There is a new location for Pet Zone in Mahboula, block 1 street 103. It is a very tiny place with a groomer, cat/dog products and a few things for fish.
Monday, March 27, 2017
I slept through the down pour and woke up to highway 40 being unusually crowded for a Saturday. I started seeing some closures, a police car blocking off one of the exits, then I noticed a white car hanging between the road and the collapsed part of it. I got to the base and saw this mud covering the entrance and the concrete barriers moved out of place. When I went on Facebook I finally saw the videos of what had happened while I slept.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Last weekend I took the girls to Dubai, I had to visit IMG ride park for myself. It's the largest indoor ride park in the world and it's based on Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics, Lost Valley and IMG Boulevard. My little ones would always have Cartoon Network on so I was familiar with the themes. It's a small park with 22 rides and 28 restaurants and a lot of places to shop. The general admission is 245 dirhams or around 20 KD each, they open at 11 am which is the best time to go as it was empty and we rode everything many times.
My quick video below as I was Snapping everything and didn't take many pictures.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2016 the only comment I have for the promoters is you should include local people who blog and have interests in local activities.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
My friend waited for the manager to come, once he called her over he showed her a paper with the highlighted rule on showing ears is a requirement although it has not been implemented in a very very long time. My friend left in tears, she had a couple of days off to think about her next move. It was the thought of having a job to support her family or her religious beliefs which no one should have to choose between. Her company did try to fight for her and are continuing a their research on the situation but her badge expires shortly.
She approached the KMOI cell on base (Kuwait Ministry of Interior) about the situation as they have females who wear hijab working for them as well. He was rather shocked by the request and will discuss it with the boss. Even though it is a hard decision and big test it did bring out the best in some people who are truly concerned. Why didn't Triple Canopy send out an email to all concerned and tell them they are enforcing all rules that they previously ignored? Does every company hiring on base have to have a disclosure now stating if anyone wears any kind of faith based covering they will not be able to get badged? Isn't that along the lines of discrimination? I was told in 2012 they were actually telling females to remove their hijab for pictures as well.
In Islam for those who don't understand, it says a woman may show her hands and face only. Every person has a different level of faith, some are lose and wear turbans showing their necks and ears, some are in the middle and some cover from head to toe so one cannot judge Muslims and Islam as a whole just by one example. This rule about ears also applies to Sikh men, who are being asked to take off their turban for pictures. When a person goes into take a picture there is no warning on what will happen so a lot of people are getting a big shock.
Sadly Triple Canopy has no remorse and are rather blunt in their response. This rule is from Virginia, a military bio metric rule that hasn't been followed since the beginning of contracting in Kuwait. American employees are also issued a CAC card to access military systems, their requirement is completely different and they don't need to see ears. When a person wearing religious coverings go to take pictures for their passport they sign a waiver stating their religious beliefs and don't show their ears.
To be continued......
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The last time I visited Mubarakiya I saw this new seating area. There was a sign in Arabic, my friend told me the area is 'sabeel' which is continuous charity after someone dies.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
----I don't know how many times I have posted about illegal storage in basements of apartment buildings, especially in Mahboula. The one above housed tires which could have killed many due to suffocation. When will beladiya do something about it? Everyone knows that when a building plan is submitted the blue prints must include parking which is in the form of basement parking. Nine out of ten times the basement is used for storage of paints, tires, furniture and other unregulated things.
The people have to park all over because they can't use the basement! Does anyone care? What about the lives of people? If anyone dies the blood will be on the hands of the beladiya, how do they sleep at night?