The last time I heard about “digital drugs” was a couple of years ago when they decided to ban them in Dubai If I am not mistaken. I don’t know why the phenomenon just got to Lebanon, or at least the Lebanese media just found out about it, but I second Gino that you have to be stupid to buy this stuff. Moreover, I am not sure how the Lebanese authorities are planning to ban this thing as it’s impossible to do.
Anyway, if you’d like to waste your precious time reading about these drugs that were a hot topic 3-4 years ago, here’s a couple of links I recommend:
[NowLebanon: The Truth About Digital Drugs]
[Huffingtonpost: Digital Drugs]
That’s a hilarious campaign and I like the fact that CBJ and Crepaway replied positively. Nevertheless, that’s not enough and one of them should come with a really smart reply.
We are all glad that Sleiman is better now but I believe this report was needed to clarify what really happened and Sukleen should issue a clear statement to explain who really assaulted Sleiman and whether he was arrested or not.
PS: Last two seconds of the report should have been omitted.
Saint Joseph University issued a statement earlier today and stated student elections will be suspended for the current academic year. The decision came after NDU suspended its elections following the quarrel that took place between Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement students on Wednesday.
I think all universities should do the same and take some time to re-asses the whole election process and reformulate it in a way that keeps politics away and doesn’t allow politically affiliated candidates from running as independents and deceiving students. Student elections should be 100% academic. Until they figure out a way to do so, elections shouldn’t take place.
I am sure every Lebanese who traveled to Ayia Napa has been to Senior Frog’s. It’s the best place to kick off the party there as it’s always crowded and there’s always live entertainment. Well guess what? Senior Frog’s is coming to Concrete 1994 in Sin el Fil, Beirut for two nights on November 21 and 22.
Regular entrance tickets are at 45$ and 55$ (65$ at the door) and VIP tickets are at 100$.
You can check out more info and book tickets [Here].
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SAT: C U NXT SAT does HALLOWEEN The Grand Factory [Event]
Here are some of the Halloween events and parties happening in Beirut this weekend. If there are other events that I have missed out, let me know and I will add them. Too bad no one has organized a Zombie walk in Beirut yet but there’s the Halloween night ride which is close enough.
MixFM’s Decadeath: Hallowood. The City of Demons, St George [Event]
6th Sense presents “The 7 Deadly Sins” with AGENTS OF TIME – Centre Sofil Le Maillon Entrance [Event]
THE CIRCUS OF FREAKS II, Art Lounge Beirut [Event]
Dead, Rich, & Famous: Halloween Party, Coworking +961 Sursock Palace Achrafieh [Event]
Massacre at the Oscars, Abbey Road Beirut [Event]
B018 Karantina, Olivier Giacomotto, Ziad Ghosn live at B018 (The Halloween edition) [Event]
3rd Annual Halloween Night Ride, Hosted by CyclingCircle and Cyclo Sport [Event]
Another Halloween Party – El Gardel [Event]
For those of you still doubting if it’s really Joumblatt tweeting, His Excellency Tom Fletcher, among others, “confirmed” in a tweet the authenticity of Joumblatt’s Twitter account. If you think about it, his tweets do sound like him.
This is great news for Lebanon as Ghadi is the 11th Lebanese movie to make it to the Oscars since 1978 and will be competing against 80 other entries in the foreign language category.
Check out my review of Ghadi [Here].
Bushra el Turk: British-Lebanese composer for London Symphony Orchestra
Three Lebanese women made it to BBC’s 100 Women Of 2014 list. The list is aimed at highlighting inspiring figures from around the world and part of the BBC’s pledge to better represent women in its international coverage.
The three women are:
– Bushra el Turk, a British-Lebanese composer for London Symphony Orchestra. [Website]
– Bashia Shehab, a Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and art historian. [Bio] [Ted Talk]
– Hind Hobeika: The founder of Instbeat. [Link]
You can check out the full BBC list [Here].
Bahia Shehab: Artist, designer and art historian
Hind Hobeika: Founder of Instabeat