I don’t know what the connection is between animals and Qurtoba Co-op but it’s strong. Two years ago I caught a cat running around the same co-op and took her home with me. This time it’s a dog just sitting there while security and management are confused on why he’s there and how to approach him.[Source]
QortubaMe have done a great job in their previous project, the playground is now much greener and cleaner. Although this campaign started for Qortoba supported by people in that area it has expanded to 27 other areas where people are contributing with money and effort to clean up and rebuild their area.
I listed the current ‘AreaMe’ instagram accounts, if you’re part of any of the areas below you can follow your area to stay updated on projects and achievements. I love that this entire campaign started by youth who wanted to see positive change and isn’t sponsored by any other than the goodwill of people.
A group of volunteers who live in Qurtoba decided to make a change, they’re cleaning up the area and setting up events to make Qurtoba greener and cleaner. I’ve lived in Qurtoba for more than 15 years and I’d love to see some changes. A decrease in the ridiculous amount of speed bumps would be one of them, unfortunately that’s not doable.
They currently have a volunteering event
tomorrow (Saturday 6th) that’s set to change Qurtoba’s playground to a much greener look, includes filling cracks and painting surrounding walls. Any Qortuba resident can volunteer and/or donate (KD 10 maximum donation). More details can be found [here].
Photos taken from QorubaMe’s instagram account.
Update: Due to bad weather, event has been postponed to Saturday 12th
I was heading home yesterday when I hit heavy traffic because cops started blocking roads entering Qurtoba. When I asked they told me this was for practice. Guys started pouring in Qurtoba from every direction. Some people were holding the Kuwaiti flag with the color red replaced with orange. Took me around 30 – 40 minutes just to find a way to enter Qurtoba. I don’t mind protesting to get your voice heard but not at the expense of others.
Photo courtesy of Kuwait Times
Two years ago I posted about Co-Ops in Kuwait stopping Kinder Surprise and switching to Kinder Joy. The reasons weren’t clear but Kinder Surprise does pose public healthy risks since a kid may unknowingly choke on the object. I was surprised to find it in Qurtoba C0-Op for a hefty 295 fils. The stock they’re bringing is from Belgium, so it won’t be lasting long.
Looks like Qurtoba Valley is finally getting some recognition and food chains are opening one after another. Three months ago Subway opened up and now we have Quiznos. To read my review click here. I passed by yesterday and had their Mesquite Chicken which had cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and ranch sauce. Quiznos is located beside the supermarket.
We finally have something that’s not Burger King in Qortuba. The store is pretty small but I’m fine with that. They opened 2 days ago in one of the blocks, not next to the supermarket. The place isn’t easy to reach so I put a map just in case.
They don’t have delivery right now but will in a few weeks according to staff. McDonald’s should be opening soon as well.
Update: Subway Qurtoba now offers delivery.
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