Stolen Words Lead to Stolen Ideas

April 9, 2012  |  Deep Thoughts

Education has sure changed since I was a young one studying all about the different things in school. Nowadays in Kuwait there seems to be a lack of intellectual education. What do I mean by that? Well simply put we are not teaching the young ones and older people that the theory of “Copy/Paste” is a harmful one.

Plagiarism

I come from an American School background, I’ve been in one ever since Kindergarten and I was taught early on that Plagiarism is the devil’s child (no really it is). I would bet an arm and a leg that 80% of you do not understand what that word means and do not know it’s significance in this day and age, so I am here to enlighten you a little bit.

pla·gia·rism   [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] noun

  1. The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work, as by not crediting the author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau’s plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.
  2. Something used and represented in this manner: Well-respected publishers are developing a sharper eye for plagiarism in submitted manuscripts.

via [Dictionary]

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Happy Belated Easter

April 9, 2012  |  Fun, Holidays

Just because it’s a day after Easter doesn’t make me that late hehe I want to wish everyone a Belated Easter and to enjoy this lovely video of Puppies and Bunnies!

You can’t help but fall in love with them can you now?

via [Gizmodo]

[Events] Dean & Deluca Easter Egg

April 9, 2012  |  Events, Food

Last Thursday (April 5th) I had a chance to accept an invitation extended to me by the lovely people behind Dean & Deluca, it was to check out their Spring Festival and the focus of the event was seeing their Easter Egg.  (Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish writing this until today it would’ve been highly appropriate to post this on Easter Day which was yesterday but either way Happy Belated Easter!)

So even though I was a bit swamped I accepted the invitation and dragged along my partner in crime Lujain as she was so excited and wanted to know how things work.

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[Events] Q Cafe Restaurant Experience

April 7, 2012  |  Events, Food

On Tuesday April 3rd, I was invited by the lovely Ms. Arwa Behbehani & Ms. Nada from Q Cafe Restaurant to attend a lovely evening filled with good food at their newly opened restaurant cafe located in The Village (Abu Al Hasani) the coolest thing was that I could bring a plus one and who better to take than Swera along especially since she took some amazing shots :P (Most of which will be seen here :P) I should take her with me every where :P

So how was my experience? I am a picky eater and I don’t like the some things like spicy foods or anything with onions, pickles, peppers, etc. So this is my experience and therefore before you read this I am just a regular person who enjoys good food and a good dining experience so this is mine.

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Hectic Week

April 5, 2012  |  My Life, Random

It’s been a hectic week I’ve had one engagement after another (no not the ring kind but another kind, get your minds out of there!) I have a few posts lined up for this week but of course if you follow me on Instagram/Twitter you will know what I will talk to you about here, I think I share too much of my life there (note to self: limit time online (note to other self: don’t listen to the first self)) so yeah back to the main topic, I haven’t felt this pushed to the limit in a long time hehe and it’s kind of nice but tiring at the same time.

One of the things I’ve been disliking about this week is the fact that I wake up really early (i.e. at 9/10AM yes that’s early for me!) and I get home late because of things I have to do during the day. When that happens I come home and barely am able to chillax in front of my sexy 27″ Cinema Display (read: Nasser it doesn’t have dead pixels but both of yours will!) watching the latest shows of the day, having dinner right there, and afterwards continuing the TV-athon on my Display of course while skimming blog posts on “Reeder” (the Google Reader app on my iPad) and checking instagram afterwards. I sometimes get too exhausted and decide to give up but by the time I head to bed it’s almost 4/5AM and that’s sad because a few hours later I’d have to wake up!

I can’t wait for the weekend to arrive simply so I can catch up on some sleep and since “The Vampire Diaries” is on a break I will definitely get a chance to do that. Gosh darnit I’ve missed this place! I missed having a chat with you little Bloggie! You know what we’ve been through thick and thin these past few years I’m glad you’re always here when I need you!

Yes if you have reached this point in the post I believe you have realized that this post does not contain any advertisements, reviews, or anything that might “benefit” you guys really. It’s my place to vent I am having fun at the moment sharing my thoughts with dear ol’ bloggie! But if you did and enjoyed this part then be a dear and say hello :P It’s fun sometimes to reconnect.

So the main subject of this post is that I am tired, exhausted, and sleep deprived after this hectic week but otherwise I’m peachy fine! :D

Toodles!

P.S. Back in the day this is how I blogged, just words no pictures and allowing you the reader to imagine my life.  Yes I am cool like that! :D

[Shout Outs] International Autism Day

April 2, 2012  |  Shout Outs

Today, April 2nd, marks the International day for Autism.

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I am glad that most TV shows nowadays are raising Autism awareness and showing the public (or those who watch the shows) different ways to deal with autistic children and more. One of those is “Parenthood” which shows you a kid dealing with the issues and how his parents deal with him being autistic. But that’s beyond the point.

A little information I received about “International Autism Day” can be found below.

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About KCA

Kuwait Center for Autism (KCA) is a non-profit charity organization established in 1994 by Dr. Samira Al-Saad which aims to relieve the country’s shortage in Educational Training, Diagnosis and Treatment of children with autism and strengthening all the amenities needed for these children.

Autism Day

Gulf Autism Union established by Dr. Samira Al-Saad in 1994 celebrates the International Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd 2012 by conducting different activities throughout the Gulf countries to highlight the understanding of “AUTISM” for the better future of all children and adults with autism.

For more information: [Twitter] or [Facebook]

Be sure to educate yourselves and spread awareness.  Ignorance is definitely not blissful.

[iPad 101] Watching Your TV Shows

April 2, 2012  |  Apple, Apps, iPad

Ever since I got my first iPad I was excited about being able to watch my TV Shows on the go.  And with the first generation model I had to wait a decent period until an app was available that allowed me to do that without shelling extra $$ for the shows I watched (i.e. without having to purchase Season Passes on iTunes for my Shows)

I recently got my Dad hooked onto this craze I’ve been on for the past 3 years and everyone was shocked as to how I was doing this.  Therefore I will share my secret.

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