Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kuwait's Renovations (AKA another reason to complain about corruption & stall everything)

Jaber Al Ahmed Hospital
Everyone's noticed how the landscape in Downtown Kuwait has changed over the last year or so. New, high-rise office buildings, new hotels, Kuwait Business Town, Arraya's expansion, etc...all towards building a true financial district. This happens, of course, without preparing the emergency services (Fire Brigade, Ambulance, etc) with the proper equipment, like long ladder trucks!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pink Floyd's Latest Album is a Silent Success!

Pink Floyd - The Endless River
I've had Pink Floyd's latest album, "The Endless River" on my iPod since it was released back in November 2014, but wasn't really in the mood to discover new music until a few weeks ago. 

Up until then, I was jamming to some of my old Trance/Techno collection, some Police/Sting music and a playlist filled with some of the best movie soundtracks no one really knew about, like this one.

Sounds like a strange taste, that last part? Try listening to the soundtrack on this clip and tell me you don't feel like robbing a bank afterwards (especially around 4:27, the bit where the mask is off!)

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.