Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Al Shaheed park second Phase

After seeing pictures of the new phase we stopped by to check it out and we weren't disappointed, it is as beautiful as the first phase. We stayed only a little while as the weather is not too good for walking around right now but in the winter it will be really nice. I wish they would add another stage area with more seating. The one in the first phase is nice but gets way too crowded when they have shows.

There is an area called 'Mini Kuwait' at the other end of the park, the kids got over heated and we had to leave without seeing all of the park but I do recommend a visit!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Zafran Indian restaurant in Mahboula Celebrates

Zafran Indian Bistro in Mahboula celebrated it's one year anniversary with a new menu. The celebration was due to take place in March but due to the flooding their electricity went out and they were finally up and running in April. I love the d├ęcor of the restaurant, it's both classy and cozy. The new menu included grilled, curry and rice dishes.

They invited a dance troop for the Philippines to  perform

Zafran is located in the Light Complex in Mahboula and you can follow them on IG @zafranindianbistro.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Businesses damaged by the flood

I paid a visit to the Dome mall to check on the clean up after the floods damaged the basement areas and cut off electricity to the remaining business. Here are some of the pictures of Marvel Fit crossfit gym and The Combat Academy after the water was drained. Both of the businesses look like a total loss and I was told the owner of Marvel Fit spent around 350,000 KD for the gym, the good news is the owner of the Dome Mall- Al Tijaria has insurance. The problem is who is responsible? The government for the roads or Al Tijaria because of the loss?

You can see the gym when it was first opened here

 This is the Combat Academy

Until the electricity issue is solved all of the businesses are closed, the two gym and academy may never recover. I do wish them luck in getting paid for their loss and I hope they can re-open some day.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Re Food Kuwait- Food Donation

The girls and I volunteered on Saturday with refood Kuwait in Andalous co-op. The girls had volunteered before and due to my six day work schedule I took off early to volunteer with them. We drove to Andalous co-op where the people were already gathered waiting for the donations. We entered the back of the co-op where the donated items were stored. The donated items were oil, soaps, chocolates, juice, popcorn and a few other things. We did run out of items toward the end so the family donations were smaller towards the end.

 Examples of the donations, large and small size

 Pencil bags

 Some of the hundreds of people waiting in the heat
Most of the people were from Syria, bedoon and Indians. It really got to me seeing the people waiting in the heat with their children for 3 hours for some small bags of food. I'm hoping the program will expand and more donations can be found to help out more families. You can find more information on their IG @refoodkw and their website.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pet Zone in Mahboula

There is a new location for Pet Zone in Mahboula, block 1 street 103. It is a very tiny place with a groomer, cat/dog products and a few things for fish. 

Most of the people there were for the groomer, not much else going on.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Flood damage in Kuwait 2017

I slept through the down pour and woke up to highway 40 being unusually crowded for a Saturday. I started seeing some closures, a police car blocking off one of the exits, then I noticed a white car hanging between the road and the collapsed part of it. I got to the base and saw this mud covering the entrance and the concrete barriers moved out of place. When I went on Facebook I finally saw the videos of what had happened while I slept.

 Sea View Complex in the dark and water being pumped from the basement parking

 The Dome mall basement completely submerged, I really feel sorry for the  Marvel Fit gym owner and the owner of the martial arts school that is under the water. They had some new expensive equipment and we all know that there isn't any kind of insurance and hopefully the can get help from the government (eye roll).
 The Light complex has gone dark while they drain the basement parking, our Zafran Indian Bistro invite was cancelled due to the damage

My video of the damage
The last part of the video shows the poor guy who had his Ferrari flooded while he was in the gym.