ABC Dbayyeh New Kids Playground

As much as I love going to ABC Dbayyeh, I hated taking Brian to their old kids playground. To begin with it's underground, ceiling is too low and it was a bit too squeezed and felt a bit old and in need of a total revamp, which is what they did. The new playground looks much better, is more spacious and everything is nice and shiny. Hygiene is even more crucial than safety then it…

Tap Water Plastic Contamination: Lebanon Water among the Most Highly Contaminated

The Guardian published findings from an investigation by Orb Media, and found that "The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates". Sixteen water samples were taken from Beirut and approximately 94% tested positive for microscopic plastic fibers. Overall, more than 80…

“3eesh Kteer” Teta Jako Has Passed Away

Al Jadeed just tweeted that Jeanne D'arc Zarazir, the actor who played Jacko in the TV Show "3eesh Kteer" has passed away. She was such a funny and lovable character. She will be dearly missed. This video is from her first acting role was in 2010: And here's one of her many stunts where she went to a pharmacy to buy viagra for her husband:

Lebanese Parliament Finally Votes to Criminalize Torture Practices

Lebanon has finally amended its penal law to criminalize all acts of torture. Even though Lebanon had ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2000, Article 401 of the Lebanese Penal Code did not "cover situations where torture is used other than for obtaining confessions or information" and did not criminalize non-physical forms of torture, such as mental or psychological torture. The new draft law…
Critiques

About that Tripoli Beauty Parlor’s Controversy

2 days ago
A picture of a foreign worker holding the Arguile pipe for a customer at a beauty parlor has gone viral in the past couple of days. To be honest, when I shared the picture, I ...
Critiques

Almost $100 Million Dollars in Aid Money Did not Reach Refugee Children in #Lebanon

3 days ago
Hundreds of millions of dollars were given to Lebanon, Turkey & Jordan: the three countries with the largest number of Syrian refugees, but a 55-page report by Human Rights Watch that tracked pledges made at ...
Travel

How a non-Stop MEA Flight from Beirut to New York Looks Like

4 days ago
Lebanese President Michel Aoun headed to New York on Monday to take part in the UN General Assembly Annual meeting. The president’s flight was a ME001 non-stop presidential flight to New York JFK airport. Lebanese ...
Lebanon

Tripoli Summed up in this 2-Minute Video

5 days ago
Check out this beautiful video on Tripoli by Hadi Hajar. A 2 minute and 24 seconds video that perfectly sums up Lebanon’s second-largest city. The Citadel, The Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center, The souks, the ...
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