Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: Chuseok Korean Festival at the Korean Embassy by Adil of Kuwaiti-Trailmix.Com


I attended Chuseok, a major Korean harvest festival, last week at the Korean embassy in Mishref and, as soon I entered the gate, I was caught off guard by how magnificent and zen it looked. I apologize for not taking more pictures of the actual building, I just felt queasy about it as most embassies prohibit or restrict photography.
There was this artificial river running across the courtyard where the cute as a button children love to play that I found so disarmingly beautiful.
One of the children rushed up to me out of nowhere as I was talking to someone, gave me a birthday candle and gestured for me to blow it. Gosh he was adorable! He was smiling and laughing. This might be an politically incorrect thing to say but I’ve always had a soft spot for Asian kids. I know others who do as well.
I mean I am a big softie when it comes to all children, they are all beautiful, but Asian kids and babies have a certain je ne sais quoi.
What I also loved about the visit to the embassy was seeing Korean fashion in the flesh. Korean youth have an impeccable flair for fashion and even though I personally wouldn’t wear what they do – I prefer earthy and loose fitting as opposed to edgy and custom fit- I strongly admire the way they piece their outfits together. They looked runway-good.
Seeing as I live very close to the embassy, I hope to visit it again soon.
LWDLIK - Thanks Adil of your blog is also a great source for Hindi movie lovers.  I'm waiting to hear about your trip to Ethiopia and read more of your reviews. More details on Chuseok Korean Culture Event Kuwait [link]. Will be sure to post news of the next event.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Know Your Rights As An Expat in Kuwait From

Reposted from scroll down for Parts 1&2

Know Your Rights Around Kuwait (English Version) – Part 3

Street Fest

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

Open House at Zeri Crafts

You are invited join Zeri Crafts for their semi-annual open house from Tuesday December 2 to Thursday December 4, from 10am to 7PM.  They have a new collection of handwoven cushions and our modern porcelain mubkhar designed by Nedda El-Asmar now comes in over 10 colors.  Zeri Crafts will also show Huda Al-Abdulmughni’s culturally rich series of six photographs entitled Date Souk.  Huda’s photographs of Yemeni grooms were recently published in Brownbook magazine.

Drop by for some Gulf culture and inspiration, for a warm cup of cinnamon tea, and a quick respite from life’s daily hustle and bustle.  

For directions, please see map.  

Winter Wonderland Lights at 360 Mall Until Jan 15th

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kuwait English School Holds Fashion Show Using Only Recycled Materials

Thirty-two dresses were entered into the competition. A great effort by the budding environmentally aware designers. The designers of the dresses were allowed to choose a model to model their dress or they could wear it themselves. It was a fabulous show and am sure a very hard choice for the panel of judges. The girls walked the cat walk to cheers from the audience. A fantastic atmosphere and a fun afternoon. The designers came out later with their models. The judges then went back stage to view the dresses close up and speak to the designers to help them make final decisions. There were prizes for all the models, 5 runner-ups and 1 winning design. Bravo!

Thanks Lorraine.

Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia's Musical Bridges at Radisson Hotel

Call 2567 3000 and get your tickets today.

The 12th Super Brand Bazaar Exhibit at Crowne Plaza

Family Seasonal Concert by the Ahmadi Music Group at the New English School, Jabriya

Performed (almost) annually for 60 years, the Ahmadi Music Group Family Seasonal Concert is THE way to launch the season.  Full of old favourites and new favourites, a mix of serious and silly, and with lots of audience sing-along and the hot vibe of the Sharma Band, it will remind you why this is "the very best time of the year". 

After the concert, join the choir and the band for a delicious seasonal buffet.

At New English School in Jabriya, tickets and info at

See you there!  Tickets and info at

American Business Council Annual Christmas Party

Please RSVP to no later than Wednesday, 3 December 2014, by 3 pm.


To ensure all children receive a gift from Santa,
parents must declare all children (to include age and gender) that will be in attendance, prior to the RSVP deadline.

Otherwise, ABCK cannot guarantee that your child will receive a gift….

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SHOCK Value @DarAlFunoon

Design Diwan is opening on Wednesday November 26th at Dar Al Funoon from 6-8pm.

The topic of the month is "Shock Value," a discussion on shock art and its value in today's contemporary art market.

See you there! Follow @designdiwan for details

Monday, November 24, 2014

'Learn and Help Others to Learn' Fun and Learning Carnival @Discovery Mall on 29 November

Aswat 2 - Traditional Arabic Music and French Hip-hop Event

More details [link].

Pink Friday #NicenessIsPriceless Anti-Bullying Walkathon

Winter Camp for the Little Ones at Tiny Toes

The nursery is conveniently located in Salwa,  a densely populated area for expats, and next door to Bayan, Mishref, and Rumaithiya. There is a special offer is for the Winter Camp. Most private schools are closed during Christmas break, TinyToes will remain open during the break, just perfect for those parents who can't take a couple of weeks off to take travel. TinyToes have extended hours, where children can stay from 7:30 AM till 4:30 PM.

Check their active Instagram page (@tinytoeskw) or website: or the above mobile number for more details.

Beautiful Big Rainbow near to Kuwait Towers

I think it's a double rainbow you can just see the other one coming out of the top of the the tall tower. I wished for world peace and thin thighs.

The Southern Restaurant for Thanksgiving Weekend Okay so website's not working yet thank you for letting me know. Restaurant is in Maboulah call for details 9894 9799.

Camel Races

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Nelson Mandela Cricket Cup Kuwait on 29th November

When: 29 November, 2014
Where: Sulaibiya Cricket Ground
The South African Embassy announced in a media statement that all arrangements are in place to host the first Nelson Mandela Cricket Cup for Youth Development in collaboration with Kuwait Cricket, the official governing body of Cricket in the State of Kuwait. This one day cricket carnival will feature dedicated local cricket teams and top young cricketers and is scheduled to take place on 29 November 2014 at the Sulaibiya Cricket ground.
According to His Excellency Delarey Van Tonder, South Africa’s Ambassador to Kuwait, the Nelson Mandela Cup is aimed at honoring the positive international legacy of Nelson Mandela in accordance with resolutions of the United Nations and in support of South Africa’s international program in celebrating the country’s first twenty years of Freedom and Democracy.

Controversial Kuwaiti Artist Shurooq Amin on BBC's Hard TAlk

Monday at the Market


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mexican Mariachi Night at Amricani

Mexican music concert by Mariachi Romatitlan, on Sunday, 23 November, starting 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre, (free entrance).
Mariachi is a form of folk music from Mexico. It originated in the rural areas of west-central Mexico at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

The 39 Steps at BSK

The World’s Highest Theatre – The Act - Fuses Pioneering Cuisine with Cutting Edge Entertainment at Their Opulent Sky-Top Venue in Dubai

Perched across the 42nd and 43rd floors of Dubai’s five-star Shangri-La Hotel, overlooking the Persian Gulf sits the world’s highest theater – The Act – fusing cutting-edge entertainment with gourmet Peruvian cuisine, their opulent sky-top venue offers a unique feast for all the senses.

Pushing the boundaries of gastronomy, acclaimed Head Chef Roberto Segura Gonzales presents a modern and creative twist to Peruvian cuisine. Having trained alongside master chefs such as Osaka’s Zuzumo Oshiro and Richard Sandoval of Toro-Toro fame, Roberto has developed a truly unique menu fusing the vibrant flavours of his homeland Peru, with influences from the finest Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Official Culinary Advisor for the Peruvian Consulate in the UAE, Roberto Gonzales is not only an ambassador for food culture, but heavily involved with the region’s culinary output, taking a central role in organising a plethora of food festivals and exhibitions each year.

A visit to The Act will see diners choosing from a wide range of freshly prepared enrollado platters, selecting creative dishes from their a la carte menu such as Ceviche Al Wasabi – An Asian twist on the Peruvian classic; Tiradito de Beef Anticuchero – Seared Tenderloin with Avocado Sauce and Togarashi Spice; or Enrollado Lan - Seared Hamachi with asparagus tempura, cucumber and avocado. With their own take on tapas, The Act also offers a special taster menu featuring a selection of dishes from across the menu.

Complimenting their prestigious cuisine The Act is home to the first dinner show in Dubai, bringing an equally impressive performance to the stage with an exclusively curated production running Monday through to Wednesday. Thursdays and Fridays see the finest in variety performance from around the world with acrobats, dancers, contortionists, burlesque and every shade of performance art taking to the stage.

Placing incredible attention to detail into every aspect, The Act’s stunning Victorian interior shines and shimmers from every surface, beautifully ornate and immaculately presented. Always looking for creative ways to make their customers feel involved with their experience, a much loved team of hosts in the form of Drinky Bear, The Rabbit and the Human Lamp are on hand to welcome and attend to guests in what amounts to a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

LWDLIK - So want to go here..Reminding me of Maya, Vegas, Moulin Rouge and Cirque du Soleil in a sushi roll. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Essential Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes from

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away — do you have your menu planned? Whether you're hosting this year, or have been asked to make a dish for a potluck Thanksgiving, we have 30 essential recipes that cover the classics and also offer something a little new.
You can make classic mashed potatoes, or brighten them up with a surprise vegetable. You can bake a classic pumpkin pie, just like Grandma's, or spice it up with extra ginger and a graham crust. Green bean casserole, or green beans with lemony almond topping? Take your pick; we have all the essentials you need for a classic holiday, and a few new ideas that will bring an extra dash of delicious to your Thanksgiving celebration.
Last week Faith shared The Kitchn's outdoor Thanksgiving gathering in California, which I think perfectly highlights small changes to classic Thanksgiving dishes. Instead of making traditional stuffing, there was grilled bread dressing with cranberry and leeks. Instead of roasting a turkey, there was agrilled spatchcocked turkey. The same basic ingredients, just reimagined for the place and theme.
Of course, both the classic and unique Thanksgiving recipes should be given a big, hearty welcome on any table this month. The bird, side dishes, desserts, and drinks – pick and choose at your leisure. When Thanksgiving is about sharing food with people you love, anything you want to eat goes.

The Bird

From the traditional method (put it in the oven and roast until it's done) to a more innovative approach (spatchcocked! grilled!) we have you covered. Either way, though, consider dry-brining your turkey for maximum juiciness and flavor.

The Traditional

Something New

The Trimmings

The trimmings get the same traditional/traditional-with-a-twist treatment here. One simple and classic recipe, and then one with a little something new.


Mashed Potatoes


Green Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Bread & Salad

Bread is the star of some Thanksgiving tables; others push it to the side. Both of these recipes are simple, classic, and always welcome. And don't forget salad — it's rarely something with a serious tradition attached, so you can do whatever you like.



The Dessert

There are a few classic essentials for the Thanksgiving dessert table — pumpkin pie, pecan pie. But why not switch one up this year and make an extra-spicy pumpkin pie, or pecan pie bars instead of the traditional?