Saturday, September 15, 2018

Theatre by Rhodes, VOX cinema, The Avenues

We were invited to the opening of the new luxury movie experience from VOX cinema in The Avenues.
"Movie fans will be able to enjoy what has been dubbed the 'pinnacle of luxury cinema' as they watch their favorite movie blockbusters on screen and enjoy an extensive menu exclusively created for VOX by British Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes and his team with sweet and savoury dishes like the Lobster and Chicken Ceasar Tacos, 'Rhodes' Foie Gras Panini, Mini 'New York' Deli Beef Burgers, Date and Banana French Toast Fingers and Chocolate Chip Pancakes.  Fitted with lavish interior design and furnishings in the exclusive lounge, interactive cinema seating and table service, THEATRE by Rhodes offers the perfect escape for movie fans who appreciate the finer things in life."

 The initial seating area is decorated with soft hues of grey and blue with dark brown accents.

 Steak bites that tasted amazing
 Peach and classic mojitos

Chef Rhodes and the team from Ogilvy

 The luxury seats that recline come with blankets and pillows
 Our meal during the movie
And dessert to top it off

The concept of this came from UAE where Chef Rhodes now lives and manages his popular restaurants. You can find more information about the idea here. The price of this luxury dining experience is 20KD which includes ticket, food, drink and tea/coffee, for more information on booking click the link.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Damage to the Museums

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Center

This is why we can't have nice things in Kuwait. Here is picture of one of the displays that have had some items stolen/broke off of the display. This was one of many in the museum that had damage.
 It's a shame that there has to be security guards at around every corner because people don't act like humans.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Another American drug dealer Arrested

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: A few hours following the arrest of a US citizen in Mangaf for distributing drugs of all kinds to students of foreign schools and universities and to Europeans and Asians, personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are said to have arrested another US citizen identified only as R.D., reports Al-Anba daily.

The suspect, who is believed to be 41 years old, was arrested at an unidentified location and police are said to have seized from him seven kilos of marijuana, five grams of cocaine, a pistol, 24 rounds of ammunition and KD 14,000 cash believed to proceeds from five kilos of drugs.

The five kilos is believed to be part of 12 kilos of marijuana which he admitted to smuggling into the country. According to a security source the suspect was arrested by the CID men following a tip-off from an unidentified source that the man was in touch with suspicious people and kept in touch with persons with criminal record. Police also learned that the suspect met his contacts in public places to evade suspicion and even the WhatsApp application to converse with his contacts.

The source added acting on this information the suspect was put under close surveillance for some time and investigations revealed the American was trafficking in drugs and was operating from his apartment. Acting on this information and armed with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, securitymen raided the apartment and seized drugs and money. The suspect, during intensive interrogations which lasted for several hours, is said to have confessed that he brought drugs into the country through the US Army air cargo. The suspect, like the other suspect who is in police custody, has contracts with the US Army in Kuwait.

Another URS employee? I hope they hang them, as an American I don't think those guys should be shown any mercy and let them be an example to all western expats. Not only are they drug dealers but they are going to get the APO privileges taken away from contractors because of their actions.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Maidan Clinic Fahaheel- BEWARE!

I've been trying to find a good dentist for my kids, I tried Shine dental clinic in Mahboula for my daughter, the dentist gave her a root canal and her tooth turned black, the dentist told me it was normal, later on it had to be pulled. I tried Bayan Dental for my older daughter and they made a mistake with her tooth as well. I decided to try Maidan Clinic as I had a good experience with their travel clinic in Jabriya once. I went to the Fahaheel location which is close to my house.

As first glance it looked alright but when I got into the room it was a bit out dated and the equipment looked rather old. I waited more than 15 minutes for the doctor to come and my son was the only patient in the place. Finally the doctor arrived along with a teenage girl which I thought worked there until she called the doctor mom, the doctor brought her daughter with her to work and she stood there beside her mother through the whole procedure which I found a bit weird and distracting for the doctor.

My son had been to another clinic with his father so I had an idea that the problem was two cavities. According to this doctor it was a huge deal with the pulp and needed a pulp cleaning which was 70 KD along with a filling for 50 KD so in total I need to spend 240 KD for the procedures on my son's baby teeth. My gut feeling told me to walk away but I was concerned for my son so I told her to go ahead with one tooth. I still wasn't comfortable and told her I didn't want to continue and to put a temporary filling. I paid 97 KD for the procedure plus visit and x-ray.

The doctor couldn't understand English, even the word water had her baffled and her bringing her child into the room as she worked on my son left me a little concerned about how they work. I took my son to the government clinic today to get a second opinion. The dentist saw the work and took x-rays, after viewing the x-rays he told me the other doctor had gone in too far with his tooth and that she shouldn't have gone in so deep.

I asked if she did a wrong procedure and he said no, but she over did it. I asked him if he would have done the same and he replied no. So, she should have only cleaned the cavity and filled it instead of taking out everything inside. Now my son will have to have a crown on his tooth and the doctor told me it won't last the next four years because of the work she did. He told me not to go to private clinics because they aren't trained very well.

Thanks a lot Maidan Clinic! I will be calling management soon!

Friday, September 7, 2018

American drug dealer Arrested

 US drug trafficker seized – KD 1 mln worth of drugs found

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have made a major breakthrough by arresting one of the most dangerous drug dealers who has been ‘distributing’ drugs of all kinds to students of foreign schools and universities and to Europeans and Asians, reports Al-Anba daily.

The suspect is identified as US citizen ‘Eric B’ a.k.a. ‘The Emperor’, believed to be one of the contractors working for the US Army. At the time of arrest he was in possession of drugs with a market value of one million Kuwaiti dinars, in addition to an undisclosed amount in foreign currency, gold chains and expensive watches.

During interrogation he said the watches and chains were pawned by students (most of whom live in the Tenth Area) who could not pay cash for the drugs.

The suspect during intensive interrogation which lasted for several hours is said to have confessed that he brought drugs into the country through the US Army air cargo.

A security source said this method of smuggling is mind blowing and will be a subject of discussion with the US security side to close the US loophole exploited by the accused. A security source said a number of drug abusers who have been arrested have given the name of the person as a source of purchasing drugs. The source added CID men exerted tremendous efforts until they identified the suspect who is believed to be born in 1970 and lives in Mangaf.

The source said, police acting on information set a trap for the American and caught him red-handed while selling drugs to a police agent who used marked police currency to use it as evidence in the court of law.

CID men armed with a search warrant issued by the Public Prosecution then raided the man’s apartment and seized 6 kilos of marijuana, 250 grams of cocaine, 2 sensitive scales, KD 40,000, 47,000 Philippine pesos, eight bottles of alcohol, jewelry and expensive watches.

Asked if the US Embassy in Kuwait has been notified of the arrest of one of its citizens, the source said: “This does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Interior but a report will be submitted to the Foreign Ministry on the arrest of the American and the seizure of the contraband.”

--I bet he was working for URS!