A week goes by in Kuwait

The unpredictable weather, shoddy telecom services and the rapid surge in the stock market are just some of the topics keeping Kuwaiti bloggers entertained this week.

Ana Filibini, which translates to I am a Filipino, describes the weather in Kuwait in the past week.

“Kuwait has been wet and wild this past week. Raging thunderstorms, lightnings, typhoon like muddy rains and the best show of big chunks of hail,” writes the expatriate.

Qaiss, over at io81, asks a simple loaded question about why their local telecom company isn'y providing a Push To Talk (PTT) service, in which people with cell phones use their phones like walkie talkies and chat to each other for free if they are within the same vicinity.

“Why is MTC (a telecom company) not providing such a service, aren't these guys one of the top players in the region now, or are they concentrated with opening 2 branches in the African continent?”

Another loaded question comes from Frankom.

مالفرق بين ظهور الكوري مرتكب مجزرة فرجينيا في تسجيل مصور “تبرير فعلته أنه مريض نفسي” وبين ظهور بن لادن أو الظواهري في تسجيل آخر “وتبريره انه ارهابي أو المطلوب الاول في أمريكا” ؟

What's the difference between the appearance of the Korean perpetrator of the Virginia Tech massacre in a recording and justifying him as mentally ill and the appearance of Bin Laden or Al Dhawahri and calling them terrorists and America's most wanted?

Amer, from Hilaliya, has already decided what the Quote of the Year is. It is:

“The problem is with you, not the Constitution.”
H.H. The Emir, Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
(Speaking to members of the Ruling Family during an unprecedented meeting).

Meanwhile, Q discusses what happened at the Kuwait stock market on Wednesday, when trading reach a record high from dealings in the shares of only one company!

“Everyone was hooked with whatever was happening with the stock market today, and the rumour mill started and hasn’t stopped since …,” he exclaims.

Ziyad , at q80economics, meanwhile turns a serious topic into humour to lighten it up.

“Scientists now agree that global warming is real and if we don’t act now the consequences will be devastating. So what will happen to our local environment in Kuwait and how will we cope if the world reduces its reliance on oil? What can we do within our means to act against global warming? Even though the issue is dead serious, I will offer some foolish answers,” he cautions.

Amer AlZuhair, the Kuwaiti film director who filmed the last election in two movies and got banned by the Minstry of Information from screening them, posted an article he sent to one of the daily papers in Kuwait, asking this simple question.

“Will the folks at the Ministry of Information ever aspire to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad's tolerance and lift the ban they've imposed on my films?” he asks.

zdistrict covers a local event, where a car dealer introduces a new car model, in a major event in which even a main road was closed for a while.

“This was the IMSA laucnh of the IMSA Lamborghini, it was supposed to be something special but I wasn’t sure of how the event was supposed to go. It seemed that BMW and Porsche had their vehicles there as well as people who brought their super cars and there were some interesting vehicles there. Lots of people showed up and after unveiling of the vehicle,” he explains.

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