Land of Contradictions

It doesn’t matter how small Lebanon is, being a country that is barely shown on the world map, still as small as this land in the whole globe, it happens to hide as many diversities and contradictions as possible. This small land attracts tourists for its history, they come here for Byblos, Baalbek, Jeita, Rouche,… Continue reading Land of Contradictions

Winter Is Here

Winter is here, that was the marking point into entering a new phase, a new season that brings its own habits along. It meant closing the windows in front of the early morning cold breeze, and the escaping odor of the Jasmine in the afternoon. It is marked by closed curtains and carpets that fill… Continue reading Winter Is Here

Beirut after Midnight

Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon, the Middle Eastern country. Beirut during the day is a busy crowded city; from the early hours of the morning the streets fill up with people, rushing to schools, offices and wherever they might be going. Throughout the day it is always hard to get to an appointment… Continue reading Beirut after Midnight

When a Mexican Series Becomes Real

Achieving your ambitions, dreams, and having a suitable life in a country like Lebanon is not an easy thing.  You find yourself struggling to overcome the social, economical, and political barriers, all of which integrated in a manner that you stuck in the middle and eventually find yourself escaping to a total different country. Immigration… Continue reading When a Mexican Series Becomes Real

The journey of searching for Hikmat Alamine…

Note that: the following is not a biography it is just a few episodes of Hikmat Alamine’s life. What is written below is figured out through interviews and investigations about Hikmat as a doctor and a humanitarian; a lot of secrets and stories were discovered but some things are better kept untold The journey of… Continue reading The journey of searching for Hikmat Alamine…

…رحلة البحث عن حكمت الأمين

ها هو الرجل الملتحي ينظر إلينا من جديد. لقد اعتدت على رؤية وجهه ونظراته، ها هو جالسٌ في مكانه المعتاد؛ داخل إطارٍ معلق على حائط. صورته في كل مكان، في غرفة الجلوس، في بيت جدي ولدى الأقارب، الصورة ذاتها للرجل الملتحي، بملامحه الهادئة ونظرته الثاقبة. هكذا تعرفت على “عمي” الدكتور حكمت الأمين من خلال الصورة.… Continue reading …رحلة البحث عن حكمت الأمين

The Ghost

He woke up in panic noticing the field being quiet and empty around him “wait! You there wait for me!” he shouted loudly and helplessly as he rushed running behind the moving buses. “Stop, I’m still here!” he ran and ran but as if no one seemed to notice him; or they actually chose to… Continue reading The Ghost

Loss

We always lie to ourselves; we lie saying that we accept, we are strong, we are brave and we understand that is how life goes on. We lie saying that we accept that things should go in a certain way. We accept fictional and distance loss, we accept fictional “death”! But we are just liars,… Continue reading Loss

Mad World

We always look for the future, for better days to come, for better us in a better place in a better world. A better world we say and we’ve always been saying the same, we want a better world for our future and the future of those to come after us. What future are we… Continue reading Mad World

Riddles

We are on a long journey of solving riddles, looking for answers in the echos of unsaid words, in the glimpse of charming eyes, and in the shy smiles. Sometimes, we risk it all and take chances. We risk everything based on a feeling, based on a guessed answer that might solve the riddle. We… Continue reading Riddles

The “Jar” of Happiness

We tend to always focus on the dark side, and somehow forget that lots of great things happen with us. There are always those first time things that marks our life once and for all. Once I saw this idea where you create a “Jar” at New Year’s eve, and for the rest of the… Continue reading The “Jar” of Happiness

Behind the Sea

He sat in the yard, surrounded by high buildings, a glimpse of the sea can be seen from between the buildings. He stares at the sun-rays sparkling over the sea surface, dreamily imagining himself at the other side of the sea, at a better land. There he is a normal kid, getting dressed for school,… Continue reading Behind the Sea