Summer in Beirut can be a bit too hot and humid sometimes. You will inevitably find yourself spending a lot of time on the beach or by the pool, taking refuge in the mountains or setting up picnics in the garden (if you're lucky enough to have one)
And if, like myself, you enjoy playing slightly loud kick-ass music at pools, mountains, and gardens, etc. but can't be bothered to carry around a huge iPod docking station, you will find that these tiny little fellows are just the thing for you.
|Never leave home without it!|
OTHER PEOPLE'S FISHING EQUIPMENT
Lazy bastards like me know that, besides birdwatching, the only other outdoor activity that is worth going outdoors for is fishing. And since none of my friends own binoculars, I bummed a fishing pole off of Farah and put up my 'Gone Fishing' sign.
Ah the Mediterranean! It really is beautiful; specifically the part of it that coincides with the rocky shores of Amsheet.
THE PINEAPPLE POPSICLE
I only recently learned that such a thing is now available in stores and "dikkene"s all over Lebanon, and I couldn't help but be reminded of the mysterious goodness of the classic Bonjus Pineapple drink, also known as "haram" Bonjus (and referred to in the colloquial as a "Bonjeeseh") Yes, you know the one.
|We know this isn't made of real pineapple. But you have to admit, it does taste magical.|
KING SIZE SMOKING RED ROLLING PAPER
For all my fellow Ents out there, and to folks who enjoy rolling their own cigarettes. This entry definitely earns us yet another laziness point; why roll a regular-sized cigarette when you can do three in one? That is the wisdom that has been passed on to me by the Red variety of the Smoking brand.
|Freakishly large rolling paper. May be used to roll large cigarettes or hung up as curtain. Thanks Youssef!|
This little beauty has come in handy one too many times this Summer. I'm usually more of a PC gamer, but if you live anywhere in good old Lebanon, you will know all about the electrical situation: daily power outage. So, for three hours a day, every day, I am left computerless and completely airconditionless, but never hopeless (Thanks Abdullah! ;) )
Yes, Nina, as I like to call her, keeps me company during these troubled times, and all the talk in the world about 3DS being overrated cannot and will not change my mind on how awesome it is. Glasses-free 3D may become overbearing if you play a 3D game for a really long time, but for those of you who know how to control your gaming intake, it shouldn't be a problem at all. In fact, certain 3D games are actually quite relaxing. Click here for one example.
|It won't hurt you if you don't struggle.|