Monday, July 27, 2015

Tyrese Gibson dedicated to UAE

Tyrese Gibson, the Fast and Furious actor and R&B singer, has announced plans to make $700 million (Dh2.57 billion) of film productions in Abu Dhabi. The 36-year-old made the statement on Thursday while promoting his Black Rose album in Yas Mall.

“I want to do a film slate, at around $700 million (Dh2.57 billion), so when Avatar, Mission: Impossible, Fast and Furious, when these movies are being made, instead of us coming to shoot for three-four days, we’re going to shoot in Abu Dhabi for the whole movie,” Gibson told Gulf News. “We’re going to co-finance these movies, instead of just coming here, shooting and leaving,” he added.

The star confirmed he’s ready to pursue the project as soon as local partners approve.
Gibson has previously visited both Dubai and Abu Dhabi on numerous occasions, continuously expressing his love for the UAE.

“When I first came here, it was the first time I had smiled, or felt joy, since my brother Paul Walker died [in November 2013]. God said to me, go to the UAE, there’s blessing on the other side. I am on a mission now to change the perception of the Middle East. God gave me a vision and, Inshallah, this will all come to pass,” he said in an interview with GN.

The rapper was reportedly staying at the chairman suite in the Jumeirah Etihad Towers, where a car passes through one tower to the other as a stunt for the Fast 7 movie.

As for his album, Black Rose, it’s currently a No 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. According to the artist, it will be his last solo album.

-----This guy is awesome, you have to check out his IG @tyrese it's filled with pictures of his recent trip to Dubai promoting his new album Black Rose.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

TIES- Differences between Arab and Western Culture

Differences Between Arab and Western Culture

Why are North Americans and Arabs considered "cultural opposites"? Join TIES for a discussion of the often extreme variations in communications styles, value orientations, thought frameworks, and cultural preferences between Arab and American peoples.
Tuesday, July 28 @ 7pm

Shuhada Area - Block 4, Street 413, Villa 67 - Kuwait

Tel: +(965) 25231015 /6        Fax:+(965) 25230855

Email:  info@tiescenter.net

Friday, July 24, 2015

Project Free TV shuts Down

I've been using this site to watch shows from the states for a few years now. A couple of days ago I was watching with no problems, my last show watched was American Pickers and when I went to watch last night it brought up a blank page saying 'goodbye' and that was it. I figured it was something to do with the internet carrier in Kuwait but as I did some research my worst fear has happened. Sadly, the site just shut down with no warning. That's it, no more, no alternatives just goodbye.link

I know of other sites but none that have a daily list of shows as sometimes I forget what I'm watching.

Just one word....WHY???????????

Divorce in Kuwait

Statistics show that mixed marriages have the lowest divorce rate on the country. The absence of openness, the lack of a sense of responsibility and adultery were cited among the major reasons for divorce in Kuwait in 2015. The justice ministry said that the change in the behaviour of spouses after marriage, negligence, domestic violence, and the interference of families were the other reasons cited in filing for divorce.

According to the ministry, 32 Kuwaiti couples divorced in the first three months of the year, representing 1.9 percent of the 1,601 marriages contracted.

The figures showed that the total number of marriages in the country, including between non-Kuwaitis, was 2,120 with 39 ending in divorce, a 1.8 percent rate, Kuwaiti daily Al Watan reported on Tuesday.

About one quarter of the Kuwaiti men who got married during the January-March period took foreign wives. However, six of the 385 marriages ended in divorce, the ministry said.

Kuwaiti women took 134 non-Kuwaiti husbands, and only one marriage ended in divorce.

The numbers show that mixed marriages have the lowest divorce rate in the country.

The figures indicated that 344 marriages were contracted between people staying illegally in the country — a term used by the local authorities to refer to the Bedoon (stateless) residents.

However, the divorce rate reached alarming levels within this segment of the society amounting to 37.5 per cent of the marriages.

Gulf countries have some of the world’s highest divorce rates, prompting the local authorities to seek out solutions to control the phenomenon related mainly to a demanding lifestyle and a high status consciousness.

---Seems like the Kuwaiti women who marry non-Kuwaiti men are the happiest, does that mean the Kuwaiti men are the root of divorce? Hmm....

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Timothy Carr Show Reel 2010-2015


Tim recently moved to Qatar where he is a filmmaker and Executive Direct @houseofwow, Kuwait lost a great guy and producer but money talks/bs walks. You can follow him @tjcfilms and his YoutTube account @tjcfilms2011.

Keep up the good work man!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Food

I bought a couple small pints of the new flavors that has everyone going crazy. The 'Mistika' flavor not so much, it tasted exactly how the gum smells. I did like the ,Muhallabia, flavor and the pistachio topping.
 Mistika
Muhallabia
My sister decide to try out her funnel cake making skills

They turned out really yummy!! New business idea perhaps?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Women harassed in Saudi Arabia


Saudi police went on alert during the Eid Al Fitr break to catch a large number of young men seen in an online video harassing two girls in a public park in the Gulf Kingdom.

Police, quoted by local newspapers on Tuesday, said they have arrested some of the harassers and are pursuing an operation to catch the others.

The harassment of two girls in a park in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah triggered public anger, prompting aides to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to instruct security authorities to arrest all those involved.

A YouTube film published in Sada newspaper showed a large crowd of men surrounding the two girls, shoving them and filming them with their mobiles despite the girls' pleas to leave them alone.

---Definitely a scary situation!

UPDATE: The chicks were guilty as well

Always two sides to every story.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Eid Open House at TIES

Eid Open House

Stop by the TIES Center to congratulate friends for the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. Celebrations include refreshments, a charity bazaar and special kids' activities.
Thursday, July 23 @ 5-8 pm

Shuhada Area - Block 4, Street 413, Villa 67 - Kuwait

Tel: +(965) 25231015 /6        Fax:+(965) 25230855

Email:  info@tiescenter.net

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kuwait born Jordanian kills Marines in Tennessee

As the FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue their investigation into the deadly rampage across the city of Chattanooga,Tennessee, the 24 year old's formative years will face scrutiny. Investigators are trying to build a picture of what caused a seemingly 'all American boy' turn into a killer who targeted the US military. Abdulazeez, a naturalized US citizen, died after Chattanooga police converged on his silver Mustang convertible outside a Naval Reserve center where the four victims were killed.

Over 24 hours after the shooting US authorities said no links have yet been found to the ISIS terror group who have called for 'lone wolf attacks' on US soil. FBI agents removed computers from the killer's home and two of his sisters were led out in handcuffs.

Authorities in Chattanooga are treating the killings as a domestic terror incident.Two fathers, a 21-year-old barely out of boot camp and a Purple Heart recipient who served two tours of duty in Iraq have been identified as the four Marines who died.They were named as Gunnery Sgt Thomas J Sullivan, 40; Lance Cpl Skip Wells, 21; Sgt Carson Holmquist, 27 and Staff Sgt David Wyatt, 37.

----In no way is this guy associated with Kuwait, he is NOT Kuwaiti, he was a Jordanian born in Kuwait and his family moved to USA to get citizenship. I wish the media would stop adding the name of Kuwait in all of the broadcasts. It's like they are trying to smear the country and associate with terrorism. We recently went through the mosque being bombed and now we have to deal with this.

Friday, July 17, 2015

11 Awkward Moments That Happen During Ramadan


I love Buzzfeed!

The part about the period cracks me up. People can't understand when they see women not fasting and then you have to go into a deep explanation, been there done that.