Q&A: Fahad Al Yehya
January 31, 2011

My Q&A buddy today is extraoridanry! Owner of core fitness Kuwait, and the infamous TRYING TO BE FAHAD blog, in the blog sphere; they call him “the guy that whipped Mark’s ass into shape!” The one and only DietNinja on twitter. Yes, Fahad Al Yehya is with us today! What’s core fitness? A gym with 20 minute workouts with RESULTS! What’s TRYING TO BE FAHAD? A greatly written blog, talks about everything from recent health related studies to what to and what not to buy on your next trip to The Sultan Centre. I’m glad he’s on the blog with us today, enjoy!

So Fahad, when were you happiest?

When someone invents Diet Canada Dry Cream Soda. Other than that, I’m always happy.
 
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
 
Not speaking my mind when I want too.
 
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
 
Theoretical judgement.
 
Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
 
I honestly can’t remember.
 
What is your most treasured possession?
 
Religion, faith and family.
 
Where would you like to live?
 
Japan.
 
What makes you unhappy?
 
When I feel disconnected with Allah.
 
What keeps you awake at night?
 
Thinking about delicious food.
 
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
 
With the grace of Allah, I pretty much solved physical dislikes since 2001.
 
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
 
Doing absolutely nothing on Fridays.
 
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
 
Allah. I can be a better person and I will.
 
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
 
My mother.
 
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
 
Nobody. I’m not into dinner parties.
 
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
 
Faith, religion and perseverance. Once I’ve got those down, it’s hello-cash-flow.
 
Where would you most like to be right now?
 
My room, watching a movie, eating junk till my jaws drop.
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Q&A: Moody Panties
September 7, 2010

 Moody Panties and Wet Knickers! two girls in their mid twenties, working together in Kuwait. They own MoodyPanties’s blog .. a fast growing blog that includes a wide range of subject matters, rants about work, and how much they love or hate anything else! Moody Panties writes about her diets, her much hated boss and a pyscho at work. Wet Knickers is obsessed with football which we saw during the FIFA World Cup a couple of months ago! I’m very excited that they’re on the blog .. let’s start this Q&A!

So girls, when were you happiest?

Moody: When I had the chance to travel with my best friends for the first time, it was such an experience, and I can’t wait to do it again.

Knickers: ever? Or what generally makes me really happy? I’ll tell u something really silly that used to make me really happy ;p it was when my sister’s cat used to come sleep on my belly while i slept.. Or snuggle up really close to me when i was asleep… the cat (he) never used to sleep next to my sister – it’d always sleep by her feet… but whenever i slept over.. He’d snuggle up really close to me… and it just used to make me so happy from within!

What is your greatest fear?

Moody: I don’t have a major fear of something, it’s just some things that I don’t like, but I have a problem with certain nightmares that has to do with An airplane crash or I’m being in a country where there’s war.

Knickers: Ahhh, being somewhere small and unable to get out… for example an elevator! I hate the idea of being trapped somewhere ( a girl needs her freedom!!! ;p) but in a smaller space i get frustrated more quickly – I’m a bit claustrophobic ;p

What is your earliest memory?

Moody: When I was 4 maybe, I choked with a piece of fruit while I was playing with one of my toys, I still remember how my dad picked me up and how I can see the floor while am upside down, then seeing it coming out of my mouth lol.

Knickers: One of my earliest memories is when we were leaving Kuwait at the time of the Gulf War – i remember we packed up our car and drove through the desert to Saudi Arabia… before we left Kuwait we stopped at jabriya co-op… And i remember telling my father i was really really thirsty… but there was a queue to go into the co-op… And my father was telling me to wait just a litttleee bit longer…  i distinctly remember this old man… who worked at the barber shop.. Coming and giving me a small bottle of water… the thought still touches me to this day…

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

Moody: I admire Richard Branson, for no special reason, I just think he made it by himself, and wishing I could do that someday.

Knickers: Nelson Mandela – i admire his determination to bring about change in South Africa, campaigning for justice and freedom! He spent 20 years in prison for opposition to the apartheid – he fought for a cause regardless of personal hardships that he faced… and he won… he inspired and gave hope to millions… he made a difference in the world

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Moody: hmmm, lol, I think it happened when I was complaining to my friend about someone, and somehow sent the msg to the same person! Gladly I didn’t mention any names in the msg so I kinda played it well and avoided any embarrassment, felt so stupid :S

Knickers: oh there have been so so many! ;p the time when i wore two different shoes (both black) to work and only discovered at the end of the day the situation is a recent one! I still get teased abt that! ;p

What is your most treasured possession?

Moody: Boxes full of memories and silly things, I just like to keep random and small thing that I get and share with people, I just know I will cherish this in 10 years.

Knickers: A gold ring – it’s not really big or worth much I’m sure – but it used to be my grandmother’s ring from her younger days – it has her name imprinted on it… she was a great woman, someone i really looked up to and had a bond with.. She passed away about 6 years ago… but last year my mum gave me a ring belonging to her… just wearing it makes me smile…

Where would you like to live?

Moody: I wana live somewhere far, quiet, in a small house with a lake outside, the Lamborghini parked so I can get to the city fast, and share it with someone I really love, am no loner 😛

Knickers: Jamaiicaaa Maaaannn ;p to be honest i don’t mind as long as i have plenty of friends and my immediate family close by

What would your super power be?

Moody: I’ll be healing people, so all the people I love I can guarantee to live forever, but that will be like breaking rules right! Hmmm, oh well it’s my super power I can do whatever I want 😛

Knickers: OOOHH I’d love to be able to read people’s minds and/or tell the future

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?

Moody: Hmmmmm, tricky one, Dinosaurs, just for the fun of it 😛

Knickers: ooohhhh!!! 😀 how about men that are chivalrous, polite, loving, kind, manly, good looking and understanding!! tee hee hee! But did they ever exist? ;p

What is your most unappealing habit?

Moody: that I can be moody? 😛

Knickers: i need a whole page for this one!! ;p buuutttt! I would sayy… my inability to sit still… i fidget… jump around… and well… am unable to just relax completely ;p

What is your favorite word?

Moody: OMG!

Knickers: “pfffttt” – it’s not really a word but a sound – but when written – i LOVE it… i always use it ;p even if it’s just in my head!!

What is your favorite book?

Moody: I tried to read so many times, it’s just not my thing.

Knickers: One of my recent favorites is Girls of Riyadh – it depicts the problems in our societies with brutal honesty which is really refreshing.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Moody: I love “Warag Al 3enab” and I would eat it even if I was full, I just can’t stop.

Knickers: guilty pleasure? Don’t believe in them ;p pleasures are meant to be enjoyed… why have a guilty conscience and spoil it all? 😉 Oooh! Unless an overindulgence in the purchase of shoes counts? ;p

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Moody: Ill invite Ellen, Angelina Jolie, Queen Rania, Richard Branson, Charlize Theron, & some hot guys, while Knickers is cooking in the kitchen, I’ll be making friends with them 😛 oh I might invite Messi too, 7aram knickers, she cooked good food!

Knickers: Maradona! Messi! Tevez! Zidane! Al Pacino! Robert De Niro! Jessica Alba! Angelina Jolie! Brad Pitt! Ronaldo (the one from Brazil)! Nelson Mandela! Martin Luther King Jr! Guardiola! Ronaldinho! And many more I’m sure ;p OOOH and HOMER SIMPSON

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Moody: That I actually have let some people into my life and gave them more than they deserve.

Knickers: my biggest disappointment was learning that some people are not worthy of the high regard u hold them in… I like to think the best of people… so it’s really a let down when u realize some people that u considered close to u aren’t what u thought them to be

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

Moody: I donno if I wana change anything cuz it made me the person I am now, but I will try to avoid some company probably. Also I would have insisted to learn an instrument when I was young.

Knickers: i would have studied fashion or economics at university instead of law

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

Moody: I would go back to the first day and time of everything I had.

Knickers: 1920s – in Boston America!! I’d love to be a flapper!!! challenging norms – changing society!! Dancing!! Ahh the outfits were absolutely gorgeous!!! And the times of speakeasies!! The start of the use of assembly line production – having a black Ford ;p (Henry Ford said about the mass produced car “You can have any color as long as it’s black”)

How do you relax?

Moody: I just like to lay in bed, watch a movie, nap, or play poker 😛 I would also go out on a quiet gathering of 2 or 3 max and enjoy it in a quiet coffee shop.

Knickers: listening to loud music!! Or cruising!! Occasionally both! And hanging out with my lovely friends ;* AND dancing

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

Moody: I don’t think I would wana talk about it! Yeah yeah am a party pooper :p

Knickers: I was being chased on Gulf Road once by some guy – near Seif Palace… i was speeding – he pretended to swerve into me… i jerked the car away  and ended up doing a 360 degree turn!! Surprisingly the car didn’t hit anyone or anything… i saw my life flash before my eyes that day… thinking about it always gives me the chills! I am so lucky that no one was injured in the ordeal!!!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Moody: Surviving a shity environment for more than 3 years, and seeking my photography dream and keeping the hope.

Knickers: does being able to itch ur head with ur feet count??? ;p just joking! I wish i could do that!!!! ;p ask me again in 10 years ;p i don’t think I’ve achieved anything worth mentioning yet…

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Moody: would I jinx it if I say! 😛 oh well I would want:  I’ll Be Missing You – P.Diddy or Halo – Beyoncé, and let the crying begin.

Knickers: LOL – morbid question… didn’t know they’d be playing songs! ;p may as well make it a funny one – Chimpanzee by Barenaked Ladies!! 😀

How would you like to be remembered?

Moody: The person who was born at the wrong place & the wrong time.

Knickers: as a smiley, happy, fun person with a twinkle in her eye 😀

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Moody: Patience Patience Patience, and yeah, it’s so damn unfair.

Knickers: to take each challenge u face as an opportunity to learn… to let each opportunity to learn become a lesson well remembered… and to learn from ur own mistakes as well as the mistakes of others (and ofcourse to keep ur head up and to keep smiling) 😀

Tell us a joke.

Moody: am not good in telling jokes, so can I pass? 😛

Knickers: Oh, I’m in no condition to drive… wait!! I shouldn’t listen to myself… I’m drunk.” i love Homer Simpson ;p

Tell us a secret.

Moody: My dreams come true sometimes!!

Knickers: i seee deaddd peoppleee.. Heheh… no buuuttt… I’m scared of ghosts!! And the idea of ghosts! And all of it!! It really freaks me out!

I would like to thank you very much for having this Q&A session with me, any final words for your readers?

Moody: Thanks to EVERYONE who gave us some attention, checked out our blog, posted a comment or became a fan. We are in constant surprise of where we have reached, we didn’t see that coming 😀 so thank you for giving us this opportunity to bore you with our silliness and hope people will keep their support 😀

Knickers:  Thank YOU for having us do this! ;p I’d like to thank our readers for all the support we’ve been getting… and to please continue what they’ve been doing 😀 we consider them our friends… and love all the comments we get… and welcome all advice, comments and criticisms ;*

Q&A: His & Hers Q8
August 10, 2010

His & Her, a young Kuwaiti couple and the proud owners of His & Hers Q8. His likes hanging out with his friends .. is into video games, tv shows and his iPhone! Her is into fashion, art, animals, nature and loves the beach! “Have you heard the story of the bird who fell in love with a fish… how did it survive? they made wings for the fish.. thats the way we are so diffrent yet so in love and so happily married.” That’s their story!
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So guys, when were you happiest?
His: When I said “قبلت الزواج من ابنتك” 🙂
Hers: when I got married to His :* and when I graduated from college

What is your greatest fear?

His: Losing people
Hers: bugs :s its my nightmare
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What is your earliest memory?
His: A trip to Kuwait airways when I was 8
Hers: Beautiful memories when I was in KG with my friends

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
His: Both my parents, after what they have been through and did for their children. I couldn’t thank them enough.
Hers: My father…if it wasnt for him I wouldnt have been the person that I am today

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
His: Bad intentions
Hers: lying – arrogance

What was your most embarrassing moment?
His: Oh that is easy, High school graduation, I had some smooth shoes and the floor was also smooth and wooden. You can guess how slippery it was !
Hers: I really cant remember right now :/

Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
His: My car.
Hers: My shabka 🙂

What is your most treasured possession?
His: I don’t keep stuff 😛
Hers: all  my Hello Kitty stuff 😀

Where would you like to live?
His: Seychelles
Hers: Seychelles…walla ahajer there if only I get the chance :/

What would your super power be?
His: Mind Control !!!!
Hers: I always thought it would be awesome if I could be invisible :p
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Who would play you in the film of your life?
His: Nicolas Cage..well a bit younger !
Hers: Jennifer Lopez :p because I like her movies and shes a good actress and it would be a romantic comedy 😀

What makes you unhappy?
His: Knowing Her is unhappy
Hers: stress- bad friends 😦

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
His: e7m..belly…
Hers: actually even though I know I’m sooo not perfect I’m content with the way I look 🙂

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
His: I would love to have a pet dinosaure..even a T-Rex 😛
Hers: All the green plants

What is your favourite smell?
His: Oh that dusty smell when you open the car’s AC that was off for a long time !!!
Hers: musk-fruits

What is your favourite word?
His: Eshfeeeeee
Hers: I dont know if its my favourite but I always say it “mu 9ij” :p

What is your favourite book?
His: I’d go with Da Vinci Code. I read it in one go.
Hers: “cosmo” lol kidding..I’m really not a book person and ashamed of that

Is it better to give or to receive?
His: Giving for sure.
Hers: For me I like giving more

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
His: That hot chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream (Also chocolate bars)
Hers: Ice-cream  and candies 😀

What do you owe your parents?
His: My whole life. I wouldn’t be who I am without them.
Hers: My life..I dont know if I could be half of the parents they were to my kids

What does love feel like?
His: You know that feeling when you stay in the sun for a long long time and you gulp a bottle of icy water? refreshing !!
Hers: butterfly’s in the tummy 😀

What is the worst job you’ve done?
His: Are house chores considered jobs?
Hers: I just started working so I cant really tell :p

How do you relax?
His: At the “Gahwa”
Hers: Go to a spa- have herbal tea and watch t.v

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
His: Where I am right now in my life.
Hers: My current job

What keeps you awake at night?
His: Youtube !!
Hers: The caffeine from all the tea and coffee I have all day…and my next day duties :/

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
His: Never expect what you want from it.
Hers: If you want to be happy love and accept your self for who you are and always be positive and faithful

I would like to thank you very much for having this Q&A session with me, any final words for your readers?

We would like to thank Avenues Q8 for this wonderful Q&A session and would like you to keep up the good work. Also we would like to thank all of our readers and fans who without them there wouldn’t be a His & Hers Q8 blog. Thank you for interviewing us and it was our pleasure 🙂

Q&A: Marzoug (Z District)
July 3, 2010

Marzoug, a Kuwaiti guy who enjoys the simple things in life, riding bikes, going to the race track, snapping photos wherever he goes and is always on the move! He’s the proud owner of Z District the infamous Kuwaiti blog with posts discussing cars, motorbikes, food, travel, TV, movies and anime!

So Marzoug, when were you happiest?
When Riding!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

Thats a hard question, honestly its a lot of people! Not just one! I see the great things about people and their faults! Then there is Green Lantern, Iron Man and Jack Bauer! lol

What is your earliest memory?

On the seaside as kid playing with the Autobots toys!

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I’m stubborn as hell!

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Stingy people!

What has been your most embarrassing moment?

Too many to count, but I think they add character! lol

Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?

My Ducati 1098s!

What is your most treasured possession?

My Gundam Red Astray Model!

Where would you like to live?

California

What would your super power be?

Green Lantern!

What makes you depressed?
People I can’t help!

In your role as a blogger, of what are you most proud?

Making people aware that motorcyclists are not assholes but people like them!

And least proud?
Nothing! lol

What is your favourite book?

Trudi Canavan – The Magician

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Nothing! lol

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Jack Black!

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Too Many to tell! lol

What is your favourite smell?

Muchboos Deyaay!

What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?

I don’t care to remember!

What do you owe your parents?

EVERYTHING AND MORE!

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

I wouldn’t really know where to start with this one!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Proving myself in my field of work and taking responsibility with my family and friends!

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

The same people that I have over every week! Couldn’t be any better! Good friends are to be cherished!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Riding Motorcycles! Period!

What does love feel like?

Satisfaction and Exhilaration combined! With a touch of insanity!

Which living person do you most despise, and why?

Honestly I’m not sure, there isn’t anyone I just despise, except for Saddam Hussein but he is gone already

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

#$%^@ lol

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

Going to the gym!

When did you last cry, and why?

I don’t remember, a tough a guy like me tends to keep things in!

How do you relax?
Anime and TV shows, and if the weather is good then I hit the streets on the bike! 

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

A motorcycle crash I had in 2004, it wasn’t pretty! But morphine is your friend!

Where would you most like to be right now?

I’m fine where I am! 😀

What keeps you awake at night?

The Web

What is your ambition?
To build myself up and to help Kuwait advance somehow!

How would you like to be remembered?

A kind and loving man, and funny too!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

No matter how bad things look there is always an upside! Always!

Tell us a joke.
If you wake up in the morning, it’s because Jack Bauer spared your life.

Q&A: Ansam
June 16, 2010

Ansam, a Kuwaiti gal who joined the blog sphere back in 2007, the proud owner of ansam518 which covers everything from social issues to food!

Each post is full of photos she took either at a restaurant or a recent trip abroad. Some call her a workaholic but she says “it’s just me keeping busy”.

Ansam if you never knew is also a chef; she was featured on Al Watan TV a year ago and even has her own frozen yoghurt flavor at Napket!

So Ansam, when were you happiest?

My feel good moment is when I have one of those days where everything seems to go:

  • Right,
  • My Way,
  • As Planned, or
  • Full of nice surprises

I can go on and on because I strongly believe that happiness is not something you chase or wait for. Its a matter of choice, so yeah… I’ll go with “Happy”

What is your greatest fear?

Being asked this exact question *shivers*

LOL – kidding

What is your earliest memory?

Universal Studios. I was about 2 something, sitting on a HUGE dial phone that kinda looked like this one:

Even my parents were surprised that I remembered/mentioned it when I was 9. They showed me pictures & I was like WHOA! How did I remember that now!

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

My father. I dont even know where to start! He is very kind and always give others the benefit of the doubt before judging. Very giving and very generous.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

When I try too hard to fix things! I hardly ask for help!

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Hypocrisy, violence, lack of will power, and dishonesty

Where would you like to live?

Any place I can call home 😉

What would your super power be?

I wanna be just like Hiro Nakamura; manipulate time, travel through it, and teleport.

What makes you unhappy?

Hatred and hostility 

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Ice cream and frozen yogurt!

http://ansam518.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/i-scream-for-ice-cream/

What do you owe your parents?

My life

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

I hardly say that word :-S Yeah I know…. *guilty*  

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

Again… as a kid, I was playing in the balcony with my mom and I ran away from her.  She couldn’t catch me & I thought we were just playing so I slipped between the balcony bars and was standing from the outer edges making silly faces… it was bad that my dad was trying to convince me to come back in with all possible ways he could think of, while my uncle went to the ground level and waited to catch me with his hands wide open in case I fell! But hey… I’m still alive today 😀

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I didn’t reach it yet 😉 But I am getting there

How would you like to be remembered?

Exactly the way I am 🙂 

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

That there is always a way out if you don’t give in to failure!

Tell us a secret.

“a secret” 😛

I would like to thank you very much for having this Q&A session with me, any final words for your readers?

Thank you guys 😉 To my readers… you really keep me going! Thanks a whole bunch 😉