Category Archives: Lebanon

A Conversation With An Internet Supplier in Lebanon

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One of my friends just moved into his new house and wanted to get a decent internet connection, so he called several companies and chose what he thought was the best plan for him. The internet supplier called him few weeks later and here’s the conversation that took place:

X:Hello

Hi

X: We are contacting you regarding the internet plan you’ve requested. U asked for the 6mb plan right?

Correct

X: Unfortunately ur phone line cannot handle more than 2mb

How come?

X: We r not responsible for that. We just check with Ogero. So which plan do u want? The 4mb or 6mb?

I dont get it. U just told me I can’t have more than 2mb

X: Yes sir but we only offer 4 and 6mb for this plan.

But I can’t use any of them. You just told me that. You want to pay for a speed I can’t use?

X: Of course not but these are the offers we have.

U do realize half of Lebanon can barely get 1 or 2mb right?

X: You should contact Ogero for that. We are not responsible.

Ok I will do and let u know

X: Great so I sign you up for the 4mb plan? Right?

What?

X: I just want to know which plans u r choosing.

Dude Chou ostak? Why would I pay for a connection I can’t use? I ‘ll see what to do and let u know.

X: ok I’ll keep it as 4mb for now.

Whatever. Bye

I am currently signed up at my parents’ place to the 2MB Ogero connection (minimum speed) yet their phone line cannot handle more than 1MB and I’ve been asking for years if we can fix this problem but in vain. The only way to get a decent connection outside Beirut is through a 3G/4G dongle even if it costs more.

Religious And Ethnic Hatred Top Concern Among Lebanese

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Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Tunisia also shared Lebanon’s concern. Check out the rest of the study [Here].

At 58%, Lebanon had the highest level of concern of any country and identified religious and ethnic hatred as the single greatest danger to the world, correlating to its diverse religious makeup of Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Lebanese Christians, Greek Orthodox, and Jews. Meanwhile, severe battles between Hezbollah and Jabhat al-Nusra have brought war to Lebanon. Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Tunisia also shared Lebanon’s concern. [PewGlobal]

MP Nicolas Fattoush Got An Apology Instead Of Getting Arrested

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I was about to write a post on how MP Fattoush should not get away with what he did today and that there’s no reason not to punish him, but I just heard on MTV that Manale Daou has apparently apologized to Fattoush while LBCI stated that Judge Claude Karam reconciled the two in his office.

That’s just pathetic and sad and yet another proof that Lebanon is going backwards.

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MP Fattouch Punched A Female Employee at Justice Palace According To LBCI

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If this is true, he should resign immediately.

Sources from the Justice Palace reported that MP Nicolas Fattouch punched a female employee, identified as Manale Daou, responsible for filing complaints at Justice Palace on Monday.
In the details, MP Fattouch headed to the Justice Palace to file a complaint, when the employee, Manale Daou, who is responsible for filing the complaints, asked him to wait his turn, “since she had other complaints previously presented by other lawyers,” the sources said.
The sources added that the deputy was disturbed by her answer and replied: “I am the deputy Nicolas Fattouch and I cannot wait.”
“I will file your complaint but you have to wait your turn,” the employee reportedly said, leading him to punch her in the neck as retaliation. [LBCI]

#EndPolio: Vaccinate Your Children To Keep #Lebanon Safe

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Polio is a highly infectious disease that affects children under 5 years of age. The disease was only found in 3 countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan) at the beginning of 2014 but it somehow reached Syria which prompted the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon, along with the UNICEF, to launch national polio immunization campaigns.

We haven’t had any Polio case affecting a Lebanese child yet it is very important that all children be vaccinated as there’s no cure for Polio once a child is infected. The first immunization campaign ends tomorrow and there’s another one from November 8 till November 22 so make sure you vaccinate your children if you haven’t done so yet.

You can check out more updates [Here].

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LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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llb1 Cloud Apocalypse – by RanaaWakim

I will dedicate from now on a weekly post to highlight the most popular pictures shared by LiveLoveBeirut. I love the team behind LiveLoveBeirut and I think they are doing an amazing job by showing the beautiful side of Lebanon and encouraging people to take and share breathtaking pictures from all around the country.

I hope you enjoy them!

You can follow LiveLoveBeirut on Instagram [Here]. I’m also on Instagram and I’ve been told I take great pictures, so you can follow me [Here] if you like.

llb2 After the rain – by Julienabc

llb3 Enjoying the good weather while it lasts – by Mounir Arab

llb4 Colorful stairs – Done by by @dihzahyners and @chadthemad sponsored by @colortek_kassaa.

llb5 Great Thunderstorm shot – by RodrigueZahr

Beirut Street Food

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Here’s a nice video on some of Beirut’s best street foods prepared by my good friend Anthony From NGNO. These little food gems are always more satisfying than any fancy restaurant you could go to.

The places mentioned in this video are Falafel Sahyoun, Karout Knefeh, Al Kalaa Chicken, Hanna Mitri’s ice cream place and Al Daoukieh and there are tons of others worth being highlighted.

[YouTube]