4 décembre 2011
This Sunday was Saint Barbara's day (or Eid El Berbara), it's a feast day similar to that of North American Halloween
where kids wear costumes and go from house to house siging the traditional Berbara song. That's because the general belief among Lebanese Christians is that Saint Barbara
disguised herself in numerous characters to elude the Romans who were persecuting her.
The traditional food for this occasion is Katayef with Achta and Walnut with sugar syrop, and a bowl of boiled barley,
raisins, almonds ans sugar offered to masquerading children.
I prefer achta
It was a sunny day, my day started by watching a horse riding competition in Dbaye, and I had the chance to visit the
huge horses back stage
And after lunch with the family, and eating the yummy katayef that mum did, I had the time to do some cross stitching! It
had been a really long time...
My nephew's request!
And after the sun went out, it was Castana (Chestnut) time, which is my favorite fruit during winter
How did you spend your Sunday? Home with family or out with Friends?
22 mars 2011
Mother's Day in Lebanon comes on March 21st each year, I had to write this post yesterday but I really didn't have time
with Mother's day event at work, then surprise for my Mommy in the evening!!
So for the two best Mommys I know, I wanted to make them something personalized, so Imade two lovely cards, I know they
loved them and they're telling everyone about them by now
I hope you like them too...
For my Dearest MUM, she's the one I took all my patience from, the one who gave the best smile I can ever have and the
sense of crafting, I LOVE YOU veryyyy much...
I made her a simple card, using coloured felt pens, coloured carton, coloured ribbon, coloured paillette, coloured sticky
felt for the rose and glue of course!!
And for my Lovey Sister, Mother for a 7 year old, Great Teacher and still hanging on, LOVE YOU.......
I made her this cute card, using coloured cartons, coloured papers, couloured stamps, coloured ribbon, craft scissors and
What did you get for your Mother on her special day?? Is it something with your touch??
12 octobre 2010
I arrived 10 minutes late to class yesterday, but for the first time I wasn't angry, nor furious, nor stressed, nor
annoyed and nor irritated...
All this is because I got lucky to find a nice service (Lebanese way of taxis) also for the first time; he was a young guy
wearing a cap and a collar on his neck.
The radio was on, but barely could hear the music, I suspected something interesting and asked him to turn the volume
He said: “Are you sure?? I’m afraid you will be frightened!!”
I replied: “No worries, I like this type of music.”
He said: "Are you sure? You don't look like a heavy Metal fan?!?!"
I replied: "Yeah you are right, I don't look like one but I like it"
And there he was listening to heavy metal songs and he was informing me all the way about new groups and new songs to listen to.
He even told me how he turned his girlfriend from an Arabic music lover to a Heavy Metal fan, and how he's not wearing black not to frighten
How cool and rare is that instead of hichik bichik songs or nagging drivers all the way with horns and looking at the hour every single minute and getting dizzy, I got good
I’ll leave you with this song to enjoy
11 août 2010
It's been a while i didn't update my blog, i know and i'm not so happy about it! But i don't know what
happened to me lately!! I haven't been able to think about any theme to blog about, as if my head was blank, like reallyyyyyy blank!!
Dunno if it's due to the stress from work, or maybe the summer heat is taking all the ideas away
So I thought to take some time off, relax and ideas will just come...
Until today, where i had a small chat with a Blogger and Twitter friend, who does very nice comics Sareen from Ink On the Side , who gave me the idea to write about my empty head!!
And while thinking of it, i searched about this topic on the internet and i came across these two funny comics
Didn't reach this state yet
Hope you enjoyed them and would like to know if you ever passed by such phase? & how would you deal with it?
8 juillet 2010
I was walking at La Marina yesterday, it was time for the sunset when my friend and I stopped to take a picture of it.
it's really the most amazing part of the day, it has it's own magic... it makes you think, it makes you dream...
I leave you with this inspiring quote from "Elbert Hubbard"
"Know what you want
to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal".
16 juin 2010
ONE year ago, i didn't know anything about Blogging... but thanks to you my Dear Readers and Supporters i survived this whole year
I want to thank each one of you who shared their experiences with me, gave me advices, and supported me all the time
And for those who didn't get the chance to see the nicely done video by Funkyozzi on What got you into
here it is ....
21 avril 2010
About a week ago, I went to Saida with some friends; we walked on the corniche, and took a look at the beautiful castle.
Don’t know if you’ve been there lately, but there’s a chain of cafés all along the way facing the castle.
We decided to have a cup of tea before heading back to Beirut.
There was the menu, with all kinds of appetizers, beverages… with the prices specified and clear.
Since we've been willing to try something new, we opt-in for the traditional Tea not the one in bags!!
The tea was here, waited till it gets a bit cold to be able to drink it. But it was really, really bitter. No matter how much sugar you add, it’ll stay
It was the time to pay the bill and leave.
The waiter said: “add ma baddkoun”! (As much as you wish to pay!)
I didn’t hear that, so I gave him an amount X, and he left without coming back.
So this is when I had the most expensive cup of bitter tea!!
23 novembre 2009
Octavia Nasr was just passing by to Lebanon.
My friends tweeples & i had the honor to meet her, have a productive chat with her and meet new tweeples!!
Here are some photos from the tweetup
Octavia had a surprise for us: she introduced us to
"Tania Mehanna" :D
Maya signing her book :)
new tweeple Dalila Mahdawi
tweeting from Cafe Younes
and when the tweet up ended; Maya, Darine and I went vendalising the streets of Hamra ;)
we met others vendalising the streets, but we had better techniques ;)
Don't forget that today is "Amlgame poster exhibition" in CCF link
9 juillet 2009
Mayoush is my best friend, and it had been long time we didn't see each other........
it stated with Chicken Cashew nuts @ Chopsticks Sassine
then to Bob's Sassine, where we had the delicious Brownie with ice cream, but too bad there was a 3rd person with us & couldn't take pix!!!
the next day, we went to the nice garden in Jdeideh
& this is where the fou-rire started !!!
& continued @ Georges Farah - Jdeideh
17 juin 2009
J'avais pas d'idées aujourdh'ui, alors j'ai decidé d'écrire de 2 personnes E & S que j'aime bien.
En fait, on travaille ensemble, mais c plus que ca; on s'entend bien aussi, specialement des themes de fille ......
Ils m'ont fait une ptte chanson qui est tres sympa:
يا شنتي القلب عم يطلب تفتحي
و لون شعرك الأسود تفتحي
و اذا معرض الكتاب قررتي تفتحي
نحنا هون لعيون الأحباب
et qd E etait en voyage on (S et moi) l'a recu par:
Au balcon; on observe les filles qui passent:
- cella est mature ----- elle correspond à E
- cella est encore بالنيلو
- cella من زمان شلحت النيلون ;)
Et parfois I intervient, avec un riche dictionnaire ;)