We got invited for the press conference for the new Kuwait radio station FM 103.7 show so called “Al Gayla” at Lenôtre.“Al Gayla” is a traditional Kuwaiti term meaning noon time or mid day, I liked the name. Al Gayla radio show will be aired on Sunday 2nd of October from 1 PM to 3 PM.It will be presented by the famous radio presenters “Mic_Embalta3″ and Tallah Al Yagout, these guys know how to make me laugh out loud, they were in “Dewaneya” show on Marina FM 88.8.
The name “Al Gayla” was chosen because of the broadcasting time and to promote traditional Kuwaiti terms. As for the camel logo, they said they wanted to deliver the sense of humor.The show will talk about different sports (Soccer, basketball, car racing..etc) and will invite international sport stars, also many topics will be aired and discussed. Guess what? The show introduction will be made by Kuwaiti rappers Army Of One, this is cool.Many people from the media and the press were at the event, I’m glad the Ministry of Information organized this event.Al Gayla is sponsored by VIVA and Bayan Dental.
I came to know about the first online pharmacy in Kuwait so called “Dowa.co”, the owners asked us to try out their website and give our feedback.
Find our video review, we generally liked the idea, there are still some more enhancements needed for the website like including the side-effects of all medications and expand the medications list, but I suspect the owners are currently working on that.
We paid a little visit to Beit Al Sadu, translates as House of Traditional Weaving, The term “Sadu” is an old Kuwaiti word for “Weaving Process” which was an old craft in Kuwait.
I like to visit traditional places, or whats left of them, to connect to the old Kuwait and to promote our heritage and help younger generations and expatriates get an idea of Kuwait’s past.
The story’s behind Beit Al Sadu is quite interesting; It was built in 1936 by Yousef Al Marzouk, he built it with stone using concrete to reinforce its structure – the first such house in Kuwait – and was constructed by Rashid Al Banai.
Stepping inside, I could sense the old past, I saw four open courtyards (Housh), luckily the house was bought by Kuwaiti government in 1976 and preserved since then. I noticed the Indian style decorations such as doors and windows.
In 1978, the house was used for the weaving project; a private initiative by group of Kuwaitis to preserve the art of weaving.
I saw many traditional customs made by the weaving, there were two types of weaving in Kuwait; The nomadic Bedouin which was carried by a women, and the Urban which was made by Men.
The woven items such as the tent and its colorful dividers, storage bags, animal trappings, and horizontal ground loom. Urban weaving used for bisht (man’s cloak) and woman caftans.
A friend of mine who works in Ministry of Electricity and Water sent me a photo for solar panels installed at the roof of government building, and said the government plan to use solar power for all other government buildings instead of traditional electric power, this will help save 10% from power consumption.
I’m so happy they finally took the first step after many years, we have hot sunny days and plenty of sun light and we are suffering from power shortage. I have also noticed that some solar panels were installed for the light posts.