Given the prevailing kabt within Arab communities and the current media’s stereotype of Lebanese women, this propaganda has indeed succeeded. Now, if you too believe that Lebanese women are “liberated”, à la Myriam Klink and her ilk ya3ne, RAGMAG urges you to look at liberation from a whole different angle!
Hayda Lebnan Ya 3ayne
El hake el Lebnene is the classiest, most romantic and inspiring way of expressing one’s feelings. Forget about all the other chatter (my love, ma chérie, mi amor), and all the sweet words Hollywood has fooled you into liking. Even though to2brine nchalla’s literal translation in English is, “may you bury me, God willing”! We all know that, in Lebanon, it is the most intense form of love expression.
The analysis of the ideal state-citizen relationship lies at the core of political science studies. This is why RAGMAG decided to examine this particular relationship in Lebanon for our October issue. Yes, dear readers, we are experts bi kel chi, even when it comes to political issues. After all, we are Lebanese and that gives us the right to pretend that we know everything, even if we don’t!
Eventually, Abou Koko, the guy selling ka3k in the neighborhood, can expand his services and become a hairdresser too, overnight. Tante Najwa, kamen, can expand her khyata’s shop into a mini beauty institute. 2enno chu fiya? The woman discovered her make-up talent faj2atan. This is all still okay by and large, small expansions like Abou Koko’s or Tante Najwa’s are not the ones we should worry about. Bil natije, 2el cheghel mech 3eib.
Before you say you don’t believe in numerology, we are offering you proof in Lebanese society. Though ridiculed by mathematicians, scientists, and skeptics, the use of numerology to predict how events will unfold according to the energy patterns of specific numbers stands on firm grounds. Before you say you don’t believe in numerology, we are offering you proof in Lebanese society. The number “30” predicts, with remarkable accuracy, a series of events that marks the life of Lebanese people, both men and women.
Analyzing the conspiracy theory behind Lebanon’s deteriorating conditions would be boring to you. This is sad but in many ways, not unexpected. We’re all so tired from the tonzir and te7lil, spamming our TV channels, radio stations and newspapers. But, evaluating the state of some crucial sectors can give you a very clear idea about wen kenna w wen sorna.
The Lebanese Ministry of Tourism is expected to launch a new campaign soon dubbed “Shou fi bi Lebnen” to promote Lebanon as an international tourist destination. This initiative came at a critical time when Gulf countries, among others, were issuing travel warnings urging their citizens to avoid visiting “dangerous” Lebanon. Clashes erupting here and there were leaving people wounded and there was general civil unrest. While this much-needed initiative (Shou fi bi Lebnen) is deeply appreciated, RAGMAG is pretty sure that it will not yield the desired benefits.
Not every mother genuinely deserves a round of applause on Mother’s day. It is true that we may not have the particular right to classify moms into categories, but when it comes to March 21st, we think that it is time to point out that not all moms are created equal!
Lebanese don’t need financial experts, books or conferences to manage their finances well. Lebanese don’t change their lifestyle to maintain a balanced budget. Lebanese don’t worry, even when money gets tight. So to the people of the world RAGMAG suggests you forget everything the financial experts have taught you and stick to Hayda Lebnen’s 7 simple tips for a well-balanced budget this year and every year.
Don’t get us wrong, we are not saying that we’re greedy, shallow or in any way different from the other nationalities, but let’s be honest – the answer to this particular question in this particular country is to a large extent, unfortunately very predictable.
Econ 101 (introduction to economics) is the one of the most widely offered courses in Lebanon. A significant number of Lebanese students are enrolled in economics and business programs. Is it a trend or do young Lebanese have really what it takes to be successful economists and business people? In order to find the answer to this question, it would be useful to test if Lebanese APPLY two basic economic concepts: the law of demand and investment. Take our own personalized test entitled APP 101 (Applying Basic Principals 101)
It all started with a cup of coffee. Back then; this is all they had and it was more than enough. Comparable to the effect of Popeye swallowing spinach, transforming him from an exhausted sailor to an extraordinary strong and invincible man, coffee has that very same effect on the La2la2a members.
“I will wear the same dress twice, since I realized I am neither Haifa nor Elissa” - Mondanité addict “Instead of doing anything to get a 3aris, I will do some productive activities such as reading, real books-not gossip magazines or Facebook wall posts, learn a new language, take up painting…” - 45 year old woman who thinks 2enna officially “3annassit”
The poor woman is suffering from Lebanese Mama Syndrome (LMS), a disorder affecting 70% of Lebanese mothers who give birth to boys. LMS is often associated with dissociation from reality when evaluating the age of their sons, treating them as babies even when they are in their late 30s...
“Ohm’s Law deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that the potential difference (voltage) across an ideal conductor is proportional to the current through it. The constant of proportionality is called the ‘resistance’, R. Ohm’s Law is given by V = I R.” For any non-Lebanese student, applying this should be a piece of cake.
“If” may be the smallest word ever but, inserting it into any sentence can give the biggest effects. Haven’t you ever heard that “great things come in small packages”? In this issue, RAGMAG proves this quote right. What would happen IF Lebanon was completely turned upside down?
Forcing the Gender Gap to CloseAfter the identification of LMS (Lebanese Mama Syndrome) in our March issue, RAGMAG pursued its search for new psychological disorders diffused in the Lebanese population. We’ve successfully identified one of the most interesting and controversial ones: Lebanese Daddy Syndrome commonly referred to as LDS. LDS is defined as “the inability of Lebanese Fathers to treat daughters and sons equally, exhibited when dealing with each of the two categories with substantially different weird behaviors”.