Happy Social Media Day ’12

June 30, 2012  |  Greetings

It is officially June 30th and thus the third annual Social Media day!  You might be wondering what is “Social Media Day” well to answer your wandering mind, back in 2010 Mashable decided that since there was no official Social Media Day that they would dub June 30th as such a day.



It is a day set to connect with other enthusiasts in your area by arranging meet ups.  Shortly afterwards the world heard the social cry and Canada officially named June 30th as Social Media Day.

If you are constantly found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Pintrest, Tumblr, Blogs, YouTube, Google+, and any social platform then today is a day for you.  It’s a celebration you have to partake in because seriously without those social platforms your life will be a boring potato.  So I’d like to wish you all a very “Happy Social Media Day” and keep on socializing digitally!

Google Goodies announced Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, Q, Glasses

June 30, 2012  |  Android, New Products

A few days ago Google held their I/O Keynote in which they announced a number of cool stuff (not really cool to me since I’m an Apple Fangirl! :P Seriously but technology is technology and any new gadget is something I gobble up quickly!) So what was announced and what does it mean to all of you?

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[Euro 2012] Italy makes it to the Finals

June 29, 2012  |  Sports

Two words. Forza Azzuri!

Italy has made it to the finals, after an amazing game with 2 goals courtesy of the amazing Super Mario Balotelli to 1 goal for Germany which came in the final moments!

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[Gadget Girl Diaries] The Introduction

June 26, 2012  |  Creative, Gadget Girl Diaries

Disclaimer: The following short story is a work of fiction; names, characters, and incidents are the product of this author’s imagination.  Any resemblance to actual people or events is coincidental.

Most girls at my age would be worried about paying for the latest pair of Gucci heels, Prada bag, Armani shoes; they’d also be making over their look once or twice a month and sometimes a week all of this in hopes of catching a guy here or there.  But not I, nope, no sir! I am the closeted (or so I lie to myself) gadget-a-holic! I am a twenty-something girl who is absolutely and utterly obsessed with the latest gadgets! And if you like fruits, as I love them, then you’d know which fruit I’m quite partial too.

Ever since I was a young cub (woah, I’m not a bear, let’s just scratch that), so ever since I was a young child I had a certain infatuation with all things that speak geek.  I am not a certified geek-a-holic but I sure loves me some nerd speak and a lot of technology!

My obsession reached it’s peak a few years ago, a point of no return.  I require a fortune just to feed off this obsession and allow myself to live the geeky life.  Family members would ask me to go shopping with them and instead of losing myself in department stores filled with the latest clothes and shoes I find myself yearning to enter an electronics store in hopes of getting lost in between the endless rows of mobile phones, music players, TVs, laptops, desktops, and everything that is wonderful! Don’t get me wrong I love to shop for clothes and shoes and all the basic necessities, but that’s exactly what they are: basic necessities.  But my UMHs (Ultimate Must-haves)? That term would be applied to the latest phone that is being released which has x-y-z features or the revamped tablet or computer.

I thought one of the best ways to make new friends as I am constantly being told to do so, is to give you this glimpse into my life and show you what a typical day would require from me.  But before I can do any of that I have to introduce myself, hmmm on second thought I would rather prefer to remain nameless, to give you that sense of mystery and allow you to imagine yourself in my shoes for once (trust me they’re not Gucci heels!)

But remaining nameless will sort of be hard therefore I think I would like to be  called “Gadget Girl”, my friends call me “GG” and since we are going to know more about each other I believe it’s safe to assume you could all call me that.  So fasten your seat belts and be prepared to enjoy the roller coaster ride of your life, I am about to give you the inside scoop of my life and I bet you will surely fall in love with it.

Lujain Talks on Al Gaaylaa Show Today!

June 26, 2012  |  Shout Outs

Tune in today at 2:45 PM to hear a short and sweet interview done by the team behind Simply Q8ii and my little sister Lujain from Lujain Talks.

Simply Q8ii is a Non-Profit organization for the Q8ii Youth were we sow different talents,businesses and ideas that Kuwait’s future have done. After this we would go and work with the Q8ii’s in making them team up in making things that truly will show the power of Q8′s future like movies,comics etc.

From left to right: Sami Al Kouka, Yousef Al Refai, and Lujain

My little sister Lujain started blogging 2 years ago when she was only 8 years old.  She saw that everyone in my family had a blog or a form of website and she felt a little left out, so what better way to feel like she belongs somewhere than by joining the crowd.  Yes our family truly is a blogging one, I have a blog, my father has a blog, Sister #2 had a blog but she closed it down a while back, Sister #3 still blogs but on occassions, and Sister #4 well let’s say she’s still blogging on her private LiveJournal blog.  The only one left out is our mother and well it’s not that she doesn’t want to blog but she doesn’t have time for it.

The interview is short and sweet and joining her is Sami Al Kouka a young music producer and since the whole interview is going to be on 103.7 FM Kuwait – Al Gaaylaa Show then a majority of it has to be in Arabic.  Lujain tried her best but let’s show her some support and tune in at that hour!

So at around 2:30 PM tune into 103.7FM and just wait a few moments until my little angel makes it on the radio! I am so proud of her!


Creative Writing and Jacqui

June 25, 2012  |  Creative, Random

I sorely miss my creative writing days, if you search the “Creative” category on this blog you will see some short stories I wrote a long time ago.  I have a story in mind and I have already written the introduction to it, but I sorely need a new name to call it.  I am hoping to launch this bad girl later on today I am just in the final stages of choosing a name for the series and whatnot.

Are you excited? Would you love to read a nice short story here? Of course once it starts it will be a weekly thing, I will give you a glimpse into the lives of the characters every week and bring you a new “adventure” per say.  I for one am excited, what about you?

So until we meet again this evening, I bid thee adieu!

[Blogging 100] You Want to Start a Blog

June 25, 2012  |  Blogging 101

A lot of my followers on twitter and sometimes on this blog ask me what is the best way to attempt to start a blog and well I thought what better way than to launch a series of posts helping others out, people who are silent readers and wish to someday start a blog and those who are just browsing through.  I am in no way claiming that I am the Blogging Guru nor am I a Miss Know-it-all, I am just here sharing some of my 8 years of experience in this field, it might help you so before you rant off in the comments section listen to the pieces of wisdom I am hoping to impart on you.

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Warning: The post will be longer than average but will try to cover the important bits and pieces so please stick through it to the end.

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