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Sukleen Worker Assaulted And Humiliated In Dekwaneh

Assuming the story is true, Sukleen must investigate this incident and report it to the Lebanese Police in order to arrest whomever assaulted this poor old man. If anyone was there this morning and took pictures or a video of what happened, please call and share all the details you have with the Lebanese Police.

Lebanon, Colombia And India Have The Most Public Holidays In The World

According to a survey of 64 major economies by human resources consulting firm Mercer LLC, Lebanon, Colombia And India have the most public holidays out of the countries studied, while Mexico has the least. I am pretty sure Lebanon should be on top of that list since we always get more days on certain holidays like Easter and Adha for example.
Check out the full infographic [here].

Sukleen Worker Forced to Kneel, Cheek Cut in Dekwene

The look in this teary-eyed man’s bloodied face is enough to tell you that something aweful had just happened. I’ll quote what the original poster, Anastacia, had to say:

30 Photos of an Abandoned Theme Park in Lebanon


I love abandoned places. Most times, the tenants leave at a moment’s notice, so, it sort of freezes in time as nature reclaims it and it begins to crumble. This theme park hasn’t been abandoned too long, I believe 2-3 years ago. So, many of you might have memories of going there as children. It’s located near Hammanah, right off the Dahr El Baydar highway towards Mtein.

Tram on Bliss in 1963


How awesome would it be if you could take the Tram from upper to lower campus? From other parts of Beirut? Imagine finishing class and being able to grab a wagon for happy hour in Mar Mikhail…
Photo via /r/Lebanon

Yves Saint Laurent Makeup Step-By-Step Review

A month back, Yves Saint Laurent invited me to their beauty counter at ABC Ashrafieh for a makeover and to test out some of their makeup collection. I was already obsessing over their Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation which I reviewed here back in July so I knew I was in for a treat. Here is the final look. You can follow the steps below to achieve it

"Death Will Come" by Cesare Pavese

Death will come and will have your eyes—
this death that accompanies us
from morning till evening, unsleeping,
deaf, like an old remorse
or an absurd vice. Your eyes
will be a useless word,
a suppressed cry, a silence.
That’s what you see each morning
when alone with yourself you lean
toward the mirror. O precious hope,
that day we too will know
that you are life and you are nothingness. Death has a look for everyone.
Death will come and will have your eyes.
It will be like renouncing a vice,
like seeing a dead face reappear in the mirror,
like listening to a lip that’s shut.

Sunni politics in Lebanon

There are three main (intersecting) orientations “mainstream” Sunni politics perceives (or deal with) more radical militant movements such the brief hollywoodean movement of Sheikh Asir, Jubhat al Nusra or Da’esh (ISIS).
1- To secretly feel that they are scoring points against their more traditional political enemy that is Hizbullah
2- To despise them but have no long-term political breath to do much about it and to prefer adopt piecemeal approaches, co-opting these groups for popularity/electoral reasons
3- To practice ostrich politics or avoid looking at the elephant in the room.

The Beirut Book | J-6 avant la signature

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I am the son of a terrorist

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If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring. Link to video on ted.com

The Beirut Book | J-7 avant la signature

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Run For Sarah el Khatib At The Beirut Marathon

The Beirut Marathon Association has opened two extra days for registration for an exceptionally awesome lady, Sarah el Khatib. Sarah was at TEDxLAU this year and delivered an inspiring talk on her fight with cancer, before she died two weeks later. I will be at the Beirut Marathon this year just like every year, and I will be running for Sarah.
For those who missed the deadline and still want to register, here’s a [link] to do so.
For those who missed Sarah’s talk, check it out:

Of change

The one constant you can always rely on.
Everybody leaves one day...

Last Beach Day

 Not much happening these days. After the rain of last weekend, we’re back in sunshine mode. A friend and I decided to enjoy one of the (probably) last beach days. It’s not that the weather isn’t good enough to be on the beach after today, but the beach resorts pack up their furniture, close the bar, and turn off the water. That means that from now on we’ve got to go to the beach Dutch style; on a towel in the sand, bring your own food and go home all salty, sticky and sandy. We’ve become too Lebanese to deal with that.

Sky-Fall Proposal In Jbeil

The drone is a nice idea but what’s up with the dancers?
[Vimeo]

The Beirut Book | J-8 avant la signature

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Lebanese Rodolphe el-Khoury Named New Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture

It seems I missed out on yet another achievement for a Lebanese abroad, as Rodolphe el Khoury was named the new dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture back in May 2014. El Khoury is born in Beirut and has taught at Harvard University, MIT, University of Hong Kong, Princeton University and Columbia University among others. [Source]

Lebanon Tops The List of Countries By Net Migration Rate

The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change and does not differentiate between economic migrants, refugees and other types of migrants. Of course it’s not surprising to see Lebanon on top given the number of Syrian refugees entering the country everyday.
In terms of other Arab countries, Qatar came second, followed by Jordan in fifth spot, then Bahrain and UAE in 9th and 10th respectively.

Of Art and 7ake

In love with the Art 7ake shop!

Porsche lal Zeb

Via Fady

Beirut Bar Association Removed Fattouche’s Name From Its List, Pharaon To File A Lawsuit Against Him

According to LBCI, the Beirut Bar Association has removed the name of MP Nicolas Fattoush from the list of lawyers, while Al Jadeed reported that Pierre Michel Pharaon has filed a slander lawsuit against MP Nicolas Fattoush before the public prosecution. Fattouche did ask for it specially about violating the client-lawyer confidentiality during his press conference and by insulting an employee of the Justice Ministry as well.
I think it’s time he apologizes for what he did and admits he’s wrong, but I doubt that’s gonna happen.

Mabrook La Lebnen: Fatdouche No Longer a Lawyer


There are several grievous crimes Fattouche committed. Apart from hitting, or attempting to hit, and insulting a public employee, he’s the evil mastermind behind the parliament’s two extensions. But, he crossed way too many lines for the Beirut Bar Association with his disgusting press conference the other day.

The Beirut Book | J-9 avant la signature

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Lebanonfiles And OTV Just Translated and Published a Hoax

Update: Add to the list Al Jomhouria
LBCI on the other hand fact-checked the story before posting it and stated that it’s a hoax.

PZZA.Co Now Serving Gluten Free Pizzas

I passed by Pzzaco yesterday to try out their new gluten-free pizzas before they start serving them today. I have to say I wasn’t expecting to like it but it wasn’t bad at all. Of course it’s not as good as the normal crust but it’s a great compromise if you are on a gluten-free diet or are gluten intolerant. I personally tried the Marguerita gluten-free pizza but it’s available for all pizzas except the Calzone, at least for now.
I love Pzzaco and I think their crust is one of the best in town, so go try it out!

Fattouch Denied Hitting Anyone, Manale Daou To File A Lawsuit

Zahle’s MP denied that he hit the girl and stated that he only raised his voice at her, which is also against the law of course. In all cases, Manale Daou has filed a lawsuit against Fattouche, which is the right thing to do, so let’s hope justice takes its course.
US President Obama got asked to show his ID while voting in Chicago two years ago. Imagine the same scenario happening in Lebanon with Fattouche in Lebanon.

Samir Kassab Is Also Lebanese And Is Still Missing In Syria

We all want the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers to be freed, and it is a matter of utmost importance, but we should give the same importance to any Lebanese kidnapped in Syria, whether they are soldiers, journalists, activists or just normal citizens. Samir Kassab is a Lebanese and the Lebanese authorities should free him the soonest possible, specially that there are no politics involved here.
It’s been a year already and no one knows where Samir is.

Lebanese Celebrities That Wore Oscar De La Renta

I didn’t know much about Oscar De La Renta until he died and I didn’t even notice he was the one who designed Amal Alameddine’s wedding dress even though I did write about the wedding and posted pictures even. In all cases, I was reading about him a bit and I ran a quick search to see which Lebanese wore Oscar de la Renta dresses and found Elissa, Haifa and Amal. There’s also Shakira if you consider her somehow Lebanese lol!
I am sure there are others but those are the ones I found with the help of my good friend Serah.

The Beirut Book | J-10 avant la signature

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Fattouch on Wikipedia: “Animal Sauvage et Gros Cochon de Zahle”


After his disgusting crime and even more filthy press conference, it’s sort of like beating a dead horse now. But, the Wikipedia page of the Lebanese Cabinet has been edited to read “Nicola Fattoush Animal Sauvage et Gros Cochon de Zahle, and his religious sect as “Animalism and Frustrated Hayawein”.

The Best Way To Prepare Your Machewé

Click on the picture to see the video
Does anyone know where we can buy this thing?