I saw this interview a year ago but for some reason, everyone’s been sharing it in the past couple days. Her English is hilarious lol!
The video is getting so many unlikes that Raza Khan the interview wrote a comment explaining the purpose of her visit and trying to defend her horrible English accent.
I want to thank everybody who have taken the time to watch this video and then passed comments on it afterwards. All of you are entitled to your opinion and the will to express it. I would just like to state that when May Hariri visited Pakistan in Nov 2005, a massive earthquake in north-eastern Pakistan had already resulted in 80,000 plus casualties and colossal damage to homes & property. So her visit was more of a goodwill gesture on the part of Lebanese Government to express solidarity with the people of Pakistan. I was mainly a news & current affairs host/reporter at that time for Pakistan Television (PTV) the State Television of Pakistan which has been in operation since Nov 1964. On a very short notice I was called for the interview by the Program Manager of PTV Lahore Centre. I could not do any research on the guest and got into the interview with a short pre-program discussion. I accept my lack of knowledge about Lebanese music and singers. Some comments have come about the lack of English Language fluency by May Hariri but I must share with people that her demeanor & attitude was very courteous towards me, producer and the technical staff consisting of cameramen, light-men, audio engineers etc. She did not behave in a haughty or arrogant manner which is a hall mark of most celebrities even several Pakistani ones. Overall she left a good impression upon us. I may have introduced her as one of the most popular singers in Middle East but the reason for that may not be based on factual dynamics of fame in the middle east but more so with the desire on my part to make her feel nice about her gesture of coming to Pakistan. So a bit of exaggeration with a larger perspective of goodwill & image-building can be justified. Furthermore I must say that in future as well if any showbiz personality from Lebanon like Diana Haddad, Nancy Ajram, Haifa Wehbe, Nawal Al Zoghbi or others would visit Pakistan. They would get a similar welcoming response, protocol & hospitality as was extended to May Hariri. I hope that in future more such people to people contacts & exchange of visits take place between Pakistan & Lebanon so that relations can be strengthened.
This was an emotional moment for a lot of Lebanese. Adel’s reaction was hilarious!
I don’t know how recent this picture is but I can assure you the same exact thing happens every day and it’s sad but freaking hilarious!
How the hell did the car circled in red end up where it is?
Speaking of Traffic, check out how bad is the Dora highway right now after some workers decided to block the road.
WTH was this guy thinking?
Note: If I found it funny, it doens’t mean I approve of it. I am laughing at the person for putting such a thing not at the picture itself.
What’s funny is that there wasn’t much traffic at the time I was passing by. He apparently just parked his car on the right side, went down and start peeing.
The article states that the General Security in Lebanon reported various violations in Lebanese cinemas whereas minors were admitted into 18+ movies. I am assuming they’re talking about The Wolf Of Wall Street because when I went to see it, I saw a lot of kids going in to watch it.
Nevertheless, The movie is not a pornographic (إباحي) one as suggested in this website’s headline. The movie contains offensive language, few sex scenes and may be the sweariest movie of all time.
PS: The version of The Wolf Of Wall Street shown in Lebanese cinemas is 36 minutes shorter than the original one.
أكدت المديرية العامة للأمن العام أنها ضبطت مخالفات عدة في صالات السينما، حيث قام المسؤولون عنها بالسماح لقاصرين بمشاهدة أفلام لا تتطابق مع أعمارهم.
وصدر عن المديرية العامة للأمن العام البيان الآتي:
“في إطار الدوريات التي تقوم بها المديرية العامة للأمن العام على صالات السينما للتثبت من حسن تطبيق القوانين المرعية الإجراء في ما خص الإلتزام بقواعد تصنيف الأفلام حسب الفئات العمرية، ضبطت بنتيجة هذه الدوريات مخالفات في عدّة صالات قام المسؤولون عنها بالسماح لقاصرين بمشاهدة أفلام لا تتطابق أعمارهم على الفئات العمرية المسموح بها، وتم إخراج المخالفين من الصالات ونظّمت بحق مدرائها محاضر ضبط حسب التعليمات الإدارية.
إن المديرية العامة للأمن العام تدعو الأهالي الى التأكد مسبقاً من لائحة تصنيف الأفلام التي يود أولادهم تحت عمر الثامنة عشرة من مشاهدتها، كما تنبّه أصحاب الصالات السينمائية من مغبة مخالفة القرارات المتعلقة بتصنيف الأفلام التي يعاقب عليها القانون حفاظاً على سلامة النشء وأمن المجتمع”.
In case you missed out what’s been happening the past few days in 3 different prisons in Lebanon, check out the below report (even though it was denied by the authorities):
Something tells me this movie won’t make it to the Lebanese theaters.
In an insecure suburb of Beirut, Nour, a Lebanese transvestite, meets Vanesa, a Spanish model who poses for a photographic project and both set up a bizarre relationship. The project is blocked. Nothing happens as predicted. Vanesa stays in the apartment, feels bored, drinks too much alcohol and is lost in her dreams. Nour frequently visits his violent lover and realizes his marginal habits. In the street, young boys beat some people with slingshots…
Driving 3al Lebnené
The Lebanese Traffic Management Center (@tmc_lebanon) launched an awareness road safety campaign on Twitter on Sunday with the collaboration of LBCI, Annahar, LebanonDebate, the syndicate of Taxis in Lebanon and IDE academy. The aim of the campaign is to spread awareness and allow Lebanese drivers to share traffic violations on Twitter by using the hashtag #منحط_دركي_لكل_سيارة (Long and Unappealing hashtag).
I’ve already stated previously that TMC is doing a great job and I love how they’re always tweeting new updates but this campaign is very similar to what Cheyef7alak has been doing for years. The one big advantage they have is that they are linked to the Ministry of Interior and the local authorities and can actually handle some of the violations or problems raised.
For example, someone complained on Twitter about the potholes on the Zouk Mosbeh road leading to NDU, and TMC informed the concerned authorities who went on site and apparently fixed it. However when I crossed the road at night, it was more of a “ter2ee3a” than a job well done and the potholes started showing again already.
In all cases, it’s always good when the authorities listen to people’s complaints and handle them and things could only get better if both sides cooperate properly. I think the next step should be a nice mobile app or website where people could submit complaints and violations and follow up on them.
Here are some of the pictures shared on the hashtag: