Shirin from Lebanon

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Liverpool vs. Milan

I'm not that into soccer. It's almost like confessing a sin… All my friends have been watching the Champion's League games, and are waiting anxiously for the final game in Athens. Lately I've been watching the games with them. It was hard to understand what was going on in the beginning, but after a few games (and lots of lengthy explanations from my friends) I kind of got it. At least I get to spend some quality time with them, and after the game is over and they calm down we sit around and talk about our studies, philosophy, politics, Lebanon. I actually started liking these evening we spend eating fries in front of the TV watching soccer games. My friends want Milan to win – I am just there to enjoy myself and don't really care who wins, but my friends are so excited about it that I also started hoping for Milan to win.Yet in this atmosphere of preparing for a fierce fight I cannot forget the grave situation in my homeland, where the battle will result in more than winning a cup.


  • the difference is the loser of the final can always look forward to next yrs champions league,while in Lebanon,the loser can fall into an abyss for another era.But credit goes to the parallel of the political parties in lebanon with football teams.In lebanon,its all about colours and emblems and unshakeble support for a political party as if its a game of soccer.When i see a 5 yr old wearing a barcelona jersey,i say thats so cute,but when i see the 5 yr old wrapped in the colours of the political party and reciting the parties anthem,i say god have mercy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:00 PM  

  • Not sure there are just two "players" in this game of ours... It looks more like a rugby melee...

    By Blogger Jeha, at 6:19 AM  

  • I am very concerned with what is happening in your country. In Tunisia, we pay a lot of respect and love to Lebanon. I have reviewed the Lebanese Constitution and the agreement of Taif. According to them, Siniora government is still constitutional and legal. I know that many are critisizing the government, but I believe that the government is innocent. How these people could critisize the government however they do not allow it to work properly? They are just putting the stick on the wheels. it is time to the Lebanese, it is time for you, to say: NO! Enough! like you did it in 2005 after the assassination of PM Hariri and in March 14. It is time to end the strike in downtown and to put the dots on the "i". Long Live Lebanon.

    By Blogger Legend Of The Fall, at 2:19 AM  

  • well ill be damned,sometimes you need a break from the intermeshingly woven intricate political quilt that is Lebanese Seeyasi.When you do look at it from a distance or from a Macro level,its easier to understand...thanx Legends of the Fall,im happy to hear those comments especially when you took the time to study the situation and the constitution.Im hoping those ii's open up for everyone.

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