Monthly Archives: August 2010

World’s 50 Safest Banks 2010

Just read this post on Frankom‘s and thought of sharing it with you all 😉

With bank stability still high on corporate and investor agendas, Global Finance publishes its 19th annual list of the world’s safest banks…. and NBK has made it again to the World’s 50 Safest Banks for 2010!

To read the full article, click here!

Open a Banana… LIKE A MONKEY!



I am happy to announce that ALSARIYAH launched their website 😉

You can also check out this video – taken from their twitter account 😉

Official Website (link)

Twitter (link)

Facebook (link)

For more info, click here and here!

Ramadan 2010 TV Series

So I have boycotted Kuwaiti (and GCC) TV Series for years… why? They dont make sense… and to me are a total waste of time! Acting is not sincere (specially with actresses waking up with tons of makeup on – Kandee Johnson! Where are you when we need you!!), not to mention scripts/story-lines and all!!

However, I wanted to watch AlHaddama last year… but I didnt get the chance to. But this year I waited five days before giving any show a try and the two most talked about shows -specially on twitter- were Zwarat Khamees & Saher Ellayl!

I gave both shows a go and could not digest Zwarat Khamees! It was TOO MUCH for my taste!


The story talks about one BIG family (extended) living in a huge house… I am talking from grandparents to grand children, which brings me to the question… Zwarat Khamees (which translates to Thursday Family Get-together)???? I mean if they are all living in the same house why have a weekly get together when they are having their meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) all week… and they all go to chalet on weekends. They are SO RICH that they give away a Cartier Love Bracelet as a gift with treats thrown on everyone… and when a brother in law gives a way a luxury car to his sister in law just because she was down… it was just too much for me… plus, sometimes with the story line they go and talk about general problems in Kuwait as if they are listing problems within… not so natural if you know what I mean :-S

As for Saher Ellayl…. I LOVED IT! The story isnt THAT big but the acting is fabulous! The cast fit into their characters really well (Haya AbdulSalam is AWESOME “Facebook Page“).

The story is about Kuwait in the late 1960s – early 1970s… during the time of innocence and were life was way simpler! I love it


I miss on “Awzah Atgawiz” and “Zuhra wa Azwag-ha Alkhamsa” but saw few episodes here and there, I just dont have time for all those shows but will definitely try and watch’em after Ramadan!

Whats your input on Ramadan 2010 Series?

May Nujood Boodai Rest In Peace!

Nujood Boodai… May you rest in peace

اللهم ارحم نجود بودي و اغفر لها يا ارحم الراحمين

Let’s Get Ready For Eid with Eden ;-)

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As stated in, Girgian is a traditional occasion that is celebrated in Kuwait and other Gulf countries on the 14th and 15th day of the month of Ramadan, where children will go from house to house knocking on doors asking for sweets.

I on the other had, a grown up, who did not have to go knocking on doors for treats, yet got a considerable amount of Gergaian this year 😉

To begin with, this year we had different Continue reading

The Proteges “AlSariyah” BIG Meeting with HH Sheikh Sabah AlSabah

True… The Proteges program ended last month, but they have BIG project coming in for Kuwait 😉 I was lucky enough to attend a previous presentation of the project itself and I was AMAZED by the idea and the brains behind it… I really hope it worked out for the best. Anyways, Eman AlRashied was kind enough to send me the following – with pictures – enjoy 😉

August 25, 2010. The date of “The Big Meeting”. The day started out with the team members heading to Souq Sharq, their meeting point at 11:15am. A few minutes later, as their cars filled with enthusiasm, the members started heading towards AlSeef Palace. Around 11:30am, the cars slowly pulled up to Diwan AlAmeeri and one by one, each team member entered the building. AlSariyah’s team members were greeted at the door and were kindly lead towards the waiting room. The excited members anxiously awaited their turn. Soon enough, the time of “The Big Meeting” has approached. One by one, the team members entered the meeting area, and one by one, they shook hands and greeted his highness, Sheikh Sabah AlAhmed AlSabah. As the last team member, Dana AlGhanim greeted His Highness, she presented him with a gift that consisted of an enlarged and colored photograph of the Sheikh as a young man.

The beating hearts calmed down as they absorbed the comfortable vibe.  As soon as everyone took their place, Mohammed AlMunaikh stood up to briefly explain who are AlSariyah’s team members, and why are they here today. Mohammed AlMunaikh then presented a short video on the Ipad, as a brief introduction to AlSariyah…the video that sparked a tiny spark in each members heart..the moment that edged the birth of AlSariyah, the moment that will not only spark, but now, light a fire. Sharifa AlSuliety and Mariam AlOmani then got up and presented AlSariyah as an idea, as a vision, and soon as a making. After the 10 minute presentation, that started with Sharifa and ended with Mariam thanking His Highness for the pleasure of the meeting and his time. Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlSabah said, “I wish the whole of Kuwait would hear you now.” His Highness continued his speech as his smile echoed warmth into each members heart. The meeting concluded with high hopes being more than satisfied. Each member kindly shook His Highness’s warm hands goodbye. AlSariyah’s team members left with smiles that lasted the whole day.

The meeting was a unique and excellent opportunity for us to meet our Amir Sheikh Sabah. We are so thankful that he has been able to dedicate part of his time for us, although he has a very busy schedule. This shows us how much we are blessed to have a strong voice.

We were so charged with energy and were enthusiastic to talk to him and to have him guide our path with his words.

The Amir boosted our energy, and gave our motive and extra push inorder for us to finish our project. We were smiling the whole day afterwards. He was so kind, and his comments encouraged us. The Amir was very modest as he heard every word and nodded to every point being made at the meeting. We were so lucky to have such a great opportunity.”-Project Coordinator, Eman AlRashied,

“The support of His Royal Highness Sheikh Sabah AlAhmed AlJabir AlSabah towards our project was more than enough evidence to indicate his full belief in the youth. His Highness’s support has become our honor and motive to finish what we have started. We thank God that our project now has a wise leader that will motion AlSariyah under His Highness’s belief and kindness. And in the end, I would like to thank our father, Sabah AlAhmed, for his time and full support.”

-Mohammed AlHamdan

Also check AlAnbaa Newspaper coverage for the visit 😉

Proteges… I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I am glad I got to meet and know all of you ❤ Keep the good work coming 😉 I wish you all the best and will give you all the support I can offer ❤

To know more about the program check out their website (link), follow them on twitter (link), join their Facebook group (link), or read about them on Pink Coffee blog (link)

You can also follow AlSariyah Project on Twitter (link)

Ice Cream + Roller Coaster


Thanks Maiona 😉

Wataniya’s Ramadan TVC II

Frankom just posted about the new TVC for Wataniya 😉