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Kuwait: What Kuwaitis Did This Week?

It's been yet another busy week for Kuwaiti bloggers who give us a break down of their day to day activities. While one contemplates why he should register to attend a film festival, others are visiting relatives and friends, ordering lunches in, comparing hypermarket prices and scrutinising Google Earth for places they didn't know existed in their country.

TheStallion wanted to go to an event but he is now having doubts.

I thought that people might want to know that there will be an Australian Film Festival this week! I am going to try to make it to each one but to be honest I don’t think that’s going to happen! I checked out Cinescape’s website regarding this film festival and it seems like they want people to register for these movies!

Zdistrict went to his cousin's dewaniya (a traditional section of Kuwaiti homes used for social gatherings) and took some pictures there.

I passed by my cousin’s Dewaneya like every Saturday, always looking forward to it at the end of the day! This time I decided to take my time and not show up at 8:00pm instead I showed up at 9:00pm and I’m happy I wasn’t the first person there. I have been annoying my cousin about his unfashionably late arrivals at this dewaneya, I think after a few years he has gotten a bit of the hint!

Qias returns with another business topic. He talks about pricing and how sensitive are we to it and gives an example from his co-worker.

Many people working in Kuwait City order in lunch everyday. When you start ordering lunch 5 times a week, you start creating a small budget for yourself, then you get used to the prices that you have accepted by time. In school and my personnel readings i have learned a lot about pricing and how sensitive it is. When pricing any service or product, an average of 25 to 35% is added as gross profit

Chillnite was using Google Earth to check out Kuwait and found things he didn't see on land.

This is interesting, just caught a glimpse of this area in Google Earth, it says it's the Kuwait Science Club: Flying Field. This is so cool because I have always wanted to own one of those mini-remote-aircrafts. Would be great if I can get hold of more info on this and get into it. Any one with more info on this let me know.

Archeology Uncovered, a new blog on the block, shares with us pictures of Archaeological finds found in Failaka (an island in Kuwait).

come in to work today, and see that these were all cleaned and laid out. The pieces range from 1978-1989. From Failaka.

Meanwhile, A Kitchen in Kuwait talks about Carrefour coming to Kuwait and compares it to the other hypermarkets in the country.

The Sultan Center: We drop anywhere from KD50-100 there a week and when we get home and put our grocery bags on the kitchen counter, we say, “What the hell did we buy for KD70?!”
Lulu Hypermarket: We spend there, on average, KD30/week and we come home thinking, “Wow, we got a lot of stuff for KD28.”
Carrefour: I just spent KD28.100 there on its grand opening and I was AMAZED

Philq8 also goes to check Carrefour and gives us her report.

Speaking of grocery shopping, we always went to either Sultan Center or City Center but taking a glance of Carrefour Hypermarket yesterday made me changed my mind for our next grocery shopping.

Magicaldropletsbrings to our attention a photography competition sponsored by AWARE (Advocate for Westerners-Arab Relations).

Are you a keen photographer?
Would you like to see your work on public display?
Would like to win fabulous prizes?
Just sign up for the Photography Competition and submit, up 3 entries, your best photo.

Photo credit zdistrict

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  • I am not having doubts about going! I signed up for all the movies but I am afraid I would have to leave during a movie due to sudden commitments! This week sure has been full of surprises that made me cancel stuff! :oP

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