Steven Sonneveld Still Searching For His Lebanese Roots

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Steven was born in Achrafieh in 1974 but his parents gave him away to a Dutch family who adopted him and raised him in the Netherlands. I don’t know how it feels to be adopted and go look for your biological parents in a country you know nothing about and I hope he ends up knowing what happened, but all I could think of at the moment is that he doesn’t need a Schengen VISA to travel to Europe lol!

PS4 Release Date In the Middle East Is December 13

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Sony World Lebanon didn’t post anything yet about the PS4.

Sony are currently rocking the Dubai World Trade Center as they show off the PS4 in the Middle East for the first time during the Games13 conference. The biggest news so far is that they have officially revealed that their latest juggernaut will be hitting shelves in the region on December 13th, 2013, for 1699 AED (462 USD).

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Another victim of Celebratory Gunfire in Lebanon

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I’ve already posted about the dangers of stray bullets and the need to ban celebratory gunfire in Lebanon once and for all. That’s not something so difficult to implement yet nothing is being done about it and innocent people are getting killed. If the security situation is that bad in Lebanon, let the concerned ministry start with the simplest things that don’t require security plans and could save tens of lives if not more every year.

The last victim of celebratory gunfire is a 28 year old man who was shot by accident by his friend during a wedding. This is not a tradition we should be proud of, this is a stupid act that could kill people and can easily be replaced by harmless fireworks.

I live in Detroit. Our priest at our church is Abouna Michel Cheble. Saturday night his brother in law Wassim, age 28 was killed in a wedding celebration in Baalbak. It was celebratory gun fire, and his close friend shot him on accident. Wassim left a wife, a boy age 5, and a daugther 10 months old. I know this is a tradition, all across Lebanon regardless of religion… but it costs many lives. I thought this would be a good blog idea about this topic/incident… I want to bring awareness to our people about this. I know we think we know everything but this is very dangerous.

Thank you Tom!

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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NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

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.