Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Meet O.A.O.

I love it when people surprise me. When I find out a little part part of them, that I didn't know before. I seem to be going to a university full of special individuals and I rediscover that fact on a daily basis.

This is Othman Al Othman. I do not know him personally. But, I have seen him round campus.

His photography is extremely creative. His use of color is unmatched. (He had me staring at hanging sneakers for 15 minutes... True story.) I can definitely say with confidence that he represents the "new school" of Kuwaiti photographers; the ones with vision and a style all their own.

*Couldn't post a photo, since they're all protected.

Take a look, they're worth drooling over.


Sunday, 12 July 2009


A must see documentary. It's really an eye opener.

After watching The Inconvenient Truth, I was all about how CO2 was heating the Earth and how we had to change. I actually remember back then, that I was mad at politicians for not putting it on their agendas. It's a fact. Why dont they care?

Last week in Biology class, our professor played The Great Global Warming Swindle and my jaw dropped. Actually, for the first couple of minutes, I was defending Global Warming. Until, I realized that I had no solid facts to base my beliefs on. Al Gore never told us how CO2 was heating the Earth.

But, that's just me. To be fair, watch both.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Like a dream...

I cant stop listening to this. It seriously put me in a great mood and changed my perception of a somewhat hopeless situation.

There you have it. The power of music.


Summer Reading

With the company of these magnificent authors, I think it's going to be a great Summer.

Project: Body Overhaul

I want a body like a Victoria"s Secret model, namely Alessandra Ambrosio (pre-pregnancy). And I want it by the end of the year. I think a field of scientific research should be dedicated to exploring the Brazilian model body. Honestly, what are they feeding them? So, my checklist includes:

-The flat stomach
-The tiny waist
-The prominent hip bones
-The slender calves
-The plump booty
- The lean thighs
-The jiggle-less arms

No bulk or bulge. Perfect. I think I need an inspiration board to stop me from going to eat that second piece of chocolate fondant cake.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

Eyebrows, au naturel

I love the combination of female features and a strong eyebrow. It definitely appeals to my aesthetic. I don't think there's anything sexier. More women should grow their eyebrows out. It would be a such refreshing change from the shoelaces and window wipers we see. I personally do not shape my eyebrows for religious reasons. Back to basics.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Senses (June)

Car, University and bed. (Not always in that order.)
Smelling: My newly dyed hair.
Tasting: The tasteless. Water. Lots of it.
Hearing: The Walk by Imogen Heap (She's just wonderful. The song has about 40 interpretations)
Feeling: Like, the summer has lost its splendor.

Why the right thing to do, does not necessarily always feel right.

Monday, 29 June 2009

I'm Mrs Teapot...

In the life altering question of "tea or coffee?" I have often wondered where I stand. I enjoy both as time wasting beverage. Something to do until I have something to do. I enjoy discussions over coffee as much as I enjoy gatherings over tea. But, Lately I seem to be gravitating towards tea a whole lot more. It's simply more fascinating.

I love herbals and I seem to be collecting them from around the world. My tea shelf has the diversity of a Benetton ad. I don't think I can leave a supermarket without a new kind of tea.

White tea from China. (Dean & Deluca)
Green tea from Japan. (TSC)
Herbal fusions from Dr. Stuart. (TSC)

There's nothing I love more that relaxing with a hot cup of tea in the evening.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

How could I resist?

It has everything.

A cheesy Indian theme.
Spanish lyrics.
And most importantly, the gorgeous Devendra Banhart.


Saturday, 23 May 2009

and the winners are ...

My quest for the perfect perfume came to an end, yesterday. I was growing weary of my Coco Mademoiselle. I felt like I out grew it. Not age-wise, Chanel perfumes are forever. But, personality-wise. I wanted something more womanly, less girly.

I knew it would be a challenge because I was not a fan of the fruity or candy-esque scents, which seem to be oh-so popular nowadays. Britney Spears' Fantasy gives me a headache. I also, dislike the powdery scents. The perfumes that only last an hour, at best. So the criteria was: Floral/Musky, Concentrate (parfum not toilette), womanly but not overpowering. I want my scent to linger after I'm gone (left the room, not dead). But, not too powerful that people think I've been marinated overnight, like a chicken cutlet.

After a good 15 minutes and my nose begging for mercy, I found two. I couldn't decide between them. So I decided to have them both and work out a routine. Like, Day/Night or Summer/Fall
. Maybe I'll adjust them to my mood.

Notice, the creativity in hiding my indecisiveness.

Rose Essentielle by Bulagri (Floral)

Coco by Chanel (Musky)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Lose with eloquence.. and a smile.

Couldn't sleep without sharing this.

The Notwist - Consequence


Thursday, 21 May 2009


I don't remember how or when I discovered him or Flickr for that matter.

Amazing. Expressive. Creative. Imaginative. Kuwaiti. Photography.

The simplicity of his concepts are beautiful.

I don't know who you are f.alhunaif. But, your photography blows my mind.


Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Seeing: Chuck Bass say I love you. Over and over again.
Smelling: The testers at Debenhams/ Vavavoom. On the prowl for a new scent.
Tasting: Marble Slab's non-fat Vanilla frozen yogurt with strawberries.
Hearing: Somebody loved by The Weepies.
Feeling: Male buzz-cut heads.

Pondering: Love and appropriateness.