Page one of AlQabas on August 2nd 1990 vs today

AlQabas Newspaper August 2 1990 page one

AlQabas newspaper Kuwait August 2 2014Today is the 24th anniversary of the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait. This fact does not show on page one of AlQabas newspaper today. The worst thing that has ever happened to Kuwait is not even mentioned on its first page. And we wonder why the new generation lacks emotion towards or understanding of the invasion?

Heartbreaking Iraqi Invasion Videos فيديوات تعور القلب عن الغزو العراقي للكويت

 

كلمة الشيخ جابر و دمعته بالأمم المتحدة أثناء الغزو

 

 

دموع الشعب الكويتي أثناء الغزو

 

 

أسرار القبندي، إحدى شهدائنا الأبطال…  إقروا عنها في جريدة العرب تايمز

On January 14, 1991, Asrar Al-Qabandi was murdered. She was shot five times — four bullets to her chest and the fifth bullet between her eyes, and her head sliced in two by an axe as her body dumped in front of her family’s home by the Iraqi’s. This was the fate of one of the braveset women of Kuwait… of the world. She saved hundreds of Kuwaiti’s during the Gulf War, and came back to Kuwait to save more lives even though she knew the Iraqi’s had found out what she had done. This woman has been dead exactly 19 years. And this is the least we can do in saluting the woman who had died saving lives.

Some of her other victories include smuggling weapons from Basra to Kuwait, money and more weapons from Saudi Arabia, single-handedly destroying the monitored telephones and communications set up by the Iraqis, providing targeted Kuwaitis with new ID’s to protect them from harm, providing foreign families with food and money, and taking care of 65 foreign hostages, risking a guaranteed execution.

ماراح ننسى ولا راح نغفر خيانة العراق

 

حبيت أذكركم ترى اليوم ذكرى الغزو العراقي

Kuwait Flag

وطني الكويت سلمت للمجد و على جبينك طالع السعد

اليوم الثاني من أغسطس، ذكرى الغزو العراقي لبلدنا الكويت

ان الذكرى تنفع المؤمنين، و المسلم ما يلدغ من نفس الجحر مرتين

العراق مايتوب و الكويت لازم تتحرص من هالجيران الخونة

والله يرحم شهدائنا و يغمد أرواحهم الجنة، و يفك أسر أسرانا و يطمن قلوب أهاليهم

The Kuwaiti film: Kan Refeeji فيلم كان رفيجي

 

Kan Refeeji is a new Kuwaiti film, and it will be shown in cinemas around Kuwait in Eid. I don’t know what the story is about, but it’s got a nostalgic feeling about it. It showed stuff from the 80′s, the actors soft spoken, and it looks like it has a good (or at least a lesson-worthy) ending.

Sexist much?

Anti Corruption Agency

I’m pretty sure this is sexist. Add it to the ever expanding list of unconstitutional stuff you have to fight in Kuwait.

This is how Americans do politics

Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 5  Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 4

Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 3  Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 2

Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama  Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 6

Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 7  Julia Louise Dryfus Joe Biden Michele Obama 8

 

Julia Louise-Dreyfus killed it at the White House Correspondents dinner. She had lots of politicians with her: the US VP (getting a #45 tattoo, like in the next 45th president of the United States), the first lady (eating ice cream, saying raisons are fruit and fruits are healthy), speaker of the house (their version of our Marzouq, he’s the guy watching pandas on tv), and the minority leader (lady in red). Watching this video makes you want to go and vote for all of them. They were all stars.

It’s the exact opposite of what Marzouq’s interview did last night [here and other here]. His interview made him look spiteful and petty, so unbecoming of his position as the 2nd most important man in Kuwait after the Emir. Someone who is supposed to be a main force of neutrality between disputing MPs or the between the parliament and the government, and a force in the face of major crises. The way he went on and on over Musallam Al-Barrak  reminds you of a high school kid, outcasted by his mates, running to his teachers with lies and telltales, to make him look all powerful and important. That’s not how you do it in politics Marzouq. Very unsmart and so unprofessional of him. He really showed that he doesn’t deserve that position.

Now back to this video. Loved how she made fun of The House of Cards. She nailed Kevin Spacey spot on. Seriously, if you haven’t watched that show, go right now and do it.

Sesame Street Live and Elmo in Kuwait this weekend

Sesame Street and Elmo Kuwait

You’ll love this if you have kids.  Sesame Street Live and Elmo in Kuwait for 3 days this weekend at the Ice Skating Rink. Call now for tickets. You can also book online via this [link].

Huge Designer labels sale خصومات كفالي و بوتشي

Designer labels huge discount sale

  • Cavalli, Pucci, Cavalli kids, and more.
  • From March 29 – April 3, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • At Al-Zomoroda hall on Ta’awon Street in Salwa.

Formula one in Kuwait

 Formula one Kuwait  Formula one Kuwait 2

I don’t usually post about Red Bull events but this one is a super awesome one, so I’m making an easy exception.

  • Tomorrow, there’ll be a real Formula one car racing and doing donuts and burnouts on Kuwaiti streets.
  • The Gulf Road stretch opposite Kuwait Towers will be closed off for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car.
  • The event starts at 2 p.m. and the gates open at 12.30, so try to get there early to grab a great view spot.

It’s not every day you get to see a Formula One car, not to mention a World Championship car. Come witness power and speed like never before when the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car will take to the streets of Kuwait on Friday March 28th at 2pm. The Quadruple Constructors’ Championship winning car will be driven by Red Bull Junior Driver Carlos Sainz Jr. who will perform a full repertoire of donuts, burnouts and speed runs in front of an expected 25,000 racing fans who will line the streets next to the Kuwait Towers on the Gulf road

Formula one race Kuwait map

Spicy Pickle sandwich shop

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Spicy Pickle is a new sandwich shop in Kuwait, based on an a Denver franchise. I’ve tried it a bunch of times during the past few months. Their sandwiches are tasty and has a special zest to them, they really do taste different from other sandwich shops. Maybe it’s the pickle in their name that adds the difference.

  • They use several kinds of breads like: Chibatta (country style or wholemeal), Focaccia, flatbread-Piadina (grilled or open top), or pizza.
  • They’ve got chicken, beef, multiple cheeses, turkey, vegi, mushroom, and all kinds of sandwiches.
  • Their condiments are unique like horseradish, chipotle, pesto, or sundried tomato mayo. Or greek dressing, honey-balsamic, thousand island, and honey mustard. Yummy.
  • Their green pickles is especially imported from the States, that’s why they taste so good.
  • And of course they’ve also got salads. Again, big size ones.
  • The sandwiches come with a size of small coleslaw, pickles, orange wedges, and\or pesto pasta.

Most of their sandwiches are big portioned, I usually can’t eat more than one-half of the bigger ones. Now the Piadina’s on the other hand, I could easily eat more than one; they’re so flat and thin. Spicy Pickle has some great pictures on their instagram, do check them out [link].

They’ve got two branches, one in Sharq on Ahmad Al-Jaber St. beside Dar Al-Awadi, and the other one in Mahboula behind Alia & Galia towers. Their phone number is 22442266. And they’re also on 6alabat [link] if you want to order from there.