[Room Deco 201] The Apple of the Room

March 28, 2012  |  Apple, Designs, Projects

So as most of you know I’ve been recently hit with the “Room redecorating” bug and I wanted to redesign things and change out of the dull brown/beige get up. Almost 5 years ago I was in love with the color Brown because well I don’t know I felt that it was nice but now I’m glad that I went with a gray + red option. I will not unveil the entire room but rather a small portion. The Apple Portion of my room. You see, everyone knows how obsessive I am, and how much I like to purchase new Apple toys even if its just iPods so I thought what better way than to incorporate that into my room and below is what happened.

In the corner near my bed I went with two of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes above a Magnetic White Board and a medium sized bookshelf. The top quote speaks very close to my heart and says “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle.  As with all matters of the heart, You’ll know when you find it.” And the second quote simply tells me to “Stay hungry… Stay foolish…” Both quotes are very dear to my heart.

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And in the other corner behind my door above my shoes I went with the “Think Different” decal.

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I am very happy with the way things turned out and I’m glad that my room now has a tiny extra piece of me in it.

Next time will unveil the library of the room although some of you have seen it on Instagram.

Because Every Girl Needs a Steve Jobs

March 26, 2012  |  Apple, My New Toys

Being the insanely huge fangirl that I am, oh wait I didn’t clarify what type of fangirl I am! Being an insanely huge APPLE fangirl that I am I felt a need to share this beautiful creation with y’all!

 

Now every girl/boy can have a Steve Jobs of their own! A nice little “Throwboy Pillow” plush doll which measures 15 inches tall and is filled with polyester fibers and has removable glasses (for when you want to cuddle late at night  I mean for when he goes to sleep).

He has a 100% cotton shirt and denim jeans and would make every Jacqui in the world extremeley happy!

The best thing though is that a 10% of the proceeds of each “iCEO” sold goes to American Cancer Society to help honor the great genius that is Steve.

I absolutely loves this and can’t wait to get mine in August! There is a limit for 2 per customer.  (only 1,200 dolls have been made)

The New iPad 2012 Review

March 26, 2012  |  Apple, iPad, Reviews

Warning: Now before anything this review is going to be my personal opinion and not a huge technical or professional review.  I, a personal consumer, and a person who loves to purchase new gadgets am reviewing it for those who wish to know what my experience has been with this device.  So if you don’t like it or think it’s too “Apple-y” then just close this and move on ;)

 

So, on March 7th 2012, Apple held their event to announce the next generation of the ‘iPad’ many thought that the device was not worth the upgrade and didn’t offer any “wow” features but in my humble opinion it brought more than enough punch to the game.  I immediately pre-ordered my White 64GB 4G+Wifi model and unfortunately due to the strike wasn’t able to get it yet (it’s on its way shipped from Sister #3’s apartment) instead mother got one for Mother’s Day this year from Pops and I used and abused that model.  So want to know what’s the major difference? Well here goes:

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Game of Thrones – Season 2 Exclusively on OSN First

March 25, 2012  |  TV

The best news ever is that “Game of Thrones” is coming back for Season 2 a week from today on April 1st (in the US) but the even better news is the fact that OSN First & OSN First HD will be airing the episodes from Season 2 on April 2nd at 9:00 PM (KWT Time)!

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How great is that?! Less than 24 hours later you get to watch the hottest show on Earth on your big HD TV!

What’s in store for Season 2? War is coming! I can’t wait to see what happened to Daenerys, Jon Snow, Brann, Robb, and let’s not forget the amazing Arya! I don’t want to give anything away but for those of you who haven’t seen Season 1 then hurry and catch up now so you can watch the awesome show once it’s on!

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Save the date: April 1st (US Airing), April 2nd (OSN First @9:00PM).

P.S. Fun fact: Natalie Dormer who played “Anne Boelyn” in “The Tudors” will be joining as a series regular! Can’t wait I absoulutely love her!

[Mother’s Day] Zain & The Personal Shot

March 21, 2012  |  Fun, Holidays, Shout Outs

I am a huge fan of Zain not only because of my phone line being one of the oldest ones available and from them but I am a fan ever since I was a tiny little inkling,1987 to be exact, or even slightly before that. I was 4 years old and living with my grandmother and uncles and one of them had the old In6alaq 1 (Mobile Phone that was stationary in the car) and I used to take pictures and pose with it. Don’t believe me? Then check this shot out!

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Back to the main topic: Today Zain will be available at the Avenues with a lovely Mother’s Day Photo Booth in Dome 2. This booth will allow you to take a memorable shot for your mom, express the way you feel for her, show her how much you love her/miss her/respect her, and everything that is a mother. All their asking is for you to express your feelings in a shot.

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You can personalize the image with a written message and any pose you’d like. You can also bring your mother along for a photo shoot.

Now the fun part, they are running a small fun competition on Zain’s Facebook Fanpage in which they will upload the pictures live on Facebook and the Top 5 pictures with the most “likes” will win an iPhone 4S for their mother (of course it goes without saying that only the people who give Zain their permission to upload their pictures will be live on Facebook so your safety is ensured).

All the terms and conditions are uploaded on their Facebook Page.

So what are you waiting for? Hurry up get in your car and go!

Available: March 21st (Today)

Time: 10 AM – 10 PM

Happy Mother’s Day from Zain and myself. Thanks Hala for the information.

[Events] Mother’s Day Cake Tasting with Lenotre

March 21, 2012  |  Events, Food

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in the world and to the ones I know. Wow it seems that there are more and more mothers nowadays. Anyways back to the point on Monday I was invited by the lovely people in the MMC Group to have afternoon tea and cake at Lenotre in Kuwait with a few fellow blogerettes and to try out the new Mother’s Day cake.

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Extremely Personal and Up Close

March 20, 2012  |  Family, My Life

Warning: This post is uber-personal and gives you a glimpse into my crazy head.  If you are looking for an ad about the latest thing to buy go elsewhere please. Otherwise enjoy and share your thoughts and memories.

All of a sudden this thought popped up in my head and I felt a need to jot it down for once instead of procrastinating and waiting until it has disappeared. I was just thinking how amazing my life has been so far, there have been many ups and downs but it’s shaping out to be very lovely.

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One of the things I’m extremely in shock over is the fact that growing up with two completely different parents helped shape up the addict you see today. Don’t get me wrong, I meant Techie addict. You see, my mother has majored in Computer Science and worked in the Ministry of Education as a Computer Teacher and has gone on to be a Computer Supervisor. She was the person who got me interested in computers and all that jazz. I remember owning a “Sakhr” computer back in the 90s and it was so cool back then. I remember taking turns with her to learn how to use it and play games but I don’t remember the details unfortunately. Then came the age of the Internet in 1996. (Fun fact: My little 7 year old cousin doesn’t believe anyone existed before the year 2000, he asked me when I was born when I mentioned ’83 he said no no 2000-what?:P) Back to the point, the best thing about growing up in the 90s was the fact that we knew the meaning of sharing.

I remember very clearly how we had one internet connection and one computer. We would take turns using it and logging onto “Yahoo” since that was our search engine of choice, checking our “Hotmail” emails (it was insanely cool to have a hotmail account back then!) And I wanted to meet more people so I started having pen pals from abroad. It was fun unlike what we see today.

That was all what my mom passed onto me. My father on the other hand, was the artistic one, he majored in Fine Arts and went on to work at Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah (by now everyone knows this so why not talk about it). From a very young age I would go with him to the museum (pre-1990) and play around with the cats while he would work. I remember the planetarium and the big boat (unfortunately the Iraqis destroyed these beautiful things in the war) He gave me the artistic eye (although he claims he didn’t) and not only that but both parents nourished the love I had for gadgets in my later years.

I became a crazed Apple fan in the year 2005 when my younger sister went to the US to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences and that was when I purchased my PowerBook G4 12″, prior to that I had already owned an iPod and gotten in on the band wagon. But ever since I got that laptop I went nuts and my obsession went into high gear.

I am the person I am today because of these two different but very alike individuals.

My parents, may God give them a long and healthy life provided for both my sisters and I an insane educational experience and supported us with everything. This could be ideally timed especially with the fact that Mother’s Day is right around the corner. But I just can’t help feeling nostalgic!

Think back to your childhood (if you’re an adult now) and see what made you be the person you are today. If you are still young then think as to what your parents are doing to shape you into the person you will be in the future.

Thank you Mommy & Daddy (I know I might not be the perfect daughter and might get on your nerves, get angry with you, make you angry with me, and so much more) but I love you with all my heart. Sometimes it’s better said late than never said at all!