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Bu Yousef: Fancy a Date? Great Kuwait Market Magic Challenge


Woo HOO, Bu Yousef! This is one great photo! I can almost taste the date, but even better – I love the gleam on the vendor’s face! More, please, Bu Yousef!

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Character, ExPat Life, Food, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Local Lore, Photos, Shopping | | 8 Comments

DaisyMae: Number 1 Entry in the Great Kuwait Market Magic Challenge

DaisyMae is our first challenger, with recent photos from the souks. Woo Hoooo on you, DaisyMae! Thank you for showing us the markets through your eyes.





WHO is next? Is it YOU? 🙂

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, Cross Cultural, Cultural, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos, Shopping | 3 Comments

Odd Couple / Best Friends

I love this one, sent in today’s e-mails. Just the ticket to warm your heart on a cold Kuwaiti night in January 🙂

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Friends & Friendship, Interconnected, Living Conditions, Relationships | , | 4 Comments

NBK Scam Letter

This is a total hoot. Like I really have an account under the name “Intlxpatr”. My friends, if you get this letter, do not click on the blue type and go to the website which will LOOK a lot like NBK, but will not be NBK. DO NOT give them any information, none! If you have the slightest doubt, go to your bank directly, but do not give these identity thieves any information!


Dear valued Watani Online Bank member:

Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your Watani Online Bank Account has been locked for your security.
This has been done to secure your accounts and to protect your private information.
In case the login attempts were not done by you..
At Watani Online Bank we care about your security .
So, for your protection we are proactively notifying you of this activity.

If you did not trigger this lockout, follow this link to Log on to your Watani Online Account:
Click here to unlock your online account

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for using Watani Online Bank !

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Blogging, Bureaucracy, Crime, ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Kuwait, Lies | | 10 Comments

Sensitive to the Atmosphere (Sunrise 13 Jan 09)

Good morning, Kuwait, and a great morning it is. I could feel the change in humidity, I have this weird sensitivity to atmospheric pressure. I can feel some changes – like in Florida when a thunderstorm is building, I can feel SO depressed, suicidally depressed for no reason, and as soon as the storm starts storming, it’s gone, just like that.

Yesterday, I had an almost-headache, the atmospheric kind. I got up with it and by noon it was gone. Today – not a thread of pressure left. It’s another great day in Kuwait.

It is, theoretically, cold again, but because of the low himidity, it actually feels warmer than yesterday, when the humidity carried the cold into my bones.


And it is going to get colder, and then jump warmer:


I can’t stay home in this weather. Not a cloud in the sky, good sweater day, great driving day, great day to be outside. Have a great day, Kuwait!


January 13, 2009 Posted by | ExPat Life, Living Conditions, sunrise series, Weather | 1 Comment