Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pictures around Kuwait

Hello there, Superman
This dhow was on the beach at Al Kout.

 Human projectile loaded
Haven't figured out this car yet
I just love when 5th ring is closed
Taco Bell opening soon in Salmiya
Douchebag parking job

The comedians from the House005 show brought by MadStand Entertainment
 Turns out to be a Corvette
The reason Taco Bell shouldn't deliver

 Anybody want a green "Hulk Burger"?
They could always pair up the "Hulk Burger" with this "Hulk" cake that looks like he is on 'roids- I'm here to pump you up!
There's always something to see in Kuwait!

Happy National Day Qatar

Qatar holds a special place in my heart, wishing you many more years of success!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fleet of gold plated cars in KSA

Maybe it's the same guy who will pay Kim Kardashian 1 million dollars to spend the night with him? 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy National Day Ba7rain

Congratulations on another year!

Kuwaiti girl finds her Filipina Mother

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: A Kuwaiti woman who has been longing to see her Filipina mother sought the help of the Philippine Embassy and the local media to help her find her mother whom she has not seen for 16 years now.

“My name is Fatima. I am 21 years old, Kuwaiti citizen. I’m married to a Kuwaiti citizen. I already have one son. He is two years old. I am here to look for my Filipina mother,” said Fatima.

The only remembrance that she has of her Filipina mother was a photo and her photo when she was only eight months. Fatima remembered her mother’s name as Evangeline D Reginaldo. Fatima could not hold back her tears as she recounted her story to the Arab Times.

She was born in the Philippines on August 25, 1993. She and her mother returned to Kuwait but her father divorced her mother when she was just five years old. Her father sent her mother home to the Philippines and her father asked her mother to leave her behind in Kuwait.

Fatima narrated that for several years, her father made her believe that her mother had died. Her father only revealed the truth to her when she was 17. When her father passed away in 2011, Fatima decided to search for her mother. “Now I have a son, so I am feeling like if I lose my son, I will go crazy. So how about the feeling of my mother? I am thinking about her—me, as a mother. She is searching for me. She is missing me plus I am missing her. I miss her from the beginning. All my friends they have mothers. I didn’t see her, I didn’t feel the love of a mother,” stated Fatima.

Fatima cannot contain her emotions as she longs to see her mother. “Nanay Evangeline, I need to see you again. I will do anything to come to you and see you. Explain to me what happened and why all that time, you’re far from me. I miss you a lot. I need you in my life again,” she cried.

Fatima has been saving up for the great reunion with her mother and she will immediately fly to Manila once her mother is located. “I don’t know what to tell her. But you know, my whole life I didn’t have a mother so I think I will hug her only. I will not say anything.

Only, I will start to kiss her and hug her. That’s all. I don’t know what to say. I am missing her,” she shared. Fatima appealed to the embassy and to the local media to help her find her mother.

The embassy vowed to extend all the possible assistance to her. “She shall have our support in terms of looking for her mother, so she can find her. We will search for her mother all over the Philippines using our offices in the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs). It’s a very heartwarming story. We are so inspired to see someone who sees the Philippines as her home and that makes us proud of our country,” said Philippine Charge d’ Affaires Atty Raul H Dado.

UPDATE: She has since found and spoke with her mother- story link

Monday, December 15, 2014

Steak n Shake- Bneid Al Qar Kuwait

Welcome Steak n Shake Kuwait! Tonight was an invite only opening for the owner and his company employees, the owner happened to be my ex-boss from five years ago. So with his invitation we had a great dinner, four different kinds of burgers (Jalapeno spicy, bar-b-que, double and single) along with hand cut fries and shakes (mint, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) which were really nice. When the restaurant is opened to the public there will also be salads and other items.
Love the classic pictures

 You can see everything being made
International staff with big smiles and ready to get it started

 Original quote from the founder who brought the see what you eat idea to his restaurant

 The staff were local, some from USA  and these guys are from Spain

The international staff will only be here for a few months and will return to their countries, hope they leave with a good idea about Kuwait- be nice people!

I think Wednesday will be the soft opening. Once completed the upstairs will have a lounge type feeling for kicking back and drinking coffee. I had never tried this place before as we had In-N-Out in California. The burger was like Smash burger and Elevation burger, sorry guys no protein burgers but if you ask for lettuce instead of a bun they can help you out.

Steak n Shake- Bnaid Al Qar- 22320110

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Family day at Mubarakiya

I don't see Kuwait having a winter this year unlike last year at this time it was freezing cold and raining. But the weather is cool enough to enjoy the outdoors and Mubarakiya is a great place to spend the day.
First stop was grilled lunch with hummous, salad and fresh Irani bread.

 Next stop wandering the fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, these tiny apples were so cute I had to take a picture.

 Plaque next to the museum in the center of the market area
 Bisht for females, these were made of felt, they were charging 30 KD which is kind of expensive considering it is Mubarakiya. Gone are the days of bargaining and cheap prices.
 These fancy ones were 15 KD

 For all you neon lovers
 My favorite pots

 The newest craze seems to be everyone going back to the past and here are tea pots with matching grills to heat it up.
The whole matching set
 What's left of the original old market

One old building barely hanging on
Original building materials of early Kuwait

Cute dress ideas for the price of 45 KD

I wish someone would save that crumbling old building since there are few old structures remaining in Kuwait.