Monday, May 31, 2010

Gypsy Passion back by demand..

Gypsy Passion is a journey that takes us to the heart of Flamenco. Flamenco is an individualistic, yet structured folk art from Spain. The song, dance and guitar are blended together by the passionate rhythms of southern Spain which is flamenco's geographical birthplace. Gypsies say that Flamenco is in the blood, but Spain’s most famous poet and writer Federico Garcia Lorca, called flamenco one of the most gigantic inventions of the Spanish people. The tragic lyrics and tones of flamenco clearly reflect the sufferings and passionate emotions of the different cultures that blended and came to be what the Iberian Peninsula is today.

Gypsy Passion incorporates music, dance and the poetry of Federico García Lorca to create a dream like state which takes us into de soul of the emotions expressed in flamenco: love, pain, death, passion, desire and longing. For a preview and to learn more about Ana see her blogspot [link]

The Kuwait Little Theatre on June 11th, curtain up at 7.30pm.

Please reserve your tickets on-line and you can pay at the door once you have reserved tickets. [link] for directions and map.

Thanks Ana :O)

Great competition and prices at Atlantis Dubai this summer..

Win the holiday of a lifetime for you and 9 friends and family at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai for 5 nights in 5 deluxe rooms. The prize includes round-trip economy air, luxurious airport transfers, breakfast daily, dinner for 10 at Ronda Locatelli and 10 Dolphin Encounters at Dolphin Bay. All you have to do is make a video of why you think you, family and friends deserve this holiday [link] Good luck!

Best pancake recipe ever..

• 3 large eggs
• 115g/4oz plain flour
• 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
• 140ml/5fl oz milk
• a pinch of salt
These American pancakes are great! Instead of being thin and silky like French crêpes, they are wonderfully fluffy and thick and can be made to perfection straight away.

First seperate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another. Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter. Whisk the whites with the salt until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter – it is now ready to use.

Heat a good non-stick pan on a medium heat. Pour some of your batter into the pan and fry for a couple of minutes until it starts to look golden and firm. At this point  loosen with a spatula and flip the pancake over (if you wish to add blueberries, banana or whatever do so now on uncooked side, personally I like my fruit seperate). Continue frying until both sides are golden.

You can make these pancakes large or small, to your liking. You can serve them simply doused in maple syrup or, as I like to do them, add a teaspoon of sugar to the batter along with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and rind of an orange. Cook, then before serving add some honey and fresh orange wedges. YUM!
Be experimental try buttermilk instead of regular milk or for some naughtiness add some dessicated coconut to batter and slap on some Nutella after it's cooked... it's up to you.

When I'm in a hurry, which is most mornings,  I don't seperate eggs just throw it all in together not as fluffy but taste good.

Thank you Jamie Oliver and me :O)

Hope you enjoy them Lorie x

Blogging in Kuwait

Blogging everywhere is very popular. Bloggers put down their thoughts, interests, offer info, political freedom, highlight events and find their niche among like-minded persons/readers.
It is particularly handy in Kuwait as visitors can quickly get acquainted with the local scene (especially as there isn't a Timeout Kuwait .. Yet) and residents can get updated and stay connected.

You can find reviews on the best burger joints, boys' toys, etc at

Local and global fashion updates by the very 'with it'

Health and fitness info

Foodie blogs like the brilliantly, talented gourmand (I take my hat off to you Ansam)

Events in Kuwait

And last but not certainly not least  a hilarious account of day-to-day life here in sunny Kuwait.

In fact there are blogs to cater for everyone's tastes. I think of them as free magazines..Enjoy :O)


Italian Design Furniture Exhibition

Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmed Theatre, Salmiya.
May31st-June 3rd 2010 from 10am-10pm.

As a lover of anything Italian (let me re-phrase that one) as an admirer of all things Italian (sounds slightly better) this is worth a visit if only to peruse and steal some ideas. And it's open all day :O)
There is a lovely Italian blog here in Kuwait that promotes Italy and Italian events here

Sunday, May 30, 2010


The Kuwait International Fair Company will hold Outlet 2010, an event that will be held on May 20 – June 5, 2010 in halls 5 at the Kuwait International Fairgrounds in Mishref. The main participants will be companies that have high-end brand names in the clothing, furniture, electronics, footwear and other retail sectors. The objective of this event is to provide potential exhibitors the space to sell products they have stored in stock. The event will have an assortment of visitors who will be more than willing to buy luxurious products at a discounted price.

ZAIN Photo competition

Zain are having a Photography competition, you can participate in it with your best shots and have a chance to win $10,000! Contest winners will also have the chance to work with Zain on future commercial projects.

All you have to do is fill in the application form and follow the terms and conditions. All entries must be submitted in person to Zain’s main branch in Shuwaikh. Please note that the last day for submissions will be June 10th, 2010.
There are three categories in the contest, which are: Portraits, Details and Macro Photography, and Electronic Devices. Every applicant can participate in at most 2 shots for each category.
The contest's cash prizes are:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd place: $5,000
3rd Place: $2,500

The best entries will be on display at 360 Mall from June 24th – 26th.

LWDLIK- So what are you waiting for..

Unbelievable! A smoking 2 year old child

Wow! 45% divorce rate in Kuwait makes them No.1 in the Gulf and No.2 globally..

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: Muslim scholar and researcher Sheikh Radhi Habib has attributed the high rate of divorce in the Kuwaiti society to continuous reporting of matrimonial problems by couples in police stations, reports Al-Anba daily.
Sheikh Habib noted that recent statistics released by the Legal Documentation Department at the Justice Ministry indicates the country has recorded 49,000 divorces in the last 10 years. He added another social study also revealed that 45 percent of Kuwaiti men and women- about half of the society, are involved in divorce cases.
He stated Kuwait is first in the Arabian Gulf and second globally in divorce cases. He went on to express concern over the level of divorce and accompanying devastation, as it remains a major stumbling block against family growth and development. He added that Islam guides against this untoward phenomenon by considering it as ‘the less fancied permitted action’ for Muslims.
The Muslim researcher reiterated the incessant reporting of matrimonial cases to police is the bane of marriages in Kuwait, where wives are fond of reporting every little action by their husbands, escalating already tensed situations.


Changed to 19th June NOT 12th.

5pm-8pm at centre court area.

World Environment Day (WED) 2010 is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action.
Through WED, we are able to give a human face to environmental issues and enable people to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
WED is also a day for advocating partnerships among all stakeholders or perhaps, even more correctly, among all species living on this one planet and sharing a common future. Commemorated on June 5, since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
The Scientific Center of Kuwait plans to celebrate the day on June 12th changed to 19th, 2010. We have planned loads of activities for University students along with some educational presentations at the IMAX Theater, arts & crafts for kids and more!!! One of the main events will be “Decorate your Grocery Bag” where participants from various universities will decorate grocery bags with environment messages. We will create competitive environment by inviting teachers & students to support their college teams.
We will also be launching our recycling program in The Scientific Center along side MRC.

Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah last event of the season

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah cordially invites you to a Musical Concert by:
Monday, 31 May 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Moderated by: Mr. Ahmad Khajah
Place: Al-Maidan Cultural Centre – Abdullah al-Salem School,
Maidan Hawalli, Near al Sha’ab Leisure Park.
Tel: 25636528 / 25636561 Fax: 25653006

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prince of Persia movie showing today in Kuwait 27 May 2010

Which is strange as it's release date in the USA is tomorrow 28 May 2010..
This looks pretty darn awesome...

For locations and timings [link]

Gardening in Kuwait

This is a first for me! Check out their FB page and the pics..quite amazing.[link]



I think I might give it a try indoors. Something very satisfying about growing your own food.

Summer Camp Panic!

Yesterday and today I have been asked same thing 'Where's a good kid's summer camp in Kuwait?' I shall post a few links and let you decide for yourself.

Camp Oz at Palms Hotel has been running for 19 years [link]

American School Kuwait, Hawally- has both an academic summer school if your kid is lagging behind and a summer camp [link]

British School Kuwait, Salwa- [link] then choose activities and summer camp.

The Little Gym, Jabriya- has begun enrollment for Summer Camp. Camp will begin June 13th-Sept 8th
and will be from Sun-Thurs, a morning session from 9:00-12:30 and an afternoon session from 4:00-7:30, each week there's a new theme and each day the kids will swim, enjoy the gym, arts & crafts and we provide snack as well, camp is for children from 3-12yrs old - To enroll today call them at 2534 4844 or email:

Baroue at Avenues Mall- Has morning or afternoon sessions from 2-3.30 hrs long per day at varying prices starting from KD 85 for 3 weeks. Camp runs Sun-Thurs from June 13-Sept 2. Call Baroue on 22597457-60.

Kuwait English School, Salwa- Start their Summer School with two courses. Both courses last for four weeks commencing on Sunday 20th June and ending on Thursday 15th July. 8.30am until 1.30pm daily.
English Language and Activities course
* For boys and girls aged 3 – 9 years
* English Language tuition
* Music, Art, Drama, I.T., P.E. and Swimming
* Supervised trips every week
* Transportation available on request
Activities course under the supervision of fully qualified and experienced P.E. staff.
* For boys and girls aged 9 – 12 years
* Including coaching and supervision in swimming, basketball, volleyball, football, table-tennis and lots more
* Organised competitions and tournaments
* Supervised trips every week
* Transportation available on request
The cost for each course is 135KD per child and Transportation cost is 30KD per child.
Kuwait English School is located in Salwa, Area 11, Street 9
Tel. 25655216 

A song about potato salad

One of my readers sent this in. It is quite strange. Just hope my husband doesn't think I'll be doing any of these moves whilst chopping the spring onions and scooping the Hellmans.

Thank you Balvir M.

Into The Storybook

Fabulous BAIA Dance Faculty Showcase of many favourite children's stories from Wizard of Oz to harry Potter. A MUST SEE directed by Michelle Henley.

Start Time: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 2:00pm
End Time: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 8:00pm
Location: The Shakespeare Theatre, BSK, Salwa.

After the last great BAIA production 'Beauty and The Beast', which was a huge hit, this should not be missed.
Some pics below of  'Beauty and The Beast'. Fabulous costumes and fun time had by all.




Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kuwait court upholds death for 'arson' wife

(AFP) – 6 hours ago

KUWAIT CITY — The Kuwaiti appeals court on Wednesday confirmed a death sentence against a woman convicted of setting fire to the wedding tent as her husband took a second wife, killing 57 women and children, her lawyer said.
"We still believe it's a harsh sentence. We will challenge the verdict at the supreme court," Zaid al-Khabbaz told AFP by telephone after the ruling was announced.
The lower court sentenced Nasra Yussef Mohammed al-Enezi, 23, in March after convicting her of "premeditated murder and starting a fire with the intent to kill."
Enezi had denied the charge and her defence lawyers said her indictment contained no material evidence to convict her.
The August 15 inferno engulfed the women-and-children-only tent in minutes and triggered a stampede. The final death toll was 57, including Saudis and stateless Arabs as well as Kuwaitis.
Enezi was initially believed to be the groom's ex-wife but defence lawyers said she was still married to him, as men are allowed to have more than one wife in the conservative Muslim emirate.
Enezi and her husband have two children together, both of them mentally handicapped.
If her death sentence is upheld by the supreme court, she would be the first Kuwaiti woman to be executed in the Gulf state's history.
Women from other nationalities have been hanged in the past, however.
Kuwait has executed a total of 72 people, three of them women, since it introduced the death penalty some four decades ago. Most of the condemned have been convicted murderers or drug traffickers.

LWDLIK- As a mother myself and knowing how hard it can be with a normal, healthy child I can not imagine how hard it must be to have two mentally handicapped children and then learn your husband is out marrying someone else. Surely a plea of temporary insanity should be allowed. I know the death toll was very high and it must have been an horrendous way to die but still can't help but feel sorry for her. Anyone else?

Hmmm that seems expensive for a fart..

Thank you Italo's, Avenues Mall and Debs for the great lunch today and the laughs..

Learn photography with an expert..

For info on course in Kuwait [link] last day for registration is tomorrow!

Thank you again Marita and good luck :O)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Art Exhibition at BSK

I'm back..

What a great trip, felt sad to leave the UK when the weather there is so gorgeous :O(
Unlike one of our previous trips when it rained every day for 7 weeks except one, and I ruined 3 pairs of shoes and had toe fungus..I wasn't sad to leave then..

Boushahri Gallery- Opening of 2nd Ceramics Group Exhibition.

Artists from Italy, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt and Britain are displaying their artworks.
The exhibition runs through 17 June 2010.

Boushahri Art Gallery
Tel:+965 25621119
Salmiya – Baghdad St., Building 36,
in the front of AL- Laheeb Mosque.
10am – 1 pm.
5pm – 9 pm.
Closed on Friday and Thursday evening.

Below Kuwaiti artist Ibrahim I.H. Ismail and his artworks entitled The Beggar, The Dancer and The Musician.

Thank you Marita and :O)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Avenues Mall Car Park Occupied and Vacant Slots Lighting System

This is very cool and I've only just noticed it. It could have been in place a while but I've only just cottoned on. There is a lighting system installed above each car parking space. Simple green for vacant and red for occupied you can see along the whole line of spaces, it's really very cool. Saves going up and down aisles looking. As soon as a car vacates a space the light goes green. Ya gotta love Al Shaya..

Much clearer and redder in reality.

First Arab Muslim Miss America

Rima Fakih Lebanese/American.

And now a little scandle ensuing regarding her previous dancing job..

No 1 YouTube download is..

Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' video- You'll have to google this one I posted it then realised it is a little risque for Kuwait. She (?) is very talented.

Number 2 is 'Charlie bit my finger'

Number 3 is 'Evolution of dance'

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Trust me, telling fibs is sure sign of seems.

From The Sunday Times May 16, 2010

Toddlers who can fib by the time they are two could be the chief executives of tomorrow.
A five-year-old girl in the laboratory test was told not to turn round to see what soft toy was behind her. However, once her adult minder left on the excuse of taking a telephone call, she swivelled her head to look at Barney, a cuddly purple dinosaur.
When asked minutes later she denied peeking but said she thought it was Barney behind her. How did she know? “Well, God came into the room and whispered in my ear.”
Little children who tell such big fibs should not be a worry for parents. Scientists have discovered that a child who claims “the dog ate my homework” may have a future career in the City. Researchers who carried out a study of 1,200 children say the fact that a child has learnt to tell a lie shows they have reached an important step in their mental development.
A majority of the human guinea pigs aged two to 16 told porkies but it is the children with better cognitive abilities who can tell the best lies. They have developed “executive functioning”, which means they are able to keep the truth at the back of their mind so their fib sounds more convincing.
At the age of two, 20% of children will lie. This rises to 50% by three and almost 90% at four. Parents of troublesome youths may not be surprised that the curve peaks at the age of 12 when almost all of them will be deceitful. The tendency starts to fall away by the age of 16, when it is 70%.
As adulthood approaches, young people learn instead to use the less harmful “white lies” that everyone tells to avoid hurting people’s feelings.
Researchers say there is no link between telling fibs in childhood and any tendency to cheat in exams or to become a fraudster later in life. Nor does strict parenting or a religious upbringing have any impact.
Healthy, intelligent children learn to lie quicker, but parents have to learn to distinguish between the harmless make believe — such as an imaginary friend — and the fibs told to protect or better the child.
There is a “Pinocchio peak” about the age of seven after which it is hard to discern whether a boy or girl is lying without evidence.
Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University, which carried out the research, said: “You have to catch this period and use the opportunity as a teachable moment.
“You shouldn’t smack or scream at your child but you should talk about the importance of honesty and the negativity of lying. After the age of eight the opportunities are going to be very rare.”
The research team invited younger children — one at a time — to sit in a room with hidden cameras. A soft toy was placed behind them.
When the researcher briefly left the room, the children were told not to look. In nine out of 10 cases cameras caught them peeking. But when asked if they had looked, they almost always said no. They tripped themselves up when asked what they thought the toy might be. One little girl asked to place her hand underneath a blanket that was over the toy before she answered the question. After feeling the toy but not seeing it, she said: “It feels purple so it must be Barney.”
Lee, who caught his son Nathan, 3, looking at the toy, said: “We even had cameras trained on their knees because we thought their legs would fidget if they were telling a lie, but it isn’t true.”
Older children were set a test paper but were told they must not look at the answers printed on the back.
Some of the questions were easy, such as who lives in the White House. But the children who looked at the back gave the printed answer “Presidius Akeman” to the bogus question “Who discovered Tunisia?” When asked how they knew this, some said they learnt it in a history class.
Joan Freeman, professor of lifelong learning at Middlesex University in London and the author of How to Raise a Bright Child, said: “Clever children are going to be better at lying. Most youngsters grow out of lying if it is not an acceptable part of their culture. But if you are running a business when you grow up you might want to get away with something — and not telling the whole truth is on the edge of morality.”
Margaret McAllister, a leading educational psychologist, said: “Just because a child is bright I don’t think they are more likely to lie. But if they do, they will lie better and tell more complicated lies.”

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm off...

Will be leaving on a jet plane soon to UK for a week or so. Sadly going to miss some good stuff here in Kuwait. Like Mamma Mia at KLT (where else can you get a good, fun theatre production for KD5), Harmony House presenting 'Power of a Still Mind' for free...yes free.. and a another private event :O( invite only, no blogging permitted. One has to use discretion or one might find themselves without an invite next year. I noticed another blogger posting on a private event on a little piece of British turf here in Kuwait..tut! tut!

So, in my absence, if you happen to come across any interesting stuff that you think the people would like to know about and enjoy then please email me and we'll put it on here.


Harmony House presents..

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LWDLIK- There isn't anyone I know who couldn't do with this. Go on treat yourself. Harmony House is doing an awesome job of spreading the love, peace and ....harmony.

Thanks Ahmed and a have safe trip :O)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Party Madness..

Ahhh! Big birthday pool party for my princess is today with invitees in excess of 100+ including kids, mommies and nannies. Starting to think I will not survive this, divorce is on the cards and I've upped my BP medication just in case ..LOL..
Am I the only one who has a whole succession of panic attacks and big regrets over ever planning a party (seriously thinking that a weekend in Dubai at Atlantis would have been a much better choice).
So to others out there who share this dilemma take comfort in knowing you are not alone :O)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


A number of containers at Dubai Airport got shifted towards the tail end of this plane upsetting the balance of the aircraft and causing its nose to raise up.

Thanks Kathy :O)

Ghada Al Faraj, Female, Kuwaiti and only 15 years old!!

WTG Ghada that is very cool..

For the rest of her story
Photos by Ibraheem Al-Sahood

British Adventurer Graham Hughes in Kuwait

He is the first person set to visit every nation in the world using only public transport and no planes or driving himself, visited the British Embassy in Kuwait on 11 May 2010 to let us know about his epic tale so far. He already set a new Guinness World Record and has covered 155 countries so far with 45 to go. He is doing this for a very worthy cause, raising money for WaterAid. You can find out more about Graham's adventures on his website:

Wear Your Seatbelt!

SeaShell Julai'a Hotel and Resort

Fancy a day at the beach?

Or day by the pool?
Have both!

From Sunday to Thursday the hotel has an amazing day at the beach offer for only KD 7 (the rate also includes KD 2 discount on a restaurant bill), kids between 6 and 12 are KD 3.500, less then 6 are free :o)
Facilities available include private beach access, pools including a ladies pool, gym with free towels, internet access, kid's play area and activities, underground entertainment centre, bicycles, volleyball, beachsports, soccer, watersports, buggies. For more info call 22571164 or 23250003/4/5. Located in Al Julai'a- King Fahad Highway (30)- Exit 245.   

LWDLIK-Sadly it ends 17th June :O( .....NO IT DOESN'T was moaning to Charles from SJH that this great offer ends the same day my daughter finishes school for the summer and they've extended it for the whole of June WOOHOO WTG Charles! There is also a great KD 50 per night 2 bedroom chalet sleeping 4 adults and 2 kids. Now that's a great deal!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Looking for a restaurant...

AUK Theatre Program presents 'Waiting For Godot'

Internationally famous, post-modern tragicomedy by Samuel Beckett.

Waiting for Godot (pronounced /ˈɡɒdoʊ/) is a play in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait for someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's premiere. The play is considered by some critics to be one of the most prominent works of the "Theatre of the Absurd".

May 19, 20, 21 and 22. Performances at 7.30pm. Sciences Building Lobby and in front of C012, Black Box Studio.

Organized by the AUK Theatre Program
Tickets available now from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at AUK Campus. Price- 5 KD

LWDLIK- If anyone has the AUK flyer be grateful if you could send it to me , thanks.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant offering 25% off

Click to enlarge, go to File and Print :O)

Animal Friends League Quiz Night

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Internet Marketing Seminar 2.0


P2BK (Proud To Be Kuwaiti)

During my  28 years here I'd always hoped the government would start programmes to engage the youth in a positive way. I have noticed that this year has been full of programmes for the youth and it just keeps getting better. P2BK encourages young entrepreneurs to start up their own businesses. They are a young and dynamic group who want to enable youth with enthusiasm and also offer help in finding jobs in local companies. You can upload your CV to their site where potential employees will be able to view it.

GUST Carnival

It's the official Global Day on 10-11th of May. There's going to be a carnival from 12pm-10pm with lots of fun and entertainment.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

When Geeks Have Twins..LOL

Found this on two other blogs with enquiries asking where to find these ultra cute t-shirts. I happen to know where; at 'T-shirt Technology' here in Kuwait. This is their Facebook page [link] where you can view more of their cute t-shirts, cups, caps, etc. Tel. Lamees 94466771 or Ghada 99726126.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Italy fines woman $650 for wearing burqa/niqab

Italian police fined a woman 500 euros for wearing a full Islamic veil - the first punishment of its kind in Italy but the latest in a wave of sanctions against the burqa in Europe. [link]

Celebration of Life memorial for Jesse Ruiz

The Celebration of the Life of Jesse Ruiz service is to be held at Our Lady of Arabia Church in Ahmadi on May 12th at 4.30PM and NOT as originally mentioned at St Pauls.

RIP Jesse Ruiz

Cinemagic rooftop movie schedule for May 2010

Thursday, May 6 at 07:00 PM
Ali Zaoua, Morocco 2000
Director: Nabil Ayoush
Genre: Drama
99 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 13

Saturday, May 8 at 07:00 PM
Vozvrashchenie, Russia 2003
Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Genre: Drama
105 min
English Subtitle
Rated: 15+

Thursday, May 13 at 07:00 PM
“Winner for Best Director, Cannes 2008″
Three Monkeys, Turkey 2008
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Genre: Drama
109 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 15

Saturday, May 15 at 07:00 PM
“Winner of Golden Palm 2009″
The White Ribbon, Sweden 2009
Director: Michael Haneke
Genre: Drama
144 min
English Subtitle
Rated: Rated 18+

Thursday, May 20 at 07:00 PM
“Un Certain Nominee 2009″
Precious, USA 2009
Director: Lee Daniels
Genre: Drama
109 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 15

Saturday, May 22nd at 07:00 PM
“Golden Palm Nominee 2008″
Promise Me This, Serbia 2008
Director: Emir Kusturica
Genre: Comedy
127 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 13

Thursday, May 27 at 07:00 PM
“Opening Ceremony, Cannes 2001″
LOTR: The Fellowship of the ring, USA 2001
Director: Peter Jackson
Genre: Fantasy
178 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 13

Friday, May 28 at 07:00 PM
LOTR: The Two Towers, USA 2003
Director: Peter Jackson
Genre: Fantasy
179 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 13

Saturday, May 29 at 07:00 PM
LOTR: The Returm Of The King, USA 2004
Director: Peter Jackson
Genre: Fantasy
201 min
English Subtitle
Rated: PG 13

Cinemagic movies are screened in old Salmiya, on the roof on top of Alghanim Electronics and LG. To get to the rooftop you have to take the lift that's next to the popcorn shop to the 2nd floor, you don't take the stairs as it'll take you inside the building.

There is a KD1 charge for the venue fees which includes refreshments, popcorn. Here is a link to their facebook group [Link]

Please make a small donation to Bayt Abdulla, the first and only children's hospice. Buy the pin... wear it...your support counts..

Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice is 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 paediatric nursing and medical staff.

Why Bayt Abdullah?
The proposed children's hospice for Kuwait was inspired by a young boy called Abdullah who returned to Kuwait following treatment in London for neuroblastoma. After lengthy hospital stays and often painful procedures there was eventually no further treatment possible that would offer hope for a cure.
Abdullah's mother promised him that he would never again have to stay in a hospital.
In 1989, after attending a series of lectures organised by KACCH on children's perceptions of death and dying, Abdullah's mother approached KACCH, and it was agreed that they would help her take care of her little boy at home. Abdullah died in her arms at home just before his fifth birthday.
Witnessing Abdullah and his family's courage and determination to live as normal a life as possible in the face of his approaching death, encouraged KACCH to work towards the provision of similar care for other children in Kuwait who are terminally ill. A children's hospice has now been designed to give those children the specialised care they need, ensuring peace and dignity at the end of their short lives, and provide their families with support and comfort in their bereavement. It will be called “Bayt Abdullah” in memory of Abdullah and his family.

Pins are available at all Al-Shaya outlets.

LWDLIK- This is a privately funded project by some of the most dedicated and caring people in Kuwait. Thank you Margaret Al Sayer, her family and team of volunteers for their unyeilding determination and hard work, their love, compassion and humanity and their fine example of what God expects of all of us.
A child dying is a sad thought and  for them to die in a ward of a government hospital here in Kuwait is unbearable. Pls donate.. it's a great feeling to help others in need.

KACCH- Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital
BACCH- Bayt Abdullah Children's Hospital
are both non-profit organisations.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Red Bull Car Park Drifting Competition

The event will take place on Friday, May 14th 2010 at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Drifting circuit in Farwaniya area located at the sixth ring road behind the Car Driving School. This is a local qualification and the winner will have the chance to compete in the final round taking place in Lebanon on Friday, July 16th 2010.

Date: May 14, 2010.
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Jaber Al Ahmed International Circuit, Farwaniya (6th ring road)
Categories: 2WD and 4WD Saloon/Sports cars
Hotline: 66406020

LWDLIK-Thank you Mark at (he's the King of blogging boys' toys and games and I mean that in the nicest possible way :O). Personally I think the Kuwaiti's have already won this..Who knew there was a competition at international level?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Galia YaQ8 Expo

'The Role of Arab Women in Politics'

This discussion will be held in English at the AUK (American University of Kuwait) auditorium in Salmiya on May 6 at 10am. The guest panel includes Dr Rola Dashti, Dr Massoumah Al Mubarak and Dr Aseel Al Awadhi and in association with Dr Soaud Ali. Admission is free to the public.

Quote of the week

"Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian"
Shari R Barr

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah

Cordially invites you to a music performance organised by the DAI Music Circle Famous Opera Duets for Soprano & Tenor
Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Al-Maidan Cultural Centre – Abdullah al-Salem School,
Maidan Hawalli, Near al Sha’ab Leisure Park.
Tel: 25636528 / 25636561 Fax: 25653006

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A T.Rex named 'Sue' at The Scientific Centre from today

Courtesy of Wikipedia-
Sue Hendrickson, amateur paleontologist, discovered the most complete (approximately 85%) and, until 2001, the largest, Tyrannosaurus fossil skeleton known in the Hell Creek Formation near Faith, South Dakota, on 12 August 1990. This Tyrannosaurus, nicknamed "Sue" in her honor, was the object of a legal battle over its ownership. In 1997 this was settled in favor of Maurice Williams, the original land owner. The fossil collection was purchased by the Field Museum of Natural History at auction for USD 7.6 million, making it the most expensive dinosaur skeleton to date. From 1998 to 1999 Field Museum of Natural History preparators spent over 25,000 man-hours taking the rock off each of the bones. The bones were then shipped off to New Jersey where the mount was made. The finished mount was then taken apart, and along with the bones, shipped back to Chicago for the final assembly. The mounted skeleton opened to the public on May 17, 2000 in the great hall (Stanley Field Hall) at the Field Museum of Natural History. A study of this specimen's fossilized bones showed that "Sue" reached full size at age 19 and died at age 28, the longest any tyrannosaur is known to have lived. Early speculation that Sue may have died from a bite to the back of the head was not confirmed. Though subsequent study showed many pathologies in the skeleton, no bite marks were found.Damage to the back of the skull may have been caused by post-mortem trampling. Recent speculation indicates that "Sue" may have died of starvation after contracting a parasitic infection from eating diseased meat; the resulting infection would have caused inflammation in the throat, ultimately leading "Sue" to starve because she could no longer swallow food. This hypothesis is substantiated by smooth-edged holes in her skull which are similar to those caused in modern-day birds that contract the same parasite.

LWDLIK- Hmmm so it wasn't cigarettes..