Sunday, November 20, 2005 

Damascus, Now and Then

My friend send me these photos by email. This is Abu Rummaneh street in Damascus, the first photo was taken in 1940 and the second was taken in 2000.

*Abu Rummaneh is an upper-class neighbourhood in Damascus. Located in the heart of the capital, it holds many trendy shops and restaurants.



Thursday, November 17, 2005 

The 7even Tag

Several friends tagged me on this so here we go:

Se7en things I want/like to do:

1. Sleeping
2. Going out.
3. Have a good laugh.
4. Keeping a pet cat.
5. Speak French fluently.
6. Have a good chat with a best friend.
7. Making someone feel better.

Se7en things I don't want/like to do:
1. Waking up early.
2. Feeling sick.
3. Waiting for someone who is late.

4. Smell or eat Clementines.
5. Watch someone do something the wrong way.
6. Have a bad hair day.
7. Listen to egoistic people talk about themselves.

Se7en things I say most often (With Explanations):
1. Ya allah (said when in despair as in "ya allaaaa" or when admiring something as in "ya allah shoo 7ilweh!")
2. La2 Lahon ou bass! (said jokingly when being teased by someone)
3. Waja3 (said when feeling guilty)
4. ah... walla? (Showing my surprise at something)
5. Shoo fi mafi (a conversation starter)
6. aiwah (when listening to someone talking or when answering the phone)
7. Ya3ni (when trying to explain something and I'm not making any sense)

Friday, November 11, 2005 

From Houston, TX...

Ah… I’m finally on vacation! I’ve been here for 1 week and am having a good time with my family here. I must say Houston isn’t a picturesque city but good company, shopping malls and fine restaurants make up for it’s lack of nice scenery( well at least it does for me!)

Having a sweet tooth I naturally headed to a candy store as soon as I could and what better place to go other than Dylan’s Candy Bar! The store is located in the Galleria Mall (the 4th largest mall in the U.S) and I happened to read recently that it’s owned by Dylan Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s daughter. There are 2 other branches in Orlando and on Long Island.

Dylan's Candy Bar 1

Although you can find most of the types of candy they have at any regular supermarket, it’s the way they display and present the candy that makes it look like something out of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Here are some photos I took (unfortunately I couldn’t take any inside the store):

Digg in!

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