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    Writing is how I relax from everyday stresses and pressures of life. I find it very therapeutic and energising. Very often, the value of the writing activity is the activity itself, rather than the output. Most of what I write therefore, gets quietly pushed aside, buried under a mound of paper, filed in an electronic folder forever...
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    Wheels of Fortune

    I have a dilemma bordering on OCD. In comparison, Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” is as simple as choosing coffee instead of tea. The dilemma I face every time I travel somewhere is multi layered: how much clothes…

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    Random Selection

    Is there anything more irritating than hearing the same funny line over and over again and be expected to laugh? You know statements like: “I am on a seafood diet, whenever I see food I eat it”, or “you don’t have…

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    Just for Cries

    Why do I find airlines cabin entertainment of “Just for Laughs” so unbelievably annoying?  Is it the canned laughter, the overacting by the third rate actors on the show, the unfunny and not very credible situations they create, or is it…

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    Air Kissing in Beirut

    I love Lebanon in general and I am particularly crazy bout Beirut, even in times of trouble. It is beautiful, dangerous, creative, vibrant, optimistic, lethal, addictive but above all, it is full of surprises, mostly pleasant ones, with the occasional…

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    Nancy’s Butt

    Walking towards the escalator leading to the business lounge at Beirut Airport an attractive young woman in jeans, low heel black shoes and a white silk blouse with shoulder length light brown hair is accompanied by a middle aged man…

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    Honeymoon in Beirut

    Young couple pushing an airport trolley laden with luggage ask a security officer at Beirut Airport for information: Man: where is the check in desk for flights to Cyprus? Officer: are you on honeymoon? Man and Woman: yes, we are…

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    Hot Towels, Cold Treatment

    The airline industry, God bless them and all those who sail with them!  They like extremes, don’t they?  The hot towels are scolding hot; the cold ones, if brought anywhere near your face, will give you a frost bite; the…

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    Frills and Thrills

    You have heard of those heroes who snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, when they somehow come up with a last minute tactic that turns their fortunes round and right before your eyes, they emerge as winners.  On few…

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    Illegal Entry

    Sometimes, trouble comes and finds you but other times, you go out looking for it.  A family couple came to visit me for a few days and we arranged to have a Sunday lunch with friends at a famous restaurant…

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    Priority For Delay

    Airlines give First & Business Class passengers various advantages to justify the exorbitant prices they charge them for basically getting to the same place at the same time as everyone else at the back of the bus. Privileges include private…

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