Friday, November 03, 2006

What opinion and aesthetic do the Catholic Church, Marie Antoinette, Lolita-chan from Shimotsuma Monogatari, the citizens of central Beirut and I hold in common? The bigger the wig and the more gold it has- the better it is. Quelle decadence!


Monday, September 18, 2006

Second in our "Toilets of the World" series.

This one comes from what used to be the luxurious Tehran Hilton.

These days it's known as the Parsian Esteghlal Grand Hotel.
Note the paper "seal" over the toilet seat.
Funny thing that, as one can often find a hidden surprise in the toilet after "breaking" the seal.


Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Beirut of Western Europe, or atleast thats how my camera describes Paris. 可愛い !

Hmmm... seems like a pain to fly to or from any US airport or London Heathrow now, can't even take a bottle of water on board a plane. Best avoided. Anyway Taiwan is the thing this month. Yummy pearl tea!

By the way, what am I supposed to do with almost 200 Euros worth of SNCF gift certificates. I cancelled a trip recently and they didn't refund me on my VISA card, instead I got these train coupons! Waste...

Oh and blogspot is crap... should change really, but is it worth it really?


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Flying Super Kitties!
Does anyone else see
the resemblance?


for dessert I give
you a picture of Haifa
as mentioned in the
previous post...

Écoute! The link to her
habibi- rocking song
"Ya Hayat Albi" should
still be on somewhere
in this blog.

Bises les habibis!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

To add to the last post... Maybe Hezbollah never meant to hit Haifa, Israel... Maybe they were aiming at Haifa Wehbe. After all, her breast and nipple revealing outfits (not included on this page- go search for them youself) may not go too well with Islamic fundementalists. Let's say she is the Koda Kumi of the Middle East- with a lot more of the "ero," yet still the same amount of "kawaii" : )

Of course I am kidding about the above- but to put it more seriously, im not very happy with Hezbollah. Thanks to their kidnappings, Israel has gone nuts and these two groups: Hezbollah, Iran and Syria vs. Israel, are using Lebanon as a battlefield.

That reminds me- a big habibi hello to Yusaku, who is at present in Damascus learning to speak Arabic, not the Frarabic (my word for a mix of Arabic and French) that they speak (or atleast spoke before the last week) in Beirut. Must be a bit wierd being there.


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Paris of the Middle east is in chaos again. Poor Beirut. Poor Lebanon :( Beirut is like one of the main centres of contemporary arab culture, and perhaps the most liberal city in the arab world, and they worked so hard to make it fantastic after the loooong war which basically destroyed Beirut completely. Nancy Ajram is so upset, understandably, that she as cancelled all her shows!

Friday, July 07, 2006

This is what summer in Helsinki, Finland looks like- well at the moment atleast. They are everywhere. Everyone is eating them... always. Yummy.


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

This isn't exaclty a toilet- well it depends how you use the word I suppose. I present an executive room water closet at the JW Marriot which my chauffeur told me is, along with the Taj and Oberoi, amongst the most luxurious hotels in Mumbai, India. Although it doesn't appear so, the bathroom is surprisingly spacious and is really three seperate rooms. However, in keeping with Bollywood glamour, its tacky, dated and overdone- gold and silver is everywhere- fantastic for maharajas and Sikh buisness men. The whole hotel was decorated for some glamorous Bollywood event and outside the walls is surrounded by a sea poverty. Mumbai is a bit of a toilet to be honest (and not the kind depicted in the picture- by toilet I mean polluted dump) and in desperate need of the redistribution of wealth.