الجمهورية اللبنانية‎

land of the cedars.

I was once known as Phoenicia, as Tripoli, as Sidon. I have been a part of countless empires. Today, I am simply called Lebanon. However, if you prefer, you may refer to me as Amira Karam. Please, stay a while. My country has much to offer.

[ independent roleplay blog for my interpretation of aph: lebanon. i mean no offense to the lebanese people nor am i fluent in arabic. ]


Lebanon Winter

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Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.

Khalil Gibran (on self-knowledge)
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Artist: Fairuz
Track Name: "Debka Lubnain"
Played: 49 times


Fairuz - “Debka Lubnain”, 1971

The debka originated in Lebanon where houses were built from stone with a roof made of wood, straw, and dirt.  The dirt roof had to be compacted which required stomping the dirt hard in a uniform way to compact it evenly.  When the change of seasons came, the mud would crack and start to leak, and would need to be fixed.  The owner of the house would call his neighbours for help, and they would gather on the roof.  They would all hold hands, form a line, and start stomping their feet while walking across the roof to adjust the mud.

This event of co-operation was called ta’awon, and from there came the word awneh, meaning “help”.  This developed into the song called “Ala Dalouna” - “Let’s Go and Help”.  The debka and the rhythmic songs together kept the work fun and useful.

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The poet Nizar Qabbani with the Lebanese famous singer Sabah (back in the day when she didn’t look like a mummy ) in the mid 1960s

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"Lebanese" is not the same thing as "lesbian". Why do people continue to mistake "Lebanese" for "lesbian.


Journée de l’indépendance du Liban

A celui qui te dit meurs, creuse ta tombe dans son coeur
Proverbe libanais 

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Weygand Street [1930s]

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Tadros, habibi!

It is fantastic to see you! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Comment ça va?


kullunalilwatan started following you

I mention food, and you come running.

I have summoned the L e b a n e s e.

Yes, Ali. You have done it. You have summoned me from the depths of darkness in which I reside. You did it. You are a magician.

[ motherly instincts a c t i v a t e d ]

Salaam, habibi. Are you doing well? I should hope so. 

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