Continuing my Visiting Bair Al-Outhman Museum post (post), one of the museum section is labelled the “Drama Museum” and its all about the “Kuwaiti Drama”. How so? One wall surrounding the covered courtyard resembles an old Kuwaiti souk with well known names of Kuwaiti merchants still operating like Al-Faris Jewellery and Al-Marshoud Arabian Perfumes. Read more »
A year ago I’ve been driving in Hawalli when I saw a big old house with men wearing traditional guards costumes standing outside. As I got closer, I could make out the sign over the door, “Bait Al-Outhman Museum” it said in Arabic! I wanted to go inside but back then it was still not open to the public. A year later and finally my lovely friend Pink Girl passed by and reported back to me that it was open indeed and it was breathtaking. I adore everything historical therefore I wasted no time grabbing my camera and visiting the museum to check it out. Read more »
Speaking of plastic boxes though the topic is eons away from fashion, I’ve been avoiding eating anything hot inside a plastic container that could melt into the food for as long as I can remember. Why? There are always warnings that when plastic Read more »
See-through clear bags are not new per say, they’ve come and gone on the fashion scene several times before. I remember sporting a big see-through blue on my first day of college back in 1998. These days everyone is Read more »
For the past few weeks whenever the Top US Box Office segment comes on TV between programs and I watch the rating of The Call, I tell myself that this sounds like an excellent movie and I must watch it if it ever made it to Kuwait’s cinema. It finally did and I finally did watch it but I cannot say that I watched it indeed for I didn’t even get to understand the ending, thanks be to our MOI censorship. Read more »
I’m still unboxing my moving boxes and in my process of doing so, I realised that I might very well have the entire collection of my childhood VHS tapes intact, not missing a single tape. Not quiet so surprising given that I was fiercely protective of my VHS tapes, even writing “owned by” on some of them to distinguish between mine and other family member’s therefore painting a red line and not allowing anyone to touch them. Read more »
I’ve been waiting quite impatiently for Iron Man 3 to arrive on the movie theaters for he’s my favorite Marvel character plus I had this feeling that the third -and I believe the last- movie was one worth watching. My instincts proved to be right, for I watched Iron Man 3 yesterday on IMAX 3D and it was awesome, awesome beyond my wildest expectations. Read more »
The good weather season in Kuwait usually starts at the first of November and ends by the end of April. April is known to be the season of Sarrayat, which means heavy spring rain and the very last day of good weather. We’ve had some gorgeous clouds this year but I was very surprised to get out of work this evening and find the skyline of Kuwait City shrouded in gorgeous big fluffy black and white clouds! I couldn’t even see Read more »
Dear Hala Abu Al-Hasan, aka Dudette, was kind enough to send me an invitation for the launch of Luscious Boutique’s retro collection. All black and polka dots and quirky little girly thingies and I was sold at the word “Retro”. Read more »
Someone should name 2013 the year of sequels, for Hollywood seems to finally be making up for its past years of lame movies. The movies coming up next are less of children’s fairy tale re-writes and more sequels to popular movies. The can’t-wait-for-it-to-show-again movie parade seems to be starting with the month of May, given that the movies aren’t censored or banned by Kuwait’s MOI that is. Read more »
One of the annoying things in life is having to change your expired ATM and Credit cards. They never seem to last long now, do they? You get them today, memorise the bloody PIN number, and next thing you know the thing is rejected and as you take a closer look, it is indeed expired and you need to get yourself a new one. Which of course involves a trip to the bank, something I never seem to have time to do.
This month my main two means of payments, Read more »
Ever since Véranda’s opening in March 2013 I’ve been there several times for different occasions and each and every time I’ve had a lip-smacking meal and an excellent time. The last time I was there was last Thursday with my friends. People were just out of work starting their weekend, the Avenues was filling up fast with people so we chose to go to Véranda: overlooking the weekend hubbub from the balcony but not bothered by the crowds. Read more »
I’ve been unpacking some moving boxes, something that’s about a year over-due but it’s better late than never I suppose. One of the boxes I opened was labeled “books” and what was inside? My old Baby-sitters club books! Read more »
On Wednesday I arrived home and found a packet of strawberries in the fridge. The label on the box said “Kuwaiti Strawberries”. As I washed and placed them in a bowl, I could see they were excellent, ruby red, very ripe, and extremely juicy strawberries. Their delicious scent was so strong, I could almost cut it with a knife as I cut off the strawberry stems. Read more »
Whenever I shop at a Co-op or a super market, I sometimes notice that some shoppers take something off the shelves, open it, and start consuming it. Once or twice I even came upon empty wrappers thrown carelessly among the merchandise which means they are unpaid for. But most of the shoppers will take the eaten product to the cashier and pay for it.
I have to say I myself become very anxious if I’m in the company of someone who does that. I don’t like when that happens, because whether you like it or not, you are consuming something you haven’t paid for yet. A market is not the same as a restaurant. Plus, can you guarantee that by the time you make it to the cashier, your payments will actually go through?
I always wait until I’m in the car with my purchases fully paid for before I have a sip of water or a bite of chocolate. I would never open something and consume it before paying unless its an emergency, like I’m going to faint or something as drastic. Many people however don’t share the same view and think it’s OK and that everyone does it so why not, they will pay for it in the end. I’m not even sure if those markets allow customers to consume things before they were paid for in the first place.
Do you eat or drink food at the market before paying for them? and why?
Missing the weekend during the work days is normal. Day dreaming about the weekend every single waking hour of your work day is borderline obsession. I wonder that should be interpreted as as a sign that it’s time for a vacation? Now that’s Wednesday, my Read more »
They say if you count the numbers of your real friends using the fingers one hand, then you can consider yourself lucky. I was blessed by many friends, some close and some distant, some good and some barely make the requirements of a ‘friend’. But then I have “twin” friends that keep surprising me with unexpected things that make me happy out of the blue. Why? Just because they can. They ask for no recognition, not even gratitude, just for my happiness. Read more »
A while ago I’ve been walking in the Souk district of the Avenues mall when I saw a boarded up coming soon restaurant under the name of “C-Omar”. C is a word used in Egypt for mister and if I’m not mistaken there is a black and white movie by the name of C-Omar. Therefore C-Omar was clearly a new Egyptian restaurant and judging by the modern looking design and my love for Egyptian food, I knew I will keep an eye out for its opening. Read more »