Giveaway: 6 Tickets To The Avant-Premiere of Malavita

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Despite the mixed reviews I’ve read about this movie, I am definitely not gonna miss it as Luc Besson is one of my favorite directors and producers. Leon The Professional, The Fifth element, The Big Blue, Joan of Arc and Tax are some of my favorite Besson movies. Added to that, two great actors are starring in that movie, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Speaking of which, do you remember the last time these two actors were in the same movie? If you do, submit a comment to this post to have a chance at winning tickets to the Avant-Premiere of Malavita.

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Malavita is a crime comedy film co-written by Tonino Benacquista and directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones. [Imdb]

I will draw two names randomly at the end of the day, each getting 3 tickets. Good Luck!

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Bedivere Hamra’s policy goes viral: 10% off for any customer willing to give up their phone

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Bedivere has been open for over a year now in Hamra and is a great pub. I’ve been there a couple of times already and their food and drinks are quite good. The ambiance is really nice too and the owner always tries to encourage people to actually socialize instead of spending the night with their phones. He’s quite the social guy himself and always around. I am glad they made it to the Huffington Post, Reddit, E!Online and created a positive vibe online; it’s a nice restaurant policy that should be encouraged in other pubs in Lebanon.

The place opens at 11am and serves lunch as well, including a Plat Du Jour, Moules-frites on Mondays, great steaks specially the Steak on A Lava Stone platter which I had in Vienna once.

Check it out [Here].

Bedivere Eatery & Tavern in Beirut, Lebanon, wants people to actually talk to each other. A Reddit post spread the news of their newest discount around the globe: 10 percent off for any customer willing to give up their phone just one meal.

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PS: This policy is not new as it was already adopted in the US but it’s a first in Lebanon.

Ania Lisewska coming to Lebanon

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Ania is a Polish woman who has reportedly vowed to travel to every city across the world in a quest to sleep with 100,000 men. She’s planning to visit every city in Poland before going on a world tour, including a stop in Beirut. In fact and according to Annahar, she got the approval to visit Lebanon and do her thing as long as she doesn’t violate any laws.

Obviously this girl is not thinking clearly, because aside from the fact that wanting to have sex with 100,000 is a disturbing idea, she will need some 20 years non-stop to achieve her goal.

Either way, check out Sallim Allawzi’s funny take on the Lebanese who will agree to have sex with Ania, and Elie Marouni’s epic answer:

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Taybé Lool!

Here’s a link to her [website] for those interested.

Update: Ania was denied a VISA to Lebanon by the local authorities.

Athenee De Beyrouth Construction Finally Finished

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When I joined L’Athenee De Beyrouth in the early 90s, the school consisted of two old buildings in Rabieh surrounded by forests. It was a cool place but a temporary one until we move to the new location in Bsalim. Unfortunately, the school’s owner died and we had to move to an unfinished school as construction works were put on hold.

Luckily though, a new management took over the school a year ago and finished in 15 months what has been pending for 15 years or more. I have fond memories of this school and I hope they will keep on improving it.

Congrats to the Athenee students and teachers and specially to the school’s principal Mr.Hayek who kept the school going through rough times and was loved and highly respected by all students.

There’s a committe being formed for “Les Anciens de l’athénée”; you can register for it on the school’s website [Here].

PS: I know this post may seem irrelevant to many readers, but anyone who’s been to Athenee can relate to what I am saying.