Misc

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Adonis river runs DRY!!!

Earlier this month, Naher Ibrahim (Adonis River) set a new all-time record low. that's because Lebanon has had below-normal rainfall levels for so long .Villagers in the area say water levels on their river is among the lowest in living memory.I took the above picture of “after” photo to complement picture I took in August 2007. When you compare the two , the result is Shocking!

Brazilian Football Team Not Coming To Lebanon Anymore?

Annahar is saying Brazil may call off the friendly game they had planned with Lebanon on September 4, mainly for security reasons.

The Coffee Making Alarm Clock… Yes You Heard Right

During the time we are actually waking up each morning we are making our coffee or waiting for one… Well to help get a jump-start on things, designer Joshua Renouf has developed a striking alarm clock that starts the process before you even get out of bed.   The Barisieur is an alarm clock and »more...

Farah Samman's great design for Julia's album


Let's face it, Arab singers have horrible designers working for them - it is so very rare for the albums to be well designed and what's worse are the concert promotions which are usually horrendous collages of photos of several people badly cropped and intermingled mish-mashed together. Sure, you will now accuse me of being biased considering the new album by Julia Boutros has been designed by Farah Samman - someone with whom I have collaborated frequently in the past.

Hannibal Race In Lebanon

There’s a Hannibal race taking place in Lebanon on September 7th at Zaarour from 8am till 5pm. There are two types of races, the 7K and the 15K both with obstacles. It’s a pretty tough race so think twice before joining it as you won’t be able to finish unless you are fit.
Check out more info [Here].
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Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Last week, I decided to visit Saida. It wasn’t a planned visit but I ended up trying a few interesting things. It was a great start for a next trip that will be planned properly and will be more extensive!  I decided to keep it simple and try some of their famous sandwiches, which many »more...

Pharrell Williams’s Creates His Own Burger

Add chef to various talents that Pharrell Williams has been showing lately – a singer, actor, designer artist is there anything the “Happy” singer doesn’t know how to do…In Japan, Williams created his own burger available at friend and collaborative partner NIGO‘s 2-5 Café. Between two crispy toasted buns are layers of the freshest ingredients including »more...

Satrbucks is lost in (Arabic) translation


"Yes to an all-time favourite" is according to Starbucks "The drink of choice for all times" in the Arabic version - notice the subtle but drastic difference? "all-time" becomes "all times". Still don't get it? An "all-time favourite" is a "classic" or something that has been enjoyed for a long time, "all times" refers to the hour of the day of consumption, or the occasion in which it was being enjoyed.

Pop art invades the city via Roy Lichtenstein


Khoury Home as inpired by Roy Lichtenstein

#Tripoli_Loves_Beer: 10 Things Tripoli’s Mayor Should Worry About Before Banning Beer Ads

Removing the beer ads in Tripoli may be legally correct, but I think Tripoli’s mayor should have other priorities on his agenda that are way more important than removing alcohol billboards. Here are some of them:

Where To Party This 3eed El Saydeh

So, over the past few years, 3eed el sayde has become a hotbed for large-scale parties in areas outside of Beirut. Of course, Faraya and Faqra come to mind, with 3-day long exhibitions and festivals all over the place, which I do recommend you check out (Faqra Club, Jardin du Mzaar) because the weather is awesome and there’ll be a lot of people enjoying their time there in the day. But, this post is about the nighttime parties, and here are the ones I’m going to be at and feel are worth going to!

Art Of C At City Centre Beirut: Creativity For A Good Cause

Five Lebanese artists were showcasing their creativity for a good cause at the Beirut City Centre on Saturday. Famous Tattoo artist Hady Beydoun, Graffiti Artists Rami Mouallem and Alfred Bader, Fashion Illustrator Sandra Bakhamian, and Dispatch Beirut were all decorating a huge C letter and turning them into giant pieces of art.
I passed by to check out what they’re up to and took pictures of their art work. I love Sandra and Rami’s structures the most.

What Is Wrong With The Lebanese Basketball Teams? Why Are They So Determined To Kill The Game?

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I am really surprised that basketball players in Lebanon are still quiet over what’s happening recently. The Lebanese Federation may be obliged to take a decision soon that will literally kill basketball in Lebanon and harm first and foremost the Lebanese players. As you can see from the report, All the teams (except Riyadi) want 3 foreign players instead of 2 and their arguments are as follows:
Allowing three foreign players:
- will increase competitiveness.
- allow the Lebanese players to improve.
- lower the budgets of all the teams.

Annahar Writes About A Gay Marriage In Faqra Then Removes The Story And Apologizes

via lfadi
I saved this story to read it later, only to find out that Annahar removed it and posted a clarification stating that it was a fabricated story to harm the paper’s image. They also apologized to the groom showing in the picture and to his bestman showing in the picture.

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