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Final Entry Bu Yousef: The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

Just one entry from Bu Yousef, but oh, what a great one! Thank you, Bu Yousef and Umm Yousef! 🙂

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You know, I think I am going to skip the voting. The photos are all so different, and all so good. Thank you, all, for your participation. You had some truly spectacular photos.

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Holiday, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 5 Comments

WooHOO Mathai, Newest Entrant in The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

Wow. Mathai, you captured the magic of the holiday lights, and the sheer joy of being outside in this wonderful weather of Kuwait-in-“winter”.

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Gorgeous!

March 3, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, Events, ExPat Life, Holiday, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos, Weather | | 10 Comments

NWB Additions to the Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

Woo HOOO, NWB, and love the photos!

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March 3, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Entertainment, Events, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Holiday, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 1 Comment

Sheer Bliss: The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

Q8Dutchie gave permission to add this one National Day Holiday Challenge photo, which in my heart I call Sheer Bliss. Grown-ups think the foam thing is awful. Children think the foam thing is wonderful (unless they get some in they eyes, or some jerk is spraying insecticide, or hair removal creme, or . . .)

OOps! Not the time and place for my soapbox! Especially with the joy in this photo!
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I love the way she captured the action going in the background while, for one instant, this one little girl stands still. 🙂 Well done, Q8Dutchie!

March 3, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Character, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Holiday, Living Conditions, Photos | | 6 Comments

Woo HOOO, Q8Dutchie: The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

Don’t you love it? All these different view, what the eyes are seeing? People around the world who have never been here are catching a glimpse of the two day – and in this case, because it was added on to a week-end, a four-day extravaganza of a holiday, for Kuwait National Day and Kuwait Liberation Day.

Thank you, Q8Dutchie, for sharing your eyes with us!

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The best photo of all I can’t share – Q8Dutchie’s child, covered head to toe with foam, eyes gleaming and grinning from ear to ear/ 🙂

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Cultural, Events, ExPat Life, Holiday, Kuwait, Photos | | 4 Comments

Ansam Enters The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

Woo HOOO on you, Ansam! Thank you for some truly fresh perspectives on Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day:

When I first saw this one, I thought it was the roller-coaster ride in that little park by Jarir Bookstore:

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I love this one; it is the draped flag in the middle that captures my heart:
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True Kuwait Magic – sushi in the shape of the Kuwait Flag:
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Just awesome:
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March 1, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Events, ExPat Life, Food, Holiday, Kuwait | | 8 Comments

The Great Kuwait National Holiday Challenge

We have a wonderful week coming up – Liberation Day and Kuwait Independence Day, back to back. If you haven’t already made the trip downtown to see all the fabulous lights, go for it. There is also a house along Highway 30 (Fehaheel Highway) with a HOUSE SIZED flag on it, and many many houses with huge flags – it is a stirring sight, seeing so much love of country demonstrated.

Your challenge for this week: Go forth and show us what you see. Show us the faces, show us the lights, show us the celebrations. Show us the “arda” (I might not have spelled it right, the war dance done with swords), show us the children, show us the hooligans. Show us the weary cops. Show us the multiple facets of Liberation Day/Kuwait Independence Day.

The prize, as usual, is recognition by your fellow photographers, and photography connoisseurs. We vote, but the voting can be heavily influenced by mass manipulation and politicking, so the photos we share, we share for the love of the challenge. If you haven’t played before, it is easy.

You send your photo or photo to me, Intlxpatr@aol.com, 550 pixels maximum in any direction, and I will print them with your name. At the end of the challenge – I am arbitrarily saying March 7th – I will post a poll and people can vote, but the major part of the fun is taking the photo and having your photos posted so your fans can make encouraging comments.

Show us what you see this week. 🙂

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Education, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Kenya, Kuwait, Lies, Living Conditions, Poetry/Literature | | 8 Comments