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

Sunday April 22nd, 2012

What a day! Or should I say, what a day it was supposed to be, but it wasn’t. Today was the first round of the French Presidential elections; as expected, the two favorites Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy were  elected for the second round. In Lebanon when there are elections, this is the subject they … Continue reading

Thursday March 29th, 2012

In Lebanon we do not have presidential elections, we only have deputies elections, and then they will elect the ministers that will, in their turn, elect the president. In France they do have presidential elections, and they are taking place in April and May of this year. How do we choose which deputy to vote … Continue reading

Wednesday February 29th, 2012

Because 2012 is the year where the French presidential elections are taking place, and because economic crisis is around the corner, they are talking a lot on the news lately about French factories that are closing. Whether they used to make cloths, cars, any kind of manufacturing, very big factories are closing shops in France … Continue reading

Thursday February 23rd, 2012

It’s been three days that I haven’t written. In these three days the cold disappeared and thus on the news they can go back to concentrate on the presidential campaign. Also in these three days we have discovered that in 2011 the French watched the television in average 3 hours and 47 minutes, which means a … Continue reading

Friday January 27th, 2012

Attention ladies and gentlemen! The French president will be speaking to you on TV on Sunday night during the news. I think this is the most TV-present president in the whole world! Each 3 months or so he has to come to TV, speak about new reforms, future laws, future changes, etc (you believe me … Continue reading

Friday January 13th, 2012

These French don’t know how to do politics; it’s not meant for them. They should just keep on doing wine and cheese; they’re better in these areas. Why am I saying this? I will explain. Yesterday Sarkozy was in Lille (for something I don’t know what, it’s not important for us now). Before he left … 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

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