Dec 15, 2009

Having a lil Me Time

If u haven't tried Me Time nail spa what are you waiting for?!

I like trying out nail salons so when i heard about Me Time I wanted to give it a try and was not able to do so until a few days back and I loved it!

I liked the atmosphere.. the place was clean and they use Autoclave sterilizing for their equipment.. the sofa was reaaaally comfy and has an adjustable back.. it also has an option for back massage if u want.. oo the coolest thing enna u have ur own TV screen with a headset oo ur own remote control to watch the channels u want! wanasaaah! all that and the pricing was very reasonable, I expected it to be in the range of Bubbles bs it wasn't.. 11 KD for a regular pedi/mani!

This place will definitely be me #1 choice from now on! (sorry my beloved Nstyle.. bs u have to admit enna the facilities over there are much better!)

(plz excuse the low quality phone images)

Dec 10, 2009

Rare commodity

Sipping my fav morning drink.. I realized that it was the last box of chocolate milk in the fridge.. and with the KDD factory not functioning after the fire I can't seem to find it on any co-op's shelf =(

so I had to take a pic as a memory.. who knows when is the next time I'm gonna have another one =(

the funny thing enna right after that and when checking my reader I saw this post.. hahah! it seems that I'm not the only one missing it!

the question is what brand has the 2nd best chocolate milk?? last time I bought almara3i's bs ma jarrabtah still.. any recommendations would be appreciated!

Nov 27, 2009

"Kharoofy kharoofy baa3.. bil 9oofy malfoofy baa3!!"

3eedkum embarak all!
Enjoy the holiday and the beautiful weather (illi naw3an ma az3aj anaqti.. bs il 7imdillah 3al ni3ma)
hope u have a good one! ;D

Nov 14, 2009

Note to self

Next time u hear a song/singer that u hate playing on the radio change the station or u'll end up liking it after hearing it playing for a few times..

Damn u Miley and ur party in the USA! =/


Nov 6, 2009

Going German!

This has got to be one of my faaaaaav cakes ever on this planet!
only topped by the Carrot Cake.. what i love the most about German chocolate cake is it's frosting.. so goood its a crime!

for a gathering a while ago i decided to try making it myself..
just have look at those heavenly pics =D

u sift the dry ingredients

while ur chocolates melt

and cream the butter

and mix in the sugar and eggs

add the dry ingredients

fold in the melted chocolate

until well incorporated

batter ready for baking

while baking the cake we prepare the frosting.. I hate it when a recipe asks for egg yolks only.. it's not that easy dividing the yolks from whites!

adding the sweetened coconut flakes

add the chopped pecans and the frosting is reaaaaady! YUM!

I like "washing the dishes".. u know i have to try it to see if something's missing ;p

toothpick-inserted-coming-out-dry won't apply much here bcoz of the melted chocolate folded in

ready to get dressed

et voila!

the only problem is that it was messy.. the cake wayd kan yitfatat (as u can see in the pic above) I don't know what I did wrong.. but I like to think it's bcoz the cake was moist and that's an added bonus! after all, it's the taste that counts not the looks ;p

Oct 23, 2009

What I've been up to

Three weeks ago:

fav highlighters? check
fav brand of pens, in blue, green, and red? check
fav brand of refillable pencil? check
favorite note? I had to go to 3 different maktabat to get the kind I'm used to.. finally found only ONE hiding waaaay at the back of the shelf.. bs il 7imdillah, check
dusting off my fav calculator? check
spirit and the nerdy attitude? check and on full throttle!

aaaaand I'm back to college after all those years!
same place with a different setting.. its dark outside and has less traffic inside this time..
driving through the gate I had memories good and bad flowing in my head..
things like:

I used to park here!
oh and here's the parking lot where i had that stupid car accident!
here's the spot where i used to sit with my friends with our hot starbucks drinks when it was cold outside!
oooh that long path which once i crossed with a broken sandal and an embarrassed red face!!

and I couldn't help but smile!

Three weeks after:

I'm drowning head to heels with projects, assignments, cases... etc
I barely have time for social obligations and myself!
I have no time.. i need more than 24 hrs a day!!

I tell myself its bcoz its all new and it takes a while to get used to..
bs enshallah ana gad'ha oo i'll be able to survive!
so plz forgive my lack of posting =)

Sep 29, 2009

The Lost Symbol

So I'm done reading the book.. The Verdict? I liked it.. but not as much as I thought I would! it did not meet my expectations and excitement when I 1st got my hands on it..

a7is bil nehaya kanat il qi99a mamqoo6ah! ya3ni it's 509 pages, and I think it should have stopped at taqreeban 489.. to me, those last 20 pages makan lihum da3i!

another fellow blogger wrote a complete review of the book oo I agree with every single word he wrote.. check out 4th ring road's post for a detailed review..

Sep 20, 2009

3eedkum embarak

A7la shay laman yindi3is eb eedkum hal tharf bu e6ar emkha6a6 a7mar wazrag.. ya zeena zeenah!

Hope u have a great one! =D

Sep 16, 2009

Got it!

The newest addition to the professor Langdon series.. now i have something interesting to read in the upcoming holiday =D

Sep 11, 2009

O fabulous dress, where art thou?

As soon as Ramadan finishes the weddings season begins.. i have many upcoming weddings oo i need evening dresses so desperately!

but since bedayat rmuthan wana I'm not in the mood for shopping.. mali khulg za7mat il soog.. fa i'm looking online with no luck what so ever..

I had my eye on a dress oo i was waiting for net-a-porter enna enazloonah.. fa i'm checking their site eb ayam taftee7at'hum 3ashan awal ma yanzil i buy it.. fa last week i was checking 3al thahary willa lail7een ma nazalaw.. half an hour later willa it's there and sold out!!!

besmillah il ra7man il ra7eem! it was only half an hour ago that i checked their site! its not faaaair!

3ad kint em3alqa 3alaih amaal.. oo i already had the hairdo and shoes picked =(
i guess i'll have to go shopping now and atqalqa9 eb hal za7ma illi i was trying to avoid.. i have to at least have one dress in my closet before the end of rmuthan to be on the safe side =/


Sep 4, 2009


the 13th of ramadam marks the 1st day of gergai3an.. where kids walk around houses asking for sweets, doing it the modern way with their nannies and a driver tagging along!

those 3 days used to be the highlight of ramadan when i was a kid.. awal ma e5alli9 il fu6oor i'll be ready with my gergai3an bag hanging around my neck waiting for my mother's permission for me to start walking around the blocks of our area with my neighboring friends..

6ab3an kanat 3indina 5i66a mu3ayanah bil tegirgi3.. en5ish il byoot illy ta36ey ashya2 san3ah 7ag a5ir shay! there is this one house that gives away kitkat + 1 bafak! hehehe allah ya wanasatna!

aaahhh the golden old days =)


Aug 29, 2009

It takes around 4hrs30!

To make margoog!!
or like Dad likes to call it ravioli naydey ;p

after going through 3abeer alrashid's cookbook "ilthawaqah 3" i decided to choose something from the a6baq il kuwaitiya section.. oo i chose to try making margoog.. go my ingredients ready for the big day (yesterday)..

it was my 1st time cooking meat!
fa i was really afraid that it would be zafir.. bs ashwa il 7imdillah it was cooked to perfection ;p

here i arrange the meat with the onions, garlic, samn, and spices.

after a long process of stirring and waiting for the meats water to dry, this is how it looks like..

i add the tomato paste with the diced tomatoes

and after a while i add the water and let it cook a little..

in the mean time, i started making il 3ayeenah malat il margoog.. and after waiting for il 3ayeenah to set for around 30 min i divide it into 9 small balls and spread them out into thin layers of dough..

add each thin layer of 3ayeen to il mrigah and wait for it to cook

when its almost done u have to break up the round pieces of 3ayeen shwaya..

the end result

i wanted to take a pic of it bil serving plate bs athan o fi6arna o nesait ma thikart illa laman almost nu9ha khalla9 ;p

it was well worth those hours of hard work =D

Aug 21, 2009

Embarak 3alaikum il shahar

shino su7oorkum il youm?! ;p

Update: this is my su7oor

nothing beats a bowl of ma7albiya.. especially when it's still hot!


Aug 15, 2009

Ma bain alyoum wal2ams



phew! I managed to catch a good beach day il 7imdillah.. although I wanted the weekend to be nothing but swimming, tanning, and water activities.. bs youm a7san min wala youm..

bs mashallah hal 9aif mo 9ij.. mino e9addig enna the weather is nice at night in August! u can actually sit out side o mat7isoon bil 7ar!
i guess il ghbaar lah fawayed after all..

Aug 7, 2009

Like swimming in public pools?

If u do, I think u better reconsider that!

according to a survey that I came across on msn's site done to 1000 adults, 1 in every 5 admits to peeing in public pools!!

I don't like swimming in public pools sasan.. I'm not saying that I never did.. I do swim in public pools in rare occasions when abroad and only if the pool ma feeh wayd yahal 3alashan hal salfah.. I find it really disturbing that its very common among adults.. ashwanni I always prefer the sea!


Aug 2, 2009

19 years ago

I found those satellite images on this site.. 1st one was taken on 31 August 1990, the second was on 23 February 1991, and the last one on 14 November 1991.

Click on them to enlarge and u can clearly see the severe impact the invasion had on Kuwait's environment.. u can see the burning oil wells in the 2nd pic and the oil lakes resulting from those burning oil wells on the 3rd pic.

To everyone who has helped Liberating Kuwait, Thank you.
To the men and women of this country, Thank you for being strong and 3ala galb wa7id..

رب اجعل هذا البلد آمنا وابعد عنا كل مكروه