I could not have asked for a better explanation on why N7W is a bad idea. Added to all the reasons I mentioned in my earlier post, here’s a long study that proves that winning the N7W competition would not have boosted tourism the way Lebanese imagined it would.
Italian store Benetton on Wednesday launched a provocative publicity campaign with photo montages showing the pope kissing an imam on the lips and the U.S. president smooching his Chinese counterpart. [Naharnet]
This is the 3rd or 4th restaurant that opens at this location (Achrafieh Sofil Center) within 2-3 years time. I don’t know if this place is cursed or something but the restaurant right next to it “Le Maillon” has been there for two years or more and is still doing well.
This reminds me of the spot right next to Crepaway branch in Kaslik where more than 5 restaurants attempted to open and closed within a year, even though some of them were decent ones like Duo for example.
Anyway, the place is not open yet so we can only wish them good luck.
I really don’t understand the big fuss being made because of what Miss Lebanon 2011 Yara Mikhail said in her interview with judges for the Miss World 2011 competition. Not that I am defending her or anything, but what she said was not that harmful. It’s just a stupid comment.
She did not insult Lebanon, she just said it’s a very busy country and there’s a lot of traffic, which are true, and not necessarily bad things. New York is also a busy place. Plus she added she likes to travel to Congo which is a relatively calm country.
However, my two questions to Yara are:
- Why did you feel the need to talk about Congo that much in the interview?
- Why don’t you visit the Cedars, Chouf, Faraya or a zillion other beautiful and peaceful towns in Lebanon if you want to relax? It’s much closer than Congo!
My question to those criticizing her now: Did you hear her interviews at Miss Lebanon 2011? If yes, then you should have seen this coming.