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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Back in Damascus:) (Edited)

I've been really busy lately with work and famiy affairs...which explains the lack of updates on my blog...Now that things have calmed down I hope I can go back to updating my blog on regular bases...I thank all of you who keep coming back and those who wrote me sweet notes and messages asking about me :)

I wrote the post below at the begining of January but never got to publish it so here it is:

I admit I've been neglecting my blog...Although I've been back in Damascus for over 3 weeks now, I've been too busy and lazy to post anything.
Family and friends keep asking me wheather I've noticed anything different in Damascus...Not much has changed in the city since my return but here's what I noticed on the Damascus scene:

Syrian flags are everywhere. On buildings, on cars, in stores... People (including myself) are feeling quite patriotic due to the recent developements on the political scene.

After 3 years of delays and digging, renovations and construction work on the Omayad Square (dubbed by some the "crazy circle") are back on track after the hiring of a private contractor (AL Khayat construction company ). The private company promises to finish the construction work on the square in 2 months time...Al Abbassyin square is up next after the Omayad square is finished.

Also after months of delays, a KFC branch has finally opened in Damascus. It's packed with people whenever I pass by the joint in Abu Rummaneh street...You can read more about it at Ghalia's Blog.

Otherwise it's really good to be home :)

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Wellcome back Dina..I hope they will not change "crazy circle" a lot. I like it just like it is...crazy and full of life. Plus its full of memories -feirooz' concerts, etc..-

Glad you are back Dina.. always enjoy your posts :):) Keep it up!

and Dina please listen to the music at my blog

Lak welcome back walla :)

It was nice to see a new post show up on my RSS feed list..
Looking forward to reading your future posts :)

Welcome back, Dina! Missed you, it's been sometime. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Ok no pressure:) Hey, just to let you know that I've moved to another platform. Did you get my email? Anyways, a new year, a new home for me:) See ya!

p.s. Have a blessed Muharram!

Steli: Well I'm sorry to say that our crazy circle is being totally rebuilt from scratch! I hope it'll look good at the end. And I've just listened to the music on your blog...Mozart never sounded so good! I like the modern twist on the symphony.

Ally, Hasan, Omar& Nour : Thank you guys :)

And Nour I did get your email and will visit your new blog :)

there was music by the al-kindi ensemble from aleppo before..i meant that one but yes the mozart is very nice..oh they are totally rebuilding the crazy circle..i hope they don't change it much..wellcome back again..but come back to posting, ok

VER VERY LATE, I know...
but better late than never!

Welcome back.. ;)

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