Think Of That: December 2005

Think Of That

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Power outage

      It's almost 10 PM in dear old Lebanon and I'm sitting in the dark in my living room waiting for the power to come back. I was told by a neighbor that it should be back by 10 and that's what I'm hoping for as sitting at the candle light is not a very enjoyable thing to do at the end of the year 2005. It's been a long time since I've written anything because I was in Kuwait most of the time these last few months. Most of the time I was there, I wished I could be in Lebanon and sometimes when I'm here, I can't help to think how easy it was living there. And I'm talking about Kuwait, a land where going out at night means having diner in some restaurant and strolling by the seaside at the Marina Mall. Nightlife has no real meaning there as alcohol is banned and night-clubs are non-existent. But then again, besides mountains and a better weather, that's all that was missing. (Come to think of it, it's missing a lot more than that!!!). My point is: why is it so easy to live in a country like Kuwait and so difficult to survive in Lebanon? It's been 15 years since the war ended and we haven't been able to figure out a solution for the electricity problem; and that problem is bothering me right now as opposed to the other problem I had 2 hours ago when I had to risk my life crossing the road in Dora because there was no pedestrian bridge to help people getting to the other side without getting killed. Anyways, it's 22:15 and the power just came back (I guess the neighbor was right after all) and my fingers are getting numb typing on the small keyboard of my mobile phone. Back to listening to Walid Jumblat on TV. Yippi.