June 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
June 11, 2013 1 Comment
Check out her first tweet. So badass. “I’ll take it from here”. It’s right up there with the Terminator’s “I’ll be back”. And will you check out President Clinton’s shout out to her?! That’s pretty awesome too!
The guy and gal she’s thanking were the ones who created the hilarious Texts From Hillary on tumblr. Former US First Lady\Former Secretary of State\Former Senator got a healthy sense of humor.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) June 10, 2013
June 10, 2013 3 Comments
Here’s a video shot by an American lady working in Kuwait. She’s not a military worker, so she lives off base and be out and about in Kuwait like a normal foreigner. She works for a company that does business with the American Military in Kuwait and not married to a Kuwaiti, so her point of view is the closest to an average American as you can get.
The video here offers a nice glimpse into how an American would live in Kuwait. Just like a typical Kuwaiti, she goes to The Avenues mall on weekends. She speaks very positively about local women’s sense of makeup and fashion, how shopping here is excellent, and what she would normally wear when going out in Kuwait.
I liked the video, it showed how Kuwait is really like. Lots of international shops, very normal dress attire (minus the hot shorts and tube tanks), and the abundance of American and international restaurants.
Here are some of her words about Kuwait (I just pasted a few short paragraphs, you can check the whole thing [here]):
First of all they are VERY accepting of American culture and lifestyle, for the most part. NO as a woman I don’t have to be fully covered. We just have to be mindful and respectful. So sure I can wear a skirt or a short dress and they really cannot do much to punish you, but you just have to be willing to deal with the awkward stares lol but it’s really not as strict here as you may think it is.
The cost of living here is quite expensive, the Kuwaiti dinar is almost 3 and a half times more than 1 US Dollar. The Kuwaiti Dinair also beats the Euro, so Kuwait is FAR from third world living, contrary to what most might believe.
As for the demographics here, Kuwaiti’s are surprisingly more like the minority here. There are tons of Filipinos, Ethiopians, Somali’s, Egyptians, Nigerians, Brits, Americans, Indians, Pakistani, and other races here as well. It really is quite a nice mixture of people
Did I tell you how much American culture is accepted here?! They have everything we have and much more: Krispy Kreme, Chili’s, PF Changs, Applebee’s, Buffalo’s, McDonald’s (of course) and ALL of them deliver.
I also love how the culture here is so beauty obsessed. Makeup artistry, plastic surgery and all things beauty are all the rave here. People are always looking for the next best thing, we have everything state of the art with beauty and cosmetics. Which makes the makeup artist like me fit right in
June 10, 2013 Leave a Comment
"الجنايات" تقضي بحبس "مغردة" 11 سنة: 5 سنوات بتهمة الدعوة لقلب نظام الحكم و5 سنوات بقضية أمن دولة وسنة بتهمة العيب بالذات الأميرية
— Aljarida Newspaper (@aljaridaonline) June 10, 2013
Huda Al-Ajmi, a female Kuwaiti tweeter, was sentenced to 11 years in jail on three separate charges for overthrowing the regime and offending the Emir.
May 16, 2013 1 Comment
Time magazine chose Angelina Jolie to cover their latest issue. The actress shocked the world this week by announcing that she had a double mastectomy, to prevent any chance of her getting Breast Cancer in the future.
Al-Qabas posted the same news on its first page yesterday. They were ridiculously chastised by some ignorant and dense people, who apparently were titillated by Angelina having her breasts cut out. This is a scary fatal medical procedure, and not some sensual sexual movie scene you sick fools.
It took tremendous courage from her to go with this completely preventative procedure. Her courage might encourage other women to do the same too.
One of the sexiest women on earth chose to remove her breasts, which present a big part of her sex appeal, just so she may prevent the threat of cancer in the future. That sure will encourage a lot more ordinary normal women to do the same. To lose some of their vanity, and do something to prevent fatal cancer.
And if Brad Pitt, whom is also one of the sexiest men alive, supported and encouraged his girlfriend to have it; then it might also encourage ordinary and regular men to support their spouses in this.
Time magazine called it the Angelina Effect, because the news was huge and it will have a tremendous effect on the way people view genetic testing in death prevention from now on.
March 12, 2013 1 Comment
Two Spanish hair professionals will be in Kuwait next week at Kajal Beauty Saloon, a professional hairstylist and a professional hair colourist. They will both be here from March 17-21, call 25350855 for appointments.
February 4, 2013 Leave a Comment
I don’t know what the details are, but it seems to be important. It’s the main news on the 1st page of today’s Al-Rai [link].
October 9, 2012 Leave a Comment
This is a huge step for women equality in Saudi Arabia. Women have finally gotten the approval to work as lawyers in Saudi courts, in all devisions. This truly is a historic decision, it sure paves the way for them to drive.
If you have met any Saudi woman, the first thing you’ll notice is how educated, intelligent, and sharp they are. They are all vey well versed in matters of society, politics, schooling, and wisdom. I guess it all has to do with their oppressed lives, that they have to prove themselves in everything, to so strongly lean in the opposite direction of ignorance and laziness.
Way to go yalso3oodiyat. Alf Mabrook.