Monthly Archives: February 2012

Riz2allah 3a hal iyyem…

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Exams at the Lebanese University on Candles Light

No one seems to appreciate the work Electricity Minister Gebran Bassil is pulling off these days. He’s bringing old and young generations together by making us relive what our parents went through during the war.

“Ne7na 3a iyyemna kenna nedrouss 3al cham3a ya 2ebne/bente” is no longer valid.

On a positive note, it must have been much easier to cheat with no lights.

Whitney Houston dies at 48

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Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday. Reasons of her death are still unclear.

I am not a big fan of the singer, but I remember very well the big fuss her song “I will always love you” did in Lebanon back in the 1990s. Back then, we had no internet, no “Dish” and had only LBC, TL, C33 and MTV channels to watch. The Bodyguard was one of the few famous movies LBCI decided to broadcast and almost everyone in Lebanon saw it.

It became a bit like Vangelis’ Conquest of Paradise that was played in almost every wedding or any occasion in Lebanon during the 1990s and is still popular these days.

Jal el Dib Updates

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Half of the Jal el Dib Bridge has been taken down and the rest is on its way. Things are going quickly surprisingly and I noticed there are also works on the maritime road facing the bridge where an old building has been taken down. Not sure if they are related though.

Traffic-wise, things have become worse for people coming down to Beirut from Jounieh or Mount Lebanon, but on the other hand, traffic on the way back from Beirut has dramatically decreased.

Yet another Guinness record for Jounieh

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After setting a new Guinness record for the world’s longest bar, Jounieh has succeeded yet again in entering the Guinness book of records by scoring the highest number of electricity cuts in one hour.

The previous score was held by Jdeideh and consisted of 140 cuts. Jounieh’s score was 143.

To read more about this exciting event, click [Here].