Thursday, January 26, 2012

Doobye Beirut.

I took this photo with my iPhone from Sassine Square in Beirut

It is funny sometimes when I think about all the moments when I got fed up with this country and I wished I could just leave, and now that this is about to become true, I feel like something is holding me back... It is a strange feeling that I have never experienced before, although I have lived abroad a few years back but didn't feel that way at all.

I am turning 27 years old in a few hours, then a few days later I will be moving to Dubai for work and I can't wait for that day to come. So many changes are happening, so I will consider it as an opportunity for a good new start!

All I feel right now is pure love for Beirut and anger towards the mess from politics, people's attitudes and their way of life. Being one of them makes me proud and angry at the same time because I don't want to relate to their bad manners. I want to be the good Lebanese. On the other hand, there is a minority of Lebanese youth who are willing to change this country and they are trying so hard, so I hope that they will succeed someday, but I doubt that this will be effective anytime soon.

At the end, it's not like I'm moving back to Ecuador or to the other side of the world (in fact I wish I was!)! Dubai is 3 hours away by plane, so I can come during weekends and holidays... But I guess things will not be the same...

Goodbye Beirut, I love you and I will miss the stress that you cause to me. See you soon!