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.
An architect friend, who’s upset about the demolishing of the old Chamber of Commerce taking place today told me about a protest that will be held at 4:30pm today to stop the demolishment taking place. The chamber is considered part of Kuwait’s heritage which is why some people are raged about this.
In defence of the owner who wants to demolish it, that wasn’t his initial plan. He didn’t want to demolish the Chamber. He wanted to renovate the chamber but the municipality didn’t give him permission to even though he worked with a studio and everything was ready.
I like the comment from 3ubaai on instagram, “My favorite building is getting destroyed!! Madness is when you start or let someone demolish pieces of your history. Kuwait Chamber of Commerce’s former building in Kuwait City is being demolished now. The demolishment began last night. This is an important emblem of Kuwait’s modern heritage, and we were even looking to list it along with some of the surrounding buildings on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.”
The protest will take place at the Chamber of Commerce (4:30pm today), to find the location click [here].
Photo courtesy of Yousif_j
Since today is national day, thought it was relevant. There are over 100 360 degree images of Kuwait in 360 cities website, some of them are really good. Those who have never been to Kuwait can take a good insight on what it looks with a scent of Kuwait’s atmosphere. To browse the 360° images click [here].
As a guy, I get really annoyed when someone flirts in front of me while driving. They block the road with their car, they generate traffic and they act like idiots for the most part. So I can’t even imagine how annoying it is being a girl that’s tailed for 20 minutes and getting signals from the guy behind you to stop.
That is what happened to one girl who couldn’t take it any longer. She stopped her car so the guy assumed she was ready to take his number. When he reached her door, she lowered the window and stabbed him 3 times then waited for police to arrive. The guy was taken to Al Mubarak Hospital.
I don’t support violence or how she handled the situation but I can understand how frustrated she was, specially with some girls having to deal with this on a daily basis. I guess the guy won’t be giving out his number any time soon.[Source]
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]
The Breakfast Club’s first branch was in Fintas, they were open until 3p.m everday serving breakfast. They’ve now expanded and opened a new branch in Kuwait City a few weeks back, so I passed by to review the place now that they also serve dinner and lunch. I like how they somehow managed to have pancakes as main courses with heavy sauces. continue reading»
They use to be an online store but they’ve expanded to opening a store a the Avenues. I once posted about them when they released a new collection that included the cool red rooster. When I passed by yesterday they have just released their summer collection which includes “Greetings from Arabia” shirt. Their prices are pretty reasonable and I like the fact that owner is doing most of the designing.
To celebrate Kuwait’s National and Liberation day Wataniya turned their new building into a huge screen showcasing a video about Kuwait. The video starts at 7p.m everyday and will go on until the 28th of February. No idea how they pulled it off but looks much better when you’re there seeing it live. I wish I could play Battlefield 3 on a screen this big, I would never lose a match.