Review: Capital District’s Store

By | March 10, 2013

cdfsfoiam-044-1Last weekend I went to have breakfast in the Avenues Mall and when I was done I walked around for a bit of shopping. To my delight, I found that the Kuwaiti brand “Capital District” had opened their first branch in the Avenues Souk. I love Capital Read more »

Bo Teela Drink Shop and Antique Bottles

By | February 3, 2013

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Once upon a time in the old Kuwait town the people of Kuwait drank a soft drink that they called “Namleet Bo Teela”. I’m not sure if they had Cola back then, but I know that the older generations speak fondly of the “Bo Teela”. Bo Teela means “The one with the marble” but I never understood exactly why until I stumbled on a newly opened drinks shop in Read more »

Sneak Preview: The Gathering Bistro

By | November 13, 2012

We were invited the other day to a preview tasting of the newest eatry in K-Town, The Gathering Bistro. Located in Salhiya area right opposite Salhiya mall. Read more »

Habba Alert: Retro Casio Watch

By | August 17, 2012

A weird habba has been hanging on Kuwaiti girls wrists for a while now, something that reminds me of the 80s, a retro golden Casio digital watch. Back in 2010 I saw retro Timex watches in Selfridges and wrote a post about would you wear one of these (post) I guess now it has indeed become a trend but with Casio.

I think back in the 80s some male in the family had a silver watch but its fuzzy. I remember young boys in the mid 90s going crazy over some Casio watch with buttons that made phone calls or something and the girls going crazy for Casio Baby G’s. The only Casio I’ve ever went gaga over was the Casio Magic Diary back in 1992 or 1993 (post).

I surely don’t understand this habba even though it reminded me of the golden Swatch watch habba back in the mid 2000s. I don’t really like the watch much even though it has a retro look, its just not something I’d pick up and wear. I’m also not a habba girl so I wouldn’t buy something I don’t love just because everyone is doing it, whether Kuwaitis or fashionistas around the globe. I don’t think I will follow that habba anytime soon.

What about you? What do you think? Do you understand the appeal on this watch besides the fact that its habba? Would you wear it? If you want to, here is a link to where you can purchase it online just in case all Casio sellers in Kuwait had already run out of it. It costs around 9 KD (link).

Shaikha’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 24, 2012

My friend Shaikha had a surprise for me two days before Ramadan. She sent me a white bag filled with 3 things that made Read more »

Preparations for the Dathra Party

By | July 14, 2012

I didn’t want the launch of my 2nd book to be a quiet affair but I had no hopes of a book signing given that the timing is not right at all (summer, Ramadan, etc.) so I thought why not throw a cosey dinner party at my place? The decision to throw a Read more »

Blast from the Past: Plasma Globes

By | February 21, 2012

Once upon a time in the 80’s up until mid 90’s, Plasma globes were very popular and really cool! I loved Plasma globes as much as I loved lava lamps. One of my friends once gave me a Plasma Globe as a gift and I cherished it and was mesmerized by it for a very very long time.

Then one day something happened and I lost my Plasma globe :( I don’t know what happened exactly, I can’t remember, but I think it was thrown out like my childhood books from storage. Years later and I still miss my plasma globe even though its considered a bit tacky now. Then again I can’t help thinking I could take great pictures of the electric plasma if it was still here :( That’s why the 80’s rocked! Cool futuristic stuff like that were amazing!

Do you remember Plasma globes? Have you ever owned one?

Picture Source: Wikipedia by Luc Viatour

Blast from the Past: Casio’s My Magic Diary!

By | June 28, 2010

I was rummaging through a drawer filled with junk when i found this little thing! I was confused for a moment trying to place it… then it hit me! That’s my Magic Diary!!!

If i am not mistaken it was back in 1993 when one day an ad appeared for this diary in the news papers… kids went berserk! I remember running to my parents and begging for Read more »