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?