Latest Meetup Report
The Lebanese bloggers chose a balmy Saturday afternoon to hold their now traditional meetup in Hamra's De Prague. It was a time for reuniting with old faces and meeting new ones. It was also a time for discovery: J LO and Ben Affleck were close friends of Jamal, the history lover; Hilal is a Mexican who does not speak Spanish and who eats French yogurt with salt; Mysterious Eve has become The-Not-So-Mysterious-Anymore-Eve; Amal, the cartoonist who is actually a biologist, also has a wonderful voice (yes, yes, she sang to us!…3an jadd WOW!); Fouad, who had a bad experience with Ethiopian food, is almost historic…i.e. he still has ten years to reach that stage (so now he's pre-historic? :D); Bob can teach you a lesson on spray painting and car chases by night; Mana and Ahmad compete with each other for the title of "most quiet blogger during a meetup". Among the other interesting things you can learn over a cup of coffee: when you have a few drinks before hitting the road, you never have an accident, but the night you are sober, you are sure to crash your car; you have to leave comments each time you visit a blog, or else the Eve police will come after you; you'll almost get arrested if you take photographs in the streets of Beirut or even go up on the roof of your own house; the Phoenicians did not invent the alphabet; Dana's "Ana Dandan" makes Haifa Wehbe look like a lady with her "Wawa". Before parting, we agreed that the next meetup should involve some kind of community service. Till then take care everyone, and do (not!) drink and drive!