What to Do When Your iPhone’s Screen Breaks

By | June 25, 2012

Yesterday evening I was trying to shoot a video with my iPhone so I was trying to balance it on a narrow table when it fell, face down, on the ceramic floor. I picked up only to gasp when I saw the screen was shattered! Read more »

Help: Data Recovery Service Urgently Needed in Kuwait

By | May 23, 2012

My favorite external hard drive, one that had taken many abuse from me over the past year, fell down yesterday. It was a tiny fall, nothing major, like 30 cm from the desk to the carpeted floor. But now it won’t work. Read more »

Help! My iPhone is Eating Up my Emails!

By | March 19, 2012

Ever since I’ve crossed to the iPhone territory earlier this year I have been very happy! My iPhone is dazzling! I keep wondering why it took me so long to purchase one (it was the touch screen thing). The iPhone is like the super device that is not supposed to do anything wrong.

HOWEVER! There is one small minor problem which is unbeliveable! The mail client on the iPhone is crazy! BIG Time!

First I noticed that it didn’t retrieve my emails unless I prompt it to update and do so. Then I played around with the settings and push notifications trying to make it recieve an email the moment it is delivered to my inbox. No such luck. I would update the bloody thing and nothing will come up while my inbox does indeed have many emails waiting to be read.

I made my peace with that. So the BB would receive my emails a second before it would appear on the computer, the iPhone won’t. Emails are not everything on earth right?

Until one day it started.

I received an email that I’ve read quickly on the go. I remember being happy about it. I decided to get back to it later and read it thoroughly. Later on the day I’ve searched all the folders on my email, on the iPhone and on my pc, but I couldn’t find it. Not even in the Trash or the Spam.

It simply vanished. I couldn’t believe it, iPhone wouldn’t do that to my emails for sure right? I must have imagined I recieved it, there is no record of it coming into my inbox whatsover.

Then it happened again! And again! And again and again and again and again! To this date within 2 months of usage I’ve lost nearly 20 emails! I can’t have imagined all those emails arriving to my inbox! I am very careful when I open and close them because I am aware they might “vanish” into thin air! I searched for them carefully! To no Luck!!!

Is this normal? Is it only my iPhone? Is it every iPhone? I can live with the delayed mail delivery, but why on earth is it hiding my emails from me? This is a major catastrophic fail in an email client provided by a leading company like Apple! Do you have any solution for that? Help?

When a man takes a tinkle in the middle of the street!

By | February 19, 2012

In my 31 years of living on the face of the earth, specifically in Kuwait, I’ve never ever seen something as outrageous as I’ve seen last weekend!

As a matter of fact I did once, last year standing in the Qa6ar St. and Salem Al-Mubarak St. traffic light in Salmiya I saw a young man, 15 maybe, giving the cars his back and doing the deed. At least he thought he was hidden by some construction site -but he wasn’t- and we didn’t see anything except a person’s back. I chalked it off to being young and foolish. Maybe he was in a bet? After all Marina Mall was less than a 100m away!

But this weekend? Going out from Ikea and wanting to check a furniture store next to Souq Almeera, in the middle of the meera parking, without any cars surrounding him and with a full view of the main road, stood an old man in a winter dishdasha. I saw him with his dishdasha half way through his legss and I told my husband “El 7ajji eshfeeh rafe3 deshtashtah?”

Usually when I see an old man I coo and say y7leelah so I was looking at him and he looked back at me with a puzzled expression. As in why is that woman looking at me? Then my husband started yelling “Don’t look don’t look” at the same moment I registered a long yellow stream flowing out of him and right on the parking floor. I started screaming in shock! A man is relieving himself right there in the middle of the road surrounded by nothing to hide his modesty! In full view of the entire world! O mo 3ajba ini ga3da a6al3ah b3d!

After screaming then a fit of retching -never approaching a puddle of “liquid” on the floor again g63- I was angry! So angry! How dare this man think he can take a tinkle in the middle of the street? Where are we living? He is five minutes away from a big supermarket surely stacked with bathrooms! Why wasn’t he at least trying to hide? Or do it with his back to people instead of standing there in full view of passersby?

Malat 3leeh g63! I should have called the police for him! Then again is there a law against taking a tinkle with partial frontal nudity in front of people? Would they even bother taking him to the station? Does this happen often or is it a new thing? G63 g63 g63 g63!

Have you ever seen a man doing it in full view of everyone g63!

-P.S. I just remembered that I’ve seen a worker doing it on the wall of the building where Pick You is located two months ago, at least his back is to people, this year! What is happening? Why is everyone suddenly doing it in the street?

Noaf and the Steak a la Cockroach…

By | January 8, 2012

*Disclaimer* This post is not a “Fathee7a fe Ma63am” post. This post is about something that happened and what is the right way to act if it happened. Please read properly and actually comprehend what you are reading. If you want a “fathee7a” you can always go to montada el fathaye7. El Adab ra7ma. Thank you.

Last Monday around 5 PM in the evening a friend of mine, Noaf, went to a famous sea side restaurant in Kuwait to have lunch with a friend. Sadly this restaurant is one of my top ten favorite Read more »

Is there a meningitis epidemic in Kuwait?

By | January 4, 2012

OK for some reason this post keeps erasing its contents. Let me rewrite it again.

I read somewhere that a worked from a supermarket had collapsed and died from meningitis. Meningitis is basically a disease that effects the thing that covers the brain and the spinal cord and is very dangerous. Now I am not one to Read more »

Help: What Would You Do If…

By | December 24, 2011

Lets say that there is a movie that you’ve been waiting forever to see. Its finally released, you finally get tickets, You make it to the movie just in time for it to begin.  The theater is booked full. You are equipped with your favorite snack and drink. The show begins.

Suddenly… there is something tingling around your nostrils. An odor so bad it fills your eyes with tears as you suffocated trying to gulp for air. Its from the person sitting right next to you. They smell horrible, they must have just cooked their lunch and come. Something garlicy and spicy and very smelly indeed.

Then the odor intensifies. There is a newer odor. Something temporarily but lethal coming from the same person. You rue the day you came to sit in this chair watching this damn movie for one and a half hours. You want to leave but then you have to convince people to leave with you. You will lose your tickets. You might not have a chance to come back and watch this movie you really want to watch. Yet at the same time you are dying slowly and you no longer follow the plot of the movie because you are busy trying to breathe for your life.

So what did I do? Cursing, I wrapped my entire face except my eyes with my 7ejab which is scented with dehen oud. Even though I was fully wrapped my neighbour’s “temporarily” odors kept creeping back into my nostrils. Bloody hell!

What would you do if you were in the same situation and if leaving the movie was not an option? Tell her off? Ask the management to kick her out? Bring a mask just in case? Even nachos do suffocate people sometimes… good grief!

Got the flu again? Your toothbrush could be to blame!

By | December 12, 2011

I read this piece of interesting information on Cosmopolitan magazine yesterday and thought I should share it with you. Apparently if you have the flu and you brush your teeth with your toothbrush there is a good chance that the bug lingers on your toothbrush and could possibly come back to reinfect you. ‘So its better to throw out your toothbrush and get a new one as soon as you are cured to make sure you don’t get infected again!

Now this might explain why whenever I get the flu it would disappear for a few days then repeatedly comes back again and again and again for a month or two! I never threw my toothbrush away! Now that I am supposedly on my long awaited annual vacation yet I am suffering from such a bad case of the flu I can’t lift my head off my pillow, I am adament on throwing away my toothbrush as soon as I feel better just to make sure I don’t get it again.

Now why didn’t any of the doctors or dentists ever share this information with us before? Oh well Cosmo, walaw inah its my least favorite magazine out there, ma ga9arat o shared this information with its readers o I am sharing it with you. You’ve been warned, change the bloody toothbrush.

Mo Chinna Ma9ekhooha RIM with their BB Service?

By | October 11, 2011

Tra ma9arat! Shelsalfa?

For en entire couple of days I’ve been disconnected from the world! I’ve spent most of those 48 hours away from home and yet I’ve been the loneliest I’ve ever been since before the Smart Phone age! I miss my Tweeps, the ability to browse for everything and anything, my Whatsupp, my BBM, and access to my email! I miss being able to take a shot of something freaky and send it to share a laugh or a picture of some product that I need someone’s opinion on! I don’t miss my work emails though :p

I am lonely, and I need my friends and family’s support at these days especially. I am a busy person, I have put my faith in RIM to provide me a consistent Blackberry service. RIM let me down once yesterday which is forgivable. Bad things happens and it got corrected. RIM let me even further down today, the final knockout, when for the 2nd day in a row they stopped my service. Whatever mistake they have done yesterday could have been avoided today. There is no excuse this time. Strike two is strike three.

Now I am looking for a BB replacement. Sorry RIM, I am too lonely to wait for you to get your act together. Bye!

A Dangerous drive home…

By | October 6, 2011

Two days ago as I was driving home from work I was stuck in traffic behind this waneet. To be frank I got jittery and scared and wanted to switch lanes ASAP for those metal poles he had lying there unprotected could fly through my windshield the next time he presses the brake pedals on his car. Serious damage could be inflicted on me and its really dangerous. His driving wasn’t the best either!

The moment I moved my car away from him, I was behind this cement trunk!

This huge truck was overloaded with cement bags. Unsecured in any manner possible and overflowing all over the edges. It was driving and swerving and I was sweating in fear and trying to get away. If one of those cement bags fly off and with the velocity of the truck, it would be very destructive especially if it hit my windshield.

I am not sure if there is a law against securing truck’s load before driving them. Is there? If there is then I would report those two reckless drivers! If there isn’t then WHY ON EARTH NOT? Why can’t they use ropes, or lessen their loads, or use a bigger truck to drive around with their dangerous shipments instead of endangering lives unnecessarily?

On a positive note I saw this car on the road as well and it made me laugh 😀 Y7leelhom…

Would You Eat This? “Pickled Eggs”

By | September 19, 2011

I was in TSC Shaab the other day when I saw these jars of… Pickled Eggs! Urgh! La o free range b3d!

I keep imagine their taste being a cross between a boiled egg and a big fat cucumber pickle. I wonder how they smell also? My god! Would anyone actually choose to eat pickled eggs over real life eggs? What culinary creation calls for pickled eggs ballah?

I wouldn’t eat it if you paid me a million KD and told me it will help me go down 10 kilos after eating it. No way! Would you eat an eggs from a jar of pickled eggs?

My Husband’s Crazy Culinary Ideas!

By | June 28, 2011

If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time you would recognize the strange purple pasta above. No I didn’t make it, my beloved husband Butootee made Read more »

Breach of Personal Privacy on my Aramex Package

By | June 19, 2011

Yesterday I recieved a package by Aramex, on one side it had the usual sticker with my name and address…

On the other side however was a long list of Aramex users with their shipment numbers and my name was highlighted in blue b3d!!!

What on earth is that? Spreading people’s private information around with the package deliveries? Since when was that acceptable professional behavior?

I wonder how many times has my name been sent around Kuwait with the deliveries? Has anyone received something similar before?

Summer in Q8 Means: Brai39i Time :S

By | May 20, 2011

We are still in May, yet when I came home a few days ago I found this disgusting gray brai39i perched on the wall besides the front door waiting, biding his time g63!

I am afraid of all animals, but the brai39i in particular makes me sick to my stomach. Its just too slimy and too gray… Isn’t it a bit too early for Brai39ia now? Don’t they come out in July or something? G63!

Oh and Butootee couldn’t kill him, he ran away! I suppose he is lurking around the outside of the house somewhere… brrrr

No for Blitz Ice Cream, Bring back the old names KDD!

By | May 1, 2011

Dear KDD,

I’ve been a fan of your products for over 30 years now. I grew up drinking KDD Chocolate milk. I memorized the word Columbia as a child even before i spoke English. I was familiar with the names Failaka and Burgan before i knew what they meant and as a result my eyes lit up in recognition in elementry school when we were taught that Filaka was a Kuwaiti island and Burgan was the largest oil field in Kuwait. All thanks to your ice creams.

But a few days back my eyes fell on the poster above and the first response out of me was NO!

I am not sure if you had customer feedback before embarking on the new campaign but frankly you should have had. Changing the design from the cute patriotic little girl and boy we grew up with to a modern design was one blow. Changing all the names of the ice creams and giving them one name that was Blitz was another blow!

Why would you melt the patriotic identity of a product much beloved by almost all of the Kuwaiti population? Why would you choose a name “Blitz” that is not even pronounceable in the Kuwaiti dialect. I cannot pronounce it even though I can speak English. It is a heavy name and not that appetizing. Do you think people would stop asking for Burgan and Failaka now and start using the word Ebletz? Do you really think when i take my future children to the Co-Op i would point at the ice creams of my childhood and tell them to choose what ebletz flavour they would love instead of Burgan, my favourite, or Columbia, their grandfather’s favourite? If they asked me what the name Ebltez mean, what would I answer with? Frankly, I do not know!

Please KDD, please consider giving our beloved ice creams their own names back. We understand the need to update the look, give the girl and boy a more modern look or like you changed the old checkered design of the ice cream covers into the one unified colored ones. Blitz is suffocating me and many other Kuwaitis and residents of Kuwait. I have yet to find one person who thought the new design and name is a good idea. They say if it ain’t broken, do not fix it. But what you did basically was like taking a beloved Kuwaiti item and cremating it.

I really wish that you would reconsider the request above. I am also sad to inform you that until you do so, I am going to stop buying the blitz range of products simply because they make me ache from the inside. It is like losing a part of my life I am familiar with. Yes, that dramatic.

Thank you so much,

Regards,

Danderma.

P.S. Check the customer’s comments on the same topic in those blogs: 248am, ilSul6ana, Bananaq8

Dear readers, what do you think? Leave your comment here or post your opinion on your blog. Let our voice be heard!

The word is tweet… not ta’3reed!!!

By | March 24, 2011

Since every one is on Twitter now a days and since it has become the latest trend in our society… and as someone who has been on twitter for almost 3 years… let me tell you something very important…

The name is twitter. The terminology is “Twitter, Tweet, and Tweeps”

There is no arabisation for it. No there isn’t. It’s like Facebook, or Telephone. You say facebook in Arabic conversations and literatures and not ketab al wajh. Same thing for telephone. So please do not get all smart and say a’3ared o ta’3reeda and jmoo3 il mo’3aredeen… tra mo ‘3a9ob oho… it’s twitter mo soog il 7amam! If you use those halaga terminologies it only means you are a new comer and ma3a el khail ya shaqra…

O mafeha shay if you say tweet o twitter the way it was intended. It’s not like you love our Arabic language so much you can’t imagine not speaking in it… the English use the word Coffee from the Arabic Qahwa… i think you can use twitter and tweeps and tweet in exchange… please 3n il halaga… ryal 6ool il bab yegool ‘3aradtaw o a’3ared o mo’3aredeen… shino hatha!

God i miss the old days of Twitter :(

Pray for Bahrain!

By | March 16, 2011

I spent hours yesterday going through pictures of Bahraini people that are injured or killed. I couldn’t sleep last night.

I saw a man’s intestines coming out from a whole in the side of his body. I saw another young man’s brains literally blown out of his head. Scattered on the street. His eyes glassy and open staring into nothingness and the man carrying him crying his eyes out! The screams of the nurses as he was brought into the hospital will tear your heart out… it’s horrible… horrible… it’s a catastrophe! I can’t post it hear… google Ahmad Farhan and see!!!

I don’t know who is he, what he was doing, or how did he die. I don’t really care. All i care about is that he is a human being, a khaleji, and a  Bahraini, and that he died the worst possible death ever. No one deserves to die like that. No one.

What kills me is whenever i close my eyes… i associate those pictures with Bahrain. A country i truly love to my core. A country i escape to whenever i want peace and quite. The country where i had breakfast while watching a wooden dhow gliding across the gleaming blue waters and i felt a sense of peace like no other. The country where i walked the streets in the wee hours of the mornings following the carts of bubbling hot aromatic halwa being delivered to it’s stores… the country where i had shopped and laughed and sang and ate… the country where i celebrated my husband’s birthday in a restaurant in 3adliya while a couple of wise Bahraini men in the table next to  us were sadly discussing one of the many Kuwaiti political fights we had at the time…

The country full of history, culture, and kind people… the kindest people in all the gulf states… Bahrain is like a miniature Kuwait, and what is happening there is killing me. The terrorized screams of the female students in the university of Bahrain i saw on youtube made me bowl like a baby the other day… That Bahrain is now in turmoil… those Bahraini people are dying the worst possible death there is… Bahrain, not Afghanistan or some other remote place we don’t know… it’s Bahrain… THE BAHRAIN 4 hours drive away by car…

Pray for Bahrain…the least we can do if we can’t do anything is to pray for Bahrain and the Bahraini People :'(

I am still afraid of the Iraqi Mines… 20 years on!

By | February 26, 2011

21 years ago on June 1990 we left Kuwait for our summer vacation in Austria and UK. Planning to return to Kuwait on 2 August 1990.

20 years ago on June 1991 we finally returned back home. It was surreal… returning at last to Read more »

My disastrous Breakfast in Ladurée 360…

By | January 22, 2011

Yesterday morning i woke up knowing i was allowing my self a free breakfast day! I knew i wanted to try a new place in q8 where i’ve never been before and i have read the reviews of Ladurée on Eb6ainiya & 965malls and i remember how they said the service was bad but the food was good. I thought well they’ve been open a few days now Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Tintanic Artefact Exhibition!

By | December 2, 2010

One great thing about London is the amazing exhibits you get to see every now and then. This year i was lucky enough to be there during a great exhibit, the Titanic Artefacts Exhibition Read more »

OSN New Reciever Sucks… STRIKE 3!

By | May 2, 2010

Around 7 pm every day… i sit on the table with my main meal of the day. I switch on my tv, and i watch an Egyptian Series i like and follow on Rotana Zaman… Sometimes i flip between Rotana Zaman and Spacetoon Power to watch Conan between Rotana ads…

But last Thursday, i sat down, ready to eat and enjoy my day… when this FRIGGIN message appeared!

Apparently 3/4 the channels in the reciever were not working because there is NO SIGNAL

and i call Show time… they advice me to cut off the recievers main power and restore it’s settings to default.. which meant ERASING my FAVORITES for the THIRD TIME IN ONE WEEK!

Yet the message didn’t go away… now it’s been like this for days…

Eshraykom bel happiness ele i am living in? They say no Nile Sat channels would be available for at least 2 months and that there is nothing they can do for me. They can send a technician but i have to wait until Sunday… and that they cannot give me back another card to use on my old heavenly reciever… basically it’s their way or the highway!

Do you think 7mayat il mostahlek deals with such cases?!

The New OSN Reciever Sucks Even More!

By | April 26, 2010

I was just sitting down with my cup of tea, ready to relax and enjoy the rest of my evening after a long day… I flip through the channels and there i find the movie No Reservation on Show Movies… i <3 that movie and it had just started… i watch, very happy, very absorbed in the movie… in the most important part of the movie where she gets news her sister is in an accident wellah… whooooops!

Bela E7em, wala Destoor, wala warning… the screen goes blank! WTH? Then the msg above comes and it starts downloading! Hello?! I was WATCHING HERE…! What if  i was recording the movie? It it took a few minutes to download whatever they were downloading… but by the time the movie came back on… the woman had died and the cook had gone back to the restaurant!!!

and do you know what happened after the glorious update?

ALL MY FAVORITES WERE WIPED! anything that is not a showtime channel on the FAVORITE is WIPED! I had to go through the 700 channels ALL OVER AGAIN!

and still no ALWATAN!

Can i call 7mayat il mostahlek for them?!

March in Q8 Means: Freaky Butterflies!!!!

By | March 8, 2010

Suddenly overnight, wherever i go, i see the freaky orange buttefly looking at me, flying and fluttering it’s nasty wings at me, challenging me…

Yesterday as i got out of work, the weather was nice, i almost but ran to my car because of those butterflies flying around all around! I swear they were conspiring against me… i get in my car and i suffocate, i cannot open the AC since it’s too cold, and i cannot open the window to enjoy whats left of the good weather because those friggin butterflies are flying EVERYWHERE like dandruff on the shoulder of a jet black jacket!!!

The bad thing is, the birds seem to have taken prozac just to challenge the butterflies in their mania! You are birds not butteflies you cannot run a race in the streets! Go to a field full of flowers or something! Leave us in Peace!

One of those butterflies was waiting for me as i got out of my house today! Eshtabeeen! I almost went back inside because it just won’t stop fluttering infornt of the door!

I wish there was a giant fleet to take the ALL DOWN! When do these die?!

and yes i am afraid of any living animal, be it small or large…

I'm Never Writing A Love Letter Again in my life… EVER!

By | May 8, 2009

inlove

OH MY GOD!

OMG OMG OMG OMG!

OMG I’m sooo EMBARASSED … i don’t know where to hide my face!!!!

You see, during the end of 2008, my Butootee was going for a 3 day 3omra trip with a friend.

It was the first time he leaves me Read more »

Freaking out from Swine Flu!

By | April 30, 2009

hala3

I am literally freaked!!!

Shinsawee? Wain inroo7 Read more »