I was checking out Georgina Rizk videos on YouTube today when I saw this one where she’s making out with a guy on the beach [Minute 5:20 to Minute 5:40]. I know it’s not a big deal, at least not to me, but imagine this happening today and the Lebanese reacting to it. It would probably create a scandal and become the talk of the town. For all I know, it might get censored by the authorities as well.
When you think about it, it’s quite sad how we’ve come from such glorious years that were the 70s to what we have today.
This is Divanessa’s latest video clip. I like the music but why are there Mummies in the clip?
Lebanese violin player Divanessa (Vanessa Abdo Nassar) was born in Montreal-Canada and grew up in Lebanon. She was just nine years old when she started playing violin, her music is a fusion of occidental grooves and oriental spirits. [Link]
Why are they making a big deal out of it? It’s a race in the desert and there’s nothing racist about it.
Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.
“Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?” said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC. [Link]
I thought I figured out what Abbas meant when he says “I saw you Jackses” but then after watching few Ma fi Metlo episodes, I noticed he uses it in different circumstances. Does anyone know what it really means? Or is it just a silly phrase he came up with?
Speaking of Ma fi Metlo, it was honestly funnier when it started and it’s getting a little repetitive lately. I think that’s a bit weird because there’s so much material they can work on with everything that’s going on in Lebanon.
The Ahmad Doughan I am talking about is not the Lebanese singer but a Bulgarian Opposition Leader who should count himself extremely lucky for having escaped this attempt. Going back to the Lebanese Ahmad Doughan, here’s a song he wrote exclusively for BlogBaladi.
My friend was telling about this story yesterday night and I thought it was a brilliant idea by the Cheyef 7alak people and a very nice gesture from Rose restaurant and its owner Jean Marie Riachi. I truly hope Lebanese will learn a lesson or two from that campaign.
Ever since I participated last year as a speaker at TEDxLAU, I’ve been listening to a lot of TED talks and enjoying them. Here’s a very interesting talk by Lebanese architect Stephanie Akkaoui who is currently residing in Amsterdam and heading the work of AKKA ARCHITECTS, an architecture & design practice, operating across Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf areas.