Was chatting with a friend of mine in Beirut and apparently some poor guy tried to get his deposits from the bank ($20,000) but they would only give him the equivalent of 500$ in LBP.Of course as long as i have a screwdriver and a magnet!
This is a subject I can discuss for hours.At some point in time, most Lebanese have to decide whether to make their life in Lebanon or to move abroad. I am curious about everyone's experiences, thoughts, and feelings about this topic.
We aren't expecting great things from the country aslan. Some reforms, some employment opportunities, health care just the basic really that any country has... Schools not that expensive for the kids...This is a subject I can discuss for hours.
Born in Lebanon, moved to Canada, Lebanon, Canada, UK, and now Canada again.
I've spent considerable time in Lebanon in between all of these trips and I plan on continue doing so.
I actually dream of going back to Lebanon, but the reality is that despite the very strong pros of living there, there are even stronger cons that are preventing me from making the move.
1) Opportunities: There are very few opportunities to make a decent living, learn, and grow as a professional. The fact that things are expensive adds a challenge to overcome.
2) Lack of a functioning state: Needless to say, the system is designed to make your life difficult, so it makes getting things done a pain in the ass.
There are several other reasons but these are definitely the top two. If I had to chose a third one it would be the mentality (judging others etc.)
I was in Lebanon until fairly recently, but I just moved back to Canada. Arriving here was great but it quickly got boring (especially since winter is coming). It lacks the joie de vivre, and the strong sense of community that is ever so present in Lebanon (especially in the day3a).
On the other hand, I was taking a class this weekend, and I noticed a woman with very tattoos from her neck to her fingers. She impressed me the minute she opened her mouth. Turns out she is a psychotherapist and comes across as an extremely intelligent woman, an eloquent speaker. She also had very classy manners. Had this woman been in Lebanon, she would have not even been given a chance simply because she chose to express herself with a lot of tattoos. Here, she is seen as the strong and independent woman that she is and is given the respect that she deserves. I love the fact that individuals are valued and are given a chance here regardless of practically anything.
I can't live in Lebanon permanently. Life in Lebanon is not sustainable. The economy is not conducive. The people (not all) have a retrogressive way of thinking. Its all about showing yourself as the stronger and the richer. If you are not filthy rich, betroo7 frata.At some point in time, most Lebanese have to decide whether to make their life in Lebanon or to move abroad. I am curious about everyone's experiences, thoughts, and feelings about this topic.
I am sure it is the same guy that knocks on the closet door before opening it! Some people were just raised polite!Was chatting with a friend of mine in Beirut and apparently some poor guy tried to get his deposits from the bank ($20,000) but they would only give him the equivalent of 500$ in LBP.
He went home, got his AK47, went back to the bank and forced them at gun point to give him all his money. He apparently even signed the receipt of the withdrawal... the most honest bank robbery of all times!