Sunday, August 12, 2012

Talents in Lebanon - Artist / Painter: Rudy Chidiac

This is a very old series "Funky Talent" that I started doing in late 2006, there are 3 entries in it only, and now I am going to revive it with a new entry about one of the very popular talents however only few can mesmerize you with their work and keep you looking at them for some while. Thus I am honored and happy to introduce you to Rudy, one of my favorite talents in this world

Rudy Chidiac - Facebook - Deviantart

·     Howold are you? 20
·     When was your first drawing? 7 or 8 or even younger, drawing cartoon characters (Disney)
·     Do you draw from memory? Yes, I don't use reference pictures nor models
·     How do you feel when you draw? When I'm very concentrated about it, I kind of feelhigh, especially if I'm listening to my favorite bands. Maybe dreamy
·     Which are? Cocorosie, This mortal coil, Metallic Falcons
·     What inspires you and do you take a while to decide on it, or does it just come to you?  My ideas come very fast, I write them down soI don’t forget, and when I feel like drawing I chose from the "to-dolist". Sometimes I get ideas from dreams or sometimes when I start a workI see it complete in my dreams it happened with me twice - I even saw one ofthem in motion

A Bomb by Rudy Chidiac
"Sometimes I get ideas from dreams or sometimes when I start a work I see it complete in my dreams"

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Where to go when you visit Lebanon - Site 15 "Qobayat"

And here is a new entry to the Visit Lebanon series. This time, I will be taking you to a village in North Lebanon, in the mountains called Qobayat (official website - but very ugly one - argh).

Qobayat - source:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where to go when you visit Lebanon - Site 14 "Chtaura / Taanayel /Kefraya"

It's been a while since I did an entry on this series. But I am happy that I come to you today with a active, fun and delicious road-trip.

The weather was amazing, not one cloud in the skies, just a couple of days before the spring starts officially, we decided to take advantage and went up towards Bekaa.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Women can't program or understand Math

Arabnet, the Arabnet Digital Summit, that is taking place from 27 to 31 March has released their full agenda for the conference. And I believe it's a great chance for women to participate in.

Here's a small background for you about me, which few people know (or I had the time to tell it). Back in the days - when we used to still call "Sciences Générales" as "Mathelem - Mathematiques Elementaires", which was my pick for my last year in school, few girls actually chose that option. I remember we were only two in my class among 30 other boys. At 17, this is what you call guys!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

LBC Contribution: Lebanon is a dumb goldfish, swimming in a sea of corruption

This is my first contribution to LBC Blogs (@LBCblogs) about the corruption in Lebanon and how we can actually do something about. Full article below.

Just like our country, full of bullet holes and on the verge of collapse - Take in Feb 2011

Peaceful Sunday & a glass of wine until
Driving back home after spending a peaceful Sunday with my brothers, their families and their lovely children, I had a huge smile on my face and thought what would make this day complete is sitting in a coffee shop/pub in Hamra with a friend, chilling to some good music, having a glass of white wine and finishing up some work; to just enjoy being. 

When I called to tell my friend about my impeccable plan, she replied that she's with her family watching the news and following up on what's happening. I glanced at the clock on my car's dashboard and saw it was still 7:18pm; not news time.

“Why are you watching the news now? What happened?” I knew a crisis happened before she even said anything. 

“A building that collapsed in Fassouh, death toll is 1 so far and many are still under the rubble. Red cross is trying to rescue them.” 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Where to go when you visit Lebanon - Site 13 "The Grill Room"

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you don't believe me, I just googled it for you.
Eating breakfast may be good for losing weight. People who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Some experts believe eating breakfast keeps your metabolism running because skipping meals causes the body to kick into 'starvation' mode. 
The way they're presented, is a work of art