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A blog reader says he saw rubber lifeboats at a fire fighters station today. Weather forecast in Kuwait said earlier that heavy rains and floods were expected starting today till the end of the week. I was also kinda fearful last night lest that streets and highways may get flooded due to inadequacy of the storm water drainage systems just like what happened back in the year 1997.

However, I awoke in the early morning to see a bright sun and partially cloudy refreshing sky. Thankfully! Also, popular Kuwaiti astronomer, Dr saleh Alojairy, said that the on going talk about tornadoes and storms is utterly a twaddle, and expected rainfall tomorrow.

That’s good to know since I was almost convinced that I need to purchase a rubber boat for work. (kidding!). On the other hand, I saw this scary video for a real twister in Qatar.

Thanks [Bader][UmKhaloodie]

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The Torch Event is the first of its kind in Kuwait sports and health. Having such events is always welcome.

Where: Kuwait International Fairs Ground, Mishref, Hall 5.

When: 15-18 January 2014.

Phone: 22915692 ext:1600

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Our fella Ali Younis created this short yet creative time-lapse about Kuwait industry at different factories. I felt positive energy as I watched it, especially that weekend is about to come to an end and working days are ahead.

I think two of the featured factories are Shuweikh port and Kuwait recycling plant, not sure about the others.

Thanks [Ali]

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cleaningstreet121Have any of you met young Kuwaiti Men along with their kids cleaning the streets everyday after midnight? I saw them once at Mansouriya area and they were carrying their cleaning equipment and brooms. They said they’re volunteers and doing this solely for the sake of Kuwait, they wish to make it more beautiful and clean and to convey a message to the public. Respect!

What bothers me most is that Kuwaitis do respect the rules while visiting other countries around the world, but sadly many use public streets as their own trash can.

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RunQ8: For our fitness dedicated, this is a 10K charity run/walk at Marina Crescent on the Gulf Road. In its third year, RunQ8 is supporting disabled Children through special Rehabilitation program.

Where: Marina Crescent.

When: November 30, 2013 at 8am


Kuwait 38th Book Fair: I read on the paper that the 38th book fair will start on Wednesday November 20 at Kuwait International Fair and will continue for 10 days. They say over 500 publishers (both Arabic & English) will be participating. As usual, I keep hoping that censorship isn’t strict.

Where: Kuwait International Fair, Mishref.

When: 20th-30th November 2013.


TACK Four Nations Tournament: This is all for cricket fans, the team association for Cricket in Kuwait (TACK) that was established back in 2009 with the aim of developing awareness of the game and to improve its overall standards. I read that over 40 teams have registered and they are ready to compete for the crown. The exciting matches will be between Kuwait, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan with many prize giveaways. So who’s going?

Where: TACK Entertainment City Ground, Doha.

When: November 15, 2013, 6am-10pm.


Pilobolus Shadowland Show: The famous Pilobolus Shadowland dance show to Kuwait for the first time. I read that Pilobolus is an American modern dance company that began performing in October 1971 and has performed over 100 choreographic works in more than 64 countries around the world.

Where: Ice Skating Rink.

When: November 21, 22, 23

Information & Tickets: 55995511


Tmkeen KW: I was told that Co-Founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, and the Co-Founder of Starbucks, Zev Siegl, are coming to Kuwait for the first time to attend the Youth Empowerment Symposium (Tmkeen).

The goal of this forum is to share the largest firms business founder with the local entrepreneurs/small business owners. This is the first time happening here in Kuwait with large exposure activities.

Where: TBA

When: November 17th-19th

Phone: 99133301 samsaraSamsara: I heard there will be a night of live music under the stars at GUST campus. The event will feature my all time favorite fusion music composer Nawaf Al Gheraibah. Also it will feature a talented orchestra of musicians and vocalists.

Where: GUST University Amphitheatre, Mishref.

When: November 18th at 8pm.

Please do share with us any more events for November so we could share the excitement with our valued readers. Period!

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DSC_3391Zafran Restaurant in Salmiya [link] will be launching their winter menu soon around November 20. I tried a few dishes that will be on the new menu. My favorites were the coconut prawn curry, dal, grills and the dessert.

I must say that I expected the food to be a little more spicier than what it tasted like which was mostly mild with a just a hint of spicy,but I guess because it’s a contemporary Indian restaurant they can get away with it.

Check our previous review here [link]


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Our friend 965Malls spotted yet another Johnny Rockets opening soon at Symphony Mall in Salem Mubarak street in Salmiyah. I’m noticing that Johnny Rockets is turning into the fastest spreading burger joint in Kuwait lately with many branches opening every now and then. For many years there were only two branches; Salem Mubarak street and Marina Mall, but I feel their management has changed strategy.

The new branches are located in KIPCO Tower Kuwait City, Salhiya,  Jabriya near champions gym, The Avenues Mall, Mahboula, and at the new restaurant court next to The Village restaurant court.

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20131113_073629 (1)I was really saddened to read about the horror that befell three runaway maids recently in the Friday edition of the Kuwait Times. Two of them were sold into prostitution by their fellow national and the other caught a cab that unknowingly to her, took her to the notorious Jleeb area to be sold by the cab driver under the pretense that he was taking her to her Embassy.

This is nothing new to hear or read about in Kuwait, on several occasions we have spotted runways maids outside my home in Jabriya looking for help or directions to get their embasssies  (this act alone makes them vulnerable to untrustworthy cab drivers or to passerby motorists who can easily take advantage of them).

As we all know there are various reasons why a maid may runway but what is being done to make sure that stories like that in the Kuwait Times are at least minimized? Where are the police that are supposed to be making sure that everyone is safe?

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