6 (Horrible) Tips For Lebanese Restaurant Etiquette

Dining out can be great! And it can be horrible - read on. Note for the humorless: these are jokes. 1. Make sure your kids run laps around the restaurant. I personally like my scallops...

 

6 Things That Should Be Considered A Crime In Beirut

You know, besides all the actual crime that is constantly overlooked. 1. Those big buses with musical horns. I have almost crashed my car so many times after getting startled by that dumb ...

 

The 14 Types Of Coworkers We All Have

We spend a lot of time with our colleagues, and while you might become good friends with some of them, others just drive you nuts. But one thing’s sure, you’re always stuck with a common species...

 

18 Things You'll Never Hear A Lebanese Person Say

I mean, you might - I’m no clairvoyant. 1. That's way too much food! 2. I’ve tanned enough this year. 3. I should leave now so I make it on time. 4. Should we walk to...

 

6 Signs You've Won Your Break Up

Note for the humorless: these are only jokes. You may think that it’s petty for me to want to beat my ex-boyfriends at life, but I’m a fairly petty person so…here are six signs you’ve won...

 

7 Things People With Unusual Names Will Understand

Cynthias, Yaras, and Nathalies don’t know how lucky they are. My name is Nouchka and it’s nice to meet you… if you are ever able to pronounce or spell my name with no questions asked. I grew up ...

 

5 Venn Diagrams That Represent Our Love/Hate Relationship With Lebanon

The weather, the culture, the food - Lebanon is an incredible place to live, until it gets under your skin and you feel like moving to the deep jungles of the Amazon to get as far away from it as...

 

5 Questions People Ask About Lebanon When You're Abroad

If you leave Lebanon, you’ll invariably get asked questions by well-meaning strangers who will most probably base their perception of the country on your answers. To help you prep for such an...

 

18 Things You'll Know If You Grew Up In Lebanon In The 90s

N.B This post was originally published in February 2015. It's time to cherish the memories y'all. And if we forget the past, then we are doomed to eat escalope and salade panachée-only menus...

 

7 Types of Parents You Find At A Typical (Fancy) Lebanese Elementary School

Back to school season is upon us, or if you want to be fancy, its time for la rentrée, as they say in Paris. Speaking of fancy, you if have a child enrolled in one Beirut’s high end elementary...