Monthly Archives: May 2011



And The Countdown Begins….

The Competition will start soon on my new blog Ansam518 

Keep checking every now and then for new questions… I have prepared quite a few and I wish you all good luck 😀 Lets give a shout out to all of my AMAZING sponsors – I felt loved and overjoyed –

Here they are in alphabetical order

Bayan DentalFacebook@bayandentalkw – Tel:  23824000

The Burger HubFacebook @TheBurgerHub – Tel: 22464818

Chocolate & MacaroonFacebook Tel: 22997919 / 22597504 / 60062669

Dolce AnticoTel: 22650828

Enjoy! RestaurantFacebook – Tel: 25737573 / 25739573

F2o Faceboook @F2oDesigns  – Tel: 97866522

Gelato Italiano – Facebook – Tel: 22434434

KARKOOSHAFacebook@KARKOOSHA – Tel: 22251110

KlueFacebook @Kluekuwait– Tel: 99982286

KWTMobileContact – @Kwtmobile


Lofat Facebook @LofatGroupTel: 22250666

Little TreatsFacebook – Tel: 25757292

M’earmisha – Tel: 99189890

The ManhattanFacebook – @TheManhattanTel: 99573363

Nail ItFacebook @nailitspa – Tel: 22658869

NapketFacebook@napketKWTel: 22597754

Oleana BoutiqueFacebook@Oleana – Tel: 60606707

PANACHEOUS Facebook – @panacheous – Tel: 97745583

Pizzetta – Facebook @Pizzetta_ – Tel: 22458292 (Seif) / 22253310 (Spoons)

The Powder Room Salon – Facebook@ThePowder_Room – Tel: 22649646

SAMSUNG ALBABTAIN@babtaincsp – Tel: 22498135 – 22445341 – 22430761

Taw9eelFacebook@Taw9eel – Tel: 1821010

TONI & GUY AlCornicheFacebook – @TONIGUYkuwait  – Tel: 25663286 – 66178889

Victus FoodFacebook – @VictusFood – Tel: 180404

WALESS Carwash, Detailing, & Expert CleanersFacebook@Walesskw – Tel: 90010110

Zero DegreesFacebook – @ZDyogurt – Tel: 55540404

518 Competition

I am happy to announce that I will be moving to the new Ansam518 tomorrow 😉 and in celebration of the move and my birthday I am throwing a BIG competition with LOTS and LOTS of prizes from gadgets, to food/sweets, services, discounts and much more!

*You can use this is background if you like 😉 *

Later today, I will be announcing all my sponsors, my very generous sponsors 😀

For now I will leave you with the rules and regulations!

  1. First and most importantly, you have to be a resident of the State of Kuwait.
  2. I will be asking different questions without announcing the time of each question! It will be just random and easy questions that can -mostly- be navigated through my blog or by things you know about me or stuff I talked about on facebook (link) and Twitter @Ansam518
  3. Each participant can win ONE prize only. This means if you win a prize you cannot win another… its all about luck! There are different prizes but you can only win ONE per person 😛
  4. First correct answer will get the prize. If the question (sponsor) has more than one gift, then the second prize will go to the second correct answer and so on 😉
  5. When you answer the question you are to leave your real email address, that way when I contact you for the prize I can reach the right person.
  6. When contacted by email, provide me with your full name, address, and phone number – yes, we will be keeping a track of winners and their contact details to deliver the prizes – you have to respond within 48 hrs otherwise, you will be dismissed
  7. Your real name will be posted on my blog along with the prize you won
  8. Answers on my Twitter account wont be accepted – even if correct 😉 – You have to leave your answer as a comment on my blog post 😉
  9. Family… sorry, I cannot let you participate 😦 I know you understand 😉
  10. Same goes to you my sponsors, and your immediate family members, you are not eligible to win prizes of related sponsor questions…
  11. If you fail to follow those guidelines then the prize will go to the second runner up
Again…. The questions will be asked on my new blog ** ansam518  **
MUST leave your phone number with the comment left – I wont publish it, its just easier for me to get a hold of you 😀 
REMEMBER TO RESPOND WITHIN 48 HRS – otherwise you will be dismissed 😦
Until then, I wish you all good luck 😀 


I woke up really early yesterday – I was in Kuwait City to take pictures for a client early in the morning! I passed by the grocery store, our local coop, to get some stuff….. so by the time I got back home it was around 8:00AM… I decided to prepare breakfast for dad and I, since I was home alone with him 😉

My aunt sent us Girs Egaili (قرص عقيلي) the other day – a traditional Kuwaiti cake… It was the trigger to prepare such breakfast actually, what goes well with it… and I went from there 😉 So I added Darabeel (درابيل) or what I call, Kuwaiti dry cinnamon rolls 😉 and I sliced a multi-grain French bread….

Darabeel goes well with hot Continue reading

Ansam Burger at Burger Hub

While preparing for my blog competition, which I will be posting about SOON today, The Burger Hub Team suggested I pass by and name a burger after me 😉

I went with my sister Anfal at around 7:00PM! Yes, I picked a time where I can have the freedom of taking pictures.. the place was kind of empty, but was getting more crowded by the time we left, so good 😉

As we got seated… the staff were expecting us, and one by one came by to wish me an Continue reading

2011 Annual Textile Arts Exhibition

Kuwait Textile Arts Association (KTAA), Under the auspices of Al-Sadu House , Patron Sheikha Altaf Al-Sabah, Cordially invite you to the Opening Reception for The Annual Textile Arts Exhibition – A showcase of our member’s creativity, completed over the past year.

Wednesday 18 May
7:00 – 9:00PM

Majeeb Al Dosori Hall, Mishrief – Block 4 (Co-operative Area)

The exhibition continues daily until Saturday, 21 May 2011

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 1:00 pm & 5:00pm – 9:00 pm

For more information Tel: 99368147 , e-mail:
Event on Facebook (link)

Naranj – Old Damascus

While roaming around Old Damascus, specially when my sister was busy with the delegation.. I tend to just randomly go into the alleyways! I never got lost, but always managed to discover new places and -ahem- restaurants! Not to mention the grand tour I had during my second day in Damascus!

Anyways… I passed by a restaurant called Naranj, which translates to (نارنج) – some sort of orange specie -bitter one- in Syria.

I entered the restaurants, it was still day time… I looked into their menu and took a couple of pictures

I know the place is kind of newly opened in Kuwait, so I really wanted to try this one in Syria and then the one in Kuwait so I can compare the two.. I marked it as a must visit at a later time when my other sisters and nephew join in from Kuwait

A couple of days later, after their Continue reading


After all those dusty days and sand storms, who does not need a professional car wash? Right? 😉 And whats better than doing it the “green” way! Well, a couple of weeks ago my friend was telling me about this new waterless car wash service (+ detailing +protection) called WALESS. She arranged for it and I got a call from the owners about it… they wanted to treat me for an early birthday gift I guess 😉

Yesterday, two gentlemen came in a mini van for my waterless carwash and detailing

They are eco-friendly company, they use high-end products to clean cars without the need of water… a sight I hate seeing, specially when I pass by some houses early in the morning and see water wasted badly!

The staff/cleaners were friendly, I kind of checked on many things and asked them to concentrate on some areas! Like for example my Continue reading

Lazurd Macarres

A day or two after I posted about Lazurd on my blog, I came home to find this goody bag waiting for me from Lazurd

Inside of which were three boxes of different flavors of Macarres! I guess they know how much I liked them 😀

Whats so special about them? They are chewier than macaroons and all of their flavor contains a hint of za’atar – which, to me, made it so special and so different

My two favorite flavors are rose and saffron ❤

Thank you Lazurd – so so so much 😉 I considered it an early birthday gift – very much appreciated ❤

Tea W/ Abu Shady At Nawfara Cafe

During my day tour with Mohammed (link) I spotted this sign of Nawfarah Cafe (مقهى النوفرة) – meaning The Fountain

I remember I read about it on the Internet… there is (still to-date) a “Hakawati” (حكواتي) storyteller that comes to this coffee shop at night named Abu Shady (أبو شادي)! I was determined to pass by the cafe during my stay!

I came at different times and asked the staff… they informed me that he comes around 5:00-5:30PM

The cafe is located behind the Continue reading