"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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I was browsing ZDistricts blog and fell in love instantly with "The Slanket".
It is basically a blanket that you actually wear! Very cool huh? It comes in nine colors and sells for USD 44.95!! It is made for me! I swear! When watching TV I find it hard to share my blanket! LOL

Check it out; click here!

Its Furry and Walks on All Fours! Halloween-ey News

It's furry and walks on all fours. Beyond that, about the only thing certain about the critter photographed by a hunter's camera is that some people have gotten the notion it could be a Sasquatch, or bigfoot. Others say it's just a bear with a bad skin infection.

Read the full article here.

Happy Halloween


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Carrefour Carts Strolling Down the Avenues

Do you recall my Carrefour Post about the guy complaining that he cant take his cart inside the mall, the Avenues? Well I guess this is History!!!! I was at Lorenzino Cafe last Saturday and saw some people strolling around with Carrefour shopping carts! What an ugly site!

Fake CNN Website

I read about this in News Harpoon.

It goes; Crazy but true-some racist with a Tennessee IP address constructed a fake CNN website, with a fake story about "radical Hispanic separatist organization" taking responsibilty for setting the fires with "Moltov Cocktails" because "Altzan belongs to indigenous people, the Chicanas and Chicanos of Altazan"

To read further about it click here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


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Or check the video below

What do you think?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Emergency Shopping Place Needed

I was browsing through Rashisha's blog and came across this interesting post.

Rashisha goes: "I always tend to forget my eye liner or mascara or lipgloss when i run outta the house in the morning and im stuck looking like a zombie all day cause sultan center the only place open during the the morning hours doesnt have a little maybeline or revlon or cover girl stand."

To read further, click here.

ZAIN or Not Zain?

I did this chart for ZAIN (previously known as MTC: Mobile Telecom Co) for the period Oct 4th - Oct 25th.

I looked and gazed for a while looking at ZAIN's yo yo performance then decided to erase some lines and add a question mark!
It reads ZAIN in Arabic... kinda! How about that? Is ZAIN a ZAIN company after all?
(ZAIN means good)

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Lunch Break at Work Yesterday

Look at my third picture... my mouse shoes :-P Remember my post about it? If not click here.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kuwaitize Saud Port and Saudize Al Khafji Port

Read this article. Its in Arabic, though it is talking about some mutual trades in lands between Kuwait and Saudi when those lands belong to Kuwaiti!!!!!

It goes...

The possibility of Saudi Arabia giving “the Port of King Saud” to the Kuwaitis for that the geographical distance of the port is within Kuwaiti borders (considering the sovereign depth that Kuwait falls within), while Kuwait will give “Al-Khafji” port to the Saudis, which is an oil rich port! The discussions will raise to borderline that litigant area.

The “Port of King Saud” is notorious for raising question marks between the two countries (Kuwait and Saudi) especially that it was taking this classical move since 30+ years.

After liberating Garooh Island of Kuwait in 1991, the Saudi Arabian Navy raised their Saudi flag on the island (the first Kuwaiti land to be liberated), and this issue went into some political and disputable issues and that file was shut quietly to keep a good relation between the two countries.

The question is.. How much longer do we have to keep quiet and shut such issues quietly before our flag is replaced???

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OCD! Seriously?

Do I have OCD? - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -

I did not reach Monica Geller's level yet, I mean I am neat but she is a neat freak... but really am I getting there? Are there any gradual steps to be an OCD person?

You tell me...

My desk at work is somewhat tidy and neat.. not cluttered, all my items are labeled with my name just in case! That includes the highlighters, scissors, pens, pencils...etc

I like to have my tissue box, mouse pad, keyboard, phone...etc. in a specific place. If someone comes by, use my stabler, and just leave it in a different place, I take it back where it belongs.

When my boss talks to me in his office I tend to tidy things up on his desk, like fix the papers and pile them.. take things off the floor and put them on the table/desk unintentionally!

I designed my room to look like a hotel room, but also feel comfy. My bathroom as well. I got comments saying that it does actually look like a hotel room.. and even funnier, a friend of mine saw a picture of some candles in my bathroom and thought it was a spa. Things in my room are also categorized and are fit to certain places.

My closet is also categorized. Not just that, but when you open a cupboard you see my clothes color-coordinated. White shirts and tops are put together, blues also, pinks, reds...etc. It is just easier for my eyes when I pick a skirt and match it with a top.

When I use the basin to wash my hands or face.. I have to (HAVE TO) take a tissue and wipe away excess water when I am done. I don't like the water all over around the basin. It drives one of my friends crazy heehee!!!

I have edited this post about five times now since I started it!

I can go further on this subject! But I think this is enough for now!!

This post is dedicated to KK.. You asked me for a new post, and this is the best I could come up with. I hope you enjoyed it :-)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Totally Fish

Our Eid ritual every year is as follows;
First day of Eid is for family greetings, visiting the whole family (both my mom's and dad's)
Second day is for us, we go out for lunch... Every year in the Sheraton hotel
Third day we go to my aunt's farm in Abdaly

Whos responsible for making lunch reservations? ME :-)

This year, we were busy towards the end of Ramadan with the funeral and all... so it totally slipped my mind, and it was totally a mess, totally chaotic, totally out of my hands since all restaurants were fully booked, but totally awesome that I managed to get a table at Totally Fish!

If you know me well, I am not a seafood person... nothing that swims, crawls, or lives in the sea can come near me... during my teenage years I started eating shrimps. In 1995 I tried sushi, and totally got hooked on till now. Then came lobsters, clams, crabs but still NO FISH for me.. but not till a couple of years ago I started eating fish! It was like experimenting a new yummy world I swear! I have no idea how my taste buds started to change. I will be like hmmm I want grilled hamour... my dad's jaws will drop so hard! He will be like: Is that Ansam talking??

All those years they were trying so hard to make me just try fish! My dad would say something like: If you eat this I will give you KWD 100.. But with no use!!

Look at me now?!! I make lunch reservation at Totally Fish!!! Yes :-P

Now I do eat everything that swims, crawls, and lives in the sea... I would go and pick the fish I want and enjoy it to the fullest.

Totally Fish Experience was totally successful. I tried shrimps, jumbo shrimps, raw oysters, Lebanese style fried fish (the tiny ones), some of my sisters dishes (sole, penne with seafood...etc) and my main dish was Sea Bass cooked in sea salt.... ahhhhhhh sooooo good. The food was awesome awesome awesome...

The service was AMAZING! The manager kept popping in and out, helping with dishes and suggesting some other dishes... checking on us every now and then.. The staff and waiters were super duper friendly.

Overall... I give it hmmm 4.5/5... it was a bit pricey! I get it.. its seafood, and seafood restaurants are usually expensive, but we are in seafood rich country. Plus, the restaurant location is at the Marina Mall Crescent not in a hotel ;-) Would I recommend it? Oh yeah! To all seafood lovers, but when it comes to those of you who dont eat fish, I say TOO BAD!

You can call them up and make your reservation and try it out for yourself if you haven't done that already ;-) Their phone number is: 224-4960/1 or check out their link at Al Shaya website

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Eid Mubarak

I actually would set the alarm or open my room window to listen to this every Eid early in the morning :-)
Happy Eid to all of you.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pink Ribbon Awareness Cupcakes

Join Little Treats Pink Ribbon Awareness Cupcakes and be part of the community.

Little Treats are offering Pink Ribbon Cupcakes. The profits are going to the Kuwait Cancer Association.

How to participate?

Just pick up your phone, give them a call, and place your order. You get to enjoy the yummy cupcakes (chocolate and vanilla) while also help raising profits to Kuwait Cancer Association. I just did :-)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

C'est La Vie

The past few years have been overwhelming. People coming in and out.. moving in or away. Its funny how life surprise us everyday with things. I have been going to a funeral services and baby-showers/receptions on the same day. Celebrating a new life and mourning all in one day.

On October 1st, right after work, I went along with my sister to visit a dear family member in Makki Juma Hospital (specialized in cancer cases and treatments). She had a brain tumor that was in an advanced stage. She was in a coma, two nurses at her bedside, and her maid. As we walked in, the nurse said: "momma is not good today!" We sat next to her bed as she laid down so alive, yet so dead. We could hear her breathing quiet heavily. Her chest and head were moving with every breath she takes.. That’s how heavy it was.. after around 30 minutes, she started making some gurgling noises and started to cough while breathing. The nurse switched on her oxygen monitor and told us its dropping along with her blood pressure.

We stayed there for about an hour and then decided to head back home. As you all know it’s the holy month of Ramadan, and we were fasting. Dinner was to be set soon.. We kissed her goodbye and left.

At 7:00ish pm we received "THE" phone call. She passed away. God rests her soul.

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