#HappyFromLebanon (Pharrell Williams’ Happy Song) Lebanon Version

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I thought of coming up with a Lebanese version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy song back in early February before any of the Happy videos came out, and I got a lot of submissions within the first few days as well as people asking me how they can help. However by the time we sat and compiled all the videos together, there were already 2 versions of the Happy song out and a couple of others followed last week. Nevertheless, I insisted that we go through with this project and bring out the video because it encouraged the Lebanese Online Community to take part in it and didn’t include any third party. Moreover, the International Day of Happiness is tomorrow so the video is right on time!

The whole thing was a joint effort between the blog’s readers, myself and people that I’ve never met before. It was a cool experience and I wish we had others join us to make one big Happy video for Lebanon but no harm was done as the more Happy videos are spread out, the better specially with everything that Lebanon is going through.

I think what we came up with is awesome and it’s all thanks to Joy, Karim, Ghiwa and Lynn.

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Reason Behind The Traffic In Beirut Today

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I don’t understand why they have to close the road all the way from Annahar building if they are holding a session at the parliament. Moreover, isn’t it better to close it starting 9am and let people get to work on time?

In all cases, the road will be closed tomorrow as well so watch out for traffic and leave early.

Lebanese Festival Day 2014 In London

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The Lebanese Festival Day is an annual event held in London aimed at bringing together members of the Lebanese community in the UK. Around 7000 people attended last year’s event and the organizers are working on attracting more Lebanese to the 2014 edition.

Here’s a link to the event if you wish to join or help out. [LebFestivalDay]

The Lebanese Festival day is an Annual event held in London and aims at giving members of the Lebanese community in the UK the opportunity to meet each other, irrespective of their religious or political views. The Festival aims to create awareness and educate the wider British community about Lebanese culture, customs and traditions also to promote Lebanese products, cuisine, culture, education and tourism. The organising Committee of the Lebanese Festival Day London was formed in 2009 by members of the Lebanese community from different backgrounds, all enthusiastic about Lebanon. Strictly non-religious, and non-political. Just Lebanese!


Brazilians Caught With Cocaine In Their Stomachs At Beirut-Rafic Hariri Airport

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I wonder how they caught them.

Customs authorities at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country a quantity of cocaine that came from Brazil via Ethiopia, state-run National News Agency reported.

“Three Brazilians arrived from Brazil via Ethiopia. Two of them had quantities of cocaine in their stomachs while the third hid a cocaine stash in his double-bottomed suitcase,” NNA said.

“The quantity of cocaine they tried to smuggle has been estimated to weigh around eight kilograms while one of the men who swallowed the cocaine was admitted into hospital after he suffered medical complications,” the agency added. [Naharnet]