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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

the beirut book,libre,beirutprints,beyrouth,liban,david hury,tamyras, On va commencer aujourd'hui le compte à rebours avant la séance de signature de The Beirut Book au Salon du livre de Beyrouth, le dimanche 2 novembre à 18h30. Plus que 10 jours avant le grand jour donc! Toutes les infos sont ici, suivez le lien...

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?

Beirut-Based Mukhi Sisters Among The Top 5 Middle Eastern Daywear Jewelry Designers

Style.com (Arabia) featured the Mukhi Sisters as one of the top 5 Middle Eastern Jewelry Designers. I don’t know much about jewelry but I’ve met the Mukhi sisters on several occasions and appreciate their work and designs. One more reason why I like them is that their designs would fit perfectly on some Game of Thrones characters and I am a huge GOT fan.

I Believe i10 Fly!

Taken by Natasha Majdalani

Go Watch The Uncensored Play on Censorship at AUB Tonight!

March and Lucien Bou Rjeily’s play on censorship will be showing tonight at 6pm at the Bathish Auditorium, American University of Beirut. The play is about censorship and freedom of speech in Lebanon and has only been approved a week ago after a long struggle with the censorship bureau.
Check out more info [Here].

Lebanese Hashim Sarkis Named Dean of School of Architecture and Planning at MIT

Lebanese Architect Hashim Sarkis, a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January. Hashim has published works on architecture and urbanism in Lebanon, in addition to writing about leading 20th-century modernist architects. Some of his projects include the new town hall of Byblos in Lebanon, a housing project in Tyre and a park in downtown Beirut.

#ToOurCountries (The Original Version)

I don’t know if it’s true, but some are saying that the two girls behind the #ToOurCountries video that went viral are pro-Assad. Here’s how these guys responded to that story.
I personally think we should all be pro-humanity these days and try to stop the violence around us and help out those in need as much as possible.
[YouTube]

26 Ways Living in Lebanon Can Kill You – Construction Sites

Third in a series by Noura Andrea Nassar titled “26 Ways Living in Lebanon Can Kill You”
Usually, noise, pollution, dust, basic safety, etc. are integral when it comes to a construction site in a densely populated area. All those things are rarely ever enforced in Lebanese construction sites.

Actors You Find In All Lebanese TV Series

I don’t follow Lebanese TV series but every time I spot one of these shows on TV, I find the same people acting. Whether it’s drama, comedy, action, family, lifestyle, Syrian-Lebanese, Egyptian-Lebanese, Turkish-Lebanese or any type for that sake, you always find the same people in different roles, as if we only have a dozen of actors in Lebanon and that’s about it.

LBCI: WTH is This?

[YouTube]
Can anyone explain what is this about?

What To Do This Weekend

We all need a breather from all the crap happening around us. So, here’s my suggestion for this weekend’s coolest parties and places to be:
THURSDAY  Uncensored Play on Censorship in Lebanon – AUB West Hall

Meet Anthony Hamawi AKA 9gag’s Overly Confident Man

Anthony Hamawi is a Lebanese comedian, musician and writer. He also got featured under 9gag’s overly confident man section. Check out the meme as it’s a hilarious.

Fail Dock Selfie Caught On MTV Made It To Mashable

I posted about it back in September and it was shared on Mashable yesterday.
If you’ve missed it, watch it below as it’s hilarious!
[YouTube]

CNTraveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2014: Beirut Among The Top 25 Cities in the World

Beirut is the only Arab city that made it to the CNTraveler Top 25 cities of the world list of 2014. Florence came first, followed by Charleston in South Carolina and Budapest in third position.
Here’s the [full list].
PS: It would be nice if they stop using the same picture of Harissa when talking about Beirut.

ABC More Smoke-Free Than Ever

People were complaining earlier online that they spotted some people smoking indoors at ABC Achrafieh and that the mall is breaking the smoking bank law. It didn’t take long for ABC’s owner Robert Fadel to contact the concerned people and state that “he gave extremely strict directives for smoking to be absolutely banned in all indoor areas at ABC”.
That’s great news and thumbs up to ABC for responding that quickly and in the best way possible.

Fadi El Khatib Coming Back to Sagesse?

It looks like Fadi el Khatib will join Hekmeh once he’s done with the Chinese league in February. Hekmeh already signed Hayg Gyokchyan, Desmond Penigar and is looking good for the coming season (if it ever kicks off).

Nicolas Fattouche’s Website Got Hacked

It’s still hacked. Check it [Here].
Update (22.10.2014): It got fixed now.

HE DID TAKE ACTION! YAAAAY! It’s Actually Rifi’s Fault Fattouche Wasn’t Arrested…

I’m glad to report that Minister of Justice Ashraf Rifi went to Daou’s office and heard her side of the story, and is going to take the necessary legal actions! Also, Daou never apologized. Great, great news!
via Sakker El Dekkene
Ok, after the horrendous Nicolas Fattouche scandal, a lot of talk has been going on about what should have happened legally, especially with Daou’s “reconciliation” with the disgraced MP.

New Solar-Powered Lights on the Dora-Karantina Highway


Road and traffic conditions in Lebanon are appalling. When there isn’t choking traffic, there’s no lighting (ma fi kahraba!), massive potholes, deep lakes and crazy drivers letting out the traffic’s frustration by zig-zagging and speeding to their dooms and the dooms of others.

ABC Mall Breaks Law 174 (Anti Smoking Law)

UPDATE– Law 174 facebook’s page just announced that Mr Fadel contacted them saying that as soon as he heard about the situation, he gave extremely strict directives for smoking to be absolutely banned in all indoor areas at ABC. Good news!

Hilarious No Parking Sign

A friend sent it to me but I have no idea where it was taken.

Cool Unipole To Highlight Sayfco’s Ecovillage In Faqra

Redrock will be located next to Faqra Club spread on a 300,000 sqm of land. Apparently there will be a working bio agricultural farm producing natural organic vegetables, fruits and naturally fed poultry for the benefit of residents. That’s a pretty cool idea but I can imagine how pricey these chalets will be.
[YouTube]

Lebanese-American Journalist Serena Shim Killed In Turkey

Press TV, for which Serena used to work, is not buying the car accident story and is pointing at the Turkish Intelligence. Serena had stated few days before that the Turkish intelligence agency had threatened her and accused her of spying.
The Lebanese authorities should call for an open and transparent investigation into the death of Serena Shim.

26 Ways Living in Lebanon Can Kill You: A – Arguileh


First in a series by Noura Andrea Nassar titled “26 Ways Living in Lebanon Can Kill You”

A Conversation With An Internet Supplier in Lebanon

One of my friends just moved into his new house and wanted to get a decent internet connection, so he called several companies and chose what he thought was the best plan for him. The internet supplier called him few weeks later and here’s the conversation that took place:
X:Hello
Hi
X: We are contacting you regarding the internet plan you’ve requested. U asked for the 6mb plan right?
Correct
X: Unfortunately ur phone line cannot handle more than 2mb
How come?
X: We r not responsible for that. We just check with Ogero. So which plan do u want? The 4mb or 6mb?

CML gets itself a Bourjeily treatment

CML (Caisse Mutuelle Laique) which defines itself as a mutual and social protection body with the mission to offer healthcare services to its members, released one very nicely concepted TV commerial. It's witty without being overdone, funny without sinking to slapstick, and gets its point across without dumbing down its viewer. How cool is that?

Religious And Ethnic Hatred Top Concern Among Lebanese

Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Tunisia also shared Lebanon’s concern. Check out the rest of the study [Here].