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Kuwait: It's Heating Up in Here !

Summer is coming to Kuwait and with the rising temperatures, people tend to stick to indoor activities.

First up, Ana Filibini tried his her luck at indoor climbing at one of the local malls in Kuwait.

The point is ladies and gentlemen I would like to invite you to drag your ass up the wall as a challenge to yourself at K Climb @ Marina Waves. I promise it will be worth your while. While you were there, look for Lino, he's this not so small Filipino guy with big muscles and a hearty laugh who could cheer you up to the top.

Magical droplets points us to another indoor activity by AWARE (The Advocate for Westerners-Arab Relations Center) – an NGO-based in Kuwait.

This Wednesday, May 9, 2007, the AWARE Center will be showing the Kuwaiti film, “Bas ya Bahaar”. It is a story about a mother who only has one son. Set in the past when all the young men would go to sea, this mother prevented her son from going for fear of losing him.

Another place to view is recommended by yo_ghurt over at stillkuwaiting.

Not Pirates of the Caribbean, but the bridge of Kuwait’s own record-breaking sailing ship, the giant dhow Al Hashemi II. ‘Moored’ between the Radisson and The Palms in Salwa, it’s a testament to one man’s desire to…er…build the world’s largest dhow.

Husain Marafie certainly constructed his ‘Baghlah’ with style. No expense was spared and the detail, down to the last piece of gold leaf, is jaw-dropping.

There is a museum next to it which is quite interesting, but what you’ll really need to do is to talk very nicely to the guards, or the museum curator, to let you wander up and through the huge dhow itself (which isn’t generally open to the public, being used for functions and concerts).

Speaking of indoor activities, Kuwaiti Cosmopolitan talks about the air siren test that he heard while he was in his office.

As usual… the wail of those sirens brings me into a huge discomfort. It's not like I am scared of the sound or anything… but its annoying!I mean Kuwait's been through a number of crises, and those tests well hmmm they are good, but would they ever be effective and used right in case of emergency or crisis??

The Stallion got out and had a busy day!

After waking up and showering I headed directly to my grand ma who wasn’t feeling too good and spent some time with her! After that I headed to AUK for their carnival! I have to admit it reminded me of ASK and Bayan carnivals but I enjoyed it! The vendors that were there were great! I got a smoothie from D.Lush, chicken wings from Pizza Hut, and cookies from the Al-Multaqa booth! Good stuff!

After that I went home to relax a bit before doing some personal stuff, then headed to the Dunkin Donuts by Al-Fanar Mall for the blogger meet-up! Since the meet-up ended at 7, I was forced to show up late at a BBQ amongst close friends

Qais over at io81 shares with us another great business in Kuwait.

Subway came to Kuwait in 1997 some thing like that, at that time it had a small kiosk in Sultan Center, Salmiya, and in the old Salmiya opposite BKME branch. At that time the owner of the leading subs franchise was Sultan Center, hence the kiosk. But at that time, it made little profits, so i guess in 2000 it got sold to Al Mutairy business man and boom! the franchise exploded.

Forzaq8 noticed the new closed circuit camera the Minstiry of Interior installed on the streets and wondered about them.

So I wonder is there a law governing these? Is our privacy safe? Who can access these? Is there a penalty for sharing videos off that camera and when is the first bluetooth shared video is out?

Photo Credit: Intlxpatr

7 comments

  • Abdulatif – not a mention of the new restrictions on freedom of expression in Kuwait?

    Recently, Kuwait was regarded as first in the gulf for freedom of speech. It’s going to be a long drop.

  • the information minister just canceled the restriction letter that was sent to newspaper according to local newspapers today , kinda early to see the impact

  • Holy Smokes! Thank you! someone stole my newspaper this morning and I had no idea. Amazing.

  • reader

    Ana Filibini is a female blogger

  • Allow me to apologise on behalf of Abdullatif on this oversight. I fell into the trap too because Ana Filibini translates to “I am Filipino”. Perhaps, Ana Filibiniya would convey her pseudonym better as it will translate to “I am a Filipina.” Will correct the mistake immediately.

  • Me too! I am a female who wrote about the air raid sirens! heehee Ansam = Female

  • Haha sorry for the confusion guys. I know there’s a male and female version on the arabic words but the word Filipino does not only restrict to men. It’s our universal tag if I may call it at that, thus saying “I am a Filipino”, is stating my nationality regardless of what my gender is. Thank you :) And yes I am a female. Call me Mackay next time!

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