Several weeks ago I posted about how annoying it is when some jerks abuse parking spaces but when MP (A Member of Parliament) breaks the simplest traffic rules then we have a serious issue. A Mercedes-Benz that belongs to a Member of Kuwait Parliament was spotted parking wrongly at Council of Ministries complex in Kuwait city, they say the MP ignored the security man and insisted to park in that spot. I thought MPs have sworn to abide by the law.
So, this weekend I was out for a nice peaceful drive trying to enjoy the weather when all of a sudden my car literally fell down into something and back up, I felt as if I was on one crazy roller coaster ride! I parked to the side to see if any damaged happened to my car and I spotted a huge pothole.
It wasn’t the first one I see in that area so I decided to take pictures for you guys.
With all the new developments going on, buildings being built, and projects opening, it’s a shame to see the streets of Kuwait like this. Am I right?
A friend of mine from the U.S. says he saw a scene about Kuwait in the Oscar nominated political thriller movie Zero Dark Thirty which tells the story about the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the U.S Navy Special Forces in May 2011. I know that this movie has sparked outrage among Democrats and Republicans in Washington over its depiction of torture.
Though what’s interesting is that the short scene about Kuwait City shows the actors in a night club-like place and my friend was like “I thought there are no night clubs in Kuwait”, I must say I was laughing when he said that, but I think the scene is probably for a Sheesha (شيشة) place which is almost equivalent to night club in Kuwait. I’m now tempted to watch the movie and see if there are other scenes about Kuwait but I wonder if Cinescape or Grand Cinemas will release it in Kuwait. I’m also wondering what Kuwait has to do with the hunt for Osama Bin Laden? Have any of you seen the movie? Check the official trailer below.
I went for dinner last night at Syrian restaurant Naranj at Olympia Mall in Salmiya then decided to take a quick stroll around the mall to see if there’s anything new opening. The mall was almost empty and quiet, well way too quiet to be more precise, I could almost hear if someone whispers and everytime I walk across any shop the salesmen gave me that kind of look that literally says “Please do come in”. This is when I started wondering if these shops make any money? Are they even affording the lease and overheads? I’m seeing more and more malls being totally empty (I better call them ghost malls) in Kuwait these days, especially after Avenues Phase III was opened. Despite being architecturally attractive these malls failed to attract shoppers and strollers; Is it because of the unattractive location? Improper marketing? Absence of high-end brands?
I don’t know if this means that local market has already reached saturation level with regards to malls and shopping, and I think things will get even worse because there are several new malls opening pretty shortly. Anyway back to Olympia Mall, the new stores opening include Cavaraty for customized mobile phone covers and accessories, Rotana Cafe, Geddes & Gillmore which is a Dutch clothing store, Mama Noga (Don’t ask me what’s that?) among others.
I received this story from a blog reader who says it was published on the paper, a cheetah on the loose has attacked 7 guys that were camping at Mutla’a bur (desert) north of Kuwait. Apparently, the campers were enjoying BBQ and playing cards in a tent, it was almost 10:00 pm when suddenly they heard purring and chirping right outside their tent, moments later a wild cheetah invaded their tent and started attacking them savagely causing bad wounds to one of them. Luckily they were able to escape and hide in their cars after leaving their unfinished dinner behind.
The guys waited in their cars and started chasing the running cheetah but hunting it was near impossbile since cheetahs are known for their high speed that reaches 120 KPH but before the hunt ends they saw a man waving to them who later turned out that he’s the owner of this wild cheetah and he was using it for hunting. So my advice is that next time you are going for camping make sure to sharpen the pitchforks and be prepared to face a wild lion or cheetah! Read the full story here [link]