Tannoura Maxi coming back to theaters

It looks like Tannoura Maxi that got banned a fews days ago is coming back to theaters apparently after Joe Bou Eid (The movie director) made a compromise with the General Security by deleting some scenes from it.

via Lebanon Files

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Real life Pac-Man in Hamra

Pretty cool!

The classic 80’s arcade game Pac-Man found its way to the streets of Hamra. The project was the senior graphic design project of AUST arts and design department student Ahmad Makary as he took an innovative approach to better understanding urban navigation and enhancing the cognitive mapping and urban knowledge of individual travelers.

The project consisted of 10 players, 5 dressed as Pac-Man and Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde – the 4 ghosts. The 5 other players, known as path-markers, are there to mark the trail of their Player as he or she runs through the streets. As Pac-Man moves from intersection to intersection, his position is being tracked, his points calculated and updated.

According to Mac, the creator of the project: “The goal is to give people the opportunity to make the city theirs by transforming it into a huge playground and harnessing the knowledge of its spatial elements. The choice was to focus on the social aspect of the game rather than the technological aspect: there is no use of any technological aid (GPS, Chats, Cell phones) each player has a partner running along his side, this allows more team play and an enhanced experience.” Source

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Lebtivity: The social calendar for events in Lebanon

I found about Lebtivity through a tweet by @CarlaEid. The website is a social calendar for events around Lebanon with a very user friendly interface allowing to search for events by date and category, and it already have dozens of events for you to plan the summer season!

In addition, Lebtivity helps events organizers promote and manage their events through easy to use tools and for free. Make sure to check it out here.

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This lady is hilarious!

You can shower me with your comments about the lady in niqab being free to celebrate and dance the way she pleases at the beginning of this video, but I’ll still find her funny!

Update:

It turned out the woman is actually mentally challenged. My cousin who lives in Tripoli confirmed it to me and claimed she’s from an area there called “Abou Samra”. You can also read Azmi’s input on the matter in the comments section.

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George Michael parties in Beirut!

George Michael must be deeply in love with his Lebanese boyfriend Fadi Fawaz to follow him to Beirut at such time! According to The Daily Star, the two were spotted at Iris rooftop bar and later at White nightclub over the weekend.

Speaking to The Daily Star Monday, Jessica Bou-Abdou, marketing and PR Manager at Add Mind, a Public Relations company specializing in the food, beverage and hospitality industry, said Michael arrived at the Iris rooftop terrace at the An-Nahar building in Martyr’s Square, Beirut, for sunset where he enjoyed a couple of the swanky Restaurant-Bar’s signature cocktails.

Later in the evening, Michael was seen at exclusive night-spot White, near City Mall in Dora where he joined fellow revelers until sunrise. Source

Photos via White Beirut

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Tannoura Maxi banned from Lebanese cinemas

According to this article, Tannoura Maxi has joined the list of banned movies from Lebanese cinemas after the Catholic Information Center requested the General Security to pull the movie from theaters.

I heard so much about the movie being lame and disrespecting to Christianity, but then again didn’t Nadine Labaki show goats inside a mosque in her latest movie “W Halla’ Lawein“? Why can’t the General Security in Lebanon set a standard once and for all and apply it to all movies? And how effective is the ban anyway when you know beforehand that the movie is going to hit DVD stores whether you like it or not?

Anyway, I just feel sorry for Joe Bou Eid because it was pretty obvious that he was spending lot of money on promoting his movie.

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A glimpse of Tarik El Jadida this morning

Here are some photos from Tarik El Jadida this morning after the crazy fighting that erupted between the Future Movement and the Arab Movement Party last night near Beirut Arab University.

Photos via @johaynah & @moukahal

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Beirut in the 60’s

It looks much more beautiful to me than Beirut nowadays…

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Champagne and caviar at ABC Cinema

Seems like champagne and caviar will be served at the soon to be open cinema theaters in ABC Dbayeh. To each his own, but do we really need this?

City Mall is also planning to have something similar at their “Cinemacity Premier”, which is expected to have the largest screen in Lebanon with 400 stadium seats and a VIP section according to what they’re advertising at the mall.

Photo via @royjibrin

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Getting arrested sounds fun now

For the first time in its history, 610 young girls made their way into the Internal Security Forces after announcing its will to recruit female volunteers earlier.

The video below shows the result of a 2 months training that 200 girls have received, and as you can see many of them are quite good looking! Getting arrested now seems like a pretty cool idea eh?!

On a serious note, I totally respect these women and believe that they’re much needed in our country.

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