Monthly Archives: December 2012

TIME’s Top 10 of Everything 2012

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Goran coverage From Azaz August 15
Top 10 pictures of 2012. Picture taken by Goran Tomasevic. Azaz, Syria. Aug. 15, 2012.

I always enjoy reading Time’s Top 10 lists from year to year. Check out the 55 wide-ranging lists [Here].


The HuffingtonPost has a bigger album of 2012’s best pictures that you can check [Here].

Breakfast at LVD

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I usually go to Roadster for late breakfasts on Sunday but I decided to give LVD Diner a try yesterday. LVD (Latest Version Diner) is an American diner located in Dbayeh next to Chopsticks and Shtrumpf that serves breakfast, burgers and steaks. It’s been open since February 2012 and is doing well from what I’ve been heard from some friends.


The good thing about LVD is that it opens at 6am from Monday to Sunday, so if you’re ever stuck in traffic on your way to Beirut, you can pass by, have breakfast wait for the traffic to end and then go to work (I did it a few times already at Zaatar w Zeit). Anyway, I ordered the Morning Harvest Eggs (Sunny side up) and my friend the same with extra bacon. The eggs come with toasts and a mixed salad while the add-ons cost you around 3000 each but they’re pretty generous with them. Also, Orange Juice or Coffee are on the house and you can ask for as many refills as you want.


After the eggs, we ordered Banana & Chocolate pancakes and they were surprisingly better than the ones I have at Roadster usually but I still prefer crepes over pancakes anytime. All in all, breakfast was great and service was good and I recommend you give the place a try.

As far as burgers and steaks are concerned, I only went there once for a quick lunch and the burger I had wasn’t that great and a bit too overpriced but like I said, it was a quick lunch so I need to visit again.

Lebanese Army urging UAE citizens to visit Lebanon

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I don’t think I’ve ever heard of an army asking tourists to come to their country. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but it’s just weird. Needless to say, this statement will probably not convince any of the UAE countries to reconsider the travel advisory.

“The Army’s leadership calls on its brothers and friends to visit their second home in Lebanon and stay whenever they wish and assures them that they will receive the highest degree of care and attention,” the Lebanese military said in a statement. Along with other security forces, the army would protect them and carry on with determination with its mission to preserve an “atmosphere of freedom, safety, and stability that the country is enjoying.” [Link]

Lebanese Dentist Jaber Sami Youssef stabbed and killed in Kuwait

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A Lebanese citizen, Dr. Jaber Sami Youssef, got into a heated argument with a young man and three of his friends over a parking spot in the basement of the Avenues Mall in Kuwait and then the confrontation moved to the mall where Dr. Youssef was attacked and stabbed. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his wounds an hour later. He was 26 years old. [Source]


The aggressor was identified by the Kuwaiti authorities and arrested few hours later. He’s 22 years old and you can see a picture of him below:


You can check out the memorial page that was set up for the victim [Here].

May he R.I.P.