Misc

All and nothing

More Mountains

On top of Mount Kniesseh. It's not the highest point in Lebanon, but I find it by far the best looking one.

Da3ek Laundry Detergent

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After Geely’s Da3ess ad, check out the Da3ek Laundry Detergent.
via LBCBlogs

Amid the Chaos, Ebola Threat Left Unchecked in Lebanon


There’s chaos in Lebanon at the moment, with the Lebanese government officially joining the “War on Terror” alongside two dozen other countries, the Lebanese public in darkness because of electricity disputes, the presidential seat being vacant, the upcoming postponed elections being pretty much dead and of course, the threat of Islamist extremist attacks and invasions is still very much a possibility. So, it’s understandable that not enough is being done to take precautions against Ebola spreading here.

My Article On Gebran Tueni And Social Media

Picture via sdaouk
Since it was Gebran Tueni’s birthday yesterday, and given how much I admire this man and everything he’s done for Lebanon, I thought of resharing the article I wrote about him and social media for Annahar few months ago.

Libans de Reves: Tarek Chemaly x Charif Megarbane audiovisual collaboration


Based on a title which is a part of a sentence by Rimbaud in his prose poem “Villes I” in Les Illuminations, “Libans de reves” (or “Lebanons of dreams”) is an audiovisual diptych between visual artist Tarek Chemaly and musician Charif Megarbane (the talent behind the Cosmic Analog Ensemble) which includes “CocoCommodore” and “Abou el Rish” – a kind of false introspection for a nation that lost sight of itself (assuming it ever had it).

Funny Interaction On Twitter Between LBCI’s Bassam Abou Zeid And The ISF

I don’t think Bassam expected the ISF to answer him but they surprisingly did. In case you missed my post on this matter, check it out [Here].
Thanks Rita!

Growing Quinoa In The Bekaa Valley

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That’s good news but I hope they won’t be watering them with sewers like other crops in the Bekaa. Speaking of Quinoa, check out my favorite Quinoa salads in Beirut.

Of Acorn and Perseverance

An ongoing tradition is to collect souvenirs from museum shops wherever I go.

The acorn which only appears on a fully mature oak represents the symbol of patience and perseverance in order to attain one's goals.

Surprise Flash Mob Medley at a Lebanese Wedding

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I would have loved such a surprise at my wedding (less dancing for me lol!). Nice one Jad!

صبرا وشاتيلا 2014


(طباعة وحبر على ورق print and ink on paper)
"Is one memory enough to preserve the scene?"
In memory of the massacre of Sabra and Shatila

Street Musician

I love seeing passionate people that really commit to what they do. This guy was so into playing, I took this small video with my phone, check it out
Spotted in Rome.

What Does “Being Open Minded” Mean In Lebanon?

It seems this “business man” has got it all wrong when it comes to open mindedness. Check out the full article [Here].

Koussa Man2our For The Lazy Cooks

I spotted this stand in Tripoli but I’ve seen supermarkets selling them as well. It’s definitely a smart idea but they should cover the zucchini if they wanna sell them on the street.

I am Spécial Magazine’s Geek Of The Month

I am this month’s geek on Spécial Magazine. You can check out the full interview in their September issue or on their [new iPhone app].
Thank you Joyce!

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