22 Jul 2007



Elegance is an attitude. Nothing to do with being rich or poor. High or middle or not so middle class. Beautiful or not. It is an attitude. Way of life. You can be rich, but your way of life denotes cheapness. You can be full, but your way of eating reflects a gluttony spirit and appetite. And on you go. Elegance is not something that you learn or be taught. It is either there or not. Just Elegance. Whatever this word means. Very subjective. Indeed.

Observing. Watching. Checking. Small hints. Subtle one. Obvious. Hidden. I find myself, judgemental and bad bad bad as I can get, I made a twisted judgement that people I see around and interact with are not elegant. To my taste for sure, if that matters to them! They do things with an attitude that I call 'gluttony'. An expression I have been using recently.

Gluttony when they order food. When they go shopping. When they go to the four seasons to eat the best grilled salmon and tuna fish. While eating sushi. While drinking the most expensive wine. ENjoying the best scene in the world. They do it in a 'gluttony' way. BAAAA style. Do it and they dont enjoy it. Do it for the wrong reason. To show off. To prove they were there. To talk about it. Just eat eat. Fast fast. Quick quick. Seen it, OK OK lets go. Move it. We have other things to do, eat, see, take picture of. But for sure not 'other things to enjoy'.



Gucci. Burberry. Coach.

Been browsing all the bags site for sometime now while sitting in my kitchen overlooking a nice garden; cool breeze; trees and more nice scenery. How peaceful. Noise from in the house or outside does not disturb me. I dont even notice them. I tend to really separate from everything and concentrate. Never thought I did, but people notice that and in turn i noticed it too. When I made a comment like, 'i am enjoying a quite time', my companions raised their eyebrows and think that I am mocking or being sarcastic. Then I feel embarressed because I really meant it and didnt really notice or even mind the noise.

Back to LV, Gucci, BB, Coach. Why am I interested in that? Well, I love bags. Huge bags or really tiny bags that I can carry across. Not at all girlie, but rather too practical. Big bags have been the favourite type since I was young. Anything that I can drop all the things i want in: books, notes, notebook, tons of pens, change, money.. anything that is not inorder.

Since I have been here, I start to search for these branded bags. Not sure why though! But they are fun. Maybe because the signee awareness has been booming recently and I want to maintain my social class !! Hmm.. sounds ridiculous and cheap! Well, I used to carry a grocery bag at AUC for years, now what happened!

I guess it is the new cheap money revolution; Dubai's impact; City stars impact; shallowness; lots of time; Lebanese women effect; or it could be just Haal!