands of cluster bombs, thanks southern neighbor), to see our beautiful culture (divided by sectarianism at the moment), our great beaches( polluted, polluted and with a huge patch of oil again thanks southern neighbor, not visible anymore but its still there), our great services (yep with the inflation everybody goes to Dubai instead), our food (good, at least that’s intact), our historical monuments and history in general (pre 1975 preserved more or less well, minus some damage to baalbeck from July 2006, thanks to southern neighbor of course, after 1975 we got lots of versions), and last but not least our great nightlife,(which was pretty much the best thing in the whole area, every single foreigner LOVES it).

And now!!!! you dear “govvyyy” want to destroy that too? what can I say? I mean it starts with this, then next they close everything, after that enforce veils as well… anything else?

I understand the gemmayze residents want to sleep, so instead of shutting down 14 pubs, and inforce this ridiculous time limit, be more reasonable and in force something called soundproofing , yeah it does exist!!! I am not lying , I swear!!!!

oh and also make some law about parking, I mean there are parking meters everywhere, start with zoning laws, gemmayze citizens get some card where they can display it on their car screens and they can park anywhere they want, but visitors have so limited spaces.And fine people who sing and yell in the streets.

Finito!!!!!

thank you for listening “govvyyy”… I am probably hallucinating…

Update: Curfew dropped. yay!

(I think Mr Sarkis listened to me :P)

 Posted by at 5:28 pm
Oct 292007
 

People in here always ask me if we speak Arabic in Lebanon, and I always answer no we speak Lebanese and not Arabic, and I try to give phrases as examples.

Some Lebanese think they are very Arabic and always try to be sarcastic or laugh when I say Lebanese is not Arabic.

Well here is an interesting sites for you guys its called: Lebanese Etymology.

which has one specific article that you should all read: the Lebanese Language.

 Posted by at 8:38 am
Jun 252007
 

Fore more than a month now, our soldiers were being killed by terrorist in Lebanon, and I was getting more depressed everyday when reading the headlines when I wake in the morning.

Today I couldn’t stop myself from crying when I saw a tribute page made for all the martyrs, most of those soldiers are my age and younger, they weren’t killed running or doing nothing, they were killed because they are defending us from fucking assholes that are doing everything in the name of a religion…

It really annoys me when people criticise the army as weak and inexperience and make fun of it, its the fault of the fucking government that you support assholes, they have been asking for weapons for years, but the fucking government had other plans, steal steal steal, get Ferraris, mansions, and chalets on the beaches, and let our soldiers die…

Fuck anyone who supports this government of thieves.

 Posted by at 5:03 pm
Apr 162007
 

1) Bush killed Superman: Christopher Reeves anyway,If  he wasn’t so conservative and allowed more freedom for Stem Cells Research, Superman might still be alive…

2)In Lebanon you hardly see disabled people or people with mental challenges or down syndrome, it is because their parents and families try to hide them from everyone else? or in Lebanon our genes are so good?(I doubt…).

In Edinburgh, I see them all the time, walking side by side healthy people, working normally despite their disabilities, being productive like everyone else.

So what is different about Lebanon? Shame of them?

3)I wonder what would my parents do if they come to Edinburgh and see all those punk and goth people walking around with 10s of piercings , multi colored hairs,and heavy black make up. Do they know that me and my brother love the goth style? I doubt it… when they saw his piercings they freaked out, then his tattoo it was a disaster… Lucky bastard. I am too hairy to put any tattoo except on my back… will get one when I get enough money for a huge back piece.

4) Today I felt too old to be studying, enough… 4 more months and its over for me. I will not do a PHD next year. Maybe in 5 years…

5)Finally, I am back in the dating game…

6)I cannot do the triathlon in September, the triathlon is gonna be held at Ben Nevis, the high foggy mountain from my hiking trip; its 21 kms up and down.That’s not the problem, I knew its the hardest triathlon ever, the problem its so hard and they do not want anyone to participate that they have a rule which states only people with 3 and more previously accomplished triathlon races can participate.

So what I am gonna do instead is keep training to do the 3 required triathlons in a year and a half (hopefully) then participate next September in the big triathlon.

7)Can’t wait for my flu to go away, so I can back to training. 2 weeks ago I have cycled 25kms my record till now, and I am so damn proud of myself. Next step…25kms with zero resting time :).

8)People ask me if I miss Lebanon, then they get surprised when I say not at all. I miss my family yes… but Lebanon? pfff… its good to wake up in the morning and not have to worry about the silly stuff that happens in Lebanon everyday, will I be able to drive to hamra today, or the traffic will keep next to barbar for half an hour? what time is the electricity gonna be cut today?  is the Internet connection can work today?, because I need to make a research…Will I be able to drive into the street without seeing a small scooter coming the wrong way rapidly ?  Will the day pass without someone making some stupid sectarian remark? Will I be able to say a hello to a girl passing in the street, just because I am passing next to her without her lifting her nose way up the air and give me the menacing look (el ja2ra)…

9)Speaking of girls, 4 years ago I used to be extremely shy even talking to a girl…any girl.Lebanese women used to strike fear in me, they have the I-am-untouchable-girl-unless-you-have-a-new-Mercedes-and-can-buy-me-dinner-at-any-place-that-I-fancy-anytime-I-want attitude (of course there are some exceptions) that changed a lot when I traveled to Europe in 2003 and saw there is nothing wrong with me.

And now in here, this is being reinforced… Sex life in Edinburgh is NORMAL. the way its suppose to be… :P. Well as much normal as it could be when there is some one as freaky and kinky as me :P.

10) I have an assignment due in 21 hours, I haven’t started yet.Others have been trying to do it for 2 weeks now… I think I am gonna finish before them.Heh…