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Month: March 2015


Everything about this song is amazing.

Amazing surprise from Nescafe Dolce Gusta

No matter how old you are, it’s always exciting to come home to see a big, fat package sitting on your couch. It’s even more exciting when the package is beautifully customized for you, complete with a painted portrait and references to the people you love.

This is what I came home to last night:

I love coming home to a big box of surprises on my couch #dolcegustojo #amman #jo

The box is beautiful, and is styled with pictures from my Instagram account. When I opened it, it had a very personalized, cute message. Nescafe knows that I love the Internet! And I love people/brands that use the Internet correctly.

This campaign by Nestle Dolce Gusto Jordan is SO BRILLIANT in its details that I will go ahead. Check out the geniusness:

Nescafe Dolce Gusto: I LOVE Brands That Use the Internet Correctly

Beneath the cute note was my very own painted portrait, painted with coffee by Jordanian artist Randa Haddadin:

Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Coffee Portrait

And then, several boxes of coffee, in different flavours and suggestions on who to share them with:

Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Coffee Selection

The detail here is mindblowing.

My brother Omar loves chocolate:
Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Omar Loves Chocolate

Discussions with my mother are always intense:
Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Rula is Intense

My friend Nour is addicted to iced coffee:
Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Nour Drinks Her Coffee with Ice

My friend Naser loves espresso:
Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Naser Likes Espresso

Rami doesn’t drink coffee at all, and is more likely to just play with foam:
Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Rami Doesn't Like Coffee and is More Likely to Play with Foam

WOW. See what I mean by genius?

Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Lovely Selection

Beneath the coffee is the biggest surprise: a Mini Me bright red Dolce Gusto machine :)

It’s so cute. It looks like a penguin! And it’s not just an espresso machine, it’s all out, with milk and cream pods and everything.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto: Nice Design

Time to enjoy my coffee :)

Thanks Nescafe, not only for the nice surprise, but for a lesson in great social media marketing as well.

I miss Harry

The past few weeks, I’ve had unexplainable feelings of loss towards Harry Potter.

I miss Harry. I miss waiting for the books to come out. I miss fighting over who will it first. I miss driving to Bahrain to watch the movies. I guess miss being a little girl :)

Thank goodness you can’t spot old green-screen tech in a book.

An Important Warning About Blasphemy and Satanic Messages in Rock Music

My life sometimes feels as absurd as this PSA.


This is insane: how gigantic Easter Eggs are made

From a company called Betty’s

Yislamoo are so cute

Yislamoo are so cute, aren’t they?

yislamoo greeting cards

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yislamoo greeting cards

Solar flare

Solar flare, along with the Earth for scale.

Via io9

Disney Princess Pasta to Make You Smile

A few weeks ago I found this amazing Disney princess pasta. HOW COOL IS IT?

There’s Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Snow White. There’s also Cinderella’s carriage and castle.

Unfortunately, the poor princesses die quickly, and as soon as you add any sauce.

Still really awesome.
princess pasta

Even if what you eat looks like this:
dead princess pasta

On February

February was for winter, February was for spring.

Jordan is quite stunning these days. Don’t spend your weekend cooped up — go out on a road trip. My favorite place in February was Qasr il Abed in Eraq il Ameer, and you can buy fresh beets from the kids there as well.

ancient stones
Ancient stones scattered all over the grass in Iraq Al-Amir. The mansion, believed to have been built by Hyrcanus of Jerusalem, governor of Ammon, dates from approximately 200BC. The burial caves across from the ruins date back to the copper age. THAT’S REALLY OLD.

Snow in our front yard

The weekend after the snow– winter + spring + some cool symmetry

bayt got talent got talent! Our legal counsel playing the qanun. How cool is that?

iraq al amir 2
Iraq al Ameer, take 2

feb ammansnow day
Snow covering Amman

Pretty view

iraq al amir 3
Iraq al Ameer, take 3

Why DO you work?

iraq al amir

House on the hill

I love the smell of pine trees

Rainy day

Pictorial Archive of Life

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2010: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | A Captioned July An UnCaptioned August  | On September  | On October | On November | On December

2011: On January  |  On February   |   On March   |  On April  |  On May  |   On July

2012: On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2013: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2014: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2015: On January | On October | On February

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