Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Here are some of their links:
http://www.myfellowamerican.us/ and facebook.com/MyFellowAmericanProject
Thanks for the hard work and effort!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
*update* I just read about it in the Arab Times. IHOP is supposed to come to the Middle East within the next 5 years they are supposed to open in Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Lebanon, Egypt and some other countries. I prefer Waffle House or Denny's but it's a start. If Wal Mart would come then I wouldn't have to leave Kuwait.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Yesterday some of the guys, mind you I work with 12 guys from different backgrounds but none worldly educated. There are the ones who have just arrived to Kuwait, the new guy who brags about his Chinese hookers, the weirdo who reads his book upside down and the couple guys who are Muslim, one married to a bedoon and one married to a Kuwaiti. Anyhoo the guys started talking about the "Kuwaiti taxi drivers" I was like no, not every man you see outside is Kuwaiti.
The majority you deal with are Asian expats. There are also different kinds of Arabs from different places. His answer was "they're all the same to me, I can't tell the difference." WTH? You people are serious? It's all I can do to listen to them talk about bs. If I say anything to educate them they want to argue or make fun. I can see why the world has so many problems. People in the states can't tell the difference between Asians and Arabs so they just put them all together as one. It reminds me of when I lived in California, I knew a guy who was from El Salvador and he would get pissed off and fight with someone if they called him Mexican. The same applies here as Lebanese for example would not like to be called Kuwaiti as they are totally and completely different.
Ignorance is the reason for so many problems. If people would learn about other nationalities and religions there wouldn't be so many problems. I just try to bite my tongue and just listen to the stupid things the guys at work say. I can't wait to get to my new job and leave them behind.
I think during their inprocessing they should give a lesson on the different kinds of people who live in Kuwait. Anything to help stop the ignorance.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
"Artful Afternoon Tea at House of Mirrors 13 Jun 2011, 5:30 pm
Enjoy a cup of tea, an artful snack and a guided tour of the splendors of the Kuwaiti home which has earned its title as the 'House of Mirrors'. Fee 4KD The first floor houses separate art galleries for both Lidia?s and her late husband Khalifa?s work. Many people in Kuwait call her home the „House of Mirrors? But for Lidia her home holds greater meaning, “I call it the fulfillment of a dream.” Sumayya Meehan, MMNS, Middle East."
I have yet to visit but if anyone goes please let me know how it was.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
"Diwaniya: Westerners and Arabs:
Viewing one Another Tuesday, June 7 , 7p by Sharifa Carlo
Cultural differences do exist between Arabs and westerners. Westerners adopt direct communication, emphasize action and value function whereas Arabs prefer indirect communication, emphasize relationships, & value form. Understanding & acknowledging these differences is a step towards positive co-existence and cooperation. Shariffa is an English Instructor teaching at the COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGICAL STUDIES, Kuwait."
You can contact the AWARE center via my blog link. Enjoy!