Anime/Movie Cravings for Lunch!

By | January 25, 2016


What makes you crave something? badly?

Me? Believe it or not its cartoons! Anime to be exact, the Japanese ones that we grew up watching. Whenever they gather around a dining table, those glittering dishes, specifically those steaming bowls of soups with a side of little bread. I was always hungry after watching an episode with food, and don’t get me started on Ninja Kabamaro’s chowmein insatiable appetite! Read more »

New and Unique Ramadan Trays from f2o Designs

By | June 26, 2013


I’m still in Ramadan preparation mode, I can’t wait till the Holy month of Ramadan is here and I usually celebrate by buying new set of tableware, trays, and tea servers. I’m always  searching for funky tableware and tea/coffee sets that are not overpriced or too fancy for daily use. Lately I’ve had a sneak peek of very different, very funky, quirky, and durable colourful acrylic trays designed for the very first time by f2o designs and I Read more »

My Newest Buys at the f2o Shop

By | June 13, 2013

On f2o’s instagram account I saw that there are new summer sketches to be printed on T-Shirts and other things so I passed by, a tad too late for many of the designs were already sold out. I did manage to get me the gorgeous Afro Dude loves Sunkist T-Shirt above and Afro Dude loves KDD ice cream sandwich in black below, I think the ice cream sandwich is becoming the classic star of summer 2013 for some reason. It is that good. Read more »

Movie Review: Brave

By | September 5, 2012

When my husband dragged me to the cinema to watch Brave I had pursed my lips and decided that I would be having a bad time. But I had to Read more »

Opening My NBK Camel Money Bank After One Year

By | August 15, 2012

Exactly one year and ten days ago I wrote a post about trying to save up in my NBK Camel Money Bank, or 7asalat el jamal as we call it in Kuwait (post). I vowed to open it one year later during this Ramadan and thanks be to god, I was alive and well just to do that the other day :) Read more »

f2o’s Mahbooba Cartoon

By | July 24, 2012

Its no secret that I am a big fan of Fatima Al-Othman and her amazing designs “f2o Designs“. I love them so much I’ve had her illustrate my cherished Dathra and her two -and insha2 Allah third- book covers (post). Most of us have seen Read more »

Event: Fursa’s Store Ramadan Exhibition

By | July 16, 2012

Last week I received a very cute invitation + Ramadan nuqsa from the newly opened Fursa store (post). The event was yesterday and it was my first time visiting Fursa. Read more »

Do You Remember This Cartoon: Seeta El 7noon

By | March 2, 2012

Its been a while since I did a do you remember this cartoon post! I suddenly remembered this cartoon that I’ve seen in 1992 or 1993 maybe and I googled it. In Arabic it was called Seeta El7anoon -don’t ask- but it turns out that its a Japanese anime movie called “Grave of the Fireflies”. I’ve seen this movie twice maybe only. One of my cousins gathered me and the rest of my cousins one day in their living room and showed us the video, with a box of kleenex nearby. By they end we were all bowling uncontrollably, crying our eyes out! Its the 2nd hardest thing I’ve cried over. The first is Titanic and the third is Devdas :p

Do you remember watching this anime before? In Arabic as Seeta el7noon? Or if you watched it in Japanese or English? If you did how hard did you cry :p

P.S. Yes. You reminded me.

New: f2o Hoodies

By | January 12, 2012

A while back and while I was still in the UK I learned that f2o was selling hoodies! If you know me you would know that I am crazy about 3 things; Denim Jackets, T-Shirts, and Hoodies! I can never have enough of those three. Its like an addiction. A hoodie from f2o? A MUST HAVE! So I contacted the owner and told her I want one in fear of it being Read more »

Do You Remember This Cartoon: Gummi Bears

By | December 2, 2011

I was in Virgin Mega Store the other day looking at DVDs when I saw these in the Disney Section! I was so happy two see them! My friends the Gummy Bears from the 80’s!

I used to Read more »

Do You Remember This Cartoon: Forsan Al-Kawkab (Captain Planet)

By | November 18, 2011

I think it was 1992 when Captain Planet took us by storm. We first saw the Arabic version (Forsan Al-Kawkab) in KTV and fell in love with it (Captain Planet was called Captain Faris). That summer when we went to London my father Read more »

What would you be dressed as in Halloween?

By | October 31, 2011

Hypothetically, lets say you were invited to a Halloween party tonight -or throwing one and you were going to dress up in a custom this year, what would you choose?

The answer came to me naturally: Um Khammas! I adore Um Khammas, a7ebha! A7eb her sense of humor, a7eb her long tongue o short fuse, she reminds me of myself shwaya. I would made a perfect Um Khammas! Sadly all I have from her outfit is her milas :p

I’m curious, what would you choose to dressed as in Halloween? Um Khammas is taken so hands off!

f2o’s Comfy T-Shirt Daraa’as

By | July 29, 2011

I’ve Always admired f2o’s designs, prints, and drawings. This year I recieved and email from the talented artist behind f2o to inform me that she had come up with dara3a with a twist! A hand painted T-shirt dara3a that had the ramadan feel of a dara3a without the excessive embillishmens or the heavy feel of fabric, perfect for the non traditional dara3a fan like yours truly!

f2o’s dara3a’s are sold online in in limited quantities. You should hurry if you want your own for some are already Sold Out :)

I’ve taken the picture above from f2o’s page on Best of luck f2o 😀

Childhood in Kuwait Means: Bionic Six Action Figures

By | May 22, 2011

As a child of the 80’s I was obsessed with the Bionics Six cartoon shown on KTV2 every week. It must have been 1987 when I waited for a new episode every week and recorded them, replayed them over and over, dreamt about them all the time, and eventually collecting their toys.

I still have the toys I collected and the video tapes I recorded. The only action figures toy missing is that of mechanic but it belonged to my brother who ruined toy so I guess it was bound to be lost. Benji I got from the little toy store by al3alamiya in Salmiya. Meg I got from a Kentucky Fried Chicken kids meals. I am not sure about Madam O because it belonged to my sister and I am glad I salvaged her.

For some reason it seemed to be that I am the only one who actually remembers Bionic Six in Q8! I wonder why is that? I loved them and I still do, hence why I cherish their toys and video tapes still.

Do you remember Bionic Six? Did you have their toys?

Do you Remember This Cartoon? Sindibad!

By | February 11, 2011

Sindibad is one of my top 3 favorite 80’s cartoons!!! I love Sindibad! I never stopped watching Sindibad! The theme song makes me tingle and i’ve always had a crush on 3li baba! On my last trip to Dubai i bought the complete collection on DVD even though i have all of them on VHS but i thought i would buy the DVD’s to make them last forever…

Now i am watching a DVD aday … what i notice now is that many of the episode are cut or some of the dialougues are left out or said in a way that is completely doesn’t make sense!!! Now i am thinking of getting the Original Japanese version and if i’m lucky i will find it with English translation just to see what i am missing!!!

Don’t you just love Sindiba?!

Blast from the Past: Tin Tin Comic Books!

By | November 10, 2010

Once upon a time when Re7ab Complex wasn’t all about video games, there was a library in the basement called “3alam Thaqafat El6efel”… they made subscribtions for kids and sold educational books and toys… they also sold Arabic Tin Tin Comics.

My father came home one day with a bag full of Arabic Tin Tin comics for me to read bought from that library. I remember my sheer joy at grabbing the bag and running to my room… flipping through the pages will all the happiness in the world. 

I also know for a fact that the first British book store i walked into was WH Smit in 1987. I walked alone, browsed the English books -i spoke zero english then- and then grabbed my self a Tin Tin & the Cigar of the Pharos book and bought it. I remember flipping through the pages wishing i knew how to read English to understand it. The book was never translated into Arabic, so were many other books -a bit racist towarda arabs and africans and russians- … i kept that book. and when i finally was capable of reading and conversing in English, many years later, i took the book out and read it from cover to cover. I still have it. My first ever English Book.

I still love Tin Tin. My favorite character is Captain Haddock especially when he encounter Bianca Castaphior! I can’t stop laughing! Do you remember Tin Tin?! Do you still read it?

Do you Remember this Cartoon: 9a7eb Al '9el Al 6aweel!

By | October 29, 2010

One of my favourite cartoons EVER! The episode when Judy joins the school and eats and eats and eats… and the ice cream she ate… i still remember salivating while watching them eat!

It was so funny and witty… the mystery of who that good man was sending poor crazy Judy all those stuff with kindness… it was just too exciting! Every episode was better than the other!  This cartoon didnt show in Q8 like many other cartoons… i am thankful for the Gulf cable of the early 90’s that allowed me to watch it on other channels… of course the cable would be broadcasting crystal clear one day and broadcast nothing the next day so it was a bit hard to keep up! I don’t think i ever saw the ending… until i went ahead and bought the whole DVD set from Dubai 😀

Do you remember Judy Abbott? Did you ever get to watch it till the end and discover who 9a7eb al ‘9el Al 6aweel was?

Recommended: F2o's Blog

By | September 6, 2010

You have seen the designs, you may have bought them on line and  worn them as well… now you MUST visit the blog!

I have been a fan of F2O’s designs for years and always wanted to have my own shirt with her signature cartoon drawings… The lovely talented young owner designed a lovely adorable Tshirt for me recently and i have to say the service, quality, and pricing are all top notch! Thank you hon :*

The blog is really different too… loaded with colourful designs and introduces new topics you will not find any where else.  It’s definitely going to my google reader to my blog roll… Highly Recommended 😀

Old Cartoons on DVD…

By | August 6, 2010

Whenever i am in Dubai i make sure i pass by a video store or a Virgin Mega Store and browse whatever old cartoon collections they have available for sale. I love our old cartoons. I still watch our old cartoons and i think the cartoons of the current generation are pathetic -aside from Conan-

I do have some of our old cartoons on video tape but the quality is horrible. I wonder why no one sells our old cartoons in neatly packaged official DVD box sets like they do in Dubai. Is it very hard? You can find some DVD’s of old cartoons in Hawalli but they are way overpriced and some even tells you CD 3 has no voice or Episodes 5-6 are missing…!

Do you still watch old 80’s cartoons? What cartoon you would like to find…

Do you Remember this Cartoon? Raneen

By | June 25, 2010

Dates back to the mid 1980’s… maybe 1987? I think it was shown in Ramadan i am not sure… what i am sure of though is that we had taped it and watched it, over and over and over, until 1990! I remember it was my & my siblings  favourite lunch time cartoon… whenever i hear the opening i immediately remember  veal escalope and fried potatoes! I also remember us crying like mad when Raneen becomes a fountain fairy at the end… every single time… and being scared of the 3aqrab el kabeer and that masked ghost like man following them to capture Raneen whome i forgot his name… also i so hated farfoor thaqeel il 6ena, a frog in love with a princess!

Do you remember Raneen? If you do, how hard did you cry at the end?

Do You Remember This Show: The Morph Files

By | May 28, 2010

I was browsing the kids DVD section in HMV when i saw the DVD above that looked very very familiar. I picked it up and it hit me… i know this show! I didn’t know it’s name – now i do- but i remember it being shown on KTV2 back in the mid 80’s… i remember my self watching it… this little fellow made from clay was friends with the human owner and it was tiny, finger sized, and they had all sorts of fun together! I loved him so much i went to my mom one day and begged her to get one like him for my self to become my friend. I remember being disappointed for days afterwards because no one would bring him to me!

Do  you remember this show?!

Do you remember this cartoon? Akhi el3azeez

By | March 5, 2010

This cartoon was probably the end of all good meaningful cartoons of the 80’s era… it was a very strange one that is not very understandable, it aired in late 1991 or early 1992… my baby sister could barely speak but every day after school i would let her sing along with the song… until she memorized it and maskeena she still remembers it but doesn’t know what it is… she just remembers it fully 😀

Do you remember this Cartoon? Kakairo!

By | February 26, 2010

Does any one remember this? It was very very popular in the early 90’s… the guy loses his dad and he tries to find him… every episode he gets closer to him then he misses him! I still like the episodes very much… and i wanted the little horse blink as a friend… i think i also had a crush on the Bus driver 😀

Does Anyone Remember Zahrat Eljabal Cartoon?

By | February 19, 2010

Why is it whenever i talk to someone about it… they have a question mark on their faces and shake their heads by no?

It aired in 1991, right after we came back from ‘3azoo, it was meant to be about a war thingy which i think it was in WW2 but they translated it as the civil war in Lebanon (i remember the girl fleeing to 9aida after some battle)… i never really got the cartoon but the song was AMAZING… i spent YEARS trying to locate it and i finally found it… Don’t you remember it?

Well i do… and i remember it aired in the mornings, i remember watching it with my then fav. breakfast: 2 toasts, Kraft cheese spread, and tea with mint b3d!