Monthly Archives: July 2011

Happy Caffeine-Less Ramadan

Categories: Coffee, Ramadan, Religion | 8 Comments

July’s Top 100 Kuwaiti Blogs

1

Q8ping.com

105

Same Rank

2

Frankom.com

193

Up From 6

3

Meenakon.com

200

Down From 2

4

248am.com

204

Same Rank

5

Aboflan.com

229

Same Rank

6

ilsul6ana.com

275

Down From 3

7

entya.com

282

Same Rank

8

kuwait-music.com

285

Up From 19

9

waw.cc

354

Up From 17

10

Bloglaish.com

375

Up From 11

11

HiKuwait.com

423

Down From 9

12

danderma.co

489

Same Rank

13

hishersq8.com

536

Down From 10

14

360dewan.com

552

Up From 18

15

chraimba.com

565

Down From 8

16

kumailplus.com

576

Up From 20

17

bananaq8.com

582

Down From 15

18

pinkgirlq8.com

645

Down From 13

19

crowsy.com

742

Up From 22

20

omarker.com

765

Down From 16

21

habbatq8ya.com

807

Up From 26

22

fe9l.com

1032

New

23

cakeobake.com

1053

Same Rank

24

965malls.com

1178

Down From 14

25

Ansam518.com

1289

Down From 21

26

kaifan5.com

1291

Up From 30

27

fereej.com

1521

Up From 43

28

7ajidude.com

1531

Up From 29

29

zdistrict.com

1717

Up From 58

30

tryingtobefahad.com

1734

Up From 42

31

p0ach.com

1735

Down From 24

32

kwt-hope.blogspot.com

1811

Up From 82

33

designer-w.blogspot.com

1884

Up From 96

34

buzfairy.com

1960

Up From 68

35

http://bowadh7a.net

1964

Up From 39

36

q8allinone.com

2032

New

37

qortuba.org

2053

Up From 47

38

4thringroad.com

2081

Up From 48

39

http://trendygirl87.blogspot.com/

2114

Up From 65

40

zhgaan.net

2172

Down From 36

41

248pm.com

2187

New

42

thouq.com

2226

Up From 95

43

alblogy.com

2264

Down From 32

44

tafjeer.wordpress.com

2294

Down From 34

45

kuwait10.net

2436

Same Rank

46

http://im-geek.com/

2524

Down From 40

47

salatmaiwa.com

2621

Down From 38

48

shitwecomeupwit.com

2663

Up From 73

49

broadcasti.com

2705

Down From 28

50

q8blend.com

2724

Down From 35

51

http://www.socialslave.com/

2777

Up From 66

52

yosif11.wordpress.com

2816

Up From 67

53

crazyyetwise.com

2834

Up From 72

54

http://www.ten98.com

2863

New

55

Kuwaitiful.com

2898

Down From 31

56

q8path.com

3019

Down From 52

57

zgrtq8.com

3107

New

58

al-zain.blogspot.com

3221

Down From 57

59

bndq8.blogspot.com

3287

Down From 46

60

http://expatandthecity.blogspot.com/

3477

New

61

newq8bride.com

3541

New

62

6umasha.wordpress.com

3688

Up From 86

63

seeratq8iya.com

3698

New

64

chayaltha7a.blogspot.com

3709

Down From 53

65

aklati.blogspot.com

3764

Up From 79

66

ducatiq8i.blogspot.com

3838

Up From 99

67

http://chuknum.com

3879

New

68

khaleejesque.com

4029

Up From 80

69

13cups.com

4073

Down From 49

70

meblogging.com

4182

Down From 25

71

bintilkuwait.com

4197

Up From 88

72

beetalzain.wordpress.com

4265

Up From 75

73

grapevinekuwait.com

4323

Up From 81

74

auto965.com

4326

Down From 51

75

q8blackmarket.com

4375

Down From 60

76

q8lens.net

4423

Down From 63

77

enter-q8.blogspot.com

4513

New

78

confashionsfromkuwait.com

4556

Up From 92

79

welurk.com

4606

New

80

tidbitdujour.com

4703

Down from 44

81

http://natnot.net/

4707

New

82

http://q8stig.blogspot.com/

4760

New

83

ims85.com

4805

New

84

Jebla

4838

Down from 56

85

Froyo Nation

4848

New

86

Landeni

4852

Down from 33

87

Couch Avenue

4927

Same Rank

88

Blog 37

4943

Down from 64

89

Some Contrast 

4952

Up From 94

90

Moody n cheeky 

4955

New

91

Lady B

4964

Down from 61

92

Eb6ainiya 

5082

New

93

Up till 1 

5151

Down from 77

94

Bint Alshamiya

5218

Up From 98

95

3ateeja

5299

Down from 54

96

Why Not Q8

5528

Up From 97

97

Kuwait’s Blog

5786

New

98

Gate 33

5830

New

99

Chocolate and Chocolate

6131

New

100

Walladah

6173

Down from 41

Damn . . . My blog is moving up, So happy :)
Thank you my readers :*
Thank you very much Danderma for this monthly list :)
Categories: Blog, kuwait | 8 Comments

Lomograpghy-Kuwait City

Categories: Photography | 4 Comments

Book Review: The Tiger’s Wife

This is a very new book which was published last March, I loved the title, & the synopsis BUT don’t let looks deceive you. The book consists of 13 chapters, and it’s all narration, there was hardly any conversation which i hate alot. Long narration frustrates me, I love to read conversations more, but this book was all about narration. It starts boring, really boring that I thought I won’t be able to finish this book but I pushed myself til I reached chapter 7 & things started getting interesting.

It’s about Natalia’s Grandfather’s death which leads her to remember the old stories he told her of their small village about the tiger who escaped from the zoo, befriended a deaf-mute Muslim girl who’s married to a Christian who beats her every day. The girl is later called the devil for her husband has disappeared & the villagers think that she’s now the wife of tiger. Oh yeah, the girl is pregnant at the time of her husband’s disappearance. Her grandfather becomes a dear friend to the girl & tries to help her.

The stories are superstitious and beyond reason, the villagers believed in, which I liked the most. But Tea has to learn how to make her novels more interesting. And I didn’t like the ending at all . . . what is it supposed to be?!

Categories: Books | 3 Comments

Burger Prices O_O

I should have posted about this subject long time ago!

I’m really frustrated from the burger . . .  I repeat BURGER prices in the country. They’re unreasonable at all! 1 single burger minus fries & soft drink costs around KD 3 up to KD 5 or 6! Is this acceptable?! It’s a burger, the whole ingredient wouldn’t exceed KD1 Max & you sell it for KD4?! Why y3ni?!

It’s because we have the money, we don’t complain or literary feel how expensive it is. We wouldn’t mind spending money on food, we wouldn’t mind spending more than KD 5 on a burger meal, but think about it, is it really worth it?! No it’s NOT!

The only burger that I’ve found its price reasonable when looking at other prices, is Elevation Burger which costs around KD 2.250 & it’s somehow acceptable because it’s organic . . . But what about the other burger places?! What’s your excuse?! Do you buy your lettuce from Honolulu or your tomato from Sin Maarten (do they even have them in there?!)!

I’m not a cheap person, I’d finish my salary before the end of the month just because of restaurants & cafes . . . but someone has to speak about this and take action! I know I can’t do anything but talk, but what I’m gonna do boycott (or rather not buy) burgers that costs more than KD 2.500/-

Categories: Food, kuwait | 21 Comments

Mada’s Awful Internet Connection & Customer Service

A couple of months ago, we heard about Mada internet connection & because the landlord is an old guy, giving us a hard time and doesn’t wanna give us a phone line, so we decided to try this wireless service.

We headed to Almuhalab and talked to the sales guy who gave us a background about the connection, download limit, price bla bla bla! We asked about the coverage in our area (Mishref Block 6). Mada sales informed us that it’s one of the best areas in Kuwait & that we will get a speed up tp 6mp & and no less than 2mp . . . that seemed as an awesome internet connection, so we took it.

Guess what?! Mada sales lied to us, the higher we got was 1.5mp (in good days) and all the time we get 512 kb O_O! We talked to them on phone & complained zillions of times but no one seems to know what’s the issue with our coverage . . . people on phone don’t understand a thing about something called internet connection! They say we’ve sent a complain to the management & we’ll get back to you . . . you know what they do?! The guy we spoke on the phone calls us the next day “I’m just calling to inform you that I’m following up with you”!!!!!! Please, don’t insult my intelligence, following up with me on what exactly?! Try and figure out a solution for the problem that you don’t know how to solve!

Husband & I are really frustrated from Mada internet connection & their customer service. One month left for this service to end and we’re going for another company!

Categories: Internet, kuwait | 24 Comments

Jamie Oliver’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Love this dude . . . get it from Lulu Hypermarket ;)

Categories: Food | 2 Comments

eb6ainiya Ramadan Recipe Contest

Our Fellow blogger eb6ainiya has launched a contest for Ramadan and it’s a very useful one . . . all people get to participate with their home-made recipes. Deadline will be on the 5th of Ramadan . . . Hurry up and participate.

For further information, visit eb6ainiya\’s blog.

Categories: Blog, Events, Food, kuwait, Ramadan | 2 Comments

Luna Restaurant-Missoni Hotel Kuwait

Yesterday I was invited by the lovely Miss Nikki the manager of Luna restaurant to attend the pre opening and taste some of the dishes displayed on their menu. My husband & I arrived today where we’ve been greeted warmly by the receptionist and showed us to our table. Later on, Nikki came & greeted us. She gave us a background about the restaurant and she mentioned that it is a Mediterranean restaurant that has a variety of dishes & it does.

So we picked our dishes (check pix) and I went to take pictures of the place. The staff was very polite, sweet, super friendly & very efficient (hope it will stay the same *never ever change). The atmosphere of the place was very cozy and warm. The seats were comfy & the tables are very suitable for eating. The complimentary food’s quantity was more than enough.

Now, let me take in a tour inside the restaurant along with the dishes we’ve ordered, shall we ;)

seating area

another section

isn’t it elegant and fashionable?

privacy is available

the bar

part of the privacy, you can enjoy your email with your table area covered with a thread curtain

complimentary sweet penuts

complimentary potato chips

Romesco sauce, delicious

complimentary bread

seafood sauce: delicious and very light to start your meal with it.

mini bread topped with fish: Oh La La La

Caramelized Chicken Livers: *faint* I salut the chef for this dish. It was very very very soft & light, I couldn’t feel it going inside my tummy. In many restaurants, the chicken liver turns out to be a little bit chewy but oh no, not this dish.

Lamb Pies: It was very ordinary but the creamy cheesy topping was to die for.

Lobster Salad: very lovely yet very very spicy.

Lamb Angus fillet (or smth like that, forgot the name); was somehow good but a lil bit dry, extra sauce and it will be perfect.

Ramesco Prawn with rice: verrryyy delicious and the shrimp was huge (not tiny). Very heavy dish, suitable for two persons.

Hazelnut Lava Cake: delicious same as Choco Room

Pineapple & ginger smth with yoghurt ice cream: simply WOW . . . Heaven. aahhhh I want more of this dish.

playing with the lights . . . wear sunglasses coz it hurts the eyes :P

isn’t this cute? containing toothpicks :D

my Missoni notebook :D

Categories: Food, kuwait | 17 Comments

Pack a Bag Campaign

Quoted from Noon :

“dear bloggers and silent readers, its time to pack your bags, but this time its not for you, your not going anywhere but your bag is.

“pack a bag” campaign is a campaign with no rules, its not based on an organization nor a group, you don’t have to stick with a certain organization, all you have to do is pack an old bag that you don’t need anymore and pack it with clothes, shoes, accessories, toys and whatever you think is suitable for donating and send it to whoever you think needs it the most. your maid, tea boy, cleaning lady at work, poor people around you like a neighbour maybe, you can send them to africa or refugee camps.

it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, which country your from, there’s no rules or restrictions to this campaign, so whoever you think needs it the most, just donate it.

this campaign starts from kuwait and hopefully will reach the rest of the world, so im calling all bloggers, readers and “charity enthusiasts” to help me spread the word

if you are in kuwait i can provide you with families in need that you can easily reach, just make sure you contact me on my email

ps: please make sure that the clothes and everything else you donate are clean and well folded, preferably not torn.”

Email: hajrious_@hotmail.com

Categories: Events, kuwait | 7 Comments

The Burger Hub Experience

I know I know, I’m the last one on earth to try The Burger Hub but it wouldn’t hurt to write about my experience ;) The atmosphere was kinda dark, I almost fell asleep *yawn* but the decoration is lovely. The seatings weren’t comfortable at all, my back was hurting me all the time, and I felt I was not that close to the table and it wasn’t adjustable! The restaurant was very humid, the AC wasn’t working very well, and I was going to faint, not to mention I was fasting at that time. Their menu lacked photos. I believe each restaurant must include photos of some of the dishes in their menu. The food was good & I really enjoyed the Wazo fries.

No photos

See how dark it is . . .

Buffalo Salad (yum yum)

Wazo fries . . . It reminded me of Dathra :P

La Rose Burger . . . Very delicious

Chili Burger . . . Wasn’t that good!

Categories: Food, kuwait | 12 Comments

Book Review: The Help

Such an amazing book. Full of enlightenment about the old days when black people were treated like shit yet very entertaining. What can I say about the characters? Each has its own uniqueness and wittiness. This book made me so furious yet it made me laugh like crazy, special that crazy help Minny :P I loved what she did to Hilly hehe ;)

It’s about a book being written by a white woman (Skeeter) about the black maids and how they’re treated by their employers (white ladies). and how the main 3 characters (Skeeter, Aibileen, & Minny) become closer.

I’ve heard this book is gonna be a movie, and immediately I imagined Nicole Kidman as “Skeeter” but when I’ve checked, the role was done by Emma stone. Can’t wait for the movie to come out :D

Categories: Books, Movies | 9 Comments

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