August 21, 2011
The no-smoking ban in Beirut bodes badly for those who smoke only when in Beirut; A flight of fancy in advertising logo swapping to play with your default memory; What links the dead baby in Gaza to the bus shootings of Eilat? Trending tweets are anti-tweets and not 'liking' but hating; And a visual look at your genes.
August 20, 2011
Tourism scams from Egypt and Jordan to Europe and America; A top 50 of websites is something for the internet addicts i.e. everyone, from kid to Teta (Gran); Is Gaza an occupied entity within an occupied entity? Racism among Israeli youth is rampant according to survey; Israeli airstrikes v Militant rocket attacks'; And things Arabs born in the '80s pick up from the movies.
August 18, 2011
A foreign woman married into the Arab way of life may need a few pointers to fit in without misunderstanding or cultural no-no's and faux pas; Lebanese men try to do it bigger and better than others using billboards and balloons to say 'I love you'; Ramadan gifts!; Urine leakage not just problem for older women- dry tips; Tinted windows banned, shades OK?
In theatrical Gaddafi style will we see a dramatic departure? Will he fight, flee, or take a bow? An anonymous internal Libyan government source has leaked this breaking news and reveals that he intends to take his family and flee to Venezuela. But all is not quiet on the Egypt/ Israel front with trouble in Sinai kicking off. And Jordan's criminal tycoon's homecoming
August 17, 2011
Was Baalbak constructed by extraterrestrial life, and was it used by Aliens as a landing pad? Occupied or sleepy, or sleepy when occupied: The Palestinian condition; When 911 does not save your neck; Designer Shisha pipes; Another Beirut explosion is plain suspicious; And NATO's conspiracy against Libyan rebels uncovered!
The only Muslim to fast 21 hours is a Lebanese man in Greenland!; A review on typical clients- the Good the Bad and the Ugly; ancient olive tree in the UAE; Ramadan in Somalia's Famine- Muslims should not remember them only at Ramadan, but are enjoined to give more this season.
August 16, 2011
The dream of getting married for some dictates the path of life chosen; More Google Acquisitions- soon there will be Google Supermarkets!; Dying ants - colored ants not dead ones; Mubarak's children are kicking up a fight.
A smart way to inspire kids into learning the events of the Koran- using lego figures and settings - tents and towns to depict Koranic history; A walk down Ramadan lane or Row; a teenage American girl sells her soul for a burger- clearly still to learn about self-restraint and denial from material pleasures.
August 15, 2011
Just how different UK riots were from anything resembling the Arab Spring; It's Mary Day - a national holiday in Lebanon, or the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to Heaven; A tale of two school girls (in a Coptic school); Remembering the Pakistani floods last year; Facebook as marketing tool can encourage entry to prize-draws- the benefits of 'like'.
How to do Ramadan - enjoying the month in style but without getting carried away by the extra cover charges or Ramadan deals; Ferraris for Enzo RIP; What do Saudi employers seek in a CV that's any different from the norm; Squabbling over left-over food.
August 14, 2011
How to flirt when separated by doors, walls and veils; The Wasta or Friendly Connection to a Job is not the preserve of the Middle East-here's looking at you, UK ; the new Lebanese movie by the maker of Caramel; Yoga while fasting; Paying respects to a pioneer woman minister in changing Egypt; And a pregnant Palestinian chocolate-craving woman is expecting a girl.
HIV has not gone away in the Middle East just because we now have the far more media-trending people-power-flu virus spreading like wildfire; Procrastinating with work?- here's why, or indeed how!; Twitter facilitates Arabic right to left; how to read, and solve a problem like Syria; Are Saudi women exempt from the Mid-east pressure to look great?
August 13, 2011
Nowadays with a lot of our confidential security information locked into email accounts, people may need access once (God forbid) you are gone- unless you can log in from the heavens of course; What was with that Lebanon East Beirut explosion exactly; A girlfriend deals with her sexually abused boyfriend's dark past; Pedophilia in Hollywood; And more Beirut Spring tid-bits.
August 11, 2011
Ramadan delivers a mosque for Dubai; a glimpse at Stephen Hawking's universe devoid of faith, at this month of focusing on faith; the merits of the fruits salad; and what's in an iPhone 5, you may ask?
While Britain burnt, Turks behaved well, Brits wished for (Arab) Dictator or Army to crush rioting mobs
While London was burning, the Turks were fending their stores, and others', from ruin, and meanwhile many white Brits called for the army to quell the chaos through military force- but David Cameron was not Dictator enough; looking back at destruction of a bigger scale than fire can unleash- Hiroshima in pictures; and Jordan's King Abdullah is keeping his youth happy by talks.