Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympic Epic Fail

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A torchbearer who carried the Olympic flame in Derbyshire decided to honour the moment by getting a tattoo.
There was just one small problem. She gave the job to a tattooist who could not spell the word Olympics. [Link]


The New ABC Dbayyeh at Night

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ABC was putting the final touches on its newly renovated and expanded mall in Dbayyeh before officially opening it two days ago in the presence the President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman. [Link]

It’s quite amazing how quickly the renovation and expansion were done. What I loved most is that it is all lit and colorful at night. Here’s a picture:

Sorry for the average quality of the picture but I took this picture while driving

And this is how it is supposed to look like.

Here’s a post on the evolution of ABC Dbayyeh Mall for those interested. [ABC]

MissFarah Video Blogging!

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After introducing Brainy, an interactive and educational website for kids between 5 and 10 years old, few months back, Miss Farah has taken her blog a step further by posting videos of herself teaching children how to organize their day during summer break or parents on fun ways to read with their kids.

I am sure children and parents will appreciate watching a video better than reading a long post.

For further details, check out MissFarah’s website [Here].

Lebanese supercars by W Motors

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Picture from BrakeBanzeen

W Motors are set to be the premier manufacturer of hyper cars in the region. At the helm of the project is Ralph R Debbas, who graduated from Coventry University School of Art and Design with a major in Automotive Design.

Two cars are set to be launched, the Hyper-sport and the Super-sport. The Hyper-sport is set to come first with a limited production run of only five cars. So far, we know that the cars will host signature diamond-encrusted LED lights, a holographic display, a carbon fiber frame, a gold plated hood (oh no… cue the cliche comments) and gold or platinum keys. The power source comes in the form of a mid-mounted, twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine that pumps out 750hp. With an acceleration time of 0-100km/h of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 385km/h, the Hyper-sport is up there with the best of them. [Link]

The Hyper-car will privately be unveiled in Dubai in December of this year, while a public launch will follow at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2013. Honestly, I think it’s a bit too ambitious to compete at this high level so quickly. Wouldn’t it more suitable if we built a decent everyday Lebanese car first?

I mean how are they going to make a car that performs better than the Bugatti Veyron? Or more technologically advanced and designed than the Aston Martin One-77? Who cares about gold plated hoods?

If the aim is to design and build the world’s most exclusive, luxurious and technologically advanced high performance sports cars, producing 5 cars only isn’t going to do the trick and you’re up against a very fierce competition of experienced and legendary brands. Here’s a sample of supercars that Ralph Debbas will have to go against.

I don’t want to sound pessimistic but that’s one heck of a challenge that I wouldn’t take personally if I had the money and expertise.

Update: you can check out their website [Here]

Lebanese man nicknamed the “tattoo king” sentenced to 1 year in prison in KSA

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I didn’t know Tattoos were banned in Islam.

A Lebanese man nicknamed the “tattoo king” has been sentenced to one year in prison and 200 lashes in the conservative Muslim kingdom, a Saudi newspaper reported on Tuesday.

“At first, he used to receive women in a rented apartment (in the western city of Jeddah) but later he began going to women’s homes to draw tattoos on their bodies” to avoid being caught by Saudi religious police, said the daily. [Link]