Monthly Archives: July 2010

Caribou’s New Logo

Back in March, 4thRing Road posted about Caribou Changing their logo, but a couple of days back I read more about it in AlRai Newspaper (link) .

Besides what the 4th Ring Road explained -that the the new design incorporates many elements that relate to the brand.. i.e. the Caribou body is a coffee bean, the antlers make a β€œC”, and the shield is like a park sign- The caribou is now facing right which shows-according to AlRai- reflects a brighter vision to the future ahead for the company. Plus his color now is closer to the coffee bean color (deep brown)! The blue shield is in fact inspired from a National Park – Denali in Alaska to be specific, a park that I have been to in 1998 πŸ˜‰

So which logo do you like more?

BT Date Muffins <3

My friend Alia wanted to have a brunch at her house, and she was out of time and ideas so I suggested she get stuff such as muffins, bread loafs, sandwiches…etc from Baking Tray. I did not specify anything except for the cookies. She went ahead and did the order – Next day she tells me about Baking Tray Date Muffin! I have never tried this muffin, but kept day dreaming about it in the office all morning till I decided I have to give it a shot… and I did πŸ˜‰ – THANK YOU ALIA!! I am now going almost daily just to get this muffin!! LOL – I blame you and thank you at the same time πŸ˜‰

Let me tell you something about me.. I am more of a cookie person than I am for muffins & cakes, I actually am a SUCKER FOR COOKIES that I have been nicknamed “Cookie Monster” since a very young age hehehe. This muffin is another story now!! Another thing about me is that I have always hated dates and anything with dates. My dad tried so hard throughput the years to make me love it but only manged to few years ago! Why did I hated dates without even trying them? They are SO GOOD!!! So good that I feel sorry I hated’em all those years… now back to the subject – Baking Tray Date Muffins….

They are fabulous! Golden brown in color, topped with some actual date shred, and with date rich content. I usually eat muffin tops but I eat this whole sucker! It became my daily snack at work! Hell yeah, I packed some for home because I kept talking about it and my sister wanted to try some – she also -not a cake person- fell in love with’em!

Still soft and yummy the next morning!

They are dangerously addictive!!

Baking Tray is located in Burj Mishaal in Sharq and their tel # is 22251544 (Map)

MyΒ Vuvuzela!!

Remember when I posted about my sister going crazy with her vuvuzela? – Well! ahem… I kinda understand why now πŸ˜› I got mine a couple of days back! Her other friend gave her four vuvuzela and she gave me on of those!

Now my other sister is not getting it and want to kick us for it LOL!

Thank you Hamad, my sister’s friend πŸ˜‰

CUSTO – Nicely Wrapped Up

This is one of those random posts where I just want to show appreciation with regards to customer experience and customer satisfaction levels πŸ˜‰ I was shopping at CUSTO in the Avenues and look how nicely they wrap up your shopping merchandise πŸ˜‰

Not to mention their environmental friendly reusable shopping bags πŸ˜‰

Me likey πŸ˜‰

California ComicΒ BookΒ Convention

For all the geeky readers who are into comics… you are going to like this post πŸ˜‰ Come on… admit it, you wish you were there πŸ˜› – Hey no worries!!! Geek is the new celebrity!

Link!

Thanks Suli πŸ˜‰

Special Parking for Pregnant Ladies

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My twitter buddy @A_AlBaDDaH snapped this picture in Discovery Mall! I find it really nice since the mall is directed towards a specific audience/segments (families with kids) and its way better than having special parking for being a lady! A pregnant lady can get a special treatment, no? πŸ˜‰

I’m On of Sarah’s Favorites ;-)

They very sweet Sarah AlMukaimi wrote in her column that I am one of the four blogs she checks daily in AlSeyasa Newspaper (link)

I am honored πŸ˜‰ The three other blogs she checks are Confashions, P0ach, & 248am

Confashion also posted about her “True Blog Lovin

Thank you Sarah πŸ˜‰

The Funny Sign in England

A reader, I Love Q8, sent me a picture of the same sign I thought was funny (link) all the way from England πŸ˜‰

I know its important and for safety issues… but that does not make it less funny for me πŸ˜›

Also, check Dubai Funny Sign (link)

I Just Wanted Some Sunflower Seeds…

I met my friend Shurooq for coffee at 360 Mall yesterday after work… and before I left, I decided to make a quick stop at International Mills (elma67ana eldowaliya) for some sunflower seeds!

It was a bit crowded.. few people were ahead of me waiting to be served, it was around 8:00pm and I didnt mind the wait. A green-eyed lady, in her late 30s, kept looking at me, I pretended I didnt see her! She kept turning her face my way… till our eyes met – DANG! She is approaching me, I do not know who she is! She was smiling while she came my way, so I smiled back – I will call her Ms. Green

Ms. Green: God! I am diabetic, but I cant resist sugar (and she reaches out to the bonbons on the shelves, takes one, unwrap it, and put it in her mouth) :-O

I say nothing

Ms. Green: I like this mill… they have good stuff, right?

Ansam: Yes πŸ™‚

Ms. Green: I have a daughter your age, how old are you????

Ansam: Excuse me? hehehe I dont think you are old enough to be my mother (trying to be nice – plus she didnt look THAT old)

Ms. Green: I am 36-38

Ansam: Mashalla (and thinking to myself WTH is 36-38!!! LOL)

Ms. Green: My son studies medicine and he is going to graduate this summer

Ansam: Congrats πŸ™‚ I am sure you are proud

Ms. Green: Well… its fine with me, in the end, its all for him right?

Ansam: πŸ™‚

Ms. Green: I dont like the nationality of the sales guy (and she mentions his nationality – I was like GOD! I hope he is not listening to this) and she continues: They are well known for their flirting behavior and over confidence… blah blah blah (she said A LOT )

Anyways… the lady kept on going, I was praying for the line to go FASTER… but she kept going at it, telling me about her life, that she is divorced, her kids, that she needs to go to the ATM machine to get cash (and why would I be interested in that) – I just smiled mostly!

Oh and earlier today, I make a stop at the gas station, the service guy opens up to me and I am like WTH! He goes on about this customer who wanted to fill her gas with premium but goes to the ultra spot instead and then get shocked at the price and make a scene, he kept talking and talking and talking!

Last week, when I was sick and at the doctor, while waiting for my turn, I was wearing one of those worn-out-style jeans where its torn and all… this lady comes to me and asks “Is this style in? My daughter is killing me with her style, she wears all black… black clothes, nail polish, accessories, shoes… you name it” and she goes on and on until we get to her daughter’s performance in school and how bad it is….

I mean how far and deep can you go in your conversations with strangers!? I hardly even start one! And what do I have written on my forehead? Shrink??? LOL

Picture from Flickr πŸ˜‰

LeΒ BeefΒ Burger!

So yeah.. I finally got to try the MUCH talked about burger in Le Cafe of Fauchon in 360 Mall

I ordered a pink lemonade -as suggested by our waiter- to go along with it πŸ˜‰ I liked their pink lemonade… so refreshing, specially in this weather πŸ˜‰

So both my friend and I order Le Beef Burger… I had mine cooked medium

And although I have specifically asked them not to cut it in half… it came this way

Taste? I expected it to be much better, not that it was bad or anything… as a matter of fact it was “kinda” good, but people kept raving about it so much, you know what I mean? Its just as Mark described it in his detailed review, hotel/room service quality πŸ˜‰ I would say… a five star hotel quality kinda burger πŸ˜‰ Yes its big, yes its juicy… but there was something off about the flavorings/spices used!! hmmmmm!!

Will I go again? Most probably yeah πŸ˜‰ The atmosphere and service are great… the food is good, and the dessert I had was SO GOOD!

I forgot the name, but I picked the one in the glass bowl… Its brownie topped with some yummy white thing and on top of which is cornflakes mixed with chocolate (high quality chocolate) and shreds of gold! I loved it πŸ˜‰

My friend had the eclaire and she loved it as well πŸ˜‰ Our bill total was around KD20 (two burgers, two drinks, and desserts)