Ramadan TV

August 18, 2011 - 2 Responses

Ga3d yeshrab Vimto .. la yroo7 balkom b3eed!

So as everyone knows, Arabic TV prospers during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ygoolk el mathal, Ramadan is to Arab TV drama producers what the Superbowl is to American advertisers.

Why? People need something to keep them from thinking about food I guess, but the 3-4 scenes of machboos in each episode doesn’t help much. Ahm, a larger audience maybe? With everyone staying up till 3AM they’re bound to flick through the channels looking for something to watch.

Anyways, I’m not analyzing why they only produce shows during Ramadan, I actually thank them for that. To endure the pain a month than endure it for a whole year.

So what am I watching?

Bu Kareem and his 7 daughters.

Cheesy, over acting and it just drags. They cry a wee bit more than they have to. And the story is just too depressing. It’ll be easy giving this show up in a couple of days when I arrive in Kansas. Nothing I’ll miss.

Al Maleka, the Queen. No scenes were shot in Buckingham Palace.

Nice story and direction. I love Huda 7sain’s acting here, very powerful. #lolwut

Oh and she can sing!

Ahm that’s pretty much it. I don’t recommend either one.

One thing I’d like to mention, WHY THE FUCK DO I SEE THE SAME ACTORS IN EVERY SHOW? YAHHH! BASS! LO T3ARFOON TMATHLOON CHAN OK BAS MAT3ARFOON! NAFS EL SHEY 3LAA KEL EL SHASHAAAT! FUCK OFF! (cc: Boshehri Brothers, Elham El Fe’9ala, Basem 3abdel Ameer’s kids) La 7aram Elham t3arf tmathel. Kinda.

I wouldn’t watch this crap if the internet here in Kuwait didn’t suck balls. Sadly it does.

The adverts this year fail.

A kid sitting in front of the camera laughing and a guy on a private jet – da3ayat bank. SHAKO? SHAAAAKOOO????

Women wearing Halloween masks in a 3ers – da3ayat 9aloon.  LESH EL RO3B?

Wa7da labsa 3abaya maska iPad – da3ayat 3abaya 7ag el mar2a el 3a9riya. FFFFUUUUUU

/EndRant

What are you guys watching?

Kuwaiti Sayings: the one with the blankie

August 17, 2011 - 2 Responses

مد ريولك على قد لحافك

“Stretch your legs just enough to have them covered by a blanket”

LOL. This looks funny in English, so when is it used? Well let’s say I walk into the living room and announce to my dad that I want a Bugatti Veyron for my 18th birthday, he’ll tell me the above saying. So basically it’s used when someone wants something out of their reach, be it too expensive or hard to get etc.

Got it? Now go wild and say this to every Kuwaiti you meet!

Steve, what you up to?

August 17, 2011 - 5 Responses

I’ve been diwaniya-hopping these past couple of weeks, and in nearly every one the iPhone was discussed, mta eb yanzil? shno el muwa9afat? nafs el iPhone 4? el galaxy a7san! etc.

Now, just a note: iPhone sales have grown rapidly here in Kuwait! Mashalla el kel 3enda iPhone .. when I left Kuwait in January kelkom kentaw et6ag6goon bel Blackberry .. 6ela3 ma mna fayda haa? El mohim.

Let’s discuss some rumors about the highly anticipated iPhone:

Ygoolk, Apple will release two iPhones .. a complete upgrade to the current iPhone 4 and a similar, cheaper one with some minor upgrades to cater for the less financially capable market. China for example.

Ygoolk, the iPhone 5 will look something like the photo below. The prototype was designed according to covers that were mass produced in China (hal 9eeniyeen she’8olhom 7aar eb 7aar ynazloon covers gabul laa yanzel el jihaaz).

Now now, don’t get all hyped .. 3adi jedan it wont look like the photo above .. here’s a photo of the iPhone 4 prototype before the media got their hands on a real one left in some bar. It doesnt look like the one you see everywhere now yeah?

Ygoolk, Apple will be accepting pre-orders for the new device sometime at the end of September and they’ll be releasing it in at the beginning of October (dates vary).

Ygoolk, Steve will get on stage and introduce this new device, in addition to a new line of iPods before the release date .. so expect an event in the next couple of weeks.

All the above is based on rumors from trusted sites.

Now, let’s discuss this Samsung phone. The Galaxy S II

Ygoolk, it’s better than the iPhone 4.

It is.

The iPhone 4 was released in June 2010. The Galaxy S II was released in May 2011. Around a year later.

Shey akeed, the newer phone will have better hardware. As for software, in my opinion, I see that iOS is much more simpler to use than Android. Yes, Android is more customisable, but in todays’ world we want something that provides ease of use and great output. And as for applications, you’re comparing the 250,000 apps from the Android Market to the 500,000 apps from the Apple App Store? lol.

So …

That’s that .. some tech gossip you can talk about bel diwaween and you girls too, in your ghabgat!

 

A post from home

August 17, 2011 - 5 Responses

All Rights Reserved to Mohad Swaidan

 

I’ve been in Kuwait for more than 2 weeks now, I’m heading back to the Midwest in a couple of days so I thought I’d share some random thoughts from home.

Nothing changed in Kuwait, same old same old. I did notice some new construction going on though. I like how Al Hamra is looking!

Ahm, mbarak 3lekom el shahar .. better late than never. Ramadan with me is non-existent to be honest, I sleep in the morning and wake up 3al athaan. I sleep at 1AM Kansas time, and wake up at 10AM Kansas time. I’m going to blame jet lag .. no need to go into this .. I know jet lag doesnt last 2 weeks.

It’s good to be back with family, I missed my sister, the beleiber. I really do believe in this Beiber fever, el mara’9 6ela3 y3adi! I kind off like the guy with all his posters and music blasting around the room. LOL. Wait wait don’t close the page, I’m kidding.

I miss blogging, but I guess I share most of my thoughts on Twitter now. I’m thinking of having a weekly post where I share my top tweets from that week. El blog ykesh thubaan mskeen. You see twitter is more efficient as now I’m more on the go than in front of a computer.

Uni is going good, the semesters are flying smoothly el7amdlela, hoping this continues.

Shno ba3ad?

Basi hathra.

E wait, I’m looking forward to the next semester .. I have 3 day weekends!

OK I think 5ala9t. Post you later!

 

Q&A: Fereej

May 8, 2011 - 3 Responses

I’m back with my Q&A sessions, and this time with a character you all love from twitter and his blog; yes you read the title right .. Fereej!!😀

He’s the proud owner of Fereej.com, a blog; established February 2008 and covers simply everything from news to sports to events happening in Kuwait.

Today I’ll be uncovering the guy behind this blog .. enjoy!🙂

VISIT HIS BLOG HERE

FOLLOW @Fereej ON TWITTER HERE

When were you happiest?
 The 90s

What is your greatest fear?
running away from Godzilla in a Japanese movie

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Sir Alex ferguson, And why because MANCHESTER UNITED🙂

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Saying yes to everyone that ask to interview me via email (Just Kidding:PpP). the answer is Goodness

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Wearing my t-shirt inside out in public

What is your most treasured possession?
 My health

What would your super power be?
I want to be like YODA

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Smoking

What is your favorite word?
badonkadonk

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
baldness

What is your most unappealing habit?
Staying up at night

What is your favourite smell?
Fruits

Is it better to give or to receive?
Both

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Eric Cantona

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Jurassic Park

What song would you like played at your wedding?
Tupac – hit them up

How would you like to be remembered?
Like Leonardo Davinci

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
To keep smiling

Tell us a joke.
Seedorf is gay

I would like to thank you very much for having this Q&A session with me, any final words for your readers?
I have one MSG for the readers… BREAK THE RULES

Event: Spiritual Reflections

April 28, 2011 - Leave a Response

Today’s world is unstable. The major feeling surrounding us is that of depression,  fear,  skepticism and mistrust. We need to reflect and get back on track.

This exhibition uses art as a tool and a platform to promote the message of reconnecting back to the Supreme Being.

Ambereena Ali Razvi and Fahim Hamid Ali take this opportunity to showcase works that are very diverse in style, yet convey similar messages to the viewer; that of love, peace, hope & generosity through spirituality.

“We hope to engage the audience through our work to reflect and search within for answers and find peaceful solutions to the current problems/issues facing us today”

What?

Art exhibition

When?

13th – 14th of May

Where?

Dar al Cid, Jaberiyah

Show my art teacher some support will you?😀

2 years …

April 28, 2011 - 5 Responses

My first blog post in the library, woot!

It’s the blogs’ 2nd birthday .. it’s been through a lot don’t you think? Interviews, rants, chronicles .. highschool, senior year and now uni .. it sure has!😀

Thanks to all the readers that keep this blog alive, and yes I do apologize for neglecting the blog, I admit it! But uni life is time-consuming, nothing to worry about though .. finals next week and I’ll get back on track hopefully.🙂

Thanks again .. and keep your comments coming.😉

Who should be the next PM?

April 1, 2011 - 2 Responses

As you’ve all heard, the current Kuwaiti government has resigned, a wise move in my opinion, to avoid political unrest in the country; and within a week the Kuwaiti emir will announce the new Prime Minister. He in turn will hand pick the rest of the ministers.

The members of parliament have clearly showed that they don’t want to see Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed as a PM once again, but of course that’s not in their hands. They’ve promised that all interpellations will resume if they don’t see significant changes in the upcomming new government.

I’m interested here, who do you think should be the next PM? Want Sheikh Nasser to return? Or a new face for a new government?

Share you’re thoughts!🙂

Awareness: Water. Clean water.

March 18, 2011 - Leave a Response

The economics professor showed this video in class today, it’s an old campaign but protrays the message clearly!

Everyday 1.1 billion people have to wash with, bathe in and drink dirty water.

That’s the same as the population of North America and Europe.

We can’t live with that fact.

Can you?

It’s not a marriage proposal!

March 2, 2011 - 4 Responses

Just a warning, this will be filled with profanity, so excuse my Swahili and read on!

Twitter.

You follow people, read what they have to say, sometimes, SOMETIMES reply to them, and continue living your life.

IN NO FUCKING PLACE ARE WE ASKED TO SIGN A MARRIAGE CONTRACT IF WE FOLLOW EACH OTHER!

“Wenik? Shga3d tsawi? Lesh matrid 3alay? Aroo7? Ared? Shfeek 6awalt?”

LAA? Do you want to know my class schedule and my sleeping habits?? For Pete’s sake I DONT KNOW YOU!!

I can be nice for a limited period of time, but then the F in fuck starts flying around my lil mind and I blurt it out involuntarily.

I ended up blocking her ass. Fucking hell.

End of the Swahili tutorial. I have a calculus exam in 2 days. Bye.