For those of you who don’t know, getforless.com is the Lebanese version of Amazon.com. Well not exactly the Amazon.com we know now, but maybe an older beta version. The site is not very well structured.
I went to GoDaddy.com today out of curiosity and clicked on the “Domain Auctions” tab. I was surprised to see that getforless.com is for sale. The owners of the website want $49,000 for it.
I was expecting an important email today. I was checking my BlackBerry every 5 minutes to see if the red light was blinking. It was 3 pm when I decided to check the inbox on my laptop and I saw that I had received the email at 10 am! The BB service was down!
I called MTC to see what was the matter; the operator told me there was a problem with the server. It would have been nice to receive an SMS by MTC telling its BB customers that the service is down!
In an exclusive interview with the Washington Post, Prime Minister Saad Hariri revealed some of his many hobbies, among which smoking cuban cigars, collecting Harley-Davidson bikes, scuba diving, feeding sharks and cooking.
It would be cool to see him arrive to the parliament on his bike, surrounded by 100 of his bodyguards also on Harleys lol.
I am not a big fan of Local TV stations but i do switch occasionally to see what’s on. Around 11 am today, i was watching on MTV a show called “Well Done“, that basically teaches you how to make food recipes. They were making chocolate truffles which i absolutely love, and which is why i did not switch the station.
Nevertheless, i could not help myself from noticing how unprofessional and distracted the hostess of the show was. She was complaining that she wants some music, then that she wants her coffee and was playing with her phone (Blackberry i think) while the cook was working on his truffles. I don’t know if she was having a bad morning since the show was live on a Sunday, but i did not see this coming, specially not from a respectable TV like MTV.
PS: I still don’t have a freaking clue on how to make those truffles. It is too damn hard, i’d rather buy them.
I always enjoy events that are well organized, even when crowded and yesterday’s night-life exchange project was really great! Even though the location was tricky and the only way to get there was through the maritime road facing Jal el Dib bridge next to Aishti, there was barely any traffic at all time, parking space for everyone either on the sideways or in large parkings next to the place.
Inside, there was a large spot in the middle for people to dance or just stand there and mingle and on the sides tables and couches. I should have probably called and reserved a table in advance but it never occurred to me it would be like that. Nevertheless, the music and atmosphere were great and i am starting to like this Smirnoff Vodka more and more. Last time i had it was at Mandaloun and it was not that heavy and tasted good.
So in all, last night was very much enjoyable and am looking forward for next year.
I’ve always visited Paul to get his hot and yummy breads for breakfast but never thought about having dinner there. I don’t know why i had the impression it was a really expensive place for older people, but i gave it a try two weeks ago and i could not have been more wrong.
The food was excellent and very affordable and customers were from all ages. The atmosphere and service were also good.
Before ordering, i sat outside on the terrasse but we were practically on the highway and there was a lot of noise, so i moved back in.
We’ve been witnessing a considerable increase in armed robberies, car thefts, murders, and other types of criminal activities in Lebanon the past few months.
I was puzzled by that fact specially with the appointment of a competent Interior minister such as Ziad Baroud and having Elias el Murr as minister of Defence, but i think one of the many reasons that are keeping those stats on the high is the lack of any considerable financial fines.
What i am saying is that for example, a Lebanese radical Islamist named Omar Bakri, banned from London because of his implication in the bus bombings and found guilty by the Lebanese military tribunal “of incitement to murder, theft and the possession of arms and explosives along with over 40 Lebanese, Palestinians, Syrians and Saudis” was bailed out for the amount of 5 Million Lebanese liras, which is approximately 3400$ only !!! [AFP]
Regardless of whether he has wasta or not, or if a certain political party pressured the officials to release him, our justice body should set a reasonable bail amount relative to such crimes.
If a terrorist can bail out of jail for barely few thousand dollars, why not hijack banks and steal cars and bail out for probably few hundred dollars?