Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Kuwait Science Fair 2010 Winners Will Receive AUK Scholarships

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The Kuwait Science Fair founders, sponsors and partners will launch the 2010 competition on October 10th.
Here's a link to their FB page. They also have a website for entry details

'My Attitude' a cancer sufferer's painful diary blog

A sad, brave journal. My heart breaks for her and all those dealing with this terrible disease.

The Cancer Chant..I Will Rant

Cancer I did not give you the right,
To invade my body and take a bite.
This is my body and with all my might,
I will prevail with one hell of a fight.
To the cancer inside, I will battle and kill.
For that is my body's God given will.
To my cancer, these words I do send.
Your life is short and near the end.

My close friend's dear husband is also battling stage 4 cancer and it has taken its toll on the family.
In both cases their courage and fear are tangible.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Party at The Little Gym for Your Little Monsters

The Little Gym is back with all their classes and amazing staff, we offer gymnastics, dance, sports, karate, judo, swimming and tennis classes for children 3 - 12 yrs old and for children under 3 yrs we have swimming and gymnastics classes, our members receive discounts on parties, classes, special events and at local businesses in Kuwait, we have redesigned the gym and resurfaced our tennis court and we will be having a Halloween party on Thur Oct 28th from 5:00 - 7:00PM for members and non members, so everyone can attend, but space is limited, call us at 2534 4844 or 2534 5699, go to our website at or facebook at The Little Gym of Kuwait, if your interested in an introductory class contact us right away before classes fill up.
Scott at The Little Gym.

How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air

Kamal Meattle used three just three indoor plant species to increase oxygen, filter air, and boost general health at a a New Delhi business park. You too can use them to freshen your indoor space.
Meattle's presentation at the TED 2009 conference details a large-scale success, using thousands of plants for hundreds of workers. In any living or working space, though, the three plants—Areca palm, Mother-in-law's Tongue, and a "Money Plant"—can be used to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, remove organic compounds, and generally filter and freshen the ambient air. A single person looks to need a minimum of 11 total plants, and certain climates with less sunlight could require a bit of hydroponic growing, but Meattle swears by the health, productivity, and atmosphere benefits. Check out the detailed slides from his TED talk:

LWDLIK- Thanx Anon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Air Quality in Kuwait

I'm curious if anyone knows of any studies on the air quality here in Kuwait. The past two days have been hot, humid and what looks like dust in the air. I've noticed I get lethargic and cotton wool headed on these days and not any amount of coffee shifts it. It seems I'm not alone, many of my friends suffer too.
I've tried googling and there was only mention of a localised study in Um Haiman due to industrial pollution but nothing else.
I did hear that the oxygen levels are low during these weather conditions and that's what we're suffering from, a bit like altitude sickness.
Would like to know if anyone else has a theory or facts on the matter.

December 2010 events in brief

1- AWARE Center, Surra: 'The GCC: Achievements, Ambitions and Challenges' a lecture will be presented by Abdullah Yaccoub Bishara at 7PM followed by dinner.
2-10 'Babes In The Wood' pantomime at Kuwait Little Theatre, Ahmadi.
5-6 BSK presents 'Blood Brothers' 7PM
6- BLS Christmas bazaar and dinner at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Farwaniya. Join them at the bazaar from 1.30pm – 6.30pm for a bit of Christmas shopping. Dinner in evening.
6- Last entry day for Kuwait Science Fair
8-9 BSK presents 'Blood Brothers' 7PM
9- La Nuit Rouge at Corniche Club 8.30PM-1AM
10- Christmas Tree Lighting at Movenpick, FreeTrade Zone from 2.30PM. Tree lighting at 4.30PM
10-11 Festive Season Concerts with the Ahmadi Music Group 5pm and 7.15pm, and on 11th at 5.30pm at the New English School, Jabriya.
11- TES Xmas Bazaar 2-5PM
11- Georges Bizet's Carmen at Radisson Blu 8-11PM
12-18 Kuwait International Motor Show at Kuwait International Fairgrounds, Mishref
13-16 NSPC charity event from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (no morning session on 13th) and 5:30-9:30 p.m. @ Sheik Salim Al Ali Al Sabah Hall, Qurtoba.
15- Christmas Stocking Bazaar
17- TIES lecture 'Divorce according to Kuwait family code' 6-8.30PM at TIES Center, Shuhada.
18- Kiteforce event Abu Hasania from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
18- DAI Souq Al-Maidan Sale
19-28 Sabhan Adam art exhibition at Gallery Tilal, Shuwaikh.
19-22 FA Gallery holds 'Anatomical Formula' exhibition and art workshop.
24- 7 Bars Xmas Winter Desert Camp Fun Day 11.30AM-10PM

Babes in the Wood Pantomime at KLT

Pantomime auditions for all ages October 6th 2010 - October 9th 2010.
Auditions for this year’s pantomime (Babes in the Wood) will be held at the the Kuwait Little Theatre in Ahmadi on:
Wednesday October 6th – 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturday October 9th – 12.00pm – 4.00pm
To be staged 2nd -10th December 2010.
Your production team is as follows:
Director: Meryl Bunce
Musical Director: Mike Hassan
Producer: Paul Tunbridge
For more details

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Testing, testing, 123

Ok just want to see if I can post from my moble. Bear with me ;0b

Elevator buttons ‘40 times dirtier than toilet seats’

London, Sep 24: Researchers have found that a typical elevator button harbours nearly 40 times as many germs as a public toilet seat.
A study carried out in hotels, restaurants, banks, offices and airports found 313 'colony forming units' of bacteria on every square centimetre of lift button.
The equivalent surface area of toilet seat had only eight units.
The bacteria on the lift buttons could include stomach bugs such as E.coli, the researchers say.
'In a busy building, a lift button can be touched by dozens of people who will have come into contact with all kinds of bacteria every hour," the Daily Mail quoted Dr Nicholas Moon, from Microban Europe, which carried out the research for the University of Arizona in the U.S.
 'Even if the buttons are cleaned regularly, the potential for the build up of bacteria is high,' he added.

LWDLIK- Yuk! It's back to the obsessive antiseptic hand gel habit.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Kuwait Motocross Club

The Kuwait Motocross Club is opening a 3 weeks motocross training school, starting 03/10/2010- 28/10/2010.
Trainers are:
* Motocross Champion Faisal Binawadh .
* 2nd Place Champion Abdullah Al-Ghanim .
* Kuwait's Old time Champion Sam Al Samhan .
Ride On! ‎- Riders are to bring their own dirtbike and wearing their full protective gear.
- The school is open to all skill levels, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced.
- For more registration information and details please call Abo-Abdullah # 666-828-62.
Their website for me details

LWDLIK- I can see the 'having your own bike' part being a little problematic. It might be worth emailing them and asking if they rent out bikes.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme is expected to support around 40 Scholars in the 2011-2012 academic year. This Programme, launched in May 2007, offers outstanding postgraduate students and young professionals support for graduate studies at the University of Oxford complemented by a comprehensive leadership development programme. In its first phase this programme has primarily supported scholars from Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. We are delighted to have more recently expanded to include scholars from India from October 2010.

Who is it for?

In seeking to cultivate leaders of the future, the Programme selects students and young professionals with clear leadership potential, and a demonstrated commitment to contributing to public life. It offers them the unique opportunity to:
Pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford with no restriction as to the chosen academic field; and Participate in a comprehensive leadership programme providing them with:
1.The knowledge and skills needed to contribute to public life in, and play a transformational role in the development of, their countries and regions of origin;
2.Lasting professional networks across cultures and continents to be drawn on throughout their post-university careers.

Who is eligible to apply?

• Nationals from the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain,
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia,
Georgia, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon,
Libya, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland,
Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic,
Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan,
Western Sahara, Yemen;
• Applicants to a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford;
• Applicants not currently enrolled at the University of Oxford.

How can you apply?

As with other scholarships, candidates need to apply through the official University of Oxford application process by mid JANUARY, 2011. Application documents for the 2011-12 academic year will be available from September 2010 onwards. Interested candidates must be accepted by Oxford before being considered for a Weidenfeld Scholarship.

What costs are covered by the Scholarships?

The Scholarship covers tuition and college fees for the entire length of your postgraduate degree (up to 3
years) plus an annual full grant for living costs (£13,500 in 2010/11).

Contact information:

Further information about the programme is available on the Institute for Strategic Dialogue's official website.

Should you require any further information about the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, please do not hesitate to contact the Institute for Strategic Dialogue by email at or by telephone at +44 207 493 9333.

The professional relationships fostered at Oxford, combined with our leadership programme, are paving the way for the trans-cultural, trans-continental and thus sustainable networks of leaders of our future. We would be most grateful for your assistance in raising awareness of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme by circulating this information to relevant universities, networks of students, educational advising centres in your country, and appropriate professional networks.

LWDLIK- Found this on the British Embassy Kuwait site and thought it was a wonderful opportunity for someone out there.

Pecha Kucha Night #6

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pecha Kucha Night is a not-for-profit event, conceived, inspired, and performed solely to strengthen creativity whether it be famous or soon-to-be famous talents.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you'll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global - as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 159 cities across the world.

Pecha Kucha Night Kuwait #6
Rania Abulhasan
Ayesha Al Humaidhi
Aziz Al Mudhaf
Bedour Al Saleh
Dalal Al Hashash, Fatma Al Obaid & Khawla Al Hussaini
Dalal Al Sayer
Fatemah Al Mosawi
Ghalia Al Othman & Raweya Al Sedairawi
Special International Guest Presenter Jillian Lewis
Infiniti Kuwait
Eye Boutique by Hassan's Opticians
Edible Arrangements
Event Planners:
Element 8

Location: Infiniti Showroom @ Al Rai, Fourth Ring Road (next to Safat Alghanim)
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

A [link] to their FB page for more details and if you need to post a question.

Religious Pluralism Lecture at AWARE Center

AWARE Center - Advocates for Westerners-Arab Relations.
Join them at AWARE on Sunday, 26 September at 7:00pm as they welcome Ms. Randa Kuziez, guest of the American Embassy to Kuwait, Public Affairs Section, who joins AWARE to speak about Religious Pluralism. The lecture will be followed by dinner buffet.
Seats are limited – Reservation required 25335280/60
At the AWARE Center - Surra, Surra St, Block 3, Villa 84
LWDLIK- Religious pluralism is a loosely defined expression concerning acceptance of various religions, and is used in a number of related ways.

Friendly Moms of Kuwait

Welcome Mommas! Are you looking for an active group of friendly moms in Kuwait? Do you want to meet other moms to share experiences, support one another and build great friendships for both you and your little one(s)? If so then you came to the right place!!! Friendly Moms of Kuwait meetup group is the friendliest group around!
Their goal is to help stay-at-home/working moms with children (ages 18 months and older) to meet other moms in the area from different backgrounds and/or cultures to talk about our kids, share experiences, have fun and make everlasting friendships.
The group will enjoy events from playdates, potlucks..etc. to mom’s night outs and family events!!! We like to keep our group limit to 36 members only because we feel that smaller group creates a stronger bond between moms and the kiddos! [link]

LWDLIK- They sound like a happy bunch, wonder if they babysit? :OD

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

'Visual Pollution in the Middle East' Nuqat 2010- The Biggest Design Conference in Kuwait

Date: October 26-28, 2010.
Location: Gulf University for Science and Technology. Located in Mishref, Kuwait

What is Nuqat?

Nuqat, firstly known as “Nuqat Ala Al Huroof”, started off with one objective in mind and that is “to develop arab creativity on all levels” be it in design, advertising, architecture, fashion, production and all the creative fields.
The first consortium occurred in May 2009 with a focus on Arabic branding and copywriting. This year, the 2010 edition is focusing on Visual Pollution, in which we are trying to integrate several graphic design and architecture disciplines together in the aim to move the bar one level up.

Lectures and Workshops:

With selective talented designers from around the Arab world, an exceptional panel will initiate the debate concerning the theme. To be later followed by workshops given by the speakers.
The event will also host an exhibition of talented local designers and a gallery for student’s work.

2010 Theme: Visual Pollution in the Middle East. The theme compliments our vision for this year’s Nuqat as it will create an open forum to discuss, exchange and debate the ideas revolving around the development of visual communication in the region.

We believe that there are no such bad elements in design there are only bad compositions. By bringing together professionals and students of this field we hope to enrich the cultivation of what can be conceptually average into aesthetically appealing visual

1. Mr. Reza Abedini
Lecture: Title TBA
Workshop: Title TBA

2. Ms. Rana Salam
Lecture: Shaibi to Chic!
Workshop: Title TBA

3. Mr. Tarek Atrissi
Workshop: TBA

4. Ms. Wafa Alobeidat
Lecture: TBA

5. Mr. Tarek Al Kanderi
Lecture: Can Not Enough Pollution be Visual Pollution?

6. Ganzeer
Lecture: Weird Ideas for Weirder Situations

7. Nadim Asfar
Workshop: Photography

8. Elizabeth Monoian
Lecture: The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy

9. Ms. Luma Shihab-Eldin
Lecture: TBA

10. Mr. Zahed Sultan
Lecture: Responsible Design & Its Role in The Community

11. Ms. Tala Saleh
Lecture: TBA

12. Mr. Abdulrazzag Al Shamali
Workshop: TBA
Live Art Graffiti

13. Ms. Besma Al Qassar
Workshop: Copywriting

Package 1: All Lectures only: 40 KD (140 Us Dollars)
Package 2: All Lectures + 1 workshop 65 KD (225 Us Dollars)
Package 3: All Lectures + 2 workshops 90 KD (315 Us Dollars)
Full Package: All Lecture + 3 workshops 110 Kd (380 Us Dollars)
Package 1: All Lectures only: 20 KD (70 Us Dollars)
Package 2: All Lectures + 1 workshop 35 KD (120 Us Dollars)
Package 3: All Lectures + 2 workshops 50 KD (170 Us Dollars)
Full Package: All Lecture + 3 workshops 60 Kd (210 Us Dollars)
Payment is cash upon arrival
We will send the procedures for acquiring an entry visa to Kuwait.
This will be all posted on in a few days.

For more info contact +965 99677667

'JAM Session: America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World' a photo exhibition

Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah has the pleasure of inviting you to JAM Session: America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World a photo exhibition brought to you by the Embassy of the United States of America in Kuwait, depicting the achievements of America’s jazz musicians
who strove to build international friendships through jazz music.

Al-Americani Cultural Centre
Kuwait City, Gulf Road, next to Parliament Building.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 24 September – 9 October 2010. Opening hours are Sundays to Thursdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm and 4:00-8:00 pm, Fridays 4:00-8:00 pm
Map below..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Indian Chromosome by Dr Farrukh Saleem

Dr Saleem is a Pakistani journalist with  interesting, thought-provoking opinions. This is just one of them from his column there is another entitled 'Democracy' which is quite brilliant.

The Indian Chromosome by Dr Farrukh Saleem

Twenty-five thousand years ago, haplogroup R2 characterized by genetic marker M124 arose in southern Central Asia. Then began a major wave of human migration whereby members migrated southward to present-day India and Pakistan (Genographic Project by the National Geographic Society on http://www.nationalgeographiccom/). Indians and Pakistanis have the same ancestry and share the same DNA sequence.
Here`s what is happening in India :
The two Ambani brothers can buy 100 percent of every company listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and would still be left with $30 billion to spare. The four richest Indians can buy up all goods and services produced over a year by 169 million Pakistanis and still be left with $60 billion to spare. The four richest Indians are now richer than the forty richest Chinese.
In November, Bombay Stock Exchange`s benchmark Sensex flirted with 20,000 points. As a consequence, Mukesh Ambani`s Reliance Industries became a $100 billion company (the entire KSE is capitalized at $65 billion). Mukesh owns 48 percent of Reliance.
In November, comes Neeta`s birthday. Neeta turned forty-four three weeks ago. Look what she got from her husband as her birthday present: A sixty-million dollar jet with a custom fitted master bedroom, bathroom with mood lighting, a sky bar, entertainment cabins, satellite television, wireless communication and a separate cabin with game consoles. Neeta is Mukesh Ambani`s wife, and Mukesh is not India`s richest but the second richest.
Mukesh is now building his new home, Residence Antillia (after a mythical, phantom island somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean). At a cost of $1 billion this would be the most expensive home on the face of the planet. At 173 meters tall Mukesh`s new family residence, for a family of six, will be the equivalent of a 60-storeyed building. The first six floors are reserved for parking. The seventh floor is for car servicing and maintenance. The eighth floor houses a mini-theatre. Then there`s a health club, a gym and a swimming pool. Two floors are reserved for Ambani family`s guests. Four floors above the guest floors are family floors all with a superb view of the Arabian Sea . On top of everything are three helipads. A staff of 600 is expected to care for the family and their family home.
In 2004, India became the 3rd most attractive foreign direct investment destination. Pakistan wasn`t even in the top 25 countries. In 2004, the United Nations, the representative body of 192 sovereign member states, had requested the Election Commission of India to assist the UN in the holding elections in Al Jumhuriyah al Iraqiyah and Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanestan. Why the Election Commission of India and not the Election Commission of Pakistan ? After all, Islamabad is closer to Kabul than is Delhi .
Imagine, 12 percent of all American scientists are of Indian origin 38 percent of doctors in America are Indian 36 percent of NASA scientists are Indians 34 percent of Microsoft employees are Indians and 28 percent of IBM employees are Indians.
For the record: Sabeer Bhatia created and founded Hotmail. Sun Microsystems was founded by Vinod Khosla. The Intel Pentium processor, that runs 90 percent of all computers, was fathered by Vinod Dham. Rajiv Gupta co-invented Hewlett Packard`s E-speak project. Four out of ten Silicon Valley start-ups are run by Indians. Bollywood produces 800 movies per year and six Indian ladies have won Miss Universe/Miss World titles over the past 10 years.
For the record: Azim Premji, the richest Muslim entrepreneur on the face of the planet, was born in Bombay and now lives in Bangalore. India now has more than three dozen billionaires Pakistan has none (not a single dollar billionaire).
The other amazing aspect is the rapid pace at which India is creating wealth. In 2002, Dhirubhai Ambani, Mukesh and Anil Ambani`s father, left his two sons a fortune worth $2.8 billion. In 2007, their combined wealth stood at $94 billion. On 29 October 2007, as a result of the stock market rally and the appreciation of the Indian rupee, Mukesh became the richest person in the world, with net worth climbing to US$63.2 billion (Bill Gates, the richest American, stands at around $56 billion).
Indians and Pakistanis have the same Y-chromosome haplogroup. We have the same genetic sequence and the same genetic marker (namely: M124). We have the same DNA molecule, the same DNA sequence. Our culture, our traditions and our cuisine are all the same. We watch the same movies and sing the same songs. What is it that Indians have and we don't? Indians elect their leaders.

LWDLIK- IMHO it is also that most Indian parents are very focused on giving their kids an excellent education. I've had several Indian maids who spent their last fils putting their kids through school and college. I have dear Indian friends who work split shifts but still spend every available moment ensuring their kids are ferried around in the afternoon to various tutors to help their kids get the best grades in school. Very admirable!
I also like, that although Dr Saleem is a Muslim Pakistani and still lives in Pakistan, he has the belief that he may voice his opinions and observations even if they are unpatriotic, harsh, provocative and/or life-endangering.

Thanks M.

RUNQ8 10K Race on November 6th

Welcome to the RUNQ8 annual 10K.
Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) has partnered with Agility's Corporate Social Responsibility Department to organize a run that will help you and your family improve your fitness, whether you love to walk or you are already a serious runner. And while gaining health dividends, your participation will support Kuwait University's Community Eye Health Initiative.

Race Day
7:30am: Registration at the grounds of the Scientific Center in Salmiya.
8:30am: Warm-up led by various trainers from the Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute and Al Corniche Club.
9:00am: 10K Run/Walk will start on the Gulf Road outside the Scientific Center, will continue to the Al Corniche Club and loop back to the Scientific Center.

Childrens activities will be provided for the duration of the race on the grounds of the Scientific Center by Fit4Fun.

Runners will not be individually timed but there will be 5 pacemakers running the race at various speeds. Runners will be able to follow them for timing.

Entry Information
Registration location is the Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Center in Salmiya. Alternative registration locations are Agility in Sulaibiya and Al Corniche Club in Shaab. Completed entry forms should be dropped off at any of the designated locations.

Register Early! Entry fees are non-refundable. Goody Bags and medals will be distributed at the end of the race. RunQ8 reserves the right to reject or withdraw any entry or to issue special invitations.

Online registration available at  there is no deadline for registering but try to register early. Please bring your e-mail confirmation to packet pick-up.

Lubex- Your Knights in Shining Overalls

Lubex is the first company established in Kuwait that specializes in offering high quality ‘mobile’ services for any type of vehicle, at any time, at any location, residential areas or any place. [link]
Which means you call them when you are on the way to the airport at 5AM and you have a flat tyre/no petrol/the engine dies and after a quick call, they will magically appear and fix it and you can be on your merry way again. The Kuwaiti equivalent to AA (not that one the other one :O) So whatever you do DON"T LOSE THIS NUMBER

22 666 222

They currently have a special offer on it's a 20% discount on certain services see link above for details.

Thanks Karen :O)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


HOT STEPPER, the entertainment wing of Creative Indians Association announces their forthcoming event “INDIAN FIESTA-2010” on 1st October, 2010 at the Kuwait Entertainment City Doha from 5 PM till 1 AM. The day will offer tons of free rides, games, discount stalls, mouth watering Indian food stalls, dance competitions, music, and a whole lot more of entertainment The highlight of the carnival would be performances by Sreeram Chandra (Winner of the Indian Idol-5 and Bhoomi Trivedi runner up of the Indian Idol-5). The Hot Stepper group invites sponsors to be part of this Grand Indian Carnival. Call 22455818. For dance performances email at Visit and register on our website for timely updates on the event.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TONI&GUY 20% off and a chance to win a spa experience in September

Receive a 20% off your next visit with TONI&GUY and a chance to win a spa experience for two at the Al Corniche Club when you visit them this September. Call 2566 3286 for an appointment.


Eid entertainment for kids at 360 Mall

‎360 Mall is hosting a 4-day event starting first day of Eid (which is Friday), in collaboration with Zain. Ten international performers and entertainers will be involved in the programme created especially for 360 Mall’s guests. Seven entertainers in their amazing costumes will be strategically located around the mall to mix and mingle with the general public & children. Schedule below.

Hubble 3D at The Scientific Center Kuwait

Hubble 3D at The Scientific Center Kuwait takes viewers on an amazing voyage through distant galaxies to explore our universe and the beauty that it holds. Join the spacewalking astronauts on one of the most difficult and important missions in NASA’s history: the last chance to save the Hubble space telescope. For more details or to book online here's their website

A few pics from this amazing film.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Eid Open House at AWARE Center

Open invitation to make new friends at the Eid Open House at AWARE Center in Surra.
Time:6-8pm Sunday, 12th September, 2010.
The Aware Center cordially invites you to join them as they celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. Eid is a generic Arabic term that means "Hoilday" or "Festival" and Eid Al-Fitr is the festival that marks the end of Ramadan and the breaking of the fast. The atmosphere will be friendly, fun and festive. Options for henna hand-painting and calligraphy will be available to guests along with a variety of cultural items available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm. Join them for this festive Eid celebration to experience the Arab & Islamic culture with their staff as well as other Arab & Western friends of the Aware Center.

'Out of order!' A comedy production at Kuwait Little Theatre

September 28th - October 1st 2010
The 60th Season Kicks off!
The new season at KLT opens with a riotous farce by master of the genre, Ray Cooney. Set in a Westminster Hotel there is naughtiness afoot as a leading politician takes the oppositions secretary out for the night only to be thwarted at every turn.
Bookings open from September 1st, for more details click here. [link]

November 2010 events in brief

1- Traditional Bedouin Weaving Workshop (for beginners) at 9AM in Sadu House
1-4 Aziz Al Mudhaf's Solo Art Exhibition at No. 4
2-11 Shurooq Amin's 'Society Girlz' Art Exhibit at Tilal Gallery
5- 2nd Red Bull Flugtag at Marina Crescent
5-6 LoYac's 'Omar Al Khayyam' 7PM at Bayt Lothan.
5- Concert of Hope 7.30PM
6- RUNQ8 10K Race
6-10 Super Brand Sale
7- Mahmoud El Maghraby Art Exhibit at FA Gallery
8- Le Petit Orchestre Swing de France 7PM at AUK
10- 'Just like us' comedy show at GUST
10- Trash to Treasure Fashion Show at Holiday Inn Salmiya
12- Sahara's 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament
20- Bachata dance lessons 6:00pm - 8:00pm at British Institute Of Vocational Training
25- Iulian Rusu clarinetist in concert at Movenpick Bida'a 7PM
25- World Diabetes Day at Dasman Diabetes Institute, Sharq from 4PM
25-26 Cirque De Soleil & Moscow Circus at Entertainment City, Doha
25-27 Finnish Puppet Theatre at Radisson Blu Hotel
26- 'Saptam' Ballerine’s Showcase 2010, at the American International School at 6 pm.
27- Beat Diabetes- Join the Walk, 9AM from the Yacht Club
30- NBK Photo Competition ends.
30- Octium/Boucheron Jewelry exhibit at 360 Mall til 7 December


22nd October 2010 in the British Embassy Gardens.
Dinner followed by music, Grand Gold Rush Raffle and an auction.
Dress: Formal black tie
Tables will seat 10 humans NO dogs permitted


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Silsal Ceramics available in Kuwait

Found these and thought they were quite lovely.

For over 20 Years, Silsal Ceramics has been producing traditionally inspired stoneware functional art. Located in Amman, Jordan, Silsal’s passion for this traditional craft is complemented by a dedication to social responsibility as well as cultural enrichment and environmental consciousness.
The designs and shapes featured at Silsal Ceramics are modern renderings inspired by historical traditions. Using stoneware clays, Silsal’s artisans form and then fire each piece at very high temperatures before applying home-mixed, matte glazes from original recipes. Entirely functional, each unique art piece is ideal as a gift, home accessory, or for everyday use; each piece is microwavable, dishwasher safe, and lead-free.
The Silsal Collection features several lines inspired by the Bronze Age, the Mamluk period, other Islamic and regional motifs, and a modern, minimalist line. Ranging from purely decorative, to special use, to everyday home accessory, each item is carefully crafted into an original work of art.
The designs and shapes featured at Silsal Ceramics are modern renderings inspired by historical traditions. Using stoneware clays, Silsal’s artisans form and then fire each piece at very high temperatures.
There is a showroom for their lovely range of ceramics located in Qortuba, block 1, street 1, house # 39. You can order via their Facebook page [link] or when you visit the showroom.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Masquerade Rugby Ball Tickets on Sale Now

On October 7th at 7:30pm - 2:00am
Location: Al Dorra Ballroom, Hilton Resort, Mangaf.
Dress: Formal.
Please observe black and yellow theme of the evening in honour of the launch of the new team strip.

"Find a mask and wear it well so your true identity no one can tell."

Kuwait Rugby Football Club present the annual Masquerade Ball come and join them in kicking off the new season in style. The annual Masquerade Ball is a fantastic way to get out, meet new people, enjoy good company, dance til dawn and support your local rugby club.

Tickets on sale 1st September—1st October:
1st—15th September will be 17.500kd for Members, 20kd Non Members
16th September—1st October will be 20kd Members, 22.500kd Non Members.

For further information and tickets, please contact:
Emma Clement

LWDLIK- Here's a link to make your own mask if you don't find what you want at Partyland.

Zara is now online :OD

 Hopefully this will help reduce the time I have to spend trying to communicate with their uninterested staff in Marina Mall.

Flaming Ferraris

At least six $230,000 458 Ferraris have burst into flames Ferrari has issued a recall.