Monthly Archives: January 2011

I guess the Armin van Buuren concert is still on!

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I saw Armin van Buuren at Mandaloon Cafe during lunch time today! The concert is gonna be massive! Can’t wait!

I’m guessing he’s not very concerned about the political situation in Beirut.

To be honest I didn’t know what he looked like. Thanks to Helena and Alex for pointing him out!

Armin will be performing live at Biel on January 22

I like what Ivy says

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Here are 6 ways to Get Your Mind Off The Political Drama In Lebanon from Ivy says.

I like Option2 most!

1- Go to Armin Only Mirage On Saturday the 22nd

2- When the clock hits 5pm after work, head straight to a Happy Hour at your nearest neighborhood bar

3- Go shopping; nothing gets your mind off Lebanese politics like a good shopping spree

4- Do not under any circumstance turn on the radio to any Arabic –speaking channel at any point in time

5- You can spot the frustrated ones right away.

6- See no evil; speak no evil, and most importantly HEAR NO EVIL.

Arak Baladi

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I’ve requested from a friend of mine to get me a bottle of Arak from his uncle who apparently is known for his good Arak some time before Christmas. I was very excited about trying it out but then i got sick and could not drink alcohol for weeks and got busy and all. Finally i was able to taste his Arak tonight while having dinner and i must say the taste was strong but it felt relatively light and did not bother me at all.

I have my Arak along with a Labneh plate, Fteele (raw meat) and fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, quasi-typical Lebanese dinner.

Animal cruelty in Lebanon

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A truck that probably can hold 5 cows carries 10 or more in Lebanon. Not only the way people treat animals is brutal in Lebanon, but the smell that comes out of leaving the cows for days in the same tiny spot does not seem to bother anyone.

Imagine that sometimes the smell spreads to all over Beirut when boats filled with cows and sheep are left for days at the sea port.

Lebanon News of the day

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Two people were wounded and 15 vehicles damaged Tuesday evening when a family dispute between two brothers erupted into gunfire in the Beirut southern suburb of Ghobeiri, the state-run National News
Agency reported.
After the dispute, one of the brothers, armed with a machinegun, went out into the street, starting a shooting spree that left two people wounded, one of them Sudanese, and 15 vehicles damaged. [Naharnet]

Imagine it on a bigger scale and you have an idea of what might be happening anyday anytime now according to what some predict.

The funny part is that no one was arrested because the shooter suffers from a mental disorder. (ma hek?)

Gemmayze empty on a Saturday night …

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One thing puzzles me about the Lebanese is how scared and worried they get at the slightest incident, yet brag about partying during the war and not caring about the bombs. My friends were at Gemmayze on Saturday night and there was barely anyone there, or at least not compared to what Gemmayze looks on a Saturday night.

Why you ask?
Because there’s no government and some guy called Bellmare is handing out the STL report to another dude called Daniel Fransen, the STL pre-trial judge.

I wish someone would come out and tell people if he handed out the report, there are still at least 6 weeks until something is announced publically, if anything is gonna come out at all. Second and most important, i wish our army and ISF forces stop spreading their elite commando units on the streets and highways and scare the shit out of people!

You go to Beirut and feel as if it’s a war zone even though nothing’s happening. The last thing people need is a whole SWAT team guarding the intersections and sitting on top of their tanks parked on the side walks.