Friday, November 19, 2010

Were @ War

al7imdellah my birth was just as planned, all natural no interventions or drugs ..
17 hours of contractions .. and Muhammed said hi to mommy, daddy and the world :)

first thing nurses did was ask me to breastfeed him, skin to skin contact. i loved how they were aware of all the things i have already read and wanted to do. i felt that the support system was very aware and strong here .. in my medical files and Muhammed files it stated with a red line under it (EXCLUSIVELY BREASTFED) meaning they will not take the baby for feeds at all. i requested he be with me in the room at all times, i did the changing, feeding, and burping .. they kept doing regular check ups plus bathed him :) which was super cute!

now the war starts here .. im back home, sleep deprived tired.. can barely fit time for my own meals .. im breastfeeding on demand .. so there isnt a time schedule that i can work according to... and i receive this in my mail box ..they sent "it" @ a time when they know a mother is most vulnerable at. a beautiful colorful envelope congratulating me and welcoming Muhammed with a very warm but greedy hug, from this very famous company (GERBER/NESTLE)!

i open it, it was filled with adorable gerber babies, Q&A section about their newly modified just like "breastmilk" formula!! ... but wait thats not all; a very generous gift a "CHECK" signed by them that is for me!.. my gift for having Muhammed? but gets even better.. the check can only be spent for purchasing their new formula!!!

isnt that INSANE!!! theyre not just promoting formula, its as if theyre at war with breastfeeding! how did they get access to my information to begin with?? how did they know i just gave birth? since they have all my info they obviously know im exclusively breastfeeding.. which makes me a target!

all of this got me thinking, formula companies push formula down babies throats to make millions and millions of dollars! they give free formula for new mommies, just to have them hooked.. seems kind and generous of them to do so.. 1 - 2 say 3 free formula cans that leads to buying the same formula can for atleast 2 years! now how generous is that! so why would any company endorse or encourage breastfeeding since no one is making money out of it!

its beyond sad .. and upsetting.
for the sake of our future generations, i really hope parents would read more and learn whats good for their kids and whats not.. instead of letting main stream media decide for (brain wash) them.

wish everyone is well.
missing u and kuwait so very much!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Welcome to the world Muhammed :)

7amoodi 1 week old in this pic

on 19-9-10
@ 5:14 am

my body (by the grace of Allah) delivered a tiny new little soul to this world. my heart is full of excitement and love.. to nourish this tiny being with all that i have learned.
they say "its love at first sight" i always like to correct that because its not necessarily true. i think most people confuse (instant protective instinct) with love.
i immediately feel the need to hold and protect my baby .. but i fall in love with each minute and day we get to spend together .. bonding and knowing each other. love always needs to take time for it to be real .. it cant get any more real than this.

love u all.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Muslims are Racist, Islam is not

a friend .. who was Christian converted to Judaism, then after more research converted to Islam. she says Islam was where all her questions got logical answers, it connected the dots and made sense. she was at peace and content with her life.

months later of practicing and blending in with Islamic communities, wanting to fit in with the faith she lovingly joined, she kept questioning the religion because of its people. she said: "why is it many Muslims do not practice their faith" and by practice she did not mean prayers and fasting.. those are the easy practices anyone can do .. she meant the other things.. the morals of Islam. the way we deal with each other. she kept seeing how most Muslims contradict with their own faith, talk the talk but dont walk the walk.

the deeper she got in to the communities the more shocked she was of its hypocrisy. and it had to stop at one point, and that was "racism" unfortunately, she discovered that most Muslim communities are racist, when it comes to where you come from, nationality, family names, and of course skin color (tones) she said it was very un Islamic and to her that was it. she kept trying to fit in .. trying to not let it get to her.. but at the end a community represent its religion and faith. she did not want to be part of that.

sadly, shes not a Muslim any more. she admits that she knows Islam is the right religion but she doesnt want to be associated with how racist its people are. shes still in search and hoping she`ll find a faith that does as it preaches.

i know for sure just as upset and disappointed she was of us, as a community, our beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is 1000 times more disappointed and ashamed of our acts and racism. we are one of the most racist communities i think in most religions. we never like to admit it. were very judgmental, and love to set people in different groups, categories, label everyone according to very little meaningless things. that has nothing to do with islam or its morals and teachings. its purely shameful, and the most painful part is that we have no shame in feeling this way. when someone thinks hes better than someone else just because of who they are and where they come from, to me is ignorant and disgusting. stop this very backward and limited way of thinking and learn from your religion how to become civilized and open minded. Allah yahdee al kil inshallah.

its as simple as this: if Allah doesnt care where we come from, why should i?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

lots of stuff ..

been long since my last post.. missed you guys .. o mbarak 3laikm ma tabaqa mn al shahar inshallah
its been super busy after the road trip which was extended btw! my sister made a surprise visit with her TRIPLETS! the house all the sudden was full of kids and life .. perfect timing for Ramadan! was the best thing ever .. Abdullah loved living with other kids, poor thing sometimes i feel like hes very lonely :(

anyways .. after i lost my precious blackberry i call at&t to report it stolen :( and guess what instead of a "bohoo so what" they say were so sorry to hear that .. would you like to upgrade to another one? im like "up what" upgrade to another blackberry or phone any phone u want? we have a list that you can choose from .. i was gonna go with another bold.. but then the very kind lady suggests .. why dont you wait for a while untill we launch the Torch! i was like YES!!!!! ill wait ..

and voila two days a go, a knock on the door and guess who it is .. my BABY TORCH! and IM IN LOVE!!!! in love with the torch and in love with at&t !! upgrading meant only paying 199$ for the TORCH!!! can u believe that .. like wow! its the best phone i have ever owned or even ever held! im not exaggerating!! its a really really good phone! having both big touch screen and a keyboard for typing is all u need really! 5 mg pixel camera with many setting options! a huge crystal clear screen! light weight .. its just perfect! i highly recommend it ;)

anyways guys please take good care o tqabal Allah 9yamkom :*

ps. im watching "Zwarat 5ameees" and loving it!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Road Trip to San Fran!

inshallah we will be road tripping for about a week ..
its not easy specially when your 28 weeks preggers .. but im not gonna pass on this experience just to regret it later on .. so im toughen up ;)

anyways so far so good!
Abdullah Bday party was a success! everyone had a great time! al7imdellah .. i might share a few pics in the next post.. for now ill wish you all well inshallah, will update you soon on how the trip is going.

take cares :*

Monday, July 19, 2010

phoneless .. homeless

thats exctly how im feeling right now. and it made me realize how sad it is that we grow so dependant on our phones/computers/gadgets in general .. theyre supposed to be there for us when we need them .. but not to live with them. my phone feels like my best friend whos beenn there every single minute and i simply lost that!
i feel like part of me is missing .. not to mention all the data!! phone book / appointments/ bbm contacts/ pictures and videos! its just too much .. we save a huge part of our lives in such a tiny thing.

-deep breath-

the last two years of my life been documented on that phone.. and now its all gone. i also miss my bbm groups .. i miss the ppl who i used to check their msgs first thing in the morning.. my tweets .. uploading pics on my fb .. all of that :(
its scary that i feel alone .. not to mention i cant make phone calls! LOL its sooo funny.. i havent had an adult conversation today at all .. been stuck with Abdullah all day, all i got from him is "no.. elmo..cookie.. maay and some other word" lol
anyways guys take good care of your phones .. my poor little phone is now for sure formatted and being sold on craiglist! i bet :@ hate them!

backup! backup! backup!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

feeling romantic lately

been listening to a lot of love songs .. mushy stuff .. crying over kids cartoons ..
i know its my pregnant hormones i know.. i cant help but enjoy what im feeling even if it was temporary :( my (aaaawwwwwwws) have tripled.. i get goosebumps soo easily over silly things.
i dont know if your getting what im talking about short:

i feel like im a teenager again LOL

and its sooo much fun .. to get all the emotional package of excitement and corniness with out having to be naive or u know a teenager! :p
ive been soo overwhelmed with these emotions that its been keeping me from blogging. i cant think sometimes im very easily distracted .. its fun! im not complaining im just surprised i didnt feel this way in my first pregnancy :p maybe this baby will be i dont know .. a drama queen! :p hope not.

anyways ..
hows everything with you guys misssssss u all of u.. so much
this is one of the songs ive been listening to, brings the biggest grin to my face for some reason!


Sunday, July 04, 2010

July 4th is a day ill never forget

i can still remember holding him in my hands after he was born @ 11 am
i couldnt cry, i coudlnt speak.. i just kept saying "sub7an Allah"
i was astonished by the miracle i had in my hands.

a miracle never stops being a miracle with time .. it just grows into a bigger one.
each child is his own mothers miracle. and my miracle turned 2 today :)

i love you abdullah with every existing cell i have.

Saturday, July 03, 2010


a heavy heart..
short breath.
pale skin..
dry palms.
thoughts that cause real actual pain..
the wish to dissolve.

just pause

Sunday, June 27, 2010

the war of smart phones

i phoners, blackberries, droids...
this is going to be a very on the surface general review "more like an opinion"

im gonna start by saying its not going to be fair since im a blackberry user.
and no it wasnt a "phase-habba" i got mine in 2008 after it was highly recommended by the at&t guy .. i was going to buy an iphone and then he opened a drawer full of USED iphones and said "these are all returns and they switched to blackberry" i was shocked.. and said ill listen to his advice. and im SO glad i did .. not only was it cheaper but ever since 2008 and now its 2010 my phone is good as new! this never ever happened to me before i usually buy new phones with in months or a year max! never this long .. so its definitely heavy duty and is doing great :)

another thing i would admit since im a macbook person .. apple is "perfection" when it comes to computers .. ipods, ipads, or what every they may come up with later on in life, they do it like no one can.. theyre very good when it comes to computers in general but phones .. not so much!
the touch screen is a complete torture when it comes to "txting" when i dial-type i like to do it freely with no tension or concentration, that i might "touch" the wrong space on the screen.. because touch screens are highly sensitive .. they do not go well with phones (where you have to deal with very limited space) .. im used to dialing with out even looking at the dial pad, or screen.. that is impossible with a touch screen .. on another note.. how would blind people use an iphone.. simple "they cant" the other day i was thinking about that and it made me realize how not user friendly it is.

.. apple computers, blackberry phones. thats how i see it work perfectly

now droid is coming to the equation and is winning on soo many levels! when it comes to phones. they have both buttons and touch .. great screen and cam! vast memory, great antenna that doesnt limit u to holding ur phone "right handed only" which is the latest joke im not going to go through that even .. if i ever need to switch to anything it will definitely be droid..
not just because they have a great phones, but also of their amazing customer service. theyre not snobs! which is starting to really get on every ones nerves. the users and specially the medias.

let me know what u think.
oh and if ur gonna argue; u cant live with out the apps .. id suggest ipod.. can do all what u want to do but making the calls .. which i believe is how it sohuldve been from the start.

im going to leave you with this hilariuos video! lol havent laughed this loud in a long time

Thursday, June 24, 2010

i need to post

im having one of those endless days ..
i think ive been to 10 different places today, in and out of different cars ..
its been hectic and tiring .. all i can think of right now is my bed. but thats not an option. so i figured whats the next most relaxing thing to (my bed .. me sleeping .. me doing nothing..)
the answer was (to write on my blog) .. thats how much i love this thing :)

so whats up with everyones life? other than dealing with unbearable summer heat, FIFA 2010, planning summer trips, tanning i guess .. and preparing for Ramadan :)
im always pleased to see all the facebook groups and emails about kuwaiti girls/women promoting their work for Ramadan like desinging quftans and home catering (deserts and so) mashallah. that always cheers me up to see that people are doing something theyre passionate about! kudos to them wallah and all the luck!

i just started making our own ice summer smoothies! and im in love! its a lot of fun! u get creative with each drink you make and its super easy plus healthy ;) would highly recommend it. this is a great website if you feel like you need fun recipes.
btw since summer TV is soo bad and most good shows are not on anymore .. i might recommend a few new interesting shows that i think you might find entertaining :)
if your into reality shows: "Say Yes to the Dress" "Bridezillas" "Work of Art" "The Real L Word" "Last Comic Standing" and finally "i didnt know i was pregnant" is just hilarious!!
im also watching "the Gates" "Nurse Jackie"

Ill keep you updated if i ever find other good tv shows :)
take care all .. and have a nice weekend.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Celebrating Fathers Day

David Beckham with his son Romeo. voted one of the best fathers of the year

so many of you may say .. fathers day celebrated? why?
some people wont even celebrate mothers day because its (haram) or (bidaa). well personally the way i see it, nothing came in the Quraan that says do not celebrate (harmless) occasions in life if they werent from islam .. nothing says that. on the contrary Islam always encouraged us to express love, give gifts and to celebrate happy occasions in life(as long as) its in a proper way and manner that doesnt include anything haram. thats how i find these occasions, nothing but (human) they have nothing to do with any religion, or harm any traditions what so ever .. they are purely "a harmless reminder" .. to make someone you truly love feel appreciated and loved on a certain day of the year.

many would argue: we show them love every single day not just this day..
I would repeat: being reminded to love someone and show appreciation to them in one day in the year, doesnt mean u cant love them every day!! its just a simple reminder to those who get busy in life.. and who doesnt? so having an internationally marked day on a calender that reminds you to pick up the phone or go out buy a card-gift flowers to your mother, dad or wife is completely harmless.. if not important. specially when our life styles keep getting more and more hectic and busy.

Fathers .. in every house hold .. this day is not only to remind ur kids to love you, but also remind you why you love them too .. if your busy with work make the time to sit with your kids even if it was just for 15 minutes .. share a book, a hug, or just small talk, experience that bonding of (child and father) many kids im sure miss and will love to have more often :)

ps. im writing this as my husband is spending a special (fathers day) event with Abdullah at day care. things like this really does warm the heart up.
pps. girls .. u can thank me later for the pic :p

Happy Fathers Day to all our great dads

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I miss bloggers that "write"

I miss the old blogging days .. the none commercial ones. when bloggers gave their posts thought and wrote real life issues, theirs or others. they wrote their hearts out .. they poured creativity .. engaged, made us cry and laugh. we all knew each other very well.. became more like a family. doesnt mean we had to know eachothers identities, but knew who we really were. everything has changed .. sub7an Allah everything always does. i would like to send a hello, to some of my old fellow writers/friends .. the blogsphere is really not the same with out u guys. i wouldnt be the person im if it werent for all of you :)

Zizo Time - Dr.Lost - Battlefield - Do0da - Papillona - Scarlo - Fedo - GQ - 7asoon - Yazeez
and more of you that my memory fail to remember at the moment...

love u guysss .. soooo much, hope your all doing well in life :)

i do enjoy present day blogging, and each time comes with a different style i guess.. i maybe too old for this and need to get used to it. but i swear i sometimes cant help the need to just "READ" what other bloggers have to say.. so i can interact with someone .. im finding it difficult to "find" that. i end up feeling bloated because of all the food review posts! restaurants, coffee shops, private food businesses .. a lot of (food foood foooood!) lol and then comes the other reviews.. either of tv shows, movies .. new places in kuwait or new phones, new machines, new businesses... so its simply not the same .. not personal but more materialistic.

no offense to anyone .. we do need you guys .. and your doing a great job at it mashallah. all im trying to say is, just as much as we need you, we also need the old ways too .. we need post writers. if you guys are out there give me a shout out .. ill be more than happy to read :)

hope everyone is well inshallah :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

been crowned

crowned by the very beautiful and lovely shosho, its been more than 2 years since my last tag! so this is cute :p

Question 1: Six secrets no one would come to know about me on our first meeting.

1- i say (aaawwwwwwwww) when im happy about something and say (yoo yoo yoo yooooo) in a very fast tone when im shocked or upset!!

2- im very social, love meeting new people but like to keep my close circle of friends limited.

3- it bothers me when people look at anything other than my eyes/face when talking to me.

4- i can never gain weight .. which brings me to how much i hate it when people keep asking me "omg did u lose some weight?!!"

5- i have a very bad ..(repeat) BAD memory .. always tend to forget names, appointments, events, and some very precious memories :( the only good thing about this is, it makes it easier for me to forgive and forget.

6- one of my best qualities (or at least thats what i believe) is my "calmness" blkwaity "barda".. i have full control of my temper, feelings, what i say and reactions. never lose my cool no matter what the situation is (except for the time my mom passed away) but other than that im very collected and calm. it annoys some people .. but i know it always works out for every ones best.

i pass the crown to our brand new and very interesting blogger a la Mocha :)

have a nice weekend all :*

Thursday, June 10, 2010


do you floss?

today was Abdullahs second check up at the dentist .. so in each checkup his doctor checks his teeth, gums, his skills in brushing teeth, if hes ready for tooth paste yet or not (because some kids swallow it) and thats dangerous. Al7imdellah Abdullah been doing fine in all of that until his doctor asked me today : "does he floss?" !!
at first i thought he was kidding .. but his face didnt give me any "joke" vibe .. so i answered with a stunned face "floss!? hes not even two yet..? can he floss??"
he replied "as long as his teeth are all out his teeth should be flossed.. and its better to get him develop flossing habit from an early age, if he cant floss for now you have to floss for him"

i wanted to be honest and just say honestly that neither i or his father floss.. we brush and use mouth wash but thats it.. i couldnt.. part of me was afraid of being judged :/ lol sort of the case specially when the doctor is kind of hot ! :p

so anyways .. he insisted i start teaching him to floss .. he said people who do not floss.. are just like people who do not brush their teeth because all the food remains there to rot for days!!! its the cause of teeth decay, roots infections, bad breath! some gum infections and sensitivity! :/ i was grossed out of the thought .. but remembered that i was never advised by any of my dentists in kuwait to floss?! inshallah teaching him wont be difficult i was happy to find special flossing kit for toddlers in his goody bag! so now im actually excited to see how it will work out.

thanks to Abdullah now were all going to start flossing :D
back to my question.. do you guys floss?? lol

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

l e t t e r s

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."-- Cardinal Mermillod

some quotes smolder you with truth and sense.. some very simple quotes
make you choack on your own tears.. the power of words.. each letter that forms them, that creates a thought in your head, a thought
has the power to skim through your memories, grasping a few in particular. leaving you with emotions you sometimes think are gone. tangles you with your own soul, where you either end up struggling wanting to leave, or the opposite, wanting to live in that thought for as long as possible.

i find it fascinating.. the power of it all, how it somehow controls us, then again it makes perfect sense. when something with that much power exists.. its only normal that it is the first thing Allah asked us to do in his book.. "read" the power of those words .. the power of a human being thinking of something and being committed. it brings us to passion, it leads us to having a goal in life, it is where everything starts and it is simply what drives us. "sub7an Allah"

i just wanted to share this thought..
hoping everyone is well today :)

Friday, June 04, 2010

Insane Day!

i wake up @ 7 am, for abdullah to eat his raisins oatmeal while he watch his daily Sesame Street as i prepare his lunch box for daycare. around 8 everything is ready, out fit for daycare another out fit for his photoshoot we had scheduled @ 3:15 thats the latest appointment we could get .. we only had 15 minutes to be there because we pick him up from daycare @ 3 !! so talk about "7adda 7adda"

*Note: driving in LA is scary!! i did it 3 times and then swore not to try again :/

we drop off the little one, hub drops me back home, before he goes to college i remind him "please be back by 2:30 we need to pickup abdullah earlier today so we can make it on time for the photoshoot."

2:30 i txt him "babes please try to leave now" .. with no reply .. i call .. no reply :/ i start to immediately worry like i always do. 2:45 he calls "im still in college will be leaving now" !!!
me "no comment" !

3:00 he calls "im stuck on the high way traffic is insane and my car is almost out of Gas i need to make a quick stop @ the Gas station.. call daycare tell them were gonna be bit late" !!!
me "no comment!!"

i call GAP coz thats where were having the photo shoot.. "please is there any chance we can reschedule? maybe 3:50" they agreed they could squeeze me in as long as i come before 4pm :D yay for us!

3:10 i call day care .. they have a pickup policy we can only be 10 minutes late.. any minute after that they charge 10$ per minute and if that happens three times, they notify social services! so not soo good!!! good thing i called .. they said theyll give us another 10 minutes with no extra charge! because its our first time to be late .. again .. yay for us!

3:20 Hub calls "go to my office check if the car insurance is in the black file?!!
im like why?!!!
" im with a police officer they stopped me for speeding" !!!! OMG!!!!! i cant believe this :s
police officer: "where is your Cali drivers license??"
Hub "only got international one"
"Where is your countries drivers license"
"Back home!!!"
ok so this means towing the car away!! plus giving u a something million dollar ticket!!!!

they stopped him a block away from daycare .. hub got soooo frustrated he asked
"ok tow the car .. i just want to walk and get my son from daycare plzzzz!!! i dont want him there all alone" the cop obviously was a father or this would have never worked, specially in the US! theyre very very strict when it comes to traffic laws..
"im only going to give you a ticket and will not tow your car so you can pick up your son"
YAAAY for us again!!!

3:45 Abdullah is successfully and finally picked up!!
hub calls "walk to IHOP and wait there ill pick u up, closer to the Grove .. (where GAP is)
i wait there for 10 more minutes and it was 3:55 by then!!!! i get in to the car and i dont say a word.. im sooooo stressed, upset and simply tired, i can only imagine how stressed poor hub is !! drops me off and goes to find a parking space while i literally carried Abdullah like he was a purse and ran up to the second floor. it was 4:10 !! @@
the photographer was still there shooting her last appointment, the cutest Japanese baby!!! i speak with her assistant she looks at me and smiles .. "dont worry we can still fit you in, 15 mins should be fine"

SUPER YAY!!!!! we did it !!!! XD

had the best time .. the shoot was super successful most adorable all black and white classic cute head shots!
i had a final request .. i was in desperate need of Pink berry .. man! i never enjoyed it like i did that day.. it cooled off all the stress .. managed to put a huge smile on my face .. was a great way to end it all :)

now i just have to wait for 2 weeks! when inshallah pictures will be out :D

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Souls are Worthless to Some People!

Street Terrorism, Done by Alaa Almaktoom, outstanding work! he wrote:
"إهداءً لروح عماد ابن خالي رحمه الله وغفر له، الذي توفي بسبب حادث مروري.
"الغاية من الفيلم توعوية. وقد تم الحرص على عرض المشكلة بطرق مبتكرة تسعى للفت الانتباه والتأثير في النفوس
وكل الأمل في أن تلتقي رسالة الفيلم مع مصلحة بلدنا الذي نتمنى له الأفضل، وأن تشجعنا على إيقاف هذه المجزرة.

"علاء المكتوم

May Allah rest his cousins soul, all our loved ones souls inshallah :(
Please... post it, write about it, email it, let your family and friends watch it.
if this doesnt convince people to be more careful i dont know what will!!
its utter insanity what were going through..

please people please, drive safely, responsibly and stop being selfish.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Update - Cincscape Replied!!

"Dear Cinescape-ER,

We thank you for your email.

We have recently applied the Bachelor nights which has been a great success in allowing the Bachelors to sit in any seat in the theatre instead of having the bottom half of the screen as it use to be.

Moms Day will need to be studied and analyzed and we promise we will do our best to implement it in Kuwait Theatres.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you have any further suggestions or comments.

Cinescape Team"

im thrilled!! they replied in a very timely manner!
i really hope this works out. oh and bachelors! .. im very happy to hear that u have ur own showing times!!! yay for u guys! ;)

Big Thank you goes to Mr.Ali Al-Oqab and the entire team of Cinescape :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Worth a try.. Dear Cinescape..

Dear Cinescape,

Hope your all well, i'm sending you this email as a young mother that enjoys going to the movies. ever since i had my child, i no longer have the time to see movies anymore, because it is difficult for me, and many other moms i know, to leave their kids just to go see a movie. it requires lots of energy and time.

i moved to the United States 2 years ago, and i have discovered many great things about this country concerning facilities. one of them is how much they appreciate and respect mothers (parents). they always give them privileges and means to show their appreciation. one of the things.. which is VERY simple .. is having a special "MOMMY MORNING DAY" @ the theater. the theater i go to have Mommy days on every Monday at 11 am. i go there with my son and enjoy a movie with out worrying about people; whether they get upset or not, because of his crying or because of his running around .. everyone enjoys the movie just like they are at home with their kids. all the families feel happy with their kids instead of anxious or worried over disturbing other viewers. or feeling guilty for leaving them behind.

because of "Mommy Day" I made sure I go once a week to see a movie with my son, i get to meet soo many other mothers there and my son got to meet other kids as well .. some parents sitting on blankets with their kids crawling around, my son would stand on his chair to jump and dance when ever there was a song! they also provide a changing table inside the theater for a quick convenient diaper change. its a great experience for everyone!

i kept thinking how much I will miss this once I move back to Kuwait because there isn't such a thing. I then realized how simple and great the idea is .. anyone can apply it. all you need is one day! At a certain time to dedicate for mothers and their children .. don't they deserve the care and attention? don't they deserve 2 hours in a day or week? and it will also be great for the company's image .. it will show how you appreciate mothers, parenting and kids.

one thing i may add if you ever consider doing this .. to make only one condition.. that only family's are allowed in, no nannies or maids .. because that will ruin the concept and ppl will not want to go anymore. if it was just families who can bring kids .. it will be amazing fun for all (bonding) should be the goal of this day.

I'm very sorry for my long email but I really wish you get the idea that I am trying to convey.. I will be leaving you with a few links to show you how it works here .. a great role model a kuwaiti mother named Jumana Alawadi just published something about this on her blog .. i'm sure this will be a great hit in Kuwait if its ever applied in the right way!

thank you for your time.

this is Jumanas post:
this is the theater i go to:
the theater jumana will be going to:

thanks again
will be looking forward to your reply

I sent them this email yesterday .. inshallah! u never know, im a hopeful person :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Finales Crazy Week!

-safe to read, no spoilers-

why all in one week!!
this is too much .. not just finales .. two of the shows i watch got canceled!! i think finales week is simply depressing .. they always try to depress/shock us with cliffhangers, its just too stressful!

Gossip Girls finale.. i have to admit that the show got really bad, sometimes i feel guilty for still watching it! the only reason for that is i think most ppl would agree on this is the chuck/blair story .. and blairs wardrobe!! ;p the finale was heart breaking :( but Serena is getting on my nerves with her skanky too tight outfits! and wish she could wear a bra for a change lol! and jenny always always irritated the hell out of me! everything about her is simply revolting!! her skinny legs! the way she walks and talks ... and whats with her hair and makeup!!! :/ "etsaba7aaaay!!!"

Greys anatomys finale.... i still get jitters by just remembering it .. was one of the most intense finales i have ever watched .. i literally wasnt able to move, or breathe!! they killed me.. i couldnt even cry i just wanted it over. it was waaay OVER the top! but hands down the acting was sublime! they all did an amazing job! i see Emmys!! ;)
and like the writer said after what happened to them next season is going to be a blank slate to all of them! so we can expect anything now!

LOST! the master of all tv shows .. the show ive been watching since 2004! is coming to a real end, many complained that this season wasnt as strong and dramatic as the rest, what they seem to forget is this is a wrap up season where questions get answered, and where plots come to an end.. thats why it seems more calm and less insane! i love how all the seasons are connecting in this one, theyre answering to things, small things, that happened in season one! and making sense out of it in this one, which only proves the genius of the writers!!! out standing imagination
i have noticed that the actors in general seemed worn off , they look older and simply tired in this season and i dont blame them its really difficult keeping up with everything theyve been doing. they all stated theyre soo happy its coming to and end and they can move on now. i just cant imagine no more jack on tv lol ill sure miss this show. cant wait for the finale but at the same time i dont it to end :(

the show tha got canceled "Mercy" its about nurses and their lives in hospital. a nurse once said "doctors diagnose patients and we treat them" which is true .. and they dont get enough credit for it. the show was really really good .. but didnt get enough ratings, the killed it from season one! they didnt even bother air the finale! how rude is that. im still upset :/ they really didnt give the show a chance to create a base of fans .. atleast two seasons wouldve been fair. anyways id still recommend watching it, it was a really good show!

let me end with the most adorable video ever! where u combine total hotness/hunkness with cuteness!! ;)

enough tv .. just felt like venting and sharing my opinions :p
so what are u watching?

ps. i finally got rid off the GREEN! template it took me 4 years but i did it ;)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

things they leave behind

i still remember her phone number by heart,
its not one of those easey numbers to remember! i once asked her:
"esh,hal raqam! makintoosh!!? :p " and she said .. "who cares ppl save ur nomber no one will know it by heart"
little did she know that 6 years later i still remember it.. digit by digit ..
i have dialed the numbers a few times.. to have some stranger pick up.. everytime i feel like crying over the phone, but i simply apologize and hangup.

when will any of this get easier on my heart and memory. her face and voice arent as vivid as they used to be .. but theyre still there. sub7an allah the thing that i remember the strongest is the way she smelled. which ill never find anywhere else.. i got her perfumes and body lotions but its not that, its her warmth.

why writing about her alone makes me smile and happy :)
maybe because i feel like were connecting .. 7abeebty..
again "yumma" i miss you o i need u right now more than ever .. so please ..
be kind enough o give me a visit.. i really really need to see you its been very long since u last did.

love u :*

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Worht Posting For

just wanted to talk about JAMIE OLIVER .. hes not just a great chef ..
sorry, let me rephrase .. hes not just a great "hot" chef but an amazing parent! who wants things to change for the better .. he started change in his country UK and now hes taking it to the States because hes hoping from there the rest of the world will try and follow!

we really should try and follow when its in good things!
his TV show is being aired every Friday night @ ABC you can watch full episodes on youtube or download them. its called "Jamie Olivers Food Revolution"
this is a clip for u! im sure youll find it pretty interesting...

i dont want you watching this and thinking "wow its pretty bad in the states" because in kuwait its actually worst. according to American Public Health Association "Kuwait has the Highest Obesity level in the World"!! now that is scary! and the numbers are screaming for some action! sadly no one is doing anything about it. something needs to be done, people need to be aware of how bad things are in kuwait. inshallah change will come to each and every house, and people will start looking after what they and their children are eating :) you are what you eat, so eat good and healthy :) for more information on obesity in kuwait read this article from Alwatan news. im very proud that we have KOA (kuwait obesity Association) great job!

of course we cannot post about health and healthy foods with out linking you to my beautiful friends, Jumana :) dear congrats on your new website look!
for healthy food recipes specially for kids and much more go to the lovely Noura

ps. make the time to sign jamies petition to support his food revolution.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The "It" Thing in Beverly Hills/Kuwait!

usually we hear that theres an "It" bag, shoe, designer or dress .. a must have of the season! all the A-listers have it for a reason!! and it sells out almost immediately! in most cases if the designer wasnt simply a friend they were trying to help promote, that "It" would be the best thing out there.

I have noticed that "it" also apply to causes/ways of living, "living green" is the "it" thing right now.. that includes green products, hybrid cars, organic food, recycling, animal friendly farms and products.. trying to help build a safer healthier planet. which is really just perfect! exactly what we need. i also couldnt help but notice another trend that is catching on pretty fast and well!! there couldnt be anything better, it is more important than the green movement it self


the growing number of amazing, powerful, successful beautiful hot breastfeeding mamas! the biggest celebrity names we know: Angelina jolie, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Salma hayek, Catherine Zeta jones to Gwen Stefani.. and the list goes on and on! they all proudly breastfeed their kids! and say its the best thing you could do to your child and your self :) in my opinion, when your breastfeeding your choosing to commit to your child, a commitment to deliver what is being gifted to your child from God.. your the messenger of that amazing nutritious custom made pure milk to your precious bundle of joy! you deliver it while holding him with both arms, skin to skin contact, love and bond :) they say nothing is perfect.. but breastfeeding is simply is.

"WHO and UNICEF recommends you exclusively breastfeed at least up to 6 months, and continue for 1 year or 2 years."

its been proven to prevent heart disease/attacks, also been proven to help prevent breast cancer, prevents post partum depression and helps shed the extra weight! now thats just the cherry on the top for u ;) as in for your little angel, its proven that breastfed babys have stronger immune system and better health in general. it helps create a greater bond between you two, the baby never feels as safe and content as when hes being breastfed. the milk comes out to him in the perfect temperature, easy to digest which minimizes gas pains, no heating or sanitizing required! no artificial additives/cows milk powder being mixed into boiling water, the milk is just his! been created just for him, and who better to create that milk than the same body that created him! your body knows exactly what your baby needs, which is just a miracle! the bond between your body and the baby does not end just because he left it. there is still a connection and need :) definitely beats picking up a generic can off super markets shelftops!

im so thankful for the new trend! and im full of hope that it will catch on in Kuwait, which is already happening!! thanks to our lovely and amazing Noura and Jumana! if your interested in a healthier living and breastfeeding that is where you want to start. were soo lucky for having them in our society.. they are inspiring and im very proud that we can be part of their movement, a dream for this country and its future with inshallah healthier generations to come :) we have just as beautiful, amazing smart mommies.. and precious kids that in no doubt deserve nothing less than the best!

i couldnt find a better way to close this post than with:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hellow Neighbors!

ever since we moved into our apartment complex (jan 2009) .. weve never had any neighbor visits from no one other than the crazy old lady! and that was it.
we live on the fourth floor, every now and then as abdullah is playing around the place dancing or what ever it is hes doing we get a sudden semi mini earth quake! LOL the apartment below would start banging the hell out of their ceiling! the floors would shake and poor little abdullah would get the best of it coz they usually bang the area hes standing at.. hed freeze in his place and looks at me with fear in his eyes .. i go give him a hug and tell him dont worry its ok, dont be afraid.

we got used to this routine untill one day abdullah was dancing along sesami street and all the sudden hell broke lose! the banging was VERY aggressive! and would not stop even after abdullah stopped dancing! they would not stop the banging they were pretty angry! i was upset! and told hub were going to file a complaint tomorrow @ the reception office because this is ridiculous and is against the law! hes not even 2 years old!! how can we control how he plays!? and he has every right to play and grow with out being terrorized every time he did.. we both agreed we`ll go the next day to file a complaint. minutes later.. furious strong banging was on our door! we both knew who it was .. i smiled .. and was like: they finally gave in? lol

as hub was making his way to open the door i told him "wait" .. and asked him to hold Abdullah :) LOL and open the door with him. as he opened the door the guy knocking was like: OMG! its this little kid!!! they both laughed .. and he was like u have no idea how loud it is down there .. we kept wondering what u guys were doing!!!! hub answered were so sorry but we try and keep him quite but @ his age theres nothing we can do. his girlfriend answered .. no.. its really loud down there u cannot imagine how loud it gets! hub answered .. he only weighs 20 pounds! so it must be the floors LOL. so for now no complains are being filed, but if this happens one more time, it will be it!

and that ppl was our second encounter with our lovely neighbors! how welcoming :)
as for now . Abdullah will continue his Elmo dance hopefully with no interruptions :p

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


*. whined, whin·ing, whines
To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.

could u please get a grip before u lose it on me!!!!
i hate it when ppl yap and whine all the time! i know it seems like this is what im doing right now, but because i dont want to yap and whine with someone (and make their life miserable) im doing it on my poor little blog, coz i need to let some off my chest!!!
omg.. ppl its not the end of the world when something is not what u want or planned for?!
move on.. dont make everything into a huge deal and most of all dont OVER react!

sometimes i just wish i could mute my ears .. or pause my life .. better even to just fast forward some bits of it.. no i didnt watch the movie click .. but when i once said that everyone was like ur talking about click! so basically the movie stole my idea hehehe coz i never watched it!

so ... whiners! i hate them .. want them out of my life and head .. i want some off time, some relax time .. oh and one more thing i do need very much .. appreciation. lately ive been feeling down .. for a million reasons .. i need something to get me back up on my feet.
u know i think being taken for granted is never a good thing!.. always be careful with that. there, thats my tip for the day :)

anyways i just exhaled real deep and i think thats ur cue for: ur vent is done :)
this post was a success!!
thank u bloggy al7abeeb :* love u!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

i still come back

"bloggy lik w7sha"

its been almost 4 years now since i started these pages, each year had its own personality and events :)
i dont want to say or even think that im growing out of it "blogging" cause im a firm believer it is my home, but i must admit that growing up in general with more responsibilities cant help but take you away even from the things you care for most.

my beautiful Abdullah will be turning two soon inshallah! i still cannot wrap my head around that ive known him for two years! it feels like eternity but at the same time went by soo incredibly fast! wow 2 years!

hes in daycare now.. the only Abdullah in his class amongst three different Max`s Angelas and Evas :) all soo adorable. the thing i cherish most about L.A and will surely miss is how multiracial it is! u see people from soooo many different backgrounds, religions, ethniticies and skin tones.. with time they all blend intogether that u cant see or notice it anymore. its simply beautiful. i love the respect they have for eachother, honesty in respect and equality. its one of the things i will miss most after we move back to Kuwait inshallah.

anyways i hope everyone is well.
my old blog fellow writers and readers love u and miss u! always :)