تحية للشحرورة In Memory of Sabah

(رصاص،حبر وألوان رقمية Pencil, ink and digital color)

"Ask but me about love / Do not ask those who are happy"
In memory of Sabah

نشرت في  صحيفة السفير -ملف "صوت وصورة"
الاثنين 01-12-2014

النص من أغنية "روح على مهلك" كلمات فتحي قورة/ألحان منير مراد/ فيلم العتبة الخضرا 1959

Lebanese Red Cross Workers Denied Entrance To A Beirut Mosque

This was posted earlier today by Abdel Rahman Ali who works for the Lebanese Red Cross. His co-workers came to present their condolences but apparently weren’t allowed inside the mosque because they were wearing the Red Cross uniform (because of the cross). I am pretty sure this is an isolated incident as Red Cross workers were never denied entrance anywhere in Lebanon and are respected by all.

In Memoriam: Mark Strand, 1934–2014

The Remains

I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets.
I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road.
At night I turn back the clocks;
I open the family album and look at myself as a boy.
What good does it do? The hours have done their job.
I say my own name. I say goodbye.
The words follow each other downwind.
I love my wife but send her away.
My parents rise out of their thrones
into the milky rooms of clouds.
How can I sing? Time tells me what I am.
I change and I am the same.



الشحرورة صباح تبرّجت وتغنّجت وتأنّقت وتألّقت وتسرّبت إلى القلوب بطيبتها وقهقهات ضحكاتها وشنّفت الآذان بمواويلها الصدّاحة والخلّابة وسجّل غناؤها تراثاً فنّياً رائعاً يتردّد صداه في أذهان اللبنانيّين والعرب وبزّت “حاتم طيّ” بجودها وحاكت الأم تيريزا برأفتها وإنسانيتها. لك يا صبّوحة مكانة مميّزة بين الصدّيقين والبررة بجوار شفيعتك سانت تريز دو ليزيو في الأعالي. لقد “سرقت” قلوب الناس على حدّ قول شحرور الوادي لعبد الوهاب “الحرامي”.
حميد عوّاد

Ivy’s Holiday Makeup Must Haves from Beauty Concept

No matter how much makeup I accumulate, I can’t seem to ever have enough. It could be five parallel degrees of one shade of blush or lipstick, but I’ll convince myself that they’re not the same, and end up with them all. No complaints there.

Brand Building Basics for Beginners

According to Marty Neumeier, "the main purpose of branding is to get more people to buy more stuff for more years at a higher price." For beginning entrepreneurs, brand building is an important part of firmly establishing your business within the market. If your business has poor brand recognition, or if you promote an inconsistent brand, you may lose or even alienate some of your best customers. Here are a few basics to help you get your brand off the ground if you are starting from scratch.

The Pink House

From the balcony of the Pink House  
Everybody  in town is talking about the Rose House after this post“The Rose House is opening up its doors? Have you seen it?” is the news. 

Check Out Awesome non-Terrorist Pizza: Domino’s Pizza In Syria

I have no idea how this page is still up and no one reported yet. Check out the last few posts:
Enhanced security in central Damascus restaurants!
The toilets are NOT a place to dispose of inert grenades! We’ve been having issues with this a lot lately, especially with the IS militants.
-Domino’s Syria Team
1 large pizza for every IS corpse in our Damascus restaurants!
-Dominos Pizza Syria team

When Will Assaults Against Journalists In Lebanon Stop?

Picture via Now
This is not the first time that Lebanese security forces assault journalists during an event or a demonstration and probably won’t be the last. I really wish I could understand why a policeman might go after a journalist. Looking at the video, the ISF officers seemed outraged and pissed off but I couldn’t figure out why and I didn’t read any justification of their actions.

More Things Up North

Enfeh village; a collection of home-built structures 

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