After it mysteriously disappeared from supermarkets for years one of my favourite snacks is back in the market. Spotted this at Qurtoba Co-op, I bought a full box in case they ran out quickly. I prefer this Twix much more than the original ones. I just hope it’s not a one time promotion and disappears again.
I posted last year when Qurtoba Co-op finished a part of its’ renovating and which looked really good, but that appears to be the best part. Everything else finished renovating and it looks neat and well organized but nothing special. I guess they can now fit in more products with the same space. Waiting for Pick Yo to open up in Qurtoba.
I got use to the dull and plain design to be honest, since I’ve been going to the Co-op ever since I was a kid. To my surprise I passed by yesterday and they’ve completely redone the fruits section, the bakery section and added some things to make the place look more lively.
They’ve only renovated around 20% of the Co-op, my guess is they’ll close down portions of the supermarket to renovate until they eventually complete the whole thing. I’m liking it so far, doesn’t feel like a government supermarket anymore, more of a private sector.
Thought I’d share my experience when I got so fed up of seeing non-disabled people parking at the supermarket’s disabled parking spot few days ago. The experience was insightful, in a good and a bad way. It was sad to see how frequently people parked there and good to see they knew what they were doing was wrong after being confronted.
I was heading to my car when I saw a girl get in the parking spot in the photo above, I stood infront of the pole and pointed at the logo. She politely left the spot and I went inside the mall to get a few things from the shop. Few minutes later I come back to see an Indian driver parked there.
The driver wasn’t disabled either, he left the car and looked in a hurry. I confronted him about his mistake and he was quick to admit he knew it was wrong but he was in a hurry and wouldn’t take more than a few minutes to leave. His mentality of the situation is wrong and it’s shared by many, it’s not about how long you take to leave, it’s about you parking in a designated spot that is not for you, regardless of whether you need a minute or an hour to finish your task, it’s simply wrong to park there.
After a few minutes of arguing he gave me a pissed off face, said something I couldn’t hear and went inside the car to park somewhere else. Right after he left an old lady parked in that spot and she looked fine, there was no disabled sticker on the window that I could spot.
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