This guy is a fitness freak (that’s what he calls himself) and posts photos on his [instagram account] hanging from places. That includes horizontally sleeping with a pillow mid-air at the gym. He specializes in Calisthenics, which is rhythmical movements, generally without using equipment. Below are more of his images.
Pinot is a popular Indonesian vine and pen artist, his been in Kuwait for 7 years and l loves it. Talking to him recently he felt a lot of Kuwait’s beauty isn’t published enough or at least known to the public. So he started #7yearsinQ8 hashtag on instagram where he draws his favourite places, I included a few to this post. You can visit his [instagram account] for more.
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Many didn’t even know there was a Kuwait hockey team. The video is an overview about the Kuwaiti team done by a Swedish news source. They apparently were the first Arabic hockey team on the Olympic games which is impressive regardless of if they won any matches. I love how the coach expresses how happy the team is living in a desert their whole lives and now there’s too much snow.
A lot has happened during Kuwait’s blackout few days ago but it wasn’t all fun and candles, there was a lot of acts of kindness too. Like the guy in the photo above, he put on the high visibility jacket on and helped out coordinate one of the places that had disabled traffic lights, his not the only one either. I’ve seen similar images including sometimes a group of guys helping.
Someone was having his wedding on that unlucky day when everything suddenly went dark, instead of calling it off early they lit up some candles and the ceremony continued. I’d say he lived through a pretty cool wedding and has an even cooler story to tell his kids when they grow up.
There was a football match during the blackout between Al Arabia and Al Salmiya teams. When the lights went off both sides of the fans started waving their phones which from a wideview was eye-catching. I wonder whether the game continued after the lights went on or if they called the game off.
Abdullah Al Senafi, a blind citizen had a tweet that went viral that day when he mentioned everyone was fearful in his area when the electricity went off except him, he was living his life like any other day. A wake up call to those who take the gift of eyesight for granted, we couldn’t handle minutes of darkness, imagine a lifetime.
Last but not least is the video of the Qatari attempting to bring back some electricity to Kuwait back from his country. No one should take it seriously, in fact I think Kuwait had the most laughs out of it.
As for the reason of the blackout, it was due to a 2000MW unit knocking out at Subbiya power plant.
In case you want to celebrate home away from home, Radisson Blu in Dubai is having a “Kuwaiti National Day Package” offer but unfortunately there’s nothing Kuwaiti about it. I was hoping they’d have a taxi pick you up from the airport with national music playing, then have a red carpet to your apartment and the entire apartment would be a combination of Kuwait’s flag colors. Well, not really, I was being sarcastic.[Source]
Wokhay is a new Chinese dinning restaurant that opened up near Green Island (it’s before the entrance). I have to say the food I tried was better than excepted. We ate a big variety but I’ll focus on the food we enjoyed most on this post. Sultan Center card holders have a 30% discount for a limited time, which is a great discount in my opinion.
I have tried the Hot & Sour Soup more times than I can remember but have never liked it until now, this one tasted just right. It’s a popular Asian soup that comes with small chicken pieces, spring onion and crispy wanton strips. To open up your appetite I would recommend ordering this, and it’s not a light soup might I add.
Chicken Lettuce Wrap was also a really good appetizer, it’s kind of obvious you have to pour some chicken on a big lettuce wrap and crunch your way through it. The appetizer doesn’t come with a sauce so if you’re crazy about sauces like I am, I would recommend ordering a dynamite sauce on the side.
Apparently no Chinese restaurant is a Chinese restaurant by Kuwaiti standards if it doesn’t serve Dynamite Shrimp. Their dynamite shrimp tasted similar to the one at PF Changs except you get a bigger portion, I would say you get around an additional 50% of shrimp.
What started out as a service a group of guys programmed in their Dewaniya for fun that they named 6alabat and later sold to another company has now been sold to Rocket Internet for 150 million euros (~50,191,000 K.D). This is a huge achievement and I think this marks Tabalat as the most successful start-up to be founded in Kuwait. I guess that leak didn’t effect the purchase price.[Source]
A word from their CEO;
Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet said: “The online food takeaway sector is currently undergoing tremendous change. With the newly created Global Online Takeaway Group, Rocket Internet is at the forefront of consolidating the key markets in one of the most attractive online sectors. The Middle East is one of the most attractive markets with significant growth potential and highly attractive EBITDA margins. The acquisition of Talabat.com is another important step in our long-term global Food & Groceries strategy. We believe in the long-term growth potential of this space and are excited to take advantage of opportunities to build out our global leadership.”
It’s been announced in many places that NAASA (which is a made up company that doesn’t exist) announced there will be a star called NX0015t (also fake and non-existent) will be born today and seen from Kuwait. I’ve seen many get super excited about the star, little did they know it was a cheesy and somewhat confusing way of an advertisement by Lexus to announce a new car they are releasing. They were trying get a big buzz going then announce the star was actually a car.