Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Hysteric Day

Just what we need in Lebanon, yet another date to commemorate. Now we will have to wait anxiously to see if the vote comes in before midnight Beirut time, to see which new label will be now used to piss off the March 14th crowd. If you thought February 14th got on their nerves wait until you see them called the May 30th/31st forces.

But it is a historic date indeed. This dawn a visitor from McLean, Virginia became the 100,000th visitor to this blog since January 13th 2006. To celebrate this fact I have 2 choices of concerts to attend. I can either stay home and listen to "Beirut 3am Tebki" playing on passing cars' super sub woofed stereos over and over and over and over again, or go check out Ziad Rahbani's new show. Why do they always schedule 2 can't miss events on the same night?

People are even passing out Baklawa in the streets. They shouldn't considering that I started blogging before January 13th, so the 100,000 figure isn't really accurate, which means this date isn't really significant at all. Still, this scene reminds me of the last time people were naively passing out Baklawa in the streets not knowing what the heck was coming their way. If memory serves me right, that day was a summer day back in the year ... 2006.

11 comments:

M Bashir said...

"Baklava country"
as dr V used to call it.

M Bashir said...

or was it

"baklava republic"

Maverick said...

because Jamal,passing baklawa on this hysteric day gives them a luxury they can afford...HOPE.These days it is eclipsed by the dark clouds hovering over the Levant,but every now and then,a little ray of hope breaks thru and the Lebanese bask in this occasional moment.Whatever news the wheather man might bring,take solace in the present moment and feel human again,however naieve that may sound.Id be crushed if the tribunal is a favour,not because of my own preferences,but because i feel that the Lebanese would be crushed and further their downward march to extreme depression.The tribunal has become an end in itself,not a means to an end.....so for now lets be empathetic and have some good old Lebanese Baklawa.Ziad can wait.....

Mustapha said...

There's someone I know here that calls me mohammed Everytime he sees me.

It really pisses me off.

hilal said...

hold ur breath..
it always starts with a baklava..

Anonymous said...

chill out darling, there will be other days to cry.

ali bm said...

Way to go Jamal, people like you are the only ray of hope for this country

Moughtareb fi Loubnan said...

I don't understand how a tribunal which verdicts are years away will help unlock the current situation in Lebanon, and why some Lebanese look at it as the only ray of hope. It's a tribunal for an assassination, how would it solve the economic and security situation of the country??

The only explanation that I can see is that a subset of politicians have made the "ma7kameh douwalyyeh" expression their daily mantra. In other words, brain wash.

Moughtareb fi Loubnan said...

Oh and on that note, the Ziad Rahbani concert was not to be missed.

Just make sure you get there early enough to avoid the chaos finding a parking spot and a seat in the theater. The seats are not assigned, it was overcrowded and very badly managed at the door.

Rou7 khabber...

Anonymous said...

i'm happy to have been your 100,000th visitor.

of course, there may be others visiting your web site from MacLean, but I'd like to think i'm the only one.

i'll see you in your cafe when i'm in beirut. hopefuly your baklava parallel will stop right there - and go no further.

Anonymous said...

McLean, VA. NOT MacLean. My bad.