Lebanon

Numb... And Very Much Awake

2020/08/15

It's been a while since I published a personal note.

The Beirut port explosions on August 4, 2020 shocked us all.

Each one of us is processing the trauma their own way..

Of Writing, Shackles and Human Magic...

2019/11/30

Last year, on November 22, while heading to the airport, I felt this urge to write. Check my rant here.

I remember having mixed feelings: on the one hand, I was happy to go away from the organized chaos to take a breath of refreshing air, all the while wanting to celebrate Independence day in my country of birth...

This year felt totally different. And somehow I couldn't write about it. It was another event that triggered me. Read on to find out more :)

I Am Spartacus!

2019/11/10

No.

This is not a review of the movie starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis.

It's about this secret fiber in my heart, itching to speak out loud. On the feelings I am experiencing and the uprise that got me closer to a people I previously felt little to no connection to...

In The Eye Of The Storm

2019/10/31

More than 13 days into the Lebanese people's uprise, many things have happened.

Nothing too surprising so far.

Let's have a recap and sort of quick analysis on the facts.

Of Hope In Times of Destruction

2019/10/29

Hardship. Perseverance. Resilience.

This is what the Lebanese people is facing daily...

Today's events are living proof. Read more to find out how.

From Ashes and the Phoenix

2019/10/25

This "rant" is not about mythology. Maybe it should have been. It is not.

It is actually something I started writing more than a week ago and have been continuously updating since.

Read more to find out what I have been brooding about for the past 10 days or so...

Enough!

2019/07/30

The Lebanon we grew up learning about has always prided itself to be a country of freedoms in the Middle East.

The recent events around the upcoming concert taking place on August 9, 2019 at the Byblos International Festival of Mashrou' Leila (Project Leila, for the non Arabic speakers), a Lebanese indie rock band, are becoming beyond ludicrous.

Here my 2-cents worth...

In Lebanon... tourist of a moment

2019/06/17

This gallery will display pictures taken here and there in Lebanon, as it feels good to play the tourist in your own backyard from time to time ;)

Enjoy!

Article 5: On Lebanese Bank Secrecy...

2019/04/15

Many people imagine sandy beaches and faraway islands when one mentions bank secrecy. And with a good reason.

Tax havens have mostly been located in such charming locations with flexible and little regarding AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Laws looking to attract the funds of wealthy individuals. But that is not always the case.

Let's take a closer look to at the Lebanese Bank Secrecy law and its current practices.

At The Old Train Station...

2019/02/12

October 11, 2013. This was a graffiti exhibition at the old train station in Mar Mikhael.

 

Street Art - LB

2019/02/01

This is a collection of graffitis and art spotted across various streets in Beirut and other Lebanese cities / neighborhoods.