Mother’s Day is less than 1 month away and a lot of Lebanese working or living abroad won’t be able to spend that special day with their mothers. In order to make that happen, a fun competition entitled #Shta2tellikMom was kicked by The Spot in order to reunite expats with their families in Lebanon, particularly on rare occasions such as Mother’s Day.
The rules are quite simple:
1- Upload a video selfie on Facebook or Instagram (10 to 15 seconds) telling your mom how much you miss her
2- Use #Shta2tellikMom
3- The most creative video selfies will win a trip to Lebanon to see their mom on Mother’s day
I went through some of the videos posted, a lot of them are emotional or food-related and there’s a couple of funny ones. The funniest for me was the weightlifting dude but there’s still room for creativity.
That one was sent by my brother when he was abroad for a short while. #Shta2tellikMom #KelYomDelivery #BaddeMjadra
American Hip Hop artist Kanye West caused a twitter storm few days ago when he announced that he was $53 million in personal debt, and that he wants the world to know his struggle. He also asked Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion to keep making art lol!
Needless to say, he’s probably bluffing and just seeking attention but the sad part is that some of Yeezy’s biggest supporters start GoFundMe page to raise money for Kanye West and get him out of his debt.
I got last week from G11.me a cardboard shaped like a Lebanese flag with a cedar tree made out of soap in the middle. Attached to it a small message that said “The more you use water, the faster I disappear” or in Arabic (ما تمحيني سكر الحنفيه) and guidelines on how to save water to save our forests:
– Cut a couple of minutes off your shower.
– Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
– Use the least amount of detergent possible when washing the dishes.
– Only run the washing machine and dishwasher with full loads.
– Put organic coloring in your toilet tank to see if water is leaking.
The idea from the cedar-shaped soap is to ask people to use that soap and keep the tree in shape for as long as possible to make sure we’re not wasting water. I loved the idea and the concept behind it and thought it was worth sharing.
Moreover, I wrote this post as a reminder that only 13% of Lebanon is covered with forests if not less, and saving water is essential for preserving these forests and for our own sake. Water is one of Lebanon’s most precious resources yet very little is done to preserve it and people tend to waste a lot of water.
Just like recycling should start at home, saving water is also as important and crucial for the generations to come.
A friend weirdly emailed me horoscopes yesterday and told me that I should read them. Of course I was about to delete them at first but then I noticed there’s the La Libanaise des Jeux logo on the bottom and they turned out to be hilarious! I posted a couple of them, check out the rest on their page.
I also found and shared a couple of old ads posted right before the horoscopes that are also quite funny!
Tante Samira is back to wish everyone a Unique a Happy “Illuminated” Christmas! This may be a funny commercial but the truth is most families in Beirut have to turn off their Christmas tree when electricity is out because they need to heat up their homes or the water.
Oh wow! I really have nothing to say about this ad. Exploiting victims of domestic violence to promote discounted apartments? Do you really think an apartment is the first thing on an abused woman’s mind? Do you think such a move will help protect women? Is this some sort of joke?
Even if the intentions of the company in question are good and meant to help women in need, putting a bruised woman’s picture on the poster was a terrible idea. They could have simply offered women discounted prices and that’s about it 🙂