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Sleepy Saturday Sunrise


Ummmm. . . . morning . . . . 🙂 . . . Kuwait . . .

It is cool this morning, clear skies, another glorious Saturday in Kuwait.

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Adventure, Beauty, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, sunrise series, Travel | 4 Comments

Does Malawi Law Ban Farting?

Don’t you just love the internet?

I knew the photo I was looking for to illustrate my post on going to church today, and it took me about three pages of internet search to find it. When I found it, I also found an article that totally made me laugh. It is so hilarious.

Malawi row over whether new law bans farting
By BBC News
Fri 04 Feb. 2011, 13:30 CAT

Two of Malawi’s most senior judicial officials are arguing over whether a new bill includes a provision that outlaws breaking wind in public.

Justice Minister George Chaponda says the new bill would criminalise flatulence to promote “public decency”.

“Just go to the toilet when you feel like farting,” he told local radio.

However, he was directly contradicted by Solicitor General Anthony Kamanga, who says the reference to “fouling the air” means pollution.

“How any reasonable or sensible person can construe the provision to criminalising farting in public is beyond me,” he said, adding that the prohibition contained in the new law has been in place since 1929.

The Local Courts Bill, to be introduced next week reads: “Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.”

Chaponda, a trained lawyer, insists that this includes farting.

“Would you be happy to see people farting anyhow?” he asked on the popular “Straight Talk” programme on Malawi’s Capital Radio.

He said that local chiefs would deal with any offenders.

When asked whether it could be enforced, he said it would be similar to laws banning urinating in public.

This is the article from which I stole the photo of a man

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Africa | 5 Comments

A New Job Offer?

This is a new one, from my Intlxpatr e-mail, from my unknown friend Hayley Ashcroft:

How are you? I just returned from my oversea trip back to Scotland.I hope your not surprised that I contacted you in this manner.Never mind,it is quite necessary to introduce myself ,I am Miss Ascroft Aisha Abdullah,I work with Marathon Oil Ltd UK as assistant senior supervisor.

It might interest you to know that I have Asian blood, my dad came from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and my mom from Surabaya in Indonesia ,my both parents lived in UK,unfortunately I lost my dad when I was still in college, and that was the reason why I had no opportunity of knowing my father’s relatives but it is ok. It is my heart desire to take vacation leave from our company and visit Asia for the first time .It is no longer a news that Asia is developing so fast and catching up with developed countries with a lot of tourist attraction centers,it gives me so much joy because I want to witness it and be part of it.

I do not mean to inconvenience you ,I do not want to employ a tourist guide when you are there.I will appreciate it if you can spare your time to welcome and accompany me,never mind I will take care of the expenses. Could you please tell me little about yourself and let me know the nearest airport to you?

I await for your reply

My Regards

Pardon my cynicism, but nothin baby, it ain’t free. You want to pay all the expenses? LLLLOOOLLLL!

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Scams | 2 Comments


“Just get on 30 and head North,” my friend told me, and then proceeded to give me further directions. It’s really easy.”

My hands started sweating as soon as she mentioned 30, and I couldn’t even hear the rest of her instructions. I wasn’t ready. Even though I had driven in Qatar for three years, when I arrived in Kuwait, it was a whole new level of driving madness. My first trips were Saturday mornings to Fehaheel, when everyone else was sleeping. Slowly, slowly I built up my courage, and maybe a month or so later, I got on 30. Later, 40 and within a year, there wasn’t anyplace I couldn’t go.

Starting over, it isn’t taking me so long, but after being gone a year and a half, the aggressiveness of the driving in Kuwait is still a bit daunting. This morning, Friday morning, I did get on 30 and drove into Salwa to go to church.


How can you live like this???

The stink! The STINK!!

How long has it been? Hasn’t it been almost a year since the sewage plant stopped functioning? Where is the fix?? It must be murder on the beaches, and it is surely hell to have to get up to that STINK every morning.

What is the forecast for fixing this problem?

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Bureaucracy, Community, Customer Service, Environment, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions | 4 Comments