Ok so, we’re all confined at home, that’s a fact. If you’re not, drop everything NOW and head back home. No negotiations.
We initially did think that this unlimited period of time would be a living hell because, let’s face it, the freedom of running outside, sharing a meal with our friends or simply breathe some fresh air is something that we couldn’t imagine giving up. But here we are, on day 10, realizing that living our life from the comfiness of our couch isn’t so crazily awful.
In all honesty, it does come with ups and downs. Some days are happier; we work out, cook, write, plan our lives post-apocalypse. And then some others, we stare at the void while eating a greasy pizza.
But the reality is that day 10 probably only is the very beginning of what’s ahead. So now is no time to give up, feel sad or call back your ex as a matter of fact. We’re here to help. We’ve asked the cool kids that are Dana Hourani, Leen Ghlouti, Reem Khoury, Soraya Bakhtiar and Farid Hobeiche (aka Farixtube) to give us their book, app, music, film recommendations so that you can add them to your lists of “how to survive during quarantine”.
Here we go!
Dana Hourani is a Lebanese content curator and singer amongst other things. Her latest single Zuruni is available on all music platforms.
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Saint Honesty – Sara Bareilles
A Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Where Did Bernadette Go? – Richard Linklater
The 5am Club – Robin Sharma
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuc* – Mark Manson
Soraya is an Egyptian-Swiss-Iranian entrepreneur with an edgy and colorful sense of fashion based in London. She’s the founder and CEO of her 100% vegan and cruelty free fragrance line Azaleo.
To follow Soraya, it’s here!
My feel good song is Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn – Stanley Donen
Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo
Leena Al Ghouti is a Visual Communicator based in Dubai. Her impeccable style that she displays on her Instagram got us totally hooked.
To follow Leena, it’s here!
Like The Deserts Miss The Rain – Everything But The Girl
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
Get Out – Jordan Peele
The Next 3 Days – Paul Haggis
Farixtube’s Instagram bio reads “8th Runner Up Mr. Ghazir” “Survivor of 2020 so far” and also tells us he’s a brand ambassador for Lebanese beer Almaza. He’s first and foremost one of the funniest person on Instagram and beyond at the moment. Recorded in Lebanese Arabic, his videos would make you laugh in your saddest day.
To follow Farixtube, it’s here !
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“Perfect Strangers, an Italian movie really fun to watch
Contagion, even though with the times around some won’t watch it but it’s crazy to see how some people had already thought of something that would kind of happen in the future.”
“Houseparty – You can play with your friends virtually and up to 8 people at the same time it’s really nice
-A game called Plague which is about you being a virus and how to spread yourself to kill the world – super current (laughs)”
“As per reading, for me it’s mostly about newspaper and articles online.”
Reem is a Lebanese filmmaker, actress and model. She acts in the mousalsal “Al 3ouda” on MBC4 and has recently been featured on the cover on Marie-Claire Arabia in a collaboration with Dior.
The Heart – Tantsui
It’s Only Music, Baby – Kid Francescoli
Climax – Gaspar Noé
The House That Jack Built – Lars Von Trier
Requiem For A Dream – Darren Aronofsky
Twin Peaks – David Lynch
All My Friends Are Super Heroes – Andrew Kaufman
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell