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District S ruins finally revealed


Many readers of this blog will remember when I was physically assaulted by site staff at the excavation for the $300 million District S development in downtown Beirut last year.

Some fact checking never hurts

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Some news editor at elnashra.com must have stumbled upon this old satire article about human meat that has been found in one of McDonald’s meat factories in Oklahoma and decided to make a story out of it!

Bayan Bibi's "Gaza in my heart" products


It's good to know someone is doing something apart from throwing ice buckets on themselves for no apparent reason. Bayan Bibi, ever the maverick and the activist, has launched a line of products in support of Gaza. Drawing from the Palestinian visual heritage of the Koufiye she applied the motif to a panoply of products (from the mini bandana to the pin or fridge magent).

How NOT To Lose A Guy In Two Dates

Dating and fishing are more similar than you think, to get them hooked you gotta have the right bait. The time between when you meet a guy and your first few dates can be critical. If some guys have been pulling a disappearing act on you then you need to follow the directions below.
 
1) No kissing on the first date, no matter how strong the sparks are even if it’s a good bye I had such a great time peck. As much as you want to believe you’re both on the same wavelength he will judge you and wonder if this is a frequent habit of yours.

Lebanon’s Vineyards: How To Make The Sexiest Wine On The Planet

Lebanon’s wine industry has been suffering lately due to the recent events in Syria and Lebanon. The number of visitors to Lebanon’s vineyards, specially those in the Bekaa, has dropped and wine exports have dropped as well. I want to believe that this is just temporary but things are not going to end in Syria anytime soon unfortunately. At this point, what we are still hoping for is for Lebanon to stay away from trouble.
Check out the CNN report [Here].

Miraculous Escape From A Buggy Accident In Ehden

He’s very lucky to come out in one piece from this accident.
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Thanks George!

Berries effects

Gooseberry

The leftovers, a review

The music. The music is faeric, it works as a feedback loop, feeding off the images, and the images grow, feeding off the music, both transcending their immediate meaning. Just for the play of music and images, I would watch this series. That haunting piano melody, it transforms you, I am becoming a perfect Pavlov dog, every time I hear those few piano strokes I cringe, my heart constricts, and I hear…
The series follows a few tortured souls, adrift in a world devoid of meaning, of anchors, of purpose, except for a few fanatics full of raging, deadly purpose. This opposition reminds me of “the second coming” poem by W.B. Yeats:

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;

Bodo or Boob?

Spotted in Jounieh.

"The journey is the destination" a new series by Tarek Chemaly


Artwork by Tarek Chemaly


Artwork by Tarek Chemaly

It is rare for me to have unfinished projects sitting idle (I have an obsessive-compulsive streak), so to know that this project was first initiated in 2009 and was left unfisnished is a rarity itself.

Lebanese-Brazilian GP2 Driver Felipe Nasr Scores His Fourth Victory At Spa-Francorchamps

Carlin racer Felipe grabbed his fourth GP2 victory of the season at Spa-Francorchamps today and closed the gap on points leader Jolyon Palmer. Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr is a Brazilian-Lebanese auto racing driver. He is the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season champion and the 2011 British Formula Three season champion. He is also the official test driver for Williams F1 Team.
All racing drivers love winning at Spa-Francorchamps as it’s one of the most beautiful and exciting races. It’s personally my all-time favorite.
Congrats to Felipe and I hope we will see him in F1 soon.

My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

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I decided not to take the ice bucket after all and just donate money to the ALS instead. I hope this thing dies out in Lebanon soon enough because most people are now doing it just for fun and wasting water without even spreading awareness or actually donating.
For those interested, you can donate [Here].

FAIL: Beiruting.com posts Pan-Arabia Enquirer Article As Actual News

The article was posted two days ago and is still there.
Thanks Kriks!

Back in Town

Last view of Holland. That rainbow was temporarily.   Not ever will I complain about in the heat in Lebanon ever again! Never ever again!!!  The last three weeks in Holland have amended that problem forever.

Man Cursing On MTV Live

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Nice catch by Plus961

#SummerBreak

After a long hectic season, Summer 2014 is almost over! I’m going to take a little break from work and blogging. I’m really excited about the new content coming up, and hope you’ll return to read in september.
Follow me on instagram for updated pictures: @joesbox #SummerBreak

Summer Roadtrips: Off-Road with Helmets On!


We all love going off-road. Usually, we think of off-roading as either on ATVs, or 4×4 SUVs. But, truth be told, it’s all about the buggies. Incredible machines like the RZR series are lightweight, pretty safe (seat-bealt and steel cage, unlike ATVs) and get to speeds off-road that’d give you goosebumps.

Pop-up Yoga Studio at Heathrow Airport’s SkyTeam Lounge

London’s Heathrow Airport has become the latest hub to offer harried travellers a new way to take the stress out of flying with the launch of a new yoga studio. Passengers flying with SkyTeam airlines out of Heathrow’s Terminal 4 can partake in a pre-flight yoga class as part of a two-month pilot project aimed »more...

Finger Condoms – An Amazing Creation…

The worst moment is: While enjoying some BBQ chicken wings while watching TV and you have to change the channel at some point. Grrr wash your hands because your fingers are too sticky to touch anything? In the mood to get up? I know I wouldn’t be… This is why FingerNaps, finger condoms, are one »more...

Veuve Clicquot Teams Up with Ferrari… The Result?

A match made in luxury heaven: Veuve Clicquot has teamed up with Ferrari to create limited edition Champagne set ‘Veuve Clicquot Maranello’. By limited we mean only total of 20 sets were created and being sold at $10,000 a set. Each set includes three handmade gift boxes containing exclusive Jeroboam of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. »more...

CNN: Exploring The Secrets Of Beirut

We need hours and hours to explore the hidden gems of our beloved city Beirut. I hope to see more of these videos.
Check it out [Here] and what Zawarib is all about [Here].

Panel to challenge Boutros Road

The Civil Coalition Against the Boutros Highway is hosting a panel and discussion this Tuesday on the battle against the $75 municipality-led project that will cut through one Beirut's greenest neighborhoods. The speakers include architects, urban planners and activists leading the campaign to create a park instead of the 1.3km road that will destroy several historic homes, including one of the last remaining terraced farm in the city. 

HVOB Back At Skybar Beirut This Sunday

Sundays at Skybar are proving to be a huge success and HVOB are coming back for the 3rd time to set the perfect mood for a Sunday evening! I’ve already booked my seats and I am hoping I can make it this time since the past weekends have been crazy.
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The Extravagant Junkyard Has Seen the Light…

I’ve been waiting for so long… So long for this unidentified project to see the light. More than six months ago, I had the chance to take a sneak peek into what was to become one of the most daring architectural wonder Lebanon has ever witnessed… The Junkyard is a restaurant built from scraps, metals »more...

Whiskpoon: A 2-in-1 Kitchen Tool

The Whiskpoon is a quirky 2-in-1 kitchen tool that’s smartly (and simply) designed for dual usability. It quickly transforms from whisk to strainer with just a twist of the handle. In one easy motion you can switch uses to save time and the number of utensils to clean!

NoGarlicNoOnions ou une Mise en Bouche Alléchante

Agenda Culturel, Le 21/08/14 NoGarlicNoOnions est un blog créé par Anthony Rahayel, passionné de gastronomie, de voyages et de photographie. Ce dernier ressent le besoin de partager ses expériences et ses passions. Rencontre. L’idée du blog NoGarlicNoOnions est née après la publication de plus de 190 commentaires sur TripAdvisor et avoir reçu le titre de Top Contributor. »more...

Worst NY Times lead paragraph ever

The New York Times logo

Epic Ice Bucket Challenge But …

The video is really cool but the purpose should be first and foremost to promote ALS and challenge other people to spread the word, not just shoot a funny video.
Check the video [Here].

Where to Party This Weekend: The Return

After the string of recent bombings and clashes in Aarsal, I felt it was a bit inconsiderate to keep publishing these posts as if nothing happened. But, if I’ve learned anything in all the years I’ve lived in Lebanon, is that life goes on no matter what. Bombs, assassinations, wars, natural disasters, no government, no president, no elections, no electricity, no water, unconquerable traffic, millions of refugees and still life goes on and the show must go on.
So, here’s making sure the terrorists don’t succeed in terrorizing us, and here’s a handful of stuff I think are worth you checking out over the next few days!

NSFW – Cursing man surprises MTV Lebanon anchor

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I really don’t know much about the issue that got this man mad but he’s just hilarious!!
Thanks Hani