Kasr El Helou’s Ma2loubé

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Hallabj

I was wondering if there’s any arabic sweet called Ma2loubé to use for that picture and Kasr el Helou answered that Knefe is also called Ma2loubé so there you go :D

Speaking of Knefe, I was at Kasr el Helou in Tripoli on Saturday and had one. One of the best in Lebanon!

PS: I made sure no one was hurt in that accident before posting about it.

ma2loub

Coincidence? Education Minister Elias Bou Saab Also Graduated With A Passing Statement In 1987

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It seems our Education Minister knows all about passing statements, as he got one himself in 1987 during the war. Speaking of passing statements, here’s a video that went viral and pokes fun of students who never studied and passed anyway. I personally know someone who just showed up to the exams and just wrote down his name and left.

In all cases, I am with the Education Minister on this decision, even though I don’t like it, as the teachers on strike should not have bargained with the students’ future.

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The SerLea: A Double Barrel 9mm Submachine Gun of Lebanese Origin

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The SerLea is a machine gun that was apparently designed by a Lebanese gunsmith and veteran of Beirut street battles. The weapon has twin barrels, twin magazines and twin open bolts. There’s a synchronizing device to turn the weapon into a single high rate of fire, allowing each barrel to be fired one after the other, producing a rate of fire around 1,000 rounds per minute. The Los Angeles Police Department showed interest in the SerLea machine gun back in the 1990s but only few units were produced.

I’ve never seen nor heard about this gun until now.

Thanks Michel!

Marcel Ghanem’s Storming Intro and His Take On Charles Aznavour

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It seems Marcel Ghanem managed to anger a lot of people (not me) during his last show including Charles Aznavour fans. In fact, towards the end of his 8 minutes long intro, He bashed Aznavour’s suggestion to put Iraqi refugees in French deserted villages.

I have to say his Aznavour comment was a bit harsh, but what the French singer was proposing is also unacceptable. After all, Aznavour is an Armenian and what happened to his community is happening now to the Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq. The international community should not stand still and offer deserted villages to the refugees, but instead wipe out these IS savages until there’s not a single one of them left.

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Tabliyet Massaad: Zahle’s Famous Taouk Place Now Open In Gemmayze

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I was talking about new food places with Dana (Ivysays) and she mentioned that the famous Taouk place from Zahle Massaad has opened in Gemmayze and that it’s really good! Massaad’s taouk sandwich is rolled and put over the fire to make it crispy, with zaatar with olive oil smeared on top. The sandwich is filled with fries and a lot of garlic and served with hummus, pickles and coleslaw.

I’ve never been to Massaad before but I will surely visit now that it opened in Gemmayze.