My Home Page: Roger Yazbeck
Hello fellow Internet surfer and welcome to my home page. I'm very glad
that you made it this far . . . and I hope that you'll stick around long enough to get to
know just a little bit more about me and my life. After all, these days, acquaintances
that begin in cyberspace are often the most real, vivid, and long-lasting - and maybe that
will be true of us.
If you wish to get the complete picture,
click on it (59K) for a "full screen view in high definition"
(with a 28.8 modem, it may take about one minute 28 sec.)
(The above photograph was shot in February 1997, and used as a cover for a
First, I strongly recommend that you bookmark this
page, because I have intended it to be very informative on a wide variety of subjects...
You will surely want to come
back often to:
Finish an exciting
Go to my helpful tips corner...
Read some of the lyrics to my English
and French songs
most recent French articles I wrote for Infinit.com
interview «Roger Yazbeck:
Freediving, Diving to be Free»
Read some of the English poems
or, if you'd like, French
love poems I wrote...
Read my Freediving
and Underwater Hunting diary ....
Learn from my mistakes
Do you believe in premonitory
dreams? I'll share my stories with you!
Have a good laugh in my jokes site
Try my kitchen corner, for
Lebanese, French, Italian, and other great recipes
Visit Lebanon, my mother land
See some of my pictures
How would you like me to become your "online" personal trainer?
Quotations, citations, proverbs or
words of wisdom?..
I was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 2nd, 1957. I attended the
notorious Jesuit Fathers school, "Notre Dame
de Jamhour", where I got my education. So I grew up both in the midst of the
Middle East traditions and culture, and the western education and languages.
Add to this the fact that both my parents
were artistically and musically gifted, and you'll find it small
wonder that I'm something of a puzzled multi-talented bio-chemistry university student,
singer, musician, song-writer, magician, clown, turned administrator, turned cook,
turned producer, turned businessman ...
And the Jack of all trades list is long...
I spent 4 years fighting and hiding during the devastating War on Lebanon, which was ignited on Sunday April 13th, 1975. But finally, I decided to leave for Saudi Arabia in order to work there and provide for my family in Beirut. So I left Lebanon on February 6th, 1979 for my new job in a mechanical and electrical contracting company in Riyadh.
I immigrated to Canada on the 5th of July, 1982 and lived in the beautiful city of Montréal, province de Québec, for 20 years. Then, on January 16, 2001, I moved to Los Angeles, California where I got married to Anne Wagner and we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Monet Antoinette, who was born in Santa Monica Hospital, on November 10, 2001
I guess that the best - and fastest - way to really get to know me
is by discovering what I like. So here goes . . .
I love freediving/spearfishing,
scuba diving, sea kayaking, working out at the gym, cycling, sporting clays,
skeet and trap, hunting and fishing.
I adore movies, comedies, classical music, musicals and almost all kind of music (except for the
I'm an avid reader too. I would read anything, as long as it's informative and
interesting... History, theology, science fiction, comics, thrillers, literature classics,
I also love to "pour my soul" on paper, tape or screen, as I write new songs in
French, English and Arabic... Play my guitar, accordion or piano/keyboards ... No human
emotion can compare to what you feel when singing the song you just wrote, for the first
time... or hearing it on tape after long recording studio hours... The feeling is more
intense than the "runner's high" and close to the "apnea diver's
ecstasy"... something like that immortality and invincibility sensation which makes
your body and soul vibrate with the delightful fullness of a great personal achievement...
My Personal Records
This is a photographic retrospective of my life to date - a mere
43 years - and someday I'll add samples of my music, the songs I've composed, the video clips and other instrumental
music and songs
that I've produced. I am now in the process of finding the best conversion and compression
software for that purpose, in order to make your listening and viewing experience
a memorable one!
But until then, I've switched to another career ... Freediving and Spearfishing
gear and equipment.
I am today in the Picasso
From Pablo Ruiz Picasso's
paintings to Alessandro
My company, Picasso America
is the exclusive agent of
Picasso diving equipment for North America
and the Middle East.
I must say that I am also involved with other companies,
nationally and internationally.
They are mostly companies that I created from scratch and of which
I am today a share holder.
I will soon be publishing the complete story... So stay tuned :-)
Links to My Favorite Sites
Another way to really get to know someone - especially someone who
as much time on the Internet as I do - is to learn their favorite sites. So I have tried
to make it interesting
to you, by creating links to other interesting sites on the net, within the many pages of
my home page.
As you browse through this site, you will find many other links...
By the way, this Home Page (and all its sub pages) is best viewed using Netscape
or Explorer 4 and up.
Although I've tried my best to make it "viewable" in any resolution, still I
an 800 X 600, or even 1024 X 768 resolution for optimum viewing.
This page last updated on April