The Day I Lost my Ability to Write

By | August 18, 2013

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Have you ever suffered from a writer’s block so severe, it makes you strain to remember how words go together hand in hand?

I suppose not many would relate to what I’m talking about, but this happened to me. I love words, words are my thing. I could reduce a classroom to tears stringing a few words into sentences that would grab your heart. Many of my Read more »

Triangle Restaurant’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 27, 2013

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Triangle restaurant had their own way of celebrating the occasion of qerqaia’an during the holy month of Ramadan by distributing their own qerqaia’an gifts. I received mine a few days ago, a bucket with my blog’s name in Arabic spray painted in red plus Triangle restaurant’s name and logo in black. The bucket was quite heavy and chock full of goodies. Read more »

Baby Yousef’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 27, 2013

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One of the most elegant and to the point qerqaia’an gifts I’ve received this Ramadan is baby Yousef’s first qerqaia’an distributed by his lovely mother Joumana of The Side Talk blog. The qerqaia’an came in an elegant silver box tied with a golden ribbon and baby Yousef’s name written on the lid in beautiful golden Arabian calligraphy. Read more »

Baby Jana’s Qerqaia’an

By | July 25, 2013

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On the first night of the Qerqaia’an, which is a traditional celebration during the 13th, 14th, and 15th days of the holy month of Ramadan where children dress up and sing while going from door to door to be given candy, I was drinking my post-iftar tea at home when there was a knock on my door and little darling Jana, the baby of my friend Swera, was there holding her very own cute little flowery yellow qerqaia’an! Read more »

The Video of Project-X Bloggers Cookings Competition

By | July 11, 2013

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If you’ve been reading my blog for more than a year you might remember that we participated in a bloggers cooking competition under the name of Project-X last June (post).  I teamed up with my favourite Pink Girl and together we made the spiciest, weirdest, and frankly not that appetising dishes in the competition and came last :p I’ve almost given up on seeing the videos but lo and behold, a year later and they are finally released for the world to see. Read more »

Event: Ghaliah Technology’s 2nd Anniversary

By | June 6, 2013

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It all started earlier last week when a brown paper wrapped small package was dropped at home, wrapped in white ribbon, with my blog’s name on it from Ghaliah Technology, a distinguished social media company in Kuwait that we’ve been dealing with for a while now. Read more »

Does the Number of Events Determine a Blog’s Worth?

By | April 16, 2013

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A person who reads my blog came up to me the other day and bluntly stated “Is your blog popular? Because I don’t see you get invited to as many events as the other bloggers in Kuwait!”

I was left pondering the statement for a bit, usually I let comments like this pass right over my head even though sometimes they provoke me to reply but in the end I find it better to just sweep them under the rug of human insanity. In this case however, I thought to clarify something that is extremely important to the concept of blogging in general and how it relates in Kuwait.  Read more »

What’s Inside a Bloggerette’s Bag?

By | February 28, 2013

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The other day I was out with my fellow bloggerette Pink Girl and while we were both paying and it was taking forever to do so, my sight fell on our two bags sitting side by side gaping open, each filled to the brim with stuff we can no longer leave the house without. I noticed a lot of similarities between our two bags so Read more »

What Makes a Good Blogger?

By | February 18, 2013

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This question have been circulating in my mind for quite sometime now. What makes a good blogger? Owning a Read more »

What NOT to do when inviting bloggers to an event

By | January 2, 2013

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A group of bloggers were discussing last year’s events, what’s good what’s funny what’s bad, and then the conversation turned to what’s the most annoying thing we’ve each encountered in these events. There were so many but some of them kept repeating so  I’ve decided post about those point in hopes that the next time someone decides to throw an event and invite bloggers, they’d take these points into Read more »

Do You Ask Bloggers to Write About Your Negative Experiences?

By | December 23, 2012

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I keep getting this request from disgruntled people around me – sometimes from people I barely know – “This happened to me, write about them in your blog!”. Sometimes you sympathise with the individuals, other times you can clearly see they are overreacting, nonetheless, they always expect the end of their demanding statement to be “I will post about them and avenge you!”

Excuse me but when did my blog become the venegance capital of the internet? Why do people think its OK to berate a company through my blog just because I’m a blogger? My blog is my own space where I write what I experience, I like, and what I dislike. Using it as a weapon to threaten a company on your behalf is not something that will make me comfortable. Besides, I don’t fancy the reputation of being a sore loser, i.e. attacking company X because company X had just thrown a big fat event and didn’t invite me to it, or distributed some really nice gifts around to all the bloggers out there but didn’t send me. That kind of thing.

My point is, if I want to write about a company’s misdeeds, I want to write it because I want to do it. Not because people expect me to show them I’m on their side by posting about it. Not everything is meant to be written, not everything is meant to be complained about. You have to trust that I know my own circumenstances and my own blog better than anyone and that its up to me to want to post about something and demanding it won’t get you anywhere.

Does that happen to you, fellow bloggers? People turning towrads you and expecting you to complain about a company based on their experience? What about you my readers? Do you expect a blogger you know personally to just write up a post on your behalf in case you were angered by a bad service?