Monday, November 30, 2015

Gulf children abandoned by their student Fathers

This is an interview about Saudi children left behind by their student fathers. There are three websites, Saudi children left behindKuwaiti children left behind and Qatari children left behind. They also have Facebook pages for more interaction. 

It's a taboo subject but it happens all the time and everyone turns a blind eye to it. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Kuwaiti divorces wife after naked Video

A Kuwaiti man divorced his new wife after he saw her naked on the internet although she was covering her face, a Saudi newspaper reported on Sunday.

The husband was surfing some websites when he was shocked to see his wife totally naked before their marriage eight months ago, ‘Sada’ said.

The wife denied that she was in the film but the husband went ahead and divorced her, telling her he knows her body very well.

“In court, he accused his wife of being involved in vice before their marriage.

“He accused her family of covering up for her and asked for their punishment.”

---Dayuum! I've always wondered what would happen if those naked dancing chicks were recognized.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Broken Furniture

As I've started a new chapter in life I will be moving sometime soon but I have furniture that's not coming with me so what do I do with it? I hate to leave stuff behind and expect the haris or someone to discard it but moving itself is an expensive task not to mention having to figure out what do with junk. I live in a ghetto anyways so it's not like broken furniture left by the garbage would be an eyesore. I want to do the right thing and get rid of it properly, anyone have any ideas?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Aftermath of the Color Fest

The color fest was held on November 21 in which people threw colored powder all over each other. These are pictures from Nov 22 when I stopped to take some pictures of the sea. The walk path is covered in bright pink powder, it even covers the rocks and cats.

It looks like a murder scene with all of the bright red/pink powder everywhere. I doubt the powder is safe for the environment and at the very least the organizers should have left the area as they found it. Everyone has to walk and run through the pinkness and it gets all over shoes and clothing. My kitty friend left a pink ring around my pants while he was rubbing against me leg.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hoodlums in McDonalds

 I had to wait around in Surra for a meeting so I took my laptop and settled in at McDonalds. Since there is no seating downstairs one must go up to find a table and each morning there is a gang of teenage boys waiting until the last minute to go to school. This time there were around 10 of them smoking. The whole area was full of of smoke, I just gave them a dirty look and of course they started rattling off in Arabic.

I went downstairs and asked if smoking was allowed, it isn't but the staff has told the hoodlums numerous times to stop and of course the teenagers just say something smart and do as they please. I'm sure the staff are intimated by the squad as I would be. The new generation doesn't have any respect anymore as you can see by the above pictures, that is how they left the area. When I came to Kuwait women were showed more respect, if a female was in the ministry they would make sure she didn't have to stand among the hoards of single men.

As I've found out recently when visiting the ministries that is no longer true. I was the first person waiting 25 minutes for the manager who had gone to pray. As I waited a bunch of men gathered around and once they saw the manager coming up the stairs they almost ran me over to get to his office first. In Mishref immigration the copy area is so small and I had to wade through the sea of bachelors to try and get copies. I was groped on accident and it was really uncomfortable to be there, so if anyone has to go to the ministry please, please make your copies before you get there!!!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Swine flu in Kuwaiti Schools

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19, (KUNA): Public schools are on alert after the discovery of four cases of the swine flu at facilities in Hawalli and Adeiliya areas, said Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Issa here Thursday.

Speaking to KUNA, the minister said that the individuals contracting the disease were currently being treated, adding that necessary precautions were undertaken to prevent the spread of the aliment. The Ministry of Education will continue to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, said Dr Al-Issa, adding that schools with increasing number of swine flu cases will be shutdown.

---I know the names of the schools but I don't want to say anything because they might go after me.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Crashed Cars of Kuwait

Some fine examples of crashes that occur every day in Kuwait.

These are bad but I've seen worse.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kuwaiti divorces new bride when she helped Him

A Kuwaiti groom divorced his Saudi bride on their second marriage day in Saudi Arabia after considering her rude when she showed him what to do on their honeymoon.

The woman noticed her husband was confused and did not know what to do when they went to bed at night on the first day of their honeymoon.

“She calmed him down and guided him. On the next day, the groom divorced his wife and took a flight back to Kuwait on the grounds she is bold and rude,” the Saudi daily ‘Sada’ said, adding that the bride’s family decided to sue the groom on charges of defaming their daughter.

-----Nothing wrong with a little help guys!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Grand Hyatt & Tennis complex coming to 360 mall Extension

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that an affiliate has entered into a contract with the Tamdeen Group to develop a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait.

Expected to open in 2020, Grand Hyatt Kuwait will become the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the Gulf region, after the opening of the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016.The 261-room hotel will be an integral part of the extension of the 360 MALL which will also include the Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Tennis Complex.

The tennis complex will have a combined stadium seating for over 7,600 people across two main arenas, each with the capacity to hold 4,000 and 1,600 people respectively, eight indoor courts with over 500 seats and eight outdoor courts with 1,500 seats.

"Kuwait is increasingly becoming a major gateway city and resort destination, so we are delighted to announce we will be bringing our Grand Hyatt brand to this global business and cultural hub," said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development for Hyatt - Europe, Africa, and Middle East.

"We are honoured to work with Hyatt as the brand continues to expand its presence in the Gulf region," added Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq, chairman, Tamdeen Group. "Our first project with Hyatt will bring the hospitality aspect of our mall expansion to life as 360 MALL expands as part of the prestigious international tennis complex launched last month."Grand Hyatt Kuwait will offer standard rooms of 40 square metres, four food and beverage outlets, plus meeting and events facilities.

----It all sounds so nice, until parking becomes a nightmare!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mahboula Raid

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Ahmadi securitymen arrested seven hawkers and confiscated large quantity of expired and spoiled foodstuff during an inspection campaign in Mahboula area.

According to security sources, when police officers received reports concerning some individuals using open areas in Mahboula to sell foodstuff, Ahmadi Security Director Brigadier Abdullah Safa instructed to form a team and organize an inspection campaign. Six of the arrested hawkers were in violation of the residency law, while the other was wanted by law for criminal offenses.

The seven suspects were referred with their confiscated goods to concerned authorities where necessary legal measures were taken against them.

Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti woman who was wanted by law for 16 civil offenses amounting to KD 53,609 was arrested and referred to the concerned authorities. Police officers also arrested a GCC national in possession of drugs in Mahboula area. He was referred with the drugs to the Directorate General for Drug Control for investigations.

In the same context, police officers raided chalet area in Khairan where they arrested 10 individuals who did not have their identification documents, seized 20 motorbikes and issued 50 traffic citations.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

----See, I told you folks it was ghetto!

Palestinian Cultural Exhibition

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Walk path around Scientific Center- Applebee's now Open

One of the best walk paths in Kuwait has to be the one that takes you around to The Scientific Center and ends at Marina Crescent. It has beautiful scenery as you walk along the sea, you will come across the resident cats and might get splashed by the guys on jet skis so always watch your back when a group of them are showing off.

Applebee's at the Scientific Center is open now as well. The weather is great now so go out and enjoy it while it lasts!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kuwaiti woman wants to marry taxi Driver

A Kuwaiti woman was shown in a YouTube film that went viral on regional social networks to appeal for Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, to help her marry a British taxi driver with whom she said was in love.

Salwah Al Mutairi, wearing the traditional Arabian abaya and head cover, said she was visiting London and got into a taxi and met the driver, called Khorsheed.

“I asked him if he is a Muslim and he said no but I am sure he is Muslim. I fell in love with this man. I want to marry him and have babies,” she said.

“I am ready to pay him KD100 (Dh1,300) a month forever and any sum for the marriage contract. I ask[ed] Prince William to help [me] find that driver so I [can] marry him.”

Censorship in Kuwait

I took down the post about Olympia mall as I might get in hot water for saying those things even if they are true and since I am trapped will be living in Kuwait forever I have to play nice. It's not like anyone even reads my blog anyways.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Mahboula is a dirty Area

Due to the high cost of rent I had to move back to Mahboula area from the city area and after a few days I realized it is ghetto and a scary place for families to live. I took the apartment directly from the Kuwaiti owner which meant I avoided paying the illegal finder fees to the haris and/or company who doesn't do anything but give you an address and expect half month rent as a payment for doing nothing. I was told it was a family building and after moving in and taking more time to see who lives in the building I saw that there were a few families but also some shady characters.

I took a drive around the area and saw that the area is a dumping ground for construction companies as you see from the pyramid style dumping heaps. There are abandoned cars and crap everywhere, I didn't see this area in the 'Kuwait through our eyes' video!

It is also an area full of bachelor laborers who stare at women to a point that it becomes a little frightening. I don't let my daughter or housemaid go down at all even though the bakala is two feet from my car. I don't understand how it is ok for family areas to be swamped with bachelors to the point of it becoming dangerous. With the prices of rent being more than 50% of people's income there is no other alternative but to go to these kinds of areas to try and catch a break. Although I hate moving, it may be coming up as soon as I can find something else.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015