spotted were president of the Faqra Club,
Raymond Daoud with his tell-tale tan, Amal
Traboulsi of the Epreuve D’Artistes
Gallery, and Platinum travel club members
lawyer Beshara Abu-Saad, who visited Malta
through the club and Ghada and Wajih al-Adem,
who buzzed over to Thailand as part of the
"Time-Share" plan, which
entitles members to stay for free at
hotels world-wide for a total of one week
and Michael’s party also served as fifth
year anniversary of their business in
Lebanon. The couple had met in Cyprus when
Viviane had fled during the war, which
Michael described as the "only
positive fruits of the war."
mix of acts at Janna.
Janna Beit Mery was the place to be as
guests flocked to enjoy a series of
entertaining performances and participate
in the weekly round-trip ticket draw,
which is sponsored by Platinum Resorts
The evening kicked off with an exotic
blend of live music and was followed with
an energetic performance by African
As the guests were enjoying their meals on
Thursday, the lights suddenly went off,
and the dancers appeared. The African
dance metamorphosed into a bellydance and
then into a Brazilian dance.
Meanwhile the guests continued to fill
raffle tickets in the hope of winning the
grand prize, a round-trip ticket to
One of the cheering guests, Roger Zeidan
said that after working a 10-hour day,
going out at night was an indispensable
need. "Going out after work makes me
feel relaxed," he said. "If I
stay at home I'll feel unhappy and spend
my time on the phone".
His friend Roula Moussalem was not very
optimistic about winning the raffle:
"I don't think I'll win. Iim usually
not lucky in these things."
Although Zeidan did not win the raffle,
his friends surprised him with a belated
birthday party and a cake.
After midnight, the raffle was drawn.
Bassam Nakad, business development manger
at Platinum, handed the prize to the lucky
winner, Sandra Jbeily, who happened to be
celebrating her birthday as well.