Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Oh...by the way??

Aside from jazz music for a bit...Madonna's new song "Hung Up" rocks!!!!!! I just heard it for the first time yesterday :)

I'm so in the mood to party now!

Monday, November 28, 2005

What's The Difference?

For all the non-arab readers...a translation if you will:

Horses for Rent
- 1/4 of an hour: 3 KD
- 15 Minutes: 3 KD


Sunday, November 27, 2005


I usually don't like Starbucks, (Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf & Columbus Bear Cafe is more my taste), but I was in the mood for a Mocha Frapaccino the other day. It was a good day....so far. I made my order (nocticed the price...KD 1.350), and the man behind the counter asked if I wanted extra caramel. I agreed. The man went to the back of the counter and began the proccess of my drink. Tap! Tap! Tap!....chuck! chuck! chuck! and then came the blending....

He graciously gave me my drink and told me...KD 2.800 please. I looked at him with disgust and all I can say was "WHAT???" I pointed to the menu board behind him and showed him that its supposed to be KD 1.350. He said..."yes, but you also wanted extra caramel sauce." Ok, I wanted extra caramel, not knowing that they will charge that much more for that!!! He told me that they charge 150 fils per pump of extra sauce, and they pumped 9 times! 5 pumps on the bottom of the cup, and 4 pumps on the top of the whip cream! I kid you not, I did not know that they charge for extra sauce. 150 fils for a measly pump of caramel??? What..is it made out of edible gold?? I was not gonna pay almost 3 KD for drink. All I wanted was a simple "squirt" of caramel on the top...just for the added taste...not to be drenched in it! After some scolding, I slided the drink back to him across the counter and told him I did not want his damn coffee. What gives him the right to pump all that extra sauce andd assume I was gonna pay that much? I left, went back to my office and had nice hot nescafe...with nothing extra! Never again will I set foot into starbucks again...Case closed!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Is it true?

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh...don't tell anyone. I was just told that SHAKIRA is in Kuwait (I said.....shhhhhhhh...don't say a word). She arrived last night to perform for a privare function tonight in Friday's for the owner's daughter. What a gift huh? SO let's see how many people will go and crash the party :)

It would be funny if this becomes a game of "telefone kharban"...(Broken Telephone)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Emergency? No...take your time!

Let's get serious for a moment shall we? What will happen to you in a crisis? I was reading an article in the Friday Times about inadequate ambulance services in Kuwait and was shocked of what I read. Out of experience, when I was in the car accident early this year (March 2005), I broke my finger. SO when I called 777 to ask for medical attention, of course....ring ring ring...no answer...for about 15 min. Once I finally got through after numerous times, the guys tells..."i3thirna...il youm '7amees", (Translation: forgive us...its Thursday). What??? I asked him what does that mean...he says that all left for the day. It was about 1 pm in the afternoon and on my way to lunch with the family. So again...I ask...what will you do in a crisis?

So after reading the article in the Firday Times, some of my concerns were answered. Turns out that its not always the fault on the paramedics, its actaully the Ministry of Health. According to the statistics, there are only 25 paramedics for 2.1 million people in Kuwait. Talk about shortage of staff! Another issue was that the Ministry of Health permanently removed the supply pain-killers for fear of abuse. So imagine the paramadics sitting in the back of the ambulance with a victim, feeling helpless because they can't administer anything for the pain. Aside from the ministry, other causes are in effect, such as the daily unnecessary traffic, where people intentionally don't move aside for the paramedics or that there is NO where the cars can move away for the paramedics to get through..(bottleneck traffic).

So, any thoughts?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I love this weather!

Rain...ah...the rain :) I love this weather! The dark clouds...the thunder...the pouring. To me, rain is soothing. Although I'm at work, I would have usually loved to stay at home, in my room, dark (with no lights on), drinking cofee or chai 7aleeb bil hail (yes...I have to mention that again) and watching movies all day while it pours outside. Or just play jazz music (of course!) and work around the house (as they say...save the work for a rainy day). Don't get me wrong, I don't wish for the worst (like the flooding that can happen). I pray in sha allah we don't get floods like last year which caused a lot of chaos. But I believe the rain is my natural therapy. A smile on my face. Too bad I have no one share it with. Picture this...I am at work, but I turned off the main lights, and just turned on the lamp shade on my desk, working and listening to the jazzy "Isn't It Romantic" by Ella Fitzgerald. Hehehehehe...sometimes I amaze myself how cheezy I can be, but sara7a...ana abu il mazaj!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Writers Block!

Okay...this is not intended to waste your time, but an attempt to make you laugh, or at least smile. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Oh, excuse some of the expressions, so please don’t take them personal. Cool?

Best Regards,

Jazz Central

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
(Creepy...but I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
(Don't try this at home...maybe at work)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
("Honey, I'm home. What the....?!")

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
(30 minutes..lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet.
(And the point is?)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(okay, so that would be a good thing?)

It is physically impossible to lick your elbow
(Who would do that?)

No word in the English Dictionary rhymes with "MONTH"
(Um...A, B, C, D...)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, but dish washing liquid is made with real lemons?
(Look, my plates are squeaky clean, and my hands are silky soft <---some cheezy ad)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too.)

Why isn't Phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
(I speak England very best...)

The Electric chair was invented by dentists
(Be careful on your next visit...)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig??)

If you spin around an Asian person several times, does he come disoriented?

Most people who read this tried to lick their elbow
(I would loved to see that!)

On average, 100 people choke on ball-point pens every year
(Stressed out at work aren't we?)

you tried to lick your elbow, didn't you?

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Shino hatha???

Stallion showed this link about my blog. Its the most weirdest thing ever! It's a website called BLOGSHARES and it give you a complete "status report" of your personal blog. Statistics, market share, blog value, trackings, incoming/outgoing links...etc. One thing I dont get is the Valuation which indicates B$7,194.07. Does this mean my blog is worth that much??? PRAISE!!! I am rich!!!! Am I? SOmeone please let me know what this all means. Here is the link:

Jazz Central...BLOGSHARE

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Guess What....

  Jazz Central :)

Monday, November 07, 2005

I'm Back :)

I'm back :) Miss you guys. It's good to be home. I had a nice and relaxing trip in Qatar. I was nice spending quality time with the familia. Very chills, and ate like I never saw food before. Now that's sad! BUt it was all cool. Here are some highlights:

1) There is a new cafe in Qatar called MINT. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The ambience was very cozy, and trendy. My kinda place. Very Jazzy too. Their food was really good. I had the Ceaser Shrimp Wrap (hehehe, you know I had to have my seafood fix). The unique thing about Mint is that they also have a furniture menu. Basically, if you liked any of the furniture that was used in the cafe, you can buy it. Now its not like a furniture store (like The Once) which also has a coffee shop. The entire place is a coffee shop, and it was all all decorated with furniture that you can just select and buy. Coffee tables, couches, chairs, side tables, lamp shades, book shelves, you name it! Nice touch huh? Anyways, if you ever go to Qatar, go check it out. But I heard from the management that they will open a branch in Kuwait soon. But dunno when and where. Hopefully soon.

2 While at a traffic light, I saw a sign for an animal supply store called "Animal Kingdom". But just look at the translation in Arabic....LOL. "Mamlakat Al7aywan". You can either take it as the Kingdom of One Animal, or you can call it a masabba (curse word)...Yal 7aywan!! I just had to share :)

3) At qatar airport (yesterday), I was waiting until boarding time to fly back to Kuwait. I was just sitting with my brother in front of me, when I notice a tap on my shoulder from behind. I turned around, and low and behold it was Purgatory!! He was in transit in Qatar connecting to another flight. How funny is that? We chatted for a while and parted ways. A world-class traveller indeed. Small world. Let's sing along now.

4) I also brought back a quote I liked. Hope you like it too. It makes so much sense to me when it comes to blogging.
"Talk without offending...Listen without defending"

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Eid Dear Bloggers :)

(P.S: I'm off to Qatar to visit family. Will be back on Sunday. Be safe y'all :)