To my pleasant surprise after complaining about some speed bumps in Qurtoba are almost undetectable they actually got properly painted. I don’t know if it was because of my blog post but I’m just happy I don’t have to suddenly halt every time I pass by this road anymore. I wish they’d just remove it altogether, that’d be even better.
According to Gulf News the average Kuwaiti family spends KD 3,723 every month, 14% of that budget is spend on food, nothing new there. Families also spent less than 4% on health care and education, mostly because the government pays for both. I wonder what’s the average of the other GCC countries.[Source]
I guess the government will be using that money to install even more cameras on the streets. The estimate is almost double the revenue earned from traffic fines in previous years which was around KD 25 – 30 millon. Hope they use some of that money on improving the infrastructure of roads.[Source]
Spotted this yesterday when passing by demuscus street. Artificial turf is basically fake grass, they are made of tiny fibers to look like natural grass. There’s a good and bad part to it. Artificial turf requires less maintenance; there’s no need for water and grass doesn’t grow but there’s going to be a lot less grass to eat for grasshoppers and other insects.
Well this is something you don’t see everyday, rather than firefighters using their equipment on fire they turn on the police instead. They’re protesting against government’s tougher retirement plans. In Belgium firefighters retire at 58 arguing that their job is to physically demanding to work when they’re over 60. I’d have to side with firefighters on this one.
I was at a government building the other day that smelled like a smoking lounge when I read this sign. Asking smokers politely to smoke in their section area is not an efficient way of banning smoking. Avenues is a non-smoking mall and I can’t help but smell the smoke all the time. Many smokers wouldn’t care less about other people’s health. Laws must be enforced.
It’s been months now since all the restaurants in free zone have been shut down by the government. And yesterday, my favourite garage was also been down. I’m not sure how long will this continue, or why the sudden rules and regulations but I really hope everything goes back to normal soon. I use to go to Caribou free zone to study, was my favourite spot and I can’t do that anymore.