Picture posted on MTV’s front page – via +961
Even though the picture is from Nekat Freestyle, they denied any involvement in the hacking. This is the second hack on MTV in 3 days.
This meme is mainly inspired by the controversial Angry Monkey ads and how Lebanese generally react to things in general.
For those of you who are asking about the promotional packages that the Tourism Minister announced for the “50-day for 50%” campaign, there’s a link to it on the Ministry of Tourism’s official website as shown below.
I have no idea why it’s put on the side instead of being all over the website. It seems even the Ministry is hesitant about asking tourists to visit Lebanon. You can visit the website and download the excel sheet with all the packages [Here].
A picture from “The Adventures of Salwa” campaign taken from NowLebanon
The streets of Beirut aren’t as safe as they used to be. Or at least, this is the feeling that many girls and women have nowadays. Sexual predators are everywhere, and according to witnesses who spoke to NOW, it doesn’t matter whether it’s the middle of the night or the middle of the day; whether the streets are empty or full of people.
Lea Khayata is a 25-year-old Lebanese woman who lives abroad and comes back for the holidays. Last summer, she was in Beirut for an internship and wanted to catch a service early in the morning. She was in a hurry and didn’t think twice when the driver flung open the door next to him for her to get into the front passenger’s seat. “I know you’re never supposed to sit next to the driver, but he was so old, and I was in such a hurry, I thought it would be ok.” First, he heavily brushed his arm against her breasts by pretending to reach for the door because it wasn’t closed properly. “It was until he put his hand on my thigh and started stroking it that I realized what he was doing,” she said. Khayata opened the door and got out of the service right away. [Full Story]
I’ve been hearing a lot of stories lately and the streets are no longer safe neither for men nor for women to be honest. Abaad, a Resource Center for Gender Equality, gave NowLebanon few tips for women to stay safe:
1. Stay on main streets. Stick to well-lit, well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through construction sites, parking lots or alleys, where rapists or stalkers can hide.
2. Scream. Most sexual predators are looking for an easy target, and if you make a scene they will probably leave you alone.
3. Distract them. If you’re stuck in an elevator with someone and you have a bad feeling about him, make small talk. Discuss the weather or ask for the time. By instigating a conversation you’ll catch him off guard, and he’s more likely to not do anything.
4. Fight back. If someone grabs you, pinch the attacker under the arm between the elbow and the armpit, or in the upper inner thigh. After the initial pinch, go for the groin. Hit him with your knee, then run.
5. Run. Get out of there. Make a lot of noise. If he feels like someone else might notice, he will most probably run the other way himself.
I went to LeMall Dbayyeh yesterday to have lunch at Marion only to find out it’s no longer there. Instead there’s a new place called Social House that looks exactly the same with the same decor and everything but with different colors. I am not sure what happened there but it looks more like the owner decided to change the name after a dispute with his partners or something.
I had reviewed Marion back in November. You can check it out [Here].
Based on what I read on BrofessionalReview, the SmiLebanon campaign was launched by the Ministry of Tourism to promote the 50 days sales period initiated by the Tourism Minister himself and encourage Arab tourists to come visit Lebanon.
The first ad is nice (a bit too emotional though?) while the second is horrible, but I don’t see how those ads are supposed to bring us any tourists. Maybe it’s safer if we go back to showing hot Lebanese girls in pubs and on the beach, or make a winter version of the [Lebanon Blues] campaign, or even better include our gorgeous Miss Lebanon and her twin sister in one of the ads.
After she got eliminated from MTV’s Dance With the Stars second episode (having received the lowest combined votes from judges and viewers), proved to be a sore loser and made a joke out of herself in an interview with Tony Khalife, May Hariri received another blow when she lost the lawsuit against MTV to prevent Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe from participating in the show’s fifth episode as a special guest.
It would have been better if she remained silent from the start and avoided all this humiliation.
@HaifaWehbe seems more excited than usual about her DWTS performance tonight. I wonder why.