Posted by Najib
When MTV first contacted me and invited me to be a guest on Min el Ekhir, I asked for some time to think this through not because I didn’t like the show, but because I don’t like public appearances. It doesn’t mean that I am shy as I’ve never had a problem talking to a classroom or a group of people, but I am not comfortable with being at the center of attention.
The show however was apparently one of the most popular ones in Lebanon, so it wasn’t an opportunity I wanted to miss, specially if it meant a bigger exposure for our blog and what it stands for, and my close friends all encouraged me to go, so I went and it turned out to be a nice experience. Of course once I finished shooting and left the studios, I thought of a zillion things I could have said better and stuff that I missed but I guess it will come with time and better preparedness.
I think the reason why it’s so successful is because the interviews are mostly short and fun and Pierre and the group of 6 professionals on the round table are cool people to talk to. From the interviews I’ve seen, they are straight forward and express their opinions honestly and criticize guests when they should. Gladly though, all 6 gave me a thumbs up even though only Roula is showing in the video.
The few comments I have on Min el Ekhir and that I heard from people who saw me yesterday was that the interview should have been longer specially that I am among the first bloggers to be featured on the show and that the topics were interesting and needed more time. That’s indeed correct and I wish I had more time to answer all the guests, specially Georges Harb, but the fact that I came up on MTV is good enough for now :-)