Late last evening (July 11) I was invited by the amazing Danderma to attend a special gathering geared towards the launch of Book II of the ‘Dathra’ series also known as “The Chronicles of Dathra – a dowdy girl from Kuwait” (Yawmeyat Wa7da Q8eya Dathra). Now that the book is out from the printers edited and beautifully designed by the amazing Fatima Al Othman from F20 Designs some of ‘Dathra’s’ fans and close friends gathered to celebrate. It also was a mini-early birthday celebration for Danderma as her birthday will take place next week.
I kind of like how I am compiling a list of important details about shows here and it’s kind of giving me an extra push to blog more these days. So what’s new for this week? Well a couple of shows got renewed and a few are supposedly coming back.
- “True Blood” has been renewed for Season 6. Season 5 recently came back on the small screen and with less than half the season underway it received a renewal for its next season. One of the downsides however to this renewal is that the series creator and executive producer Alan Ball will be stepping down as showrunner at the end of the current season and will only serve as a special adviser to the series. This could mean changes to the series but then again it could give it an extra boost. [Source]
- “Eastbound and Down” has been renewed for Season 4. The HBO antihero comedy starring Danny McBride received a renewal shortly after “True Blood’s” renewal was announced it was first announced that the 3rd season would be its last however this gives them another chance to come back and give more to the show. I personally don’t watch this show so I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or bad thing. [Source]
Earlier this week I was invited by the Zain Social Media gang (yes they are my gang now! The amount of time spent with these awesome individuals has made us more like a family now) to celebrate Chocolate Day on July 8, 2012. The celebration took place at The Chocolate Bar in Al Bidi3 and luckily enough I was able to attend with my trusty sidekick Lujain.
Luckily for us, the invitation was Lady Bloggers only and that made the atmosphere a bit more relaxing (sorry guys you just make everything blah :P Just kidding) and it was like meeting up with the gals to sit around and have a nice conversation with some decadent chocolate. I felt nostalgic for Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar in New York and wished I was able to transport there because their chocolate is nothing like I’ve tasted here in Kuwait but nonetheless the company was awesome. I was able to socialize with bloggers who have become my friends and new ones who I merely just met.
This week we saw a couple of important events one of which an ad alliance and a truce between two major companies Facebook and Yahoo. They have been waring for a while now over patent infringements as do other companies however they have come to an agreement that did not require the exchange of any cash as they have settled it with an advertising alliance in which both companies expand their advertising onto each others websites. Sounds like a win-win solution to me.
“What is this? Lotion Music.. I like this Lotion Music.. Sueeeeede” Nina Dobrev. Brought to you by the Funny or Die crew! Nina Dobrev and Nicholas Braun sing a parody song about Sun Screen or rather “SPF” and it’s one hell of a catchy tune!
I loves me some Nina Dobrev especially after “The Vampire Diaries”. Seriously watch it LIKE NOW! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! It’ll definitely help with our HOT summers in Kuwait!
“All I need.. All I need.. All I need is my SPF!”
“Yeah I’m tanned but I’m easily toastin’, I’m tanned because I’m Bulgarian!”
Didn’t watch it yet? What are you waiting for? Click that play button dude!! Nina is in a swim suit :P
A year ago today I was in the lovely state of New York celebrating the 4th of July by lazying around in Sister #4’s studio apartment. I wanted to go out I believe we might have gone out but I don’t remember it really. All I remember was going to an off-broadway show the night before and probably staying in the next day. Yes I wanted to stay in to watch the fireworks from the window since it was going to be crowded as hell but I ended up lazying around as usual! Boy do I miss that bugger!
Anwyays so back on topic? Happy 4th of July to all you USA-ers :D Hope you have an awesome day and enjoy the fireworks!
Want a cool new place to shop at then why don’t you give “Fursa” a chance!
Fursa is a multi brand store located in Salmiya next to Marina Mall, (The One Parking), in front of 7 Bars and in the same building as Breakfast and Burnch.
At Fursa you will find everything for men, women and kids. From vintage to modern day outfits, to even funky accessories, art and gadgets. They try to help local, regional, and international designers and creative individuals to showcase their work at the store rent free with only a small percentage of the sales.
So far they’ve got participants from:
- Saudi Arabia
If you want to know more about them why don’t you contact them on their below social media sites.