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!


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!

[Events] Wataniya’s Give Kuwait Campaign

March 20, 2012  |  Doing Good, Events

Last week on the 12th of March I was invited by the lovely people of Wataniya Telecom to find out more about their new “GiveKuwait” campaign. It was a nice event held at the Japanese restaurant Tatami (I have never been a fan of Japanese so I opted out of eating anything that night). At the event we met the lovely team behind this project and were briefed about the major points in a short format, we were also able to ask questions and have a one-on-one chat with different team members.

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Digital Takes Over Encyclopedia Britannica

March 15, 2012  |  Books, Random

Earlier yesterday when I was at work catching up with the latest news all over the world I found an article on Reuters that basically told me that books are closer at becoming extinct now than they have been this past decade.

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I mean e-Books have destroyed book stores and laid off people as well as gotten rid of the social aspect of going out to purchase a book but who would’ve thought that Encyclopedias will no longer be available in print and will only be available in the digital world.  You might not know it but Encyclopedia Britannica was one of the first digital encyclopedias available but the most popular would probably have been Microsoft Encarta.  I remember using that disc on the family computer back in the mid-90s (ahhh the Good ol’ days!)

“The print edition became more difficult to maintain and wasn’t the best physical element to deliver the quality of our database and the quality of our editorial,” Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., told Reuters.

Yet even as publishing industry has created more digital products, it has struggled with financial losses, and Cauz admitted to a “long road to profitability” for many publishers.

“Britannica was one of the first companies to really feel the full impact of technology, maybe 20 years ago, and we have been adapting to it, though it is very difficult at times,” he said.

While Encyclopedia Britannica has continued to operate, he expected “many trade publishers will not survive — and any content development company will have to be thinking about how they are going to fill the gap.”

As to whether print editions of books will be viable products in the future, Cauz predicted, “print may not completely vanish from the market, but I think it is going to be increasingly less important. Many publications will never have a print analog and will only be printed on digital formats.”

With its scholarly, reliable reputation, Encyclopedia Britannica had not been affected by the popularity of free website Wikipedia, he said.


So the gist of the article was that Encyclopedia Britannica which was first published in Edinburgh, Scotland 1768 (gosh darnit that’s like eons ago!) will no longer be supplying you with their printed editions instead their digital versions will be available online for an annual subscription of $70. Previously the 32 volume printed edition would sell for $1400 which would be updated every 2 years. Because we are now insanely digitized and everything has to be available on an app they have already started supplying others with those and these apps range between $1.99 and $4.99 per month.

The company mentioned on Tuesday that they will keep selling their printed editions until their current stock of 4000 encyclopedia sets run out.

I just can’t believe it. I do hope that books do not become extinct but at the same time I kind of do simply because it would save the trees that we have and we would become more eco-friendly. Anyways, I just thought this was something insanely interesting and worth a sharing with the world.




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Pre-Ordered Apple’s New iPad 2012

March 8, 2012  |  Apple, I want.., iPad, My New Toys

Just pre-ordered Apple’s latest iPad (you know I had to) Thanks to Daddy’s account and Sister #3’s shipping service I do not have to wait an insane amount of time to get it! Yay!

I grabbed myself the 64GB White 4G LTE Model (AT&T).  Engraved it as well!

Thanks Daddy and D!

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