October 7, 2014 Leave a Comment
It’s a long Eid holiday, so I thought of doing some touristy kind of stuff today.
- I had a traditional Kuwait breakfast in Mubarakiya.
- Went to the fishing pier on Gulf Rd.
- And walked over to Kuwait Towers.
…………………… Get your buz right here!
October 5, 2014 Leave a Comment
Just an update on Johnny Rockets home delivery service [old post]. Their delivery phone number is now 1-844-144. Not a totally new number, has been around so for a while now (in addition to their Salmiya branch # of 25754040, which is physically open 24/7).
You might not know this, but they offer a 24/7 home delivery service direct from them (in addition to their 6alabat delivery). Orders start from just Kd 2.5, with a half kd delivery charge. And it’s avaialable 24/7 every single day day of the year (Ramadan excluded).
Their new delivery # is 1-844-144.
October 5, 2014 2 Comments
These are the latest rules for using the road shoulder or 7arat al2aman in Kuwait. It’s good as of Oct. 4th 2014. You can read all about it in Alqabas [here].
Rules for using the road shoulder (safety lane) in Kuwait:
- Left one only.
- And only if police cars are present.
- Right one still just for emergency services only.
- 45 km maximum speed.
- 6.30-9 am into the city & 12.30-3.30 pm out of the city.
- Specific instructions regarding our 3 main highways. – King Abdulaziz: from 3rd to 6th ring roads. – King Fahad (road 40): from 1st to 6th ring roads.
- King Faisal: from 4th to 6th ring roads.
August 2, 2014 5 Comments
Today 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?
August 2, 2014 Leave a Comment
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.
August 2, 2014 Leave a Comment
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
July 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
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.
May 4, 2014 3 Comments
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.
April 22, 2014 Leave a Comment
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].