The first snow this winter
When the clouds lift...
...The magnificent snow-capped mountains appear
That was in the morning of the 27th. In the evening we had a BHS old scholars get-together. Joe Assad and I have been exchanging emails for nearly a year though we’d never met. He was 4 years above me at school, so I didn’t know him from then either. Being the Lebanese Consul to the Philippines he is based in Manila, but was over in Lebanon for a brief visit, and it was a chance to finally meet.
Amer and Mirna had come over from Abu Dhabi for the holidays. Ibrahim was over from Kuwait for the holidays, and Rima brought along Gaby Habib who also was over from Abu Dhabi for a couple of days. Ramez Sawabini was also over from Saudi/Bahrain, so the whole list was as follows:
Amer and Mirna Kurdi
Ibrahim and Randa Qamar
Linda and I
Naji Raad and his daughter as well as Faris Araktingi and his girlfriend Michelle were supposed to join us at some stage but unfortunately could not make it.
The gang... L to R: Gaby, Rima, Amer, Mona (hidden), Christine, Randa, Ibrahim, Ramez, Hoda, Linda, Sarmad & Joe
L to R: Ibrahim, Rima, Linda, Ramez, Joe, Gaby (hidden), Amer, Mirna, Christine & Randa.R to L: Randa, Christine, Mirna, Amer, Rima (partially hidden), and Gaby
Amer, Mirna and Mona
L to R: Standing: Ibrahim, Amer, Gaby, Sarmad, Ramez, Christine, Joe
Sitting: Hoda, Randa, Mirna, Mona, Linda, Rima
We had a wonderful time at Kasr Fakhrildinne restaurant in Brummana, followed by a night cap at Ibrahim and Randa’s house.
Night cap at Ibrahim and Randa's