Tuesday, February 28

Passing The Torch

I tried beebol, I really did. But it's time again to pass the torch to the righteous owner of the Thursday night events. I, Missundaztood hereby pledge loyalty to the tourch as I pass it on to Ram. Use it Wisely ;)

Monday, February 27

Thinking Out Loud

After 3 and 1/2 off days you think today would be busy at work. Well think again. I have absolutley nothing to do and i'm bored
Please beebole stop attacking my MIKI hes my baby and he is the cuttest doggy in the whole wide world
I finished season 10 of friends. very disapointing. started watching it all over again. now im at season 2.
Just found out that we weren't suppose to be off yesterday. Secreatry typed in the wrong date in the memo. Oh well for next year then.
I better start using sun screen again...that guy was on the radio today
Lent started today, thanks Ram for reminding me, so that's 50 days of no chocolate for me
Chocolate fasting is waaaay harder than Ramadan fasting, i should know cause i do them both.
Nibaq made me miss Leb. Now im all melancholique and i wanna go back home booo hoooo
I cooked this weekend (twice) and did the dishes (4 times) and the laundry (3 times) and thats more than what i did last year the full year. I enjoyed it too.
I think Chocolate Bar is an ammazing concept but in the wrong city (please tell me you got that)
I need a hobby
I want a new car (i'm thinking Cayenne or Jag XK)
I need a new career
I'm hungry
Now this is just getting ridiculous ....i think that's enough I'll just post this one

Choose the Right Answer

My maid:
a- doesnt understand English
b- doesnt understand Arabic
c- a&b
d- she is only pretending to be a dumbo so she ignores what im telling her to do and gets away with it

Sunday, February 26

Is it Safe Yet?

Me stuck im the house since yesterday living on food delivery and friends, the series not actual people. haven't seen the sunlight either. Been wondering if all the foaming and craze is about over so maybe i can step out of the house today before i go crazy....Ring once if it's safe twice if i should "stay home and take cover".

Saturday, February 25

Piece of Butter

As announced through a speaker in a COOP near you:

"Attention, attention to all dairy personnel....we have another butter situation on hand....please immeditaly go to the butter section and direct people's attention to a different brand than "the one"....I repeat dairy personnel to control the butter panic attack amongst the confused shoppers...thank you"

dairy personnel addressing the confused butter shoppers:
"ladies and gentlemen please may we direct your attention to the wide range of local and "halal" butter that we have on display today in our dairy section....our wide variety includes salted, non-salted, individual and family packs...there is no need to be alarmed...we guarantee same taste and quality....would you care to try to see for yourself....."

And that dear bloggers was a scene that I myslef witnessed yesterday morning in one of the COOP's of the City.

Thursday, February 23

Not Leaving On a Jet Plane

Eh Surprise Surprise. I'm joining the minority now :) So sing along.....

All my cloths are unwashed, I'm not ready to go
I'm standin' here inisde my room
I love to wake you up to say good morning

But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
the taxi’s waitin', he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so sleepy I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

'Cause I'm leaving in a taxi to EC
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

But I'm not leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving in a taxi to EC
(Ah ah ah ah)
Not leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)
Leaving in a taxi to EC
(Ah ah ah ah)
Not Leaving on a jet plane
(Ah ah ah ah)

The Long Kiss Goodbye

it's getting harder day after day to say goodbye to MIKI in the mornings to leave to work. he knows by now that we will be leaving everyday at the same time and come back at the end of the day but still he cries every time he feels that we all ready to move. Today was the hardest. He was crying as he was begging me to hold him and stay with him to play.

Wednesday, February 22

Through Clean-ed Glass

Today the City is looking back at me like never before. The pefect blend of colours. The perfect cast of sun rays . The perfect rain drops on the pavements. Simply just the perfect mood. Every time i pause to look out an overwhelming smile rests on my face. My total feel changes as the City smiles back at me. Today is one of those rare days when I get to enjoy a picture perfect view of the City. Perfect harmony. So clean and sparkling. As seen through my just cleaned windows....Alas...how I wish the cleaning guys just hop in their hanging trolleys more often and rub and clean the dirt away so that I smile back at the City more often.


Not too many people know this but back in Jan I won the complete "friends" episodes from MBC4. And noooo i didn't spend a fortune on sms...they actually called me after my 2nd sms but I did a pretty good job convincing the guy to make me win ;) So...the DVD's are here, finally after 2 months almost and just in time for the loooooong weekend.

PS: I'm starting my small "friends" DVD rental services. please beep if you interested and.... i'll be there for uuuuuu

Tuesday, February 21

How Sexy Is Your Name? R18

According to studies, the first letter of your first name reveals your sexual identity ... What do you think?

-A- You are not particularly romantic, but you are interested in action. You mean business. With you, what you see is what you get.
-B- You give off vibes of lazy sensuality. You enjoy being romanced, wined, and dined. You are very happy to receive gifts as an expression of the affection of your lover.
-C-You are a very social individual, and it is important to you to have a relationship. You require closeness and togetherness.
-D- Once you get it into your head that you want someone, you move full steam ahead in pursuit. You do not give up your quest easily.
-E- Your greatest need is to talk. If your date is not a good listener, you have trouble relating. A person must be intellectually stimulating or you are not interested sexually.
-F- You are idealistic and romantic, putting your lover on a pedestal. You look for the very best mate you can find. You are a flirt,yet once committed, you are very loyal.
-G- You are crap in bed! ( Remember....I didn't write this!!!! LOLOL)
-H- You seek a mate who can enhance your reputation and earning ability. You will be very generous to your lover once you have attained a commitment.
-I- You have a great need to be loved,appreciated...Even worshipped.You enjoy luxury, sensuality, and pleasures of the flesh.You look for lovers who know what they are doing.
-J- You are totally fucking marvelous!
-K- You can be very romantic, attached to the glamour of love. Having a partner is of paramount importance to you. You are free in your expression of love and are willing to take chances, try new sexual experiences and partners, provided it's all in good taste
-L- You are very romantic, idealistic, andsomehow you believe that to love means to suffer. You wind up serving your mate or attracting people who have unusual troubles. You see yourself as your lover's savior.
-M- You are emotional and intense. When involved in a relationship, you throw your entire being into it. Nothing stops you; there are no holds barred
-N- You need constant stimulation because you bore quickly. You can handle more than one relationship at a time with ease. You believe in total sexual freedom. You are willing to try anything and everything.
-O- You are very interested in sexual activities yet secretive and shy about your desires. You can re-channel much of your sexual energy into making money and/or seeking power.

-P- You are very conscious of social proprieties. You wouldn't think of doing anything that might harm your image or reputation. Appearances count, therefore, you require a good-looking partner.
-Q- You require constant activity and stimulation. You have tremendous physical energy. It is not easy for a partner to keep up with you, sexually or otherwise.
-R- You are a no-nonsense, action-oriented individual. You need someone who can keep pace with you and who is your intellectual equal the smarter the better. You are turned on more quickly by a great mind than by a great body
-S- You are secretive, self-contained, and shy. You are very sexy, sensual, and passionate, but you do not let on to this.Only in intimate privacy will this part of your nature reveal itself.
-T- You are very sensitive, private, and sexually passive; you like a partner who takes the lead. Music, soft lights and romantic thoughts turn you on. You fantasize, but do not tend to fall in and out of love easily.
-U- You are enthusiastic and idealistic when in love. When not in love, you are in love with love, always looking for someone to adore. You see romance as a challenge. You are a roamer and need adventure, excitement, and freedom.
-V- You are individualistic, and you need freedom, space, and excitement. You wait until you know someone well before committing yourself. Knowing someone means psyching him out.
-W- You are very proud, determined, and you refuse to take no for an answer when pursuing love. Your ego is at stake. You are romantic, idealistic, and often in love with love itself, not seeing your partner as he or she really is.
-X- You need constant stimulation because you bore quickly. You can handle more than one relationship at a time with ease. You can't shut off your mind. You talk while you make love.
-Y- You are sexual, sensual, and very independent. If you can't have it your way, you will forgot the whole thing. You want to control your relationships, which doesn't always work out too well.

You Invited

This post is intended for "the gang"

Are you readyyyyyy? It's Thursday again...and this Thursday is Movie Night at our place.
You know the drill..

So here it goes... who gets to do what:
1- Nibaq and Toomz --> get the movies
2- Purg --> No cooking this time so u can get the chips and the dips
3- Satllion --> Get the refreshments (only enough for the gang and not to quench the thirst of all Kuwait)
4- Jazz --> Get what you feel I have missed out :) (oh you can call Suli too)
5- Shar --> Get the dessert
6- Ram --> you will be missed :(
7- Me and Hubby --> we get the Pizza

So it's done this Thursday at 7 our place. Come as you are :)

Monday, February 20

Out Of Control

A while back when I said I was a rageaholic I was not kidding. Bit by bit and day after day I am losing my life to anger. Today in the morning i had a huuuuge fight with one of my colleagues, not to say higher management, and i was screaming without control. The guy freaked out at the end and tried to calm me down. I'm getting furious for the silliest things and I'm ending up shouting and screaming and.... Like a tornado, fast and furious, destroys as it passes by. The good thing is that I have accepted the fact that I do have a problem, which as they say is one of the steps towards healing, and i do truly want to get rid of this disease but i have no clue how. To make things worse I also have no emotional IQ which makes me one dangerous loose canon. Watch out people. Hurricane Mar might come your way.
Help......My name is Missundaztood and I am addicted to anger....

Pick Me...Me...Me

Q: Who was the smart ass who started the craze of car flirting? I personnally don't appreciate an idiot following me around in his Pimped SUV flashing xmas lights in my face. Or does he think he's charming with all that smooth driving and loud Music and out of this world smile. Or it's just me, silly me, who just doesn't appreciate the culture and the tradition behind this rave and maybe i should flash back my light and throw myself out of the window and shout out pick me...me...meeeeee. Talk about culture shock.

Sunday, February 19

Courtroom Humor

These gems are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place. These are my favourites:

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15.
Q: What year?
A: Every year

Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?

Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?

Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
A: Oral

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Ice Ice Baby

What happened to all the LOOOVE people. The City is freezing. Common you guys I know you can do it again. Fill the place with some hot juicy love again and let our soul get all warm and tingly again. Please do it fast I wont be able to feel my toes soon :(

Saturday, February 18

Perhapsy Yes... Perhapsy No...

Just like Stallion, Nibaq sent me Johari's link and I ended up doing one for myself and sending it to my friends. 75% of the beebol said that I'm spontaneous.

spon·ta·ne·ous (spn-tn-s)adj.
1-Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated.
2-Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint.
3-Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior.

4-Developing without apparent external influence, force, cause, or treatment

"We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must
be civilized before we are fit to participate in society"

Wednesday, February 15

My Precious

Today I was chatting with one of my friends in Dubai. We used to work together 2 years back when I was still in Dubai. Back then we were outrageous. Working together, hanging out together till the break of the dawn sometimes. Fast forward and after 2 years our souls drifted apart to the point that we barely know anything about each other and we can barely relate to each other. All we have now is those crazy memories that make us feel all warm and tingly inside. I’m just convincing myself that this is part of the growing up process. Becoming all serious, living dull and steady lives. Honestly I miss those crazy nights out. You can always argue with me saying that I can have them back but inside a part of me knows that yesterday is never today and today will never be the same as tomorrow. So why do I get drunk on water each time I order a big bottle is simply to make the best of each moment and when I grow older and barely can walk or talk I will have these precious memories to keep me warm at night.

Tuesday, February 14

The City is on Fire

Kuwait is boiling today from all that love in the air. Temperature reached 24 degrees today in the City.

A Heart of Jelly

On the day before Valentine's my hubby gave to me
...(drum roll).....
A heart shaped donut from "Dunkin Donuts"
He got it for me from Dubai yesterday.
Beat that Kuwait :)
PS: We don't have dunkin Donuts in Kuwait. Oka
Wally in case you were wondering :)

Monday, February 13

Singles Awareness Day

When : Always February 15th

I know, I know... It's that time of the year again and love is in the air. Red roses, red teddy's and chocolate. But it was Dustin Barnes the 1st person who revolted against this exclusively for couples' and lovers' Holiday and created "the singles awareness day" as an equally appreciated and celebrated holiday. And yes he was single at that time :)

Singles Awareness Day is for those who are unattached and without a significant other.
On Singles Awareness day:
Singles get together. It's a chance to meet.
Singles give each other gifts,
You can celebrate and enjoy the fact that you are unattached.

So get out there and buy that red rose and that red teddy and give them to your insignificant other and your not so better half.

Ode of Love

Your skin glows like the strawberry, blossoms funny as the lily in the purest hope of spring.My heart follows your piano voice and leaps like a dog at the whisper of your name, hubby.The evening floats in on a great kiwi wing.I am comforted by your shirt that I carry into the twilight of penbeams and hold next to my arm. I am filled with hope that I may dry your tears of water. As my eye falls from my pants, it reminds me of your house. In the quiet, I listen for the last bang of the day.My heated feet leaps to my shirt. I wait in the moonlight for your secret lamp so that we may care as one, feet to feet, in search of the magnificient red and mystical work of love.

No No...as weird and funny as it sounds I didn't write this. I was too lazy to come up with my own words so i tried the love poem generator. Give it a shot and send your sweetheart a personal love poem :)

Hit Me

Usually I don't criticize advertising, simply because I work in advertising. I leave that to Tata he's good with his comments, BUT the situation is getting worse and something has to be said already. So keeping the bla bla at a minimum here I go.

1- Food is the number one product these days (ooops I should say always). Wherever you look you see a steak, Veal "Abee Feel" (elephant), Pasta, burgers, horrible Pizza images. If I'm not mistaken these ads usually should make you feel hungry but how come every time I see any of them I feel sick in the stomach?
2- On the other hand let's not forget about the banks and the prizes they are offering if you transfer you salary, open an account or even if only you pass by their branch (fiction today reality tomorrow). 2 ads especially caught my attention this week. Gulf Bank "salary for life' campaign and Al Manar investment growth campaign. For Gulf Bank I just have to say that someone must have color blindness and thaprobablypeobably he ended up mixing all that red and orange and je ne sais quoi. Also what'’s the story with the guy in a referee shirt? Manar Investment Company is a totally different story these guys are using baby toys (wooden cars and Lego sticks) to show growth , or could it be that they are investing in kindergartens and playgrounds? And its just a smart twist on image?
3- If KDD is really 100% Arabic like they are claiming so how come they are not called KAC?

I just have to add that the blame is rarely on the agency, since i work in an agency. If we present layout A to the client by the time it's approved and published it becomes layout Z, far far from the initial concept presented. I have said before that clients, logically speaking, hire agencies as their 'professional' advisors but they end up implementing their own ideas and the agency just becomes a tool. Sad but true.

They say People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...so Hit Me :)

Saturday, February 11

The City Stinks

No really it does....From the scientific centre all the way to Souk Sharq. Now I'm not a Sewage dump expert but I'm a person with a nose and who simply realizes that the sewage system is not working. Do you think that whoever is responssible of this has a nose? Or maybe he thinks it's good food for the fish?

Friday, February 10

Faking Genes

Just to make something clear before I proceed any further. I'm 100% Armenian. That's from Armenia, the country. My parents, my grandparents, my grand grandparents are 100% Armenians. BUT it so happened that during the Armenian Genocide in 1915 (will go into that in another post) my grandparents (mother and father side) run away from Armenia crossing the desert from Turkey to reach Syria's borders and from there they moved to Lebanon, so I was born and raised in Lebanon and I hold a Lebanese Passport. So giving that fact, why is it that when I'm standing in the supermarket queue or walking into a room, or when meeting new people they "assume" that I am Lebanese. How? I don't have Lebanese traits? I don't have that country's genes? I come from a different continent. My family's roots are not even based in the Middle East. So what is it that is giving away my "nationality" and not my "identity"?

Thursday, February 9

Bye Bye Lina's

It's officia. Lina's is closing down. Casper is taking over :( I will miss their Cappucino hazelnut and Labneh Sandwhiches.

Thursdays Curse

No matter how many late Thursday work days I have I still can't get over the fact that I HAVE TO stay a minimum of 3 hours after the normal working hours, which is always a normal EXPECTATION on behalf of the people I work with. Apparently we are living in a civilized society*, where they is democracy and freedom of speach and RESPECT. I will not argue if the first 3 points even exist I'm not that interested but i will argue about respect which I believe at the moment is extinct not to say that it has never existed. Respect and appreciation which go hand in hand are rare equities in this* society and even if you demand respect and appreciation you will never get them. Shout out, Cry loud, bang your head against the wall nothing will change. The roots are rotten. The foundations are shaky and the future is gloomy and sad.

*you can draw your own conclusions.

Tuesday, February 7

The Year of The Dog

i'm freezing in my bedroom while MIKI has the, what used to be MY, heater in his OWN room. I didn't get my OWN bedroom till after I got married and I had to share it with hubby.

Monday, February 6

In The Wrong Job ???

How can you tell the difference between a bad day and a bad fit?

1- It's not just that they don't pay you enough, it's that they couldn't ever pay you enough to make you feel good.
2- You believe that nothing you do makes the least bit of difference.
3- You're not learning anything
4- No one ever talks to you about the future in a positive way
5- You hate your boss so much that it's hard to think about anything else
6- You feel that who you are at work doesn't have much to do with who you are in the rest of your life

You ready to move on? or you feelin comfy for now?

Sunday, February 5

Weekend Munchies

I can finally call it a weekend. 2 days off :). It was like a dream coming true. For your eyes only the highlights.

1- Thursday night:
Dinner at Thai Chi with the gang. Appetizer and desserts NOT recommended. Main Courses to die for.
tip: order a large bottle of water it comes with a secret ingredient makes you extremely noisy :)

2- Friday:
Shopping for Miki at ACE and Sultan. Highly disappointed, especially from ACE. The pet corner is very poor. They only have rows and rows of food but not enough toys, accessories and leashes. Back to Amazon to get the nice stuff.
Then had lunch at Nino. AMAZING. I loved the place. It feels like one of those home restau's in the back of the alley. The menu is scrumptious. We ordered salads, which were out of this world but I could see all the pasta, risotto and steaks passing by. So tempting. The sitting is also very casual and the service very friendly and fast.

3- Saturday:
Took Miki to the doctor in Ahmadi, International Vet Hospital. Very nice place at the end of the world. Friendly staff and an Italian doctor. Miki is fine but he is over needy. Doctor advised to "show him who really is the boss" in order to discipline him. Got him a bow tie from their pet store :) you can call him now Sir Miki.

But the one thing in common in this long weekend is that me and hubby haven't slept since Wed night, AKA since the night we got Miki, cause he just won't stop barking the whole night :(

Friday, February 3

The Power of 4

Four jobs I’ve had
1. Account Manager - advertising - at the moment but maybe not until the next tag :)
2. Country channel manager- IT Multinational
3. Channel manager - another IT Multinational
4. Marketing and Sales - Optical Industry

Four movies I can watch over and over
1. All the Bond movies
2. Chicken Run
3. Mary Poppins
4.The Big Blue

Four places I have lived
1. Kuwait
2. Dubai
3. Syria (during the civil war in Leb)
4. Lebanon

Four TV shows I love
1. Frasier
2. Charmed
3. CSI (Las Vegas only)
4. Alias

Four places I’ve vacationed
1. Paris
2. Egypt
3. Budapest

4. Vienna

Four of my favorite dishes
1. Lasagna
2. Hommos
3. kibebat ( whoever knows this gets a star)
4. BK fries (is that a dish?)

Four sites I visit daily
1. CNN
2. Al Jazeera
Safat to check latest Kuwaiti posts
4. The Gang's blogs

Four places I would rather be right now
1. In my bed sleeping (miki kept us awake all night and dargeed me out of bed at 7AM to go Pipi)

2. Farraya (in front of the fire place when its snowing outside)

4. Home in Leb

Well thats my final 4. I'm very disapointed to have only 4 answers. that'st not fair to 5,6 and 7 on my list

Thursday, February 2

An Ageless Question from Kindergarten

Been thinking about the relationship with childhood and managment for some time. The answer not that easy. Same concept as nurture and nature. Interesting observations and studies have been made around the subject. If you look around you in your office I'm sure you can come up with one of your own.

read on and share your thoughts.

Anger Managment

Hello, my name is "missundaztood" and I'm a rageholic.

MIKI's Home

MIKI landed yesterday at 1 AM. My hubby went to get him and they only got home around 5AM. Haram my baby no sleep at all. I woke up as soon as i heard him barking (it's more squeeking actually than barking...so very cute). I coouldn't believe my eyes how big he got in just 10 days. He was heavy too i couldn't lift him with my pinky anymore. I had missed him so much and I think he had missed me too cause he was licking me and biting me. By the time I put him to sleep, or tried to, cause he was so excited it was 6AM. When I left home today hubby and doggy were still sleeping. Can't wait to go back home today to play with him, I need also to go get him a new puppy leash cause the one he has on it's already too tight. I'm sure fadibou will post the pictures soon.

Wednesday, February 1

Like It Or Not

You can call me a sinner You can call me a saint
Celebrate me for who I am Dislike me for what I ain't
Put me up on a pedestal Or drag me down in the dirt
Sticks and stones will break my bones But your names will never hurt
I'll be the gardenYou be the snake All of my fruit is yours to take
Better the devil that you know Your love for me will grow
Because This is who I am You canLike it or not You canLove me or leave me
Cus I'm never gonna stop
Cleopatra had her way Matahari too Whether they were good or bad
Is strictly up to you Life is a paradox and it doesn't make much sense
Can't have the Femme without the Fatale Please don't take offense
Don't let the fruit rot under the vine Fill up your cup and let's drink the wine
Better the devil that you know Your love for me will grow
Mar, Confessions on a blog


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