Monday, April 30, 2012

Scary Ad Pictures

There were these huges advertisement for contacts which were pretty scary. What's up with the finger?

Fake hair, fake eyes and fake lips... must be really scary to get married these days. Imagine waking up to the real wife......

Friday, April 20, 2012

Jahra Junkyards

I had to take a trip to the Jahra junkyards to get some parts for my car. I didn't drive, the hubby did, or else I would have ended up somewhere else. After off-roading around the different junkyards we finally came to the Dodge yard. Next time I will make sure I don't drink a bottle of water on the way there, there are no bathrooms anywhere out there and make sure you bring cash. Thank goodness there was an ATM not too far from the yard.

I did get my part, needless to say it didn't work once I brought it back so my hubby had to go all the way back. The junkyard people aren't very happy when they have to return money. It's all at your own risk.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bake & Take- New shop in Abu Halaifa

A new bakery popped up in my area and so far it's pretty good. My mom bought some little cheesecakes and chocolate cakes and everyone enjoyed them. They also have yoghurt that's not as expensive as the other joints. Of course it's still new and will need some time to get adjusted but so far so good.

For more information: 2371-4113

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nurses refuse to change gloves during Medical

It is high time someone from the Ministry of Health starts checking on their nurses who refuse to change their gloves when taking blood!!!!! Yesterday we had a new guy go to Fahaheel for his medical procedures for his residency. He asked the nurse to please change his gloves, he refused, after asking several more times he went to the manager and the manager put his hand up to the guy and told him that if he didn't want to do his medical then he could leave. Really??? This is the third time we've had an employee rejected from that clinic for the same problem.

A lady was told to go sit on the bus after she asked the nurse to change her gloves. Do they not realize how serious of a problem it is? They are dealing with people from all over the world carrying God knows what and they can't change their gloves? They did the same thing with my kids and I raised hell which invloved the manager and a few choice words. They did change their gloves! There was 2 boxes of gloves sitting on her table and she refused. Finally she snatched off her gloves and started talking to the other nurse in Indian language.

Does anyone in the Ministry know or even care about it? This is the easiest way to spread diseases, not to mention it's disgusting! I've heard gloves are kind of a luxury item that's why they don't change them every time. I was also told that an American lady found thousands of boxes of gloves being sold in Friday market that had Ministry stamps which means someone is stealing them and selling them.

Hello people! Wake up, it's time for someone to regulate the medical system! It's sad to think I have to fight with a nurse (who is supposed to be helping people ) to change her gloves. I'm sure Kuwaiti people don't really care because they don't have to experience it but it is needed to prevent the spreading of diseases!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Operation Hope Yardsale Pictures

It was a nice sunny day for a yard sale. Operation Hope had a pretty good turn out and all of the donated furniture was sold quickly. We had rented out spaces for individuals to sell their goods and I think they made some money as well. Overall,Esther's Attic is doing very well and we have been able to help so many more needy people with the funds from Esther's Attic.

If you are interested in stopping by please do so soon as Esther's Attic will be closing soon for the summer and will reopen when the weather is cooler. We will always be taking donations no matter what so please keep bringing your clothing throughout the year.

Again,we are still in great need of donations. We accept items in good condition, we do not accept used underwear or lingerie. I was the one who got to open the bag of used thongs which was not what I expected.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

AWARE Center- Grand Mosque Tour

AWARE Center:

14 Apr 2012, 9:15 am

For a rewarding, spiritual and informative experience. This is a 1 ½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it. Camera’s allowed. Children welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Azteca Mexican Food

There's a new Mexican restaurant at the Villiage, exit 208. I had heard about it and finally stopped by on a weekday when there wasn't any crowds. I met Chef Jorge who was a totally nice guy and a professional chef from Mexico. He would like to teach classes on cooking Mexican food when he has time. The restaurant is owned by a Mexican lady who also sells the traditional Mexican dresses. I spoke with her on the phone and she seems liek a really nice lady.

I ordered the chipotle beef burrito and my hubby ordered the chicken burrito, they were pretty big in size for 3KD. It was 350 fils for a small cup of pico de gallo which wasn't enough, in California you get a huge amount with burritos. I also ordered horchata, a Mexican rice drink for 1.250, it came in a skinny glass and was about 3 drinks. My hubby ordered sprite in the little can which was 850 fils, ouch! The burritos were a little bland for my liking and this was the first time I had a burrito with white rice. I was told the way we eat in California is the "American" type Mexican food and not the way it's made in other parts of Mexico.

The tamale was really good. I would definitely go again for that. They are usually made with lard so no tamales for me while I was in the states but now I can eat them when I crave one for 2.750 KD. I would have had another one if it wasn't so expensive. I really wanted tres leches cake but couldn't spend another 2.750 KD for a piece. I know some ingredients are imported but this place would be a once a month visit. They are supposed to change the menu next month and are trying to include carne asada. Chef Jorge says they will introduce grasshoppers! Hmmm I don't know about that.

The chef had us try the stuffed churros, which were good but would have been better freshly made, these were a bit rock hard. All new restaurants need time to get out the kinks so I will give it some time and visit in the future to see how they progress.

Contact: 23907546

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Kalimah Jeans

My friend had this shirt on the other day and I thought it was really cool. She had seen it in the airport in Dubai so her hubby ordered it online for her birthday. The shirts are a little expensive but totally unique. I will suggest they make bigger sizes for "real women".

I love the idea of blending old and new ideas. The shop originated in KSA which is kind of surprising. They may be opening a branch in Kuwait soon. Check out their website for more information.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Want to order items from Japan?

Japan Order is a Kuwaiti company that has an office in Japan in which they order all kinds of items from there and have it delivered to Kuwait.
Cheaper than getting a flight there...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Operation Hope Yard Sale

Operation Hope will be having a yard sale this Saturday, April 7, from 9am- 1 pm. Esther's attic will be open as well. We have a new assortment of items for sale in Esther's Attic. Come on down and shop for a good cause!

Address: Rumaithiya, block 9, street 92, house 23
Contact: 99375613

Monday, April 2, 2012

Arab Organization Headquarters Tour

AWARE Center:

This tour is a marvel of innovative architecture displaying modern technology combined with traditional artisan craftsmanship from Tunisia, Syria, Morocco, Egypt and contributions from Kuwaiti designers. This tour meets directly at the Arab Org. HQ. Cameras are welcome. Advance reservations are required.

Contact the AWARE center for more info.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rana's Fitness Studio

I've been reading about Rana, the fitness club owner and I must say she is really into her fitness and helping people get healthy. I personally love Zumba after I had a class in the states but her studio is way too far for me. For those who live around the city I think her classes would be great for you. There is a big variety of classes to choose from.

For more info visit her facebook page.