I’ve been wanting to buy a mobile as a gift prior to Mother’s day but I honestly could not find any decent one except the iPhone and the Nokia E72. They are both of different price ranges but they are the best ones to get if you want an expensive and worthy phone or a relatively affordable and practical phone.
I don’t like how Samsung and Nokia are trying to immitate the iPhone regardless of the fact that they are android phones. They could be better phones for all I know but they just look like cheap versions of the iPhone. (Samsung Galaxy S, Nokia N8)
As far as Blackberry phones are concerned, their service is too damn expensive in Lebanon and you could replace it easily by getting whatsapp application and subscribing to the GPRS service. Therefore, except for corporate use, it’s a useless and expensive phone to get.
The iPhone in Lebanon is too expensive still (Around 1000$) and getting it from abroad factory unlocked is a hassle. That leaves us with Nokia phones and the E72 is the most reliable of them all. The previous E71 was a success and the new E72 is even better.
If you guys know of any phone worthy looking at, please share it with me.
I loved Exotica‘s ad this year for Mother’s day as well as KunHadi’s ad, but I could not find any picture of the latter online.
I like how Kunhadi are making their ads more and more aggressive because that’s the only way they will raise some awareness among Lebanese drivers. its slogan for Mother’s day this year is “Mothers are supposed to receive flowers”.
I have a feeling this ad is not going to please Lebanese women. It is definitely not as bad as the Ministry of Tourism’s Lebanon Blues but it is still demeaning to all women and Lebanese women specifically.
Speaking of such ads, this reminded me of some vintage ads I saw once at darkroastedblend [Link]. Seems to me some Lebanese still have the same mentality.
LBCI figured out a new way to boost its basketball games audience by taking out the time display from the screen. That way, viewers will keep living in suspense not knowing when the quarter or game is gonna finish.
Brand Protection Group Campaign is an association of leading local, regional, and international manufacturers and distributors that joined efforts in March 2003 to fight counterfeit products in Lebanon and the Levant region. [Website]
Even though I am supportive of such campaigns, but duplicating people’s facebook accounts and sending them friends requests is not how you get one’s attention. Darine Sabbagh seemingly liked it and Mustapha found it brilliant but I am against such approaches.
It is an invasion of privacy as some people might have mistakenly messaged the fraudulent account and many users could have reported the correct account and caused its closure by mistake as well. Playing with people’s personal profiles is not funny.
I am glad Danielle posted about Uncle Deek because I’ve been forgetting to talk about this place. To say it in few words, If I were the minister of Interior or head of the police or even a local police official in the Ain Mraisse area, I would do everything I can to close down this place because:
1- It does not have a Valet Parking but worse, it lets cars park randomly in front of it, blocking the whole right lane and causing endless traffic throughout the day.
2- The Coffee delivery people there are Kamikaze and jump in front of cars to get coffee to their customers on the other side of the road.
3- It looks very dirty from the inside and outside. I am quite sure it won’t pass any hygiene test.
4- Its slogan is stupid (cold-food-hot) WTH?. Reminds me of Bliss House’s slogan (BBQ, Juice, Ice Cream). That is not a reason to close it but I thought I mention it.
As for its Nescafe, I never understood the Lebanese people’s obsession with nescafes from small kiosks or dirty looking shops that pour lots of Nestle into the Nescafe to make it taste nice.
One way for me to enjoy traffic in Lebanon is spotting drivers not in need of their mirrors. After all, I predict for the near future that they might come in as optional parts for the Lebanese market .
It happened that the driver was a woman, and she probably knew “Dimensyonet el siyyara“, so there’s no need for mirrors.
You read some funny warnings but this one is honestly scary and the ironic part is that the building has tons of offices and two known banks and is situated on Sassine Square in Achrafieh. Don’t they care about their own safety if not their customers’ ?
I always wondered who’s held responsible if someone falls in the elevator and gets hurt?
In order to thank our readers for coming here and reading what we have to say day after day, we decided to giveaway a pair of amazing Skullcandy GI Shoe Blue Headphones in collaboration with the cool people from Skullcandy Levant. Here is a link to their very active Facebook page [Link]
How do you win this awesome headphone?
You simply need to wish us a happy birthday either on your blog, twitter or even Facebook. Then just leave a comment below with a link to your greeting.
The post will be closed on March 18th and the winner will be announced on the same day.
Special thanks to the incredibly talented Maya Zankoul for the awesome Rass el Abed, aka Tarboush cake!
I’ve been going to LAU for the past two years and I always check out places in the Quoraitem and Hamra streets on my way back, mainly cause I would be stuck in traffic.
There’s this one supermarket which always caught my attention since I could not figure out the meaning of its name which was Shabrou2a, at least until tonight. Turns out my gf knew its meaning all along and never bothered to tell me until today!
Shabrou2a is an old Lebanese saying mainly used among Beirut residents that means basically getting candy or chocolate or sweet things in general. Parents would give their children 5000 LL and tell them “yishaber2o” fiyoun.
PS: French-speaking Lebanese parents would say instead “va emmener des bonne choses habibe”.