Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kubar Island Cruise

On public Demand New Fare
Price Per head KD 10/-

You are Allowed to Bring your Own Food an drinks

KUBAR ISLAND IN CRUISE 85-person Capacity.

New Year 2019.
Friday 18th January.
12 Hour's Trip To
Per head KD 10.
Timing: 8.00AM TO 8.00PM

12 hours of cruise ride for you to enjoy the night view decorations on multiple towers and buildings etc...

Cruise has basement with 6-Bedrooms an One big bedroom with Attached bathroom.

Please Call:
Mr.Yusuf: 66410060

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Protest over timings in the Ministry

"In this context, Ministry Undersecretary Muhammad Bu Shehri stated the sector has responded to the demands of employees and decided to address Civil Service Commission (CSC) to officially close at 1:45 pm as per the daily 7 working hours stipulated by CSC.
Head of the Workers Union at the Ministry of Electricity and Water Du’eij Al-Azmi also said Minister Al-Fadhel understood the demands of the workers and promised to address CSC on the restoration of the old work timings but said there will be no change until the completion of elink system with CSC. Strike coordinator Aisha Al- Hashash noted the workers have signed and submitted a complaint indicating the car parks at the ministry headquarters are too crowded.
She noted the employees reach their houses at 3:00 pm due to the issue, saying the employees have demanded restoration of the old work timing, which starts from 8:00 am to 1:45 pm, especially as the work in most departments is accomplished within 2 hours- except for sectors dealing with people.
An employee identified as Maha Al-Nassar affirmed serving in the ministry for almost 22 years during which she has reported for duty at 6:45 am and left the premises at 1:45 pm. She reiterated the new work timing will have adverse effect on her daily activities as well as the evaluation report, because she will be rated ‘Good’ instead of ‘Excellent’."
 Muhammad Ghanim Al-Seyassah Staff

Are these people serious? Do they not get paid to work 7 hours, in real life everyone works at least 9 hours with an hour for lunch. Everyone knows ministry people might work 2 or 3 hours at most as they come in to work, talk about their day, order breakfast, sit on their phones, eat their breakfast, discuss what they want for lunch. They may take a few customers between their phone calls and if you interrupt them they will stare at you while they talk on the phone. How sad that they reach their house at 3 pm, that's horrible? 

News flash! Most people reach their homes at 3 pm or later! Is it because you cannot take your lunch and your 3 hour nap on time? 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Chili's Seaside gets a Reprieve

UPDATE: I was told the take over by the giant has been protested and the change has been put on hold for now until things are sorted out. Of course I can't write details because the giant has a habit of threatening me and with the cyber criminal crap going on one can't divulge opinions and details. The take over included the restaurant in the Kuwait Towers as well totaling around 20 restaurants. Ruby Tuesday was not included as the giant didn't like that place.

Looks like Chili's will not be closing, the ministry as sort of saved it I guess? Maybe it was due to all of the news and posts about the closing and how there are so many memories there for people who have lived here a long time?

It's cool but in the event it does close down again will they go through the same scenario as before? I feel like it's kind of like the boy who cried wolf, will they get the same reaction again?

Thanks for the 25% off though, it was a sweet deal.

I talked to one of the staff from Johnny Carino's and they said they will close down as well but they don't have a exact date so there's more to come this month, stay tuned....

Monday, November 26, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Chili's seaside and other restaurants closing down after 20 Years

Starting today there will be 25% off your meal at Chili's until the 30th due to the closing of this restaurant which is the first location in Kuwait 20 years ago. This was one of the first restaurants I visited back in 2003 when there were very few places to choose from. Every weekend we would drive from Fintas to Salmiya to have dinner. So many memories at this location and I'm sad to see it go.

It's not the only restaurant to close, starting from Chili's all the way down to Johnny Carino's which consists of Appleebees, Le Notre, Burj Al Hamam, the Indian restaurant and Johnny Carino's will be taken over by Al Shaya. Le Notre is said to become a Starbucks and the Chili's will become a possible Pinkberry. The 20 year lease for these establishments is up and guess who won the bid.....drum roll.....Al Shaya of course.

For the people who have been here a long time say goodbye to the original restaurants and hello to modern times. Unfortunately this is the fate of Kuwait, not only original locations but most of the old houses and local history have been erased due to the race for modern structures. All though all of these things have been removed and new buildings, malls and restaurants have been built I don't see any tourism!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Hardee's new campaign featuring Daffy

On November 15th Hardee's kicked off their new campaign in Kuwait with a video featuring Daffy. The new promotion is if you go large on your combo you can get into the draw to win a 2018 Chevy Corvette and there are iPhone Xs give aways every day as well, the campaign will last for one month.

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kuwait floods 2018

The floods of November 2018 will go down in history for sure. Two people died and numerous cars and houses were destroyed. Kuwait is a complete mess now and will those people who lost so much actually get any compensation? Now the roads are dry in some areas but there is no actual road any more. It's just loose gravel and sand now.

Here are some pictures of Fahaheel after the storm.

This is the entrance to Highway 30 which is closed so they can drain and clean the infamous Mangaf underpass that floods every year.
The beach near the old Al Kout Mall

Before the storm
After the storm

Avenues flooded from the storm last week:

The owner of my apartment was caught in the floods, he told me the Kuwaiti police wouldn't help him but some Indian guys did. They helped him move his car and gave him a change of clothes. The car is in the shop and will cost 500 KD to fix. The elevator in the house was flooded, I opened my bedroom door and stepped into the water pouring out of the top of the elevator. The tent on the room was lifted and slammed into the a/c units on the roof. I wonder if he should submit a damage claim to the Ministry. There's still more rain to come......