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Breakfast!

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

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Pictures March Sand Storm

My friend Manal snapped those couple of pics last March during the sand storm.. I thought they were worth sharing! Scary :S

The “6” Replaces The “T”

My mom’s cousin posted this photo on Facebook yesterday and it got me wondering… when and why did we start to replace the T with 6 (حرف الطاء)?

Boston = بوسطن

Washington = واشنطن

Tom Ford = طوم فورد

Toni = طوني

Why??

Starbucks-ing!

Shayma, my friend’s status on Facebook -about a couple of days back- reads:

“Starbucks officially lost a 2 time daily customer!!!!! The new fraps taste like crap!! Switching to Coffee Bean frozen coffee!

Need to locate all Coffee Bean stores in K Town lool!!”

Another friend, Ahmed, sent me a message via BBM saying

“I’m not happy with Starbucks new skimmed milk. They are using Safi’s long life low fat milk which is 1 percent fat, so I think its heavier than Nada’s milk, and it tasted weird. They used to use Nada before”

Its interesting to get those messages at around the same time… which confirms that something went wrong with their coffee (or milk?)

Now I’m not a heavy coffee drinker! I’m not addicted to caffeine either! However, I do enjoy my cup of black coffee (Americano) almost daily. I do indulge in a single espresso, plain Turkish, or medium French coffee sometimes… yet I wont make a fuss if I dont have my daily intake of it at one point in time! I also like to have a latte every now and then 😉

As for Starbucks? I do not usually enjoy their coffees! They taste a bit watery for my taste… as for their food items? Hmmm I liked them the most back in 2002/3 when they had one of my favorite sandwiches at the time; Shaved Chicken, which is made of sun dried tomato bread, shaved chicken and black olives! It was AMAZING! I cannot find a replacement for such sandwich!

I was also talking with Farah, a friend, last week who told me that cafe’s barista do make a HUGE difference! She is like

“I do not like Starbucks either, but the branch at Baitak Tower is different! Their barista make an amazing coffee drinks there”

Worth checking out I guess 😉

My cousin Noufa K. told me

“God! A lot of people are complaining about Starbucks running out of White Moccha. Its been a while I know, and I love it as well.. but I have my own new mix that I make, I ask for vanilla latte and extra shot of hazelnut topped with cream  and caramel on top – which kinda makes up for it ;-)”

Whats your take on this? Any input? Info? Comments?

Tidbits from Twitter

I get to meet interesting people -electronically most of the time- on twitter! I get information and news updates as well! I love it so much that I have decided to share some tidbits of it on my blog every now on then with mention-shoutouts for my sources…

Snog opened in Mirdif City Center in Dubai (My Snog – London Review)

By @MunaAlGurg

Also, Bader snapped this picture of a Continue reading

More on The Royal Weddings

Here is Salwa AlMutairi’s very special way of congratulating the Royal Bride and Groom! She is planting a special palm tree on the occasion and Thanking Prince William for respecting Friday! Hmmmm

Oh and announcing that she now have a YouTube Channel (link)

Thanks Mariam A. 😉

Another picture showing the wedding and relating it to a Fairy Tale (Cinderella)

LOL – Thanks Mimmi 😉 

I also took some pictures and info from Ali AlArbash Son Jewelers Facebook Page  (link)

What was her “something new”? The earrings worn by Princess Catherine, as she is now called. A gift from her parents, the drop earrings were shaped like oak leaves with a pave diamond acorn suspended in the middle. Sister Pippa wore a similar pair, both sets were made by Robinson Pelham, and said to be inspired by the Middleton family’s new coat of arms, which includes oak leaves and acorns

Kate chose to wear the Cartier “Halo” tiara, which was made in 1936 and purchased by the Duke of York (later King George VI) for his wife, Elizabeth’s mother (also Elizabeth). Queen Elizabeth received it as an 18th-birthday present, at which time she was Princess Elizabeth. The delicate headpiece, which is as understated as a headband of diamonds can be, was lent to Kate by the Queen

Here are more pictures from Continue reading

Random Thought

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
– Jim Rohn

Hello May 😉