I went back to Beirut on the 11th of May to get some stuff from my apartment and checked home and my car. I remembered that during the gunfire nights i heard a bullet hit metal on one of my balconies. The hole in the picture above was caused from the shootings on May 8th. Fortunately the window wasn’t shattered and none of my property was damaged.
The situation in Beirut is calm, military forces spread out all over, but our friends from Amal and Hizb Allah have some streets closed as part of the strike on governmental decisions.
The problem here is not with Kuwait Airways; it’s the guy next to me! The idiot next to me decided to throw his litter on the aisle instead of throwing it in the waste bag that is provided for every passenger! It’s because of these people Kuwait is going back in everything!
One more thing..
I find it creative to have your picture on your bag instead of having your full address.
Vibram. Ugly shoes. I have tried them on; they are not comfortable at all. The guy at the shop told me that they are excellent for running and cycling. I am thinking, Alvaro and JBB might need one of those to run faster just incase anything happens to them in Lebanon;p
The situation became a bit calmer this afternoon/evening. I fled Beirut this morning heading to the mountains. The Kuwaiti Embassy escorted Kuwaiti people out of the Northern border of Tripoli at about 6:30-7:00 pm. (The Kuwaitis stayed about 4 hours at the Syrian borders- nothing unusual)
The Saudi Embassy also evacuated its citizens and are now at the borders along with Bahrain’s Embassy. Other shootings and riots took place in Tripoli while the Saudis were passing by. On their way a Saudi bus had an accident which delayed their trip, and afterwards was hit by a bullet by accident.
Thankfully everyone is safe and are on their way to Damascus Airport
The environment here is amazing and people are out excersicing their everyday obligations as usual.
I have heard Rumors that a Kuwaiti bus wasn’t allowed to pass the borders for some reason. People in the bus returned to Metropolitan Hotel in Sin el Fil (Beirut’s suburbs.)
God’s warriors have arrived! It’s not Hizb Allah, nor any other party. A thunderstorm is striking Beirut, something like a minor hurricane. At the beginning I thought heavy weapons were introduced to the battle, but it turned out to be thunder. An hour ago I told my friend I wish God shows them “sheqel Allah”.
I took the risk and tried to take some photos that is the best shot I got.
It’s getting scary in Beirut. I just talked to Alvaro who is in Beirut and he says that gun fire is everywhere! I hope that they end this ASAP. Alvaro might update us with the situation later..
Gun fire didn’t stop for the last 6 hours (talking about where I live). Gunmen and snipers are all over the rooftops. We are taking 5 minute breaks between every explosion or wild gunfire. I would love to take a picture of the surrounding but I can’t open up the shutters. peace
Gilette Fusion power razor adds to the 5 blade razor which is already equipped with a micro-pulse vibrator, now a built-in spotlight. Now you can shave in the dark, not really, it’s designed to illuminate places such as under the chin.
SAK you should get it since you made me buy the regular Gilette Fusion which I only used once. The barber does a better job whatsoever your gadget is.
There is always something new about the iPhone. NBC are offering free TV shows for iPhone/iPod Touch users. You can watch full episodes of 30 Rock or even The Office directly through your iPhone. What’s bad about this is that you will need a fast internet connection; one more thing, if you quit Safari you will have to re-watch the TV show again!
Riots in Lebanon led to an un-expected holiday! The whole situation was about a labor strike which was then used by the opposition party to respond to recent decisions of the government. This picture (Rouche st) was taken at 5:00 pm, usually the street is jammed by traffic during that time on regular days. Sorry for the people who suffered from riots, burning tyres, and gun fire; but a spent a really calm afternoon!