Monday, November 23, 2015

Aftermath of the Color Fest

The color fest was held on November 21 in which people threw colored powder all over each other. These are pictures from Nov 22 when I stopped to take some pictures of the sea. The walk path is covered in bright pink powder, it even covers the rocks and cats.

It looks like a murder scene with all of the bright red/pink powder everywhere. I doubt the powder is safe for the environment and at the very least the organizers should have left the area as they found it. Everyone has to walk and run through the pinkness and it gets all over shoes and clothing. My kitty friend left a pink ring around my pants while he was rubbing against me leg.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hoodlums in McDonalds

 I had to wait around in Surra for a meeting so I took my laptop and settled in at McDonalds. Since there is no seating downstairs one must go up to find a table and each morning there is a gang of teenage boys waiting until the last minute to go to school. This time there were around 10 of them smoking. The whole area was full of of smoke, I just gave them a dirty look and of course they started rattling off in Arabic.

I went downstairs and asked if smoking was allowed, it isn't but the staff has told the hoodlums numerous times to stop and of course the teenagers just say something smart and do as they please. I'm sure the staff are intimated by the squad as I would be. The new generation doesn't have any respect anymore as you can see by the above pictures, that is how they left the area. When I came to Kuwait women were showed more respect, if a female was in the ministry they would make sure she didn't have to stand among the hoards of single men.

As I've found out recently when visiting the ministries that is no longer true. I was the first person waiting 25 minutes for the manager who had gone to pray. As I waited a bunch of men gathered around and once they saw the manager coming up the stairs they almost ran me over to get to his office first. In Mishref immigration the copy area is so small and I had to wade through the sea of bachelors to try and get copies. I was groped on accident and it was really uncomfortable to be there, so if anyone has to go to the ministry please, please make your copies before you get there!!!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Swine flu in Kuwaiti Schools

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19, (KUNA): Public schools are on alert after the discovery of four cases of the swine flu at facilities in Hawalli and Adeiliya areas, said Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa here Thursday.

Speaking to KUNA, the minister said that the individuals contracting the disease were currently being treated, adding that necessary precautions were undertaken to prevent the spread of the aliment. The Ministry of Education will continue to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, said Dr Al-Issa, adding that schools with increasing number of swine flu cases will be shutdown.

---I know the names of the schools but I don't want to say anything because they might go after me.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Crashed Cars of Kuwait

Some fine examples of crashes that occur every day in Kuwait.

These are bad but I've seen worse.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kuwaiti divorces new bride when she helped Him

A Kuwaiti groom divorced his Saudi bride on their second marriage day in Saudi Arabia after considering her rude when she showed him what to do on their honeymoon.

The woman noticed her husband was confused and did not know what to do when they went to bed at night on the first day of their honeymoon.

“She calmed him down and guided him. On the next day, the groom divorced his wife and took a flight back to Kuwait on the grounds she is bold and rude,” the Saudi daily ‘Sada’ said, adding that the bride’s family decided to sue the groom on charges of defaming their daughter.

-----Nothing wrong with a little help guys!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Grand Hyatt & Tennis complex coming to 360 mall Extension

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that an affiliate has entered into a contract with the Tamdeen Group to develop a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait.

Expected to open in 2020, Grand Hyatt Kuwait will become the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the Gulf region, after the opening of the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016.The 261-room hotel will be an integral part of the extension of the 360 MALL which will also include the Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Tennis Complex.

The tennis complex will have a combined stadium seating for over 7,600 people across two main arenas, each with the capacity to hold 4,000 and 1,600 people respectively, eight indoor courts with over 500 seats and eight outdoor courts with 1,500 seats.

"Kuwait is increasingly becoming a major gateway city and resort destination, so we are delighted to announce we will be bringing our Grand Hyatt brand to this global business and cultural hub," said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development for Hyatt - Europe, Africa, and Middle East.

"We are honoured to work with Hyatt as the brand continues to expand its presence in the Gulf region," added Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq, chairman, Tamdeen Group. "Our first project with Hyatt will bring the hospitality aspect of our mall expansion to life as 360 MALL expands as part of the prestigious international tennis complex launched last month."Grand Hyatt Kuwait will offer standard rooms of 40 square metres, four food and beverage outlets, plus meeting and events facilities.

----It all sounds so nice, until parking becomes a nightmare!