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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 127

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

Without firm comprehension of the customs and traditions in the Levant (mainly, current Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria) and its geographical, historical, and religious context, the Christians, in their entire spectrum of sects, will stay disoriented and out of touch with their identity.

Watch closely how Vice President Pence is distancing himself from Trump in the coming 3 months. (actually, he stuck more closely with Trump because he was one of the main staunch supporters of Jerusalem pronouncement)

Actually, this 3-month period for closing the file of Palestine Independent State is neither feasible or practical: It is what the inner circle of Trump consider the window for the impeachment proceeding to begin

US/Israel want a single urgent mission from Saudi Kingdom Crown Prince: closing the file of Palestine Independent State within 3 months

The downfall of Saudi Kingdom Crown Prince will come from the internal enemies he selected to be his allies, and who have been intrinsic allies with US/Israel, before he even was born

It is these “leaders” of minority political parties who keep hammering in their rhetoric: “My nation is first” who are first exploited by foreign powers to destabilize their countries. 

In the game of Petanque (Bachi) you usually have 2 teams, each team of 3 members, each member plays 2 metallic balls (boules). Thus the max score in each round is 6. The team of Adonis scored 4. Adonis screamed: we have got 7. JP responded in anger: How can you score 7? Adonis replied: On mesure.

Change comes: 1) in small steps 2) in consistent effort 3) within group support

Every village had a burying ground facing east and guests, by the custom of hospitality, could be enjoying the same facilities. Afroun replied: “Abraham you are a reverend and I shall bury your deceased member in the best of our graves” Abraham had set his mind to settle in Canaan and wanted his own burial ground, thus he asked to buy a piece of land.  Afroun replied: “A land of no more than 400 silver shekels should not be an obstacle” Abraham got the hint and sent the amount.

Success is a personal standard: What you set is what you get. (Sweet, but better not believe yourself superman)

Your worldview is a unique model that you tailored-made throughout your life, experiences, conditions, situations… in order to survive the thousands of daily problems, frustrations and barriers.

Everyone else makes bad decisions, is shortsighted, prejudiced, subject to whims, temper tantrums, outbursts and short-term thinking. Once you see it that way, it’s easier to remember that we’re everyone too.

15,000 scientists just sent out an SOS — a “warning to humanity” that if we don’t stop polluting, our planet is doomed: species are going extinct at 1000 times the natural rate. 90% of the Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying. Oceans are so choked with plastic that fish are addicted to eating it.

Kad kaana deeny fi jayb kombazi, wa naza3tahou (my religion) 3anni lamma rakebt al ba7r, ba3eedan 3an watani. 

I didn’t re-stuff them back or emulated them, my religion and my traditions, when I came back home(Amine Rihani)


Observations in the game of Petanque (boules)

I have been playing an observing people play Petanque (Boules).

Many are dissatisfied with my recommendations and comments, and are outright condemning my interference, since they consider themselves Pros without the backing of any performance statistics.

1. Le pointeur devient meilleur tireur que celui qui “se defoue” aux tires forts
2. Ceux qui se “designent” tireurs et qui ne pointent pas ont tendance a faire perdre le match au team
3. Le tireur perd ses boules au debut et se revelle conseiller de “comment pointe'” et Ou pointe”
4. Les tirs forts (macho) peuvent impressioner les debutants, mais ne gagnent pas la partie.

5. Les tirs “doux” on les avantages de faire “carreau” plus frequement  et de conserver sa boule sur le terrain

6. The club that refuses to take statistics performance fails in competitions, invariably

7. Almost all beginners consider themselves volunteered professionals in how to play the game and their proper techniques

You have a choice of a wide rage of suggestions on how to play. Le terrain dicte ta technique pour la trajectoire de la boule (tres haut ou bas cercle). My set of suggestions (Conseils) pour mieux pointer:

  1. Regarde ou tu veut que la boule tombe, selon ta method de trajectoire
  2. Fait attention a la direction de ton poigne’, sinon la boule prend la direction naturelle de ton poigne’
  3. Utilise ton poigne’ et ton coude, jamais l’ epaule
  4. Vous avey 30 secondes pour pointer par regulation: prend ton temps et que l’autre team s’ agite

Conseils pour tirer:

  1. De meme que pour pointer, mais regarde l’ endroit de la boule a tirer, comme au billard
  2. Retirer le bras en quart de cercle a l’ arriere du dos pour donner un leger effect
  3. Les genoux un peu baisses pour plus d’ equilibre et de flexibilite’: Pour eviter d’ utiliser les muscles du dos ou l’ epaule.
  4. Go “Cool”. Ma badha kel hal tentee3

Note: In a previous article, I suggested criteria for Petanque Performance statistics and a few rules and regulations




March 2023

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