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Depressive Connotations



books@cafe

Y: How do people have fun?
I forgetted.
How do we have fun?

R: We go to Books.

Y: So are you telling me that Books is the only way we have fun?

R: Maybe. But Books is super expensive it’s not fun anymore.

Y: But Beirut is fun. Beirut is always fun. Even without Books.

R: You don’t live in Beirut, you only go there every few months, and that’s why it’s fun.

Y: No, but I lived there every day for five years.

L: You were in university, that’s different.

R: Yeah, university is always fun, even here.

Y: Are you telling me that the only way to have fun in this life is either to go to Books or education?

L: Yeah, go do your Masters or something.

Y: But what about after Masters, will it go back to being only Books is fun? What’s the point of this life?

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11 Comments

  1. lol! 3njad we fight to graduate as early as possible and then we go back for more… Is “Books” like borders? The pictures seem it has a nice atmosphere… kteer nice.

  2. Education is not a bad idea. May I suggest grammar school?

  3. Batoul, Books is not like borders … It’s a cafe/restaurant/pub/bookshop all in one … it’s a nice place, overall.

  4. Moose

    Deeb Deeb Stuff
    I agree with oxford though…
    Learning the English language could be fun

  5. What is fun ?

    Waking up in the morning because you had enough sleep, going through more pages of the dual-language book you were reading just before you felt sleepy and decided its time to sleep. and then playing “Ala Baly; Sherren” that your spanish friend believes to be one master piece of Arabic music, and then preparing your (cafĂ© con leche) and sitting on the terrace outside.

    Fun in essence is cheap, sustainable, and productive.

    Books is not fun :(

  6. webster

    catalyst is my favorite so far
    and you don’t even sound like you’re capable of having fun. not you roobee! that … PERSON….no no not moose, the other one!!!
    you know which one.

  7. Maybe the older we get, we forget what fun means.

  8. Nabali

    Forgetted!?!
    Such a turn off Ruba I must say..

  9. Nabali did you intentionally misspell Roba’s name?!

    Well roobs, let me tell you, Masters is fun :) and NYC is the most fun place to do your Masters, but there’s always the question of: what about when I’m done? What then?

    I have to admit I miss Books… not because it’s particularly fun, but because it’s so laid-back and I felt so at home. I never order food there if I can help it, and alcohol there is so much more expensive than other pubs in the neighborhood… coffee is always the best deal.

  10. Nabali

    That would’ve been a very smart joke Lina :) unfortunately no, i didn’t misspell Roba’s name intentionally.. Witty, I must admit!

  11. Y meant to say “forgetted” because the whole convo was carried in a humorous sense

    lol, AHH I miss Syntax

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