Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mindfulness Body Workout at Nouriah Residence, Bneid Al Gar

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Live Band and DJ at Aspro Tonight

Last Qout Market of the Season at Al Shaheed Park

AWARE Cultural Centre Events Schedule for March

Food of the Middle East brings with it a variety of exotic flavors. While some dishes will be fragrant others will be spicy, delicate or at times, even syrupy. From dates, saffron rose petals and orange blossom to cardamom or cumin - these are but a few of the ingredients comprising the fascinating cuisine of the Middle East. This is a 4 week course (March 8 – March 29) Course day: Thursday Course Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Course Fee: K.D. 30 per person Very Limited seats! Advance registration required at info@aware.com.kw

Food of the Middle East brings with it a variety of exotic flavors. While some dishes will be fragrant others will be spicy, delicate or at times, even syrupy. From dates, saffron rose petals and orange blossom to cardamom or cumin - these are but a few of the ingredients comprising the fascinating cuisine of the Middle East. This is a 3 week course (March 12 – March 26) Course day: Monday Course Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Course Fee: K.D. 20 per person Very Limited seats! Advance registration required at info@aware.com.kw

Where Do We Go Now? is a 2011 film by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki. The film premiered during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of Un Certain Regard. Synopsis: Christians & Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights & misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence. When tragedy strikes, the women find themselves driven to make a deeply personal sacrifice for the sake of peace. Movie Duration: 110 minutes. Refreshments will be provided.

By Dr. Teresa Lesher Is Islam a religion of love? Is Allah a loving God? How should Muslims express their love for God and others? Join Dr. Teresa Lesher on March 13 at 7 pm as she presents the Qur’anic verses and prophetic traditions that discuss love – God's love for us, our love for God, and our love for each other. Q&A and general discussion will follow. Dr. Teresa Lesher holds her PhD in Information Science from the UK and is now associate professor at the Kuwait College of Basic Education. She held the position of General Manager of the AWARE Center for three years. Advance reservations required at info@aware.com.kw

By Iman Martin In this modern world cross cultural marriages are becoming more and more common. However, as with any marriage it's not all plain sailing. What are the pros and cons of such marriages? How do societies view them? What are the common issues faced? What does Kuwaiti society feel about such marriages and what's the Islamic viewpoint? Are there any benefits for the children from these families? Discussion and Q&A will follow the presentation. Advance reservations required at info@aware.com.kw

By Iman Martin Scenario: You've just arrived at Kuwait International airport and notice the wide array of costumes all around. A local gentleman is wearing a long white thobe and white headdress while a group of women are wearing the traditional long black Abaya and hijab (cloak & scarf). Another glance and you view a woman fully covered with niqab (face veil). If one were to ask the man why does he choose to dress as he does? He'd likely respond, "It's my culture and traditional dress dictates my clothing choice". Yet if the same question was addressed to the women they might respond, "It is our religion which dictates the way we dress". This is just one example so join us as we reveal many aspects between religion and culture of Kuwaitis' daily life.

For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience. This is a 1½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it. Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque.

Kuwait Today

Friday, February 23, 2018

A New Record Holder for Longest Flag in the World - Kuwait

Schedule of Celebrations at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre

National and Liberation day events taking place at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre
Public Events:

25th & 26th of February at 7:30PM
LED Laser and POI International Show
At the Amphitheater next to the Fountain

25th of February
Traditional music with Salam Al Amari at 9:30PM in the flag area next to the fountain

26th of February
Traditional Music with Almas Band
9:30 at flag area

Celebrations at Kuwait Towers 25th and 26th from 1-5pm

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Taking The Kids To Dubai This National Day Holiday? Are They Already Driving you Nuts? Still Time To Consider Boarding School or Summer School with the Help of Anderson Education

Upper Crust Eid Al Watani Pizza Kit For Kids Ready To Order

DJ Night at Argan Square, Salmiya

Fitness Boot Camp at Al Shaheed Park

Meeting point is in phase 1 near to the escalators to the car park and the water fountain feature park.

5800 Cases of Abuse Filed at Philippines Embassy in Kuwait Over the Last Year

May you rest in peace Joanna. 

I'm just watching the BBC News and they are addressing the issue of maltreatment of domestic workers in Kuwait. 7 deaths of Filipinos domestic workers last year alone and a whopping 5,800 cases of abuse filed with the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait over the last year. #Kuwait #humanrights #swsorg #OFW #Duterte

As the wife and mother of Kuwaitis this really hurts, doubly. Firstly, my heart breaks for this poor girl and the 1000s of others suffering abuse, non-payment of salaries, no day-off, etc. And secondly, it is so painful to see all of Kuwait and Kuwaitis tarred with the same brush. I hope and pray that rules will be enforced to ensure the safety and dignity of all workers here and those who dirty Kuwait's name to be punished to the limit. 

Happy National Day.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Zain National Celebrations Horse Jumping Competition

Friday start is 2pm and Saturday is 11am

The Bucharest Orchestra at JACC in March

Karen Konnerth and her Puppets Perform Aesop's Fables at YCC

Tuesday is KD 1 Pancake Day and Free Drink for Privilege Card Holders at IHOP

Kilmitain at Sadu House with 21-Time Jet Ski World Champion Mohammed Burbayea

Calling All Budding Writers

This is what I think I know. We all have a story. You may not think you do but you do. It may be raw open wounds that you can't face or rationalise yet but you will. I think knowing your story is about timing. You may know other stories but it takes a while and some insight to know yours. The good thing about knowing your story I believe is what you learn from it that makes it yours,of course there can be many chapters of the story. The story is always changing and we don't know where it will go but it's yours. Can we change the outcome of the story? Absolutely. 

Your story is like the first trip to the therapist and you pay to talk about you and what's bothering you, no input from the therapist. It happened to me on my one and only trip to the therapist it was like an ephiphany. Bam! Here I was hearing myself complain about the most inane things and I realised that's why you verbalise out loud so you can hear yourself whine. Therapy done. KD 35 for a epiphany is pretty good value. Writing can be your epiphany. The Writing Hub is holding a local writers one day conference which could encourage you to share yours, at least with yourself. The Writing Hub Conference details [link].

The End.

Food Festival at Meeting Point Julaia

Game of Thrones Star at The Comic Con in Kuwait