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 »

How to Blog in Two Languages at Once?

By | September 10, 2013

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When I first started writing in my blog, almost five years ago, choosing the language to write it wasn’t an issue. Most of the blogs out there were in English, expressing yourself in Arabish wasn’t frowned upon or considered annoying, plus the language of the internet whether you like it or not is English and so are all your settings and blogs you read. Personally, I chose my laptops without an Arabic keyboard just because I find Arabic and technology a bit exhausting. 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 »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 28 and Last!

By | January 11, 2013

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And day 28 has finally arrived! On the last day of my LoFat Vegetarian Diet Menu trial I received a breakfast of jam and butter saj with Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 27

By | January 10, 2013

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Breakfast was vegetable fatayer with fruit skewers, low fat laban (buttermilk), and white tea. The vegetable fatayer was OK and filled Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 26

By | January 9, 2013

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On day 26 of LoFat’s vegetarian diet breakfast was Zaatar fatayer with Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 25

By | January 8, 2013

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Day 25 started with a breakfast of a falafel sandwich with fruit skewers, low fat laban (buttermilk), and coffee. Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 24

By | January 7, 2013

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Breakfast was a plain croissant with fruit skewers, low fat laban (buttermilk), and Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 23

By | January 6, 2013

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Day 23 started with a breakfast of cheese croissant, fruit skewers, low Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 22

By | January 5, 2013

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The last week of LoFat’s vegetarian diet has started and the count down has begun. On day 22 I received a breakfast of spinach fatayer with Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 21

By | January 4, 2013

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Day 21 marked the third consecutive week of dieting with LoFat with one last week to go. This is also the last of the repeated diet meals so starting tomorrow and for the last week I’m having new meals to try and post about. Day 21 was exactly like day 7 (post) but this time LoFat got me a mushroom fettuccini alfredo instead of the chicken one they got me last time. It was good! 

To learn more about LoFat’s diet menu plans you can call them 22250650 on ,check their website (link), like their facebook page (link), follow them on Twitter (@LoFatGroup), or instagram (@LoFatGroup).

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 20

By | January 3, 2013

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Day 20 and I have 8 more days to go. Since all I’ve been asked lately is “how many kilos of weight have you lost?” I think I’d explain it at Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 19

By | January 2, 2013

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Happy New Year!

I’m happy that I’m starting the 2013 blog posts with dieting ones, I’ll consider it a good sign for the year! I didn’t diet yesterday but today I’m picking up my diet and resuming my path to feeling better. By the way I was told yeasterday that I looked thinner Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet -Day 18

By | December 31, 2012

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Day 18 is here and is the last dieting day in 2012. Which should be a good and encouraging thing that I’m ending the year being on a diet :)  However, the menu is exactly the same as day 4 (post) so it would be pointless to repost it again now isn’t it?

Do enjoy the last day of 2012! 2013 is upon us and I wish you all a happy, prosperous, healthy year surrounded by the people you love :)

To learn more about LoFat’s diet menu plans you can call them 22250650 on ,check their website (link), like their facebook page (link), follow them on Twitter (@LoFatGroup), or instagram (@LoFatGroup).

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 17

By | December 30, 2012

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Day 17 is here and it started with, Zaatar croissant with fruit skewers, low fat Laban (buttermilk), and Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 16

By | December 29, 2012

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Day 16 of the LoFat vegetarian diet started with a breakfast of a small cheese croissant with fruit skewers, low fat Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 15

By | December 28, 2012

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Day 15 of LoFat vegetarian diet is here. Which also marks the start of the second week of my dieting and starts the count down. Only 13 more days of LoFat dieting experience to go! I hope I’m doing a somewhat decent Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 14

By | December 27, 2012

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Day fourteen of LoFat’s vegetarian diet started a breakfast of small brown bagel with lettuce and cheese, fruit skewers, low fat Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 13

By | December 26, 2012

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Day thirteen started with a breakfast of Labneh & Zaatar saj, fruit skewers, low fat Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 12

By | December 25, 2012

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Day twelve started with a breakfast of waffles with chocolate sauce, fruit skewers, low fat Laban (buttermilk), and Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 11

By | December 24, 2012

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On the eleventh day of my LoFat vegetarian diet trial I received a falafel sandwich with fruit skewers and 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?

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 10

By | December 23, 2012

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Day ten of the diet is a monumental day. It marks the end of one third of the dieting period, which means 30%! That’s an accomplishment for me. For my day ten breakfast I received fontina omelette in a saj bread, fruit Read more »

LoFat Vegetarian Diet – Day 9

By | December 22, 2012

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Day nine of my trying LoFat’s vegetarian diet menu started with a breakfast of vegetarian pizza, low fat Laban (buttermilk), and Read more »