4 Mar 2015
After the changeover takes place, citizens will become shareholders and decisions about how the company is run will be decided by voting at the company’s quarterly meetings. To preserve the company’s delicate demographic balance, the CEO, CFO and Chairman of the board will be selected from the Maronite, Sunni and Shia communities and a similar distribution of seats will be utilised in selecting the members of the company’s board.
27 Feb 2015
25 Feb 2015
Labels: on the lighter side
19 Feb 2015
17 Feb 2015
This is the first time I speak about my ordeal with Twitter mobs in public, and I do it with a sense of duty and to raise awareness about the dangers of this kind of online bullying, in hope that we could learn something from this unpleasant episode.
The story begins yesterday around six in the evening, when I came across a website called It's Back To The Future Day! which proclaimed that today (yesterday) was the day that Marty McFly went forward to in Back to the Future, along with a picture of the dashboard of the car showing the actual day. So I tweeted the image with a line that said "If you want to feel really old, today is the 'future' in Back to the Future", not expecting that this single tweet would change my life forever.
13 Feb 2015
11 Feb 2015
After the end of the ten-year Trojan War, Odysseus is trying to return home to Ithaca to be reunited with his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. Fearing that Odysseus had died, Penelope and Telemachus are in agony. They are tormented by the prospect of life without him. Fortunately, after half an hour of this mental anguish they receive a text message from Odysseus saying that he is on his way home. Odysseus books a trip on his mobile phone app and manages to return home in time for dinner that night.
30 Jan 2015
*By which we mean the food of the Levant**, but we said Middle Eastern to draw you in.
**It’s really Lebanese food that we are talking about, but we don’t want to alienate Syrians and Palestinians.