Good Bye Alphonso Mangoes :(

Qŭrghonteppa By | June 26, 2013

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The time has come to bid my favourite fruit ever, the Alphonso Mangoes, adieu. After an exceptionally long season where I’ve devoured every single golden mango that passed through my threshold, at last I can sit back and wave good bye for the imported cartons of mangoes. There are still a alphonso mangoes around but the taste has changed a bit, you know it’s time to let go. I’m also not interested in any other kind of mango, for once you taste the Alphonsos then that’s that. Read more »

Rest in Peace Toto our Cat :(

By | July 30, 2012

If you remember my previous post about our stray cats (post) you’d know we’d gotten attached to them and began feeding them and they played with us all the time.

Last week, one of the cats, Toto the cowardy one, was unable to walk. She was Read more »

Cham boosa itboson lama etsalmoon?

By | November 17, 2011

Tra wehga!

When two women greet each other in Kuwait, how many types of kisses are there?

Ako only two, one on each cheek. Ako four, two on each cheek. Ako only one on one cheek -very rare-. Ako one on the left cheek and then multiples on the other cheek. Wa haloma Jarra!

If you greet a woman there is almost always that awkward moment when one of you pulls away done with the kissing while the other one is still in the process of planting kisses. Fashla o not cool!

I, although a person who loathes greetings and kissing, usually go with two kisses, one on each cheek. This minimizes the number of kissing and will ensure that if there is any awkward moment it won’t be my doing. Sometimes I can sense if someone wants to continue kissing and I go with the flow. Sometimes I don’t, I pull away, and someone is always left with a kiss lingering mid-air.

What is your greeting kissing style? How many kisses do you plant? and if its more than two may I ask: for the love of god WHY?

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!

VIP Harry Potter Night with Crumbs Bakery

By | July 14, 2011

Remember when I posted about the Crumb‘s Bakery Harry Potter Competition (link)?

I was Read more »

Farewell, the Avenues Phase II Fountain. You will be missed :(

By | May 13, 2011

May seems to be the month of good byes! First the KDD ice creams of our childhood were gone, next the old frappucinos of Starbux are changed, and now the phase II fountain in the Avenues is gone as well.

I love this fountain! I loved sitting in Casper & Gambini’s and having breakfast there, or sitting in Starbucks and sipping a good frappucino while watching the beautiful colourful fountain display. I love being mesmerised by the sparkling coloured droplets of water dancing up and down, dissolving all my stress and worry with their movement. The last time I was there took the pictures shown above.

I am really sad to see it go but I guess they are paving the entrance to the Avenues Phase III. If only the fountain didn’t have to be destroyed. Such a painful sight :'(

Childhood in Kuwait Means: Al-Alamiya Pizza

By | March 29, 2010

As I escaped from my dentist last week, I was feeling so down I needed a nostalgic pick me up. Wandering in Salmiya, I suddenly remembered a dusty childhood memory with a lingering flavor, took a wrong turn, and finally I was there for my nostalgic Read more »