Monthly Archives: April 2011

A third smoke stack to be added to Zouk’s powerplant?

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I always complained that nothing’s being done to remove this power plant that’s polluting the whole Zouk area and causing numerous diseases, turns out there are plans to add a third smoke stack !!!!

Here’s an excerpt from a report done by Al Jomhouria.

وكشف كامل عن قرار اتخذ لزيادة وحدات الإنتاج فيه، ما سيحتمّ إضافة عمود ثالث على المجموعة. مُتوعّدا أنه سيقف في وجه كل من يحاول تنفيذ هذا المشروع، “سنكون لهم بالمرصاد، ليس فقط في الذوق، بل في كل معامل الكهرباء الموجودة في لبنان وغير المستوفية للشروط القانونية”ØŒ مؤكدا أنه “مش ممكن اليوم نِجِي نضَوّي لبنان على حساب صحة المواطن وحياته”ØŒ مشددا على ضرورة نقل هذه المصانع إلى أماكن بعيدة من المناطق السكنية.

[Full Report]

The ironic part is that instead of revolting against their municipalities and doing something to stop this pollution, the people in Zouk are actually building new apartments facing the power plant and selling them at crazy prices, and the worst part of all is that people are buying!

AUB Lost & Found

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That’s not a shop’s window but the AUB Lost & Found office. They keep things for years there and as a result the collection is growing bigger and bigger.

I can’t believe that many students lose their stuff and don’t go looking for them. Maybe the AUB administration should consider giving some stuff away to homeless people or use them for an auction and donate the money to charity?

The Daily Star is spamming me!

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I was surprised to find an email from The Daily Star today, it seems somehow I got added to their mailing list and they sent the email above to everyone on their mailing asking them to check out the website. Issue is I didn’t sign up their mailing list and worst of all there isn’t an unsubscribe button or link in their email which is extremely unprofessional. I even sent a reply back saying “UNSUBSCRIBE” but the email bounced back since they sent out their advert from an email that doesn’t receive mail! I hate being spammed! The Daily Star if you are reading this, UNFUCKINGSUBSCRIBEME!

Lebanese excited about the royal wedding

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A lot of Lebanese are anxiously waiting for today’s Royal wedding to kick off. I am sure some of them even made the trip to watch it.

There’s also a sold out gala lunch at Le Royal hotel in Dbayyeh organized by the British embassy where around 400 guests will be able to watch the wedding live. [DailyStar]

Check out the site for the Royal wedding.[RoyalWedding2011]

I am sure a lot of Lebanese guys will be cursing that day as their fiancees will take the opportunity to get some ideas for their wedding lol.

I can imagine some talks:

“Lek lek hal arrangemenet chou 7elween! lezim na3mil mitloun”

“Meen 7elle2a dakhlak? 7abbet chou 3emle”

“Badde khetim mitil hayda hayete, stofil chouf chou baddak ta3mil!”

Another Clásico and Another Fiesta in Beirut

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I was just saying two weeks ago how Lebanese fans are gaining more interest in the Spanish league and El Clásico [Link] and what I saw yesterday in Down Town Beirut was enough to convince me that there’s a Barca & Real Madrid mania spreading all across the country.

I shot the video above after Messi scored the first goal against Real Madrid. You would think it’s some party but not at all, those are Barca fans dancing the dabke. Restaurants in Down Town Beirut were as crowded as during the World cup yesterday.

As far as the game is concerned, I have to say the referee yesterday reminded me of the one that directs the basketball games in Lebanon. I second Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho that something’s not right and there should be measures taken to stop those bad calls. How the hell was that a red card against Pepe? WTF was the referee thinking?

Also, I think Dani Alves should be banned for 1 game for being such an awful cheat.

Here’s an image of the tackle that earned Pepe a red card.

Firas Zahabi

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This weekend there’s going to be a huge UFC fight between Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre vs Jake Shields. What a lot of people might not know is that his head trainer, the guy behind GSP is a Lebanese called Firas Zahabi. You can watch him talk about GSP’s training in the video above, it’s from the first episode of UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Shields. The video should start from 2:42 since that’s when Firas comes in. You can check him out on twitter by clicking [Here]

Parachute Jumping in Lebanon

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I was on my way back from the North when I saw parachutes in the sky near Batroun. I always loved going skydiving or parachuting so I checked online to see if anyone does those activities in Lebanon and found out we have a Lebanese Parachute Association.

They have a website and offer tandem jumps as well as skydiving lessons, but the skydiving lessons are done outside Lebanon as the sport is still not legal in Lebanon.

I’m always worried about the safety measures when it comes to doing risky sports in Lebanon, so if anyone knows anything about the LPA or tried parachuting before, I would be grateful if they shared their experience since I am very eager to try them out.

You can visit the website here. [Website]

Mark wins lawsuit against Benihana

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The court ruled in favor of Mark from 248am in Benihana’s lawsuit against him.

For those unaware of this lawsuit, Mark was sued by Benihana restaurant in Kuwait for having reported a bad experience he had at their restaurant. [Link]

Here’s an article from LorientLejour on the lawsuit. [Link]

This is great news for Mark and all bloggers!

PS: Now we can get back to critisizing restaurants safely.