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10 Weird Things Tag

. . . or things you didn’t know about me.

1. When I was ten years old, I won a prize for getting five shots under a dime. I was a sharpshooter – at 10!

2. How many people do YOU know who are born in Alaska? I’m one.

3. My high school proms were held in the Heidelberg Castle.

4. My high school graduation was held in the Heidelberg Castle.

5. My sister was married in the Heidelberg castle.

6. I met my husband during my sister’s wedding preparations, and we eloped 6 weeks later because we wanted to be married, but neither of us like the stress and visibility of a wedding.

7. Some of my photos have won prizes.

8. I won a set of encyclopedias once by writing an essay.

9. I surprised myself by being a highly successful fund-raiser. I never thought I would be good at asking people for money, but when it was for charity, I was really really good.

10. I am an introvert who looks like an extrovert.

I tag Skunk
Kinan
1001 Nights
Little Diamond
Elijah

Tell us 10 thing weird or that we wouldn’t know about you.

April 2, 2007 Posted by | Alaska, Blogging, Community, Cross Cultural, Experiment, Marriage, Mating Behavior, Relationships, Social Issues | 11 Comments

TanUrEen in Fehaheel

A friend asked me if I had ever been to TanUrEen, in Fehaheel. Not only had I never been there – I had never even heard of it! When she took me there, I was astounded. I had driven by it a million times, and never even knew it was there.

TanUrEen is at its best at this time of the year, when you can sit outside in the gardens. The night we were there was very comfortable, not too cool nor too hot. This is the perfect time of year for a visit.

There are tables all through the gardens as you enter, in the “see and be seen” section, and then, off to the right, there are private cabins and to the upper right, larger family cabins, near the children’s play ground. Although any given evening there are a LOT of children, they are all behaving themselves (at least they have been when I am there) and there isn’t a lot of noise. For being near a major road, and in the middle of a city, it is a very quiet restaurant, even with lots of people, and if you get there early enough to choose a cabin, quiet AND private.

The food is Lebanese, with a concentration on mezzes and grills, but being Kuwait, they also have a good selection of fish and shrimp. I can promise you that both the grilled shrimp and the hamour are excellent. The mezzes are all freshly made, and, of course, they have their own baker, and the thin, hot, puffy bread is delivered to your table fresh from the oven. It doesn’t get any yummier.

The service is excellent, very personal, and the waiters are all in suits and ties. We find this a great place to go with friends, where we can enjoy one another’s good company and excellent conversation.

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Above are the tables in the open garden area, where there is also a waterfall.

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These are the cabins in the family section, open so you can keep an eye on the kids. There is another section of cabins that are more circular, more private, if you don’t have children with you.

April 2, 2007 Posted by | Adventure, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Weather | 13 Comments