Misc

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Uf Chou Laziz’s Ice Bucket Challenge

[YouTube]
The guys from Uf Chou Laziz challenged me and Gino to do the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Challenge accepted

Fighting Da3esh In Lebanon

via MTV
I don’t know how these models are fighting Da3esh by wearing swimsuits and drinking rosé. I shaved this morning. Am I fighting Da3esh too?

A Lonely End To The Only the Lonely Project

[YouTube]
Damaged and replaced stand buttons: 38
Damaged and replaced stand cameras: 19
Damaged and replaced stands: 6
I guess this pretty much sums up this social experiment conducted by Volvo. It’s a very disappointing but expected outcome.
Funnily enough, the trend in Lebanon lately is to report cars or motorcycles breaking the law but it looks like people just like to take pictures and share them on FB and Twitter (and then go break the law somewhere else).

USA: Of "American Exceptionalism" and tarnished brands.


Artwork by Tarek Chemaly

The above artwork was done in the spirit of the Obama "Hope" poster by Shepard Fairey (which itself was subject to litigation by the way), and depicts current Texas Governor Rick Perry in his mugshot.

Ivy Reviews: Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara


When it comes to statement lashes, Lancôme is the authority. I’ve been a big fan of Lancome Hypnose Drama for years but this was my first time trying out the new Hypnose Doll Eyes and I wasn’t disappointed.

Lebanon Tightening Regulations on Foreign NGO Workers

Picture Via LayoverGuide
Foreign NGO workers should indeed apply for a different type of VISA if they are not coming here as tourists, but things should be made easy for them as they are here on a humanitarian mission and are helping us out at the end of the day.
Read the full article on the Economist [Here].

Some of the Finest Artisan Bakers in Lebanon

Bread has always been the most basic and homely of foods. Yet what was once a daily tradition is rapidly becoming a luxury. We’re no longer happy with loaves in plastic bags. We now crave artisanal breads with organic ingredients and rare grains. There’s certainly a market, we’ll pay for quality products, but it really »more...

Arabnet: 5 Mistakes Ruining Your Blog

Published on Arabnet.me By Maysaa Al Ajjan | August 18, 2014 While the first blogging activity could be traced back to 1994 in the USA, it took the MENA region well over 10 years to catch up to this now infectious trend. Closer to home, many tech-savvies in Lebanon have taken to blogging as a fun challenge and found »more...

Check into Your Underwater Room

Located in Pemba Island, Tanzania, the Manta Underwater Room is a room belonging to the Manta Resort. Designed by Genberg Underwater Hotels, this floating glass cube allows guests to be completely immersed in the ocean where amongst the multitude of fish species that swim by, the star of the show is the manta ray. Easily »more...

Steam: Stove-top Tea Maker

Steam is a stove-top tea maker. It brews tea by passing hot water pressurized by steam through stacked kettles. Reflecting upon tea culture in east, Steam has stacking teapots specially designed for tea preparation. Larger lower kettle is filled with water to boil, and then boiled water evaporates into upper kettle, steeping loose-leaf tea blend »more...

SOLOMUN This Friday at SKYBAR

I’m Not A Martyr Movie Coming Out Very Soon

[YouTube]
Here’s the new trailer and the movie is set to be released this fall.
I am looking forward to this one!

Egg-Throwing Kids In Hamra

This translates to “The neighbors’ kids are throwing eggs from the balcony”
Yesterday was the first time I visit Hamra in the past 4 months and I enjoyed walking around and taking pictures of funny and creative writings and drawings like the one above, but I was saddened by the substantial number of beggars, specially children and even babies playing on the sidewalks and sleeping on the floor. I walked for around 15 minutes and saw at least 20 children on the sidewalks, some of them sleeping next to a garbage can.

Taste&Flavors: Finding the Lost Bread… Lebanon’s Finest

Some culinary traditions live on and over the years move on to different parts of the world. In our dear Lebanon, we have been heavily influenced by French traditions, naturally so, look back into history… and some of these traditions have found their way into a number of dishes that have become classics in different »more...

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