Sunday, December 30, 2007

8 Healthier Food Picks

Healthier Food Picks... what do you think? I was shocked I got so many of them wrong!!!!!?

Pick a pencil and a paper

Now do this... imagine you are doing your grocery shopping.... From the items 1 to 8 below, make your choice and pick one of each... What would you go for? What would you buy?

1. Regular Peanut Butter vs. Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter

2. Multi-Grain Bread vs. 100-Percent Whole-Wheat Bread

3. Reduced-Fat Potato Chips vs. Baked Potato Chips

4. Turkey Franks vs. Beef Franks

5. Frozen Yogurt vs. Light Ice Cream

6. Frozen Meat Lasagna vs. Frozen Vegetarian Lasagna

7. Light Soft Margarine vs. Yogurt-Based Spread

8. Soymilk vs. Low-Fat Milk

Now to check your answer (to know whats healthy and whats not) go to LOfat

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Why Crying is Good for You

The Benefits of Tears (Link)

Most people feel better after a good cry. (At least most women do.) After shedding tears, there is generally a feeling of relief and renewed strength to face difficult situations. But new evidence suggests that there may be more to crying than just expressing feelings. Scientific research has found that tears produced by emotional crying, may be one of the ways that the body disposes of toxic substances. (Read more)

Further reading:
The miracle of tears
Understanding Tears and Tantrums

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kuwaitize Saud Port and Saudize Al Khafji Port

Read this article. Its in Arabic, though it is talking about some mutual trades in lands between Kuwait and Saudi when those lands belong to Kuwaiti!!!!!

It goes...

The possibility of Saudi Arabia giving “the Port of King Saud” to the Kuwaitis for that the geographical distance of the port is within Kuwaiti borders (considering the sovereign depth that Kuwait falls within), while Kuwait will give “Al-Khafji” port to the Saudis, which is an oil rich port! The discussions will raise to borderline that litigant area.

The “Port of King Saud” is notorious for raising question marks between the two countries (Kuwait and Saudi) especially that it was taking this classical move since 30+ years.

After liberating Garooh Island of Kuwait in 1991, the Saudi Arabian Navy raised their Saudi flag on the island (the first Kuwaiti land to be liberated), and this issue went into some political and disputable issues and that file was shut quietly to keep a good relation between the two countries.

The question is.. How much longer do we have to keep quiet and shut such issues quietly before our flag is replaced???

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Web networkers 'at risk of fraud'

I have recieved an interesting email earlier today from a friend of mine that could be of benefit to all of us :-)
Here you go....

People who use internet networking sites are being warned that they could be at risk of identity theft.

Credit information group Equifax said members of sites such as MySpace, Bebo and Facebook may be putting too many details about themselves online.

It said fraudsters could use these details to steal someone's identity and apply for credit and benefits.

About 80,000 people in the UK were victims of identity theft last year, at a cost to the economy of £1.5bn.

To read further, check out:

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ms. Pedicure

Pamper your feet with Ms. Pedicure products. I've tried some and loved them. Check out their website to have an idea, and you can find their products sold in The Avenues' Vavavoom.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

New Shopping Mall

that is not open yet. It's close to the Ice-Skating and the Ministries Complex in Murgab. Shopaholics, get ready for a new addiction.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Karma Rocks

"My Name is Earl"

Do you watch that show? I like it a lot.. it makes me laugh, I think its hilarious, plus I think Karma rocks! I love Karma, don't you? I found out that not so many people I know like this show... or at least not as much as I do! Interesting!!
Well... Karma is an action or deed understood as denoting the "cause & effect" cycle described in many philosophies such as in Hinduism and Buddhism. The effects of all those deeds are cumulative. It actively create past, present, and future experiences that consequently makes us responsible for our own life and the pain and/or joy it brings.
It is believed that the fruit of your actions are called Larma-phala, and that all living creatures are responsible for their actions and effects of those actions.
According to Earl, the main character in the show I love, Karma is about learning, changing, and understanding... becoming a better person and trying to make up for your past mistakes. Earl started it when he got a hold of the idea of Karma. To him, Karma is like a teacher that gives us painful lessons to help us grow better... Basically it is showing us that what comes around goes around.
So the show starts with Earl winning this lottery ticket for $100,000 and short after he lose it when he is hit by a car. While watching TV in the hospital he hears about Karma on the show "Last Call with Carson Daly". Now who could be dense enough to think that Karma is the brainchild of "Last Call with Carson Daly?" LOL. I love Earl! OK so then he make this list of of all the bad deeds hes done, and after few good deeds his $100,00 lottery ticket comes back to him! He then decides to use that money to cross out some of the bad deeds in that list.
Over all the show is super duper hilarious! Not really portraying Karma, but its a good laugh!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

My little "BIG" treat today ;-)

OK so listen to this... I am at work now, and about an hour ago the best thing ever happened! A delivery guy came to my cubicle and asked me,


I said "yes...??"

I saw him carrying the "Little Treats" bag, my heart raced LOL, YUMMM.... but wait a minute!! I was like hmm no! I didnt order any :-( maybe it is someone else's order... many thoughts crossed my mind in short few seconds BUT WAIT! HE SAID ANSAM!!!.. Then the best words came out of his mouth:

"this is your complimentary Little Treats from the owner!"

Nofers... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You are the best ;-) You made my day.

If I dont eat all of them by the time I go home, I will take a picture and post it here (which I doubt LOL).. It is similar to the one I uploaded (above) from....

Love you Noaf :-********************************

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

M.A.C Tendertones

Sexier on the lips than balm. Silkier than gloss. More protective than naked. A lipcolour that combines soft shine, easy glide, and double-smooth satin finish with an everyday sun protective formula. To treat your lips...Love 'em tender.

They will be available May 31 (Suggested retail price: $14.50 U.S)
I dont know when they will reach Kuwait! I hope soon :-)
They're so summary and yummy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


OK, so the BLACK IS BACK ad for MTC-Vodafone was advertising for the BlackBerry phone or what?
I thought they were going to change their chip or logo... like the Wataniya RED campaign few years back!
I got this from their website:
MTC provides you with the latest models of BlackBerry® handheld:
1. BlackBerry® 8100g Pearl (English)
2. BlackBerry® 8700g Arabic
3. BlackBerry® 8800g English
How to get BlackBerry®?
In order to have the service please get in touch with your Key Account Manager in the Corporate Sales Department.


I received this by email this morning, and posted it in here for you.

I kinda agree with their parking rule. It would look funny pushing a cart through the mall! Not a very nice sight! But the problem is that they should have announced that or showed it in signs or even let some of their people tell the shoppers about the parking issue. People have the right to know about all this before making their purchases!

I know that the Avenues parking area have designated places for carts.. and when I saw that I knew it was for Carrefour. I think they just dont want people to walk around the mall with carts, unload and leave the carts all over the parking lot!! It would look hideous!

Like in Souk Sharq (Sharq Mall), you never see customers strolling around with Sultan Center carts! Right?



I foolishly visited the new Carrefour Hypermarket on Friday and was confronted with a titan of a problem. After I bought my groceries, I was told that it is forbidden to put my groceries in a shopping cart and take them to my car that was parked in Area C. Carrefour only opened on Tuesday — but how could they open without informing customers that all of the bags of food that they purchase must be hand carried out of the Mall entry and not transported in the cart that one pushes around their store?

When shoppers park their cars in the Avenues Mall parking areas and go inside to shop at the Mall’s merchants and end their shopping at the grocery store, those same shoppers are told that they are forbidden to push their groceries back to their cars past the same Mall shops they just visited on their way to buy groceries. To successfully take one’s groceries out ina cart, one must park only in a special area under Carrefour. If this sounds absurd and confusing, it is because this is absurd and confusing. What Carrefour has failed to announce is that Carrefour shoppers are not allowed to take their carts of groceries through the Mall. Once one has purchased their food items at Carrefour no one is allowed to take the cart into theMall to shop at any other store, to look into any shop window or to sit in the food court. The cart of groceries can only do down to the parking area under Carrefour.

How does one find this special Carrefour parking? I was there and I looked. I did not see any markings or directions into this special Carrefour parking. Carrefour published a two-page ad showing the locationof their store but not the location of their special parking. If one knows to park in this special area, then shopping carts can only go up or down from the store. Carrefour shoppers must keep their filled carts inside Carrefour and not take them into the Mall. After being forbidden to take my cart of groceries to my car, I was shown this special parking where I could take the shopping cart — but no one could show me how to get the cart back to my car in Parking Area C. When shoppers go from shop to shop in the Avenues and then end up at Carrefour to buy their groceries – the customers are told, “Customers at the Avenues are forbidden to push their grocery carts past the Mall stores that they have just visited on their way to buy groceries.” I received this message from a Maraffie security agent, Anwar Hussein, who was standing at Carrefour’s Mall entry and forbidding customers fromtaking their carts of groceries to their cars in parking areas all around the Mall. This same message was confirmed by the management at Carrefour. But, no one bothered to post this ridiculous announcement forcustomers to read.

It would have been wiser to tell customers entering Carrefour’s Mall entry that their purchases must be hand carried into the Mall. Maraffie Security personnel are not proactive in announcing this prohibition to shoppers as they enter the Carrefour. To ascertain this unwritten rule, one would have to be a mind reader and mind readers are not permitted in Kuwait. Because I am not a mind reader, I am curiousas to where this special information has been posted for customers? I have shopped at Carrefour in other countries and I have never encountered such a lack of planning and lack of customer information. This lack of planning in Kuwait has created a titanic problem for Carrefour –but Carrefour needs to remember that no one wanted to be a repeat customer on the Titanic. Because this was my first visit – why should I ever return to Carrefour, or to any merchant in the Avenues Mall, when they show such a rude disregard for their customers?

Wouldn’t it be easier to build a big wall to separate Carrefour from the rest of the Mall shops? The wall would effectively let any customer or family who pushes a cart of groceries, that they are forbidden to pass by or spend money at other Mall merchants as long as they are pushing that forbidden cart. Avenues Mall is there to enforce rules which discourage customers from spending and to limit their access and freedom of movement.

After this epic ordeal, I finally got my purchases into my car in Area C without the help of a shopping cart. Before I could leave, a nice Kuwaiti couple parked next to me asked how to get to Carrefour? I told them how to go through the Mall and how to find the store. Then I told them – Mushkeela Kabeer –because my same experience was about to be repeated. One must stop and think, “Is there something wrong with the customers who can’t read minds or is there something wrong with Mall managers who can’t plan?”


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sarah's Bagٍٍ

Sarah's Bag is going to unveil it's new summer 07 collection at Beit Lothan from the 27 till 29 of May from 9am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm.

Here are some pictures I took today:













Check out Um Kalthoom's Bag on top right of the picture

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Store Opening: Banana Republic Kuwait in The Avenues Mall

Original Content from

I wrote about the GAP opening a couple of days ago and now we have the Banana Republic opening. It is the beginning of the US takeover (or is it?) at The Avenues Mall. The remaining US-based stores left to open are Rampage and Forever21.

Browsing at Banana Republic, I didn't find the one piece I wanted most on my Top 5 from Banana Republic list which was the cotton matador top. I didn't want the silver shoes anymore because I bought the silver Stella McCartney Adidas shoes.

I usually shop at Banana Republic for work clothes and they had a good selection of that. I am hoping they will bring more of the merchandise I saw online. There was a lot of knitwear which is too warm to be worn in Kuwait, this time of year. They had cute cardigan sweaters like the ones that sold out at the GAP. I'm predicting these will sell out fast since they are must-have pieces for every woman's closet!

Really, the only thing that caught my eye at the store were the shoes. I didn't have time to make a purchase. There were a lot of people in the store and not enough people to help get my shoe size but I'm planning on going back soon. Their shoes are really cute and affordable.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Store Opening: GAP Kuwait in The Avenues Mall

Original Content from

The GAP opened its doors in The Avenues Mall at 11 AM and within an hour items were sold out. One of the most popular items was the cropped elbow sleeve cardigan in white. Most of the items on my GAP Top 5 list were at the store but unfortunately the military style jacket which I wanted did not look flattering on me. I still love its color.

Other items that caught my eye were the popular polka dot dress that sold out in stores in the USA. They have two cute "GAP KUWAIT" t-shirts, in navy and white. I noticed that most women were grabbing for the dresses and basics. Not many approached the jeans section even though they had many selections in all styles and sizes.

Prices at the store didn't differ greatly from the US prices. The cropped elbow sleeve cardigan which sells for $34.50 online is KD14 in GAP Kuwait.

One other observation was that the store wasn't as spacious inside as I thought it would be. That could be on account that a lot of the space is taken up by the men and kid's section which were well-stocked as well.

The GAP is a great one-stop shopping store for the entire family. New stock should be in during the next couple of days. I highly recommend checking out the GAP.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

So what now? Shit Shat on TV? - alqabas

أمل العوضي على 'غراس'
عدد القراء: 294
أمل العوضي

22/05/2007 كتب صالح الدويخ:
تخوض المذيعة أمل العوضي من جديد تجربة تقديم البرامج المنوعة عبر برنامج Shit Shat من خلال قناة 'غراس' التي سينطلق بثها الرسمي بعد فترة قصيرة.
البرنامج من أبرز المواد التي تراهن عليها القناة، وستستضيف فيه العديد من نجوم الغناء والتمثيل والرياضة والاعلام، بالاضافة الى المتميزين في المجالات الأخرى، وسيجري تصوير البرنامج في أحد استديوهات قناة 'الراي' التي تمد يد التعاون مع القناة الجديدة، اذ ستكون مدته تقريبا 45 دقيقة يتخللها بعض الفقرات.
يذكر ان أمل العوضي سبق ان قدمت مثل تلك البرامج من قبل في تلفزيون الكويت وقنوات أخرى، ك

Monday, May 21, 2007


World's #1 Bestselling Slimming Tea

May Burn 2.5 Times MORE Calories Than Green Tea
May Help Reduce Fattening Effects of Carbs

Too many products, too many diets, I don't know what to believe.


My new love LOL..

My friend got me mango-cheesecake for my birthday from chocolateria....
OK, so I am not big on Mango cakes, Mango mousse, Mango juice...etc

I just like to eat Mangoes as they are, preferably Indian Mangoes heehee

But I went crazy over that cheesecake, I couldn't be satisfied with just ONE slice.. I am telling you it is oh-so-ammmmazing!

Check out their menu and selections! hmm hmmm so yummy!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tres Chic! hint hint!

From the outside you see a beautiful resort... in jet white and red bricks/roof.. You check the website and you see heaven; swimming pools, internet/wifi, restaurants, hair salons, room service, gym...etc..

Well... don't judge a book by its cover, cuz its hell!!

This is a well known resort in Kuwait. During the process of building a lot of people
bought chalets there, it was a private resort with an amazing service and beautiful sea-view.

Then management changed... and well, it changed again, and again.... AND AGAIN! I wouldn't be surprised if they change is again tomorrow! This amazing resort changed into a commercial project, that would only seek MONEY! BIG MONEY! Regardless of the original contracts signed by the owners of the chalets.

The beautiful sea view is blocked now by a ridiculous looking restaurant, instead of the small cafe with its friendly staff. People now would pay around 2KWD to get in! Yeah people from the outside! They come in with excess baggage! Noise and all... and they're too loud! They come in to use the facilities available (restaurant and pool... and gym too) invading the privacy of the chalets' owners.

The under-ground parking lot is a disaster now! Some spots are already used for storage! I will try and post some pictures if I can. Old furniture is all around the place with some parking spot taken for other purposes (such as storage and changing rooms). They dont care about the owners anymore.. The underground parking is for the owners, whereas the one on the top is for everyone's use! So their strategy is like "Screw the owners, we just want to make money". Its really bad, because they are able to do things hidden and under-cover... no one from the outsiders can see this mess! not even the State Municipality!

For example, there is a new complex being built next door.. and the underground garage saved a place for employees to come and change their clothes... so at some point it would be full with male-workers... and its not very comfortable for females to be around them! Specially in our culture!!!

Also, for the purpose of making money, they do so so SO MANY special offers for chalets rental. A lot of noisy, loud, careless, party-animals, and some of them also litter and make it a big waste.... they would just come and disturb the peace. And no matter how many times you talk to security guards or management, there is nothing that you can really do about it! Business is business!

They also take money for services... yeah services! whatever! They take so much money for providing "services"... services promised but never met THE standards!

Welcome to Hell! The Tre Chic Hell!

SCEAS Syndrome

Interested to know more about the SCEAS Syndrome! See my other blog please ;-)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What doesnt Kill you makes you stronger! Right?

So.. is that statement true?
There are two arguments to this statement..

1. Agreeing on that it will make you stronger...
So more experiences throughout life may hurt you more and more... and when in the process of getting hurt, you are somehow less vulnerable every time it hits... It makes you more aware of life, and you can learn from your mistake and avoid'em next time around, but that doesnt mean that you will get hurt less... but it does make you stronger and ready to fight it faster. Been there, done this, done that! So really... lots of bad experiences in life does make you stronger.... IF it doesn't kill you first :-P

2. Disagreeing on that it will make you stronger...
Say that some people get into a car accident and then are left disabled for life! Not just car accidents, but also some diseases too... Take dementia for example. A person's mental state will deteriorate... translation = it is affecting the mental state but doesn't really kill you.. and even when trying to fight it... you are not getting any stronger!!

For the most part.. I think I agree... maybe when going down the hill you dont like the process, and you feel rather weaker than stronger... then when you beat it.. you become stronger... now think for a moment, what does it make you stronger for? For the next time it hits?

Monday, May 07, 2007

Air Raid Sirens - Kuwaiti Style!

I received an email at work from the PR dept. stating that there will be testing of the air raid sirens by the civil defense.

As usual... the wail of those sirens brings me into a huge discomfort. Its not like I am scared of the sound or anything... but its annoying!I mean Kuwait's been through a number of crises, and those tests well hmmm they are good, but would they ever be effective and used right in case of emergency or crisis??

We have been hearing them during the American-Iraqi war numerous times. They go on indicating that danger is approaching or already happened and then within few minutes another one goes on indicating that the coast is clear and the danger has passed!! Come on!!I mean a lot of air raid siren kept us on the edge during that time, until people here got so used to them that if they were shopping in mall or walking in the street.. They just go on normally when the sirens wail... and would not really run to near-by shelters!

I know that some people in the beginning would jump and freak each time the sirens go on... they'd run to the shelter with their gas masks and protection gears! And sometimes don't even get to the shelters because the danger siren is followed shortly by an "all-clear" siren!!And when real danger occurs, you don't get the warning! Actually we never get an "in-advance" or "approaching danger" sirens.. Usually they're like the danger occurred already... people! Your on your own.. You're screwed!! LOL... even better NO SIREN at all when REAL DANGER had occurred!!

I still remember the CNN reporters joking about it at the time, once there was this reporter talking about the air raid siren system in Kuwait when a siren went on while he was on air and he was like: "see, its supposed to indicate danger.. but no serious danger had actually occur" and he just didn't move or run to a shelter.. and also when a missile did really hit Soug Sharg, a popular shopping mall in Kuwait, late at night! No sirens went on, but I remember I was watching a movie at home with my sister and brother in-law.. When a loud crashing/explosion- sound accompanied by the house windows shaking and rocking, which terrified the hell outta me! I was like WHAT WAS THAT!

We kept switching channels to find out more about it... but No! No! No!No air raid sirens no nothing just a crashing loud explosion noise!So to conclude it all... the actual air raids in Kuwait tend to be very brief and useless in actual crisis and annoying/disturbing when they're tested!

Viva Koweit! (I don't know why I said that in French... but what the hey! its my blog and I will cry if I want to :-p

Thursday, May 03, 2007


I received this earlier from one of my college professors, a friend now if I may say, by email. Hilarious!Enjoy ;-)



I´m Stupid

Stupid people should have to wear signs that just say,"I'm Stupid". That way you wouldn't rely on them, would you? You wouldn't ask them anything. It would belike, "Excuse me...oops, never mind. I didn't see your sign."

It's like before my wife and I moved. Our house wasfull of boxes and there was a U-Haul truck in our driveway. My friend comes over and says "Hey, youmoving?"

"Nope. We just pack our stuff up once or twice a week to see how many boxes it takes. Here's your sign."

A couple of months ago I went fishing with a buddy of mine, we pulled his boat into the dock, I lifted up this big 'ol stringer of bass and this idiot on the dock goes, "Hey, y'all catch all them fish?" "No - We talked 'em into giving up. Here's your sign."

I was watching one of those animal shows on the Discovery Channel. There was a guy inventing a shark bite suit. And there's only one way to test it."Alright Jimmy, you got that shark suit on, it looks good... They want you to jump into this pool of sharks, and you tell us if it hurts when they bite you." "Well, all right, but hold my sign. I don't wanna lose it!"

Last time I had a flat tire, I pulled my truck into one of those side-of-the-road gas stations. The attendant walks out, looks at my truck, looks at me, and I SWEAR he said, "Tire go flat?" I couldn't resist. said, "Nope. I was driving around and those other three just swelled right up on me! Here's yoursign."

We were trying to sell our car about a year ago. A guy came over to the house and drove the car around for about 45 minutes. We get back to the house, he gets out of the car, reaches down and grabs the exhaust pipe, then says, "Darn that's hot!" See? If he'd been wearing his sign, I could have stopped him.

I learned to drive an 18 wheeler in my days of adventure. Wouldn't ya know I misjudged the height of a bridge. The truck got stuck and I couldn't get it out no matter how I tried. I radioed in for help and eventually a local cop shows up to take the report. He went through his basic problem. I thought sure he was clear of needing a sign...until he asked "So.. is your truck stuck?" I couldn't help myself! I looked at him, looked back at the rig and then back to him and said "no I'm delivering' a's your sign."

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Summer is just around the corner.. so give yourself a makeover from head to toe :-)

First learn to love your skin and body... love it and take care of it. If you don't have skin routine START ONE NOW! Just go out and spend some good money on good brand for skincare product and start a routine of having to take care of your skin on daily basis.

Ladies! You usually don't mind spending lots of money on shoes, bags, and clothes... so why not on YOUR SKIN!!??! Wear facial masks and apply lotion when needed and after every wash.... this is very important!

Also buy yourself a sun block... Remember, its summer time!

Also, love yourself.. and love to be healthy! Be at a weight you are comfortable with. Join a gym and work it out... if you cannot afford it then do at least 20 sit-ups in the morning and at night. Go running.. this is totally free! Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and sleep at least 8 hours at night :-) Add fruit and vegetables to your daily diet.

After this step, go shop for new summer clothes... OR put things you already have together in new ways.. . mix-and-match.

When this is done, look at your hair and think of what you want to do with it? Straighten it one day, and curl it the other.. have it in a ponytail sometimes... do that and keep on changing the look.... basically start experimenting what you can do with your hair heehee.
Take good care of your nails.. its summer time! You are swimming a lot, the weather is not helping, and the dryness is doing a number on you...

Put on makeup lightly in the day and a bit more at night. Let your face breath.. sometimes you go minimal and all you need is lip-gloss, eye shadow, and mascara..

Spend some money on having a good massage too... its so relaxing!

Remember, when you are healthy on the inside, you will glow on the outside! So stand up straight, tuck in your tummy, and don't forget to wear your white bright smile all day long :-D

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Dr. Alrabaa taught me English Literature and Anthropology in college. He is awesome, I loved his way of teaching and challenging students. I got A and A- respectively in his classes... but I don't agree with so many points given out in this article! As a matter of fact I think it's a bit of everything; anger, experience, sterotype, and truth!!!

I do go out alone sometimes to a quite place to read a book!

I love our maid, cook, and driver.. they are awesome people and are here to earn a living!! I sometimes go and fix my own meal and tidy up my bed in the morning!

I do work full time, 7:30am-3:30pm without slacking!

I hate to see people throw litter out of their car, and to your surprise many of them are NOT Kuwaitis!!

I do LOVE Kuwait and I am a proud Kuwaiti too :-)

But this is freedom of speech I guess!


Daily Column
Thinking like a Kuwaiti
Published Date: February 21, 2007
By Dr Sami Alrabaa

Mohammed Al-Saleh writes in his column in Al-Qabas, Feb 19 the following, implying/referring to Kuwaitis in general:

Work is something sacred. Do not touch it.
Postpone your work until the day after tomorrow if you can't postpone it until tomorrow.
Do as little as you can and make the others do the job for you.
If you feel like working, take some rest until that wish evaporates.
Work is healthy. Therefore leave it to the ill.
I would add, also implying/referring to Kuwaitis in general:

If you have Wasta, (if you are well connected), why bother with the law.
If you have Wasta, why bother to learn and exert yourself. You will get the job you want and the others (expats) will eventually do the job for you.
As a Kuwaiti skip work. Because you are a Kuwaiti you will never be fired.
Wear an Islamist mask and behind it do whatever you want. As an Islamist you must be pious.
Pretend you are a devout Muslim. Go to perform noon prayers. From there go home. If people ask where you are, we will say you are praying.
Make a list of excuses from "work". One day, your wife is ill, the other, it is your son Mohammed, the other Ali, etc.
If you are a high profile official, do what Islamists tell you. They would love you and leave you to do what you want.
Make debts, borrow a lot of money and buy whatever you want. One day, these debts will be wiped out.
Carry on asking what Kuwait can do for you, but never what you can do for Kuwait. Do not forget to sing: I love Kuwait.
Throw your litter out of your car. Litter all over. Public places are no-man's land. Why do we have Bangladeshis? They would be jobless without your litter.
Leave all your bulbs and A/C on all the time, waste as much water as you can. Only the dumb pay their electricity and water bills.
Do not read. Do not inform yourself. The more you know, the more depressed you get. The more you learn about other societies, the more you are convinced, you live in a mad house.
Wrong are always the others. Although you are as corrupt as the others, as lazy as the others, blame it on the others. You are perfect, but not the others.
Committees made out of Kuwaitis spawn only other committees. They are not built to propose solutions.
In public, condemn Western "decadence", but in private enjoy its products. Praise local traditions, no matter what anachronistic they are.
If you employ an expat, exploit him/her as much as you can. They should be thankful to you that they earn a couple of dinars. Back home they would die of hunger.
When international human rights organisations blast Kuwaitis for ill-treating expats, refer them to the humane labour laws in Kuwait.
Do not learn from expat colleagues. Punctuality and hard work do not pay off in Kuwait. Expats are there to do the job and not to learn from.
Never teach your kids "Do it yourself". Otherwise, they run the risk of learning independence, discipline, and creativity. It is cheaper to get all these things for KD 30. It is not worth it.
Have you ever seen a Kuwaiti reading a book in a public place like, parks, cafes, or libraries? What kind of books do Kuwaitis buy? Books about deciphering dreams and cooking.
If Kuwaiti women were free, really free and not shackled to the rules of tradition, not to say suppressed by men, they would expose men and prove that they are simply paper tigers. Men know this. Therefore they subordinate women to their will, arbitrarily.
Do you know why Kuwaiti men, for that matter most Arab men, walk at least two to three steps ahead of their wives? They want to shield them from the lusty eyes of male strangers.
Men-women relationships are abnormal in Kuwaiti society. This abnormality is justified by anachronistic norms and pseudo-Islamic rules. Roman women envied their Muslim counterparts for being allowed to fight and conduct business transactions. Nowadays, most Kuwaiti and Arab women need the blessing of their men for every movement they do. Now, expats are addressed:

If you are an expat, just do what makes your Kuwaiti employer happy. Never disagree with your boss or Kuwaiti colleagues, even if they do not have the slightest clue. On the contrary, keep flattering them. Honesty does not pay off in Kuwait. Keep your advice and frustration in yourself. Lock them up.
If you are an expat teacher, do not be demanding. The more students complain about you, the shorter your employment chances will be in Kuwait.
Students must have enough time to play video games and watch TV.
At roundabouts and queues give way to Kuwaitis, regardless of traffic rules.
Do not rush Kuwaitis at government departments. They hate speeding at work. In some areas, the speed limit is zero. Besides, the poor Kuwaiti employees, they stay up late at night fulfilling their social duties.
Do not expect a "thank you" from a Kuwaiti. You are doing your duties.
Kuwaitis are not racist. Assigning demeaning jobs to Bangladeshis and Indians is simply a kind of division of labour.
Generally, a Kuwaiti man does not bring his wife to your mixed social gatherings not because he is misogynist. It is because she does not want to. She prefers to stay at home and wait for her husband.
Some Kuwaitis believe that their maids are robots. Indeed, some maids show no feelings, never complain, and speak like robots: Yes, no, ok, etc. That is why some Kuwaitis make their maids work for 24 hours.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Little Treats

Hello everyone.. I am new to this blog.. I hope you like my first post :-)


Littel Treats

I am a person who doesn't believe in sharing food!.... No body shares my popcorn at the movies or eat from my plate when in a restaurant.... Well, sometimes its a mood thing, I may see something that I like in your plate and change my mind and ask you if you would like to share! LOL!

A cupckae is the perfect size of a cake for one person, that you can hardly share! They are the perfect gift as they are the best alternative to the regular size cake specially when it comes to office parties, birthdays, outdoor picnics...etc, because you dont really need silverware nor plates...

I received an email one day about little treats cupcakes in Kuwait and decided to browse through it.. let me tell you this, the presentation, look, colors, flavors, and variety of cupcakes on the site made me hungry, and I have decided to try them out for myself..
I called the number listed on the website and a very nice young lady talked to me.. she gave me the option of choosing what kind of cupcakes I wanted to get for the babyshower... and listened carefully to everything I wanted... even better, she gave some suggestions too.. in a couple of days, just right in time before I went to my friend's house I got the cupcakes...

Simple as that;
1. browse the site
2. choose the cupcakes
3. pick up the phone and order
4. get a confirmation by SMS of the order and price
5. sit back and relax... and the cupcakes will come to your doorsteps

Everyone at the babyshower that night loved the cupcakes! It was a huge success and a nice trend! I loved it.. Loved how it looked, presented, and tasted! The whole enchilada!!
I decided then to order again for other occassions, such as presentations, birthdays, surprise gifts...etc! Every time I order... I "accidently" order more than I need, and end up indulging in eating more and more of it LOL.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Beauty IS Beauty

I appreciate beauty.
I love beautiful things.
I love beautiful people.
And I love looking at beautiful people.

My friends always say: "DRo intay kil ilnas 3indich 7ilwen" in other words "I have no taste"

I beg to differ, I think I have great taste in beauty, regardless of the fact that I see a little beauty in everyone. (But thats another story)

I was recently invited to a wedding where sitting in front of me was one of the most gorgeous girls I've seen. So pretty that I could easily imagine her on a magazine cover. So naturally I ask my sister who she was. To my surprise she answered me with "Flana IlFlaniya".

I was surprised because I had heard from my friends how 'ugly' and 'unstylish' this girl was and how in the world could she have gotten married looking like that. Ok, you guessed right, there is bad history between the girls.

But honestly speaking, I don't care if she stole my bf, my husband, my father, I don't care of she was a cradle robber or a home wrecker. When someone is beautiful I'm going to admit that she is beautiful regardless of what she has done in life, to me or to others.

As soon as I left I contacted my friend straight away and guess what her answer was?
"Allah y3afy flan (her husband) ily sana3ha"

I was enraged at that comment. I will not continue with what happened next.

Moral of the story?

Lighten up girls!

If someone is beautiful that doesn't make you any less beautiful or any less of a person.

Admit or acknowledge other peoples merits.

That in itself adds to your own merit.

Monday, April 02, 2007


Originally uploaded by  Sooma .

Sooma says: " ~first,, allah yzed el ne3mah
~second,, what the hell? 1 cupcake for 500 fils?!?! wein ga3den?iSteal?
~third,, these were the most tastless cupcakes i've ever tried in my whole life.. they taste like.. NOTHING.. the chocolate one was weird.. with a bitter tatse.. the vanila was really CREEPY it was like one of those bad bad bad qer9 3gely cakes..
heefff wallah i make better than them.. even if they were naked :P "

This is exactly what I thought too.

Have you tried them?

What do you think?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

عيدي يا كويت

Happy 25th & 26th

To those who are reckless, don't throw our flags in the streets like they're nothing... please.


Friday, February 16, 2007

Happy V. Day


Well wanna guess why I did this?!

Cause no one did it!

Happy Belated V. Day girls...

shfeekom takheen here =/

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ham since no one did it =}

Hope you had fun in Eid


Hope this year will be happy

God bless us all...