Thursday May 31st, 2012

Did I tell you we’re walking around the house everyday after work? It’s already the beach season, and this year, unlike last year, we’ll be enjoying it to the max once we’re back home. Because of this, there is no way I’ll be wearing my swim suit with this body sculptured lately with a few … Continue reading

Monday May 28th, 2012

I know I said before that I won’t be writing about bad things concerning France and the French anymore before I leave, but I cannot got without talking about this subject: the French humor. We have all seen French comedies, and a lot of them are really nice, so I cannot say that I don’t … Continue reading

Sunday May 27th, 2012

Tomorrow is the Pentecost; it’s another one of those religious holidays celebrated in the secular country that is France. On this occasion, the city of Croix organizes each year, during the week end that comes before the holiday, a funfair. They close the road that takes to the center place, and start putting things up … Continue reading

Friday May 25th, 2012

I have the pleasure to announce you that we have turned the heater off at home 🙂 I went through my old posts, and found that we turned it on on October 17th!! 7 months!! I’m sure that’s a record; 7 months of heater in Lebanon is like 7 months in Hell! This brings in … Continue reading

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

Have you ever noticed how people become happier and nicer when it’s sunny? Or maybe it’s just me 😛 Less than a month and a half before we leave…in 36 days we will leave this nice country and go back to Lebanon. Will I miss it? Of course I will; I’m even starting to prepare … Continue reading

Friday May 18th, 2012

Have you ever thought about how movies reflect a country’s fears and dreams? One just needs to watch a few movies before going to a country and he can understand how the people in there will behave:P I will give you a few examples. Lebanese movies are all about war, death, destruction, bad memories, etc… … Continue reading

Tuesday May 15th, 2012

As of today, France has officially a new president; Nicolas Sarkozy left the Elysee (the French presidential house) and Francois Hollande came in. Just a few hours later, the country was about to have the smallest Presidential mandate of all time: the president’s plane was struck by lightning while on its way to Germany! It … Continue reading

Monday May 14th, 2012

In the past couple of weeks I have been in counter with three neighboring but very different cultures: French, German and Italian. This trip has allowed me not only to learn about new cultures a bit, but also to have a clearer idea of where the French stand in this world (it’s true that I … Continue reading

Saturday May 12th, 2012

When Francois first told me that we’ll be living in Northern France for the current year, and specifically in a town called Roubaix, I was reluctant: what is this town that I have never heard of before? Is it like these small French villages we see in movies that have no stores and people sleep … Continue reading

Wednesday May 9th, 2012

What? The vacation is already over? Nooo! I don’t want to come back to work, life and routine! I was happy stuck in Italy in previous years, learning and loving a new culture 😦 But what can we do, life has to go on, so we’re Back to the Future, trying to enjoy our last … Continue reading