Sunday, October 11, 2009

With both barrels

Haven't updated for a looong time but in my defense, the AUB proxy settings (that monitor your bandwith usage) don't let you upload pictures on blogspot. It also doesn't allow me to use skype, adium, ichat, or magic jack. So I had to travel off campus to a restaurant/cafe called euro deli.

So as promised here are a couple tags/stencils around the campus that I especially like. There are a couple random pictures of places on Bliss street as well. Oh and a little "art" from yours truly.

First here's a couple day/night views from my dorm:


fighter of the...


This next picture is a tag I pass everyday going to and from my classes, and it reminds me to not be a scumbucket...whatever that may be.

This is a painting on the side of a school in hamra on the way to AUB from my uncle's place, all I have to say is wtf?

this one is all over the place. I think its about how all the different factions/political parties/religions in Beirut are always at each others throats. And I've recently been informed that Lebanon technically has no government right now, idk to what extent, but looks like its riot time (jk). As messed up as it sounds I'd like to see some "mashkal" (fighting) while I'm here. I'm probably going to wish I never said that haha.

I think I've seen this somewhere in the states but I can't remember where.

self-explanatory...not the most artistic, but it gets the job done.

This reminds me of the symbol for the autobots, and I like how they are all chilling on the red graffiti.

Translation: "Silicone=Art".

I love the name of this place, it cracks me up every time I pass it. especially if you say your l's like r's

"Bliss House: BBQ, Juice, Ice Cream"...all you will ever need.

Rutgers: Beirut (does anyone see a dolphin in the "R"?)

Translation: "Khood" it means "take it" i think, but it's traditionally said when giving someone the finger.

phone home

My artistic rendition of Andre, the owner of Captains Cabin, a dive bar of sorts where a lot of internationals and AUB students hang out. I've met people from Cali, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Boston, Jersey, it's actually really weird that most of the people I've met are not actually Lebanese.

Looks like we're going to rent a car and go to Jbeil, not really sure what it is but I know its really nice and it's on the ocean. Should be a good time. There are some other graffiti pics I took but I'll update later cause I didn't download them from my camera yet.

Well I've been sitting here at euro deli forever cause apparently they still use DSL here, and not the good kind.

This one goes out to Omar (it won't let me embed the video because Universal Productions blows) I'm sure most of you have already seen it but for those who haven't its sweet. The song is called "handlebars" by Flobots:

Anyways I think I may be overstaying my welcome here so farewell, and have a great weekend!

-End Transmission-

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Don't think twice, It's alright

Classes are finally going to start tomorrow, and I can't believe I'm saying this but I am really looking forward to starting. I met my roommate, Omar, and a bunch of his friends, they are all good people. It's like I never left New Jersey. One guy, Patrick, is actually from New Jersey so we had a good talk about pork roll, the shore, eagles/giants, all that good shit. He has a band called Lazzy Lung, check em out they are pretty nasty.

I overloaded on food yesterday first we had BK (delivered), got a whopper, then later got a shish tawook (garlic chicken, fries, coleslaw, pickles, ketchup), then got another burger and a lahmbujeen (i dont know exactly what it is but it was delicious) and then I immediately suffered a massive heart attack and ruptured my stomach.

My room is tiny and my mattress feels like its stuffed with decomposing bodies. But I do have a sick view of the ocean (pics will be posted soon).

Coming up next: A post about Beirut's graffiti art (maybe sometime this weekend) they have a lot of sick stencils around campus and in Hamra.

Here's a weird video:

Every little thing's gonna be alright, yea, every thing is gonna be alright,