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Cursing Around the Neighborhood

Staff writer Al Watan Law and Order:

KUWAIT: A police patrol car is reported to have been badly damaged in Shuwaikh’s residential area while security forces were chasing an unidentified man believed to be a drug addict. It has been gathered that the chase was prompted by a tipـoff received by police that an unruly person was cursing around the area.

Reportedly, as police officers approached the man’s vehicle he was asked to pull over, but he failed to comply. The security forces accordingly engaged him in a chase which caused the patrol car to crash. The chase is reported to have ended in Jiwan area where the suspect was eventually arrested. He has been since referred to the concerned authorities for further action.

This is Kuwait. I honestly have no idea whether this man was believed to be a drug addict because he was “cursing” around the neighborhood, or “cruising” around the neighborhood. This is Kuwait – it could be either!

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April 5, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Language, Law and Order | 14 Comments

Drama Queens of the Economic Downfall

Thanks, KitKat, for a hilarious look at the economic downturn. Cats are such drama queens!

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April 5, 2009 Posted by | Charity, Community, Humor | 5 Comments

The Newest Mac Attack Ad by Microsoft

LLLLOOOOLLLLLL!

“Macs are more about the aesthetics” (and oh-by-the way, avoiding viruses, ease of use, etc etc etc!)

“I’m a PC because I’m really picky.”

LLLOOOLLLLL!

April 5, 2009 Posted by | Marketing | | 6 Comments

Brilliant Sunrise, 5 Apr 09

Goooooooooooood Morning, Kuwait! 🙂

It is going to be another gorgeous day in Kuwait. Don’t let this “heavy fog” deter you. When I got up, the sunrise was so bright, I couldn’t see the sun, it was refracted all over the sky. I was only able to get the shot by focusing on the reflection of the sun on the water.

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It is going to be a fantastic week – sweet warm days and cooling off evenings, perfect for sitting outside and drinking coffee, visiting with friends – and a little later in the week, a chance of more rain:

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AdventureMan and I saw Journey to Mecca yesterday, along with about 500 others living in Kuwait. The movie is still packing people in! The audience was about 3/4 full with children, and I thought “oh this is going to be great, crying children and people talking on their cell phones.” I was SO wrong. Although the movie theater was full, I did not hear a single phone, I did not hear a single crying child – the movie held us all spellbound. We loved the movie, and we loved seeing it in the IMAX theatre.

(There are special headsets for non-Arabic speakers, with the dialogue in English. We didn’t know; they just spotted us as probably-non-Arabic and handed us the headsets.)

Sometimes, I am just slow. My niece, Little Diamond, had recommended a book called Travels with a Tangerine: From Morocco to Turkey in the Footsteps of Islam’s Greatest Traveller, but it was not until yesterday that I got it – that Ibn Batuta was from Tangiers! Sometimes, I am just slow . . . sometimes I can grasp subtleties but the obvious escapes me totally.

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You can buy this book from Amazon.com for a mere $10.17 plus shipping. Yes, I own stock in amazon.com.

You can also probably find it at the Kuwait Bookstore, that amazing store in the bottom of the Al Muthanna Mall, near the Sheraton Circle downtown.

April 5, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Africa, Arts & Handicrafts, Biography, Books, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Interconnected, Kuwait, Living Conditions, NonFiction, Travel | , , , | 7 Comments