Ramadan 2014 Preparations

By | July 1, 2014

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I’ve been quite busy for the past few days trying to put together what is needed to welcome the arrival of the Holy month of Ramadan. Knowing that once I’m fasting I won’t be able to be as active, the weather was 52 C hot yesterday, I tried to finish up as much as I can before the start of Ramadan with the general idea being to hide at home and never venture out except to go to work and back. Now let me show you around my humble preparations. Read more »

My Personalised Ramadan TV Schedule

By | June 30, 2014

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We have a Ramadan tradition of waiting for our dear Jacquies to provide us with a list of all Ramadan TV shows, with timings and broadcasting channels, and this year she didn’t disappoint at all! Not only did she provide everyone with the full Ramadan 2014 TV Schedule on her blog, she even succumbed to my whims twice and made me a 1) iPhone friendly version and 2) my very own Read more »

Ramadan Mubarak!

By | June 29, 2014

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Good morning and welcome to my favourite most anticipated month of the year, the blessed holy month of Ramadan! Even though I suspect would be keeling over with thirst by the end of the day -did anyone notice the hair-dryer like outside air this morning?- I am enjoying ever moment of it and I’m very thankful to god for the chance to relive Ramadan again with everyone I know and love alive, happy, well, and in good health <3 Read more »

Ayar Perfumes Ramadan 2014 Gift Box

By | June 26, 2014

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The holy month of Ramadan is almost upon us and preparations for its anticipated arrival is on full gear. Part of my Ramadan preparations is making sure I have full stock of my favourite incense and marshoosh -perfusmes- for my after iftar rituals which include my tea time, coffee brewing, and beautiful incense aroma wafting through my little apartment. Two Read more »

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

By | June 25, 2014

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From the moment I announced I was going to Australia almost every comment I got refereed or asked about the one and only cuddly Koala! Everyone on earth, or so it seems, is smitten with the cuddly bears that are not really bears and somehow you cannot say the word Australia without a picture of a cute Koala manifesting in your mind’s eye! Even as I announced I was going to see the Read more »

Red Bananas, Yellow Watermelons!

By | June 24, 2014

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I’ve been seeing pictures of tiny red bananas and bright-yellow watermelons on instagram for a while now, apparently they are the current two fruit trends in Kuwait at the moment, Kale and quinoa taking a backseat for the moment. Now, I wasn’t planning on actually pursuing the two fruits who swapped their colours with each other, but I was at Saveco last Saturday shopping for Ramadan supplies when I came upon the Red Bananas and I remembered they are the “it” bananas at the moment.  Read more »

Visiting Queensland’s GoMA

By | June 22, 2014

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My next thing on my list of activities for the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland came after I said good bye to Brisbane’s greeter Sue Norman and headed off “lunch at your leisure” which I’ve spent indulging in a chocolatey lunch at Max Brenner over at Stanley street plaza, followed by a trip to Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art GoMa! Read more »

La Maison Du Chocolat in Kuwait

By | June 19, 2014

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A while back I was walking hurriedly in the Grand Avenues when I spotted a new cafe that was about to open next to the Cheesecake factory and the sign announcing the opening spelled “La Maison Du Chocolat”. When I realised that it was the one and only La Maison that’s opening for real, I almost started  jumping up and down and clapping with joy! I felt like I was Read more »

Marzo’s Delicious Purple Food

By | June 18, 2014

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A while back I came to know about an instagram account of a new restaurant in Kuwait by the name of Marzo Food. A friend forwarded their account pictures, and it could have been just another food business popping up in Kuwait if it wasn’t for the distinguished lavender purple hue in almost all their pictures, which are mouthwatering and really, really good. Therefore, you can Read more »

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

By | June 17, 2014

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For a while now I’ve been reading and hearing a lot of really raving review about The Fault in our Stars. I remember I was in London when I first came to know about it so I searched the nearest Waterstones and got me a copy. Its been a while since I’ve last picked and enjoyed a book, I do not know why, but when I saw the trailer for the movie based on the book and knew it was coming out to the theatres last Thursday Read more »

The Brisbane Greeters Tour

By | June 17, 2014

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My list of activities for the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland started on the second day of my arrival to Brisbane, Australia with a breakfast meeting with Ms. Katie Goodall from the Digital Marketing team of Tourism & Events Queensland. To be frank I was a bit worried of being too tired from the flight and therefore sleeping in and missing my breakfast meeting but thankfully, and quite weirdly, I wasn’t jet lagged at Read more »

A Lovely Ramadan Tray from Hirfa

By | June 11, 2014

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Since the holy month of Ramadan is upon us and is only seventeen days away by god’s will, its all about Ramadan everywhere in Kuwait! People, myself included, are in the process of getting ready to celebrate Ramadan’s arrival and with every passing picture, smell, item purchased, or a morsel of food tasted my excitement is building up, I cannot wait until Ramadan is finally here. Therefore you can imagine my joy Read more »

Movie Review: Maleficent

By | June 10, 2014

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When I saw the trailer for Maleficent I actually groaned. Looks like another remake of an old fairy tale movie but this time its by Disney and starring Angelina Jolie, so why would I want to watch an updated version of The Sleeping Beauty just because its trending these days to change the fairy tales? I never liked Sleeping Beauty to start with, and even though the movie came out in Australia while I Read more »

Lunch at Milano Restaurant, Brisbane

By | June 10, 2014

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My lunch at Milano Restaurant and cafe located at the George Street end of Queen Street Mall was the first ever meal I’ve consumed in Australia while visiting as part of the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland. It was at 4 PM on the day we arrived, we had woken up late and by the time we walked and explored we were famished and I was at the doors of Milano and there were empty seats outside so we just happened to grab a table and collapse on it. Read more »

Exploring Brisbane, Australia

By | June 10, 2014

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When we woke up on what was going to be the our very first morning in our #Room753 trip to Australia we found out it was 11 A.M. and that the breakfast at Sofitel Hotel was already closed for diners -they finish at 10 A.M.!-. Starving and with nothing planned for the entire day ahead we decided to take it easy and just explore Brisbane on foot as far as our tired and jet-lagged feet would take us. An Read more »

Lunch at Joori from Beirut

By | June 9, 2014

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Just before I left for Australia I received the “rosiest” invitation to the opening of Kuwait’s newest Lebanese restaurant, Joori from Beirut. I wasn’t able to attend the opening, but I’ve watched the beauty of the restaurant via my fellow bloggers pictures of the place on instagram and I knew I wanted to try it as soon as I was back home, which I finally managed to do last weekend. Read more »

Sugar Overdosing in Chocolateria San Churro

By | June 8, 2014

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Because I’m still editing the pictures of my #Room753 bloggers trip to Australia I tend to be working on an instinct base rather than a logical or a time base for editing. After editing and posting about the star-studded skies of Mount. Tamborine I began editing the pictures for one of my favourite chocolate cafes Read more »

Star Gazing in Tamborine Mountain, Australia

By | June 5, 2014

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Though I have so much to post about from my #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland, Australia what I really, really want to publish now is this star gazing post. You never appreciated a sky fully glittering with stars unless you’ve never seen one before and then suddenly looking up and watching in awe. I looked up at the two Read more »

Movie Review: Bad Neighbours

By | June 5, 2014

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I saw the trailer for this movie when I was in the UK and thought to myself it would be one good movie to watch. However, finding out it was banned in Kuwait I thought to myself I’d wait Read more »

My Stay in Sofitel Brisbane, Australia

By | June 4, 2014

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Before we boarded the plane to go on the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland, Australia and while we were preparing for the entry Visas, which are accepted online and done within 24 hours btw, we were warned of the very strict rules regarding bringing food or anything plant-related to Australia and that their customs are quite strict. I do remember watching episodes of Read more »

Hello from Mnt. Tamborine, Australia!

By | May 24, 2014

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I’m writing this post now while wrapped in one of my warm shawls, wearing my comfy pyjamas and reclining on a chalet balcony with sweeping views of Tamborine in Mountain in Queensland, Australia. The birds have been chirping all day long and several of them were, err, getting cosy and enjoying each others company when they thought no one was looking. It is their mountain after all and we Read more »

The Trip from Kuwait to Australia

By | May 18, 2014

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By the time I post this I’d be fighting to keep my eyes open after a long day’s trip from Kuwait all the way to the land down under. I’m on my way to Queensland, Australia as part of the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland and yesterday -or I think it was yesterday- at 8 P.M. I bid good bye to the stray cats residing in the street where our apartment in Kuwait is located and headed for the airport to catch the 10:20 PM Emirates Plane to Dubai, UAE.  Read more »

Joining Project #Room753 in Queensland, Australia

By | May 18, 2014

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I remember the day very well. It was night time, and I was drinking tea in my favourite mug while spending a quiet night alone with the lights dimmed when I received an email from my contact form. The email was from Think! Social Media and it was asking if I am interested in joining 21 other bloggers from around the world in project #Room753 which involves a trip to visit Queensland, Australia!

At first it didn’t register, all I understood was something Read more »

Breakfast at Elsit Loung Cafe

By | May 13, 2014

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Elsit, an Arabic word literally translated as “The Lady”, almost always refers to one great and well beloved Arab Woman: The Egyptian legendary singer Umm Kulthum. I’ve yet to meet someone who isn’t a big fan and though personally I’m not the song Enta 3mry which is my husband’s personal favourite did grow on me. Enta 3mry was playing in that fine Saturday morning as I walked into the quiet and still sleepy cozy corner of the souk section in the Avenues Mall where Elsit Lounge Cafe is located.  Read more »

Would You Buy Makeup Stained Garments?

By | May 13, 2014

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Would you buy the last piece of a new garment in your size if it was the last one on the shelves and you really, really wanted to buy it, but it was smeared with makeup stains from a previous customer who tried it on and didn’t purchase it?

I wouldn’t!

I’m not sure who to blame for putting back makeup Read more »