Before talking about this hilarious interview I just found out, let’s start with another epic made-up story by the guys behind Anaween Areeda. Going back to that old CHINN video, it was taken from an interview between Jean Aziz and ex-President Emile Lahoud back in 2013 (with a special CHINN touch) and it’s hilarious!
Earth Hour is an annual global event where cities from around the world switch off their lights for an hour. The purpose of Earth Hour is to remind us that we have to seriously start considering renewable energies as individuals and as a country. A couple of years ago, Achrafieh, Rmeil and Geitawi all went dark to celebrate Earth Hour and last year the serail as well as a couple of hotels also took part in it.
Of course a lot of Lebanese unwillingly participated in Earth Hour when electricity is off and they didn’t have a generator subscription as a backup, which makes us wonder if it’s truly worth it to celebrate Earth Hour? Personally speaking, I think we should take part in any movement that helps our planet and reduce pollution and I hope we get more companies, malls, banks, hotels and government institutions to go dark for an hour next year. Even if we don’t get electricity 24/7 and generators are causing even more pollution, we are still helping by cutting the power off even for few minutes.
On another note, there’s one Earth Hour event that took place yesterday in Beirut that didn’t seem right to me. There was a concert at Biel to celebrate Earth Hour. The event is presumably an environmental-friendly one but I’m pretty sure they need electricity or some sort of power for the lighting and the instruments, not to mention the pollution from cars and buses, which is definitely not the ideal thing to do for Earth Hour. What would have been nice to do was to have glow-in-the-dark parties in all pubs and night clubs and have candle-lit diners at restaurants. Again I don’t have much information in regards to that concert but I’d rather we stick to encouraging more and more individuals, municipalities, towns and cities as well as businesses to take part in Earth Hour than organize concerts and such events. Moreover, someone should ask the Energy Minister to compute the consumption before and during Earth Hour to see if it dropped and people are actually taking part in this global event.
Achrafieh2020 thought of a different way of supporting Earth Hour this year, by pledging to plant trees all year long and transform Achrafieh into a healthier more livable environment.
“Ne7na ma3 7oriyyit el te3beer bass sma3 kelmit 2emmak”. I suggested that slogan to one of my friends who was working on some university project and even though it’s a bit silly, I’m pretty sure most of us woke up and realized one day that our mothers were right about a lot of things. I’ve always been a stubborn kid and refused to listen to what my parents told me, but I learned through my mistakes that they were right about many things and started changing my ways (without admitting it). Funnily enough, I’ve come to realize after many years that I am similar to my mother in many ways, as she’s also stubborn and refuses to admit a mistake at first (don’t tell her I said that), she always does good without expecting anything in return, she always adapts easily to new circumstances, she likes winning arguments or having the last word in a debate, she goes quiet when she’s angry and she loves buying gifts and spoiling her family and friends.
What I love most about my mum is how proud she is when she sees me on TV or in some paper even though she doesn’t really follow the blog and didn’t really figure out yet why I’m appearing on TV shows or traveling for events. She doesn’t really care but makes sure to tell everyone about it and of course give them number in case they have an internet or smartphone problem (same for my dad).
This being said, Alfa this year took Mother’s Day to another level and kicked off the #صار_لازم_قلّك campaign as they asked people to submit videos and tell their mothers they were right. I personally loved the idea and I salute those who submitted their videos and took part in that campaign. For those who refused to admit yet, every day is a Mother’s Day and a new opportunity to tell your moms they were right.
I don’t know who’s running this account but they were live tweeting during the panel with ISF and TMC representatives and interacting with all the tweeps and it was pretty funny. Speaking of Arabnet, it ended today and I will post a quick roundup on the interesting and exciting things in the days to come.
Every time I see such videos, I wonder why doesn’t anyone give a call to the ISF or the Lebanese Army and have these people arrested? There’s always a policeman on the Kaslik roundabout which is 2 minutes away from where this video is taken and there’s an army base also 3 minutes away if not less.
Since the Lebanese authorities want to implement a new traffic law, let’s start by monitoring the highways and stopping the crazy bikers and dangerous drivers pulling stunts, as well as idiots like this guy playing football and blocking the road!
Her name is Tania Awad Ghorra and she’s the woman behind the voice recordings for Alfa, Touch, Ogero, Beirut Rafic Hariri’s airport, as well as many banks and hospitals in Lebanon. Almost everyone hates that voice but I’ve always wondered how the woman behind the voice looks like and I just found out that CHI NN interviewed her yesterday.
I thought she’d be older to be honest but she’s funny. I always imagined her though with such glasses and an annoying/evil laugh.