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

Friday June 1st, 2012

Exactly 30 days! This is how long we’re staying here. So much to plan, so much to do before we leave, panic and stage fright has started mounting, but behind this we’re just happy to be going home. We’re going to Paris this week end, going to visit the capital for the last time before … 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

Thursday April 19th, 2012

I talked to you before about French words coming from English, and the English words very commonly used recently in French. But what I forgot to tell you is that there are also Arabic words used in French. I was listening to a guy explaining about pictures manipulations the other day, and he kept saying … Continue reading

Monday February 27th, 2012

Today was a premier in French cinema: a French actor won an Oscar! Several were nominated before, but this is the first time and actor takes the golden statue home; an actress did a few years back, but never an actor. So on TV, in the newspapers, everywhere today they were talking about this guy: … Continue reading

Sunday February 12th, 2012

One thing they are talking about a lot on the news in France lately, in addition to the cold, is the subject of the homeless people. Where are they hiding from the cold? Who’s helping them? How they are surviving? Etc… Each day we hear the story of a new homeless person in Paris or … Continue reading

Friday November 25th, 2011

When I was still in Lebanon, I used to tell my friends living outside the country that they should not be reading the news; they should be trying to separate themselves from the headache of Lebanese politics and its ups and downs. Believe it or not, ever since I came here I can’t help myself … Continue reading

Monday November 21st, 2011

Luxury brands in Paris have understood it: money comes mainly from tourists; and if they will need them to spend at their shops, they have to make sure they understand what you’re telling them. So now all  the big shops have salesmen from each country. I went to Prada on Saturday with my sister. There … Continue reading

Friday November 18th, 2011

I’m sorry I did not write to you yesterday, I was busy preparing today’s lunch 🙂 This made me notice that I didn’t show you any of this week’s dishes. So here you go… for your eyes only …unfortunately for you 😛 Usually I’m a person who likes cold, rain, and everything related to winter. … Continue reading

Wednesday November 9th, 2011

Debts, debts, debts. This is all they talk about on the news lately: the French debt and the new budget plan the prime minister announced on Monday. After what’s happening in Greece, all the European countries are scared the same thing will happen to them some day. So they’re all trying to improve their situation. … Continue reading