Many don’t know this, but there’s Banksy-inspired art in Kuwait City on a huge wall of a guy with his face covered wearing a dishdasha throwing flowers at a heart that says “I love you, Kuwait”. It was creatively done having purposely drawn the art on a corner. I’m sure it was inspired by this work of Banksy’s.
I love that someone is finally raising awareness about this issue, I am fed of seeing inconsiderate people taking disabled people’s parking spots because they’re closer or there aren’t any spots available. The Arabic text on the bus translates to “Their place is for them”, indirectly saying it’s not for you. You can read my story when I fought people to stop parking on the disabled parking spot.
The results were very interesting to say the least. Although the majority got the answer correct, a lot of people got it wrong too. That’s because no one could see what other people wrote and just copy/paste the popular answer. The correct answer was 4 hats were hanging on the wall. There were 175 comments in total, user answers have now been unhidden.
The 3 winners are below (chosen at random)
1. Debin Davis (screenshot)
2. roopa (screenshot)
3. Mike (screenshot)
Winners must respond within 36 hours, so everyone else still has a chance at winning if one of them doesn’t respond on time.
I was invited to take part in a calligraphy workshop Your AOK was hosting and being a fan of calligraphy it turned out to be fun. Your AOK is a network that hosts workshops with lecturers they handpick as well as having a platform where you can upload your work online, something like a local Behance.
The workshop I attended was lectured by the calligraphy artist Nugamshi, which covered the basics of learning proper tools and techniques with a fun session at the end where everyone would practice Nugamshi with a broomstick.
The final step was for everyone to grab their broomstick and walk to the fountain downstairs then start practicing Nugamshi on a big scale. I must admit a group of people all holding broomsticks walking around in the street looked like we were about to go clean a big dirty area.
I am looking forward to more of their workshops, I might join a photography one soon. There workshops range in price from KD 60 up till KD 200 which are reasonable considering I normally see workshops go for KD 300+ in Kuwait. There latest workshops can be found their blog [here].
I blurred out the image because it’s definitely not a pleasant thing to see, I can’t believe dog meat was being sold in Kuwait let alone rotten meat. Police confiscated 2,000 kg of meat that was going to be sold in cheap for butcher shops and customers by an Egyptian butcher. Police are also investigating stores that have bought meat from this butcher.
This reminded me of the horse meat scandal that took place in Europe last year where they found traces of horse meat in a lot of meat sold in supermarkets. I’m pretty sure I’d be shocked if I was actually shown what I have eaten unknowingly, horse meat would probably be on the list.[Source]
It is unfortunate that a lot of huge projects done in Kuwait are won by the firm that offers the cheapest price, in fact it’s so bad that we have an entire stadium in Kuwait that was built with equipment so cheap it can’t withstand a full stadium (read: Jaber Stadium).
In the recent bid to build Kuwait’s new airport Chinese firms are becoming more preferable over European firms because they are cheaper. One of the firms that withdrew from the bid was quoted saying “Kuwaiti government of preferring the cheapest option over quality”. I hate would hate to see history repeat itself.
I’m running a fun and somewhat challenging contest on the blog and there will be 3 winners that will win a 50 KD voucher from IKEA. IKEA’s app has some pretty cool features and to get the answer to the contest question you’ll go through some of them. Below are the steps you need to take to get the answer.
- DownloadtheIKEAAndroidoriOS app
- After you download the app, select your country “Kuwait”, select your prefered language and download the IKEA 2015 catalogue (this is what it looks like)
- Open the catalogue in the app and go to page 81 (you can use the scroll bar on the top of the app to quickly navigate to page 81).
- Click on the 360 pop icon (this is what it looks like)
- Hold your phone still while the app takes you inside the room of page 81. This will take about 30 seconds to 45 seconds to load, sometimes more.
- After taking a 360 degree turn of the room with your phone answer the following question:
How many hats are hanging on the walls?
Post your answer as a comment below.
- Contest will stop after 5 days and 3 winners will be chosen at random
- Only 1 Entry Per User (2 or more entries will cancel you out the contest)
- Winner must respond within 36 hours, else another winner will be chosen at random
All comment submissions will be hidden (to avoid giving away the answer) until the end of the contest
My cat isn’t that hairy but these lint rollers are a must for every cat and dog owner. You just rub them on your cloth and they will remove all the lint, hair and extra fibers on your cloth making them look like they just got out laundry. They’re available at Muji, IKEA and Ace Hardware, each different brands.