Category Archives: Lebanon

Cintia Baroud Made It To The Voice Canada’s Final Rounds!

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Cintia Baroud is a Lebanese-Canadian singer and songwriter. She’s competing in the Voice Canada and has advanced to the final rounds of the TV show. I watched her performance and she has a great voice to be honest and deserves our support.

She will be performing once again on March 22 so best of luck to you Cintia!

PS: I tried to find the link where you can vote on Facebook for Cintia but only found La Voix Cintia Baroud page.

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FAIL: Offer Your Mother A Housekeeper For Mother’s Day

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That’s just so wrong on so many levels! What were they thinking? And to make it even worse, there are special offers on nationalities :S

Update: Speaking of bad Mother’s Day ads, Mustapha just reminded me of this 2011 Klynn ad.

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Update2: The company that sent the shameful SMS apologized.

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Update3: Minister Sejaan Azzi has decided to close down the company in question. Thanks Rami!

Felipe Nasr Finishes 5th on His F1 Debut

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Brazilian-Lebanese F1 Driver Felipe Nasr finished 5th on his F1 debut and gave Sauber their first points since 2013.

Sebastian Vettel also finished 3rd in his Ferrari debut which is encouraging news but Mercedes is still far behind and Rosberg & Hamilton weren’t really battling it out today. Let’s hope the season won’t turn out to be as boring as last year and Ferrari catches up after few races.

The Museum of Civilizations To Be Unveiled On March 24 In Beirut

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I first wrote about the “Museum of Civilization” back in June 2014, when Lebanese Design Firm GM Architects were presenting this museum design at the Time Space Existence exhibition of the 2014 Venice Biennale. The firm was the only one representing Lebanon and their project was aimed at addressing the Biennale’s theme of fundamentals by exploring the historical basis of architectural culture in the rich and varied context of their home country.

I thought their idea was a brilliant one and I’m really glad that they’re going to unveil it in 10 days, hoping that this project will see the light one day and transform Martyrs’ Square into a astonishing walk through Lebanon’s history.

Here’s a glimpse of how the museum will be built:

The ‘Museum of Civilizations’ project is sited on Martyrs’ Square in the heart of Beirut, and built upon a site sunk deep into the successive strata of the civilizations that underlie Beirut, a city which has been, in turn, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and French. This astonishing museum will be an archaeological dig, exhibition space and a place for quiet reflection all in one – an expression of Lebanon’s rich history, showcasing the genetic make-up of a profoundly multicultural country. Our emphatically contemporary design is informed by an approach that is best defined as ‘contextual immersion’ – possessing an awareness of the past and rooted in the culture of the location in question.

The unveiling is taking place on March 24 at the Metropolitan Art Society in Achrafieh from 6 till 9 and the exhibition will run until April 24 (Excluding Mondays) from 11am till 7pm.

A Talking Piano At ABC Dbayyeh

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An interactive piano set inside ABC Dbayyeh mall was inviting people passing by to play and making fun of those who can’t with messages like “Please Stop” or “Practice makes perfect (Try 10 years)” while praising those who know how to play the piano by saying “Music to my ears” or “Mozart! Bach! Beethoven! Listen to this genius”. At the end, some of those who gave it a try were rewarded with tickets to Al Bustan Festival.

I thought it was a great idea! Check it out:

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Interview With The Lebanese Priest Who Sexually Harassed A Woman

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After a video came out showing a Lebanese priest called Antoun Farah sexually harassing a woman, New TV went and interviewed the priest as per his request. Clearly this guy is delusional but what I don’t understand is how he’s still a priest and is currently heading a charitable organization despite being involved in a previous scandal involving sexual harassment. Why doesn’t the Church kick him out for good and why aren’t the authorities doing something about his organization? What if he’s harassing members of that organization?

I’m hoping that New TV will follow up on that case and let us know what happens.

Here’s the interview:

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And here’s the original video leaked:

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