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Lebanon Draws 2-2 Against Brazil In A Friendly Game

Lebanon played a friendly game against Brazil’s Olympic team in Qatar tonight and almost beat the Brazilian side. The Brazilians were the first to score but the Lebanese team managed to score twice afterwards and could have easily won the game if it wasn’t for Brazil’s late equalizer (which was an offside by the way). I know that this is not the official Brazilian team, but it’s still a huge achievement for the Lebanese team.
I will share a video of the goals scored as soon as they are out.

Leftovers finale review

The music, oh heaven, the music!Starting us up with Nina Simon’s extraordinary interpretation of Jaque Brel’s sorrowful “Ne me Quitte pas”, then whisking us out on the show’s hypnotizing piano theme, passing through Apocalyptica’s interpretation of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, to end with the theme again. What magic is this! Unbelievable!

Summer is Running at its End

Walking the dogs in the mountains above Beirut
The weather is slowly cooling off, and way up in the mountains, early in the morning or late in the afternoon, you get caught in swirling fog. It is nice cold in the fog. When I just moved here, I thought that the grey clouds in the mountains meant it was going to rain any minute, but it never does.

Sara El Khatib’s Inspiring Ted Talk Before She Passed Away Fighting Cancer

[YouTube]
Sara passed away 14 days after giving this inspiring and brave Ted talk. I wish I had attended the event and met her in person. May she rest in peace and many thanks to TedxLAU for this small and beautiful tribute.

Incredible archive of ancient unseen photographs discovered in Lebanon

Julius Caesar at Place de l'Etoile, BeirutWhile working at a soup kitchen in London a few months ago, I made a startling discovery that revealed a secret archive of photographs from Lebanon dating back for millennia that I am now sharing with the world. A very, very old man approached me and I detected a hint of a Phoenician accent in the way he spoke English and I quizzed him I realised he is also from Lebanon.

A Lebanese Archive by Ania Dabrowska

Diab Alkarssifi’s lost archive of Lebanese and Arab photographs is brought to light in a new book by Ania Dabrowska.
"When artist Ania Dabrowska started working with Diab Alkarssifi, a homeless Lebanese man in London, she made a startling discovery. He was a compulsive photographer with a hoard of unseen pictures from his homeland" Via: The Gardian
I am big fan of vintage photos, and following Arab image foundation activities since 2009.
Can't wait for the book launch!
This great work is supported by Book Works and Arab Images Foundation. 

Rare Video of Lebanon’s Most Beautiful Places in 1921


Those 11 minutes of absolute beauty are guaranteed to make you smile in these dark, dark times.

 

Clarisonic Plus Review and My Head to Toe Facials


I’ve been blessed with good combination skin with the infrequent outbreak of a crude pimple here and there but I do have a reoccurring black head issue which I haven’t been able to get rid of for some time now.
You see a couple of years back when I was prepping for my big day; I did the amateur’s mistake of signing up for a facial at a relatively well known beauty spot (which I shall not name) but which seemed quite professional.

Enough selfie's already people!


I don't think i need to give you a definition of a Selfie! the selfie is everywhere instagram, facebook, twitter...! it is even named as "Word of The Year".
I have never taken a slefie, in fact I have taken only two, but some people's life isn't complete until they take a selfie of everything they have done during the day: 

On a Shoe, and Not Much Else

One of the tiny waterfalls  When I was pregnant with my son, I didn’t know what name to give him. And then I went for a walk on the beach with a Lebanese couple and their children. They had a son named Adrian, about 11 years old. And he was playing in the surf. With his new basketball shoes, brought in from the States by his dad who had been on a business trip. The dad must have warned the child a hundred times about those shoes. ‘Be careful, those are expensive shoes. Be careful, those are new shoes.

Diab Alkarssifi and Ania Dubrowska: A Lebanese archive


Image: Diab Alkarssifi


Image: Diab Alkarssifi

Balaa Pothole ranked 11th most Amazing Waterfall in the World

Balaa Tannourine cavesImage: glamroz.com
The Baatara gorge waterfall (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon.
The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail.
Discovered in 1952 by French bio speologist Henri Coiffait, the waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Speleo club Liban. The cave is also known as the “Cave of the Three Bridges.”

"All of Me" cover by the Lebanese Luciana Zogbi

I am a big fan of  John Legend, and this song is my favorite so far. 
You can now listen to this song by a Lebanese/Brazilian singer Luciana Zogbi, I like this cover but sure it is not better than John Legend's original .
You can check her youtube channel for more songs [Here]
or join her facebook page [Here]
Lebanese talent is all around the world! All the best to Luciana.

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