Children performing in circuses make dare-devil shows
Published May 1st, 2011 - 12:47 GMT
Children do not shy away from risks, so make daring performers in a circus platform, Hamas and Fateh as swearwords, and Beirut's wildlife (not the AUB students) in pictures and observations, as well as views of South Jordan.
Lebanese perform together in a circus for the first time, and the stars of the show are minors. Trusting this is all above board and safe as a circus gets, roll up and get your tickets if you are in Lebanon.
Last day to watch children perform marvelous feats. Children have less fear than adults, and less of a way to fall when they topple over (unless they are the flying trapeze artist!)- Sagesse Theater in Jdeideh.
"Without a second thought, fearless kids take risks that their parents would balk at. They ski backwards, jump out of windows and dangle their bodies out of speeding cars.
This is one reason child performers are so appealing: youngsters throw themselves entirely into their practice; they are ever keen to push their act that little bit further, to take that extra risk."
Arabiat, Blogging from Birzeit Univeristy Campus, Palestine, 1 May 2011
If you are frustrated by Hamas and Fatah's history of perhaps hasty decisions, you might want to try out this exercise for a bit of politically charged venting.
"Try them out. It’s rewarding in a childish way.
“Fateh off Netanyahu!”
“I will kick the living Hamas out of you.”
“You stupid motherFateh, get off the road!”
“What a Hamasface.”
“Your mother is a dirty Fatehsucking bish.”
“I don’t give a flying Hamas.”
Once upon a time, Palestine held its first transparent democratic election. Some Palestinians were prevented from voting as Israel sprung up flying checkpoints here and there, thus stalling them until it was too late. Nevertheless, the average turnout was around 74%. "
The Dead Sea in Jordan – Natural Wonder of the World? You bet it is!
"I saw a lot in my two weeks in Jordan, and one of the questions that I have been asked the most since I returned is: “Why did you come back? We were really enjoying the fact that you were gone.” Hmmmm… ;) Let’s however concentrate on another popular question that I’m getting, shall we? That questions is: “What did you enjoy the most on your trip to Jordan?” Not an easy question to answer since there is so much to see and do in Jordan."
"This is a pic of my brother taking a picture of me taking a picture of him. From 2008, at Eagle Rock in Lake Tahoe. It has been so long because I couldn’t find it in my inbox after The Hub sent it to me. :S"
Breakfast at Micheline's and forgetting troubled Arab Kingdoms around us and instead reflecting on the wonders of the Animal Kingdom who sometimes seem to do a better job of taking care of each other: Have AUB's cat population left the campus to come out and play?
"Being in Beirut for work these past two weeks is different from being here on holiday. There’s much less free time to walk the streets, as I usually do, see friends and share my days in this vibrant city with you, my readers, at Mich Café."