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Thought of the Day: Love Your Beautiful Country… A Video Says it All

We look to travel outside our country while we live in a gem that just needs some cleaning up around the edges. Together we can make a difference, each and everyone can stand strong and scream out “We want our Lebanon back…” the one with no political side affects, the one that’s always smiling to the world, the one people envy us for, the one that’s free from prejudice, pain and fear…
Many may have already seen this… But I thought I would just shed some light at how beautiful it was and can still be…

In Pictures: Huge Storm Hits Lebanon, Drowns Roads

via YazbekWehbe
Of course it wasn’t a huge storm that hit Lebanon this morning, but if you look at what happened today after it rained for a couple of hours only, you’d think a tsunami had hit the Lebanese shores.
Here are few pictures that speak for themselves:

Safineh.

     SAFINEH from Gab Ferneiné on Vimeo.

"Sometimes I forget that Beirut is a Port And it kills me to keep forgetting". Safineh's footage were shot from Beirut's rooftops that have a view on its port. Very creative video, the music is a bit annoying. Enjoy it! 
Music: Trash Inc. soundcloud.com/trash-inc 
Directed, animated and edited by Gabriel Ferneiné.

Al Balad: Same Quality, Same Taste… A Pleasant Meal

I’ve always been a fan of Al Balad, the first authentic Lebanese restaurant with a twist where, flavors and colors are all mixed together to come up with fine oriental delicacies that you will definitely enjoy. 

I won’t go into the complete process of describing the place and its staff since I’ve already done so man

Lebanese Reporters Show Support For The Civil Defence Volunteers By Taking Off Their Shoes

The Civil Defence Volunteers went to the sea yesterday and threatened to keep on swimming until the law is passed. Some of them almost drowned and others fainted before the law got approved by the parliament. Meanwhile and in order to show support, Lebanese Reporters from various TV stations decided to share pictures of their shoes.

The Alphabet Sandwich? What’s in It?

Called the ‘Alphabet Sandwich’, DudeFoods has created a mountainous sandwich that 26 different ingredients – one ingredient for every alphabet… yes, A for Avocado, B for Bacon and so on… and there are a few fun add-ons in there like Krispy Kreme doughnut .

The full list of ingredients is as follows:

Aston Martin and Champagne ? A Match Made in Heaven

Would you pay $42,000 for an Aston Martin limited edition… Before getting your hopes too high this is not the price for a limited edition car from Aston Martin… Wouldn’t that be a dream come true… An Aston Martin for $42,000. For this price you will get a limited edition bowl for cooling champagne branded by the British manufacturer.

Britain’s Favorite Take-away Is Lebanese

A Lebanese Diner called The Cedar has won the title of Britain’s favorite take-away, after receiving the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9000 eateries. The Cedar Chef and Owner Sami Khoueiry says all his recipes are 100% home made and approved by his mother.

8 Life-Changing Bills the Lebanese Parliament Buried in Drawers

1- Retirement Benefits Bill
We’re all going to get old. A civilization is only as good as its treatment to its elders. Of course, this doesn’t mean we let our lives get governed by old men in black robes, but it means we make sure our senior citizens have everything they need once they retire, from healthcare benefits and pensions and onwards.
2- Civil Status Laws Bill
The root of many of Lebanon’s problems can be traced back to Lebanon’s dependence on each sect’s personal status laws. This means everything linked to marriage, birth, death, inheritance, etc. is controlled by opaque religious courts with rarely any due process or rational thinking. We need a civil status law to equalize the Lebanese in the eyes of the law, regardless of their faith (or lack-thereof).

Ceci n'est pas un Tarboush


Oh the endless social media dramas! It seems a consumer found a nail in a product by Gandour, namely the Tarboush. The guy - John Kairouz, a trainer in human behavior and a Stanford graduate - plastered it all over the place. Gandour mishandled the whole drama completely both online and even on television bringing less than credible people to justify their case (a "facebook" expert and an insulting lawyer). I think the caricature I just did above completely "nails" it!

Women's roles played by Men!

Commercials tend to show women in provocative poses no matter what product is being sold, so Buzzfeed decided to recreate three of them with men. Via: Adsworld


Apparently the buzzfed team haven't seen the biscoleta silly ad yet !

Blue is the warmest color in Beirut.

It happened before (1, 2, 34 and 5), and here is another example of how Beirut - the uncompromisingly aggressive city - can mellow down and offers one a respite from a bad day with a poetic note.

Dubai The Only Arab City Among TripAdvisor’s 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In The World

Let’s hope Beirut will get back soon on the tourist map.
Istanbul topped the TripAdvisor list followed by Rome, London and Beijing. Dubai ranked 17th. To check out the full list, click [here].

The Bayrut Express: eco-friendly style


Ziad Dagher is not your usual investor and The Bayrut Express is not your typical fashion store. Almost everything there has a story rooted in environment, recycling, eco-friendliness and - of course - style and fashion too. Dagher is trying to mix between fashion and environment and has managed, in just a few months, to attract a faithful clientele that wishes to distinguish itself while being environmentally-conscious.

Lebanese Parliament Approves The Employment of Civil Defence Volunteers

Civil Defense volunteers protested in a weird way today to claim their rights by swimming deep into the sea in Ramlet al-Bayda and threatening to drown if the parliament doesn’t approve their full-time employment. Some of them were rescued and hospitalized and the parliament ended up approving the draft-law for their employment.

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