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Tuesday June 26th, 2012


Here we are, 11 months and 180 posts later. I think this will be my last post, we’re returning the internet box tomorrow, and I’ll be busy packing; people should start coming tomorrow also to pick up the furniture (yes we were able to sell everything eventually). I do not want to make it a … Continue reading

Couscous, with the sauce and vegetables

Monday June 25th, 2012


According to a statistics done in France in October 2011 by the company TNS Sofres, the French’s favorite dish is “Magret de Canard”; comes in second position Mussels and fries, and in the third position….couscous!! Since we’ve already tried the first and the second dish (after all they are national french dishes, we can’t come … Continue reading

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Saturday June 23rd, 2012


Things have started to be taken away from us. Good bye desk, you have lived with me during 10 of the 11 months; you have seen me cry, you have seen me laugh, you have seen me work, you have seen me writing my blog, you know my darkest secrets. And you chair, you have … Continue reading

Amateur singing in the subway station "Republique - Beaux Arts"

Friday June 22nd, 2012


Yesterday, June 21st, was the World Music Day. It’s the international music celebration day, and here in France it’s a very important occasion. I’m not sure what’s the case in the country you live in, but in France, and also in Lebanon, a lot of concerts take place on the streets and in restaurants and bars … Continue reading

Official poster of the movie Intouchables

Wednesday June 20th, 2012


I found out yesterday that someone in Hollywood is doing a remake of the French movie “Intouchables”. If you don’t know what that is, this is the second best selling movie in the history of France. It went out this winter, and it stayed in theaters for several weeks if not several months. I talked … Continue reading

Tuesday June 19th, 2012


Sunday was our last tourism day in the region: we spent the day in the city of Ghent in Belgium. When I went to Bruges a few years ago, my cousin told me that I should have gone to Ghent instead; it’s nicer and less touristic. I have been meaning to visit this city ever … Continue reading

An homage to Mr Chevalier our custodian :)

Sunday June 17th, 2012


I had a very interesting chat with our building custodian the other day. It turned out this guy has been working in the building since 1985, and has been at this job for 40 years now (he worked in another city before). With his salary, he was able to buy a small apartment in our … Continue reading

Friday June 15th, 2012


As I mentioned the other day, I was nominated by Oster’s Mom for the “One Lovely Blog” Award. I am soooo Happyy :) This is the first Award my blog gets, and even though it will be stopped soon, I’m just glad I got one; so thanks again Oster’s Mom. You did deserve yours by … Continue reading

The writer Amine Maalouf, picture taken from the very nice article written about him in the Lebanese newspaper L'Orient Le Jour (http://www.lorientlejour.com/category/%C3%80+La+Une/article/763620/Amin_Maalouf,_%3C%3C+immortel+%3E%3E,_rend_hommage__au_Liban,_a_la_France_et_aux_siens.html)

Wednesday June 13th, 2012


Too many nice things happened for Lebanon and Lebanese living in France today. First of all, the French-Lebanese writer Amine Maalouf will be entering the French Academy tomorrow. If you don’t know what this is, this is one of the most prestigious cultural associations in France; it has 40 members only (they are called “Les … Continue reading

Stuffed chicken rolls with mushroom sauce and rice on the side

Tuesday June 12th, 2012


Do you want a proof that life in France is much less stressful than life in Lebanon? All you need to do is look at the news and you have your proof! Last week one of the top news was the new president’s official picture: on all the TV’s they were discussing the pose, the … Continue reading

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