May 30, 2010

You Tend To Forget . . .

After so many years in a country where the average temperature lies a good 10 degrees Celsius above the one in Holland, with clear skies, sunny days, outdoor meals with friends and family, late night dinners and sandy beaches on the weekends, you sort of lose the perpetual ‘holiday’ feeling. After all, the things you used to experience only 3 weeks a year while living in Holland, you now experience some 240 days a year.
So you tend to forget how good you have it. You tend to take for granted that you lounge the day away with friends, discussing yoga, holiday plans, work, sun tans, and other easy topics. Especially when you read e-mails and blogs of friends that are stuck in other, far away places, in the rain, in cold weather, in jobs that will grant them 10 days off with pay or in places where the beach is 6 hours away.
And so for all those poor Lebanese that are stuck somewhere overseas, living the 9 to 5, stuck in traffic jams during morning and evening rush hour, and under grey and overcast skies, where you don’t know your neighbors even though you've lived in the same apartment building for some 4 years now, here are some pictures of our arduous life in Lebanon. Eat that ;)
Pictures taken at Lazy B . They even have a web cam

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh God:) What a beautiful life:)! And where are these sandy beaches located? Is it close to Beirut?

Jad Aoun said...

Poor Overseas Lebanese - guilty as charged.

Marillionlb said...

Why is it that I am reminded of England ? :)

angie nader said...

i'm jelouse

Francine said...

It's a good thing then to be a foreigner from a cold wet country in Lebanon :)

@Marillion: England? I see, the wet hair perhaps :)

@angie: me too

Dani said...

It is true..and I sometimes forget how lucky I have been to have never lived in a landlocked country..My family came from Trinidad (in the Caribbean) moved to Miami, and now I'm in Lebanon! And to think I went months without visiting the beach in Miami, probably because I had a pool..when people spend months, years...hoping to take a vacation to bask in the sun..how great we have it here in Lebanon..lazy B looks like so much fun!