Saturday, August 23, 2014

#SummerBreak

After a long hectic season, Summer 2014 is almost over! I’m going to take a little break from work and blogging. I’m really excited about the new content coming up, and hope you’ll return to read in september.
Follow me on instagram for updated pictures: @joesbox #SummerBreak

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Adonis river runs DRY!!!

Earlier this month, Naher Ibrahim (Adonis River) set a new all-time record low. that's because Lebanon has had below-normal rainfall levels for so long .Villagers in the area say water levels on their river is among the lowest in living memory.I took the above picture of “after” photo to complement picture I took in August 2007. When you compare the two , the result is Shocking!

We need to save water!
It is important to use water carefully. Below is a list of simple tips and suggestions for saving water in your daily life and being an example of good water stewardship.  Plz Share it
  • Check your toilets taps for leaks
  • Take shorter shower once a day
  • Wash your car once every month
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full
  • Create awareness of water conservation among your children.
  • Encourage your employer to promote water conservation at the workplace. 
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
  • Turn off the water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month.
  • Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads
  • When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.
  • Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.
Check out the full list here

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It is called Beirut!



I didn't  know that it is legal to name your product after a city until I found out that there is a beer called Beirut. The name is just great it is better for a restaurant in my opinion since Beirut is the most original interesting place in the middle was, and you can drink beer wherever you want!

The message of this video is to be special or original. However, in my opinion originality is lacking in this commercial and it doesn't look like Beirut to me compared to other competing brands like this one below. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Please don't invite me to your wedding.

JasonG
I am very happy for couples getting married, but I really hate going to the Lebanese weddings! I don't enjoy parties, the Lebanese zaffe, lousy music, or pretending I enjoy spending time with people I see once in a blue moon. Lebanese weddings are boring, every wedding is more or less exactly the same; The food is terrible, the music is always the same, the conversation is boring! What a waste of money and time! I really think a lot of people put more thought into their wedding than into whether or not they are marrying the right person. 
" Getting married is not an accomplishment, staying married is"
Mabrouk!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Message From Lebanon


Message from Lebanon to the Lebanese immigrants around the world. Now a platform to connect us all.
Nice Video!
Via: @funkyOzzi

Monday, July 21, 2014

7 Years a blogger!


This post is to celebrate my blog's 7th birthday. I have to say time flies!
I still clearly remember When & Why i started blogging and I have to tell you, I still enjoy blogging!
Here are seven things I've learned from seven years of blogging:

  • You don't have to do everything other bloggers are doing.
  • You don't have to blog on a daily basis to be successful.
  • My blog is home, I can do and say what I want.
  • My blog have inspired many bloggers and journalists.
  • Through my blog I have found a new job.
  • I am true to who I am.
  • Blogging has enriched my life.
Also, I thought I'd pick my Seven top posts from the blog's existence. these are ones that I recall without trying.

1- Weekend on the beach: My first Blog 



Thank you all for reading, for commenting, for telling me about typos. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shakira tagged with the #Lebanese flag!


For closing ceremony during the 2014 World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina the lebanese designer Charbel Zoe custom made Shakira's outfit, well this is not that unusual, Lebanese designers always dress the stars! what interested me is that he tagged the dress with the lebanese flag!
@charbelzoecouture

Some lebanese nag about the situation in lebanon, others succeed outside and are proud to be lebanese!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

#Selfieholic

This is a really good funny video.
We all know these people... Right?  ;)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Elissa on VOGUE!



 She Never cease to amaze me with her inspired album covers, this one is inspired from many beauty ads and from fashion magazines!
Note: This is a teaser campaign, the real cover might be inspired by Angelina Jolie's latest movie!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Print your phone pictures anywhere with Pringo!


I really like when occasionally people send me cool stuff to review on my blog;
Pringo has been officially launched into the Lebanese market and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to test it, so thanks again Gulbenk Trading Company for this amazing gadget!
All you have to do is download the Pringo App, create an account and you are ready to snap pictures and print them. Very easy!
I was so excited to try it and guess what, the result was amazing, high quality picture in 45 seconds. I shot a small video, you can check it below.


As mentioned before, Pringo is lightweight machine, you can take it with you wherever you go, and share your pictures with your friends and family whether you are on the beach, hanging out on a roof top, in a summer wedding or a lovely nature hike...


More pringo Superpowers:
- It has a rechargeable battery which easily does your 10 pics.
- The Pringo App comes with different borders, filters, stickers and the ability to add text, so you can customise your pics however you like, and even silver ornaments!
- Running out of papers? you can buy a replacement set.


Pringo, officially in Lebanon, is available in two colors, white or pink at:
- Virgin Megastore Lebanon: 197
- Abed Tahan: 01-645645
- Aghasarkissian: 01-241 000


Join their Facebook page: Pringo Lebanon
Instgram account: @Pringolb




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