Kuwaiti Romeo & Juliet ليلى و قيس الكويت

   

الله يطيح قلوب الحبايب على بعض

People Are So in Love with Saudi Arabia شعليكم يالسعوديين، من قدكم

لايفوتكم هالريال النكتة…. الأخ كندي عايش بالسعودية، و يحليله حافظ اللهجات المحلية كلها، من القصيم لآبها للحجاز… لا و قاطله كم كلمة كويتية عالماشي…. دمه خفيف من قللب…. لا يفوتكم لما يتكلم كويتي، تكفون سمعوا “شلونج” و “هلا و الله”…. ياب اللهجة الكويتية بالضبط، و سمعوه يتكلم قصيمي و جداوي…. و لايطوفكم الآذان و أنواعه

Check this Canadian guy out. He does amazing Saudi dialects, and even throws in a few Kuwaiti words. He’s super cute and adorbs, amazing charismatic.

Tomorrow is Hoppin’ John’s String Band’s Last Performance in Kuwait

Don’t miss the last performance of “Hoppin’ John’s” string band. They’re going to perform at Al-Babtain Poetry building in Sharq, at 7.15 p.m. I personally will do my best to attend.

The above video is the types of music the “Hoppin’ John” plays, but obviously the above song belongs to a totally different band. For more details about the band, check Mark’s original post.

My Review of Comedy Night at Dasman Center

This is one more video from tonight’s charity comedy night at the Dasman Diabetic Center. It’s about guys and girls sharing an elevator ride in Kuwait. There was a whole scene before this vid, but I sadly didn’t shoot it. I’m really bummed out that I didn’t take more videos, but I was way too busy laughing to think about that then.

My review of the night is that it was Hilarious, it rocked. Do it again, and soon.

Mohammad Aqwa, the guy with the goattie in this video was super hilarious right from the start. Basshar Al-Jazzaf & Ahmad Waleed were were a good funny comedic duet; though I did think Basshar was funnier.

We got to see local comedian Huda Ma3rafi, whom was a blast. She was fresh, funny, and light. Her mom was in the audience, sitting right behind us, and she was laughing harder than anyone oat her daughter’s racy jokes. You go girl. Huda Rocks. Sorry I didn’t a video fo Huda’s segment, but I’m hoping she would have a few videos lying around online.

The main reason I went tonight, was for a chance to see Saudi comedian, Fahad Al-Butairi perform live. But, honestly, from what I’ve seen, our local comedians can easily fill up an audience all on their own (no offense Fahad).

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, creator and the 99 comic characters. He was there in his clinical psychologist capacity, and not as a respected comics author. Though what he had to say wasn’t a part of the comedy night, it was still enlightening, educational, and beneficial. I loved the way he talked, and I might, just might, go see him in other lectures. He was no boring at all. He’s got great charisma.

I had a lovely time tonight, it was very refreshing, and a complete change from the regular bore Kuwaiti activities. 

Early Ramadan Expo Opens Today افتتاح معرض هلا رمضان اليوم

   

The Hala Ramadan expo opens today, and it will be on for three days till May 12th. Visit them at the 360º’s Um Kalhthoum Hall, on the ground floor. There are a few of companies I know that are showing their work there, it’s worth it to give them a visit.

  • Make sure you check out Tashkeil’s New Independent Saudi Designers at the Expo today.
  • Also pass by Cristeaux for some gorgeous Gergai3an costumes for little boys & girls.
   

The History of Kuwait Culture أبو المعارف عبدالله الجابر

الله يرحم ابوالتعليم الشيخ عبدالله الجابر

للعلم، الشيخ عبدالله الجابر اسس المدارس النظامية للأولاد و البنات بنفس الوقت، مركز اهنمامه على تعليم الكل و مو بس الأولاد

ثانوية الشويخ، الي حين تحولت الى جامعة الكويت، هي من افكار الشيخ عبدالله… الثانوية انبنت على حرم كبير، متروس التجهيزات، و كان فيها نظام المدارس الداخلية… الريال كان سابق وقته بأجيال و أجيال

و الشيخ عبدالله الجابر ملقب بأبو المعارف، و معروف عنه ولعه و شغفه بالثقافة و الفنون… و هو من أسس حديقة سلوى للحيوانات في الخمسينات، و كانت على مستوى راقي من التنظيم و الجمال، حتى على مستوى أيامنا هذه… جريدة الراي ناشرة خوش مقالة عن حديقة سلوى، و انصح الكل بقرايتها

This was taken from eKuwaiti:

لمرحوم عبدالله الجابر الصباح يغني صوت ماحلا نظم المسطر والشعر واللحن لعبدالله الفرج وهو صوت شامي ويشاهد بالتصوير من اليمين د.يوسف دوخي على المرواس والفنان الكبير سعود الراشد على العود ومؤرخ الكويت أحمد البشر الرومي ثم الشيخ عبدالله اليابر وبعده قاضي الكويت السابق المرحوم عبدالملك الصالح ثم وزير التربية السابق د. يعقوب الغنيم والتصوير تم بدون علم من الشيخ عبدالله اليابر في تلفزيون الكويت , والمرحوم عبدالله اليابر من رجالات الكويت البارزين والمشهود لهم بالتفاني في خدمة الكويت والكويتيين وهو من المصادر المهمة لتأريخ الكويت القديم إجتماعيا وسياسيا وحتى فنيا , وهو يعتبر أول وزير للمعارف / التربية وشارك بإنشاء رابطة للأدباء في العشرينيات من القرن الماضي وكان قاضي الغوص وأخيرا كان مستشارا للأمير الراحل الشيخ جابر الأحمد رحمه الله , وقد حضر كثيرا عن المرحوم خالد البكر وأخذ عنه الكثير من الألحان النادرة وقد سجل بعضها في هذا التسجيل الرائع وهو يتمتع بصوت رخيم وأداء متقن ومستوى مذهل من الحس النغمي والإيقاعي وهذا التسجيل يعتبر دليل على تواضع الشيخ عبدالله اليابر وحبه في توثيق تاريخ الكويت في أي مجال كان , توفي الشيخ عبدالله اليابر سنة 1996 عن عمر يناهر 106 سنوات تقريبا , رحمه الله

Sh. Abdullah Al-Jaber is one of the most interesting Kuwaiti personalities ever. Whenever I read about one of his accomplishments, hear him speak, or learn about any of his pioneering projects; I just admire him more and more.

His achievements include sending students (both guys & girls) to study abroad, establish a proper organized school system, Shuwaikh Highschool, Al-Madrasa Al-Qebliya, Salwa Zoo, and a lot of other equally great projects. He was also a big fan of music and poetry.

Here you can watch him recite Kuwait’s first ever National Anthem:

It is such a sad thing not to have people like Sh. Abdullah in our current times. I’m very fed up with every other country, rich or poor, beating us in arts, music, civility, education, projects, and everything else. Look at Sh. Abdullah, his sophistication, how determined he was drastically improve Kuwait’s culture.

Don’t tell me we don’t have similarly talented people in Kuwait these days.

One of the Most Amazing Travel Blogs You’ll Ever Encounter

Flight965.com travel blog is truly unique, and is 100% locally produced. It belongs to a young Kuwaiti man who is very worldly, liberal, well-travelled, a music guru, and just a damn fine good human being. And he also happens to have one of the most popular music blogs in the whole world, and the #1 MidEast blog, Loft965.

Naser Al-Qatami started his own-stand-alone travel blog, aptly called Flight965, around the beginning of the year. I’ve been an avid follower, though silent, right from the start. The blog reads like a magazine, and the layout is a very amusing. You scroll through posts horizentally versus the regular up-and-down motion we’re all used to.

Anyways, about the blog; it’s a great source for some real hands-on experience in far fetched travel destinations. Plus, the blog has some amazing categories, I love how they’re split up. You’ve got: Hotels, Gadgets, Destinations, Offers…etc. each category is definitely worthy of a lengthy visit.

Naser is a fan of travel. Let me correct that, is a HUGE FAN of travel. He’s already been to more than 50-60-70 countries so far, I lost count of how many countries he already visited. And has a great writing style, he really can describe his travel escapades in a very charming and engaging way, a way that will make you wish you went there too.

Check out this new blog. It’s already a huge success, and is being labeled as one of the best ME travel blogs\sites. This quote is from Flight965.com:

So, bookmark it. Add it to your RSS feed. Follow the updates on Twitter. “Like” us on Facebook. Flight965.com is coming your way and it’s going to be big!

Btw, I’m counting on my dear travel loving readers; the likes of Laguna, Om Totta, Faith, New Vision, Nivine, Indes, and Babble for a proper site check up. Don’t worry, you won’t regret taking a gander look at Flight965. I haven’t 😉

Check out my previous praising here and here.

Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya’s April Event Schedule

Courtesy of Kuwait Paper Dump.