Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hijab discrimination in Kuwait

I've heard all the Americans talk about a certain doctor who they all like to go to for whatever reason. I really want a doctor who can understand my needs so I gave this particular doctor a try. Upon meeting him I told him the basics. He asked me about marriage, kids etc. He asked me about some symptoms, one was if I cry for no reason. I told him I have a lot of pressure in life and sometimes I do as do a lot of people. He told me I need a partner, I was like yeah that's true but a good man is hard to find in Kuwait. He started to say something and then stopped.

He told me I was still beautiful but maybe I should remove my hijab. I know he isn't Muslim but how dare he tell me something like that. I was shocked and saddened at the same time. I told him I wasn't and that a man isn't that important. After the meeting I got in my car and burst into tears. It's not the first time I've been told that I wouldn't find anyone because I wear it. I moved to this country because it's a Muslim country, never would I think that one day I would be discriminated against by fellow Muslims.

When I meet someone online or via internet I have to make sure to say that I wear hijab due to the fact a lot of Muslim men don't like it. I've been asked why I wear it the way I do and when I tried a new style I was told I look like Hamas. My mom's Kuwaiti husband had a discussion with his sister about this subject. She told him that with the marriages today a Kuwaiti guy will meet a girl and tell her that he will marry her if she removes her hijab. It really shocks me when they say that while their mother and sisters are wearing it. What has happened to society? How do Muslim men think it's ok to tell a Muslim woman to remove it? Why do they think it's ok to demand pictures of her without hijab before they marry?

All women see are these so called "fashionistas" flaunting their fake eyes, eyebrows, noses, boobs and lips. Everyone saw the video of Zori Ashkanani saying she wished she didn't wear hijab. I feel sad for my young daughter having to grow up in this society where you have to be a certain way to be accepted.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Good garage in Sharq

A friend of a friend who is Kuwaiti has a partnership with this garage, he's really cool and down to earth. They did an excellent job on my car and my sister's truck for reasonable prices. The shop is around the corner from the Al Ghanim garage in Sharq.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Shakey's Pizza has arrived in Kuwait

It looks as if Shakey's pizza is coming soon, as a native Californian I know Shakey's very well as we used to visit regularly growing up. They had a buffet and round potato mojos. I'm  not sure if the pizza market in Kuwait can handle another franchise but 10 of these are set to open over the next seven years.

This franchise however is not from USA but from the Phillipines.

---MANILA - Shakey's Pizza Asia Venture Inc. is set to pursue its first overseas venture in Kuwait, its president and chief executive Vicente Gregorio said. The company signed on Thursday a franchise agreement with Kuwaiti partners to open 10 Shakeys stores in Kuwait over the next seven years, Gregorio said.

The first store in Kuwait is expected to open next year, he added.Shakey's Pizza Asia Venture also owns perpetual rights to the Shakey's brand for the Middle East, Asia except Japan and Malaysia, China, Australia, and Oceania.

"We will be opportunistic for each of the markets because we need to find the right partner. If don't find the right partner then we don't want to rush it," the company's chairman Christoper Po said.--

Shakey's was established in 1954 in Sacramento California, today there are 51 stores in the US with 47 in California alone and over 500 stores globally.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Dining restaurant Complex

Another restaurant complex has popped up, this one is near Abu Hasania. It only has three open as of now.

 Memes Curry
 Drive-thru Caribou
 Molten Me

The only good thing about these hidden places is that they tend to be less crowded.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Shaab Park Closed

I had heard Shaab had closed down and the rumor is true. There is a fence around it and if I'm not mistaken Sultan Center and the restaurants may close as well soon.

There are green posts around the whole area meaning at some point it will all closed. I have no idea what they will replace the area with.