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Google doodle inspired by Lebanese dialect

Hi! Kifkon? Ça va? – A Google Doodle

I made this Google Doodle for Abaadblobs.com, the search engine for the Lebanese blogosphere developed by @migheille. “Hi! Kifkon? Ça va?” is the typical Lebanese greeting, combining English (Hi), Arabic...

Tag Cloud: How social media changed my life

How Social Media Changed My Life

For quite some time now, I’ve been meaning to reflect on the impact of social media on my life. I guess now is the right time to do so, if...

A Little Gem From The “Afterlives”

I don’t think I’ll ever stop singing the praises of David Eagleman’s superb collection of short-stories, “Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.” I remember when I bought it, I was...

Moments Of Clarity

One of life’s idiosyncrasies is that our moments of clarity only come to us when we’re on our way to hitting rock bottom, or when we’d already been living there...

Adbusting The Mid-East Peace Talks

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have held their first direct negotiations in nearly two years, in Washington. US President Barack Obama made an appeal to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders on...

When Will There Be No More Strangers in the House?

Last Friday, I finished reading the autobiography-cum-historical account “Strangers in the House” by Raja Shehadeh. Drawing from the jacket, “Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful...

Mar Mikhael Train Station

Missing The Train

There’s been a lot of talk lately of insufferable traffic jams and endless bottlenecks in and around Beirut. The influx of tourists and visiting Lebanese expats has surely exacerbated the...