We’re Fighting over Fireworks now!

Every year, people look forward to Jounieh's spectacular fireworks and this year was no different, except that they were organized by the Jounieh Summer Festival, not the Jounieh International Festival. I personally enjoyed the fireworks most the first time but then it became repetitive and it's quite ironic to find people criticizing the fireworks this year because of politics. Last year and this year's fireworks were both organized at a horrible time and they were…

Beirut Cultural Festivals Awarded Guinness World Record For Largest 3D projection

The Beirut Cultural Festivals kick off on June 28th and preparations are still underway for the two brilliant productions that will be exclusively orchestrated and executed by talented Lebanese musicians and artists, and will be projected on the largest screen in the world. Many asked me if it was truly the largest screen in the world and the Guinness World Record people were here yesterday to confirm that the 2,446 square meters screen set up…

The Coca-Cola Happiness Truck is in Lebanon!

Coca-Cola's Happiness truck has been roaming the world for years now and it has finally come to Lebanon! The concept is simple yet creative and highly engaging: A rigged Coca-Cola truck roaming the country delivering doses of happiness, connecting with as many people as possible and putting a smile on their faces. I got a text late last night from my friends at Uf Concepts, who designed this awesomely Ramadan-branded Coca-Cola truck, asking me to…

The Children’s Heart Center at AUBMC Performs First Successful Heart Transplant

The first successful heart transplant for a pediatric patient in Lebanon was performed on a five year child at the American University of Beirut Medical Center on June 14. The child was "successfully taken off the breathing machine. The child, in good condition, smiled at his mother, held her arm, and asked for a cup of water". The surgery was led by Dr. Issam El Rassi, Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery at CHC…
Critiques

12 Gun-Related Crimes & 13 Victims in the Past Month in #Lebanon

3 days ago
There’s a list being shared online showing the names of 17 victims of violence in the past 21 days. That’s a shocking number to say the least but I did check every single one of ...
Critiques

Lebanese no longer need a Visa to Travel to Qatar

3 days ago
Qatar issued a memo yesterday adding Lebanon to its list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement. The memo issued by Qatar’s Airport Passports Departments stated that tourist visas will be granted instantly ...
Advertising

Best & Worst Father’s Day Ads – Lebanon [2017]

4 days ago
Here are some of the best Father’s Day ads I spotted this year as well as one horrible ad that I kept for last. My favorites this year are Exotica and Al Rifai. WHYYY?? ...
Fun

Air Canada CEO in Favor of a Beirut-Montreal Direct Flight

4 days ago
There are ongoing talks between the Lebanese authorities and the Canadian ones to allow a direct flight from Montreal to Beirut but it doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen anytime soon. Air Canada’s CEO announced ...
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