Holiday Breakfast in Ayyame

By | February 27, 2013

baaitm-029-1On the first day of last week’s national and liberation holiday we woke up early, the weather was excellent and we knew we wanted to have breakfast outdoors, so we headed to The Village to have breakfast in Ayyame. I Read more »

Bakerista’s National Day Cake Pops!

By | February 22, 2013

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Everywhere you look these days, you will find signs of celebration for the National and liberation days of Kuwait. Everyone is either celebrating early or going to be celebrating soon and Bakerista, a Kuwaiti business that specialises in making gorgeous cake pops, is celebrating as well with Kuwaiti themed Read more »

Al-Rawda’s Spectacular Festive Lights

By | February 21, 2013

rcsls-012Every year during February some of the residential areas put up a few festive lights to celebrate the occasion of the National and Liberation days on 25 and 26 February consecutively. The most spectacular lights are the ones usually found in Ahmadi City but this year Ahmadi has a strong contender: The Festive Lights of Read more »

The Chocolate Bar’s National Day Cake

By | February 21, 2013

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To celebrate the upcoming occasion of The National Day of Kuwait, The Chocolate Bar is offering a lovely cake shaped like the map of Kuwait and colored in the flag of  Read more »

More Festive February Lights in Kuwait City

By | February 19, 2013

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The other day I was going on Gulf road heading to Industrial Shuwaikh when I noticed more lights were lit around Kuwait City and that my camera was in my bag sitting there doing nothing. Then I saw the picture below and I just had to stop and Read more »

Ahmadi’s Festive Lights 2013

By | February 17, 2013

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Every year during the February festivities of National and Liberation days of Kuwait Ahmadi City dresses up in all sorts of lights and colorful displays and this year is no exception. Yesterday was the night when all the festive lights of Ahmadi were lit up so I decided to Read more »

The Festive February Lights are Lit

By | February 3, 2013

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Every year on February Kuwait’s buildings light up in celebration of the National and Liberation day celebrations. Every where you look you see lights lights lights. I haven’t been around with my camera in a few Read more »

Celebrating Kuwait’s Festivities in Kansas State University

By | February 28, 2012

The Kuwaiti Student Organization at Kansas State University held a National & Liberation Days event on the 25th of February on campus in Manhattan, Kansas. The event was attended by the Kuwaiti students at Kansas State University as well as students and faculty from all around the world.

The guests gathered around to celebrate.

Chatting to the guests.

Faculty members showing the Kuwaiti spirit. Wanasa y7leelhom!

The guests being shown around the gallery showcasing Kuwait the past, present, and the future.

Even kids were celebrating :)

Students joining in!

Many booth’s were set up around the room which included taking photos of the guests in the Kuwaiti clothing, writing their names in Arabic and Kuwaiti girls drew henna patterns on the female guests hands.

Shabab el Kuwait in traditional dishdasha’s.

Of course no Kuwaiti event is complete without serving Kuwaiti snacks and desserts throughout the event and concluding with a Lamb machboos dinner that everyone enjoyed. I wonder who cooked that though? Do you guys know how to cook machboos?

Kuwaiti students who participated in the festivities.

The executive committee of the Kuwaiti Student Organization.

Gawakom Allah shabab o banat ma ga9artaw. Insha2 Allah kilha chan senna o you are back bel shahada to celebrate with your families back home :)

Thank you Yousef Al Sharif :)

Diet Care’s National Day’s Gift Basket

By | February 28, 2012

During the holidays I’ve had a knock on my apartment door then came a delivery guy bearing a bread basket filled with healthy goodies from Diet Care.

An assortment of sandwiches, Tik Delight, Strawberry Cheesecake, and a slice of the Kuwaiti flag cake. All low in fat and calories and have 0 trans fat. Given that we would be stuffing our faces while cooped up in the house for a few days what better way to do it that with diet friendly stuff?

The sandwiches were really good and my husband loved the desserts. Thank you Diet Care so much for the healthy basket. It would be a great thing to take to a gathering of dieting people :)

The Boy Who Cried at the Movies

By | February 28, 2012

During the National & Liberation day holiday we decided to go to the cinema and watch the highly acclaimed “Woman in Black”. The woman in black is a horror movie, period. As we settled in our seats we heard “Gaa gaa aghoo” as always. Some mindless parent had decided to bring their infant into a horror movie. We just hoped he would shut up and not gurgle while we were watching.

Then in the middle of a very very very scary part of the movie we suddenly hear “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH EYKHAWEEEEEEEF”. Apparently a kid below the age of ten was scared out of his mind with what he saw. He began crying -very loudly, drowning out the sound of the movie- and the audience started laughing at his bawling. You would think his mother would leave her seat and take her frightened child outside? Noooo. She didn’t even bother to shush him. The most important thing was for her to watch the movie whether or not the child was traumatized for life and to hell with the goats sitting around her trying to watch. They will manage.

Isn’t there a rule against letting babies inside the cinema? How was this child allowed inside a horrific scary movie that I, a 31 year old woman, kept my eyes closed with my palms most of the time? What kind of mother are you, taking your child to an hour and a half of horror? Lets say you were stupid enough not to check what the movie is about before it started, when you saw it was a horror movie and it scared your child, why didn’t you leave? Why would you stay put?

Its about time movie viewer ratings were enforced in this country. Not every movie is suitable for all genres! If the people are too stupid to choose the appropriate movie then a law should be made to force them to keep the children away from such movies until eventually they learn and start respecting the law! Its not rocket science y3ni!

Pink Girl’s National & Liberation Day Goody Bag

By | February 23, 2012

My dear friend Pink Girl was distributing a CD of national songs to bloggers a few days ago. 6b3an I was jealous where is my CD? Yesterday she not only Read more »

Review: Napolitana Wood Baked Pizza, Dubai

By | March 8, 2011

It was a nice in Dubai, warm with a cold breeze in Dubai, perfect for having dinner while sitting outdoors in the walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence… We chose Napolitana Wood Baked Pizza Restaurant…  Read more »

A Stroll in Mubarkiya…

By | March 7, 2011

I love this smeecha painting in the parking lot of Mbarkiya… and i love having a stroll there in early weekend mornings… the smells, the history, the little shops, the quirky merchandise, the old people… it’s amazing!

My Mubarkiya morning routine goes like this usually… first things Read more »

Mabrook 3eedich ya Kuwaiti ya A7la Balad :*

By | February 25, 2011

Kil 3am o e7na o entaw o il Kuwait o il Kuwaityeen ib kil khair o 9e7a o Salama!

O Allah yedem 3aleena n3mat il amn wel aman wel khair wel rezq… Alf 7amd o Alf Sheker lik ya Rab il 3alameen <3

o 3ashat el Kuwait 7orra Abya!

اغنية الصندوق الكويتي للتنمية “العيدُ يروي” بمناسبة العيد الوطني

By | February 24, 2011

اهداء الاغنية الخاصة بالصندوق الكويتي للتنمية بمناسبة العيد الوطني

 

Kuwait Towers Lights Display…

By | February 24, 2011

Yesterday as we were having dinner in Lenotre… we were sitting by the window and we saw the reherseals for tonights fireworks and lights display on Kuwait Towers! They were so beautiful! I took a video and i took some pictures but the picture quality while trying to zoom from far away wasn’t that good… i was told that those lights and fireworks display are designed by the same people who designed the lights and fireworks display for Burj Khalifa’s opening in Dubai!

It’s going to be a spectaculat display tonight judging by what i saw yesterday! Check my humble and fuzzy pictures… Read more »

How are you spending the vacation?!

By | February 23, 2011

I heard a rumor that we will be given a half work day only tomorrow… i am not sure about that… but the festivities will start for sure on Thursday…

What will you be doing during the festive holiday? Going to the fireworks? Hiding at home? Joining a maseera? Catching a plane? Watching the military display? There seems like a lot going on and i am not really sure what is the best option to get the most out of the vacation this year!

What are your plans?

February in Q8 Means: Burj El Ta7akom Blazing with Lights!

By | February 22, 2011

I know February is here when i look out my window and see burj el ta7akom ablaze with festive lights 😀

Though i have to say i liked last year’s lights better (here)! These lights dance but are not colourful… i will try to shoot a video of the lights’s dance…

The 50th Independence Anniversary Exhibition, Mishref

By | February 21, 2011

There is an amazing exhibition in Mishref celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kuwait’s Independence . It is held from 17 – 23 February and it’s HUGE! Many ministries are participating plus local businesses and stores… i have been there last weekend and i took pictures of what i liked the most… let me start by Read more »

February in Q8 Means: Ahmadi’s Extravagant Festive Lights…

By | February 21, 2011

You feel the Kuwaiti spirit in February when you pass by Ahmadi and see the extravagant light displays they put up! It’s is unparralled in any other Kuwaiti city! I had been there last weekened and i had snapped some of the 2011 festive lights to remember on my blog… Read more »

Lenôtre’s Golden National Day Cake!

By | February 21, 2011

In celebration of Kuwait’s *Golden* National Day… Lenôtre is presenting a scrumptious cake covered with 24k edible gold – representing the Golden Anniversary of Kuwait and decorated with Nowair flowers. The sponge inside is colored with the colors of our flag in the flavors; green pistachio, white vanilla, and red raspberry!

More Pictures of the cake can be found on P0ach’s blog posts here and here

Place your order now… call 1805050 Extension 28

My Father’s Designs in the Free Kuwait Exhibition in the Avenues…

By | February 20, 2011

I was walking in the Avenues last weekend when i saw the blue poster above, which was designed by my father in while we were in the UK during the Iraqi invasion in 1990. When i saw the poster from a far I stopped in my tracks and my heart beat loudly for i began to remember my father drawing the arm in our flat and me watching him draw in fascination. I decided to approach the exhibition and check it out… Read more »

A childhood memory from before 1990…

By | February 26, 2010

2-3 years prior to the darkest 7 months in Kuwait’s History… this song was very popular… so popular i had a cousin of mine decide that for the national day vacation we were to present our family with a dance we would perform while playing that song…

She forced me and her sister to train on the dance she choreographed… we whined while she barked orders and drilled us into perfecting the moves and on the national day our two families gathered in our house… her father brought the huge black video camera, and we wore traditional black q8y thoubs and danced to it… happy and feeling as patriotic as ever even though we were 7 & 8 years old…

No foam was involved… no plants, animals, or humans were hurt in the process… and every one was extremely happy!

Happy National & Liberation Day… may Kuwait be always and forever Free… and may all it’s haters burn in the fires of their hatred hell!

February in Q8 Means: Festive Lights Every Where!

By | February 6, 2010

Though i hate the spraying activity that takes place on our National Day, i cannot help but beam in happiness whenever February arrives in Q8 and Decorations are put Read more »

What to do…?

By | February 16, 2009

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If there was a rule saying ur allowed to ride a plane out of Q8 only once a year (god forbid!), then this time of year is definitely it…

I love my country of course and i love our celebrations…

But i hate the way people celebrate it!

I have one of two choices, either spend all the holiday cooped up inside Read more »