Top 5 Things that Happen when you Learn a New Language

While there are pluses and minuses for everything in life, learning is the only thing that has no disadvantages in my opinion, especially when it is learning a new language. […]

How to answer the Phone in 10 Languages

This is another illustration by cartoonist and illustrator James Chapman showing how to answer the phone in 10 languages.   I would add the Arabic: رن رن نعم Know any way […]

Let it Pour! Heavy Rain around the World

Lebanon is witnessing its coldest weather this season so far, and I happen to have stumbled upon this photo which shows how countries around the world express themselves when it is […]

Lebanese Singer and Composer Melhem Barakat dies at the Age of 71

One of Lebanon’s iconic singers and composers, the legendary Melhem Barakat, died today at the age of 71 after battling sickness. Melhem Barakat was a music mogul, with mega hits […]

Basic Dough Recipe

I basically have 2 dough recipes that I use for almost all bread types that I bake: the first being the brioche bread recipe, and the second being the basic […]

Lebanon: The Ultimate Code-Switching Country

To start this post, below is Wikipedia’s definition of code-switching: “In linguistics, code-switching occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of […]

My 5 Peeves as a Trilingual Lebanese

I was born Lebanese. I didn’t choose it, but I wouldn’t change it even if I could. I am proud of being born with the privilege of being trilingual. That […]