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December, 2012
Art, Design 10:06 AM

Discovered Talent: Ahmed Al-Rashid (@Ahmed_AlRashid)

Sweet followers, I bring to you a piece of fabulous talent! Have you seen Kuwait Finance House’s social media billboard? Or maybe those fun Starbucks’ swirly wurly coffee cups? Meet Kuwaiti graphic designer Ahmed Al-Rashid, inspired by re-conceptualizing traditional art, he started illustrating his work on coffee cups, cars and clothes. Being keenly interested in spreading his message, Al-Rashid started portraying his work on Instagram, and the rest is history!

To check out the rest of his work, click here, and here, and OH, here! :D His website is currently under construction, so stay tuned!

 Ahmed Al-Rashid


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December, 2012

Demand A Plan: Gun Violence

It’s time. Join more than 800 mayors and 750,000 grassroots supporters to demand that President Obama and Congress step forward with a plan to end gun violence.

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A group of artists joined our effort to Demand A Plan and recorded a powerful, personal message.  Please take a minute to watch the video and share it with your friends and family.

Our efforts cannot bring back the 20 innocent children murdered in Newtown, CT — or the 34 people murdered with guns every day in America. But we can prevent future tragedies by passing common sense legislation that will:

  1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America
  2. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
  3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw purchasers
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December, 2012
Food, Kuwait 10:30 AM

Chef Boutique: Sushi Making With Xcite!

A couple of friends, and myself included, attended the Xcite Sushi Making event at Chef Boutique yesterday. With a little chopping, rolling, and frying, we ended up with plates of homemade sushi! The two chefs, one from Osaka and the other from Benihana restaurants, assisted our talent-less cooking hands in creating the freshest sushi in Kuwait (yeah, right.)

Happy Birthday Xcite! Thank you for an amazing time! :)

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December, 2012
Food, Kuwait 2:10 PM

Magnolia Bakery: Opening at Al-Hamra Mall

Yesterday was the Magnolia Bakery opening at Al-Hamra! We got to frost our own cupcakes, then devour them! The bakery offers more than 120 varieties of baked goods, including pies, cakes, cheesecakes, banana pudding, brownies, muffins, crumb cakes, and of course, cupcakes! It’s currently located in NYC, Chicago, LA, Beirut, Kuwait, and Qatar. It will soon open in Japan, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, and Russia! Exciting stuff!

The official opening is tomorrow (Wednesday 19th) at 6pm! Follow them on Instagram at @MagnoliaKuwait

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December, 2012
Entertainment, fun, Music 11:38 AM

A Must Watch: Pitch Perfect

I watched Pitch Perfect last night and it has made it to the top of my favorite 2012 movies list! Refreshing, and along the lines of Bridesmaids and The Hangover funny. Ana Kendrick surprisingly sounded really good and Rebel Wilson was off the charts hilarious! Watch it and let me know what you think! (You can stream it at Let Me Watch This if you don’t get it on DVD soon) P.S. The soundtrack is HAWT!

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Here are two reviews resourced from Rotten Tomatoes that I genuinely agree with:

“Everything about the film feels fresh… For the target market, there are laughs galore, toe-tapping rhythms and a good up-tempo beat as Pitch Perfect hits its notes and delivers a romping fun time”

“Rebel Wilson practically rescues the film (and some of the songs) on her own with her talent, panache and self-confidence. She reminds me of irrepressible Melissa McCarthy in ‘Bridesmaids’ or Nikki Blonsky in ‘Hairspray.’”

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December, 2012
News 3:28 PM

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Authorities in Connecticut responded to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning, the local NBC station reports. Police reported 27 deaths, including 20 children, six adults and the shooter, according to the Associated Press. Following hours of uncertainty during which many media outlets reported the shooter’s identity as Ryan Lanza, an official identified the suspected gunman as Adam Lanza, Ryan’s 20 year old brother, according to the Associated Press. Ryan Lanza, 24, is being questioned by police in New Jersey. Students were led single file from the schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. Parents alerted to the catastrophe by text messages and emails sent by the school district arrived hoping to find their children safe.

When we all thought kids were safe at school, this tragedy tears us apart. #PrayForNewton

Watch Obama’s statement to the shooting below. Heartbreaking is an understatement.
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For images and broadcasting check out: Huffington Post: Connecticut Shooting and Reuters: Connecticut Gun Rampage 

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December, 2012
fashion, Kuwait 4:44 PM

Charitee: Salam – Peace

Due to an increase in world injustice and crime all around the world today. We wanted to have a say, help inspire, influence people with peaceful vibes that can surf across the globe through what we do best in as a t-shirts business. It is said that  ” reading a t-shirt’s message is enough social interaction for one day”. That is why we love doing what we do because T-Shirts with meaning help change the world to the better. Lately for the past month we’ve worked hard to introduce our second release Salam/Peace T-Shirts that have been publicly announced for week now through our Instagram Account: @ChariteeStore .
Charitee is proudly taking Pre-Orders via Whatsapp: 97798599   
Please note that your size will be offered but not all colors will be due to stock availability.
Request any of the following Sizes: S,M,L,XL & Color: Blue, Maroon, Purple, Grey and we’ll get back to you regarding availability.

Charitee® Salam / Peace T-Shirt Photoshoot from Abdurrahman Sultan on Vimeo.

The Price is 20KD

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