An Impromptu Picnic Of Two Cuisines

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Recently a friend and I had decided that we needed to have a day out to catch up on everything going on in our lives.

At first I suggested that we go to Nizamiye Masjid in Midrand for Zuhr Salaah and then to a restaurant for lunch…
Things didn’t quite go that way because we ended up having a punctured tyre on the highway and needed to rethink our day.

So hello impromptu picnic!

We were near to Fordsburg but to be honest, ordinary restaurant food just wasn’t gonna cut it for us.

Being the adventurous foodie I am.. I had recently heard of a Palestinian restaurant and takeaway on the corner of Hanover and 9th Avenue called King Arabic Sandwich.

They have quite a selection of Arabic food, breads and desserts.

Their story is an amazing one, and if you visit their shop, these humble people will willingly share it.

My friend and I ordered falafel, and I bought some hummus to take home, which was lovely. I definitely plan on going back for dessert, especially the Umm Ali.

The second place we went to was to Istanbul restaurant.
Although we ordered just the kebaab, we got a lot more in return.

While waiting, we were served hot apple tea.

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On receiving the order, I was stunned to see that we had flatbread, rice, salad, and the kebaab as well as raita.

We then went to the Zoo Lake in Jhb and sat down, caught up on what was going on with each other, and snacked on this delicious spread.
There was so much food unexpectedly, that we didn’t even manage to finish half of it!

As we sipped our ice teas, we reflected on our surprising day out.
I can definitely see myself doing this more often with my friends.

For now, my goal is to try a different food from King Arabic Sandwich each time I’m in the vicinity of their restaurant. ( I don’t go to Fordsburg that often.. Maybe once every 3 months or so.. Maybe longer).
And why not support these lovely people while getting a taste of Palestine, considering that many of us may not be able to visit there in our lifetime, at least we’ll be blessed with meeting someone from that blessed land?

Attached are two photos of published articles of these wonderful people. If you’re able to, have a read and let me know if you’ve had a taste of this delightful cuisine.

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PS: for spicy food lovers, you might find the food from these places a little bland, but for those who like food relatively mild, it’s perfect.
(Yes I love hot, spicy food, but I am very adaptable as far food goes 😉)

Looking forward to your comments.

و عليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته.

iPhone 5, iPhone 6 & No WiFi!

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله وبركاته

Ever have one of those days that just goes right…. And then… It strikes!

The worst thing possible in today’s technological world!!!
Well.. After suffering a small panic attack due to my iPhone 5 falling… I ended up having a bigger one!

My phone refused to unlock…. It seems the touch digitizer screen has like ribbons running down from the top to the bottom of the phone, and nothing I’ve tried doing seems to work. Although, I do get all my notifications and the voice control works and so does everything else…even the Bluetooth pairs up to my car’s radio and plays…. except the locking… It just doesn’t want to unlock…sigh.

Sooo……

What do I do?

Easy… Go to the store I have my contracts at and find out if I’m due for an upgrade. Which, thankfully, I was.

Although I’ve taken on the upgrade, I do seem to have a new problem.

We don’t currently have wifi… Unlike other countries where wifi is considered a Human Right, an example would be Thailand where there’s free wifi EVERYWHERE, South Africa isn’t all that bothered about such things… Which is a huge shame!

And yes, we should install our own wifi or get mobile wifi etc etc.
A few months ago, when we contacted the lovely Telkom, we got told that the wifi download speeds in our suburb is soo slow, that it’s just not worth it putting it in. This coming from a source who works in the suburb we live in.

So now I am in a bit of a problem, because all my other posts and photos and pretty much everything I need to use, is on a phone I can’t access…

Although, with this new phone, which is considerably larger than the iPhone 5, and yes I have small hands so I need both to work on it lol, I guess in a way I’m impressed with it.
The clarity on the iPhone 6 Plus is definitely a good thing and it does possess the same user friendly operating system I have come to know and love.

But all it is really, is a bigger version of the iPhone 5.
It does have a new Health app, a Numbers app which is quite handy for planning events or keeping track of expenses, etc (my new favorite app I think), iMovie which makes it easy to browse and share your favorite moments & watch trailers and movies made by you, using the themes available. It uploads it all to iCloud as well, yay!!!
Keynote, GarageBand and Pages are new too.

But… None of that has really solved my problem…

If any of you out there are tech’s and you know what I should do in order to get my iPhone 5 working again, please feel free to comment, I’d be ever so grateful.
The one reason I don’t want to send my phone in to the repair centre is because I’m afraid they may reset my phone without my consent and it may just erase everything straight off.

In the mean time… I’m looking at getting mobile wifi and perhaps someone will suggest a really great operator that’s reasonably priced and offers great service.
Oh and a recommendation for someone that has fabulous iPhone 6 Plus covers… Must be something travels easily as I’ll be traveling quite a bit in the next month to events as well as to different cities for different events.

Thank you/shukran.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته

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November 2013 Events

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Hi everyone!

How are you all doing?

I just got back from a fantastic weekend! It was beyond awesome, extremely insightful and educational, and awe inspiring!
I have never felt so much energy, positivity and excitement in my life!

Curious to know where I was? And what I did?

Hmmm…. I shall share it soon.. Don’t despair.

For now though, I want to let everyone know about some amazing events taking place.

If you want to attend, please contact me ASAP so that I can book your seat, as well as your friends seat if you are taking someone with you, with regards to the one event.

And that would be: The Herbalife MEGA SHAKE PARTY!

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Does everyone see the details of the poster?

If you’re waiting to make a positive change in your life, now is the time!
Sitting and waiting around isn’t going to make it happen, but by taking that first step right now, you’ve already won half the battle of wills!
The will to look fantastic by New Years at least, that’s for sure! 😉

Anyway, here’s another cause if you’re not into the Healthy Active Lifestyle by Herbalife….

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So come on people!

Let’s make some positive changes in life, if not for ourselves, than atleast for someone else!
Who’s in?

Those who reply, your comments will be showing up! Come on, YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

(If I seem hyped up, it’s probably the Thermo Tea and NRG combination from Herbalife! No Blue Monday for me! Just a beautiful day with a million positive possibilities!)

Have a wonderful energized week!

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته