The Lowlights of Our Trip To Sri Lanka

You know how they say that time flies? Well, our holiday was about a month ago, and yet I’m still writing about it. Maybe that’s because a part of me wishes we were still there, enjoying seeing new things and taking in all that beautiful scenery. But to say it was a flawless trip wouldn’t…

Fears Aside

I am not a fan of heights. But I don’t like staying in the comfort zone and missing out on fun experiences, especially not when I made a promise to myself to do as many enriching activities as I could this year. Last week, we visited¬†the Baatara gorge waterfall ¬†(also known as Balou Balaa) near…

Madame

At a recent family gathering, one of my aunts asked me a funny question that stuck with me for some time. That question was “have you gotten used to being called Madame?” Despite having been married for some time now, the answer to that question is that I really haven’t. To this day, if someone…

The Highlights of Our Trip to Sri Lanka- Part Two

This is a continuation of our recent adventures in Sri Lanka.Like I’ve previously stated, this country is rich in culture, attractions, and nature, so limiting the highlights to a single post would be a great injustice to the country and its people. I cannot recommend taking the journey enough as it truly widens your horizons…

Post-Travel Thoughts: Noisy Beirut

The honking horns. The cars passing by blasting loud trashy music. People shouting. Motorcycles whizzing by, each one louder than the next. These are the unmistakable sounds that one is in the very heart of Beirut. Sounds that no matter where you go in the world, you always come back to. They even start the…

Small Talk, The Lebanese Way

Anyone who has ever engaged in small talk with a Lebanese person will know that it is an interesting sequence of events that always concludes in the same way. No matter the age group or the location or the subject at hand, the conversation shifts to a single topic like that theory that any internet…

Lebanon Versus The Rest of the World

Over the past few days in Sri Lanka, I’ve done things I have never done before: climb 1236 steps to reach an ancient fortress and go on a safari. I’ve also effectively learned that Lebanese people (of a certain age group) will always compare and contrast things with what we have back home. And then…

The Maid’s Room

One of the features I enjoy the most in our apartment is that I have a place to put my washing machine, cleaning material, and all the stocks of supplies we might need without them being directly in my line of vision. It’s an extension of the kitchen that originally had two entrances until we…

Post-Shopping Thoughts

Every time I come back from a shopping spree, I feel punched in the gut, with my self-esteem always going down to the lowest of lows. I cannot really understand how some people love going to the mall and can spend hours on end and have that be how they unwind and have fun. If…

Try Him

“You have to try him. You have to know if he’s the right one for you. You should come up with different scenarios and see how he really reacts: if he gets jealous, if he cares, if he gets concerned for your safety and well-being, if he pays when you go out or makes you…