[Shout Out] Dasman Diabetes Institute Health Day

July 14, 2012  |  Health, Shout Outs, Social Media

I’ve been recently informed that the Dasman Diabetes Institute is holding a “Youth Health & Ramadan Open Day” this Sunday, July 15 2012 from 9 AM – 2 PM at the Institute itself.  It’s such a cool event and a change of scenary from all those Food/Clothes exhibitions.

The event is open to the public and helps spread awareness on the silent killer which is in fact Diabetes (not really sure if it is that silent though).  All of you readers can go there on Sunday and benefit from a complimentary blood glucose monitoring, BMI calculation, blood pressure monitoring, presentations and workshops, cooking demos, and other interest segments such as physical training tips and more.

I for one will definitely try to make an appearance and gain a bit more knowledge about my health.  If you don’t take care of yourself and health then really you’re not doing a great job living!

Dasman Diabetes Institute is located on the Arabian Gulf Road close to Souk Sharq I believe.  You can’t miss it really it’s right off the Dasman Roundabout.

Thanks for the heads up Dasman Diabetes Team!

The Making of the Dathra Doll

July 12, 2012  |  Creative, Cuteness

I mentioned in my previous post about how I wanted to create something special for my good friend Danderma who wrote the series “The Chronicles of Dathra: a dowdy girl from Kuwait” and the thing that came to mind is immortalizing her “Dathra” into a doll. But the task was not as easy as one would think.  Well actually it kind of is for me!

You see my aunt enjoys crafting (my only aunt from my father’s side that is) and she has embarked on numerous projects one of which was rag dolls.  I was standing there in her craft room where I saw a couple of rag dolls which she made earlier I was enticed and thought she would be the best person for the job.  At first I wanted to learn how to make a doll but receiving the invitation and having only a few days to prepare everything I left her in charge.  I picked up the phone and called in the order “Hi Auntie, I want one ‘Dathra’ doll please! Hold the fries :P” (I’m kidding I didn’t say “hold the fries!”).

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[Events] Dathra Book II Launch Party

July 12, 2012  |  Books, Events, Food, Friends, Fun

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.

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[TV News] More Show Renewals & Premiere Dates

July 10, 2012  |  TV

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.

The Renewals

  • “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]
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[Events] Zain Celebrates Chocolate Day

July 10, 2012  |  Events, Food

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.

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[Tech Sun] The Belated Edition

July 10, 2012  |  Tech Sun

So I have been under the weather for the last two days and I’m a little bit late with this week’s edition of Technology Sunday from Al Watan Daily but better late than never.  [Download PDF]

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.

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Nina Dobrev spreads awareness with SPF Song

July 4, 2012  |  Fun, Music I Love

“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!

SPF with Nina Dobrev from Nina Dobrev

“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

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