BOARDING SCHOOL

To which school did you go? At first, I went to “Frères”, a school in Beirut. Then I went to a deẖli boarding school, because my mother, God bless her soul, died a long time ago, when I was still a child. The boarding school was in Jbeil, and I stayed there for 5 years.…

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CHOCOLATE

A long time ago, we did not have sweets like chocolate. People used to eat burġul wheat groats and fresh vegetable and fruits. It tasted good and delicious but now everything is polluted and it doesn’t taste the same anymore!   SIRAJ | Spinning Tales Across the Great Blue  Museolab’ & Plegma                     Location: ASSABIL library…

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HEAVEN

Heaven (in English) means janne, correct? Yes … Yes, it means where your mother is. Your mother is in heaven! Hahaha, yes, I can’t say … Where’s heaven? Up … Maybe. Nobody knows, maybe yes … When someone dies, God comes to see if he was good and brave When someone dies, the flesh only…

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GLASS MARBLES

The biggest one, we call it the Moẖ al baġel, brain of the mule! We used to play with these glass marbles the most. But also we had clay balls. Same size and smaller. Clay means soil mixed with water. We used to buy 10 for 1 qorch, the currency of that time. Each glass…

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SAINT DANIEL LEGEND

You want to hear the story of the prophet Daniel? During the days of the Chaldeans and the Assyrians, Daniel was a handsome man, who loved his parents so much … People were jealous of him because everybody loved him. They went to the governor to complain accusing Daniel of ruining the village and demanded…

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TAXIS

We used to have one car in the village, only one! Imagine, the whole village, it had 2000 habitants and there’s only one car, a taxi … Only one taxi, nobody owned a car. So, people had to take turns taking the taxi every one hour to go to the city and do their shopping…

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