Thursday, October 24, 2013

The different kinds of things you see when you're on a road trip...

I can't promise this post won't be pointless.


When you're going somewhere with no specific destination in mind, suddenly random things start looking interesting and sometimes, you really do find interesting places.


Look, its the mountain we all drew when we were young.
Wooden house on I-beams somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
This place will be covered in snow in the winter.

And sometimes you find something you had no idea exists. Something awesome. Like a waterfall.
It's somewhere in Tannourine. No idea how to get there, but it's beautiful.


That's not one, not two, but THREE layers of waterfall. 

So why aren't these places known? Oh, I know, because even though the view in front of you is spectacular, looking down you'd only get this.


Egg cartons. You don't find those in nature! Take that, tourists.


I guess the only point I can find here is that us, the city people, should start going out of the city more often. And for the love of the FSM, don't litter. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jahlieh

It's spring! Meaning all the rivers and waterfalls are in action! Also, the temperatures are rising and we are crawling out of our shelters.

So this is what I keep wondering. How come in Lebanon everything is about Beirut? And not just that, but why is everything about "which restaurant to go to" or "where to go drinking". Wasting a sunny day to go to a mall is just... wrong!

This and this are two must see places this season by the way (because... waterfalls!)

I've been trying to discover some "new" spots and here's one. Jahlieh is located in Shouf and there's a river, a small waterfall and a very nice drive.

The road to Jahlieh

The river (excuse the bad quality of the picture)

The river and a small waterfall

A small waterfall all alone
3 reasons to visit
 1. We were wearing jackets and some people were swimming. It's that tempting.
 2. Everything is so green and not crowded.
 3. It's a great place for hiking


I'm on a hunt to find more places to visit... Any suggestions?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Being arrogant

An arrogant person will start a conversation about something that happened with him earlier and probably name-drop to get more attention. Someone else might continue the conversation by adding something, but the arrogant person will then feel the urge to tell another one of his own stories to top the other. He will go on and on about himself and claim he knows everything. But of course he does! He's had different experiences than these people, that must mean he's superior to everyone else!

And god forbid someone tries disagreeing with him... How dare they! Since he's superior to the other person, it means he has the right to argue and put the other person down. Never mind that in the middle of his argument he realizes he's wrong. He can not possibly admit that, so he starts going through all kinds of different topics, making sure to show he can never be wrong. If that doesn't work, he starts raising his voice, because you know, whatever it takes to get his way.

In case he feels threatened by someone who might be a competition for him, all he has to do is badmouth that person. Since he's always right, everything he says will be true and everyone must believe him.

And finally, all the problems he has are because of others. One cannot be perfect and have problems right? He'll keep blaming others until he feels good about himself again, because in reality he needs all that boost and confidence since deep inside he knows he's not half the person he pretends to be.

There's a huge difference between being self confident and being down right arrogant. Arrogance pushes people away. No one wants to be around someone who can't have a proper conversation and constantly puts others down.

My point? Don't be that person.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our planet from space


Just came across this website on StumbleUpon.  It's a collection of amazing pictures taken from the international space station by an astronaut (check the link, you won't regret it).

Looking down from space, Earth is nothing like we imagine it to be. There are no borders seen. You cannot tell the difference between countries of different religions. There are no wars, no two countries firing rockets and bombs. There's just humanity, the oceans, the deserts and the cites full of us, humans.


From space, the part of the world where I live. So peaceful.


The irony? In the comments section, some people arguing over religion and race.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Overused quotes that don't make sense

Have you ever run across quotes that make absolutely no sense, yet they keep showing up on your Facebook news feed?

Here are a few.

BoyfriEND, girlfriEND, best friEND, everything has an end except family, it has ILY 
The smart ass who wrote this, probably felt very creative and bright, but his brain couldn't process the part where moms and dads aren't born into the same family, they make a family by being friends/bf-gf first.

For all the women that brag about how many men want them, just remember, the cheapest prices attract the most customers.
So, this logic says that, if a lot of people want to drive Ferraris, it makes them cheap. Simple logic on the other hand says: Want =/= need.

To all the girls who say all guys are the same, who told you to try all of them, hoe!
Because the only way to know something is by trying it, like knowing you'll die if you jump off a bridge is because, oh wait...

I may not be the best, but I'm definitely not like the rest.
Says every person on the planet and there goes the rest.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
and how is that a good thing?

Anything else you can think of?



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Friendship between girls

There's a reason why I don't have many friends and as cliche as it sounds, I don't trust girls.

Yes, we're jealous creatures, yes, we love competition, but what should be a little competition that actually pushes people to change themselves and be a better person, ends up harming and destroying others. 

Growing up I only had one friend and we still are best friends after 12 years, but that hasn't been easy. See, the evil stepsisters don't exist only in Cindrella movies. Iv'e seen countless examples of girls trying to be the "best" by bringing others down.

The first time I remember being in this situation was when I was 12 and my best friend met another girl. We quickly became friends, for a short while at least, until this girl decided that she wanted my best friend all for herself and started telling her how I was spreading rumors behind her back. Then she came and told me the exact same story reversed. Afterwards she called both of us and turned to her saying "choose whose friend you wanna be, mine or Sarine's". I remember coming home crying that day. 

A year after that, yet another girl came into the picture. This time she was trying to have my best friend stop talking to me, by pretending to be my friend, but constantly making plans with her without including me and talking behind my back. Being the innocent girl I was, I quietly took it all.

What actually pushed me to write this post today is that, an old friend is traveling with a girl for a vacation and their pictures are all over Facebook & BBM, with comments about how they love each other. The last time I saw this friend was a few months ago, and she wouldn't stop going on and on about how this girl is a total b****, how she ruined everyone's evening once, and how she got drunk some other time and started doing things and yada yada... All I can think now checking their pictures is, what the hell girl?

But, it's not only about gossip and talking behind each others backs, although that's the most common thing. How many times have you heard of girls plotting to steal boyfriends, destroy relationships, ruin marriages to get their way? Or sisters trying to bring each other down, so they can be the better daughter. I can picture that sly grin a girl gets when she's targeted one more victim and she's one step closer to her "perfection". 

Why? I really don't know. Maybe we were programmed this way growing up, but I refuse to believe that's the way things are and we can't change. Girls, instead of focusing on hating other girls, use that energy to work on your insecurities and be a better you.

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