Tag Archives: Health

Japan clamps down on fat people

28 Sep

I’m not going to comment on this …ok, I am. WHAT THE FUCK?

Japan have now made it ‘illegal’ according to National Guidelines to have a waistline of more than 33”

see for yourself 🙂

I can totally understand why a government would try to make a healthier nation… but isn’t this taking things a little too far?

Thank you, Twitter

27 Sep

I got a glimpse into the new twitter tonight and I totally heart it.

It’s clean and sophisticated. Much better than before.

You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics.

What’s even better is, now it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube. THANKS GUYS!

I wonder when they are going to do the official change over. Does the 14th seem likely?

I think people will welcome this change unlike the facebook change that occured how many months/years ago? God, I forget. I hated the change on fbook but I’m used to it now.

I’ll will definitely heart this  when it arrives. Thankyou Twitter for giving us this new, classy look.

For those that haven’t got a chance to see the New Twitter, you can see some screenshots here..

You can follow Babbleq8 on twitter here

Just in time for Autumn

27 Sep

Alexia Parmigiani has introduced her creative zipped scarves… I totally heart them! Will definitely be keeping my eye out in the shops for these, if I can’t find them here will definitely be on the look-out in the UK over the winter holidays!

Alexia has some fantastic items on her Autumn/Winter range and the prices are great too. These scarves are all custom handmade. So far she has stores in Japan, Beglium, Italy and the UK.. let’s hope we see her here sometime soon!

I’m back!

27 Sep

Sorry guys, completely mad weekend! 

Kids sick and I had a fight with a blender.

All back to normal now though, well, almost. Typing with a bandaged thumb is proving quite difficult.

Haircare Secret-1

23 Sep

Do you have a mop? A mess? Tats? Dryness?

The type of curls that just don’t look curly?

Well, there is a solution for EVERYTHING………..hair included.

I’ve got the worst hair! It’s fine when straightened or blow dried but if I just leave it, it’s MEGA curly…and not in a nice way, it looks like I’ve been dragged through a bush backwards. Anyway, I found a solution 😛

Two drops of baby oil and a pea size amount of vaseline, rubbed together and voila! You will have beautiful SOFT curls! Forget moose – that just makes your curls all scrunchy and hard AND adds moisture BACK into your hair!

Vaseline and Baby Oil = 10/10 in my book!

And YES! I’m being serious!

update: my first comment on this post was ‘really, your not kidding?’ LOL soo.. guys, AGAIN, IM NOT KIDDING!

Just rub this between the palms of your hand and scrunch your hair eshwaya.

For all mums to show their daughters

22 Sep

Linking with my last post, I thought I’d post this video for all mums to show their daughters.

It’s important we let them see THE TRUTH.

The harsh reality is we are to blame

21 Sep

This is an update on this post .

The Italian’s tried to tackle anorexia via an ad campaign using a naked billboard poster of a woman suffering from anorexia.

the harsh reality is this……..anorexia can kill you.

This is a heartbreaking video made by a sister who lost her sister due to anorexia……

I found a video from a young girl studying at Gresham College who has actually suffered from anorexia from the age of 12. She has some interesting views and some insight into the reasons behind anorexia and how she believe the media have much to do with the problem.

it’s also important to remember, men suffer from eating disorders too ……this video is shocking

If you need help, if you feel you are suffering, speak to someone, speak to a friend or even contact me….don’t suffer in silence.

The scary thing is there are thousands like him out there that if they don’t stop, they will die……

What’s even scarier is anorexia can affect pre-teens too. 😦 reason? US… Mum’s are too blame. We complain in front of our children re: weight…….we weight ourselves in front of our girls, they think they should be doing the same.

We say things like, ‘Oh, I can’t eat that chocolate. I’ll get fat’. Your 4 year old WILL pick that up.

Please, be careful.

Guess which perfume?

21 Sep

So, I got this perfume.. Guess by Marciano and I don’t know what it is but it’s incredibly gorgeous! Yes, I said ‘incredibly gorgeous’…not the normal way to describe a perfume but this is just so ‘incredibly good’. I smell devine when I wear it, really. I do.

It is is subtle, sweet, pretty, feminine and it has a fresh, youthful aroma.

Even though this came out in 2007, it still tops the best sellers for perfumes.

So, you can buy this for around 20dinars, yes, that’s right, it isn’t expensive at all.

I googled just now to see if I could buy it online later and I found this! 30 bottles for 226kd…….wow, now, there’s an idea for a few bazaars……. make up pretty little girly boxes with perfume, candles, a book, perhaps? You can be sure to make a profit!

What’s happening at the Exhibition area?

21 Sep

The School Stationary Exhibition- this just started 19/09/2010 and is running until 28/10/2010 – ok this doesn’t interest me much .. but you may like to go and get some things for uni/school or teachers, perhaps you can find some good resources!

Now, I’m excited!!! Not long to go until………..

Winter Fashion Fair
Date: 03-NOV-10 to 13-NOV-10
Autumn Perfume Exhibition is an 11 day show! wow, I think I’ll go everyday just to see if I find something new.. It is a perfumes & cosmetics exhibition- totally up my street!

It will be organized by Kuwait International Fair and its exhibiting products will include Skin & Facial care, Body care, Nail care & art, Perfumes, Aromatherapy, Foot care and many more.

Whoop whoop! Can’t wait!

Then the following day, the Winter Fashion Exhibition will begin..

Winter Fashion Fair
Date: 04-NOV-10 to 14-NOV-10
Winter Fashion Fair is one of the biggest exhibition in Kuwait which will showcase products like:- gifts, home accessories, design and lifestyle articles, tableware and kitchen accessories, paper, office and stationery goods and much more.

There isn’t much going on in October.

Right  before these two exhibitions, the Careers Fair will take place 2nd Nov-4th Nov. I know many of you will want to attend since it really is becoming so difficult for fresh graduates to find jobs here in Kuwait without Wasta………

On another note; students, you’ll be happy to know their is another Global Education and Training Exhibition at Crowne Plaza but that’s coming up right next month 24th October-25th October. It will attract more than 1,200 students from USA every years and more than 600,000 learners.

Zero is NOT a size.

18 Sep

Recently, I noticed mark@248am had blogged about 10 Fattest Countries in the world re: Girls.

Well, here’s what I’ve got to say to ALL of you. Ladies and Gents.

I’m sick and tired of people going on about wanting to be a size 0, a size 2, a size 4, a size 6.

We are ALL different shapes and sizes. AND No, I’m not FAT. I’m not jealous. I just don’t want to ever be smaller than a size 12. Curves are sexy. Big Bums are sexy. Big breasts well, those are annoying BUT…my point is, stop f^&*ing moaning at us about our weight.

Curves don’t equal fat, truth be told, many girls in this day and age are scarily thin and end up with anorexia. If all we have to worry about is a little extra meat well, we should be proud of ourselves.

As for you, MEN, the majority of you may watch your weight, may take pride in your appearance but truth be told, most of you are Jerks and it isn’t your wives that you do it for. Yes, that’s right, I said it.

It’ s very, very hard being a mother, a wife, a daughter and the person that we are expected to be by our partners/husbands/boyfriends. We may not live up to your expectations but do you ever think, you definitely don’t live up to ours??

Ladies do NOT have it easy.

We have to put up with double emails, two phones, calls in the night, un-named names in mobiles……….sound familiar girls? Yes, we have ALOT to put up with ……SO, if we feel like gaining a few pounds and eating a bar of chocolate, leave us the hell alone. We deserve it.

We don’t want to be like this………….

Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 and she was gorgeous!

Please note, the above model is Brazilian Fluvian who is a plus-size model size 16/18 for Elle, isn’t she gorgeous?

So ladies, no matter what anyone thinks of you, PLEASE know that you ARE beautiful.

It just takes one thing to make you a fighter.

This post is DEDICATED TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. You know who you are.

I love you. No matter what anyone else thinks.