Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Forgot I had a Blog!

It's been almost a year and a half since I posted my last blog...I totally forgot that even had a blog! I only remembered when, in passing, I was discussing some analytics tools at work with a colleague when, suddenly, I had a "DOH!" moment and remembered that I haven't blogged in ages!

Not that my blog's anything to write home about (see what I did there?), but in this day & age of advanced graphics, faster internet, and great TV shows, one hardly has the time to note down every rant that springs to mind. 

Not only that, but I've found a few draft entries that I never published, and - to my astonishment - are actually quite good topics to put out there, so I've decided to re-kindle my affinity to writing - meagre as it is, in the hopes of maybe reaching a larger crowd than the automated spider bots that report to Google Analytics!

So, I suppose that this is the first entry of many more to stay tuned.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Idiot's Guide To Things To Do in Kuwait

So you're in Kuwait, and you're looking for something to do...and your mind's blank because this isn't Europe, or Dubai...or Bahrain either!

What to do? How do you kill the extra time in Kuwait? (of which there's plenty!)

Well, you can stay at home & surf the 'net, or stream a flick or two on a media player (provided that your ISP's speed is capable), order in from Talabat or some similar service, and just munch & crunch the night away.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

10 Years Later: Iraq & Kuwait

Image source:AFP
I've noticed quite a lot of hype over the Western Media about the 10th Anniversary of the US-led Invasion of Iraq (and Arab media, who of course copy-and-paste all current events from the Western Media, as they usually do!).

"U.S.-Led Invasion"! Think about it....

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

An Idiot's Guide to Politics in Kuwait

Image taken from Arab Times Online
This post is actually a re-written article that I'd saved earlier, as part of my "Idiot's Guide To.." series, of which there's only been one article published so far (!). I hope you enjoy it as much as I've written it.

As with everyone else, I've watched closely the developments that took place since the Parliment was dissolved, all the vote-buying, tribal primaries, storming of the House Of Parliament, storming the Al Watan TV Headquarters, the scandals, etc., I followed every rotten political trick that was ever implemented in Kuwait during the last 12 months,  and here's my piece of mind:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kuwait's Ministry of Unhealth

I took my 4 year old to have her regular vaccination shots the other day, as per the Ministry of Health's schedule that was handed to me after her birth. We first drove to the Faiha clinic, as usual for all the previous vaccinations, only to be told that the schedule's changed and now they only do vaccinations on mornings!

WHY??? I don't know.

So I drove to Adailiya's Al Sager Clinic, and asked where to go for children vaccinations, and sure enough, it was there, on the first floor at the Preventative Health department, and I was directed to the first floor, pulled a number and waited patiently.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sh. Saud Nasir Al Sabah

I'm not easily moved by any particular public figure, as I have an overall belief that any public figure isn't as public or as open as one may be led to believe. Ulterior motives and conspiracy theories aside, however, there are a select few of them that I feel personally attached to, Sheikh Saud Nasir Al Sabah was one of them.

I say "was", because I'm quite saddened to say that he has passed away last night, after a long struggle with illness lately. And while a part of me is quite saddened to have heard this news, another part of me is relieved that he has passed onto the afterworld, finally rested and free of the grim realities of this world.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Kuwait's Healthcare System: Part 1

Due to a series of recent, unfortunate circumstances, I was forced to experience-first hand-what it's like to be at the receiving end of Kuwait's Public Healthcare System, and I can say with no ambiguity nor uncertainty and it positively and collectively SUCKS! Aside from the small isolated pockets of sanity and humanity here and there, the entire system needs the ministerial equivalent of a full-scale lobotomy, and that's if it needs to be up to par with similar countries like, say, Bahrain! (More on that later)