#4 Your nostalgia induces a musically-themed stint
A quick look into your YouTube search history reveals tens of misspelled searches for Fairouz,Sabah and other golden-oldies. They are so iconic, in fact, we have put them in a list of their own for you.
#5 You switch around your daily routine
This inexplicable change manifests itself with impromptu trips to the local Lebanese store in your town… Even if it is just for some pomegranate molasses or a jar of makdoos (pickles).
You start stock-piling presents for each and every one of your relatives (even the ones you can’t stand).
Cue the “7assayta illik” (I felt it could be yours) and “Shtahaytillak yeha” (I craved this for you).
#8 You follow at least 10 Lebanese news outlets
You are more up-to-date with the ongoings of the country than the people living in it.
#9“No one needs 24/7 electricity.“
You brush off the hardships of living in Lebanon and begin to seriously consider moving back.
From the power-cuts to the constant crisis of ‘who finished the hot water in the house’! Everything seems suddenly bearable in retrospect.
#10“Time to get the word out.”
You proceed to Skype your parents/relatives with your decision, joking only half-heartedly about it. Your determination instantly wavers when you are reminded of how terrible their internet connection is.
Where else does your Skype call end abruptly because your friend ran out of internet? #Lebanon#ontornet