Happy 9th Blog-o-versary

May 17, 2013  |  Birthday, Blog News, Featured

It’s officially my blog’s ninth birthday! What a journey this has been! Happy Birthday Bloggie Woogie! “Cause mami I’ve done been around the world, seen a lot of places… been around your girl believe I read faces…” Woops scratch that, I’ve been listening to some r&b music [P Diddy feat. Ginuwine – I Need a Girl (Pt.2)] but seriously I am very proud of my achievements.

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This past year of blogging has seen some improvements, Jacqui has become a doll that roams around abandoned warehouses, again scratch that I meant visits events and attends gatherings not to mention gaining a slight more readership when it comes to this humble abode.  Life is simple, life is sweet, and I’m really enjoying this journey.  I don’t want to take a lot of your time but here are some links to my past celebrations, and I’m hoping that I’ll be around to welcome in the big TEN!

To all my closest and dearest friends and family THANK YOU! To all my new friends I’m proud to have met and gotten to know you! And to all you other strangers, “Hello!” :)

To better understand my craziness and wackiness be sure to read through “The Eight Faces of Jacqui” a post I wrote last year describing my growth as I went along.

Previously on Jacqui… 

 May 17, 2012 (8th)  May 17, 2011 (7th)
 May 17, 2010 (6th)  May 17, 2009 (5th)
 May 17, 2008 (4th)  May 17, 2007 (3rd)
 May 17, 2006 (2nd)  May 17, 2005 (1st)
 May 17, 2004 (The Beginning)

[Advice] Want to Buy a Mac?

May 18, 2012  |  Apple, Featured

Everyday on Twitter (not really everyday) someone asks me to recommend a certain Mac they’d like to purchase, people ask for advice everyday and I thought hmm what better way than to address this issue here.  If you are thinking about purchasing a MacBook or MacBook Air in the next coming days, hell even an iMac I would like to advise you not to spend those $$$ on them.

Hold the press! What just happened here? Jacqui telling someone not to buy something! Not to buy an Apple product, quick hurry call the doctor!

No really, I’m serious if you want to purchase any Mac computer I advise you to wait until mid-June it appears to be that “Summer is coming” (a play on Winter is Coming for the Game of Thrones fans (Thrones not Thorns!)) and with summer comes a fresh new line up for all the Mac products well not all but some of them at least.  One definite thing is that the MacBook Pro line is definitely getting a new face lift as well as major specs but it’s only a rumor so I will not justify it with anything right now.  All I’d like to tell you is that after the 11th of June you can probably enjoy a purchase of a new Mac because by then not only will a new line be out but the Summer Student discounts be available for those living in the US.

I love the summer WWDC time of the year!

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

[TV Shows] Renewal/Cancelation ’11-’12

May 13, 2012  |  Featured, TV

It’s that time of the year where we sit on the edge of our seats waiting patiently and praying with all our hearts that our favorite shows don’t get sent to the TV Show Graveyard! It’s the time where most TV Networks cancel fan favorite shows and renew lame ones or vice versa and I thought I would be the most helpful being the TV Show King & Queen to prepare a list with all the shows that received a renewal pass or cancellation.  There are currently 2 shows on the Fox Network which have not had their fate decided as well as 6 shows on the CBS Network.

I’ve slaved long and hard on this so please take a moment and enjoy it and if you would like to use it on your personal blog a link back here is appreciated :) So let’s start:

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When Plagiarism Hurts:The F2O Edition

May 10, 2012  |  Designs, Featured, Irritated, Pissed Off, Rants

Many of you probably have heard about the latest Thief (@Saloomalm) out there who copy pasted the F20 Designs and printed them on shirts and started selling them to the public in an exhibition and how proud he was of taking something off the internet and saying that “he’s the one who owns it because it’s on the internet” well I’m here to tell you that this my friends is another reason why Plagiarism needs to be educated in this country of ours.

My previous post [Stolen Words lead to Stolen Ideas] unfortunately was seen in a real life event recently.  Remember when I told you “plagiarism” is the act of copy pasting someone else’s work and taking credit for it? Well this lame ass loser (yes I called you a loser, I’m not scared of you dumbass!) when confronted that these designs belong to the designer Fatima Al Othman (F2O Designs) said that he didn’t know that and he found them online just printed and went to a guy to print them on shirts.  And now that he knows they belong to someone else he will keep printing more of them and will sell them at half the price just to destroy the original artist.

Unfortunately no one here understands Copyright laws but thankfully F2O Designs is a copyrighted trademark which means the second you duplicate that piece of work without the artist’s consent you can be guaranteed a law suit.  And to that I say dearest Fatima bury the mofo! Bury him in the deepest pits of hell because that’s what he deserves.

When our dearest blogging friend OwlOlive confronted him on Twitter he admitted that he got them off the net and that he will just print more and sell them without a care in the world.!

People, just because a picture, an article, or anything is available online does not give you the right to just copy paste it and say “Ohhhh I just came up with this theory!” it’s like you going online to Wikipedia copy pasting Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and saying “Oh look at me, I’m the shiznat! I discovered this shiat and Einstein is worthless!” a real person is taking another person’s idea and furthering it, bettering it, giving it a personal spin.  Same thing goes to you bloggers (yes you idiots who go on celebrity blogs steal the photos without linking, steal articles without linking even if you paraphrased the shit (oh wait you don’t understand what that word means, paraphrasing means copy pasting but adding one or two word of your own, sometimes you just add an “OMG” or “Moo Seeej!” yes I know you do that!) You still have to reference the first place you found it.  The internet is free but it is not meant for you to steal from!

Grow up stupid dumbos! Yes you are a dumbo if you copy paste shit and say it’s yours! We’ve all made that mistake I used to use Google Images in my posts without referencing them but I’ve learned that too was an issue.  So I’m fixing my errorful ways! Fix yours!

Stop stealing dumbos and start innovating!

So when I get angry at plagiarists don’t blame me even if I go nuclear, whether it is my work or someone elses’ it hurts and I will go all Hulk-like on you! For more information you can check out Fatima Al Othman’s Twitter [Here] to get the latest update on this situation.

Other bloggers who covered this crime against all mankind: [Crazy Yet Wise, Danderma, 7ajidude, Q8Blend, PinkGirlQ8, NewBrideQ8, Just Noon,  Ace of Blogs, El Derwaza, Ansam518, His & Hers, and Owl Olive]