Truth is I haven’t had time to fix my cd box again or install some new audio device for my car, so I am still obliged to listen to radio stations.
Anyway, after two weeks of listening to Light FM, I must say that it is relatively decent and does put a lot of ads but considerably less than Radio ones & Mix FM. “La Bonne humeur” show with Tangui is fun to listen to from time to time but can also be annoying specially when they are advertising for some product and keep repeating the same thing over and over.
Added to that, the show gives away some cool prizes, but obviously not the one I won today when I called and figured out the name of the song playing (It was Neh Nah nah nah by Vaya Con Dios). I never thought they’ll pick up but they did and I won some Cafe Maatouk goodies.
I don’t drink coffee at all, so the gift is useless to me but it still feels good to win. I am either gonna give it to the folks or make everyone at work coffee tomorrow.
PS: Funnily enough, you can only pick up your prize from Light FM at Sin el Fil from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Maybe Light FM missed out on the fact that not all of us work “3ala dawemet el dawoule?”
Seven people were killed and several others wounded Monday evening in an explosion in a fuel oil depot at a gas station on the outskirts of the Ashrafieh neighborhood of Fiat Bridge, state-run National News Agency reported. The bodies of five victims were moved to Hotel Dieu Hospital, while two other bodies were moved to Rizk Hospital, according to NNA. The gas owner is among the dead.
Al-Jadeed television reported that the explosion resulted from an electrical failure during a welding operation on a fuel oil tank. [Naharnet]
I don’t recall the last time we had such an unfortunate incident. Thank God though that the explosion did not take place during day time as it would caused way more kills. May the dead rest in peace.
A Lebanese hacker known as Idahc dumped another user database at Sony Europe containing approximately 120 usernames, passwords (plain text), mobile phone numbers, work emails and website addresses. The attacker claims that he used standard SQL injection techniques to acquire the database. [Link]
Seems like this hacker is really bored or has some serious grudge against Sony.
I am very supportive of NGOs and organizations promoting a greener Lebanon and wish I had more time to help them out in their events. Until then, I’ll do my best to spread the word.
Wicker Park is an event organized by Lebanese NGO “Lebanon Green Again”, that was founded in 1968 and been working since then to spread awareness on nature and how to preserve it in Lebanon.
The aim of this event is to “to promote an environmental awareness issue” and will include a musical concert and an art exhibition. It will be held in Daou Garden in Batroun from Saturday June 11 at 5:00pm till 1 am.
Click here to read more about the event. [Facebook]
I don’t know if it’s only a Lebanese thing, but ripping off people is becoming a common thing to do in Lebanon, even if it’s by 100 or 500 Liras.
I was filling up my gas tank yesterday and my bill came out to be 98,850 Lebanese Liras. Even though I was paying with my credit card, I was charged 99,000LL. I did not bother ask why because I was in a hurry, but this is just wrong.
That reminded me of another incident I had at a restaurant once, where I paid with a 100,000LL a 84,500LL bill and I got back 15,000 Liras only. I did not bother ask why but did not tip them at all as they could have put 16,000 Liras or inform me that they ran out of coins.
After all, we are already paying way too much for food and gas and almost everything else and the least we could ask for in return is common courtesy.
I was a bit worried that the salesperson wouldn’t be aware of the promotion and I’d have 10 people causing a commotion, trying to figure out what I was talking about. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that everyone knew about the promotion! I showed the saleswoman my iPhone screen and the manager came over and gave me the discount.
Donner Sang Compter is planning to create the world’s biggest ever human blood drop on the upcoming World Blood Donor day. More than 3500 Lebanese people will participate in this event. [Link]
Who the hell has time to organize such pointless things? Are we on some sort of mission to have the world’s silliest Guinness records? Wouldn’t it be smarter to raise money and open an additional yet very much needed blood bank, and with that prevent hospitals from trafficking blood by selling them to those in need?
It is around this time of year that C-lounge reopens on the BayView hotel rooftop and I must say it’s the best time to go there before it gets too hot. The view is great from the 7th floor and the weather is perfect nowadays for a late afternoon drink.
I was there two days ago and the only lousy thing was the music. Instead of listening to lounge music they were playing songs like “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston, “Conquest of Paradise” by Evangelis and “Hello” by Lionel Richie.
Here are some pictures of its opening last week. [Link]
Our politicians don’t seem very bothered by the fact that we haven’t had a government for almost 6 months now. They somehow found time to go and attend the Champions League final game between Barcelona and Manchester United. [Naharnet]
I just hope they did not charge their ministries the fees.