Apr 27, 2006

From Barcelona, with love

yesterday Barca (won the match) tied but managed to be happy afterwards
People here are quite happy

i am in barcelona and i did not watch the match
but why would i care
i was eating Tapas
and tapas are good stuff.

So i'm in barcelona for an IEEE conference. I listen all day long to guys who think they will change the world with the stuff they publish in Infocom's proceedings (and one day i'll become like these guys, telling nerd jokes and laughing along all the nerds around).

Observations :

about barcelona : barcelona is not that spanish after all. to my greatest despair, when i learned spanish back in the time i thaught it'll do me good one day when i go to spain. Now i lost my spanish and the "spanish" in barcelona speak catalan. It's not gracias, it's gràcie.

Barcelona is a magnificent city, with lots of french tourists. Lots of german tourists. Lots of spanish tourists. Cut it short, Lots of tourists.

Gaudi did a great job imagining all the stuff he imagined. Barcelona without Gaudi wouldn't be Barcelona.

Eat Tapas, wensa li 7asal.

about the conference:
Sometimes you get to a phase where you're fed up with all the lebanese you meet abroad. Now in the student workshop, 40 posters were accepted, 5 of them were submitted by lebanese (3 out of 5 are phDing in France (including ma7soubkom), 1 out of 5 in Switzerland, 1 out of 5 in Sweden, which leaves 0 out of 5 in Lebanon).

Mafias exist everywhere, even in IEEE conference.

One eats well in a conference.

Technically, there's quite lots of good stuff.
I've been to a talk by a guy who is supposed to be the guy who imagined the internet and created the principles of packet switching (he was a graduate student at MIT). Now this guy can say he modeled the world as it is now.

about the hotel:

i met in this hostel all kinds of people.

One of them is an iraki journalist. He is here with several other irakis and their kids. They are here because their kids need to be operated. Had several intersting discussions with him on how he sees the situation in Irak then and now.

tomorow i'll be going back to france.
Until then...

Apr 22, 2006


Two weeks without seriously looking at lebanese news
it changes you

it's like walking out of the cinema in the middle of a bad boring movie

but it's not like it changed a lot, Maria Cristina is still in love with Jorje who is in going out with her best friend. And Jason is flirting with Jorje's sister but Jorje is playing fool.

on a day like today, about eleven years ago they took him to prison.
the angelish saint doctor
The ones who should have been there with him, left him there alone instead of giving him company.
One tenth of a justice achieved and then revoked.
حكيم تاني؟
حكيم تاني؟
ما في حكيم تاني

On a different note, a little bit to the south

And everywhere else, birds are still singing, sun is shiny again and everybody is on a break

waiting for the 28th

well i will be on a break as well, and that until the workers celebrate their work

Mare Nostrum
i'm coming.
Cataluña, sovereign free and independant, i'm coming.

But still...
ما الحب إلا للحبيب الأوّل

بيروت خيمتنا الوحيدة
بيروت نجمتنا الوحيدة

Apr 18, 2006


وهواءُ البحرِ في نيسانَ،
أمطارُ دماءٍ ودموع

نزار قباني
راشيل وأخواتهـا

Apr 14, 2006

My own...

Quote from the underground

Buvons le vin d'ici avant l'au-delà.

And the underground here is Tchuss, a bar in Place Arnaud(-Ali) Bernard in Toulouse.

Apr 13, 2006

Apr 11, 2006

11-04-1996 ... 11-04-2006

في مثل هذا اليوم, بدأت عملية عناقيد الغضب
الى الذين سقطوا خلال هذه العملية
الى الذين سقطوا في باقي العمليات العسكرية في لبنان
الى ضحايا أنانيتنا
ضحايا عنادنا
ضحايا طائفيتنا العميقة
ضحايا عنصريتنا
نحن. ضحايا أنفسنا

و لحظة صمت

Apr 9, 2006

Tagged by Hilal

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4
و لم توافق عليه الا بعد تردد طويل،
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
آخ، حيط
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
عشرة و ربع
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
عشرة و عشرة
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
البارحة, لشراء بعض مستلزمات البيت
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
مدونة هلال
9. What are you wearing?
شي فايق من النوم, تشيرت و بوكسر
10. Did you dream last night?
أعتقد، بس بعد ما أعدت تكوين الحلم كاملا
11. When did you last laugh?
لما شفت الصوص المفقوس عند أمل
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
موكيت من جهة -نعم موكيت على الحيط
من جهة Darts Board
و نوع قماش على شكل شرشف بس مش شرشف لونه أحمر قاني، هدية من صديقة
13. Seen anything weird lately?
14. What do you think of this quiz?
15. What is the last film you saw?
Romanzo Criminale, quite good italian movie.
16. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?.
جزيرة معزولة عن البشرية, ألجأ اليها عند الحاجة
17. Tell me something about you that I dunno.
أنا لبناني صميم هع.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
ألغي الأديان
19. Do you like to dance?
.حسب الجو
20. George Bush.
الآب أو الابن أو الروح القدس؟
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
رشا أو ريتا
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
بلال، مبدئيا.
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
yes, i'm already abroad, and as soon as i get the chance i will go elsewhere (which can't happen in the next three years)
24.What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
صباحو ريس، بدك تلغي الأديان أبو حميد؟ ما هيك اتفقنا
25.4people who must also do this meme in their journal
of all you guys (i hope there's at least 4 of you) reading me, choose 4 among you, and please don't fight for it.

Apr 7, 2006

اخت الاخوة

: شي احساس يتراوح بين
الذئب ارحم من اخوتي
آه يا جرحي المكابر
وطني ليس حقيبة
وأنا لست مسافر
إنني العاشق، والأرض حبيبة

العراق الاوحد يتمنى للمسافرين الكرام الذهاب بالسلامة على امل "العودة" التي تقترب كلما غاب النهار ... نهار
المملكة الاردنية الهاشمية, احفاد الرسول, ابو عيون جريئة تعلن عن اسفها لمن المت بهم الحال على هالحال, لكن التوازن السكاني حساس. شو اللبناني احسن مننا, فشر

Apr 4, 2006

Villepin si tu savais...

tes réformes,
tes réformes...

Conseil adressé aux millions (à la libanaise) qui ont arpenté les rues de toutes les villes de France aujourd'hui (tout comme mardi dernier, mardi d'avant, quelques mois auparavant...):

Voici un mode d'emploi amical, abusez-en, ça peut vous éviter des douleurs aux pieds (ça c'est trash!):

1. La prochaine fois qu'on vous appelle à voter (pour un président ou pour un député…), évitez de programmer un voyage pour le même weekend. Ça ne se fait pas !
2. Choisir de deux maux le moindre, ça fait moins mal (logique).
3. Attention aux vices cachés, aux vices de forme, au vice président et surtout à son frère...
4. Le yoyo est un jeu très dangereux.
Et surtout :
5. Réfléchissez aux conséquences de vos actes et assumez les! (j’allais dire merde !)

Apr 3, 2006

أنا الآن

updating with:
Hilal's whereabouts

and a more global view (2.6 Km)

شو قال

حزالزة ازلبزلزد تزعتزير

كي تنعقد في مناخ هادئ

كأن الاخوان بمكان (حيث يعم الطقس الجميل و المناخ الهادئ
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سامحهم يا أبتاه

يلي دري...دري
و يلي ما دري يقول كف عدس

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