Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wanting to Rent an Apartment or Villa in Kuwait?

Horizon Q8
Kuwait Real Estate
Just Landed [link]
Q8 Property [link]
Q8 Realtor [link]



And every foreigner's friendly favourite Abdul Latif ;O) at http://www.northernstarkuwait.com/ Call 25639183/4/7 or email: northernstarest@hotmail.com.



For Brits Missing a Little Taste of Home Try Lulu Hypermarket


I found the bread post on Danderma's blog. Woohoo! She found fresh Kingsmill being sold at Lulu's. Must be the Gurain branch as didn't find any in Shuwaikh :O(















Lulu Hypermarket have a large range of British goodies and just found these in Shuwaikh. May have to restart my fourth diet of the month.. or not :O)
They have WeightWatchers desserts, Linda McCartney vegetarian dishes, Skinny Cows and some really yummy fat treats by Mr Kipling :O)
















UPDATE:
Just got back from Gurain branch (sometimes spelled Qurain) and they have 'the' most amazing range of goodies - I was in shopper's heaven.
Lucozade, beef sausages, loads of varieties of Kingsmill bread, crumpets, muffins, Lemon meringue pie, Jam Roly Poly and the list goes on...Thanx to Anonymous and Babbleq8 for expanding the list below in comments.

To get there take the 40 from the city heading to Ahmadi turn off at exit 208 Gurain and Qusor, keep right, go straight for approx 700 metres (you can the see Lulu's from the roundabout ahead of you on left) at small roundabout take last exit  take first right and parking is about 300 metres down the road. There's valet parking for the Jimmy Choo wearers.

This last one's for PMS days :O)

My apologies to Mr Lulu Hypermarket I did notice the no photography signs but thought these needed sharing with the people. Sorry :OD. And thank you for this wonderful range will tell all my buddies in an effort to have you restock these items :OD

Paintball Offer with your Sultan Center Points Card

Sunday, August 29, 2010

After much criticism Saudi Arabia becomes largest donor to Pakistan














Saudi Arabia, the Gulf’s wealthiest state, has overtaken the US as the largest donor to Pakistan’s flood relief effort after pledging $105m in aid to the stricken country.
The oil-rich country, whose population has separately raised $19m, made the pledge following criticism that Muslim countries were not giving enough to victims of the disaster.
According to UN records, Kuwait was previously the largest donor among Muslim nations after contributing $5m to the Islamic state.
An estimated 20 million people have been affected by the massive flooding, with the death toll reaching 1,500. A second wave of flooding has hit new areas and, with several weeks of the monsoon season to run, the crisis is expected to spread. A number of cholera cases have been confirmed.
Until now, the US has been the largest contributor to relief efforts, pledging $76m. In total, an estimated $466m has been pledged so far, an aid contribution that pales in comparison to previous large scale disasters.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Quran Kareem Calligraphy Exhibition at 360 Mall

























This weekend check the beautiful collection of Quran Kareem and authentic Arabian calligraphy art pieces at the Main Atrium in 360 Mall displayed by Al Heroof Center. And according to 360 Mall FB page you can also have your name written with font of your choice for free!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

World's Largest Malignant Tumour- Unbelievable!

Doctors in Argentina have removed what they think is the world's largest malignant tumour from the body of a 54-year old woman.
Weighing a shocking 23kg, the tumour had been growing inside the woman's womb for a year and a half and took four hours to remove.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LWDLIK- If this doesn't get you in for a Pap smear nothing will!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gergian party at The Scientific Center, Salmiya

Gergian @ TSCK, Thursday 26 August from 9:00PM – 11:30PM

Bu Tubaila, Art Activity – boys decorate a moneybox, girls will make a model of puppet in traditional custom, Competition & Prizes, Decorating Girgiaan Bags, Distribution of Girgaian.

Gergian is a bit like Halloween, the kids dress up and go house to house collecting sweets. It is always the 13th-15th day of Ramadan. Send your kids along to TSCK in a Gergian outfit (some cheap ones at Samiya Souk) and let them join in a fun cultural evening.

Gergian celebrations at 360 Mall tomorrow night 9.30PM












Enjoy amazing beats with Bo Tbailah and colourful Gergian celebration at 9.30pm in the Main Atrium.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Playground Event for Bayt Abdulla @ 360 Mall












Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice has been designed to accommodate the needs of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families, in Kuwait. The hospice building itself is part of a continuum of care that offers children and their families the maximum freedom of choice without compromising the quality of that care, whether at home in hospital or within the hospice itself. This fully comprehensive service will offer day care facilities, residential respite, emergency and terminal care. The design has focused on the needs of children and their families with the emphasis on an attractive, child friendly, inter-active environment and a comfortable, homely atmosphere, supported by trained, highly skilled pediatric nursing and medical staff.

This Wednesday 8:00 pm and for 4 days @ 360 MALL (Exhibition & Event Hall), Media Production group has organized a charity event for the Bayt Abdullah Children. They need all the support they can get!!

The event will include:
•Buying stickers and place them on the huge playground canvas on the wall
•Have your children play at the playground, gym, trampoline and more
•Or have your child’s face painted, the child played with, watched over and taken through the event
•Or join the cup cake decoration festival where you & your child can decorate your own cup cakes
• Amazing lighting, interactive floor and sounds
• 360 Mall has donated the Exhibition hall

Thanks Snow in Q8 and QPath noble cause.

Iran inaugurates nation's first unmanned bomber










This photo released by the Iranian Defense Ministry, shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday inaugurated the country's first domestically built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.
The 4-meter-long drone aircraft can carry up to four cruise missiles and will have a range of 620 miles (1,000 kilometers), according to a state TV report — not far enough to reach arch enemy Israel.

To read more [link]

LWDLIK- Finding this disturbing.


Friday, August 20, 2010

10 year old British/Kuwaiti Boy Hailed As 'Next Picasso'

A British schoolboy has stunned the art world by producing paintings that look like Picasso's. Hamad Al Humaidhan, has already been snapped up by an international art agency despite still being at primary school.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-10787585


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


More of Hamad's work on http://www.ukfinearts.com/
Hamad Al Humaidhan, born 11 September 1999, draws much of his inspiration from browsing through his father’s collection of art books. The 10 year old artist has caused an international sensation with his Picasso like paintings.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Viva Kuwait sponsors Al Roudan Football Tournament 2010

 In support of Kuwaiti athletes Viva Kuwait is sponsoring the 31st annual Al Roudan Indoor Football Tournament. Traditionally held during the holy month of Ramadan, it is a tribute to the late Abdullah Meshary Al Roudan, and honors the first generation of Kuwaitis who founded the modern State of Kuwait.

Due to the impressive success the Al Roudan Tournament achieved last year, organizers have invited athletes from other Gulf countries to participate in this year's activities. Professional football players will also be included in the line up of athletes. 40 teams will participate in this year's tournament, with valuable prizes on offer.

Viva Kuwait shares with the Al Roudan Tournament the commitment to motivate and support Kuwaiti athletes in enhancing their skills, whether through their direct participation, or through interaction with foreign players who have had a positive influence on the tournament in past years.

More details on Viva [link] or http://www.alroudanfootball.com/ sorry the website is in Arabic but if you're football crazy get a friend to translate.

The Youngest Arab Entrepreneur: A 14 Year Old Kuwaiti Who's Achieved 800,000 Downloads For His iPhone App

His name is Abdulrahman AlZanki and yes he is 14 and yes he is Kuwaiti and yes he is a teenager and yes he rides BMX bikes and yes he develops iPhone apps and yes he learned it alone and yes his iPhone game reached 800,000 downloads.

Abdulrahman AlZanki might be the youngest Arab and Muslim entrepreneur at the age of 14 (as far as we know) and he is still in 10th grade but aims to go to Stanford once he finishes his high school. (I do not think he will have any problem getting full scholarship.)
At the age of 11 he started to learn how to make websites, according to Kuwaiti blog p0ach, he always loved playing games but always wondered how these games are made! So it took him 2 weeks to finish his first iPhone game, he didn’t have any programing experience before that, he learned it all by himself.
His flagship free iPhone app Doodle Destroy was his most successful app, the game offers its players a goal to keep the blue cube on the gray blocks. Tap to destroy the red blocks. While at it, the other blocks may fall or tip over based on real physics action. Good timing and smart thinking will help you to complete your goal.
With over 800,000 downloads Doodle Destroy reached the top 50 in the US App Store. It also reached the top 5 in many other countries in Europe. Doodle Destroy is averaging about 20,000 downloads per day. His other game “DoodleBounce” was also successful -Top 5- in Canada.
Doodle Destroy is not the only iPhone game developed by Abdulrahman there many more with a price range of 0.99 cents: Doodle Destroy 2, BowAndArrow 2 , Lines Remover, Flying Taxi, Monkey Mood, Wood Destoryer, Lines Remover 2, Blocks Destoryer2, and Ibannana.
The story of Abdulrahman shows that self driven interest and determination are the main ingredients for success, he made this achievement at the age of 14 while many computer science graduates at the age of 23+ around the world can not write a single clean line of code!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2nd Ramadan STARS Squash Tournament

Hotline :+(965) 99668248 & +(965) 9449 4711
Facebook page [link]

India unveils $30 tablet PC with Android OS , a rival to iPad

Wow! Impressive..

Kindle and iPad Screens Under the Microscope

Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad. As you see in the photos, the closer you get, the more interesting things become.










Above are pictures snapped at “about 26x” (the Kindle is on the left). So far, so expected, right? The Kindle’s e-ink display looks almost the same as it does to the naked eye, although one surprise is just how well the iPad’s anti-aliasing works to keep the text smooth, even though the pixels are clearly visible as jagged squares.










Jack things up to 400x and it gets a whole lot weirder. On the left again is the Kindle (400x). It resembles a bowl of sugar, or at least like some ink splattered on gray paper. It “looks almost organic”. Compare that to the iPad’s display at 375x, whose sharp edges and primary colors look more like a 1970s arcade game.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Egyptian police nab Kuwaiti co-op manager carrying drugs in bag

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: The Egyptian police arrested a Kuwaiti man, manager of a cooperative society for possessing narcotic pills, reports Al-Sha-hed daily.
The arrest came when the man was on his way to Kuwait. It has been reported the Cairo airport police are said to have seized from the man thousands of narcotic pills which were hidden in his bag.
The daily added the man tried in vain to bribe an Egyptian security officer. The man was remanded to police custody for three days.
However, his release came following the alleged intervention of an influential relative. The relative and suspect are said to have arrived in Kuwait but they will be referred for interrogation after the Kuwaiti Interpol receives a detailed report on the incident from their Egyptian counterpart.

LWDLIK- What's the betting we never hear about this again! Instead why not plaster his pic and the influential person's pic all over the daily locals, then prosecute them both and throw away the key.. Tsk..tsk and in Ramadan too.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Elaine Davidson is the "Most Pierced Woman" according to the Guinness World Records.

When examined by a Guinness World Record official in May 2000, Davidson had 462 piercings, with 192 in her face alone. By August 9, 2001 when she was re-examined she was found to have 720 piercings.
Performing at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005, the Guardian reported that she now had 3,950 body piercings.
She has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body - 500 in all, externally and internally. The total weight of her jewelry is estimated to be about 3 kilograms. As of May 2008, Davidson's piercings total 5,920. As of Feb. 2009 her piercings total 6,005. In March 2010, Elaine reported a total of 6,725 piercings.
She was born in Brazil and is a former nurse. She claims she does not drink or use drugs. She now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Friday, August 13, 2010

The Palms Hotel Special Offers for Ramadan. 20% discount on their club membership if you join in August :O)

Or if you are a single female I know of someone who has a year membership for sale at half-price contact me LWDLIK@gmail.com (just joined for the year and is now moving to Abu Dhabi, Palms will let her transfer the year long membership)


Thursday, August 12, 2010

A chance to win an iPad or an iPhone daily with every KD 20 spent at Atyab Al Marshoud

Atyab Al Marshoud has some lovely traditional (calorie-free) gifts.
Atyab Al Marshoud Company was established by Sulaiman Al Marshoud (God rest his soul) in the year 1925. The company was the first of its kind in Kuwait. It’s still run till this day by his children and grandchildren, who offer personal and specialized services for there customers. Atyab Al Marshoud is a distinguished brand name in Kuwait; it’s known for its bukhoor (incense) and Eastern perfumes. They are an integral part of Arabic traditions where it was only used for special occasion like weddings and Eid. Due to its rarity and expense it was used only by royalty for centuries. Al Marshoud made these products accessible to all by making new blends that are less expensive and lighter for daily use. Today bukhoor and Arabic perfumes are used commonly everyday in Arabian households.
They have a showrooms in most of the large malls inc. Marina (next to Hallmark cards), Fanar, Avenues (upstairs in phase 1), Mohallab, Salhiya.

For more details http://www.atyabalmarshoud.com/

Opening of their new branch in Salhiya

NBK invites doctors from Great Ormond Street Hospital to practice at NBK’s Children’s Hospital


National Bank of Kuwait announces that in line with its extensive and deep rooted commitment to the community, it has invited a team of specialist from Great Ormond Street Hospital U.K to take up residence at the NBK Children’s Hospital. The aim of this, first of its kind endeavor, is to ensure to extend the latest expertise and cures in blood disorders such as Leukemia to the children of the hospital stricken with this illness among other conditions. “The science of blood disorders forces the medical community to keep constant vigil regarding the latest studies and treatments, especially for those children innocently suffering from these types of diseases” stated Hilal Al Sayer Minister of Health adding “which is why NBK has so graciously offered to undertake this selfless act of covering the costs of having this team of doctors join the already talented headboard of doctors” while Isam Al Sager CEO of NBK stated that “the NBK Children’s hospital is a pivotal milestone in the country’s application of Corporate Social Responsibility, far surpassing the citizens expectations, we are committed and proud to do so if it means our future generations are taken care of”.
NBK is the bank which consistently strives to participate in supporting the community and promoting awareness on all matters, being the bank most deeply engrained in Community Social Responsibility for a great number of years.

LWDLIK- WTG NBK and Minister of Health Dr Hilal Sayer :O) For those who might not know Great Ormond Street is one of the finest (if not THE finest) children's hospitals in the world.

Join Others For a Jog or Study Certified Fitness Training & Fitness Nutrition Courses at AYMSTRONG


A great place to encourage fitness and good health. Yousef Al Qanai is a runner and a fitness expert who with a team of qualified professionals has set up Aymstrong. Their philosophy is to guide and empower their clients to develop themselves through a community of qualified experts, events and activities in the field of health, fitness and human development.
Yousef spent his early years as an obese kid thinking he had nothing to live for and no purpose in life, he has made a change to himself and vowed to learn health & fitness in order to inspire people. He studied fitness and earned his certification from the International Sports and Sciences Association (ISSA) as the first Kuwaiti certified from the ISSA.He believes that health & fitness is a lifestyle before it is an education.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”- Andre Gide

Yousef says "Simply… take risks in life and if it takes you out of your comfort zone be sure it's nothing but the process of success".

To get on board check out their website for more details http://www.aymstrong.com/

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saudis to test world's largest clock in Mecca during Ramadan

 The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia stands over the holy Kabaa. Saudi Arabia will test what it is billing as the world's largest clock during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Fairytale chandeliers and other adorable vintage and hand-made items.


















Better than a tea party at your kitchen table is having one on the ceiling! These handmade, fairytale-inspired chandeliers by Etsy artist for Whimsical Collections will escort your imagination to a world where the Queen of Hearts reigns, where white rabbits run late and where roses must be painted red.
The child-friendly chandeliers feature themes like the circus, memorable storybook characters like the Frog Prince and Humpty-Dumpty and iconic designs like Alice and Wonderland-style tea party dishes.
The fairytale chandeliers are sold in upscale children’s stores, but they can also be purchased directly from the whimsicalcollections online store.

Just when I thought I'd overcome my online shopping addiction I find this adorable site with hand-made, vintage and really gorgeous items to fall in love with and buy http://www.etsy.com/.

Tribute To An Opulent Age -Treasury of The World Exhibition - An interview with Sheikha Hussah Al-Sabah, who is director and co-owner of this incredibly beautiful and important collection
























It is the most lavish display of historic jewellery ever seen in Malaysia.
Ms Kamal (the interviewer) finds out more about the exhibition on show in Malaysia from co-owner Sheikha Hussah al-Salim al-Sabah.

-She's the epitome of elegance in her casual grey tunic top, embellished only by a stylish striped scarf around the neck. Half expecting to see the gleam of Mughal jewels peeking from somewhere about her, I was disappointed.

The only bling that Sheikha Hussah al-Salim al-Sabah — director of the Dar al-Athar al- Islamiyyah (Kuwait Museum of Islamic Art) and whose personal collection of Mughal jewelled art is on display at the Islamic Arts Museum — is sporting are the diamonds in her ears. And they’re definitely not from the 14th century.

“I did use to carry one of the objects, a powder flask, which I turned into an evening bag,” concedes Sheikha Hussah with a sheepish smile. “But then, my husband and I decided that it didn’t deserve to be treated so casually, so it went into the collection. Anyway, I enjoy it more in the museum.”

The Mughal collection comprises elaborate necklaces, thick bracelets, plume-like turban ornaments, protective rings for archery, hookah mouthpieces and elongated hair ornaments, as well as jewel-encrusted boxes, fly whisks, dozens of swords and daggers and scabbards. But all these represent only a fraction of the al-Sabah collection, which, in total amounts to 30,000 pieces.“

Actually, the collector is my husband. I’m only the collection’s director,” confides this mother of six.























































Her interests were totally different to begin with. "I was more into modern American art, pop art in particular.
But when my husband bought the first object in 1975, a 14th century enamelled glass bottle, I sort of saw everything that I loved in the modern movement in it — the abstraction was already inherent in that piece.
It sparked the imagination and our intellectual curiosity was aroused. Then we got fascinated by Islamic art.”

The exhibition, Treasury of the World: Jeweled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals, takes its title, ‘Treasury of the World’ from the English ambassador to the Mughal court, Sir Thomas Roe (1580-1644), whose keen observations were an invaluable source of information on the culture of the times.

In a letter written on Oct 30, 1616, to Prince Charles (later King Charles I), he described the emperor Jahangir: “In jewels (which is one of his felicityes) he is the treasury of the world.”

Over the past 10 years, the exhibition has travelled to a number of leading cultural institutions, including the Louvre and the British Museum. Kuala Lumpur is the final stop and is, incidentally, the first exhibition venue on Muslim soil.

“There are many aspects to this collection in terms of the historic value and in terms of what it means to bring it here to Malaysia,” says Sheikha Hussah, a graduate of English Literature from Kuwait University. “Let’s start with the Kuwaiti-Malaysian relationship and cultural exchanges. It started when the Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia opened in 1999. We were the first country to lend an exhibition to inaugurate its opening. We wanted to continue this special cultural relationship between the two countries and the two institutions; the Al Bukhari Institution and the al-Sabah collection.”

Through this travelling exhibition, she’s also hoping to introduce to the world the other face of Kuwait –– not only as a small country known for its oil production but as a city that’s a patron of art and culture.

This exhibition, says Sheikha Hussah, who’s a board member on Kuwait’s Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, isn’t only a celebration of Mughal artistry and creative work, but is also a nod to the creativity of the unsung heroes, the craftsmen and artists who sit in their small workshops producing these magnificent works of art.“This is a tribute to them. They produce something that’s everlasting, appreciated and respected — so to them we bow.”

Her personal favourite from the Treasury of the World collection is a special dagger from the period of Emperor Akhbar. “This has a special significance because it was stolen during the occupation of Kuwait. It went to Baghdad and somehow popped up at an auction in London for us to identify. The piece was eventually withdrawn and returned to us. It was a very happy end to a sad story.”

But, adds Sheikha Hussah, they’re still missing 58 objects. “One of them is a hexagonal-shaped emerald, which carries the Ayat Kursi. Imagine if you destroy this object, cut it into pieces and sell it by the carat — the historic value would be lost.” Are she and her husband on a quest to locate it? She shakes her head, suddenly looking wistful. “No, but whoever has it, I hope they’ll look after it. These objects are not possessions but are possessors of something more enduring and valuable. Whoever has it should share it with others to enjoy. That’s why our private collection has become a public one. We want others to share the pleasures that we’ve had.”

Constantly surrounded by objects of immense beauty, what’s Sheikha Hussah’s idea of beauty?
She flashes her elegant smile. “For me, it’s these exhilarating feelings that arise when you look at an object and you try to read it or engage it in a dialogue and you end up forming a relationship with it.”

Sensing my confusion, she elaborates: “There are not just objects. They speak to you. The more you look at them, the more you want to know how they were made, what material, which period, who made them, and why they were made in that way. All these factors contribute to your appreciation of the piece.”

It’s not easy being a collector, confides Sheika Hussah, who comes from a family of 12 siblings and dreamt of being a ballerina as a child. “One has to read a lot, do comparisons, go on excavations, visit other institutions and exchange notes. And when all of this is done, you also have to find the pieces which will fill in the gaps in the collection.

For instance, our collection spans from Spain to China and historically, from the 8th century to 18th century. But there are certain areas that aren’t well represented. The challenge is to find pieces from these unknown regions. The other challenge is the scarcity of these objects. Then there’s the price element. It’s good and bad news but at least there’s an interest in Islamic art, and museums are opening around the Gulf areas.”

Sheikha Hussah continues to work towards the larger goal of re-opening the Al-Sabah Collection in its former home in the Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait Museum Complex, which was destroyed a decade ago.


LWDLIK- Can't wait to see this back in Kuwait. Sounds fabulous!

Iftar and Ghabqa Dinner Choices Around Kuwait

All restaurants will be serving iftar this month and a majority have ghabqa (traditional evening meal during Ramadan) with an array of Ramadan goodies to eat. Some restaurants have Ramadan tents and shisha available and/or live music. A lovely, traditional experience and a great place to hang out for the evening.

LWDLIK UPDATE 13/8/10 - Have just read an article that states that dancing and music by more than one instrument is banned! Best to call the venues below to double check to avoid being disappointed.

Radisson SAS- Enjoy sumptuous iftar meals at Al Bustan Restaurant, offering customary Arabic delicacies as well as international flavors with live cooking stations, delightful Arabic sweets, accompanied by traditional drinks. Complete your experience with exquisitely flavored shisha under the stars open from sunset till 1230 hours.
For reservation and more details, please contact
Al Bustan Restaurant: 965 2567 3410


Sahara Kuwait Resort- Is planning to host Iftar and Ghabqa daily. Ghabqa from 9PM in the Ramadan tent where a special selection of Ramadan foods, sweets and drinks will be available accompanied by the Aleppo Musical Band performing folklore music and Molawiyah encircling dance. http://www.saharakuwait.com/ or call 1840084.

There's also Marina Hotel, Salmiya which has a very nice ghabqa too. But most large hotels will go all out and provide a traditional , enjoyable atmosphere. Remember ghabqa is usually a later meal so if you go before 9PM you might be the only one there.


Crowne Plaza has an amazing offer 100% credit back for another meal at their restaurants. Call 24757775 for more details.













At 360 Mall





Enjoy healthy iftar set menu at Zahr El Laymoun Lebanese grill kitchen in 360 Mall for 6 KD per person, call 25309511
Palms Offers
Feel like staying home? These are the new Ramadan timings for http://www.6alabat.com/
Opening/ordering tiimings during Ramadan:
11th August To 25th August: 12:00PM To 2:30AM
26th August To 9th September: 12:00PM To 2:45AM
If you still don't know 6alabat.com is  it's a great online ordering site for lots and lots of great home delivery restaurants here. Simply sign-up and order. Pay for order when it arrives.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Al Zuhair Holistic Medicine Center
















What's Holistic Medicine and What are the Different Types?

Definitions:

Holistic Medicine- is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person. That is, instead of treating an illness, as in orthodox allopathy, holistic medicine looks at an individual's over-all physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being before recommending treatment. A practitioner with a holistic approach treats the symptoms of illness as well as looking for the underlying cause of the illness. Holistic medicine also attempts to prevent illness by placing a greater emphasis on optimizing health. The body's systems are seen as interdependent parts of the person's whole being. Its natural state is one of health, and an illness or disease is an imbalance in the body's systems. Holistic therapies tend to emphasize proper nutrition and avoidance of substances—such as chemicals—that pollute the body. Their techniques are non-invasive.

Ayurvedic Medicine- is the indigenous Indian holistic medical system based on achieving physical and mental harmony with nature through herbal medicines and is considered to be the world's oldest healthcare system. Derived from the Sanskrit word Ayurveda, meaning the "science of life”, it is the only Prevention oriented Herbal medical Health care system which gives equal importance for a healthy person to maintain his health and a sickly to get rid of the root cause of a disease rather than the symptoms. Ayurvedic system strives to create harmony between the body, mind, and spirit, maintaining this balance prevents illness and contributes to a healthy long life.

Homeopathic Medicine- the term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances. This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century.

Nutrition- is the balance of good nutrition to help prevent disease and promote health. There are six categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from food: protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibers, vitamins and minerals, and water.

Siam Reiki Energy- is made available to you only by the attunement process in a course with a qualified Reiki Master Teacher. But it is easy to learn and to use; the course is fun and interesting with no writing or memorizing necessary, and benefits will begin immediately. Regardless of beliefs, skepticism or fears of inadequacy, students will be channeling energy from higher planes to heal themselves and their friends and family right away, with noticeable results.

Reflexology- is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness. Reflexologists work from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location.Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging the flow of blood. In the process, reflexology not only quells the sensation of pain, but relieves the source of the pain as well.

Interested? Al Zuhair Holistic Medicine Center, Area 3, Street 6, Aknan Clinic Tower-1st Floor, Salmiya, Kuwait. Phone: 22274800.
Website http://www.alzuhairholistic.com/

Ramadan Kareem To All

Invasion of Kuwait on BBC news service today

For anyone who was here during that time, either Kuwaiti or expat, this interview with Salem Alanizi and a British female, who was taken hostage, will take you right back to that time [link]
There is also a book 'Letter Home' by Karen Alanizi that was written by Salem's British wife. A compelling true story of Karen Alanizi, and her Kuwaiti husband Salem during the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Based on a letter written to her family in England her story reveals the heart-wrenching emotions, fears and the often amusing and sometimes bizarre side of life during the Iraqi occupation. She describes the desperation of their separation, and the journeys that eventually re-unite them in England. As the Gulf War unfolds they fear for their family and friends left behind in Kuwait and wait impatiently for the Liberation of the country that they love so much.



















The book is available on Amazon [link] or you live in Kuwait then email me LWDLIK@gmail.com I'll arrange a signed copy from Karen.

About the Author
Born and raised in the south of England, Karen Ford met her Kuwaiti born husband while he was studying in the United Kingdom. Six months later they married; she became Karen Alanizi and left for Kuwait to begin their new life together. Faced with the barriers of living in a country with a different language, religion and culture she slowly adapted to her new way of life and discovered that compromise is a major component in a successful mixed marriage! Together Karen and Salem experienced the emotional upheaval of the Iraqi Invasion and the second Gulf War and after twenty nine years of marriage they still live together happily in Kuwait.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ramadan Arabic courses at AWARE

The AWARE Management Ramadan Arabic language courses begins today and runs until Sept 16, 2010 AWARE Arabic language courses are designed with the expat in mind. The environment is relaxed and courses are designed for those wanting to learn Arabic for travel, cultural understanding and conducting business or simply to become more involved in the community. We cater to teachers, travelers and those working in the private business sector.

AWARE Arabic courses highlight:
* Introductory to Level 4 Arabic language basics; * Better prepare you for speaking, reading and writing Arabic; * Combine language learning with cultural insights; * Taught in multi-nationality group settings; * Provide opportunities to interact with Western expatriates and native Kuwaitis/Arabs.
Course schedule
1. Introductory Arabic (6-week course) Morning; Sunday and Tuesday - 11:00 am-12:00 noon; Sunday, Aug 8 - Tuesday, Sept 14, 2010. 2. Introductory Arabic (6-week course) evening; Monday and Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 pm, Ramadan timing (8:30 pm-9:30 pm); Monday, Aug 9, Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010. 3. Introductory Arabic (6-week course) Morning; Thursday, 10:00-12:00 noon, Ramadan timing (11:00 am-1:00 pm); Aug 12 - Sept 16, 2010. 4. Introductory Arabic (6-week course) evening; Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm, Ramadan timing (8:00 pm-10:00 pm); Aug 12 - Sept 16. 5. Level 1 (6-week course) Morning; Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 am-12:00 noon; Monday, Aug 9, Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010. 6. Level 1 (6-week course) evening; Sunday and Tuesday, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm; Sunday, Aug 8 - Tuesday, Sept 14. 7. Level 1 (6-week course) Morning; Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 noon; Aug 12 - Sept 16; 8. Level 1 (6-week course); Thursday, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Ramadan timing (8:00 pm-10:00 pm); Aug 12 - Sept 16. 9. Level 2A (6-week course) evening; Sunday and Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 pm, Ramadan timing (8:30 pm-10:00 pm); Sunday, Aug 8 - Tuesday, September 14. 10. Level 2B (6-week course) evening; Monday and Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 pm, Ramadan timing 8:30 pm-10:00 pm; Monday, Aug 9 - Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010. 11. Kuwaiti Dialect (6-week course) evening; Every Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 pm, Ramadan timing (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm); Aug 11 till September 15, 2010.

Levels 3A, 3B and 4 will be offered after Ramadan.

For more information and registration, call 25335260/80 ext 105 or 0 or e-mail: htaware.hassan@gmail.com or log onto: http://www.aware.com.kw/

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