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How It Looks Like On The Syrian-Lebanese Borders

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I spotted this video of a Hezbollah fighter mocking MP Sami Gemayel’s military plan to better control the Syrian-Lebanese borders. Personally speaking, I think all Lebanese parties are to blame for the situation but if what this fighter is saying is true on how the terrorists attack almost daily, then we are in deep trouble.
I am positive that the Lebanese army can control the borders but it needs to reinforce all the positions and set up watch towers every 1 km if not less. We have to do whatever it takes to keep these jihadists away from Lebanon.

Happy In Lebanon?

I don’t know if this is a new mall or supermarket or both but it’s opening soon at Charcutier Aoun’s previous Zouk Mosbeh branch.

Beirut Is Crazy, Messy, F***ed-up and Fantastic But It Is Not The Real Centre of This Region

I just finished reading the “Why Beirut Really Matters” post that everyone’s been sharing in the past couple of days and I really wish I could agree with everything the author is saying but I would be lying. I love Beirut and I admire Warren’s love for our capital but tiny little Beirut is ANYTHING but the real centre of this region, and definitely “not an indication of where we might, could, possibly even should, all be going, regionally and globally”.

Clementine makes Noise with Adha

 

Clementine and sister PR company Noise have come up with brilliant Eid el Adha cards.

Interview with the creator of Noteholics


I  recently had a chat with Hadi Radwan creator of Noteholics site about how he got started, how he went about getting traffic to his website and much more…

1- Can you give me some information about yourself and your website ?

The Story Of The Fake Bomb Detectors Still Being Used In Lebanon

Even though the man who sold these fraudulent bomb detectors was sentenced to seven years in jail, some governments and security companies are still using these devices. I’ve been talking about this matter for 3 years now yet only few malls and businesses have decided to drop these useless devices in Lebanon. Luckily enough, we haven’t had any bombings in crowded places for the past few months but that’s not a valid reason to keep using these detectors.
Here’s the [latest] on this story by BBC’s Caroline Hawley.

Fall

I went for a walk in the park this morning. I am not going to tell you where it is; I'd like to keep this park to myself in the mornings. It's not in Taanayel, in case you are wondering. (The pictures in this post are not related to the text, btw)

Bassam Zahalan Wins The 2014 Lebanon Red Bull CPD King of Drift

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The event took place today at the Charles Helou station and I was there to enjoy it. Bassam Zahalan was crowded winner, while Kifah Hilal and Mohammad Baalkabki finished second and third respectively. I took a lot of pictures and small videos which I will share tomorrow.
Check out the winning run [Here].

Eid greetings from Arab Museum of Modern Art


A splendid card from the Arab Museum of Modern Art, with a wonderful work entitled "Al Ka'aba" by Egyptian artist Omar el-Nagdi. And with this, best wishes from myself for a Eid Moubarak.

Eid Adha Moubarak

Happy Eid everyone!

Les Angles by Hala Moubarak on 7UPstairs Publishing


7UPstairs Publishing is delighted to share with you Hala Moubarak's first book outing (eventhough she has been published widely previously in print and online this is her first "book" format) concentrating on her trained architectural eye which sees edifices "with angles" (hence the title "les angles"). Hala's Instagram account (from which these works were taken) can be found here.


Tripoli Remembers Robin Williams

He looks more like Georges Clooney than Robin Williams.

Audio Kultur’s Launch Party: Fighting for the Right to Party


 
Despite the many subjects I tackle on this blog, I pride myself in that my main “area of expertise” and the posts that have gotten most attention over the past five years, were the ones related to nightlife.

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