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They finally did it! I just read that MOH will now deploy air ambulances for transportation of patients to and from healthcare facilities and accident scenes, finally! What took them all those years to finally take this crucial step is totally beyond me! This would definitely help saving lives because every minute counts.

The unbearable traffic congestion during rush hours coupled with the abuse of emergency lanes in Kuwait has made it near impossible for medical services team to reach the accident scene in a short time. I overheard that in some cases its taking over one hour from onset of an accident for the paramedics to arrive. Hopefully with the introduction of air medical services this problem will be largely solved. According to the sources, the responsible medical teams are now under one month training and the actual implementation will commence shortly afterwards. Thanks MOH!

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We all have those friends who drive waaaay too fast for no reason, (I’m guilty of it-sometimes!). Some of us have also lost love ones, family members, or witnessed accidents first hand. I got into my first accident last week and I’m still traumatized. A man ran into the side of my car at a roundabout and pushed me half way down the road before he took his foot off the gas. I am so thankful that my car is so friggin old because otherwise, I would have died that night.

Anyway, here’s a video of people who thought they were meeting a friend or loved one somewhere and instead where invited to their own funeral. The video is in French, so make sure to have the subtitles on in English. Click on the little icon that looks like a letter on the bottom right hand of the video, click on and make sure it’s in English, (This is better known as the CC or closed caption, but if you’re computer illiterate like me, you’re welcome:P)

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So. Saad Lamjared is a Moroccan singer who is nothing less than adorable, I’ll admit. But what happened over the span of the last couple of days is ridiculous. He became ridiculously famous around this region after his song ENTY went viral.

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It’s a pretty good song, no joke!

Anyway. He was in Kuwait, or is still in Kuwait, for the opening of TFK in Hamra Mall. We has basically assaulted in the middle of the mall. There are a million videos going around of what happened and the swarm of girls (and guys) around him.

Here are some of them. Enjoy!

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Poor man is probably traumatized. People need to learn how to not act in public and be civilized lol. Too funny!

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This video came up on my news feed on Facebook, and I thought I would share it. We see modern day slavery everyday in Kuwait, and just because they come from third world countries, no one cares. Those people you disrespect everyday at restaurants, gas stations, on the streets, in the malls, in your own house, virtually everywhere, is someone’s family. That’s someone’s mother. Someone’s father.

Throw a piece of garbage on the floor then bend down and pick it up. Throw it again and pick it up again. Do that 10 times and see how good your back feels. Then imagine someone the age of your father or grandfather doing it for 12 hours a day 6 days a week for about 12 KD. Then being cramped into a room the size of you bathroom with 9 other people.

ElhamdilAllah, we’re so fortunate and blessed to have a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs. Respect one another. These people have left their entire life behind in search of a better life only to be treated like cattle.

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So, this video was on the news the other day. Basically, it’s a heartless “teacher” beating his students with a ruler because they haven’t done their homework.

This, obviously, is illegal, and he’s been fired, and honestly should be burned alive. I’m sure there are still schools in the region where kids are beaten with a stick or what not. I just thought I should share this.

Not for the faint hearted!

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There’s been so much backlash from domestic violence cases in Lebanon (mostly) but in the Middle East as a whole. Now, more than ever, we are hearing about so many murders carried out by angry, and extremely abusive, men beating their wives to death.

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An organization called MARCH organizes peaceful protests and rallies in order to show the severity of the issue and ensure the government passes a law protecting women against domestic violence. There have been so many recorded cases of women being beaten to death with a kitchen appliance, being shot, or just being physically beat until they were no longer breathing.

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For mother’s day, they launched a campaign with very powerful images that honestly gave me goosebumps. What if it was your mother or sister that was being beaten? It’s a very very sever form of abuse. Taking your anger out on a woman doesn’t make you a bigger man, it makes you a coward.

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Women’s Day was used for the good of this campaign where thousands among thousands went down to the streets to protest against what is going on in the country. When there is so much wrong happening, it’s easy to get lost in the turmoil of the chaos in the country.

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Men, please man up. Use your words, not your hands. Don’t raise your voice, raise your argument, your knowledge, your respect. It’s so sad that all of this is going on at home.

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These are only some of the victims who have fallen in the arms of abusive men who have been abusive, and ultimately killed their wives.

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If you follow Hashtags on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve come across the recent uproar for the “NoMakeUpSelfie”.

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This began as an effort to raise money for breast cancer research in the UK. It was a very very successful attempt at the beginning where more than a whopping 800,000 donations were made, almost 2 million pounds have been donated thus far. Amazing! All someone has to do is text BEAT to 70099, and they will have donated in 3 pounds.

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Girls take a picture (or 50) of themselves with no make up on, upload it with the hashtag #NoMakeUpSelfie, and tag their girlfriends to nominate them to do the same. Of course- this soon turned into girls ultimately looking for attention and fishing for compliments.

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Don’t get me wrong-I think the initial idea behind this campaign is amazing. It’s a fun way to get people, mostly women, to donate to a great cause we can all be effected by (men too). But the whole point is lost when selfies are being posted and no money is being donated.

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I’m all for natural beauty, but the entire point is being lost. No one is being helped other than the ego of the person posting the photograph. I say we go out and start out own campaign and raise money for important issues in Kuwait. Let’s all make a difference and help one another-in a way other than taking photos of yourself.

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So, obviously I’m super hungry, and somehow stubbled upon this recipe that made me gain 45 kilos just looking at the photos. I am going straight to the grocery store right after work to purchase all these ingredients and will probably end up in the nearest hospital because I gave myself a heart attack.

Warning: This is not for the faint hearted.

How To Make a 15 Pound Snickers Bar

Like I said, you might become diabetic when attempting to devour this cake.

First off, you need a ton of chocolate and fatty everything on the face of the planet- or just everything in this photograph.

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You’ll then melt all the chocolate, butterscotch, and add a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter, depending on your preference- I’m not judging you.

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Should look a little like this

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Then proceed to cover the bottom of a very large tub? with half of the outcome of your melted deliciousnessness, as tempting as it is to stick your fingers in it, save the rest for later!

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Then add a couple Snickers bars to our concoction. Just around the edges- you’ll add more later.

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You’ll stick all Snickers to the rest of your melted yumminess with Nutella. Just because there isn’t enough chocolate in the mix.

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You will then melt the Kraft Caramels, or any other caramels of your choosing, Nestle Carnation Milk, and tons of butter-just because.

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Something delicious and magical like this should appear..

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Then add all the melted gooeyness into the middle of your Snickers pool and add some unsalted peanuts.

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Then you add even more Snickers into the pool of goodness. I know, I know. These ones are smaller, they don’t count.

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Then comes the nougat..which is basically consists of melted marshmallow puffies.

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When all melted properly, it should look a little like this

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I’m almost done, I promise! All you have to do now is create another small Snickers pool with the mini bites and add your freshly made nougat into the mix

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Perfect! All that’s left is to add the other half of the base you originally made as a top layer and pop it into the freezer for 2 hours, or so!

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This is what your final disaster should look like. You’re welcome, and I’m sorry if you end up in a hospital with your arteries clogged and weight 45 kilos more than when you began reading this.

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