"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I cooked again last Friday... we had some friends over and I was in the mood. I made Sweet Chicken Salad, Stuffed Tomatoes and Bell peppers, and Strawberry Trio Dessert. There were more food items on the menu, but I am just posting my dishes.... do you want to see other dishes?? Oh ok... the Burritos are my sister's recipe, and so it the Sweet and Sour Chicken ;-) I hope you like'em!
Yeah yeah yeah... and I posted the pictures during the day! Sue me :-P
This is specially for Shurooq
Sweet Chicken Salad
1 cup cooked Popcorn chicken
Baby carrots cut into rounds
Small turnips cut into rounds
1 can corn (kernels)
2 TBS light mayo
4 spoons sugar
A dash of pepper (I used the mixed five ground peppers)
Mix the ingredients in a salad bowl
for the dressing, mix the mayo, sugar, and pepper well together. Add milk gradually to your taste (thick dressing or watery dressing) and drizzle on the dry salad ingredients above
Stuffed Tomatoes and Bell Pepper
1/2 to 3/4 cup rice
300 gm ground beef
12 medium size tomatoes and bell peppers (dont get soft tomatoes)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green onion, chopped,
Moroccan spices mix
1 small KDD tomato paste
Salt and Pepper
*Preheat oven to 170C
*Cut the tomatoes and bell peppers (decap'em) and emtpy them from the inside (keep the tomatoes insides)
*Cook rice, but dont over cook it because you will let it cook more in the oven
*In a pan heat oil with onions and then cook in the ground beef, salt and pepper, spices, and half of the tomato's insides
*In another sauce pan, heat oil with green onions, spices, and tomato paste. Add 1 cup of water gradually to the mix
*Mix the rice with the beef and stuff the tomatoes/bell peppers
*Drizzle with olive oil and the tomato sauce mix
*Place in the oven and let it cook :-)
1 and 1/2 Sara lee Cake cubed
12 small cups of Very Berry Strawberry from Baskin Robbins
In a bowl, place a layer of the cubed cakes, top it with semi melted ice cream, sprinkle it with strawberry sauce and walnut
Repeat the above three times and top it with ice cream
You can add fresh strawberries
Basically you get ready made tortillas (bread) from Sultan Center and fill it with your choice..
I think on that day we had it stuffed with tomatoes, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, beans, ground beef (chili)
Sweet & Sour Chicken with a Twist
Get chicken breast, cut them into small pieces, drizzle'em with salt and pepper + garlic
In a bowl mix mustard, honey, basil, parsley, and oregano
Pour half the mixture into the chicken and place in the oven, leave it to cook for 30 minutes, then take it out of the overn, stir and turn the chicken on the other side
Pour whats left of the mixture and cook for another 10-15 mins ;-)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
How much do you think this cup is worth?
Its white porcelain with "gold/platinum" ring and a genuine sparkling Swarovski crystal as the "diamond".
I found three Kuwait-based websites that sells it;
1. Pick Your Tag, for KWD10.000,
2. Dekkany for a discounted price of KWD8.000 (was KWD18.000), and
3. Pink Polka Dot Shop for KWD6.500
Our of curiosity, I searched some US based websites for a price and found it in Wishing Fish selling for USD14.95.... That is KWD4.000 for you ;-)
Friday, September 26, 2008
I wrote this:
"Gulf Road changes first to Blajat Street and then to "Cooperative Road"!! OK so, why Cooperative and not Al Ta'awon? Cooperative Road sounds funny to me!! And why not Khaleej Road!?!!? I mean worldwide the street names wont get translated into other languages!! Its a name! I dont say my name in Breeze in English! I am still Ansam, in all languages!!!"
Guess what? With the new construction in Al Beda'a area, I saw a new sign with "Al Ta'awon" (I cant remember how they spelled it) instead of Cooperative!!!! I will try to snap a pic when I pass by the new sign :-) and I was thrilled cuz I really wanted it to change!!! YAY for me!
Click here for my last year "Signs" post
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I needed to have pedicure and manicure SO BAD.. so I called Nailtini for the 100,000,000,000,000 time (not really, but you get the idea) and they are fully booked on the times I like... their free openings are pretty late for me to go get treatment and relax, and I am starting to hate the fact that they welcome smokers! Whatta an atmosphere to relax. My second option is of course Queenails, but they are also fully booked (specially with Eid around the corner). So Foolishly I went ahead and booked an appointment in X nail salon that I heard was good, but never tried before or knew someone who actually tried it!
My manicure was not bad, but while I was getting my pedicure done, I felt pain while she was removing my cuticles! It felt like she was clipping the toe itself rather than the nail/cuticle!
I was wearing flip-flops... with no direct pressure on that toe, I went home and woke up the next day in pain! I changed for work and wore my closed toe shoes and it started to hurt... with time, I had to stay bare foot when sitting on my desk.. The pain kept getting worse and worse! I decided to do something about it.
I went fully dressed to the New Mowasat Hospital for my friend's baby reception, thinking I will pass by the ER on my way out to get some meds. The receptionist is TOO RUDE by the way! I dont know why he acted so unprofessional! Was it because I did not look sick and was too dressed to be in the ER or he was PMSing (I feel that SOME men DO have PMSing symptoms)... Well anyway, I was transfered to a general surgeon! Yes! It was not a nice harmless cut in my toe after all.
Anyway... the doctor was super nice and very friendly. He took swaps for tests in the labs and gave me some antibiotic and ointment. He also cut the swelling and cleaned it for me. I did not feel much pain and he was cheerful and talking to me randomly about stuff the whole time. He even asked me to take some pictures LOL!
Now... the question is... Should I just say it out loud! The Nail Salon name? Or should I keep my mouth shut? Should I call them up and complain!!!
OK I was tagged by Grey
So Grey... I will answer your tag hmmmmmmm
I am addicted to...
OK this is sad... I am trying to think of addictions and I dont seem to have any (that I know of :-P)
I will try... hmmmmmm
1. Food, cooking, and whatever is related to this
2. Spas and nail bars (Yes... I like to indulge)
3. Furniture and Kitchenware stuff
4. Ice cream (is ice cream related to food? did I cheat?? :-P)... OK Fine... I am addicted to photography... I cant leave the house without having a camera in my bag!!!!
5. Have some alone time for me, myself, and I.. to basically do nothing, or read, surf the net, DIY, or use my artistic skills in painting, drawing, and some art crafts using my hands ;-)
Keep in mind that this is all what came into mind when I thought of my addictions so I dont know how correct it is!!!
I tag Eshda3wa, Chika, and Fastidious Babe
Monday, September 22, 2008
Man this is ridiculous... no, no, no... its is ridiculously sad! Who comes up with such decisions! Isnt youtube also full of videos supporting Islam, Muslims, and Arabs! Why take the negative part?!?! Was it because of the Quranic verses read in melodic background? The video was removed for God's sake? You only need to report offensive videos and your voice will sure be heard!
I am hating this SO MUCH! Ughhhhhhhhh!
UPDATE: They canceled! Its not blocked... YAY
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Expert warns of powerful earthquakes in Strait of Hormuz
Al Watan staff
KUWAIT: A leading Kuwaiti expert on earthquakes has warned that the Gulf region may face a devastating earthquake that could measure 7.0 on the Richter scale and cause a devastating tsunami.
Dr. Feryal BuRabee said the prospect of such an eventuality is great, particularly since repeated earthquakes have been reported in the Hormuz Strait.
Stressing that such a forecast must be taken seriously; the expert said the shallowness of the area where the earthquakes took place makes the possibility of repeat earthquake very likely.
"Though there were no huge losses from the 6.0 degree earthquake that took place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, experts should realize that such a sequential order of earthquakes began since early August and still continues to date," said BuRabee.
She recalled that an earthquake measuring 5.7, which is part of this sequential order of quakes, took place on Sept. 17.
To read the full article, click here.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
FIVE60 is pleased to announce its first charity event; KACCH-athon Ghabga. The event will take place this Wednesday September 17th 2008 to help raise money and awareness about Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals - KACCH
Venue: FIVE60 - Rawda, Block 5, Street 60, House # 4 - Opposite Jamal Abdulnaser Park
Time: 9:00PM - 12:00AM
I have been working on it with an amazing team... Hoping to see you all there :-)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
You are invited to attend Ramadania exhibition held at Five60, which is located in:
House 4 - Opposite Jamal Abdulnaser Park
on Thursday 11th September (some participants will be there on the next day as well, the 12th of September) starting 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM including:
* Trendy darra'as and dresses by Rodayna Al-Nouri, Fajer Al-Saqabi and Shorouq Al-Sharhan
* Trendy accessories by Faten Al-Mashaan
* "Nazik" Indian silk scarfs brought by Abdulazeez Al-Anjery
* "Organic food" by Abdelazeez Al-Anjery
* Candy Bouquet by Abrar Al-Humaidhi
* GerGai'aan by Elham Al-Thamer
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
OK so lately I have been added to stupid yahoo! groups whos members send TONS AND TONS of email messages, most of which are useless and they flood my inbox DAILY on the hour every hour... it not one group that I have been added to, not two, not three... BUT MANY! I am getting sick of this and I dont know who is adding me to those time-wasting groups who would just send stupid useless email messages ALL DAY LONG! Why am I being add to begin with? How is it done? Do people just add me randomly or what? I woke up this morning to find six+ friggin email messages from some stupid yahoo! group about some stupid event happening at Beit Dalia, or a picture of a butterfly, or the most expensive LV handbag!!!! So this is how my day is starting, me in a very icky mood! wonder how my day will turn out to be! Ughhhh!
Happy Bad Mood Day!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
You are all cordially invited to the KBA Charity Event on Sunday September 7th 2008 to Tuesday September 9th 2008 from 8:00PM to 12:00AM in the Kuwait Bar Association (KBA) in Bneid Al Gar, Al-sour St (opposite Dasman Palace)
The event is hosted by KBA and will include booths of different kinds of businesses :-)
Hope to see you there :-D
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I dont know if this is true, but that picture above is of ZAIN's (formerly MTC) IVR Man:
“The mobile has been switched off, or out of the coverage area. Please try later”
He has been the IVR for the longest time ever! Ever wondered how he looked like? LOL :-P
Can anyone confirm this?
Its already Thursday (really early Thursday) and I am dead tired... I have been doing the yearly Ramadan rounds of visiting family to congratulate them and its tiring!
I am almost done, but I come home really tired that I just wanna throw myself on the bed and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! I am sleep deprived and the traffic jam is killing me!
Its crowded in the morning on my way to work,
crowded in the elevators at work, and
TOO crowded to go back home after work
I attached few pics..., check out this cat that scared the hell outta me when I reached home last night! Oh and then I was home looking at the door and thought hmmm chocolate bar! Doesn't it look like one? LOL
I need a massage, only I am too tired to have one! Does this make any sense? And I am also thirsty throughout the day.. Thank God I have no caffeine addiction *phew*
And I have been overdosing on ilgaimat (Kuwaiti Dessert). Its like I break my fast with them, and have'em again for dessert.. .. This is bad :-S
Hows Ramadan going with all of you?
Monday, September 1, 2008
Reason I called them up is because I kept receiving this email that has been circulating around, and also a facebook message about it.
So just to clarify things... its legal :-)