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Friday, April 25, 2008

Bye Bye Paris!

Underground Symphony

I Couldn't Help...

Something that reminds me of sweet memories...

Humour Du Jour

Texte: "Enfin la preuve scientifique sur le réchauffement de la planète!!!"

"Binenôt nous n'aurons plus rien à faire sécher..."

Thursday, April 24, 2008

After Iraq And Iran, Now It's Syria's Turn

One can ask what are the neo-conservatives concocting in secret? Reading this news items about "Congress getting evidence on suspected [Syrian] nuclear facility", I wonder if there's any wise man on Earth who still thinks that the Bush & Co. are credible...

America May Not Yet Be Ready To Elect A Black President

A neat article in the Times online about the race to the White House and the author's conclusion that America may not yet be ready to elect a black President adding that "it's politically incorrect, but race matters".

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hannibal By Slodtz

Hannibal Is Indulging Himself A Little Bit!

Le Figaro: Open Air Photo Exhibit

A must see open air photo exhibit by Le Figaro (location, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris)

Humour Du Jour

Monday, April 21, 2008

La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Eco-Friendly Funerals

LONDON (AP) - It's no longer enough to live a greener
life—now people are being encouraged to be environmentally friendly when they
leave the Earth too.
Cardboard coffins, clothes sewn from natural fibers, a
burial plot in a natural setting. Green funerals attempt to be eco-friendly at
every stage. (more)

Found This On eBay

eBay is such an amazing world of opportunities. I was surfing and I just came across this find:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tabbal We Darbouka Fi Paris...

I wonder if they were really there for tourism, studies, work, entertainment or what??

Friday, April 18, 2008

3rd International El-Jem Mosaics Festival

The third El Jem international mosaics festival which will take place from April 23 to 26, 2008 at the town's Roman Theatre, will gather experts, academics, students and Tunisian and foreign businessmen involved in the sector. (read more)
PS: an always alert and dear reader of my blog brought my attention to an error in the text above which I just quoted as it is from the source. Anyway, the writer should have said "the town's Roman amphitheatre" instead of " the town's Roman theatre".

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Aimé Césaire N'est Plus

Fish' N Flush

"A whimsical potty that turns your toilet into a nautical wonderland!" Who is interested?

Divorce-By-You Tube

Everyday we get amazing stories from Uncle Sam's world, here a story of how a woman living in New York and involved in a divorce battle made use of You Tube to spill secrets about her husband, his family and their intimate life...
Via Drudge

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More Pics From Paris

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Champs Elysées et Arc de Triomphe

Place de la Concorde

A Flavor Of The Louvre

Just a little flavor of the Louvre before I see the Real Thing!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jardin du Luxembourg

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Paris, By Bus

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hello Paris!

Just arrived to Paris after an unusually quiet and quick flight;) It's raining and a bit chilly in Paris. My hotel room is not really luxurious but nonetheless comfy, moreover the hotel is located in a nice parisian area...I just need some rest...(to be continued...)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact - and it's the plague of our 24/7 age

Last updated at 01:07am on 01.04.08
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Getting married, starting a job or going to the dentist have long been recognised as sources of great stress.

But it seems they are now matched by a new, peculiarly 21st century affliction - the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

Millions apparently suffer from "no mobile phobia" which has been given the name nomophobia.

They have become so dependent on their mobile that discovering it is out of charge or simply misplacing it sends stress levels soaring.

More than 13million Britons fear being out of mobile phone contact, according to research.

Keeping in touch with friends or family is the main reason why they are so wedded to their mobile.

More than one in two said this is why they never switch it off.

One in ten said they needed to be contactable at all times because of their jobs, while 9 per cent said that having their phone switched off made them anxious.

Experts say nomophobia could affect up to 53 per cent of mobile phone users, with 48 per cent of women and 58 per cent of men questioned admitting to experiencing feelings of anxiety when they run out of battery or credit, lose their phone or have no network coverage.

The Post Office questioned more than 2,100 mobile phone users. Stewart Fox-Mills, the company's telecom expert, said: "Nomophobia is all too real for many people.

"We're all familiar with the stressful situations of everyday life such as moving house, break-ups and organising a family Christmas.

"But it seems that being out of mobile contact may be the 21st century's latest contribution to our already hectic lives.

"Whether you have run out of credit or battery, lose your phone or are in an area with no reception, being phoneless can bring on a panicky symptom in our 24/7 culture."

Researchers advise those keen to avoid nomophobia to keep their credit topped up, carry a charger at all times, give family and friends an alternative contact number and carry a pre-paid phonecard to make emergency calls if your mobile is broken, lost or stolen.

Other tips include keeping a record of your numbers in case you lose your handset and carrying the phone in a closed pocket or bag to avoid loss or theft.

They add that you could also try to liberate yourself from the shackles of your mobile by simply switching it off.