Start watching at Minute 33:51
Update: I just got a confirmation from a friend who worked with L’Oreal that she was fired.
Remember the TV show where Najwa Karam picked Adolph Hitler as one of the many men that, if combined, would make her ideal man? Well it seems L’Oreal ended its collaboration with the Lebanese singer following her interview back in June 2012 but it hasn’t been made official yet.
The reason I remember that now is that I was reading an article published in Al Balad newspaper few days ago on that matter where they are trying to justify what Najwa Karam said and explaining that it wasn’t that wrong.
I am glad they fired her. It was an irresponsible answer.
He told the host “I hope your questions are not as hot as you are”. What’s so wrong about that? Why is LBCI and most of the Arab websites calling it a scandal or even worse a sexual harrasment? Ma badda hal2ad!
Rina Chibani was crowned Miss Lebanon tonight and her twin sister Romy was the first runner-up. I saw parts of it and couldn’t help wondering the following:
1- I love and respect Maxime Chaaya but what did they choose him to be on a beauty pageant jury?
2- Why are LBC giving so much importance to Facebook and Twitter in the interview? What does having a Facebook or Twitter account have to do with being Miss Lebanon?
3- How fair is it to let two sisters compete? That’s just weird.
4- Why is an 8-month pregnant lady presenting the show? Why take this risk?
Also, I was reading Rina’s Q&A and I noticed this answer:
Q: What would you change about yourself and why?
A: If I could change something about myself it would be my sensibility.
How exactly do you change your sensibility?
Nevertheless, Rina seems like a good choice. Check out the other contestants [Here].
I never liked the guy and never will. I always wondered what people saw in him.
Picture from the DailyStar
Despite the economic crisis in Lebanon and the tensions in the region as a whole, Tripoli has managed to create new job opportunities for its residents:
Job Opening 1: Young or Experienced Militia Fighter
Starting Salary for recruits is 200$
Job Opening 2: Leader of an armed group of 10-15 gunmen armed with automatic rifles and hand grenades
Starting Salary = 600$
For those interested, be there when clashes erupt and prove yourselves by killing at least 1 or 2 gunmen. Headshots will earn you an extra 100$ per kill.
Read more about it [Here].
PS: If you have no military experience whatsoever, you can always deliver arguile to the fighters. Plenty of job openings in Bab el Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.
Arguile is a must even during clashes in Lebanon: Picture from Al-Akhbar
I’ve asked 4 mobile stores already and they all gave me prices between 1200$ and 1350$. I also saw a price close to 1300$ on the internet. Added to that, the Nano SIM won’t be an issue as they’ve figured out a way to turn the micro SIM into a Nano SIM.
Is it worth it? Definitely not! It’s almost 500$ more expensive than its original price outside.
Lebanese Alex Riachi should have entered the book of records by now after he dragged trucks weighting more than 10 tons with his ponytail. The world record is held by an Indian national who has only managed to drag 6.4 tons with his hair.
Alex is asking now for an official backing from the President of the Republic Michel Sleiman to enter the Guinness book of world records. He claims that he is capable of tugging an airplane with his hair but he has not been giving permission to do so at Rafic Hariri’s international airport, as well as breaking large rocks with his hands and sustain the weight of a 700-kilogram rock on his chest. [Naharnet]
Alex Riachi is the son of Wrestling Champion Tanios Riachi (Chamchoum) and trains to the songs of Nicolas al-Osta.
Instead of backing stupid world records such as the world’s largest lemonade cup or longest Kabab sandwich, we should give this man a chance to prove his strength and break some decent Guinness world records!
The Lebanese Fencing Federation announced few days ago that it will hold the “Fadi Tannous championship” on November 11, 2012 in commemoration of Fadi Tannous, recently deceased Lebanese Fencing Champion and Secretary General of the Fencing Federation. [Schedule]
A much deserved championship for a great champion!
Picture from LebanonEguide
I have to say preserving the Cedars is important but shouldn’t we give our politicians a raise first? I mean it’s all about priorities isn’t it? Oh and let’s not forget Fattoush’s 400 million dollars!
The cherished Cedar Tree (Cedrus libani) is not well. It is fighting its own revolution against time. It is feeling the strains of centuries and is at risk from global warming and insects. It has now been added to the list of threatened species, although at the lowest level of threat, by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.
In the past, Lebanese mountains were covered with Cedars. Sadly, all that is left today is 18 scattered patches of protected Cedar land. In total, protected forests (both Cedar and other) make up approximately four to eight percent of the Lebanese territory. [Full Post]
Thank you Mich for this insightful post!
Annahar reported today that “the transformation of the Qlaiaat airport in the North into a large-scale facility would provide 6,000 new job opportunities on the first year of its operation”. [Full Article]
The cost of rehabilitating the whole airport is only 45 million dollars, which is nothing compared to the profits it will bring in. Added to that, PM Najib Mikati is showing interest in this issue and has “tasked Public Works Minister Ghazi Aridi to prepare a feasibility study after a suggestion by Finance Minister Mohammed Safadi to allow Middle East Airlines to use it”, which is good. Unfortunately though, the decision to open the airport is more complicated than that and is not just about money.
Nevertheless, we can only hope it will open because we do need another airport.
I say we give “Free Poke” day a chance and see what they have to say about it.
Cinemall is the new kid on the cinema block, located at Le Mall – Dbayeh, but don’t be fooled by the “new kid”. Cinemall is a state-of-the-art 8 screen multiplex featuring the very best in digital film and sound technology and seats so comfortable you won’t want to go home. We have even a VIP cinema for those who want to feel like a KING or QUEEN for day. [Link]
There are now have two VIP theaters within a 100 meters distance (ABC & CineMall). Also and just like ABC, you will be able to buy e-tickets on CineMall’s website but it’s not yet available. [CineMall]
ABC’s VIP theater