Monday, August 6, 2018

Painball Kuwait

I took a trip to Paintball Kuwait to check it out after visiting a few years back. I, along with other social media people were invited and it turned out bad for me as one Kuwaiti guy decided to go after me and after I got shot in the elbow called it quits. Now they have smaller pain balls that are slower and as I was told, don't hurt as much as those big suckers. It's better for smaller people or those who don't like the pain.

It's hot in the summer but they have night schedules and sometimes special rates which you can find on their IG @paintballkuwait

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Car accidents in Kuwait- the day After

I bought a new car which was hit while parked in the parking lot of LuLu but I got full insurance because of the large amount of stupid people in this country. It was easy because it was anonymous so I just got the report and took it to the insurance and it's being fixed, that was June 28. Fast forward to July 16 when I took my old car to get it washed in Fahaheel.

My car had finished the washing so I went to pull it out and take it to the drying area. I had just put it into reverse and slowly backed out when I saw a white truck speeding into the area so I hit my brakes as his car lunged forward, clipped my car and took out the chairs where people wait. Thank goodness no one was sitting outside or they would have been hit.

So the old dude gets out of his truck walking over with a cane telling everyone in Arabic that he had a problem with his leg, I think he hit the gas instead of the brake and could have killed someone. I get out of my car and told him we need to go to the police station and he was like say thank God everything is ok and there isn't much damage. I called the 112 and a female said the police would come. Well I get a call from Fahaheel police station from an officer who speaks NO English and was babbling something about coming there. I told him the guy didn't want to come etc. After back and forth a cop came and took us to the station.

We told our stories and he tells the old man come at 11:30 and tells me be there by 9 am. So if I didn't understand what he told the old man I would have been waiting for 2.5 hours for nothing. Small things like that really piss me off, why wouldn't he be fair and tell us both to come at the same time, or is it because I'm an expat?

The next morning my sister and I arrive at 10:30 with the old man coming at 11:30 only for us to be told the investigator didn't show up. The old man's son exchanged numbers with my sister and said he would call the next day for us to meet, he didn't call. The following day we just went back and gave the police the guy's number and waited for an hour for them to show. They showed up and that's when the old man blamed me for the accident. The police tells me it's both of our faults, seriously!

Because we disagreed who was at fault we were going to be sent to Ahmadi investigators until the old man decided he didn't want to go again so he said he was at fault. The car I have is an older one so in the end I have to pay for it or chase down the old man's insurance and make a case I think. In the end if you have an old car and cheap insurance you will more than likely have to pay for the damage even if it's not your fault.

My mom was rear ended and put in the hospital after an accident that destroyed her car, she went through the other guy's insurance and after 1 year in court she got 50 KD. I would just try to avoid accidents at all costs because you will end up paying regardless.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tek Zone in The Avenues

With summer here and restless kids there's a new place in The Avenues- Tek Zone where the games are based on technology. A lot of the games have virtual reality head sets for that 3-D feel. There's a Rasing Cane's and Starbucks inside as well in case you get hungry.

It's located in the new area of the mall where the Forum area is, in the middle of the mall there is an opening where you can see down and take the round elevators to go down to the basement where Tek Zone is located. You can find more info on their IG @tekzoneme

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait

This 'art museum' is in the Life Center in Shuwaikh featuring an art exhibit by Ramon Aular, a Venezuelan artist and some other paintings by local Kuwaiti artists but that exhibit was closed.

-Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) is a non-profit private organization dedicated to developing and supporting the arts in Kuwait and throughout the region. CAP is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the region and since its founding in 2011 by art collector Amer Huneidi. The gallery space has presented exhibitions of established and international artists, as well as emerging and local artists through collective, thematic shows mainly curated by Arab and international curators.

CAP’s mission is equally committed to its extensive education program which offers a variety of opportunities to the community. Workshops are held regularly in the Studio Space, where youth and children are invited to learn from local and visiting artists. Artist talks and panel discussions are presented in conjunction with exhibitions, exhibition tours are offered to school groups and film screenings are shown twice a month. CAP’s library holds over two thousand titles and is the largest public art book library in Kuwait. These resources have positively impacted local contemporary art appreciation and understanding. As the only institution of its kind, CAP has played a principal role in establishing Kuwait as a contributor to the global art world and fostering the next generation of art lovers in the region.-
 This particular exhibit is by:

 Some of these pieces are thousands of KD

You can find more information on their website and IG @capkuwait

Monday, June 25, 2018

Life Center in Shuwaikh

i don't go out much any more because of traffic and parking problems but I had to be out in the area with the girls and they suggested coffee in Shuwaikh. We ended up at this Life Center Mall right on front of the residency Ministry that is now under reconstruction. I've passed by several times before but never realized it was a mall.

 I really loved the greenery and the light wood design, it gave it a clean and bright feeling to the place. There is an art gallery, Eureka, Metal Fusion and some little high class furniture shops inside. I will do individual posts for the art gallery and book store.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Prime & Toast

I have to admit I'm not one for trying non name brand restaurants because I know I won't enjoy it. The other night everyone was hungry, I suggested McDonald's but the younger crowd suggested Prime & Toast. I already know that it's one of those fufu Kuwaiti restaurants that overcharge but I went along with it. First of all, I really don't understand the name, the restaurant was cute and decorated nicely.

I went through the menu 50 times as I didn't find anything interesting and the prices were high for the generic items they had. I settled for shakshooka because of the low car diet I'm on, I regretted it later on.

 They give you a menu with blank pages for drawing and then pick some out to have printed on the paper place mats on the table which is a cool idea.

 Rocca salad with bacon and pine nuts: 4/5
 Eggs Benedict: 2/5 the eggs were on top of frozen hash brown patties filled with grease and topped with crispy things on top with a tiny bit of sauce, had to ask for more and when the waiter came back he was like 'there's sauce on it already' well not enough for our liking ok.
Hamburger: 4/5 that was an awesome burger
 Shakshooka: 2/5  Egg whites looked like snot and the egg yolks were cooked even though they were supposed to be runny, the sauce was overly sweet. I sent it back and I don't know what they did but I just ate it.
Waffles: 4/5 the youngster was happy with it.

We also ordered pumpkin which was some weird grey color and sent them back, fried beat thingies that were pretty good and tried to cancel some other order but of course they act like they didn't hear that and brought it anyways.

Most of the order was like this:

Do you have this item?
Do you have this item?
This one?

The bill came out to almost 30 KD! The food was below average, the waiter acted like he was pissed every time we complained and it was just a bad experience all around. I definitely won't ever be back or recommend that place especially now when there are better restaurants to choose from.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

If you can't pay it's OK

My friend swears this is the best place for kanafa, so we drive all the way to Mangaf to get it. The last time I was there I saw the sign below and thought wow, that's nice of them.

They do have good kanafa and I would buy from them to support their generosity.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Knock off non alcoholic Bailey's Irish Cream

This drink will have you reading the ingredients just to make sure there isn't any alcohol! It tastes just like the real thing, I prefer it over the rocks.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Desserts from The CheeZery

I received an assortment of mouth watering desserts from The CheeZery Bakery and they were amazing. We started off with the Pistachio Tres Leches dessert accompanied by a bottle of milk. The cake was moist and loaded with pistachios, there are different varieties of the Tres Leches cake as well. 

 We moved on the their CheeZery Jar desserts which included a saffron panacota, brownie with pretzels, tiramisu, Lotus and a few more. They're good when you want a smaller size dessert and you can put the top on and save the rest for later. I'm addicted to saffron so I was glad they sent me something saffron related.
 The last dessert was a Ramadan date trifle made with a cream cheese frosting. I liked the date flavor as I don't see many desserts made with dates that are good but this one was amazing.

You can find them on most of the ordering apps such as Talabat or you can visit their IG @thecheezery, they are located in Al Ghawali Tower in Kuwait City and can be reached at 97779486. A special thanks to The CheeZery !