Sunday November 20th, 2011

We just came from Paris. This time we went by car, so we’re more tired than usually. The road is not that long, but when you’re driving it’s different that when you’re sitting comfortably in a train reading a book or looking at the landscape. I drove on our way there; this was an experience … Continue reading

Wednesday November 16th, 2011

There’s a very big French movie in theaters now, it’s a comedy, it’s been playing for two weeks now, and it’s still on top of the charts; it’s called “Intouchables”. We went to see it on Saturday; the movie is still shown in the 1st room since it’s the biggest one and there are a … Continue reading

Saturday October 22nd, 2011

It’s the week end finally! And a cold one indeed! We shopped for a hat and gloves today. I’m not a hat person usually, but my head is freezing from the inside down till my skull. I thought that even if I had to look like a weirdo, I need to keep my highest (and … Continue reading

Thursday October 20th, 2011

Yesterday was Depression Day in France (maybe this is why I had a terrible headache and could not write you anything :P) There was an ad on the TV about it: 18% of the French are depressed!!! Can you believe it? What are they depressed about I wonder. It’s  not like they had 15 years … Continue reading

Friday October 7th, 2011

Whichever shop you go into in France, whether they sell clothes, shoes, it’s a pharmacy, a supermarket, etc… they all have Fidelity cards. They give you points, they allow you to get discounts and gifts on special days, and they are there to make sure you will come back to the shop again. The main … Continue reading

Thursday October 6th, 2011

Beirut International Film Festival has started yesterday. This is a festival that shows some international and national movies, and at the end the jury distributes prizes to the Lebanese and Arab ones in competition. When I’m in Lebanon I wait for this festival impatiently. This is the only time when we can watch world, low … Continue reading

Tuesday October 4th, 2011

I think Francois and I chose the worst time and the worst condition to come to France. When you’re a student in here, you can enter the museums for free; when you’re under 25 or over 60, you can get discounts on train tickets and on several other items. But when you’re 32 and working, … Continue reading

Wednesday September 28th, 2011

There was an article in the news here in France about a new product found to be dangerous and thus should be eliminated from the market (you can read the article here). This article made me think about the products forbidden in Lebanon: none that I could think of (if you know any please let … Continue reading

Monday September 19th, 2011

One of the things I really envy the French people for are their big green parks. You have seen the view from my apartment window; well this is just a small inner-court garden; if we walk a few meters down our building we get to a very big park called “Park Barbieu”. And also in … Continue reading

Wednesday September 14th, 2011

There’s a big scandal in the news here in France now: a lawyer, close to the Elysées, is claiming that several African presidents paid money to Jacques Chirac and Jean-Marie Le Pen to help them during their presidential campaign (you can read more about it here). I know you don’t care about this story, but … Continue reading