Blog Baladi Made in Lebanon Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:29:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:28:20 +0000 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

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A Natural Water Bridge In Lebanon Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:21:50 +0000 water Taken by HaigMelikian

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Beirut Street Food Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:37:59 +0000 20130915_172925

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.


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More Flood Pictures From Around Lebanon Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:24:58 +0000 mza2 Mazraait Yachou3 Pic by CivilDefense

We can’t but admire the incredible effort that the concerned ministries and authorities put every year to keep our roads flooded and more dangerous with every winter.

wow Karantina – Picture by Maher Sayah

yachou3 mazraat 1 Mazraait Yachou3 Pic by CivilDefense

Zalk Biakout 2 Zalka – Biakout by Amanda

Zalka_Biakout Zalka – Biakout by Amanda

choueifat Choueifat – Pic by Mohammad

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Pictures From The Floods In Akkar Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:44:56 +0000 flood1

We are ready for the winter.




Pictures via BassamAbouZeid

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I Love Fattoush! Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:16:09 +0000 [YouTube]

A great video on how to make Fattoush by Taste Of Beirut.

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About That Fap Picture Posted On 9gag Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:06:52 +0000 9gag

I was checking Gino’s post on the Fap image on 9gag and noticed it’s the same picture Chahe posted four years ago and that was shared on the Chive. I am surprised it took that long to make it to 9gag.

There’s even a better Fap poster that I shared and that you can check [Here]. Make sure you read the comments on 9gag as they are funnier than the image.

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Achrafieh 2020: Discover Sodeco Postponed To October 26 Due To Bad Weather Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:27:04 +0000 sodeco

You can check updates [Here].

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Lebanese Tries To Bribe A Kuwaiti Airport Staff, Gets Interrogated Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:24:08 +0000 corrup

According to Al-Anba2, a Lebanese was arrested after he tried to bribe a Kuwaiti airpot staff member. The passenger gave the employee 1500$ to let him in but he didn’t get away with it. Some Lebanese seem to believe they can buy their way out of everything, well that’s not the case.

Speaking of bribery and corruption, it is at an all-time high in Lebanon. If you are interested in looking at numbers, check out the Sakker el Dekkene initiative.

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KayTech Has a Rally Car To Serve You Faster Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:49:54 +0000 20141016_071901

It took me few seconds to realize this is not a car rental company.

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Who Really Killed Celine Rakan? Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:32:52 +0000 girl via Naharnet

I don’t want to accuse anyone of anything but the story is fishy from the start and the police should have conducted a more thorough investigation. It doesn’t make sense that the housekeeper killed the girl because she caught her stealing since we are talking about a 4 year old here. Moreover, the whole security camera blackout story doesn’t add up as well and I don’t understand why the parents decided to go on TV and talk about this, specially after falsely accusing a doctor at first.

Why would anyone want to go on TV few days after the death of their only child and talk about it and explain what happened? Why would I share a video showing my dead kid and let it go viral on all social media channels?

Out of respect for the child, I didn’t want to share the video but I still believe a proper investigation should be conducted.

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Mafimetlo vs Buzz Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:17:15 +0000 buzz

Mafimetlo actually made the first commercial a bit funnier now lol!



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Lebanese Film Ghadi Won The Audience Award At The 19th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:08:10 +0000 ghadi

Ghadi is one of the best Lebanese films I’ve ever watched and deserves to be awarded. Congrats to Amin Dora!

Here’s my [review] in case you missed it. You can also check this [video] from the Busan International Film which shows director Amin Dora receive his award.

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Three Awesome Pictures From Wednesday’s Thunderstorm Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:51:21 +0000 pic1 Picture by Karim Bechara

LBCI posted more pictures [Here].

pic2 Picture by Youssef Rached Doughan

pic3 Picture by Hady Semaan

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Lebanon’s Biggest Burger At Rod’s Burger In Gemmayze Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:12:18 +0000 burger2

Rod’s burger celebrated its second year anniversary by making a 65cm wide burger, the biggest ever made in Lebanon. The patty was 4cm thick and weighted over 8 kilos. Around 3 kilos of mayo and ketchup were used as well. The burger doesn’t look that appetizing but it’s a fun idea. I’ve heard good things about Rod’s burger but I’ve never tried it before to be honest.

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Breast Cancer Campaign In Lebanon: بتذكرك بكل شي… وهلأ صار دورك تذكرها Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:14:38 +0000 [YouTube]

Early detection tests for breast cancer saves thousands of lives every year, and many more lives can be saved if women are reminded to take these tests.


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Ekhirta Ata3it: MARCH And Lucien Bou Rjeily’s Play On Censorship Was Approved! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:47:13 +0000 ekhirta

I’ve posted about this matter less than a year ago and asked the head of the censorship bureau to look at the bigger image and let the Lucien Bourjeily play pass and be the first one to attend it.

Censorship is wrong as we should be given the right to choose what to watch, read and listen. In case you missed my article, you can read it [Here].

Mabrouk to MARCH, Lucien and all the Lebanese!

After a long battle with the censorship authorities, we are excited to announce that the sequel of the censored play “Bto2ta3 aw ma Bto2ta3″, “La 3younak Sidna” produced by MARCH and directed by Lucien Bourjeily was approved by General Security!

Here’s to hoping this is the first of many victories in the anti-censorship struggle in Lebanon, and that the General Security’s Censorship Bureau continues with this open-minded approach to the issue of freedom of expression.

We are proud to say we finally won a battle in our fight against censorship!

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New Berfumes In Town Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:56:40 +0000 perfume

Thanks Nicole!

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Gebran Tueni Foundation Photo Contest Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:53:08 +0000 Photo_Competition_A4_-_Arabic_674686_large

I love and admire Gebran Tueni and I like the fact that the Gebran Tueni Foundation is launching such a contest but they should have done an extra effort and made it more appealing and interesting. There are no guidelines or rules, the contest is way too broad and has no theme, the poster is dull, the contact email is @gmail and the Gebran Tueni Foundation website is outdated and doesn’t even include the contest.

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24 Syrian Babies Are Born Every Day In Lebanon Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:09:23 +0000 syrian-refugee_1

31,000 Syrian babies were born between March 2011 and September 2014 in Lebanon according to this report. This is yet another alarming number for the Lebanese authorities and the Syrian refugees as well. However, it’s never too late to start building proper refugee camps and setting proper guidelines and launching awareness campaigns for all the refugees.

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