Earth Hour – Lebanon

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On Saturday March 28th at 8:30PM the world will be voting earth by turning off the lights for one hours, the Earth Hour.

Some students from the Notre Dame University noticed that among the arab countries only Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are contributing in the event. So they decided that Lebanon SHOULD take part in being earth responsible, therefore they created this facebook group, with the slogan “Chou Na2esna?” (”what’s requiring us to participate?”).

The answer to their slogan is simple, what’s missing is electricity in Lebanon! Thank’s to Électricité Du Liban, we are “voting earth” at least 3 hours a day (at least I do). Not to forget of course that some roads are always dark, and thus “voting earth” on a daily basis. Meen addna?

Anyway, I think the move is very symbolic and is not effective against global warming, people will forget about it very soon. If I were in the NDU students place, I would have redirected my efforts into convincing my university (or other organizations) to buy windmills, solar firms or whatever, in order to produce pollution-free energy and become a serisouly socially responsible organization.

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Blog links all down!

I noticed today morning that all the blog links (posts, pages) are down, nothing is functioning except for the homepage… :(

It must be the result, of yesterday’s migration. I am currently following up on the issue with my webhost support.

Update: All is working great now!

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On lowering the voting age to 18

18 years old “wazawiz” can now vote… plain stupid!

At the age of 18, students are merely wise enough to make a good choice about their major in the university, how do you expect them to make a “good” political choice?

Moreover, a lot of fights are erupting at some universities nowadays, especially in USJ Huvelin, but they’re never mentioned in the news. Imagine what would happen in the next election (2013) when students feel they have more “authority”.

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Today’s downtime

+961 went down for more than 8 hours today because my host was migrating my account to a faster server. But for some reason they forgot to mention to me the IP address of the new server, so plus961.com ended up pointing to nowhere!

Anyway, the problem is now solved, DNS updated, and I’m back on track!

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Funny FPM Calendar

With the elections around the corner, I think it’s the right time to start publishing some political posts, bas 3a zaw2eh ;)

There isn’t too much writing for the first post, I just found this photo on Facebook today showing a page in the Free Patriotic Movement calendar. Check which days have been marked in February!

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Definitely deserves a LOL :P (Unless you’re a Aouni, then I understand…!)

Now to make it clear, NO I’m not against the FPM.

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K-Lynn Lingerie Winter Fashion Show 2009

Once again this year, K-Lynn Lingerie hosted the Ski & Fashion Festival at the Faraya Mzaar ski resort displaying the latest lingerie creations, with of course the hottest models in Lebanon!

Here are some photos from the event. No need the make the post longer and keep on writing, eh?

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them.


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Hiba Tawaji – Metl El Reeh

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Hiba Tawaji was a lead actress in “The Return of the Phoenix”, a historical epic musical play by Oussama Rahbani
created and written by Mansour Rahbani.

You probably know her from the LBCI ads for the play, she has a very beautiful voice and they used to play a piece of “Mitl El Reeh” each time they run the ad. Today I got the full version of the song from my friend so I thought of sharing it with you, worth posting!

Click here to download the song.

P.S: I removed the flash player because I have noticed it is causing an error in Internet Explorer 7.0 and below.

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The FBI are in da house!

I usually check the website traffic statistics on a daily basis to see how much unique visitors and pageviews am I getting. But today I spent some time checking some detailed reports that show more about my vistors such as which country they come from,what browser are they using, etc…

One of  the available reports show from which domains the visitors are coming, check the result I got!!

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As you can see, somebody reached +961 from fbi-agent.org! I wonder how did they land on my website… was it one my posts that usualy contain dangerous infomation?

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Cola Barbir! – Pink Taxis

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Hamra 3ayneh? Cola Barbir? Dawra? London????

These cute pink taxis will take you anywhere you want only if you’re… a woman (Talk about sex discrimation?), this is what “Banet Taxi” is all about, female taxi drivers in pink  Peugeot 206 cars serving women only OR women accompanied with their spouses.

The idea is not new in the arab world, a similar service is available in the United Arab Emirates, so Nawal Yaghi Fakhri (the owner of “Banat Taxi”) did not come up with something innovative, she actually even imitated the same color as in the pink taxis of UAE. However, I like what she did, good for her she was the first to introduce this service to Lebanon and take advantage of an unsatisfied need for the Lebanese ladies which is to let them feel “extra secure” when traveling from one place to another, not to forget the need of some ladies who like to use a ”

If you’re interested in Banat Taxi, you can contact them on these two number: 04/419006 or 70/286896. And remember, it’s for Women only!

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Lebanese movie HELP banned

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Yet another movie ban, this time it is Marc Abi Rashed’s turn to have his movie “HELP” banned in Lebanon.

In brief, “Help” is the story of a teenager named Ali who lives in a van in Lebanon. His life suddenly turns upside down when he meets Thuraya, a prostitute living with a gay man. The movie has nudity and an excessive use of inappropriate words.

The reason of the ban is still not clear, at least to me. The movie was initially given the license to be shown in the Lebanese theaters on contdition that it will be restricted to viewers above 18 years old, later on he head of the censoring body was replaced and his successor withdrew the authorization! Some claim it is because the movie is too much for the Lebanese audience to accept, while others say that it is because the lead actress “Thuraya” who has appeared naked in the movie, and happens to be Joanna Andraos the daughter of the Lebanese MP Antoine Andraos, which might negatively affect his campaign in the upcoming election in June 2009.

In case authorities gace the license back to “HELP”, I believe it will make double the profits it was supposed to make before, becuase people will be eager to watch it after the fuss that the ban issue has created!

I leave you now with the movie trailer I found on YouTube.

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