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What’s the funniest Lebanese ad?

October 26, 2009 3 comments

I came across this Lebanese ad for the first time today and it made me laugh. This got me thinking about what could potentially be the funniest Lebanese ad out there. If you’ve got one, please don’t hesistate to send it over! We all need a good laugh.

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Kibbeh? Check. Hummus? Check. Tabbouleh?

October 24, 2009 5 comments
At first, I heard about the largest kibbeh plate and I thought those Lebanese women were so cute. Then came the fight for the largest hummus plate and I thought this is starting to become ridiculous. But despite my personal opinion, apparently the Lebanese feel very passionate about their hummus and so we’re officially in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest hummus serving. I hope everyone’s happy about it. Can we move on now? No. There’s only one more fight left (let’s hope it’s the last) and that’s for the largest tabbouleh plate, scheduled to take place tomorrow on the 25th of October. Okay, now I’m thinking are these people out of their minds? What’s the point? So we make it into the book and then what? Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE Lebanese hummus, but I really think there’s way more important issues that are WORTH fighting for besides food and world records. 
 
There are two questions I would like to find the answer for. One, how much money was spent to make this event today and two, what happened to all the hummus?
 
 
Photo Credits: AFP

Photo Credits: AFP

Lebanese chefs gathered around the largest hummus plate in Beirut, Lebanon.
 
 

UNDP report shows 20,000 educated Lebanese leave per year

October 8, 2009 Leave a comment

20,000 educated Lebanese leave per year

From The Daily Star

By Patrick Galey

“Staggering numbers” of highly skilled graduates are leaving Lebanon each year, severely hampering economic growth, according to new research.

Data published Tuesday in conjunction with the United Nations Development Program’s latest Human Development Report shows an annual migration of roughly 20,000 Lebanese, the majority of which are well-educated. This contributes to a crippling “brain drain,” and strains the national workforce, according to economic and social policy experts.

More than two-thirds of male and 45 percent of female university graduates opt to work abroad – a worrying trend according to assistant professor of economics at American University Beirut, Jad Chaaban.

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