I don't think it's mere coincidence how eerily similar these logos are:
Red circle with overlaying white text, black trim with white text around the perimeter. I believe Antelias' bowling alleys at The Link predate Latest Version Diner (what kind of restaurant name is that anyway?).
The eponymous title of Lebanese artist Wael Kfoury's latest album is typed in the same font as that of the iconic movie series "The Godfather." Compare the letters 'a', 'e', 'f', 'o', and 'r'. Unmistakably identical.
They couldn't be more indistinguishable. Blogger Gino Raidy points this out here. But it looks like The Burger Bar's days are long gone--it's singular location in Sodeco closed a while ago.
Blame the engineer in me, but while the rest of Lebanon tuned in zealously to Miss Lebanon last Sunday on LBCI – or equally, on Twitter
– I waited a few days to catch it on YouTube. Armed with control over the play,
pause, and replay buttons, and wielding a pen and notepad, I thus watched one of the country’s most highly anticipated entertainment stunts of the
year. Ordinarily, we don’t apply a scientific lens to beauty pageants. Sure, there are some numbers involved, notably the height and weight of each
participant. But I was interested in a completely different set of numerical
figures, and that was the judges’ scores. What I discovered would intrigue the most discerning of
Let’s start with the basics: name, height and weight (in
both metric and English units), and order of appearance in the pageant lineup, which as a variable is more
instrumental than first meets the eye.
These days, consumers hold companies to high
standards. We want to know that a business is building something more than
simply revenues. Respect for the environment, philanthropy, ethical labor
practices, and volunteering are some of the factors we consider when assessing
how mindful a corporation is of the community. In fact, corporate social responsibility (CSR)
represents the policies, practices and initiatives a company subscribes to in
order to govern itself with integrity and transparency and leave a positive
imprint on social and environmental well-being. In Lebanon, one such company has taken it upon itself
to make a real difference in the country, and in doing so, it has earned my heartfelt
trust. Family-owned and operated, Wesley’s Wholesale isn’t merely focused on
food essentials (though happily for us, they do a darn good job at it!).
Wesley’s has undertaken a variety of community-based initiatives that are all
about channeling profit to benefit people and planet. Here’s how…
Who knew that sleeping in one’s childhood bed again would
inspire a wave of deep thinking into the wee hours of the night? I’ve been “home” for three weeks now, and though my twin bed has lent me a comfort
similar to that in decades past, sometimes it robs me starkly of slumber,
letting my mind cascade from one apprehensive thought to the next. Like now. Less than 40 days to go, and visions of motherhood
leave me at once jubilant and nerve-wracked. Will I be able to soothe him? Will
he embrace my steadfast commitment to nursing him? Will he be calm or colic? Will
he resemble me? And the precursor to all this – how will I survive childbirth? Since bygone days of university, I have been told about my strong
maternal instincts. Looking out for friends altruistically; tuning in to their worries
and woes; helping to assuage them with patience and a composed demeanor;
doting on guests and visitors with fervent hospitality and whatever snacks flesh out my pantry. For years, I’ve known that I w…