Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What is this building?

I keep seeing this huge thing being built by the Avenues but no one seems to know what it is? I know it has a masjid and takes up the whole block so what is it exactly?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dual citizens to vote for their favorite wasta Person

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: One hundred thousand Kuwaitis holding dual nationality and residing in Saudi Arabia are expected to enter Kuwait to cast their ballot during the November parliamentary elections, reports Al-Shahed daily.

The daily added, they are expected to enter Kuwait just one day prior to the election date. According to sources they will give cast their vote to the person helped them get the dual nationality or their next of kin if the person who had helped them no longer exists or has decided not to take part in the polls.

The source added instructions have been given to these people to arrive in groups and small buses have been readied to receive them, especially for women who will return immediately after casting their ballot. The source said men and children may ride in cars and also return immediately after casting their ballot.

-----Here's my question....recently they announced they were locating all dual nationals and making them decide which nationality they wanted. This article seems to be bragging about the fact that there are 100,000 dual nationals living in KSA who will return for a few hours to vote for people who gave them their Kuwaiti nationality??? Wow, just wow!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nasser Sports located in the LuLu Hypermarket building Qurain

Nasser Sports is now open upstairs in the building that houses LuLu Hypermarket in Qurain, exit 208. I think it will be bigger as only half is open now.

 On another note relating to the location, has anyone noticed all of the little restaurant pop up shops have been removed?

It kind of looks like they are trying to rent out some of the stores now as I saw one opened up in the first picture.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ministry issues new rules on what govt schools can ask for from Parents

It seems as if the ministry of education has issued this document which talks about the teacher not being able to request the parents to pay for extra things, or at least that's what my friend told me.

I hope this happens as I think it's silly to give children projects, which means the parents take their ideas to the copy shop and they do it for them. Usually schools have indoor projects in the classrooms which involves the teacher working with the students so that they are understanding the whole process, instead they are taught at an early age that they can easily have someone do things for them.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wendy's to open in mid-December

We're already aware of the fact that Wendy's is coming to Kuwait and will be located in Salmiya are some details, looks like it will be open in mid-December.

 Note to Al Ghanim- I would love an invite to the opening :)

``Alghanim Industries has announced plans to open the first Wendy’s restaurant in Kuwait, following the signing of a strategic collaboration to expand the US brand across the MENA region. The restaurant will open by mid-December in Salmiya and will be a stand-alone location, able to seat up to 68 inside and 60 outside with a drive-through and delivery service. While this will be Alghanim Industries’ first Wendy's store in Kuwait, the brand is well established in the UAE, with 17 restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. In June, Alghanim Industries also announced plans to expand the brand into Saudi Arabia in 2017.

The Wendy’s-Alghanim Industries collaboration has already been an active one, with investment in existing restaurants, new products and policy changes, a statement said. Alghanim Industries said it has refurbished four locations and opened three new ones, all in the UAE while Wendy’s has launched new products, including a move to 100 percent Angus beef for all its burgers. Alghanim added that it has increased maternity leave benefits, with an eye to attracting more women to the workplace.

Omar Kutayba Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries, said: “Our first location in Kuwait – and our broader expansion plans – should be taken as a sign of our commitment to bringing Wendy’s to as many people in Kuwait and across the region as possible.” Bob Wright, executive vice president, chief operations officer and International for The Wendy’s Company, added: “We are delighted that the Wendy’s brand will now be in the home country of Alghanim Industries in Kuwait.  We look forward to working closely with the team in Kuwait to grow the Wendy’s brand, bring new jobs to the country and continue to build on our growth in the region.”

The Wendy’s Company is a key part of Alghanim Industries’ food and beverage portfolio, which launched in 2013 with the acquisition of Costa Coffee in Kuwait. Outside F&B, Alghanim partners with many leading global brands, including American Express, British Petroleum, Colgate-Palmolive, General Motors, Honda, Mars, Mondelez, Philips, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Whirlpool.``

Website link

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in Kuwait

There seems to be a recent outbreak of HFM Disease hitting Kuwait now and in the states.

``The virus spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. It can also spread through infected stool, such as when you change a diaper or when a young child gets stool on his or her hands and then touches objects that other children put in their mouths. Often the disease breaks out within a community.

It usually takes 3 to 6 days for a person to get symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease after being exposed to the virus. This is called the incubation period.

At first your child may feel tired, get a sore throat, or have a fever of around 101°F (38°C) to 103°F (39°C). Then in a day or two, sores or blisters may appear in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks. In some cases a skin rash may appear before the blisters do. The blisters may break open and crust over.

The sores and blisters usually go away in a week or so.``link

Make sure your children wash their hands and avoid close contact with other children.