Thursday, December 28, 2006

Talents in Lebanon - Photographer: Karen K

This is the second entry of Talents in Lebanon. The first was about the composer and musician Jalal Haddad.

This entry comes in a bit late nevertheless it is only because I want to make sure that I only bring you the best.

Every morning. So every morning I wake up with a purpose... With a bedhead, I go down some few floors to grab a cup of coffee from a cafe across the street...

I have been introduced to the work of the Lebanese photographer Karen K on consequently I have immediately been drawn to them. After browsing the work of so many photographers, I only experienced the feeling of closeness when I stumbled upon the photos Karen have taken. I couldn't take my eyes off her photostream, one after another. Each time I thought I had found the best one, I was wrong.

The interesting thing about Karen's work, is her work can feed different tastes. Everyone can find his own favorites while skimming through her library of photos.

To know more about Karen, where she lives, her interests, etc... You can view her profile here.

Out of breath. Self-Portrait.

Furthermore, ladies and gentlement, Karen's photographs. Karen has many albums, if you are lost and don't know where to start, I recommend Karen's dearest photos.

Karen even had her share in reporting about the war in her own way.

This was shot few weeks before the war started in Lebanon.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

10 things we learned in 2006

That's a pretty much interesting article from MSN UK about 10 things we learned in 2006.

We learned that stringrays can kill, that UK has the best public transportation, that if we save the earth from the Global warming is far less cheaper than what it will cost us on the long run, and the most interesting for me was "Pluto is not a planet". After all those decades, a new definition of a planet has been introduced here and Pluto is now described as dwarf planet.

Continue reading here.

10 things I hate in people

  1. How only when we receive something in an email telling us about how we shouldn't take things for granted, that we actually realize it
  2. How only when we see something expensive even if it tasteless, that we think it's worth it
  3. How we wear clothes that make us look like a potato only because it is the trend
  4. How we forget the true meaning of holidays
  5. How someone thinks we are great friends to them only when we get them an expensive gift
  6. How friendship is no longer a feeling, but mutual interest
  7. How we take crap sometimes from the boss, just because we need our salary at the end of the month
  8. How the more we get paid, the more we spend
  9. How home is a large place full of fancy furniture, and not a small one with loved ones in it
  10. How success is a position in a company, and not a position in close ones' life

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I was born 26 years ago

I got to my desk, and I saw this.

First I thought it was from J, and then I thought, how could he have gotten it to work so fast in the morning, but then I read the card, and it turned out it is from my friend/colleague Marthe. Cute.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Why do we smile?

Why is the smile :) and not the frown :( the symbol of smiling and being happy?

Friday, December 01, 2006

10 things I need to do in 6 months

1- Fix the engine "chair" of my car (whatever the technical word is)
2- Fix the C/O of my car
3- Get and install the door handle for my car's left door
4- Fix the plate number, as it is just hanging out there
5- Get a new LCD screen for my home pc
6- Finish my thesis thus get my MS degree
7- Do some projects on .Net technology so I can finally learn it
8- Make money somehow O.o
9- Get alarm for my car (so I can lie to myself and pretend it's an Aston Martin)
10- Get a new job