The passion that drives our contributions and achievements is what we try to showcase here..
The values of genuine interest and work, and other meanings is what we wish to celebrate..
“Zawaya Al Shaghaf”. The name translates into “The corners of passion” was brought to life in the summer of 2009, when a group of young men and women, in this case us, graduated from the Oqsim training course, conducted by Zawaya for public awareness.
We have a message, we believe in our message and we are all here today to join our voices together and say that ‘all different types of passions need to be celebrated, and our different passions, need to be glorified. We bring these passions to life when we utilize them to contribute to our community, and we bring them to life when we channel them towards civic contribution and engagement. When a contribution is driven by passion, distinct and genuine achievements are born.’
Our last years’ project held four angles, to know more about it visit www.Zawaya-Pa.com
This year we are trying to highlight the importance of not only the concept of Passion by celebrating different kinds of talents, but the concept of not judging a person by his/her colour, status or nationality through a short film. One should only be judged by the size of his/her heart and accomplishments.
“I am not my colour.. I am not my status.. I AM my passion”
We are not going to reveal more, stay tuned for more updates :)
But we do have a request if you may, we have a talents ad, Attached is the poster and bellow is the text, which we would like to share in your blog.
To whoever is talented and is willing to participate in one of a kind talent show, all you have to do is send an email containing a picture or a video concerning your talent on our e-mail address: email@example.com
For more info:
Phone: 99146890 – 99146820
استكمالاً لاحتفالية زوايا الشغف أحييناها .. نعود إليكم مجدداً لنعيش الشغف معاً
لمن لديه الموهبة و الرغبة في المشاركة ما عليه سوى إرسال فيديو أو صورة تخص الموهبة على بريدنا الإلكتروني firstname.lastname@example.org
لمزيد من التفاصيل
الهاتف: 99146890 – 99146820
One of the most amazing things we enjoy in the UK is their Toast. One of my sisters describes it as “khdood” and the other “Makhada”… I usually get my self a bag of toast when i am back and keep it in the Freezer for emergencies and nostalgia. Apparently i do not have to do that anymore…
When my baby sister announced that she was driving all alone if she has to to the new Lulu Hypermarket to get herself Kingsmill toast… i was skeptic. I was in Lulu a few days ago and i did NOT see any toast! She insisted… we drove there after futoor… and only when i actually held the bag of toast in my hands did i truely believe that yes… my 2nd favorite UK toast brand is here… and there are several varieties as well! Now we can have it… fresh and unfrozen and actually in the shelves of a local supermarket!
Insha2 Allah bs they don’t change their minds and stop stocking it!
Note: I must thank my Little Sister’s Friend R. for discovering it… thanks a billion :*
I know it’s been a while since the Last Dathra Episode, i have one coming out soon and i was wondering since it’s Ramadan time and all when would be the best time to release it?
If you are a Dathra Fan… help me out by voting on when to read the next Dathra Episode
Ee by the way… if you haven’t voted for my recipe on the VIVA competition page, you can do so by clicking this link… thank you
I know Eid comes around every year… Now adays Eid is just another day for me…
I miss Eid like it used to be. I miss what Eid used to mean to us, what it represented back in the days. I miss anticipating Eid and the thrill that would consume me whenever i thought Eid was coming.
I miss my mother driving us around with our aunts from store to Read more »
When do you usually have Su7oor? If you have it at all?
No really… if we eat futoor at 6… when would be an appropriate time to eat the last meal of the day? At least 12 am mo?
y3ni 12 am 1 am 2 am are all reasonable and valid timings for Su7oor meal DURING ramadan mo?
Why is it then that at 1 AM we pass by Johnny Rockets Marina Crescent… only to find the parking lot empty and most of the restaurants closed already? Why is it that when we went to Jabriya Co-Op for Burger King we found the parking lot also empty and Kentucky’s door blocked with a chair?
La seriously when do they expect people to have su7oor? 11? 12? if they want to eat it later they would have to have a take away y3ni wella shino
Shino hal model b3d? Min meta il ma6a3em itsaker 12:30 in Ramadan? Is it a new thing wella shino?
Ams cham kan min il shahar? 12 Ramadan mo? Laish 3yal el yahal already ga3deen yegarge3oon o dagaw 3lena jaras il bab o ’3anaw 3lena wee9 wee9 fee betkom ja3ame9?
I am sorry but mo china Qerqe3an starts 13-15 Ramadan? S7 wella ana ’3al6ana?
Laish 3yal il showare3 matrosa yahal iygarg3oon? In Jabriya o Surra o Qurtoba for sure?
Is there someone responsible for it y3ni? Wella el nass mesta3yela? Wella il yahal ma yadroon? Why do you let your kids yegarge3oon when it’s not gerge3an yet? Laish il 3ajala ana mani fahma?
Wella ako a national change in Qerqe3an timing? Please update us 3shan we prepare our selves o our kids for next year dam il wath3 chithee…
Ma yokom yahal yegarge3on ams? or et3arfoon 3yal imgarge3een ams?
By the way gabel la itchaykon 3la your Qerqe3an event invitations in Facebook or etgalboon ib sowar il gerge3an making groups… shraykom you Like my recipe on the VIVA competition facebook page? Chinkom ma36ene gerge3an! To vote first like the viva page by clicking here then like my recipes here and here… Thank You
I saw this ad in Alwasee6 the other day! I never knew hair extensions can have their very own salon?! I also found another one…
Now a head full of extensions would be a nice change from the usual routine… kila sha3ar salabe7 or curly kisha… o ya highlight emkha6a6 ya aswad… maleet… am i the only one who is intrigued by the concept of 3achayef now? Last year i wanted a pink dye… chini now wedi 3achayef? Eshraykom?
By the way gabel la itchaykon 3la your crops ib farmville… shraykom you Like my recipe on the VIVA competition facebook page? Eshda3wa ya 7afeth il nass lel nass! To vote first like the viva page by clicking here then like my recipes here and here… Thank You
After years and years of Watching our local Ramadan TV… it became apparent to me that Episode 15 of any series is the MOST important Episode ever…
Every hidden secret is revealed in Read more »
“If Only Yuma Munera Knew” Ramadan Collection is the brain child of two Fashion Obsessed Best Friends from KSA: Sausan Al Kadi & Hind Al Fayez. ”Envy” by Sausan Al Kadi with the collaboration of “Overdressed” by Hind Al Fayez would like to introduce to you our Ramadan Collection’10 “If Only Yuma Munera Knew”.Mixing different textures and fabrics with one of a kind vintage embellishments pieces. Including (jalabeyas Harem pants, jumpsuits, graphical shirts and embellished tanks).
First i would like to remind you to vote for me in the VIVA competition. In order to vote you must first Like The VIVA page then you Like the recipes… click on link 1 and link 2 to vote. and you don’t have to be a Q8y to vote by the way. Thank You
Most of us in Q8 go to Bahrain or Dubai in the weekends being so close by and thanks to Jazeera and Wataniya Airways. I i found a salon that would give me a killer haircut or highlights i wouldn’t mind spending a nice weekend in Dubai or Bahrain and pamper my self with a makeover… several comments on the previous post asked for the same thing…
Now if you live in Bahrain or Dubai or you do get your hair done in either place… please let us know where to go? Clean, Professional, Respect their Appointments with modern hair styling please.
Guess what? I sent to of my recipes to the VIVA Recipe Competition. My Cookie Dough Cupcake Recipe and my Orecchiette Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms & Crème Fraîche Sauce Recipe!
For me to win i need to have a lot of likes from my readers. If you have a facebook account or know someone who has a facebook account, all you have to do is 1- Like the VIVA Competition page… then 2- “Like” my recipes… the more likes i have the more my chance to win is
The Like the Recipes will not show unless you like the VIVA Competition Page. Liking the VIVA competition Page alone is not considered a vote unfortunately. There has to be two likes.
Where to go?
For the original Recipes Click the links for Cookie Dough Cupcake Recipe and Orecchiette Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms & Crème Fraîche Sauce Recipe
On another note, eshraykom, do you think i should enter more recipes?
I am the biggest Salon Gobesa in Q8. If you follow me on twitter you may recall my epic tweets on getting highlights in a respectable well known salon in Q8 and how it went severely wrong.
Now I am in desperate need of cutting my hair. Not just a trim, a good respectable hair cut. I was planning on cutting it in the same salon i had my highlights in and they cut well with a heat thing scissors b3d… but I vowed never to go back therefore I’m now lost. I literally lost, I have no place I’d trust to cut my hair.
I need a place that is: Professional, Clean, Respects their Clients and their Appointments, Do not allow someone to cut in before you unannounced, and they would be able to give me a modern hair cut without too much philosophical notions and experiments. The Hairdresser should have what is called “Green Hands” too. All British Salons are out for they choke when they see my hair (So no Tony & Guy or Cutting Edge or Strands). Carita is out too, so is La Mode.
Where do i go for a haircut? Help Me out Please!
So many people i know do not mind going out for Futoor. I have always wanted to have futoor outside my home in my 30 years of existence. I did it once. and i didn’t like it at all to be frank.
I have my futoor rituals. I have to be in comfortable clothing. I have to pray before eating anything or i wouldn’t enjoy one bite of my futoor. and i like having my family around me… sometimes rowdy and chatty, sometimes quite and solemn, depending on the mood. Then afterwards i look for the nearest couch, sprawl on it and drink something hot while watching TV and chatting with my family.
I cannot even have futoor in someone else’s home. At3asar o i want my couch and TV and peace and quite. So going out to some restaurant for futoor surrounded by a bunch of strangers and watching the food getting cold and not being able to pray at once is beyond me. But then people are doing it all the time… why can they do it while i can’t?
Do you have any futoor rituals? Do you like going out for futoor in a restaurant? Do you really enjoy your futoor there?
As i opened my window and turned off my engine on a hot & suffocating summer night, waiting for the fuel station worked to bestow upon me his divided attention and fill my car tank with gasoline, i began to lose my patience.
You see the man is over worked. There are a LOT of cars. LOTS of women inside. All of them (ok us) park and open our windows and wait. Of course i began to sweat and hate my life. and of course the man took forever to come fill Read more »
The last time I was in the UK I was browsing the shelves of Sainsbury’s when I found this bottle of “Mushroom Ketchup”. Being a fan of mushroom myself I was so happy to Read more »
My sister showed me this heavenly product yesterday. A facial mask by Bliss Spa that has both Oxygen and Vitamin C, making it the perfect remedy for tired skin. In five minutes the skin becomes more radiant and so soft you.
She got it from the UK for £38 pounds and it’s totally worth it! I know there is a bliss spa in Dubai festival city but the question is, do you know if they stock Bliss Spa Product in Kuwait? They have a matching cream to the mask…
I love m7lbiya… but i usually steer away from it so i do not gain weight during Ramadan. Yet it’s the ultimate dessert after futoor… there is just something about it that is irresistible and irreplaceable. Read more »
Embarak 3lekom il Shahar o 3sakom Min 3owadah el Sina o Kil Sinna… Ehda2 Lokom 3adat 3lekom of 1988… Show it to the new generations since it has disappeared from KTV1 since 2008…
O na3tather 3n 3adam nashr any food posts before Futoor… after futoor i will insha2 Allah :D
I never thought it would be possible, to actually order and taste a pizza in the Gulf region that is as good as ones served in Italy. Until i tried Armani Café Pizza in Dubai that Read more »
I was in Mishref Co-Op searching for some bread when i found those neatly stacked pink and yellow packages…
I picked one up… and i cannot believe i have forgotten all about those cakes! We used to love those cakes when we were kids! I don’t remember the last time i had any but i remember the taste well! Thin white vanilla sponge covered with a layer of crunchy pink frosting and cut into squares! I was a child again waiting impatiently to eat that little sugary square!
Do you remember those cakes? Do you still eat those cakes? I put them back promptly… no need for the extra calories but they it felt good to see them again
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…
A dear friend of mine and i enjoy exchanging dessert recipes every now and then. She called me last week telling me there is a surprise for me and this time it’s “on the house”…
On the house? Oh Read more »
For the past few weeks i have been having a hard time waking up. I tried every thing: I slept earlier, i slept after eating a very light dinner, i changed my wakeup time several times, i have one alarm clock blaring far away and my phone alarm right under my ear, both wake me up on time but i would just get up, shut off the far alarm, and hit snooze on my mobile and go back into deep sleep! Hence i arrive to work very late and that’s not pretty at all! I have to be at work no later than 7:30 yet every day i stroll in after 8!
How do you force yourselves to wake up and actually get out of bed in the morning? My old techniques do not seem to be working anymore! Help?
The last time i was at the Lime Tree Cafe, i snapped some casual pictures and posted about them Eons later (click here)… this time i went with my camera, determined to take proper pictures and write another post…
It was 8:30-9:00 AM but the place was packed with Europeans yet it was quiet and peaceful. No screaming babies or pretentious humans dressed to the nines staring at you… people were as relaxed as they Read more »