Monday, September 29, 2008


Lebanese people are everywhere (most of you Hispanics in Miami have at least a touch of Lebo in you) and I want to celebrate us and our culture. My cousin, Farrah, sent me this and I like it. Learn a bit about the homeland. Can't verify all the facts down there, but sounds good enough. 

FRIENDS: Never ask for food. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Always bring the food. 

FRIENDS: Will say "hello." 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss. 

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Call your parents Uncle/Dad and Aunt/Mum. 

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Cry with you. 

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together. 

FRIENDS: know a few things about you. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you. 

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you. 

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!" 

FRIENDS: Are for a while. 
LEBANESE FRIENDS: Are for life. 

STATISTICS ABOUT LEBANON: Lebanon has 18 religious communities.  It has 40 daily newspapers. It has 42 universities. It has over 100 banks (that is banks and not branches of a bank). 70% of the students are in private schools. There's 1 doctor per 10 people in Lebanon (In Europe & America, there's 1 doctor Per 100 people). The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament. The name CEDAR ( Lebanon 's tree) appears 75 times too in the Old Testament. Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (this is why it's compared to the Phoenix ). There are 3.5 Million Lebanese in Lebanon. There are around 10 Million Lebanese outside Lebanon. Lebanon has been occupied by over 16 countries.  Byblos, Lebanon is the oldest, continuously living city in the world. Lebanon 's name has been around for 4,000 yrs (it's the oldest country/nation name in the world). Lebanon is the only Asian/African country that doesn't have a desert. There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its own mountains). Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in its archaeological sites, in the world. The first alphabet was created in ByblosThe only remaining Roman temple of Jupiter is in BaalbekLebanon (The City of the Sun). Lebanon is the only non-dictatorial country in the Arab world (yes, we do have a president!). The 1st law school in the world was built in Lebanon, in Downtown Beirut. People say that the cedars were planted by God's own hands, this is why they're called ' The Cedars of God', and this is why Lebanon is called ' God's Country on Earth.'

1 comment:

eldesaparecido said...

My best friend is str8 outta Beirut.