A reader sent this one for a hilarious guy who pretends to be Superman during assumingly one of the seemingly boring lectures at Kuwait University (Kuniv). Guess that makes good trailer for the upcoming Superman’s movie Man of Steel (I’m being sarcastic). I just hope his professor didn’t give him an F.
Once again our friend skydiver Mohammad AlRefaei brings us yet another cool video for him skydiving while sporting traditional Kuwaiti custom (Dishdasha and Ghetra). Now that’s something you don’t see everyday, do you?
A friend sent me this video for Al Rai Kuwaiti TV presenter, Samera Abdullah, fluently speaking Japanese, I always wanted to learn some Japanese. Apparently, she was expressing her personal opinion about the new media law in Kuwait which was described by many as being very restraining and constraining with regards to freedom of speech; including us bloggers, Facebook, Twitter or other social media.
Did I mention that the new media law proposes fines of up to $1 million (KD283,000) and up to 10 years prison for some violations?
Anyhow, can someone translate what she said please? I’m curious because she looked extremely disappointed. Read more about Kuwait new media law [link]
Have any of you seen this one around? A friend spotted it parking in his block a while back, I liked the idea of having mobile grooming and barber in K-town. Though not sure if they are for Men or pets?
I was shopping for some t-shirts at Jack Wills outfitters the other day and saw their fitting rooms had beds! Never seen anything like that before. I laid and it was surprisingly comfy and felt homey, I almost fell asleep. Sarcastically, my friend snapped a nasty shot of me.
Good news, t-shirt was just my size, went down from L to M. Peace!
Every month my friends and I gather at one of our homes to catch up and chit chat over dinner. Today was that day and boy was I in for a real treat! Since we usually have a really heavy dinner, I decided to skip my usual lunch and mid day snack. I went home, got dressed, and drove to my friends place. After all the reminiscing, catching up, and non-stop gossip; dinner was served…
The cook served us a lovely garden salad, some hot sweet potato soup, the usual finger foods, and for the main dish (please brace yourselves) – Locusts with a side of rice! Locusts? LOCUSTS!?? Did I really skip my lunch for this? I sat back in my seat, took a deep breath and tried to take it all in. I was in shock and my mind began to wander off, I know some cultures are accustomed to unusual cuisines but I have never seen this in Kuwait before… I was brought back to reality when three of my six friends sitting around the table all said simultaneously, “you have got to be kidding me right!?” This then caused us to roll off our chairs laughing while my friend tried to explain that this is actually a delicacy here in Kuwait.
Apparently, when Locust season is over, the locusts are taken ALIVE and sold at Souq Al Rai (seasonal market) along with Truffles and many other seasonal goods. The Locusts are sold by the kilo in a red sack and mostly the elderly are the ones who are a fan of these rare delicacies. The Locusts are currently brought from Saudi Arabia and the price of the bag is between 4 – 5 KD depending on the size but since a lot of people enjoy these little brown creatures, you have to be quick to get your bag first or else to reserve a bag one day earlier.
My friends and I decided not to be rude and at least give it a try. I must say personally, I did not enjoy it but two of my friends actually found it to be really tasty. I came back home and told my dad about our interesting dinner and he actually told me that Locusts have several benefits such as: stimulating blood circulation and they can also be used as a treatment for rheumatism and back pain. “What do you know,” he said, “you’re the McDonald’s generation.” That’s right, what do I know. But hey, you learn something new each day and today’s dinner will definitely be a dinner I will never forget. Bon Appétit!
According to my research, the tallest man in the world is actually Leonid Stadnyk from the Ukraine with a height of 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in). But due to Stadnyk’s refusal to be measured under the Guinness standard guidelines which require several measurements throughout the course of 24 hours under the watchful eye of a Guinness Book representative, he was not officially listed as the tallest man.
I guess some people just don’t like to be put under the spotlight!
For the first time in the Middle East, Fiesta and Guinness World Records announced today the launch of the Guinness World Records Festival for children, sponsored by the Child and Maternity Kuwaiti Association, in the presence of the official representatives of the Guinness World Records Group, as well as the presence of the tallest man and shortest woman in the world.
Tallest Man: Ibrahim from Morroco, 31 years old with a stunning height of 2.46 cm, weighing 146 KG.
Shortest Woman: Jyoti from India, 20 years old weighing JUST 5 KG and an adorable height of 61 cm.
A friend forwarded this, he says a policeman was shocked to see that his police patrol tyre was locked by another policeman and was trying to make calls but to no avail. I wonder how he will pay the ticket? How ironic!