Eat & Glow’s Healthy “Nutella” Spread

By | December 16, 2013

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Because I spend most of my weekend evenings for the past few months lurking in farmers markets and looking for delicious, lip-smacking culinary local creations, I’ve somehow come across Eat & Glow’s booth once or twice but never was able to purchase anything from them for it was either too crowded or I was out of cash. Then one day while checking Eat & Glow’s instagram account I came across their version of a giandujaa, or as they dubbed it “Healthy Nutella”, for its a much lighter version of hazelnut and cacao spread with much less butter and minimal usage of sugar, if any.  Read more »

Lamy’s Perfumes Eid Gift

By | August 18, 2013

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Just before the Eid holiday I received a lovely Eidiya from the lovely Lamya Al-Farsi, the owner of Lamy’s Perfumes, a local perfume making business. I’ve had the pleasure to meet Lamya a while back in a perfume exhibition where she mixed perfumes from different scents on the spot (post). Lamy’s perfumes are well known for their different and sometimes daring scents, you wouldn’t find any other Kuwaiti perfume maker who would make scents like ice cream or cheesecakes for example. Read more »

Happy Birthday to Me… My 30 Things List

By | July 17, 2013

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I was born in Ramadan 1430 in the hijri, or lunar calendar. The lunar year is now 1434 and today is my birthday again and the first birthday to coincide with my Lunar birth month as well, which is something that occurs once every 33 years only! Happy birthday to me, I’m 19 once more and forever and I have to say being in your 30’s is not bad at all. If anything, somehow it feels better than being in your 20’s. You are much wiser, more accomplished, more confident, less awkward, and people take you more seriously plus you don’t look that old. 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 »

A Golden Danderma Necklace from Asrar Shop

By | February 5, 2013

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The owner of a custom Jewelry shop sent me a cute gift, a golden necklace with my blog name, Danderma, spelled out as a pendant attached to a gold chain, complete with a little ruby-like heart dangling from it! I loved it so much I decided it Read more »

My Book Featured in a Year of Reading the World Project

By | December 20, 2012

A while back I was contacted by Ann Morgan, a journalist from the UK who working on a project to read a book from differnt countries in around the world in one year. Her project attracted attention from CNN, two newspapers in the UK, and made it to the UNESCO’s list of list of initiatives for World Book Day. Her book reading journey is document on her website www.aYearofReadingtheWorld.com

Guess what book she read and featured from Kuwait? My humble Dathra’s book! Let me tell you this, having my little book read in a worldwide reading project and actually making a good impression was -and still is- a bit surreal. I still cannot believe it but I think it this calls for a little celebration. What a nice way to end 2012 and start 2013!

You can read Ann Morgan’s quest in tracking down a Kuwaiti book written in English to include in her book and her thoughts regarding my book here (link). I’m typing this with a big stupid grin on my face and if you are a Dathra fan, you might feel a nice tingling sensation in your heart as you read Ann Morgan’s words too and see Kuwait featured in the list. Also, I’m interested in the other book from around the world that were read and featured in the project, a nice way to add a few more international books to my shelves.

Thank you Ann Morgan, you totally made my day and the rest of 2012 for me, I’m glad to have been of service. Much obliged :)

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My Blog Office Phone Line from Mada Kuwait

By | September 19, 2012

A week after I returned from my vacation in the UK I received a package from Mada company with the words “Danderma’s Blog Office Line”. As I was in the middle of unpacking and Read more »

Yawmyat Wa7da Q8ya Dathra Volume II is Now on Sale

By | July 11, 2012

 

The book is FINALLY done and out for sale! This time it took almost a month from publishing date to hit the market! Woah! If you are in Kuwait you can find a copy in 52 Degrees for the time being and will be on sale in other places soon. Read more »

And the Winners of Three Signed Dathra Books are…

By | July 10, 2012

Thank you all for participating. Its been a hoot reading your answers and I mean that in a good way :)

Sadly, only 2 got all five answers right! TWO! I’m really disappointed :( Almost all of the others have gotten confused between  Read more »

Competition: Win one of Three Signed Dathra Vol II Books Today!

By | July 10, 2012

Finally, after a very long and exhausting wait, I’ve had the pleasure of passing by the printer yesterday to pick up the Dathra book boxes.

Dathra, Volume II, will be available for sale by the end of Read more »

Video: Celebrating Social Media Day

By | June 30, 2012

Today, 30th of June, we celebrate the Social Media day! Thanks to social media, we are all glued to our tech devices all the time, connecting with everyone everywhere on planet earth. Knowledge is power, and social media made access to knowledge as fast as a click of a button.

In honor of this day the social media club released the video where different people with different experiences in the social media field talk about this day. Your truly is one of them appearing somewhere -I’m too afraid to watch- as well as many of my fellow bloggers like Ansam, His & Hers, Blog 37, Q8 Stig, and Q8 Path. So without further ado watch the video and have a happy social media day -ironically Instagram is down but we can still enjoy it nevertheless-.

In Case You Didn’t Know What Danderma Means

By | October 29, 2011

Danderma actually has a meaning. It is not a nickname for Dana, it is not a nice sounding word only, it is not a just a name. It is the old Kuwaiti word for ice cream. It was the first thing Iooked for when I bought the Kuwaiti Dialect Encyclopedia and sure enough there it was :)

If you didn’t know what Danderma meant until this post, what did you think it meant? I’m curious…

The Meaning of Danderma on 7achy.com :D

By | January 20, 2010

I was browsing Botamba when i saw my blog name “Danderma”…! Wella it’s meaning is on www.7achy.com ! It made me laugh! Wanasa walla when you see your nickname out there!!!