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!

Happy Eid 2012

August 18, 2012  |  Greetings, Holidays

Dear All Couch Avenue Readers,

I would like to take this moment to wish you all a very Happy and Joyous Eid.  And hope that you and your family will celebrate it with lots of great food and company.  I have been quite off the scene these past few weeks but now that our schedules will go back to full productivity I will be seen more around here.

I can’t believe that Ramadan has ended, mashalla time sure does fly by it seems as if it was just yesterday we were anticipating its approach and today we see it closing its doors.  Enshalla God brings us another Ramadan next year with all our family and friends.

Best Regards,

Jacqui

P.S. To all my family and friends I hope you have a great Eid filled with lots of food and cash! #Omnomnom!

Where Were You When I Needed Someone

August 13, 2012  |  Creative

Disclaimer: The below work is a piece of fiction written by me, nothing is insanely wrong in my life for it to be applied to it.  I just felt a need to jot these words down as they were fresh in my mind.  Feelings, emotions, thoughts, words all float in my head right before I attempt to sleep so why not.

Where were you when I needed someone to talk to? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to lean on? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to wipe my tears? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to laugh along with me? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to hug out my pain? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to just be there? Where were you?

Seriously, where were you?

Now I no longer need you to talk to, because I carry on a wiser conversation all by myself.

Now I no longer need you to lean on, because my body has found a new strength.

Now I no longer need you to wipe my tears, because nothing is worth those precious tears.

Now I no longer need you to laugh along with me, because laughing alone brings a new type of joy.

Now I no longer need you to hug out my pain, because I feel no pain.

Now I no longer need you to just be there, because I’m there.

I am stronger, wiser, smarter, and so much more now that you are no longer here.

[Shout Outs] Ali Alghanim & Sons Are Social

August 9, 2012  |  Cars, Shout Outs, Social Media

I was recently informed that Ali Al Ghanim & Sons Autmotive Company has launched a complete full social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the ever so popular Instagram.

If you don’t know who Ali Al Ghanim & Sons are then you must have not seen any of the BMW’s, Mini Coopers, Range Rovers, McLaren, or Rolls Royce’s in any of their showrooms.  So now that you know, there is a small competition in which the winner would win a trip to Germany to visit the BMW factory.  All you would have to do is snap a shot of anything in the showroom and send it over to their Twitter account @AliAlghanimSons with a mention at the end of the tweet and they will later on upload it to Instagram and run a contest on it.

Competition

Four winners will win a ticket + stay + a tour inside BMW factory in Germany.  The last day to participate is today by midnight.

So hurry up and participate.

For more information:

Web: www.aas.com.kw

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AliAlGhanimSons

Facebook: http://facebook.com/AliAlghanimSons

Instagram: @AliAlghanimSons

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?

[Events] Abdelwahab Restaurant Ramadan Tasting

August 7, 2012  |  Events, Food

Right before Ramadan was about to begin I received an invitation from the Abdelwahab Social Media Team to attend a tasting of the Ramadan menu, I know it’s a bit late for me writing about this but trust me editing pictures are what take ages with me, I take too many and then have to pick through the best one.  Anyways back on the subject.

I took my best friend from college along, Swair, and we headed over there to enjoy a nice meal.  We arrived at the place and found that it was ready for the Ramadan atmosphere with its decorations and ambiance and I enjoyed that.  You see this is my first time at the restaurant and it was a pleasant beginning.

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[Events] Rolls Royce Phantom Series II Unveiled

August 7, 2012  |  Cars, Events

On July 18th I received an invitation from Ali Al Ghanim & Sons to attend the unveiling of the latest Rolls Royce Phantom Series II.  I was shocked by the invite as I haven’t shown my insane love for cars here but it was a good kind of shock.  You see I am not your average girl, I like gadgets and cars more than I like make up and the latest fashionable clothes (seriously).  I am not a huge car fanatic that I would know what horsepower means or whatnot but I do enjoy the beauty of a well designed car and more.  I headed to the Shuwaikh Showroom and witnessed the beautiful unveiling.

Unveiling of Rolls Royce Phantom Series II

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