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Hope.

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I have no idea how I’m going to start this, I’m actually still very skeptical as to whether I should post it or not.
I just finished a lesson with my sociology professor and we were talking about gender inequality and this is a subject that really grinds my gears. Us women (especially in the Kuwaiti society) are very disadvantaged not just within the society but also within the institutions that individually make up our society.
Yes, we do have the right to vote and to run for the parliament but looking at the other institutions briefly like Religion, Gender and role playing in the family, ethnicity, wealth and income, mass media, the legal system, education etc…
What rights do we really have? Generally speaking religion dominates all the other institutions and women practically have no role in that institution in particular, unless you’re talking about The church of England for example.
Getting to my point, what I’m really trying to say is that we have been given the opportunity, the green light, the chance to prove to, maybe not the world but to this country, to all the other GCC countries that yes, we are able to move forward (Yes we can!) Women are the future of Kuwait, we do have the ability, the knowledge, the power to change.
I do not want men, women, boys, girls to question the power that us women have over change, we ARE capable, we ARE willing, we DO have the opportunity, we CAN make the change.
Your mind is a lethal weapon if used incorrectly, so all you men out there who believe that women are weaker, that women are made just to complete household chores, that women are good for nothing. Well I have a reality check for you, not just one woman in the parliament could do a good job, but several women would be even better, we could probably do the job just as good as any man out there and probably even better.
Now I’m talking to the women out there, stand for what you believe in, because I believe that not only has our power of voting been used against us eg: if we don’t vote it is frowned upon because you’ve been given the right so you should inevitably use it. Also on the other hand there are women who vote in favour of who her husband votes for. Why do you do that? Why don’t you have a voice of your own?
We are not asking to be superior to men, we just want equality, is it asking for too much?
All I’m really saying here is that we’ve been given the chance to make this change, so why don’t we do it? I, personally believe that people in the likes of Dr. Aseel Al Awadhi, Rola Dashti, Dr.Masouma Mubarek Dr.Rasha Al Sabahand Sheikha AlGhanim should be in the parliament, these women are the change I want to see in the world. Dr.Aseel Al Awadhi is somebody I strive to be even slightly like in the future, women like her give me hope and not only do I believe that she can change the books for Kuwait but for each and every woman and man out there she gives us that little bit of hope that change is out there, it is coming and she never lets me doubt that for a second. Until its my turn to be in the parliament, until it’s my turn to make the change. Dr.Aseel Al Awadhi belongs in the parliament and that is a FACT.

Don’t discriminate, don’t hate… Appreciate the chance we’ve been given.

 

Picture taken from Kuwait Times


Rain, rain, go away come again another day…

I don’t think anyone hates the rain as much as I do. The weather is one of the only handful of reasons I like Kuwait, I need SUNSHINE! I wanna go to the beach, I wanna tan, I wanna wear summer dresses.


Random Thoughts

I wish I could do anything productive but I just can’t, I finished Ugly Betty today, watched a few movies and then I spoke to my friend on the phone as I sat and watched the people on the walking road jog and wished it was me 😦 Yes, yes, laugh all you want.

As soon as I get better I decided I want to buy a cycle and go cycling at night. I also decided I’m going jet skiing on Saturday no matter how much pain I’m in, I just can’t stay at home with no activity, it’s more tiring then going out.
I’m also craving Slider Station, good luck trying to get a table on a weekend, and if you do get a reservation good luck trying to get in without the evil stares unless you’re armed with 5 inch heels, bright red lipstick and Amy Winehouse hair.

 

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I like apple pie and you like banoffee

I’m not really that into photography but I like having my camera around and when I see something I like, I take a picture. So here a few of my favourites, I promise to post more soon, maybe a weekly thing, I don’t know yet.
PS: Don’t judge, I’m not a professional nor am I claiming to be. 😀
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Song in the title is fag hag – lily allen I love it!


Choowy Goowy!

So to say I’ve had a couple of bad days would be an understatement yesterday so I decided with a colleague of mine to order Choowy Goowy cookies and brownies.

The choowy goowy dude called me at 8:53 and I was asleep (I’m supposed to be at work at 9). So basically if he didn’t call I would have never made it to work. I will leave you with some pictures and things people said after tasting them:

 

S: Are they nice?
D: Re-phrase your question to how nice are they?

D: It’s like an explosion of mini orgasms in my mouth

And the long silence with the infamous mmmmmm after a while

N: Don’t talk to me right now, I’m savouring this moment!

 

Personally, Rocky Road is my favorite there is no other cookie/brownie/cupcake in the WORLD that tops it! The Choco Loco is nice but doesn’t stay as soft as Rocky Road after a while so is best eaten fresh. The brownies were heavenly, but we asked for caramel sauce which in my opinion would taste better with brownies but it wasn’t available at the time that we ordered. The chocolate sauce tastes amazing but could use a little work, not in the taste but in the texture, it’s too runny, but nevertheless delicious!

Suggestion: Try implementing the rocky road recipe into a brownie! Mmmm toffee with marshmallows in a brownie!

 

 

Choowy Goowy’s number: 2626559

But make sure you make your order one day in advance! You will not regret it! Trust me!


Somewhere Over The Rainbow

I took this from HEspeaks’s blog, it’s edited though… It’s a list of my top 5 favorites

 

Top 5 things on my wish list (take note mama, I know you’re reading this :P) :

  • Ferrari Scaglietti 612 – A very very dark navy blue with beige interior
  • A house in Mallorca, Spain.
  • www.graffdiamonds.com

I couldn’t write 5.. See, I don’t ask for much!

 

Top 5 cities (that I’ve been to):

  • Venice – Italy
  • Mallorca – Spain
  • London – England
  • Jbeil/Beirut – Lebanon
  • Florence – Italy

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I’m so-so-so-sorry

I’m in love with will.i.am’s song it’s called Heartbreaker! Really nice!

The game was AMAZING! Who watched it? What do you guys think?

I thought the messages from the elections were finally over, but noooo they decide to invite half of Kuwait to come over and eat! Leave me alone!

I’m happy things are finally settling down in Lebanon (knock on wood) That means 78 days ’till Armin plays in either the Forum or Biel, I’m not sure! Don’t really care, even if it’s on the autostrad!

Ate machboos for lunch, reallllly yummy macboos with daqoos and salad and bamya… I miss hot meals at the office (Thanks Franky)

Finally got a mani and pedi! Firecracker red! My favorite colour for nails.

That’s it for now.. Until Sunday 🙂


Let’s go, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat!

Very eventful weekend and! Every time I sat down to write a post someone or something would sidetrack me..

Highlights of my weekend:

  • A friend came back from the UK as a surprise! (I had so much fun Teeno! And will miss you when you leave..)
  • I finally got my copy of Madonna’s Hard Candy which I’ve been listening to for a week and I will be reviewing each song soon! (Thanks TS!)
  • I OD’d on Alaska ice cream cake! (iligoo!)
  • I had my first class yesterday! It was OK but the fact that it’s AUK and the teacher was speaking in Arabic was kind of a shocker! I understood what he said but there was a few words I was like huh? The terminologies he used were in English obviously but he speaks to us in Arabic. Do you guys think I should say something to him?

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Lowlights of my weekend:

  • My sister left too soon ( 😦 )
  • One of the doors on my car does not lock. Guess what that means? She’s going away again!

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I’m loving these songs:

  • Incredible – Madonna
  • Beat Goes On – Madonna
  • Miles Away – Madonna
  • She’s not me – Madonna
  • I’ll be waiting – Lenny Kravitz
  • If I never see your face again – Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna
  • Take a bow – Rihanna
  • Closer – Neyo
  • Heartbeat – Scouting For Girl
  • Almost Lover – A Fine Frenzy
  • Break The Ice – Britney Spears
  • Anything But Down – Sheryl Crow
  • American Boy – Estelle
  • New Shoes – Beyonce
  • By Your Side – Yves Larock
  • Cruel Summer – Ace of Base
  • New York City – Paul Van Dyke
  • Sabotage – Paul Van Dyke
  • Can’t Sleep – A&B
  • Touch My Body – Mariah Carey

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I’m addicted to:

  • Trident soft gum tropical fruit flavour
  • Chai 7aleeb (tea with milk) and a lot of sugar!
  • Bourjois’s rouge number 10 nail polish
  • The techno/dance version of Rihanna’s overplayed Umbrella
  • Summer dresses!
  • Hard Candy (album not food!)

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I shall now proceed to get back to working so I can get myself out of here before the sun rises!


Stuck In The Middle

So.. This is my first time posting from my mobile.. D and I were driving along so happily then her car started flashing an alert, something about a water coolant, so I told her to pull over at the side of the road, I lifted the hood and saw that the radiator tube had ripped at the sides and was leaking water and the car started smoking, I immediatly switched the car off and called Super F to the rescue.. We’re sitting in the car right now waiting for the crane to come take loui away 😦 will post pics in the morning!!