Archive | Lebanon RSS feed for this section

Mabrouk Lebanon!

So we did it and defeated Iran tonight!!

Lebanon stunned Iran 1-0 today to claim their first ever win against the regional giants and raise hopes of gaining a shock 2014 FIFA World Cup™ berth.

China-based midfielder Roda Antar headed home a free-kick on 28 minutes for Lebanon’s famous victory, in front of their home fans in Beirut, which lifted them off the bottom of Group A. Source

After playing 4 games we now have 4 points which is as much as Iran and Qatar have, except that they have played 3 games so far and therefore have one game in hand. You can check the standings here.

Our team still has 4 more games remaining with the next one being against Qatar on November 14th.

ShareShare on Facebook6Tweet about this on Twitter5Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

No fire arms sign in Dekweneh

Looks like someone who’s disgusted of the armed clashes around the country (just like the majority of us) is putting up “No fire arms” signs around Dekweneh, but it seems like the municipal police there is unsurprisingly taking them down.

I believe there should be more of these signs nowadays in Tripoli and Al-Mikdad street in Dahyeh!

via Beirut with funk

ShareShare on Facebook5Tweet about this on Twitter5Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

Meet Simon Baz, the first Lebanese-American superhero

Geoff Johns, a comic book writer of Lebanese roots, has recently created a new character called “Simon Baz” who’s a young Lebanese-American guy living in Dearborn, Detroit (the area where a lot of Lebanese immigrants to the US live in) who once became a car thief after losing his job because of the financial crisis but ends up stealing the wrong car. Then, and out of nowhere, he is unexpectedly called to join the universe’s galactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, and he eventually converts from being a criminal into a crime fighter.

You can read more about Simon Baz and how was he created here and here. And notice the Arabic tattoo on his right arm meaning “courage”.

ShareShare on Facebook14Tweet about this on Twitter7Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

You don’t mess with Lebanese expats! – Part 2

I have no idea when was this footage recorded, but it shows a Lebanese man in his 7-Eleven store in the USA being threatened by a criminal with a bat trying to steal the money from the cash register. You’ve got to see how he responded! Typically Lebanese!

Also check an earlier post I published last month showing how another Lebanese man, Nicholas Dawoud, was able to hold an armed criminal at his convenience store.

Thank you @ibarazi

ShareShare on Facebook11Tweet about this on Twitter7Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 3 }

Massive graffiti in Hamra street

A Chilean artist called “INTI” who’s a member of “White Wall” drew this awesomely massive graffiti on a building in Hamra street!

WHITE WALL, organized at Beirut Art Center in association with Fondation Saradar and a team of three curators, is an exhibition in which one of the main objectives is to give new impetus to the Lebanese graffiti scene. Fourteen international artists, from Europe, North America, South America, together with artists from Egypt and Tunisia, with diverse visions an

d street art practices, have been invited to share their passion and expertise. Beirut Art Center will host an exhibition, while the show will also spread over the streets of Beirut, creating a dynamic interaction between the exhibition’s venue and the city.Nineteen Lebanon-based artists- the figureheads of the Lebanese street art and graffiti scene- will participate in the various WHITE WALL activities and outdoor interventions throughout Beirut.

Since the Civil War, public space in Lebanon had been occupied by inscriptions and stencils related to war and sectarian politics. Western-style graffiti appeared infrequently as of the mid-1990s. It was not until 2005 that a new scene emerged, taking on the task to create a uniquely Lebanese style of this art
form. This scene is now burgeoning and the streets of Beirut have witnessed the birth of new artists mixing caustic stencils, western influences and Arabic graffiti. These interventions contrasted with public expectations, since they promoted unity over division and maintained a humorous and often critical look at Lebanese society.

One of the key issues raised by this event is to understand how it is possible to bring an inherently outdoor and accessible art to an indoor space like Beirut Art Center, without betraying the idiosyncrasy of this art. While the first graffiti exhibition was already held in 1976 in New York City, this remains a challenge until today. The title, WHITE WALL, confronts the white walls of the galleries with
the streets of the city, a challenging prospect for a street artist.

For more about While Wall, you can check their website here.
ShareShare on Facebook17Tweet about this on Twitter11Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+50Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

Lebanese Brew replies to Almaza

Remember the latest ad I posted for Almaza? Many people accused that ad of being inspired by Lebanese Brew’s campaign “Try something brave” which is actually true since the two look pretty similar. And so, Lebanese Brew came up with this epic reply to Almaza!

via Joe’s Box

ShareShare on Facebook4Tweet about this on Twitter9Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

Kitesurfing in Batroun


Looks pretty cool! It isn’t clear though if there’s some kind of a kitesurfing school there in Batroun or these were just a bunch of pro kitesurfers having fun.

ShareShare on Facebook5Tweet about this on Twitter5Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 2 }

Lebanese Rocket Society – The Film

In the early 60′s, during the cold war and the apex of Pan Arabism, a group of students and researchers enters the race to space and create the Lebanese Rocket Society. Sometimes, and specially nowadays, dreams can overtake a tormented history…

You can check more about the film on its Facebook Page and official website.

ShareShare on Facebook4Tweet about this on Twitter6Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

Abdo Feghali testing for Rally of Lebanon 2012

The 35th Rally of Lebanon and the 3rd round of the middle east rally championship has just started tonight.

Update:

You can check live results on the Rally of Lebanon official website.

ShareShare on Facebook2Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 0 }

A genius solution to the Fiat bridge

You probably have all heard about the closure of the Fiat bridge a couple of weeks ago due to a defect in its structure causing some massive traffic jam for a few days.

Shortly after restoring it the bridge was reopened again with a genius solution to prevent crossing trucks from crossing it, two huge and dangerous concrete separators were put at each of the two entries of the bridge, and they’re BARELY visible at night that I almost crashed my car into one of them a few days ago!

So next time you’re at Corniche El-Nahr, just be careful when you’re about to cross the Fiat bridge.

ShareShare on Facebook2Tweet about this on Twitter6Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on Google+0Email this to someone
Comments { 1 }