Monthly Archives: December 2012

How do you say ‘Amarres’?


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Ever since that place opened in Zaitunay Bay, people were pronouncing it the wrong way. Even I didn’t think it was wrong because everyone was saying it the same way. Well at least now we know.

I think it’s funny but also smart that they decided to come up with a video on how to pronounce ‘Amarres’.

Bad Experience at ABC Achrafieh’s Grand Cinemas

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My friend went to watch yesterday “The Impossible” at Grand Cinemas in ABC Achrafieh and I was truly surprised to hear what happened during the session. I’ve always had good experiences at Grand Cinemas and never had anything to complain about, except the annoying people talking during the movie but I can’t really blame them for that.

Here’s a brief summary of what my friend texted me after he left:

” In the middle of the movie, the screen just went black but the sound kept going for like 3-4 minutes. People started clapping and shouting and some walked out. After they fixed the picture, the movie was rewinded some 15 minutes ago but once they realized the mistake they fast-forwarded it a little. Then the screen would just freeze every few minutes and people would start yelling and cursing until it works again. This happened at least 8 times and the picture would come and go at critical scenes which pissed off the spectators even further. It was really frustrating and chaotic and ruined the movie for us. At the end when we left, I wanted to talk to someone or expected some apologies but there was no one to talk to”.

I am surprised no one went after the guy showing the movie lol!

On a serious note, knowing Grand Cinemas and out of personal experience, I believe it’s a one-time thing but it wouldn’t hurt to investigate it and know what really caused all this mess.

R.I.P Lebanese Football

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I never missed a chance to show my support to the Lebanese National Football team in the past few years, and tried to keep all the blog’s readers informed of what’s happening by posting updates about the games and the team as a whole. However, if it’s true that there are that many players involved in match-fixing, of which 9 players in the National Team, then you can kiss Football goodbye in Lebanon.

According to LBC, match-fixing started back in 2006, and from the looks of it, even the Federation is aware about it yet is not doing anything to stop it. I only feel bad for all the fans and the few decent players who gave everything for the team.

Lebanese Football Blogger Figo29 hopes we’d react to this scandal like the Italians did few years back, not by winning the World Cup of course but by coming out stronger than before, but I think we need many years for that to happen, if it ever will.

Lebanese are among the least positive worldwide

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Gallup measured positive emotions in 148 countries and areas in 2011 using five questions. These questions ask people whether they experienced a lot of enjoyment the day before the survey and whether they felt respected, well-rested, laughed and smiled a lot, and did or learned something interesting. [Link]

The five questions asked are:
- Did you feel well-rested yesterday?
- Where you treated with respect all day yesterday?
- Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?
- Did you lear or do something interesting yesterday?
- Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?

The percentage in Lebanon who answered yes to all the questions above was only 61% placing Lebanon in the bottom 40 positions.

May Hariri scandal in MTV’s Dancing with the Stars

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If May didn’t like the show before it started, then why did she agree to go on with it? Even if what she is saying is true, the fact that she agreed to take part in it makes her sound like a sore loser.

I think the show is fun and entertaining.

PS: Is it me or did she say “Oxposure” instead of “Exposure” at Minute 11:05?