The Couch Re-Imagined

August 19, 2012  |  Blog News

A while back I felt that my header has gotten too long for my blog it took up most of the screen as it was almost 500 pixels in height and therefore I enslaved my younger sister #4 (a.k.a. N) to come up with a new concept.  I tried to make my own but she thought it was too cluttered and worked her magic on it.

The vision is cleaner this time with a retina display ready image, it looks that much sharper and better.  It might take a bit longer to load but that’s the price I have to pay I guess.  Sister #4 wasn’t the only one who contributed to this header the main contribution and the re-vision of it was a product of my father’s artistic eyes.  He gave us the pointers to shift something to the left or to the right and change things around.

Now that everything has a cleaner place what do you think of this upgrade?

I personally find it a vast improvement than the previous one with more focus on the couch, because in reality that’s where all my laziness takes place.  I procrastinate life on that couch and well I think anyone who visits procrastinates there too.

So, thanks Daddy and Sister #4 for all your help it was very useful and yes I may be a beast when it comes to picking things left and right but in the end the result is brilliant!

Site Upgrades and More

August 8, 2012  |  Blog News

So if you are reading my blog on a MacBook Pro with Retina Display you will notice that the text is extremely crisp and sharp, you will also notice different bits and pieces, some images are retina display ready whereas a few aren’t (i.e. the Banner Image, Sidebar ones). I spent all of yesterday upgrading my theme and fixing bits and pieces in it.

One of the major fixes is the fact that I have changed the font for the posts and I am now using “Avenir” one of the newest fonts available for Mountain Lion and it’s simply gorgeous. A beautiful Sans Serif font. I am working on a revamped header, which will take less space up above so stay tuned for it.

So what do you think so far of the tiny minor changes?

Thank You Zain Kuwait

May 20, 2012  |  Birthday, Blog News

Late Saturday evening I received a wonderful surprise! At around 6PM Lujain calls me up at work and tells me that something cool just arrived, I was shocked and interested and asked her what it was, she told me all that was written on the box was “Madame Sucre” and my name.  I asked her to take a picture but she wouldn’t and told me to just hurry home and see for myself!

“Have patience” she actually told me.  So the moment I was done with preparing my pages I rushed home to see that it was a huge lovely cake from my favorite peeps over at Zain!

The awesome people at Zain Kuwait took my “8th Blog-o-versary” image and turned it into a lovely Red velvet cake! Needless to say after snapping endless shots I dug in with the family and enjoyed a delicious piece of it.  Now how will I ever finish this cake LOL! :P

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Becoming a More Active Blogger

May 18, 2012  |  Blog News

Sometimes it helps to push yourself to the point where you achieve more and more and that is what I am hoping to do lately.  The start of this new year on my blog has me thinking of many things one of them is being more active, writing more, making the posts a bit shorter and definitely sweeter and getting rid of that lazy bug once and for all! So what better way is there than to prepare posts in advance, write every crazy thought that comes to mind, share and share some more, and definitely get these fingers tap dancing on that keyboard churning out jems.

Of course one important thing I will strive to maintain and that is:

Quality over quantity.

I will never sacrifice the quality of the post just for the sake of filling up the space available! Thus I hope you wish me luck and bear with me, I will try to figure out the ideal number of posts to publish per day but I promise it will definitely not be more than a maximum of 5, I personally go nuts if I see something more than that on a blog because I try to catch up with them daily.  Once that is done, I will definitely reward myself with something awesome! :P Mama needs some new shiny toys!

So for those of you just tuning in, buckle your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life.

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The Eight Faces of Jacqui

May 17, 2012  |  Blog News, Featured, My Life

To understand someone, one has to walk a day in their shoes and what better way than to give you a glimpse into every celebration I ever had not to mention share with you the very first post ever! So here are the eight faces of Jacqui, the beauty of a thing called archiving and previous posts:

Identically dressed women wearing different masks. Image Code: IMZ-mka0009. Photographer: Magda Kalosz. Collection: Imagezoo. Royalty Free

The Beginning May 17th, 2004

Post Title: Screwed in Wong Town

Hmmm The title is Screwed in Wong Town hehe basically i was screwed today :r not literally but metaphorically speaking.. kalait khara ib what i had to do :r o check it out: Last night nemt at 4am and woke up at 8am bl ghasob :r Had classes at 9 till 3 .. I was ok.. Had to pick up siblings at 3:30 then take ‘em home.. no brobrem :r Then had to take siblings back to school to attend a concert that my other sister was in.. that started at 7 … Finished at 8:30 had to then go to my granma howse and pick up maid.. :r who didn’t come till 10 :r but what was funny on trip to granma howse it took 30 mins when it shoulda taken 5 bekause of trafic :r den.. dere was dis trip home.. i reached my room at 10:30pm :r that’s when i had a chance to relax :r So I guess yea I wasn’t that screwed after all.. oh yea did I mention i got 2 papers that i gotta turn in on wednesday hehe that i haven’t started either and i was meaning to start one today :r yea it was a normal day today :r

One thing I learned about this post is that I had a major liking to the emoticon “:r” and at the time used both english and “arabglish” (also known as writing arabic using english letters) and basically documenting my life.  I was a beginner and did not know what was going on.

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Eight Blissful Years of Blogging

May 17, 2012  |  Birthday, Blog News, Featured

The time has come, it is officially May 17th, 2012 and that my friends means that this humble little blog has finally turned 8 years old! Hip Hip Hoooraaaaay!

Wow, eight years of blogging, I have never in my life thought that I would stick this through and write for all those years.  You know how when we’re young we go to the Stationary Bookstore and see those diaries waiting there to be purchased you feel tempted you pick one up and head to the cashier saying that this is the year where you will finally jot down your deepest most thoughtful memories?  After a week or two of writing in that diary you feel stupid and just stop and it gets lost in your room forgotten and left to collect cobwebs?  Well I for one was one of those people, until this day I keep on buying empty diaries hoping to write in them but I just either forget or find out I’m too lazy.

This blog is a similar outlet it’s like a small diary you just purchased but instead of it being there with no voice and spirit this blog has that (I’m not sure if that sentence made sense) what I’m trying to say ever single thought, memory, love, hate, like, dislike, link, video, song, anything and everything shared here was shared with the entire world.  A glimpse into my inner thoughts was seen an interaction was given sometimes I made this blog into a living object and I carried out conversations with it and thus it never got boring or stale.  I admit I neglected it a few years back but then again life was insane at that time.

But now, I’m back to being happy, I’m back to being a version of me that I thought I had lost.  I am happy and glad that I have this time capsule that helps me get through those cold dreary days.  To all my readers who spent every single year here reading bits and pieces from my life, I thank you! I thank you for the wonderful comments for the silent readers, for everything really because without the encouragement and thought that someone out there might be depending on me to share something that might affect their lives I would’ve probably given up.  I thank the new bloggers whom I’ve met courtesy of the social gatherings set by different companies.  I thank the companies for establishing these gatherings and allowing people to interact with each other.  We used to be faces behind computers and now we are out there and better than ever.

I want to thank my family and friends for believing me and supporting me through everything (woah why does this sound like an Oscar acceptance speech, hehe I’d like to thank my manager woops wrong bit here) No but seriously thank you for being my #1 fans, I would most importantly like the person who got me into blogging an old dear friend who no longer blogs or is active on the scene Zeecu.  I want to thank my dearest old buddies Nibaq who created the first ever Kuwait Blog Aggregator, Safat; Purgatory one of the craziest bloggers of our time; Mark and his wife Nat as well as his amazing awesome sister Rampurple for being the ones who helped and supported this place, Tooomz one of my craziest friends, Q80ChillGirl, I’d like to thank every old blogger who has stopped blogging or remained a blogger, Frankom one of the peeps of my generation, Swair, Symbols (a.k.a. Sou), my bestest friend in the whole wide world Ananyah, Marzouq, my newest best friend Swera, among many many other people.  If I am to sit here mentioning each and every name you will be reading until tomorrow.

In short, thank you for these eight wonderful years I hope to see many more to come and who knows I wish to see me celebrating the big 10, 20, 30! Thank you all and I bid you a Goodnight!

P.S. The reason I forget names is because I’m *cough*old*cough* Seriously :s

Back Up and Running

May 7, 2012  |  Blog News

There is a saying that kind of goes “You don’t know what you’ve got until you’ve lost it…” or something like that. That’s exactly what I went through these past two days.  I was hit by a problem on my website that basically put me out of service for two full days! I didn’t know what it was and I didn’t even know how to solve it until I contacted my host and someone there finally helped me out!

It appears to be I used up my alloted memory that was assigned to my website and had a huge load on the site.  Fortunately though this will be solved soon by fixing bits and pieces in the website.  I appear to have a lot of plugins running some of which not that important really.  Will look towards removing them completely.

But it feels great to be back up and running.  God I was itching to write a post every minute of my downtime but I kept feeling frustrated because I couldn’t do that! I did however write two drafts and saved them so might publish one today while the other sometime later on.  I just can’t believe that I can finally BREATHE again!

Welcome back child!