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Rumor has it that despite the war, Lebanese people are still able to have a good time. Two weeks into the war, I was missing my regular hang out, Gemmayzeh, and I was missing my closest friends who have all evacuated. I went on a saturday night to one of the local pubs with a friend, we had drinks all night, people were quiet, laughing at war jokes, getting sad, then happy then angry, then swearing! It’s as if we are all manic depressive, hehe.
At one point, the bartender turned on the TV coz there was an explosion nearby, we all stared at the screen for 5 minutes then made him turn it off..reason why we left the house in the first place was to get AWAY from the TV set.
Despite the war, internal conflicts and everything in between, Beirut is still gorgeous, with all its ruins and common misconceptions… I love living here, and I’m not just saying that. Really. I could have left, but I didn’t, and I won’t :)