Between Rayan’s Tragic Death & The Chilean Rescue Team’s Heroics in Beirut

Rescue efforts to save 'Little Rayan" who fell into a dry well last Tuesday ended on Saturday but Rayan was declared dead shortly after being brought out. Whether he had died while trapped or not is still a mystery, but his story captivated the world, as everyone was checking updates by the hour during the five-day operation. I found myself checking Twitter for updates almost every other hour, hoping to hear the good news, but…

Why Didn’t The Authorities Handle The Port Threat like They Did with The Khaldeh Incident?

Heavy clashes between Hezbollah and local tribes erupted today in Khaldeh and lasted over 4 hours. Two were killed, a Lebanese and a Syrian citizen and three members of the same family were wounded. The tensions spread to Naameh and even to some streets in Beirut before the army contained the situation. However, and just like every time, political factions began "negotiating" between each other, while denying responsibility, to try and calm the situation. First…
Critiques

Canada Denies Facilitating Immigration for 6000 Lebanese Christians

2 years ago
As if Lebanese aren’t struggling enough to complete their immigration papers, some guy called Talal Al-Douaihy, president of the NGO Movement of the Earth (Whatever that means), is accusing the Canadian authorities of facilitating immigration ...
Critiques

Beirut Municipality Removing Violations on Ramlet el Bayda Beach

2 years ago
It’s hard to mention violations on Ramlet el Bayda’s beach without the Eden Bay coming to mind, but it’s no longer a priority apparently or maybe they’re legit now (because Lebanon right?). Remember the sewage ...
Food

A Trip Down memory lane: Zaatar W Zeit is Turning 20!

2 years ago
It’s hard to believe (I feel really old) but Zaatar W Zeit is turning 20 this year! When I got the invite to their 20th anniversary, I started going through my ZWZ blogposts and pictures ...
Opinions/critiques

Celebrating a New Year Far Away from Home

3 years ago
This year, we chose to celebrate Christmas and welcome the new year 2019 in Montreal far away from home. However we didn’t fly here just for fun but because my wife & I decided to ...
Opinions/critiques

Celebrating 9,000 Blog Posts Today

3 years ago
I was looking at my dashboard today and realized I had crossed the 9,000 posts mark, which means that I’ve been average around 3 blog posts daily for the past 8 years or so!! I ...
Lifestyle

I’m a Proud Uncle for the Second Time!

4 years ago
My brother’s wife gave birth to a healthy baby girl called Zoe on July 5th, which makes me a proud uncle for the second time. Unfortunately, they live in Portland so I will not get ...
Personal

1 Year Already …

4 years ago
I honestly didn’t know what to write on this date or whether I wanted to write at all. I ended up preparing a small photo album, going through hundreds of old pictures of dad during ...
Personal

Spending Our First Christmas Without a Loved One

5 years ago
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, a joyous time meant for parties and celebrations with friends and family but this year was the worst Christmas of my life, the first Christmas without ...
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