The “tout tout” of “3ammo Ka3ek” is what kids waited for all day long. It is essential to eat a Ka3ek along with a Bonjus (by the way, it tastes nothing like fruit).
Of course, we had to blow the juice box and step on it to hear the satisfactory little explosion that melted our hearts. If the juice box did not pop, we made several attempts until it worked, pretty much like a failed high five, but in the Lebanese way.
#6 “Kelloun 3andoun siyarat w jedde 3ando hmar”
We used to sing this song anytime and anywhere. It’s the Lebanese childhood’s anthem!
#7 Family Visits
Holidays are that time of the year where we have to visit relatives. Some of them are cool, and others are basically strangers who ask you if you remember them when they met you when you were 6 months old.
And oh, the “tantes” have to kiss you and leave their permanent lipstick on your face. Let’s not forget about our aunts that know everything about us.