This and That

This and That

Writing feels great as I enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with others.

This section is simply an amalgam of point of views on certain subjects on the spur of the moment.

Interested in reading about my ranting and opinions?  Feel free to browse the different articles and comment. I will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

Numb... And Very Much Awake


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..

Bye Bye 2019... 2020, I'm Ready!


Final thoughts as I peacefully spend the last evening of this tumultuous year reflecting and introspecting.

Of Writing, Shackles and Human Magic...


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!



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


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


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


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...

Stop Sexual Harassment


I cannot keep my mouth shut when any weaker or so thought creature is assaulted. My friend, an accomplished mountaineer who can in no way be considered weak, has been molested earlier this year. What happened to her ain’t right, and requires to be spoken of to fight it! So many women still have to face the ordeal of sexual harassment. My friend's incident got me really upset and in between calls and messages, I killed time by researching a bit to find out what the laws in Lebanon in regard to this matter looked like. I was disgusted. And I started writing...



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...

Open Source... A Love Story


I jotted the general ideas of this article back in 2013.

Here it is in its updated version.

Enjoy :)

B7ebbak Ya Lebnen... (I Love You, Lebanon)


I am heading to the country where I feel more home than Lebanon, and I cannot help but scribble down the following while being driven to the airport.

Many of you will certainly relate or to the least have experienced similar thoughts.

Feel free to drop a comment below.