Saturday, May 31, 2014

British and American English

I remember the first word that confused me was 'full stop' instead of period. I was asking for an email address and they were like bla bla full stop com, I was like what? Full stop huh? I've since learned flat, lift, wc and several other British words. But nothing compares to 'Fo shizzle my nizzle'.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ramadan Expo

Ramadan Expo brought to you by Shuwaikh Markets. I have to visit this place, from the pictures I've seen on Instagram it looks like and awesome venue.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pictures around Kuwait

A little FYI for those who don't know about gas pumps, this one is universal and can be used on both sides. I always pull right up to them even though the opening is on the left of my car, they can be pulled out to reach, so you don't have to wait all day for the 
My kind of driveway! 
New menu at McDonald's means increased prices, items were raised around 100 fils,
'Virgin' is still here selling lingerie.
Cool car left in the parking lot.
Random things in Kuwait.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ali moved to Public Security

Ali shifted from traffic post in MOI reshuffle

KUWAIT: Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al- Khaled Al-Sabah yesterday issued a ministerial decision on reshuffling a number of his assistant undersecretaries.
According to the decision, Maj Gen Mahmoud Al-Doussary was appointed assistant undersecretary for special security affairs, Maj Gen Abdullah Yousef Al- Muhanna was appointed assistant undersecretary for traffic affairs, Maj Gen Abdul Fattah Al-Ali as assistant undersecretary for public security affairs, Maj Gen Khaled Essa Al-Deyeen as assistant undersecretary for correctional facilities and verdict execution, Maj Gen Faisal Al-Nawaf as assistant undersecretary for education and training, Maj Gen Jamal Al-Sayegh as assistant undersecretary for operations and Maj Gen Mazen Jarrah Al-Sabah as assistant undersecretary for citizenship and passports.link

NAS Free App

"National Aviation Services just released a free mobile app for iPhone and Android devices. The app called NAS Airports  allows you to check real time flight information, book an airport lounge or the meet and assist service “for the introductory stage passengers will receive up to 25% off when you book lounges or the meet and assist service through their app"

Monday, May 26, 2014

Random Funny


 

Refurbished old Kuwaiti houses

It looks like some of the old houses are being refurbished which is a great idea. It would be so nice to go to an area where the old houses were in great shape and could be rented out.


A little work and the houses look amazing once again.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Smart guy buys the 99 KD Watermelon


'I got 99 problems but a heart shaped watermelon for 99 KD ain't one'  This poor guy should have spent that 99 KD on a new haircut! Someone please tell this guy that recording sideways is BS!

Wayans Brothers coming to Kuwait

I remember when Shawn Wayans (on the right) was a young DJ on his brother's show 'In Living Color' a long time before his Hollywood movie debut. But most people know them for their movie 'White Chicks' and 'Scream' franchise.

Date: Friday, May ,
Location: Kuwait International Fairgrounds
Ticket Price: 25KD-50KD
Ticket Purchase: link

These guys are crazy funny so it has got to be a great show!

Karak Gholam Tea Shop


I found the perfect little tea shop serving karak teas. I love the decorations and how cute it is. From what I've read it's co-owned by a female Kuwaiti blogger, it's located in Sharq, Dar Al-Awadhi, Ground Floor, Ahmad Al-Jaber Street (22322286).
 
 
 
They used this picture on their Instagram, I'm sure it takes a lot of practice to pour tea like that. 
 
 
Those baskets hanging on the wall have coffee beans inside, I love it! 
 
It's so colorful inside and some of the items have been repurposed, like the tire that was painted and is now holding colorful flowers. I had karak tea and nutella chapatti, the prices were reasonable and I would definitely visit again! You can visit their website (which is cute as well) for more information. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Switching to .Com

I've had my .com domain for a while now but I'm not sure if switching is worth it. I know visually .blogpost.com isn't taken as seriously as a .com site. I've read that the traffic to my site will probably be non-existent until it gets going. Does anyone have any knowledge or opinion about switching to .com? I'm also looking into a redesign as well but I'm not a website creator and  really have no idea about IT. Any help is appreciated!

Old Kuwaiti houses - Salmiya

I wonder if the original families own these or who keeps them. I know people still live in some of them even though they don't have modern standards.




I wish I had pictures of them in their original condition.

Monday, May 19, 2014

7 of the weirdest sculpture parks in the World - Kuwait makes the List


3. A Desert Marvel
 
What can you do with 35,000 tons of sand, 70 sculptors and five soccer fields of space? Create the world’s largest sand sculpture, of course.  Opened from January to April 2014, the sands of time recently erased this marvel in Kuwait (all sand sculptures are temporary).  Yet, the park was a spectacle to behold.  Created by the Sand Sculpture Company and commissioned by the Proud to Be Kuwaiti organization, this sculpture pictured took nine weeks to build and featured a 10,000-ton central palace that was more than five stories high and which ranks as the tallest sand sculpture ever built. Look for more sand sculptures around the world this year at the Fulong Sand Sculpting Art Festival in Taiwan through June, the Fiesa International Sand Sculpture Festival in Portugal May through October, and Storyland at Frankston Waterfront in Australia in December.(link)

15th Annual Textile Arts Exhibition

I just love Sadu weaving.

Old Kuwaiti houses

I never realized how many old houses are still standing in behind Al Hamra mall. I wish I could save them all.





There's no going back once these houses are demolished.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bait Al Outhman Museum tour- AWARE Center

Inaugurated by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on April 8, 2013, this New Museum hosts rare historical items & antiques for old Kuwaiti houses. Decorating the walls of its Art Gallery are paintings & belongings of Kuwaiti Artists. There are also the crafts & Kuwaiti dhow models on display. Fee: KD 2 per person. Limited Seats. Advance reservations are required at info@aware.com.kw

Date: May 20, 2014 @ 5pm

You can see my post on this museum, I HIGHLY recommend this Museum, it's my favorite one in Kuwait. Make sure you send an email to reserve your seat.

Old Kuwaiti house - Kuwait City

These old houses try to hang on in Kuwait even when the area around them continues to grow into a modern city.



 

This house is on prime real estate nestled into Al Hamra mall.