Monday, December 18, 2006

I Am Going Home.


I am going home. Blog you from there.
It's funny! My Beirut is shaped like a heart.

I leave you with this enchanting performance by Saudi singer Ibrahim el Hakami, the winner of Superstar 2005. [Superstar is the Lebanese version of American Idol].

mawwal + 3a hadir el Bosta
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This map was part of my urban design thesis at UofT.
"A walk... to Remember";
Exorcising Forgetfulness: Re-Tracing the Memory of the Lebanese War.

21 Comments:

At 6:37 AM, Blogger Maya@NYC said...

cool map! have a safe trip home

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger laila said...

enjoy :)

love the thesis concept

 
At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have fun..

Noura

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh _Z, I will miss you, forget about the "book-tag" then. Have a safe trip and imbue some heart into your homeland if you can. The map is fabulous!

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Mirvat said...

have a great time

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a nice trip...
Nice map :D

 
At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're waiting for u to come back home...we miss u....Yalla cheers..

Nouz

 
At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have fun! I Heart Beirut.

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have Fun! Heart Beirut for us will you.

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have the best of time in 7abibtena Bayrout... Happiest holidays to you and your family.

Ya zalameh, kharrij el UofT enta? w shou raddak 3ala MontreOl? :)

Very impressive map, bravo _Z. Bayrout is a big heart, men shi alil she is forever undefeated? ;)

Thanks for the song. Ziad sung in nabra sou3oudiyeh, très cool.

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous joe said...

Have fun Z and give N a big kiss from me. We'll see you soon. 3ushtum w 3asha Lubnan :D. Cheers.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

the map IS a beautiful graphic, but it seems ... i don't know .. an incomplete picture of things...

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger _z. said...

thank you guys... I hope I'll have fun too... so far it doesn't look like it. Let's hope things change.

coco yeah i was at UT. I moved to Montreal only a year and a half ago... I wanted to change, and I found a cool job.

will do joe... I'll kiss both Ns for you eza baddak.

IBJ what do you mean and incomplete picture of things. it is a drawing, mapping only the built form in Beirut; leaving out streets and empty lots.
if you're interested, I can provide a bigger format of the map.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger _z. said...

zee, no I like the book thing. I'll get to it soon enough. I just checked the book I am reading, and on P:123 there is an image. A picture. I'll scan it and copy the captions.

 
At 2:35 AM, Anonymous nado said...

allah ma3ak.

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

joyeux noel _z..have fun and take care..enjoy home..

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

_Z, i'm just being a smart ass, please get used to me. i don't know how to communicate clearly like a normal person.

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Eve said...

did you hear about the blogger meeting next friday? hope we can see you there!

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger _z. said...

thank you nado and gitanes...

alright Ibj, I'll see what I can do.

Eve I heard here from you. I am not sure if I can make it or not.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Eve said...

ah really? it was announced in the yahoo group and lbf. you know, personal invitations would take too long :p anyway, 3ala ra7tak, kinna 7abbin tkoun ma3na :)

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger _z. said...

LOL eve, I didn't mean I needed a personal invitation... I just didn't know that's all.

Having a crappy internet connection does not help at all...

 

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