Blog Baladi Made in Lebanon Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:47:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lebanese And Priorities Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:47:08 +0000 leb people

This is somehow true unfortunately as we always have our priorities elsewhere. the new iPhone 6 is the latest priority at the moment. This reminded me of an old article I’ve read on how “Lebanon is a braindead country“.

Thanks Malek!

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Pictures Of The Lebanese Delegation To The 17th Asian Games In Incheon, South Korea Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:41:22 +0000 10636019_900214906675270_804806625173749301_n

I will try to get more information regarding the participating Lebanese athletes and their schedules and post them later on today. So far I checked the official games website and didn’t find much.


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Zaffe Replaced by ISIS Chants in Beb el Tebbane Wedding Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:34:20 +0000 [YouTube]

These are the ones you should be arresting Mr. Rifi.


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Old Picture From Antelias Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:25:03 +0000 Antelias via Qadiman

This is a picture taken back in 1958 showing American units on the Antelias shore which is almost where the Golden beach is now. I had no clue the Americans landed that far from Beirut during the 1958 invasion.

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Pictures From The Beirut Art Fair 2014 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:18:47 +0000 20140918_191710 Plastik VIP stand

If you haven’t been to the Beirut Art Fair yet, I strongly recommend you do. I was there yesterday for the opening and I loved the exhibitions and stands. Here are some of the pictures I took but there’s a lot more to see.

The Beirut Art Fair is taking place between the 18th and 21st September at Biel.

20140918_193455 Talented Autistic Artist Ali Tlais (Alfa 4life booth)

20140918_191142 Les Plumes Galerie Elsie Braidi Beirut










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Nicolas Audi à La Maison d’IXSIR Restaurant Now Open Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:41:19 +0000 resto

When I attended the opening of Ixsir winery two years ago (and took a picture with the one and only Carlos Ghosn), I asked the Ixsir people if they are planning to open a restaurant here and the answer was that they are planning to do so in a year or two. It took them almost two years but the restaurant is now officially open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays. However it will be closed on Mondays.

I think the Ixsir winery location in Basbina, as well as the venue itself and the breathtaking view it has offer the perfect setup for a restaurant and having Nicolas Audi‘s signature on it is like the cherry on top of the cake. I am definitely planning a visit soon before winter comes and will update you with the details.

Check out more info on Ixsir’s [Facebook page] and [website].

PS: If you’d like to call or reserve, here’s the number and contact person: (71 – 773 770 with Mr. Antoine Azzi).

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Every Law Adopted By The Lebanese Parliament Costs $1.2 Million Dollars Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:35:48 +0000 tomato

Based on the below LBCI report, every law issued by the current Lebanese parliament cost us more than 1 million dollars. What they did was compute the productivity of the parliament by summing up the expenses we paid our MPs vs the number of sessions held and laws adopted in the past 6 years.

Here are the numbers as stated in the report:
– Lebanese have paid in tax money their MPs over 400 billion Lebanese Liras ($266 Million Dollars) in the past 6 years (Salaries, bills, maintenance etc ..).
– This amounts to almost $139,000 a day.
– In 2009: 0 sessions were held and 0 laws were passed.
– In 2010: 4 sessions were held and 57 laws were passed.
– In 2011: 5 sessions were held and 69 laws were passed.
– In 2012: 3 sessions were held and 42 laws were passed.
– In 2013: 3 sessions were held and 2 laws were passed.
– In 2014: 2 sessions were held and 48 laws were passed.


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FAIL: Lamp Of The Arabs Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:18:20 +0000 lamp

A very creative name and song title.

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Support The Lebanese Army: Keep Terrorists Out Of Lebanon Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:03:40 +0000 army

This is a great commercial! Check it out [Here].

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Lebanese Flag Spotted In The Tomorrowland 2014 Aftermovie Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:37:25 +0000 aftermovie

I didn’t notice it the first time but one of my friends had posted a screenshot so I went through the video one more time to spot the flag. I know a lot of Lebanese who attended Tomorrowland so it’s no surprise to see the flag there. I was thinking of attending Tomorrowland next year in Belgium but I’d rather go watch the Spa-Francorchamps F1 GP.

Thanks Gabriel!


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Middle East Princes Now And Before Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:22:01 +0000 princes

Spot on caricature!

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Making Good Use Of The New Ugly Rails On Saint Nicolas Stairs Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:05:24 +0000 20140918_083401

There’s a homeless person who’s making use of the newly installed rails on Saint Nicolas stairs to hang his laundry.

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Epic Fail Food Menu Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:22:32 +0000 lol via ckay

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Beirut Art Fair 2014: 47 Galleries From 14 Countries Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:44:31 +0000 Rami Tosh Fesh

The 2014 edition of the Beirut Art Fair is taking place between September 18 and 21 at BIEL. This year’s event will feature around fifty international modern and contemporary art and design galleries from more than 10 countries. I will be there tomorrow to check out some of the galleries and artists.

You can check out the program and all needed information [here].

alfa Ali Tlais – Vibrating Autism Pop Art

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That Bathroom You Find In Almost Every New Apartment In Lebanon Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:25:36 +0000 20140914_184356

When I started looking for apartments, most of them had one or two bathrooms for the bedrooms, one for the guests and sometimes an extra bathroom for the housekeeper (as they call it). You step inside this so-called bathroom and you wonder how an adult person is supposed to fit in it. It’s like the same standard one for most apartments between 180 and 250 sqm and it’s useless space because no one can use it.

They should have made the kitchen or any other room in the house bigger instead of building this waste of space.

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Mayor Kalach On The Recent Electricity Cuts In Beirut Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:26 +0000 elect

I hope I won’t have to explain that to anyone. Lol!

Thanks Amer!

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BRGR Co. Now Delivering Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:26:34 +0000 WP_20140213_20_02_39_Pro The Raclette Brgr with Cheese fries at Brgrco

As you all know by now, Brgrco is my favorite burger place in Beirut so it’s great to hear that they are finally delivering. I don’t know yet about the delivery prices as I couldn’t find them online but I hope they will be cheaper than the original ones.

The delivery number is: 01 333 511.

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Da3ek Laundry Detergent Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:57:58 +0000 [YouTube]

After Geely’s Da3ess ad, check out the Da3ek Laundry Detergent.

via LBCBlogs


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FAIL: Taking Your Baby For A Ride Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:32:07 +0000 baby via Yasa

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My Article On Gebran Tueni And Social Media Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:01:31 +0000 Gebran_12_12_2005_by_sdaouk Picture via sdaouk

Since it was Gebran Tueni’s birthday yesterday, and given how much I admire this man and everything he’s done for Lebanon, I thought of resharing the article I wrote about him and social media for Annahar few months ago.

Check it out [Here].

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