Saturday, 13 August 2011


The left hand is the hand of the heart !- an Italian proverb
Today, August 13 is  International Lefthanders Day. It was first observed on 13 August 1976. International Lefthanders day is held to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left handers in a predominantly right handed world. It's also a day to celebrate lefthanders' uniqueness and difference, who form 7% to 10%  of the world's population.
U.S. President Barack Obama is left handed
*There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed.
*Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
*Most left handers draw figures facing to the right.
*Lefthandedness is primarily inherited.
*Twice as many males as females are lefties.
*Lefties have a higher recovery rate from strokes since they share more from both sides of the brain.
*Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing.
*4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.
*Based on the discussions among members of the Left Handed Club, left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers.
Here is a list of famous left handers:
James A. Garfield, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, George Bush Senior and Bill Clinton, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Prince Charles and Prince William of England, Henry Ford, Hellen Keller, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Judy Garland, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney of The Beatles, George Michael, Cole Porter, Seal (Musicians), Tim Allen, Amitabh Bachchan, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, George Burns, Charlie Chaplin, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Fran Drescher, Greta Garbo, Whoopie Goldberg, Cary Grant, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Marilyn Monroe, Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts.



I came across this T-shirt with this simple affirmation and I just had to take a picture. Saw this T-shirt at a shop in Avenues Mall.


Walking is a great exercise that benefits people of all ages. If weather permits, there's nothing like walking for an hour or more outside. Summer weather is severely hot during day time and fluctuates these days between 45 and 47 degrees in the evenings. However, walking for an hour is something possible in the evenings after sunset. Most of the days, there is warm breeze and in a few days, one would get used to the  evening weather. It's impossible to walk if the weather is humid or even dusty. Unthinkable actually!  

I have blogged in my past posts about walking inside the malls in Kuwait for exercise. I enjoy walking inside the 360 Mall and Avenues Mall. The other day, for the first time, my husband and I took a short walk outside the 360 Mall around 8pm and explored the outer premises which I admire each time we  pass by before driving into the car park. The weather was absolutely fine with warm, yet pleasant breeze.  The outer premises is vast and comfortable to walk with lots of date palm trees, water bodies, fountains and greenery all around. The best part being the sounds of water flowing in all the surrounding fountains, which are in plenty. It gives you a feeling as if you are near some water fall. The landscape on the outside of 360 Mall is serene and something to experience and enjoy. Oh..and those who love taking pictures, the outside of the Mall will make a photographer's delight in the evenings.

Apart from walking inside the 360 Mall, during a pleasant evening, why not walk outside the 360 Mall, for a two in one experience - enjoy the beautiful outer landscape and get your exercise. Wherever you chose to walk, the important thing is getting sufficient exercise.

Here are some pictures taken outside the 360 Mall.


Have you faced discriminatory treatment at office, in the society, at home due to partiality and favouritism? Partiality is favourable prejudice or bias. It is done conciously. Partiality prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation. Partiality leads to discrimination and oppression. Would you keep silent if you were treated with unfair bias compared to another person?. If you are affected negatively or adversely due to bias or discrimination, express yourself and let your views be known. You cannot prevent all the unfairness that goes around, but atleast you would have made your point, expressed your rights,  by speaking for yourself, which may incite a positive change or response.


The WHITE EXPO exhibition that was held at 360 Mall from August 7 to August 10, was quite an interesting exhibition that had private businesses exhibiting clothes, nail art, variety of sweets, cakes, traditional sweets, jewellery, Daraa (emblished and embroidered long dresses), artwork, linen, tableware, decorative items, and lots more. I will be blogging about some of the businesses in the coming days. Here are some pictures from the exhibition.

Zatar Express

Chocolate and Coffee shots and other flavours that can be added to hot milk to make a wonderful drink from YUMMY

Sweets from YUMMY

Wonderful and amazing art work from Thekra Al Saleh

Mr. Chocho

Nail art from Utopia

Delightful and delcious cupcakes from CUPCAKERY


Thursday, 11 August 2011


BURGAN BANK will host an exciting Girgi'an celebration at 8.30pm today, Thursday August 11, at the Discovery Center (located near Ice Skating rink, 1st Ring Road, Kuwait City).
There will be a number of fun filled activities for the children to enjoy, which will include a traditional band and DJ who will be singing special Girgi'an themed musicals followed by the traditional dance performance. A range of educational competitions as well as games for children will be held. That's not all...there is face painting, tattooing, hena, along with Girgi'an boxes and gifts and prizes.

Bashir Jaber, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager at Burgan Bank said: “The Holy month of Ramadan is a time where families and children enjoy traditional themed activities. We urge everyone to join this exciting time, to get treated to an array of Girgi’an filled bags and to benefit from this interactive event.”

Burgan Bank call center: 1804080

Burgan Bank


There is a wonderful GIRGIAN PARTY for children that will take place at BAROUE, Avenues Mall (Ground level), on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13. The fun filled event will take place inside the SEA SERPENT,  the huge indoor play area at BAROUE. The event will include childrens' dance, games, magic show, prizes, give aways in the form of Girgian goodies and candy. The Girgian gathering will begin at 8pm and the Girgian party will start at 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday. When I spoke to the organizing staff, what I was told is the entrance fee to Sea Serpent is K.D. 5/- per child and for accompanying adults, K.D. 4/-, for the Girgian event.

Contact 22597457 for further information and details.


PO ZU has developed a shoe cream that is safe enough to be eaten! The shoe polish Edible Shoe Cream is also an ‘all-in-one’ beauty product that can be used as a lip balm, skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, massage oil and cooking oil. It can be spread on your toast for a nutritious snack or mixed in your drink. Po-Zu's edible shoe cream is made from 100% organic virgin coconut oil, sourced from Sri Lanka and certified by the Soil Association.
This colourless shoe cream is to be used only on used on leather. The shoe cream enhances the original colour, depth and pliability of your shoes.  It provides some resistance to water, protects against minor marks and dirt, increasing the shoes’ longevity. It's not suitable for suede shoes. The product is said to be cholesterol free,  GM free, sugar free, contains no additives or trans fatty acids.  The shoe cream has not been refined, hydrogenated or deodorized.

Po-Zu means pause in Japanese; 'To pause and reflect'. PO ZU is a UK based  footwear manufacturer and retailer that creates ecological and ethical footwear, that offers total foot comfort. PO ZU shoes and footwear are  breathable, durable, repairable and recyclable.



Marriage is a special relationship that provides human beings the possibility of peace, health and happiness; but only if it is appropriately configured. For this to happen, both husband and wife, needs to usher 3 C's into marriage - committment, connectedness and companionship. - Dr. Vijay Nagaswami, Psychiatrist, Counseller, writer


A variety of traditional sweets at Lulu Hypermarket (Al Rai and Qurain outlets) specially prepared during Ramadan.