All and nothing

Are You A Musician? Perform in La Fete De La Musique 2014!

So, over the years on this blog, I’ve discovered a LOT of you are amazing artists, musicians and performers.
Perhaps the funnest time in Beirut, where it’s really all about the music, and where alcohol and money are not an obstacle, and everyone just walks around Beirut to listen to beautiful, genuine music by Lebanese talents.

Snack Camera Lens Caps

I think these were made for me… Snack caps for my camera? Just came across these cute burger and donuts camera caps…
After a long day of zooming around and constantly shifting focus from one thing to another your camera lens is beat! Give it a boost with nutritious Snack Caps!

SMOC relies on the past to leap

Interesting how some ads come totally out of nowhere, SMOC (Saint Mary's Othodox College) came out with this interesting ad to indicate how much they rely on their past to leap into the future. It is a book coming out from an iPad. Simple, neat, and does the creative trick. The French and Arabic versions are less powerful so I am keeping to this one "the past forward" which strikes a better punch.

Getting Closer

And so the conflict creeps evermore closer. Today, a Dutch priest was killed in Homs, Syria. He was Dutch by origin, but had been living in Syria since 1966, and as such had lived longer in Syria than he had lived in Holland.

Picture taken from this blog post: http://glamroz.com/another-christian-martyr-father-frans-van-der-lugt/ 
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What’s the rush?

It has been six weeks since my Beiruti began sounding out her first words. She is now surprisingly confident with short phonetic words following a simple consonant-vowel-consonant pattern. I have even thrown in a fair few simple four-letter words like FROG and CLAP, as well as plurals, like CATS. She is very methodical in pronouncing one sound after the other and it is just amazing to think that she is actually reading. Within limits of course.
And to be honest I’ve intentionally kept those limits quite strict. I’m thoroughly against overloading kids. I think it’s awful that primary school kids have as much homework as I had at the beginning of secondary school.

Typically Lebanese!

I Like it  ;)

Agency: Leo Burnett Beirut
Director: Ali Ali
Production House: Intaj
The Production House Awards: Emerald Prize in the "Service Activity" at the MENA Cristal Festival 2014
 2 bronzes at the Dubai Lynx on March 12, 2014 in the Film Craft Category. www.libanpost.com

Pastéis de Belém: Lisbon’s Famous Dessert is Exquisite

Since 1837, this area or this shop in particular has been offering a signature dessert people come from all around the globe to taste: “Pasteis De Belem“. The simple recipe has had various alterations in the Portuguese pastel arias (pastry shops) and padarias (bakeries), in the shape of the pastry cup and the filling. Some prefer the cream slightly “curdled” to give it a rustic appearance and unusual texture.

GAP Styld.by + IvySays = Weekend Walks

Finding the perfect fitting pair of jeans doesn’t come easy for a girl, what works on your legs doesn’t always work on your hips. So when do finally land on the right ones, you hang on to them.

Check Out My Cedar Tree

I got yesterday the official certificate of Adoption and the GPS coordinates for the Cedar Tree I planted in Kfardebian. Of course it will be years before the tree grows a bit but I love the initiative.
If you want to know how to adopt a Cedar tree, click [Here].

Well Played Duo

I hate it when toilets are very far from the restaurant and that’s the case at ABC Achrafieh. I also hate it when you have to climb stairs to get the toilets. I guess I am lazy after a meal, just like everyone else

Pizza.Co… Will Put a Smile on your Face… I was Overwhelmed

BRGR.Co started in Lebanon and found its way into the international market… The same people who brought you BRGR.Co now bring you PZZA.Co, a gourmet accessible Italian concept with a focal element being the all time favorit

Lebanese Economist Rand Ghayad’s Research On Long-Term Unemployment

Rand Ghayad is a Lebanese Economist who will shortly be receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University. He published a paper back in 2012, along with his doc­toral adviser William Dickens, which offered a new take on long-term unemployment and found that “the long-​​term unem­ployed were qual­i­fied for jobs but were ranking lower than other poten­tial can­di­dates because of the length of time they had been out of the workforce”.

Positive Role Modelling

At the start line, Sunday morning 7:55 AM in downtown Beirut (May Khalil in pink) 
On their way  

Around 23 Michelin Stars in 60 Seconds

Here’s your chance to visit Michelin-starred restaurants in a 60-second video which takes you on a culinary journey across a group of restaurants that collectively boasts 23 stars.

In the name of the people - via Marcel Ghanem

Turns out the campaign which I have talked about earlier "in the name of the people" is nothing but an extension to the ads for "kalam ra2is" (words of a president) as hosted by Marcel Ghanem on LBC. I said before, follow the money, and not it is there - the entity which put this campaign will recoup its investment ten fold from advertisers. Voila!

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