Sunday, December 25, 2005

New Year’s Mantra For Kuwait’s Single Girl Society

Dedicated to all the fabulous women out there...Have a Fabulous New Year!

Repeat after me...

I am a Beautiful..
I am responsible for my own happiness and pleasure.
I will let go of regret.
This is my life and I chose it.
I am in full command of my destiny.
I will not force memories upon myself that set me back.
I will look forward and anticipate my happiness.

I will live without regret.
I will embrace my gorgeousness, my magnetism, my
magnificence, my effervescence.
I will surround myself with people who appreciate me
and inspire me to go higher.
I will listen to great music and I will sing.
I will continue to learn.
I will practice yoga.
I will spread joy..
I will put my pleasure first.
I will be captivating.
I am fabulous and I know it and I will be it.
I am unafraid and I am not a victim.
I will make things happen, I will shake things up.
I will make a difference.
I will follow through.
I will dance often and decorate myself.
I will let myself be happy.
I will have faith in the order or the world and
I will stake my place in it.

Because no one can do this for me.
I must do this for me.
I am for me...others will follow.

A Mantra is something you keep repeating to yourself until you believe any of your own you'd like to add to the above?

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Weighing the Issue

by MissCosmoKuwait

Recently, I've lost the stubborn pounds that have been hanging on to my body for quite some time. The funny thing is, I was making the least effort. How you say? It's simple. At the tragic moments that I date someone (Oh my God, I'm so in love and we're going to live happily ever after), to my horror, I notice that I'm putting on weight! Frantically, I start my diet, go the gym religiously and then finally look at myself in the mirror and see nothing happening.

The moment I break up with the (oh my God, he's such a jerk!) candidate and fast forward one week with not a moment spent at the gym, I lose the extra pounds!

I've become so convinced of this diet that I now find myself preferring to stay thin than get myself involved with someone who's just going to make me fat! Thank you very much!

How about you? What's your weight style?

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Wishing and Hoping....and Dreaming.....

by MissCosmoKuwait

Some us believe in love while others believe it's a load of crap.

Have you lost hope in Love? Did you ever believe in it in the first place? If not, why not? Where you born not believing in it or did someone go out of his/her way to make you stop believing in love?

Would you ever marry a marriage of convenience? Can you wake up in the morning knowing that you don't love the person sleeping next to you? Have the crazy stories of failed love in Kuwait made you believe that love no longer exists?

Are men and women in Kuwait so bitter towards each other that the ugly head of vengeance leaves no hope for love? If mind is over matter and the loss of belief in love is everywhere, does love even have the chance to exist?

Realistically, when you wake up in morning on a sunny day in Kuwait, do you think today I might fall in love or are you one of those who bitterly sits at Marina Mall bitching about the opposite sex with not an ounce of ra7ma in your heart?

Did the battle between Love and Hate in Kuwait mean that Love has lost the war?

Female Circumcision

by Flamingoliya

Al Arabiya news: Death of a four year old girl because of female circumcision in Sudan. They showed her picture and said that she was chopped not only externally, but internally too.

I know this issue is not new, but seeing her picture really affected me. I searched for this news online for posting but found nothing, maybe by tomorrow's news? Anyway, check out these links I found on the topic:

Definition and types of female circumcision

A specialist midwife's view who offers support

Oh and while searching for news, I found this <click>
P.S. it's in arabic.

Special thanks for my friend who loves Kuwait.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Thank you Mr.Nike!

by Judy Abbott

Click on the image for better view :P

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Blood Test Before Marriage

by Flamingoliya

Should you worry about Sexually Transmitted Diseases like AIDS before getting married?

Some women find it difficult or embarrassing to ask their husbands to be to get a blood test since some men refuse to do so and find it humiliating. Some men may even break up the engagement because of this request.

This blood test is an obligation in some Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Bahrain. Do you think it should be forced in Kuwait too?

I think that forcing it would save the woman from the big request, the man from humiliation, and marriage from diseases.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Corpse Bride

by Flamingoliya

I saw this movie and I loved it. The story is romantic (read the summery below) and starts with an arranged marriage which for the first time :P gave me a good feeling about such marriages ;p

Here's a summery I got from <this link>

Blue-tinted, eye-ball-popping, maggot-infested beauty Emily (Bonham Carter) has become known as the Corpse Bride after waiting for her fiancé where the couple planned to rendezvous before getting hitched. When her groom arrives, he kills her, and she rests in the ground to wait for her soul mate, whether he knows he is the Corpse Bride's groom or not. It's a cold dark night, the moon is full, the stars are bright and the forest is a little bit creepy. Wandering through the black mangled trees, Victor (Depp) just can't memorize his wedding vows. Victor's hesitance towards marriage causes him to jumble the words. Two prominent families have arranged their children to be married in order to overcome financial difficulties. As the objects of betrothal, Victor and Victoria (Watson) met for the first time the night before their wedding. It only makes sense that Victor, a groom with cold feet, would have trouble remembering tedious wedding vows. Thus Victor ends up in the dark forest ringing his hands and muttering his vows, the vows that the Corpse Bride hears, bringing her out of the grave. Victor suddenly finds himself married to another woman, a voluptuous bombshell bride who also happens to be dead. Whisked away to the Land of the Dead, Victor finds out that living amongst corpses is not as easy as it seems. Heads easily loose their owners and eyes never seem to stay in their sockets, an adjustment that Victor seems reluctant to accept. Once taken into the Land of the Dead, it is nearly impossible to return, causing Victor to choose between risking Victoria's life or giving up his own.
Summary written by
Kate O'Kelley

My favorite quotes are: <

Barkis Bittern: Can a heart still break after it's stopped beating?

Elder Gutknecht: Why go up there when people are dying to get down here?

Old Woman: Is that you? But you've been dead 15 years! Skeleton: [grabs old woman] Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. [kisses her]

Finnis Everglot: There's an eye in me soup.

Victor Van Dort: With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.

The Corpse Bride: I was a bride. My dreams were taken from me. But now - now I've stolen them from someone else. I love you, Victor, but you are not mine.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

FW: Food Misconceptions

by Salted-Caramel
Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it. Don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have body fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain.. Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're preheated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO! Cocoa beans.. another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets and remember, "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - chocolate in one hand - strawberries in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO HOO! What a Ride!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Mother in Law Dilemma

by Flamingoliya

I heard of a man who divorced his wife because of many reasons but mainly because she doesn’t want to live with her mother in law. Some men insist on living with their mothers because one might be an only child. But in this case, he’s not. His mother is surrounded by her children and grand children.

Would you marry an only child?
Would you marry an only child whose mom passed away?

Would you marry a man who wants to live with his mom for the rest of his life?
Do you mind living with your mother in law, always?
Or do you want your own space?

Would you risk your marriage just because you can’t take living in a shared house?
Would you agree at first hoping for the night you strangle her to death?
Or would you just give in for the sake of your man?
Or would you just set your rules and never fall for a man only if he has his own place?

Don’t tell me his mom is an angel. Living in the same house would eventually cause friction. Would you risk it?

أما بعد

أما بعد

فعنوان رسالتي . . . (( أما بعد )) . .
وأما بعد . . وأما قبل ، فلله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ، ليس لنا من الأمر شئ ، وليس لنا مع قدرته حول ، وما عندنا لأمره رد ، وما لنا في قضائه حيلة ، وما لدينا مع قدرته تدبير ، هو الفعال لما يريد ، ونحن العبيد ، إن تشرفنا فالطين أصلنا ، وإن افتخرنا فالتراب مردنا ، وما لمن خلق من ماء مهين أن يشمخ بأنفه ، أو يزهو بعلمه ، أو يعجب برأيه :
يا أنت يا أحسن الأسماء في خلدي
ماذا عرف من متن ومن سند
تقاصرت كلها الأوصاف عندكم
لما سمعنا ثناء الواحد الأحد
والله لو أن أقلام الورى بريت
من العروق لمدح السيد الصمد
لم نبلغ العشر مما يستحق ولا
عشر العشير وهذا غاية الأمد

يا رب ، يا حي ، يا قيوم ، يا لطيف ، أنت الكامل وأنا الناقص ، أنت الغني وأنا الفقير ، أنت القوي وأنا الضعيف ، أنت الحي وأنا الميت . أصابع الذنوب تشير إلى الغفار . وألسنة الفقر تدعو الغنى . وأكف الضعف ترفع للقوي .
الميت يمدح الحي القيوم .
الغريق ينادي : يا ذا الجلال والإكرام .
الكلمات والإشارات عاجزات .
البيان والبلاغة والتعبير تعلن التقصير .
لا يعلم ما يستحق إلا هو .
لا يحيط بعلمه سواه .
لا يقدره قدره إلا إياه .
لا يحسن الثناء عليه غيره .

الشيخ د. عائض القرني

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Triple W's to Happiness

by Judy Abbott

Women are being really sensitive recently I thought it was only with me (in my own head) but now I noticed that its being a universal thing, Women are trying to survive in their relationships, hardly focusing.

Sex factor newsletter are working on this issue and psychologically solving female life complicity called what "what women wants", solving all kind of issues female fight for and complain about ;) (Don’t worry women we don’t complain : P )

This is a little example take a look I loved the way the explained how much effort it should be done in little things that we don’t really think they need that much offer. I believe this is really tiring it would even take the whole idea out of my head, even this you need to work on? Mako facha! mako ra7a! ( . Thinking about it actually its not that much effort it's like buying a matching tank top to your new outfit (that’s why I hate shopping).

Enjoy. And let us know what do you think?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


by Spontaneousnessity
On Behalf Of Everyone Here Allow Me To Wish You All One Happy Eid And Beautiful Days To Come =}

Taqabbal Allah Ta3atkom =}

Saturday, October 29, 2005

New Member

by Flamingoliya

Girls, we have a new member!
Say Hi to Mama Fusla

I ran out of "new member" pic ideas, so I thought profile pics would be nice :)

Change of Template

by Flamingoliya

Dear all,
I'm changing the template.. so please bare with me.

I'm still looking for a side picture... suggestions are welcome.

One MAJOR thing I noticed is that posts aren't named after members!! So till I find out how to change it, please add your name at the start of your posts the way I did with this post.

Thank you

Thursday, October 27, 2005

New Member

by Flamingoliya

Please welcome Judy :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

How Low Will You Go?

by MissCosmoKuwait

With all those Ramadan episodes full of deception and betrayal, I was wondering how far a woman would go when she finds out that she's been betrayed.

I recall a true story when a girl caught her then boyfriend with another girl. She picked up the first brick on the ground and slammed it right into the front window of his car. Nobody got hurt but I couldn't say that about his car and a fancy, sports car it was or used to be in this case. Then there was this other girl who faced the same circumstances and ended up heading straight to the "other" girl and soon it was a cat fight much to the man's joy. Ugh!

So the question is, when it comes to betrayal from the love of your life, how low would you go?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

My First Post as a Member of the Kuwait Single Girls Society

by Delicately Realistic

Yay! I'm so happy to be part of the team, I feel so special! I'm part of the 'In crowd' as MissCosmo put it. Thank you girls for inviting me to join.

Big kiss for: Flamingoliya, Blossom, LittleBig, MissCosmoKuwait, Shopaholic Q8eya, Sloth, Spontaneousnessity and Salted-Caramel!

My post is inspired by the sweet Papillona's post about Guilt & Regret. This question is going to be more focused on relationship's and relationship doodee's to be more specific. I'm sure most of us have gotten ourselves involved in relationships lacking in affection and aspiration, while the other party feels the exact opposite. It is a very sticky situation to get yourself into, and you end up contemplating the different strategies of rejection. Be gentle? Or be truthful about the whole matter? You could always take the easy route and be deceitful by hiding behind juvenile excuses you know are inexcusable. Another approach could be the cruel tough guy/girl act. This is where you push yourself to be as brutal and nasty as possible, in the weak attempt to push the person into hating you and just moving on. I call this the 3abdel 7aleem Method (remember Ma3bodat ilJamaheer?) There are many other methods of destruction that I can think of, but I'd like to hear your views on this matter. That said, my question is obvious.

What is your strategy?
What is the worst you have done to end a relationship and why?

Hehe it turns out they are more than one question, but you'll forgive me I know :)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005


by MissCosmoKuwait

When it comes to being SKF (Single Kuwaiti Females) which one of the following attitudes should one follow:

(1) One day my Prince will show up on a white horse and I'm going to concentrate really hard in my own imagination to make it happen...

(2) There's no such thing as a Prince with a white horse, only a dishdasha with a car and he's never going to show up anyway 'coz life sucks!

(3) I'm having a great life, going out with friends, going to the gym and doing plenty of socializing...Prince?...who needs him?

(4) Oh my God...I'm still everybody and get them to set me up with anyone...I can't stand one more minute of being single!

(5) I've heard enough sad stories about marriages and divorces and I think the whole marriage concept is overrated...I say staying single is actually a blessing in disguise

(6) Sooner or later the committed phobia man will finally pop the question and I'm sticking to him till he does

(7) Men are like Persian carpets..the more you step on them..the more precious they become...and the nastier I am the more likely he'll end up marrying me

(8) The more I party with my single friends, the more likely I will bump into my soul mate

(9) The more I socialize with my Mother or married friends, the more likely I'll meet my future mother-in-law who will lead me to him

(10) The more frogs I kiss...the more likely I'll find myself kissing the Prince

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Desperately Seeking Cosmo Advise

OK Ladies...this is my first post on Kuwaiti Cosmopolitan...this is so exciting...I'm finally in the "In" crowd!..:)...and I've been dyeing to ask this question...if Flamingoliya's picture is anything like what she looks like in "real" life...where did she get that awesome haircut from? It's too cool. So here's my question, where do you cool ladies get your hair done? I'm basically sick and tired of cutting my hair at Shadows, I need a professional haircut but there are more beauty salons in Kuwait than there are bakalas so I'm lost. What's the name of your favorite beauty salon in Kuwait and who do you recommend to give you a decent haircut?

New Member

Say hi to MissCosmoKuwait :)

Monday, October 03, 2005


مبارك عليكم شهر رمضان المبارك

Sunday, October 02, 2005


If you were born on October..

What October reveals about you:
  • Loves to chat.
  • Loves those who loves them.
  • Loves to takes things at the center.
  • Inner and physical beauty.
  • Lies but doesn't pretend.
  • Gets angry often.
  • Treats friends importantly.
  • Always making friends.
  • Easily hurt but recovers easily.
  • Daydreamer.
  • Opinionated.
  • Does not care of what others think.
  • Emotional.
  • Decisive.
  • Strong clairvoyance.
  • Loves to travel, the arts and literature.
  • Touchy and easily jealous.
  • Concerned.
  • Loves outdoors.
  • Just and fair.
  • Spendthrift.
  • Easily influenced.
  • Easily loses confidence.
  • Loves children.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Pink October

Pink October

>>Pink October<<

Hope. Strength. Courage.
It's the first day of October! Do you know what that means?! It means that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!



الوردة الأولى : تذكري أن ربك يغفر لمن يستغفر ، ويتوب على من تاب ، ويقبل من عاد.
الوردة الثانية : ارحمي الضعفاء تسعدي ، و أعطي المتحاجين تشافي ، ولا تحملي البغضاء تعافي.
الوردة الثالثة : تفاءلي ، فالله معك ، والملائكة يستغفرون لك ، والجنة تنتظرك .
الوردة الرابعة : امسحي دموعك بحسن الظن بربك ، واطردي همومك بتذكر نعم الله عليك .
الوردة الخامسة : لا تظني بأن الدنيا كملت لأحد ، فليس على ظهر الأرض من حصل له كل مطلوب ، وسلم من أي كدر .
الوردة السادسة :كوني كالنخلة عالية الهمة ، بعيدة عن الأذى ، إذا رميت بالحجارة ألقت رطبها
الوردة السابعة :هل سمعت أن الحزن يعيد ما فات ، وان الهم يصلح الخطأ ، فلماذا الحزن والهم ؟!
الوردة الثامنة : لا تنتظري المحن والفتن ، بل انتظري الأمن والسلام والعافية إن شاء الله .
الوردة التاسعة : أطفئي نار الحقد من صدرك بعفو عام عن كل من أساء لك من الناس .
الوردة العاشرة : الغسل والوضوء والطيب والسواك والنظام أدوية ناجحة لكل كدر وضيق.
من كتاب ... اسعد إمراة في العالم
للشيخ د. عائض القرني

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Save The Pope!!


1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool won the European championship
3. The Pope died


1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool won the European championship
3. The Pope died

If Prince Charles decides to marry again and Liverpool get to thechampionship final say in 24 years... would someone please warn the Pope ?!

hehe okay it's a joke but it's also true!!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Unrealized Dreams

When I was a kid I wished I’d become so many things when I grow up. At an early age I wished I’d become a nurse. I enjoyed playing with my medical bag toy. Lots of relatives, friends, and neighbors were injected by baby Flam. I don’t want to tell you where, you should know that since I am too shy to say it.

As the years went by, I developed other wishes like becoming an astronaut. The sad thing is that I am now none of what I wished to be.

So did you have dreams? What was your dream occupation when you were a kid? Are you now what you wanted to be?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Weaker Gender :p

Q:- Why are female humans considered as a weaker gender...?
A:- Only male humans consider female humans to be the weaker ACTUAL fact, females are the superior sex ....just take a look at wild animals, say, lions....the lioness does the hunting whilst the lion just stupidly eats and mates...

Q:- Why do we see that gals often dresses in guys dressing like pants, etc and not visa-versa..?
A:- Because we gals are not afraid to try anything, unlike the other sex!

Q:- Why do ladies usually cry during a wedding...?
A:- Cos she suddenly realized that she's stuck with the ... beside her for the next 50 years or so..... Boo ! Hoo ! Hoo !

Q:- Why do guys gives flowers to girls....?
A:- Because guys are too cheap to give their girls diamonds or even cold hard cash.... and the worse thing is that some may foolishly believe the florist's claim that flowers are supposedly romantic !

Monday, September 12, 2005

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

10 Things that Age You

by: Kathleen Doheny
I came across this very interesting article today while on the MSN homepage. Incase some of you haven't seen it, I thought I’d share. Basically, the article talks about the 10 things that age us and harm our health. Here they are:

1.) Feeling overwhelmed by stress
2.) Drinking too much alcohol -- or drinking too little
3.) Moving too little
4.) Eating too much saturated fat
5.) Smoking cigarettes
6.) Breathing polluted air
7.) Getting too much sun
8.) Getting too little sleep
9.) Being overweight
10.) Eating too much sugar

To read the details about each point, here’s the link.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Police.. But Also Human..

Yes they exist! not in Kuwait thought, you girls recall that question in the tagging thing almost all of us had?
Do you consider police friend or foe? I said our police were creatures with issues, I mean it, I think they should go through a psychological test before they give them the tickets book, I have suffered a alot of times for no reason and I remember one particularly pulled me over because I gave signal switched lanes for no reason, according to him I should change lanes ONLY FOR EMERGENCY! I still remember his name E. S. Z. I'll never forget such a scumbbag, then I ran into this!! and I was like .. we should have even if only 20 of these in our police or guard force I'd be grateful!!

Talk about difference huh!! =~}

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


What September reveals about you:
  • Suave and compromising.
  • Careful, cautious and organized.
  • Likes to point out people's mistakes.
  • Likes to criticize.
  • Stubborn.
  • Quiet but able to talk well.
  • Calm and cool.
  • Kind and sympathetic.
  • Concerned and detailed.
  • Loyal.
  • Does work well.
  • Very confident.
  • Sensitive.
  • Thinking generous.
  • Good memory.
  • Clever and knowledgeable.
  • Loves to look for information.
  • Must control oneself when criticizing.
  • Able to motivate oneself.
  • Understanding.
  • Fun to be around.
  • Secretive.
  • leisureand traveling.
  • Hardly shows emotions.
  • Tends to bottle up feelings.
  • Very choosy, especially in relationships.
  • Systematic.

Friday, August 26, 2005

CHoCoLaTe :)

What is Chocolate?
Chocolate is basically a mixture of cocoa and sugar. Other ingredients such as milk, honey, dried fruits and nuts can also be added.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Gorgeous Salesperson

Sometimes when I shop I see things that I like but friends don’t and vise versa. Their opinions matter but not always; not when I really like an item so much that it desperately calls me to buy it.

Sometimes I don’t like an item much, but the salesperson who happens to look gorgeous tries to convince me that the thing looks beautiful on me.

Do you fall for that?

Have you ever bought something just because the salesperson is gorgeous?

Have you ever reassured yourself that your friends' opposing opinion doesn’t matter as long as the gorgeous salesperson thinks it look nice on you?

Do you think they mean it when they praise you?
Or do you think they are just doing so because they are targeting your pocket?

Sunday, August 21, 2005

What? How? Why?

Did you hear about the totally stupid man who bought an AM radio?
It took him a month to work out that he could play it at night too.

Why did the totally stupid man stand in front of a window during a thunderstorm?
So that he could take photos without using the flash.

Why did the totally stupid man stare at the can of frozen orange juice?
Because it said “concentrate”.

1. If a totally stupid man is going to London on a plane, how can you steal his window seat?

2. What do you call ten totally stupid men standing ear to ear?

3. How do you keep a totally stupid man busy?
No cheating please!

What Nationality Were Adam and Eve?

A Briton, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden.

"Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be British."

"Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French."

"No clothes, no shelter," the Russian points out, "they have only an apple to eat, and they're being told this is paradise. They are Russian."

Friday, August 19, 2005


When English is your second language:

Cocktail lounge, Norway:

At a Budapest Zoo:

Doctor's office, Rome:

Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner, Japan:

In a Nairobi Restaurant:

On an Athi River highway:

On a poster at Kencom:

In a city restaurant:

Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:

Hotel, Japan:

Hotel Zurich:

An advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:

A laundry in Rome:

Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand:

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Nobel Prize Winner


وصفة خطيرة لإزالة رائحة العرق
مرشحه لجائزة نوبل

For English readers..
A new revolutionary method for getting rid of unwanted body odour and for whitening the armpit area.

Mix Lemon juice with glycerin.

For an added aroma:
Add musk powder to the mixture.

Wish you happy days and more confidence.

This mixture is not tested on animals. If irritation or rash develops, discontinue use.
Always Look At The Bright Side

Friday, August 12, 2005

Fat Fat Fat


I have been cheating and cheating AND cheating on my diet for the past.. what (counting) month!!! MONTH!! anyways..
This morning, the weighing scale showed that I've lost a total of 1.5 kg since the first week of August. So what does that tell you? CHEATING IS GOOD? Not really.
I suppose taking the stairs, jogging a lot and aerobics exercises I've been doing is working great!
I need to lose another 5kg by end of September, I don't really 'need' to but I want to lose 5 kg, especially that in Ramadan I can't help but gain weight I should really have self-control and avoid Ramadan gatherings (aka ghabga) and that's another issue I could write a whole post about but now I want to concentrate on how I can lose 5 by the end of september?

any ideas? ladies and gents..

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


one size
What do you think?

Monday, August 08, 2005

To Babysit Or Not To Babysit!


okay this one is dedicated to the ones who got stuck with babysitting :) specially to Sarah and her lil dude since she's been suffering the most! hehe it's worth a try and if it doesn't work with him it'll defiantly work for you! enjoy what's left of it ;)

Friday, August 05, 2005

Who said Babies are Angels?

Sarah's experience:

I had enough! .. 3 days of babysitting and I'm going insane!!!
I'm not used to this kind of life.. I feel selfless!! My life was ALL about ME!!! but NOW, it's all about him! It's all about the baby!

He watches cartoons all the day and when he gets bored, he cries and wants me to dance and sing to him, otherwise he wouldn't stop screaming, so I have no choice. I hate it when babies cry, especially in the middle of the night. It is pretty frustrating to deal with a one-year-old baby.. He can not talk so how would I know what he wants or how he feels or if anything hurts him!!! How can one communicate with a baby? This is too hard.

So this is the third day I think he misses his mom. He keeps biting me, pinching and punching. you should see the marks he gave me. I didn't sleep well.. Excellent!

Today I realized something, I want my single life back I want to go out whenever I want without worrying about my lil-Dude.. without feeling guilty that I left him home.. This is one tough lesson, I learnt I don't want to have a baby, atleast not anytime soon. I also learnt that being a mother is the hardest job ever! EVER! I mean it! I totally mean it!!

conclusion: this job is disappointingly unsuccessful, I don't think I'm doing good at all. 4 days left.. (allah yastir)

by Sarah.

Flamingoliya’s experience:

Baby sitting for one day.. or should I say for a few hours?

I like babies but only when they are clean, fed, and well dressed. There are times when I have to baby sit my nephew. I miss him when he’s not around but when he’s here under my supervision, I don’t miss him that much. I mean, he needs constant supervision. I can’t do anything else without watching him. He may fall, he may touch my stuff and break them. So I found helpful tools to occupy him. I am not proud of them as I know that I should be more of an aunty but they help.

When I’m exercising in the living room, I let him watch Telly Tubbies. I hate them and never liked them in fact I detest them. But guess what? They are handy at such times. When I turn the video on, he sits still on the couch and gets hypnotized.

The times I’m in my bedroom blogging. Some links help too like:
If he gets bored, I turn the music on and he starts dancing along these rhymes:
He loves old Mcdonalds a lot. I’m ok with this song cos it reminds me of my childhood, Telly Tubbies don’t.
You can also download the midis on your mobile incase you were on the run.

Here’s a list of baby songs with their lyrics
I don’t like teaching kids English before Arabic. They have to learn their mother tongue first but too bad we don’t have such facilities in Arabic.

I think Telly Tubbies are stupid. All what my baby learned is saying ba-bye and to laugh the way the sun-kid laughs. But I realized that I was just looking at it my own way. He enjoys them, so what’s the harm.

But comparing Barney to Telly Tubbies, Barney whom I also hate seems to be more educating. There are older kids who sing, jump and dance. So I recommend Barney too.

I hope these tips can help you in baby sitting.

One last tip, if you smell something awful, call his nanny. That’s when she becomes most handy.

Oh and one more thing, if the baby is a few months old, electronic rocking chairs make them dizzy and you can find them sleeping in less than five minutes.

Thank you Barney, Telly Tubbies and last but not least, Space toons for your hypnotizing help.
by Flamingoliya.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


for those who were born on August..
What does August reveal about you?
  • Loves to joke.
  • Attractive.
  • Suave and caring.
  • Brave and fearless.
  • Firm and has leadership qualities.
  • Knows how to console others.
  • Too generous and egoistic.
  • Takes high pride of oneself.
  • Thirsty for praises.
  • Extraordinary spirit.
  • Easily angered.
  • Angry when provoked.
  • Easily jealous.
  • Observant.
  • Careful and cautious.
  • Thinks quickly.
  • Independent thoughts.
  • Loves to lead and to be led.
  • Loves to dream.
  • Talented in the arts, music and defense.
  • Sensitive but not petty.
  • Poor resistance against illnesses.
  • Learns to relax.
  • Hasty and trusty.
  • Romantic.
  • Loving and caring.
  • Loves to make friends .

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Saturday, July 30, 2005

My THIRD post :)

"When a man gives his daughter in marriage and she dislikes it, the marriage shall be annulled."

Once a virgin girl came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said that her father had married her to a man against her wishes. The Prophet gave her the right to repudiate the marriage.

Divorced women are also given freedom to contract a second marriage.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

More more more!

How do you like that.. !

The Sugar Boy
Burnt Sugar
The San Francisco Fudge Factory
Bag of Sweets (They just recieved Willie Wonka Bars)

I'll be checking them out hopefully when I go to London and rate them for you guys. Till then enjoy the sites!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

A good Man

The myth of "Mr.Perfect" can drive a woman insane! some women are wondering "where is he", "when will I ever meet him" and others would say "there's no such thing" or simply "Crap!"..
I'm one of those who never believed in Mr.Perfect. I am NOT Ms.Perfect after all.. Maybe "he" really exists, but that does not mean that I'll have to look for him, He'll find me!!!.. no seriously, I am just trying to be positive, why should a woman look for Mr.Perfect??!! a woman simply needs a good man. so stop whining about it and think..

Good men are indeed all around us. We pass them on the streets, in the malls and the halls at work or anywhere else. Most we can't see because we don't know what a good man really looks like. He usually isn't flashy enough to turn our heads. But, as you mature, you realize it's better to find someone who's got your back than someone who turns your head.

A good man doesn't necessarly agree with everything you say. He doesn't just tell you what you want to hear. He doesn't show how sensitive, sweet, caring, sincere he is, sometimes he won't have to because it shows. He has his own opinions and you may clash, but he doesn't have to degrade you to prove he's right. He even admits at times to being wrong, especially if you are willing to do the same.

A good man is not going to be everything on your "checklist". He is human with weaknesses and faults mixed in with all of his wonderful, strong attributes. He needs your love and respect. He needs to feel that you don't live to "catch" him doing something wrong so you can say, "Ahha! I knew you were an asshole!!"

A good man doesn't necessarily give you an expensive birthday or Valentine's gift. He shows his love in the ways that are comfortable to him. Don't judge him by "TV standards". No one is living a fairytale for real. You'll miss out on your own fairy tale by buying into the myth that "all men are no good". It's just not true.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Every Woman Should Know

what every woman should know..

  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW how to fall in love without losing herself.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the relationship.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW when to try harder, and when to walk away.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or "the nature of her parents".
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW that her childhood may not have been perfect, but its over.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW what she would and wouldn't do for love or more.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW how to live alone, even if she doesn't like it.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally.
  • EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW what she can and can't accomplish in a day, a month and in a year.


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it's too hot out side, you could cry
Stay indoors
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Monday, July 25, 2005

Because I'm worth a lot

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question " What kind of man are you looking for?"

She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, "Do you really want to know?"

Reluctantly, he said "Yes."

She began to expound... "As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can't do for myself. I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man...or woman for that matter. I am in the position to ask, "What can you bring to the table?"

The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money.

She quickly corrected his thought and stated, "I am not referring to money. I need something more. I need a man who is striving for perfection in every aspect of life. "

He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.

She said "I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection mentally because I need conversation and mental stimulation. I don't need a simple-minded man. I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked... believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for perfection financially because I don't need a financial burden. I am looking for someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded. I am looking for someone who I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business. I have no problem being submissive...he just has to be worthy. God made woman to be a help mate for man. I can't help a man if he can't help himself."

When she finished her spiel, she looked at him. He sat there with a puzzled look on his face. He said, "You are asking a lot."

She replied, "I'm worth a lot".

Little Big..

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Believe Nothing..

Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it
Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held
Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books
Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin
Believe nothing just because someone else believes it
Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true

Red carpet moment


The art of flirting

away from serious issues.. i have some funny real life stories that happened to me and my friends during my humble visits...

as you all know.. we usually go out wearing nice clothes.. sometimes u don't feel like it specially if you're going out to buy dinner.. so one glorious day .. i went with my friend at 10 pm to buy dinner and cruise around .. we were so messed up and were laughing at each others looks.. suddenly a reddish car.. with some creature inside.. came infront of our car and pulled over sideways.. (ista3rath) with his window facing us and he started blowing kisses and making funny faces .. we gazed at him.. then at each other.. and we burst into tears laughing !!!
all the cars behind us were looking at him and then us in disbelief .. pointing fingers and laughing ! ah it was really embarrassing ..

now i am sure that everyone of us had a memorable experience... will you be kind to share? :)

Saturday, July 23, 2005

The 'C's

usually men ask "What women want?"
Instead I want to ask them,
what men think women want ???
"SOME" Men work hard in order to get women to want them. At the end of the day, they fail to question - do women want them or what they have??
Some, or should I say "many" women are only after the Materialistic 'C's:
  • Cash
  • Car
  • Credit-Card
  • Career

While all these are important in some ways, today people forget what's more important, The Real 'C's:

  • Class
  • Character
  • Consistency
  • Compatibility
  • Chemistry.

If a woman loves you for what you are, not for what you have, she'll stay with you through thick and thin. A lot of men fail to realise that, I think.

Any opinions, gentlemen and ladies?