Israelie soldiers dancing to Keisha’s Tik Tok

I just saw this video of 6 Israeli soldiers performing a cool dance to Keisha’s Tik Tok in the West Bank on the Ouwet blog (they’ll be disciplined though).

Compared to Israel, we seem to have a boring army! I hope to see them or the internal security forces doing such stunts one day!

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And so Octavia Nasr had to explain her tweet!

All hell broke loose after Octavia Nasr expressed sadness through a tweet over the death of a person she had great respect for, Sayed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.

“Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.. One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot..#Lebanon”

With all the criticism she got, Octavia had to explain what she really meant in a blog post on CNN blogs.

Mustapha from Beirut Spring, and Liliane from Independence ’05 wrote about the issue and explained that there’s a big difference between showing support and showing respect. I won’t go with repeating their words since I believe the Israelis know very well what the difference is, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah himself once said in one of his speeches that he respects the Israelis because they’re known for not leaving their injured and dead soldiers behind. Now do you think Nasrallah supports Israel?!

The thing is that the Israelis were just waiting for a small mistake from Octavia Nasr to start firing at her, which forced her to eventually explain herself in a blog post. If that shows anything, it’s how great is the Israeli influence over the world media in general and the US media in specific…

Update (2010/7/8):

She got fired…!!

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Overdoing the World Cup 2010 – VII

More on the Lebanese overdoing the World Cup and over cheering for their favorite teams! It happened that I was watching Germany vs. Argentina at some cafe in Aley, and right after the game ended, everybody in the village hopped into their cars and started touring the streets in endless convoys!

The video below says it all, inside of it you’ll get to see a guy waving a slipper with an Argentinian tied on it! (diplomatic crisis on the rise?), infinite number of German flags, and a police car stuck in traffic unable to do a thing!

On the other hand, I spot these photos on Facebook. Few guys made a funeral for Brazil following their loss to Holland on Friday!

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2010/07/04)

I keep on discovering new blogs every week, and it’s becoming hard to keep the number of link below 10 or so, should I continue including all the posts I like or just include the best of the best?

Anyway, I’ve got 16 links for this round!

See you next week!

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Aychi Wahda Balak (LIVE) – Music Hall Beirut

When you get bored of the nightclub scene in Beirut, Music Hall is definitely the place to go to. Numerous artists and band appear each night and play an entertaining mix of western & eastern music.

The video and photos below are from a fantastic evening I had last Saturday.

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Overdoing the World Cup 2010 – VI

Martha Fadel, a  fashion designer, is offering these funny tank tops through her Facebook group. I liked the one for Germany the most since it speaks the mind of the typical Lebanese! Birkenstock & Mercedes Benz? That’s SO us!

That’s one more evidence to prove that the Lebanese indeed hijack the greatness of others!

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2010/06/27)

This week was somehow special on the Lebanese blogosphere since it witnessed an initiative by the Lebanese bloggers to write in Arabic in support to “نحن لغتنا” campaign aiming to revive the use of the Arabic language. You can refer to this post on Lebanon Aggregator for a round up of all the blogs that participated in that initiative.

And now let’s check what else were the Lebanese bloggers up to. 14 Links for this round.

See you next week!

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Ivan M. from Cafe Del Mar at Amethyste Lounge

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Last week I got to enjoy Ivan M., one of the world famous saxophone players from Cafe Del Mar, playing live in Amethyste Lounge Phoenicia.

Below is a small video I recorded during his performance. The light is very low so you wont be able to see how the ambiance really was… but you will still enjoy his tunes.

Good food, great music, what more can one ask for?!

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Movie tickets giveaway result

Few days ago I announced the second giveaway on +961 sponsored by CineKlik offering 6 movie tickets for the premiere of “The Losers”, all what you had to do is to post a comment and share the giveaway on Facebook.

Just few minutes ago I asked @vipwoody on Twitter to randomly choose the 3 lucky winners, and they turned out to be Dany Awad, Abed Salam, and Gilbert Rahhal.

The snapshot below shows how it went:

Giveaway winners

Congratulations to the winners, I have just e-mailed you the result and how to collect your tickets.

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2010/06/20)

It’s Monday again! And I’ve got 15 links for this week’s roundup

See you next week!

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