Misc

All and nothing

Douaihy Easter Ads

What does the XO game have to do with Maamoul and is this E-store supposed to mean Easter? I really hope not. On a positive note, I got a Knefe from Douaihy on Friday and it’s still one of the best out there.

Taken from Douaihy

Nadine Magazine Spot On Cover Page And Headline

The woman on the front page with her panties showing told the magazine she will succeed without compromises.
I believe you

Answering ReThinkIsrael’s BuzzFeed Article: The 13 Delicacies That Are Israeli .. Aren’t Israeli

Picture from Al-Abraaj
ThHank you Rumzz for writing this. Read the full article [Here].

On April 13: The Lebanese Civil War Mentality We Need To Get Rid Of

When I first saw the announcement above, I wasn’t really sure if I should laugh at it or criticize it, and as it went viral and Lebanese started commenting on it, I noticed that few people were actually defending whomever posted this announcement and saying that this is the reality we live in. I wasn’t surprised to hear these comments to be honest as sectarianism is still infecting our society and has been on the rise lately mainly due to the Syrian conflict, add to that increased racism against Syrian Refugees.

The 'ghabir' (damage expert) and the tow truck driver I was going to write this amazing post about a fantastic hike in Mazraat el-Chouf, an absolutely beautiful region, especially now that spring has started full-force. But I wrecked my car on the way up there, and had to come down riding the cab of the tow truck. The airbags didn’t even go off; yet the entire front of the car is in pieces, and it was leaking some gruesomely smelling liquid. I should be thankful for all the things that did not happen.

According To BuzzFeed: Hummus, Halloumi Cheese, Cactus Fruit, Falafel, Shawarma, Labneh, Kibbeh and Baba Ghannoush Are Israeli Delicacies

This BuzzFeed article by ReThinkIsrael is so ridiculous and disrespectful to international cuisines that I don’t know where to start. The author could have simply stated there are things you could eat in Israel, but to claim that these are Israeli specialties is just too much. Moreover, how can you claim that a fruit is specialty?

Fashionable Candles for Palm Sunday

This doll is part of an art exhibition at the Beirut Souks done by Cynthia’s Candle. The candles on display are supposedly the world’s tallest Palm Sunday Candles which I hope no one will consider buying for their children. I remember when I was a kid, I had to carry my younger cousin’s 1 meter and a half candle for a good hour just because he was too little to hold it.

On Changing Times

Jesuit priests at the St. Joseph church for the memorial service, a portrait of Van der Lugt in the background I went to a memorial service this afternoon in Ashrafiya.

First Impression: PZZA.Co At The Beirut Souks

Yesterday was the soft launch for The PZZA.Co Italian restaurant so I passed by and had a late lunch there. PZZA.Co is a gourmet italian concept brought to you by the same people behind BRGR.Co, which is by far my favorite burger place in Lebanon. PzzaCo is located right next to Brgrco at the Beirut Souks.

A New Idea For Wedding Planners In Lebanon

[YouTube]
I wonder how much the priest would charge the couple to sing a song for them.

Palm Sunday candles, 2014 edition.

I have covered this before, and every year, the selection gets more interesting from a social and anthropological level... 2011, 2012, 2013, and now this! My main regret is not being able to take a photo of a Coca-Cola dressed candle coming from Gladys Shop (which along with Cynthia's candle, Majica and Maia Dibeh and The Little Frog) proves there are now dedicated brands for a vibrant Easter candles market.

Yazan - Gibran - Orphalese


I may not be the first to comment on this lovely piece by talented graffiti artist Yazan Halwani but I could be the first to make this connection. Yazan placed Lebanese author Gibran Khalil Gibran on a 100,000 monetary bill. But few know that the Prophet's city was Orphalese, which stems from "aur" "philis" - aur is aurum or gold, and philis means lover. So Orphalese is the city of gold lovers - or all persons materialistic. Welcome home Gibran!

Daniella Rahme Craving Al Hallab

[YouTube]
I love Kasr el Helou but I would be yelling at “Hayete Dad” if he takes me from Beirut to Tripoli after I had just landed.
Cool ad nonetheless. Daniella and Hallab overdose 7elo

In Medias Res - soon at Station Beirut



IN MEDIAS RES
April 16 - April 18, 2014
Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition

On show everyday from 7pm - midnight
Opening reception | Wednesday April 16th | 7pm

INITIATED BY: Miha Vipotnik
SEARCHING JOE: Tarek Joseph Chemaly

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Alina Amer (Performance)
Gabrielle Akiki (Photography)
Osman Arabi (Sound Performance)
Rami Bishara (Installation Art)

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