Nespresso

April 9, 2016  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

My mornings are usually jumpstarted thanks to my Nespresso machine and a few of my friends asked me questions about it so I thought I’d go a quick overview as it tends to get confusing when you see all the machines on display.

Nespresso has machines which are more than 100 KD, but in my opinion I’d rather go with the cheaper options. I really don’t need all the bells and whistles.

Most importantly you should know that these models have the exact same specs when it comes to:

  • Automatic Power off (9 Minutes)
  • High Pressure Pump (19 Pressure Bar)
  • Water tank capacity (0.7)
  • Used capsules container capacity (9-11)

All the machines work the same way – You insert a Nespresso capsule, hit a button and out comes your coffee. However, there are a few differences between the machines you should know about.

InissiaThe Inissia @ 45KD is the basic machine – It has two programmable buttons for espresso and lungo and that’s about it. It does not have an on/off button, so you plug it in – select your coffee and it starts up.

Pixie-SSThe Pixie @ 70 KD is almost the same as the Inissia with the exception of a stainless steel body and a warning light indicator when the water level is low. You can also get the Pixie Clip for the same price, the only difference is that it comes with side panels that can be changed. Each panel is either 8 KD or 20 KD depending on the style.

UThe U @60KD has a slightly bigger water tank and the tank can be positioned left, right or behind the machine giving you a bit of more space on your counter top. It also has three different buttons so you can choose between a ristrreto, espresso or a lungo. Other models of the U are:

UMAT @ 60 KD  : which is the same as the U except with a matt finish

UMILK @ 90 KD: which comes with an integrated Aeroccino – So you have only one power outlet being used.

aeroThe Aeroccino @ 20 KD is a milk frother for your lattes and cappuccinos.

Story of my life

October 5, 2015  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

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The Taste of Kuwait

March 4, 2015  |  Odds and Ends  |  1 Comment

The Taste of Kuwait is a similar Food festival to the Taste of Chicago, London or even Dubai. So if you haven’t attended one of these, now is the opportunity to go and have some fun this weekend from March 5th to 7th 2015 @ The Kuwait International Fairgrounds.
This event is for the whole family.. Lots of food, fun and enjoyment. There are about 40 restaurants and cafes, musical shows, area for the kids, shopping, cooking demos from celebrity chefs and if you have the VIP ticket enjoy the VIP treatment in the VIP lounge.

This event will take place on 20,000 square meters behind Hall no 5 of the Kuwait International Fairgrounds. The gates open :

Thursday 2 PM – 10 PM
Friday – Saturday 12 Noon – 11 PM
Kids 12 years and under will be FREE

A lot of restaurants will offer small portions of their signature dishes, so make sure not to eat anything before you head out there.

The tickets can be purchased at the Festival site also, however if you buy your tickets now you will get a discount. For more information on the tickets, please visit their website:

The Taste of Kuwait

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Sound Fire and Waves

April 22, 2014  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

I found this pretty amazing. If you’re just here for music and fire, skip to 3:38. It’s mesmerizing.

Enjoy!

Happy Easter

April 20, 2014  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

Happy Easter

Goodness pays off

April 3, 2014  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

April

April 1, 2014  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

Each month I like to change my wallpaper to reflect what the coming month will bring and this month is no exception.
From the always amazing wallpaper collection of Smashing Magazine , this month I am stuck on:
April WallPaper Pablo Neruda

For more Wallpapers check out Smashing Magazine

Forgot my code

February 19, 2014  |  Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

So if you have a Samsung S3 or S4, and you havn’t used either one of them for a long time and happen to forget the pin code to unlock the screen, just like I did. Well I read about it and it is pretty easy to unlock, but you will lose every bit of information and it will take you back to a brand new phone. But then it is better to have a brand new unlocked phone than to stare at a locked phone and not use it at all.

Here are the steps to unlock your screen:

unlock your codeYou can click on the image to zoom in.

Happy Lohri 2014

January 13, 2014  |  30 days, Odds and Ends  |  2 Comments

Happy Lohri

Being a Punjabi, since childhood I remember we have always celebrated Lohri. Whether in a big way (that is by lighting of the fire outdoors) or just lighting a symbolic fire in the middle of the kitchen at home. My parents always made a point of teaching their children about our traditions and culture. More so because we don’t live in our own home country. Although been born and bought in Kuwait, this is home for me..

So what is Lohri?

Lohri is a very age old popular Punjabi festival, celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, particularly celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus. It falls on the same date every year Jan 13th. Lohri marks the winter solstice day, being the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is  about singing and dancing around the bonfire and going around it at least seven times. We throw shelled peanuts, til (sesame seeds), popcorn, gur (jaggery) and rorhi in the fire too.. It a lot of fun when surrounded by friends and family especially in winters, when we all can do with a bit of heat to keep us warm.

So here’s wishing every one of my origin and whoever celebrates Lohri.. A Very Happy Lit Warm Lohri.

I am so looking forward to the bonfire tonight.. (Which is the most important feature of Lohri, No Bonfire, No Lohri)

For more on Lohri: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohri

Gulf Run Car Show

January 11, 2014  |  30 days, Odds and Ends  |  No Comments

Gulf Run started back in 2005 to promote automobile racing. And my son and I make it a point to go see the cars well more for my son. My son is totally enamored by cars, especially sports cars/ race cars. Hence he is also a diehard fan and a collector of Hot wheels cars.

This show is all about displaying cars and the car enthusiasts can have a look at the hottest, fastest, coolest, rare cars. Soon they will be heading off to Bahrain International Circuit for the 8th annual event in about two weeks’ time. So if anyone of you is passionate enough about cars or racing, you know where to go.

For more information : http://www.gulfrun.com