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Sunday, May 28, 2006

ATC in Lebanon ;)

Yes finally i will be visiting Lebanon after 10 months ;) I will be there on the 1st of June inshallah, and staying for two weeks. Minshein heik i thought i would tell you all here on the blog so that we can plan an outing for the bloggers if you are interested but this time with me JOINING in. Ya3ni mish mitil kill marra bithari2souna bil emails wil souwar wil posts etc.

Until i have an available phone number in Lebanon you can email me at headscan@gmail.com to keep in touch and check out the plan you came up with.

Yalla hope to see you all soon ;)

Have a lovely day :D

ciao

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lebanese chicks and stereotypes

Here's a very cute/funny song by Lebanese rappers Aks'ser, depicting Lebanese Princesses at their worst.

Lyrics are in arabic and I understand 80% of them.. so WHO of our fabulous female contributors will volunteer for translation? :-)



(aks'ser - ping pang pong)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Movie Review: Zozo


Last night, I watched Zozo, a movie written and directed by Josef Fares. The movie is about a 10 year old kid living in Beirut in 1987. His grandparents moved to Sweden and him and his family were getting their papers ready to move there since warfare in the streets was accelerating. The day their papers got finalized and they were packing to leave, Zozo left the house to buy water and during that time a shell explodes in his home killing his family. Zozo walks to the aiport on his own and moves to Sweden. In Sweden, Zozo has a difficult time fitting in with the people around him and with his eccentric grandfather.

I personally liked the movie. It had me clutching to my pillow at times and at times it had me close to tears. I was disappointed with the ending. I thought it was too abrupt. Maybe I just got attached to Zozo and wanted to make sure he lives a happy life. The cinematography of the movie was beautiful and I believe Joseph Fares did an excellent job directing. Imad Kreidi, the kid who played the role of Zozo is a fantastic young actor and so is Elias Gergi, Zozo’s grandfather. His character was adorable and hilarious. I believe this is a must see movie. A movie I would not forget.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Don't You Just Love Those Forwards?

Top Ten Reasons Why God Created Eve:

10. God was worried that Adam would frequently become lost in the garden because he would not ask for directions.

9. God knew that one day Adam would require someone to locate and hand him the remote.

8. God knew Adam would never go out and buy himself a new fig leaf when his wore out and would therefore need Eve to buy one for him.

7. God knew Adam would never be able to make a doctor's dentist's or haircut appointment by himself.

6. God knew Adam would never remember which night to put the garbage on the curb.

5. God knew if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle the pain and discomfort of childbearing.

4. As the Keeper of the Garden, Adam would never remember where he left his tools.

3. Apparently, Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.

2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone."

And, finally, the Number 1 reason why God created Eve....

1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched his head, and said, "I can do better than that."

Friday, May 12, 2006

Who Said I Have To Wait To Be 64?

خلص يا بنات... أنا تعبت من الشغل. قررت بدّي اتقاعد ولاقيلي شي ابن حلال اتجوّزو واقعد بالبيت كلّ النهار أعمل ولاد ومجدّرة. شو رأيكن؟؟


Cest décidé, je prends ma retraite! Y en a marre du boulot! Je vais de ce pas me trouver un zentil mari qui me fera de zentils zenfants et je resterai à la maison toute la journée à cuiziner et à m'occuper d'eux!

I've taken a major decision: I'll retire from my tiring work, find myself a sweet hubby dear and make babies and mjaddra all day long at home. Whaddy'all think?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

سلوى

كنت عم فكّر بلعبة كنّا نلعبها نحنا وصغار. كنت عم فكّر قدّيشها كانت قاسية، وقويّة، وبتوجّع... علينا نحنا الصغار.
كنت عم فكّر بكلّ واحدة فينا وقفت جوّة الدّايرة، وحطّت إيدها عخدّها، لأنّها بيوم من الأيّام ما كان عندها رفيقة.
كل واحدة فينا سمّوها سلوى.
ولمّا سألوها:
"يا سلوى، ليش عم تبكي؟"،
ولمّا قالولها:
"قومي نقّي شي رفيقة"،
دارت سلوى بإصبعها عالبنات، وقالت: "بشعة... بشعة... بشعة... بشعة... بشعة..."
وبالآخر، سلوى نقّت الرفيقة الحلوة.
الحلوة بس.

يا ترى، شو صار بسلوى اللي فينا اليوم؟ بعدها محبوسة جوّة دايرة، عم بتفتّش عرفيقة؟

Monday, May 08, 2006

Lack of Productivity

After weeks of bottoming, then hitting rock bottom, and analzying with different friends on why I have been bottoming, I think I may have reached a conclusion: Lack of productivity. I haven't felt productive recently, work-wise or social wise. When I am not productive I basically feel useless, and/or that my life is useless and that I am rotting! Well... at least I feel that I am rotting. I get my excitement and my adrenalin from being productive.

So, now that I think I may have found the reason to my "bottoming" I have to solve it to "upper" up again. There are many ways to do so, such as finding a productive hobby, or changing my entire life. I know hobby sounds easier but life-change sounds more intriguing.
I got a job offer from Lebanon, a good position, a decent salary and package. I always said that if I found a good offer in Lebanon I would move back. Now, I don't know if I want to. Yet, I would like to shop for more offers in Lebanon.

Moving back to Lebanon would be a major challenge...(continue reading)

Movie Review: Memoires of A Geisha

I finally got to watch Memoires of a Geisha last night. The movie, just like the book is interesting. The actual topic is interesting, and learning all about Geishas and how they become Geishas is also interesting. The movie is alright to watch. I didn't find it fascinating but I can say I watched it from start until end without getting bored. I know a lot of you love this movie and recommend everyone to watch it... you know who you are... I recommend people to watch it but I can't go on and on talking about what a great movie it is.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Greetings from Callipyge, Eve, Linalone, Mana, and Delirious!








With the hope that someday all the AD-LIBanaises will be grouped in one picture!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Movie Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four

I thought I can start by posting movie reviews that I already post on my blog.

I read Georges Orwell’s book 1984 around 5 years back. My little brother, Patrick recommended the book to me. I really liked the book, although once again, some of you might find it slow and disturbing but I do believe that’s how it should have been read so that you completely feel the totalitarian society.

Recently, going through Mark’s list of movies on the home server, I found the movie. I had to watch it. I downloaded it a few days ago but I wanted to watch it when I relaxed and was able to concentrate at it since I was really looking forward to it.

I must say it is extremely rare to find a movie done well from a book or a comic. They usually disappoint me. Therefore, I totally am impressed with the movie 1948. The director, Michael Radford, did a brilliant job depicting the book. The torture scenes were gruesome and the final rat torture scene was spine-chilling.

I am glad I watched this movie.

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Get up, Stand up

"If particular care and attention are not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."

–Abigail Adams