September 19, 2014

Sexy talkin' and your Arab Man

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There is nothing sexier than a hot guy with a terrific sense of humor and a sexy foreign accent.  If you're an expat girl in Kuwait then you definitely know what I'm talking about.  Trying out the local flavor isn't all chicken machboos and Mutabbaq samak. ;p

Unfortunately for me, H sounds 100% American and doesn't have any trace of a Kuwaiti accent.  (Luckily his Kuwaiti kickstand makes up for that! Lololol! ;p) He likes to speak in English at all times and that includes impersonating Southerners, rednecks, gangsta rappers, the New Jersey Italian Mafia and other local accents that keep me in tears from laughing so hard.  When he does speak Arabic (in any situation) it's such a turn on.  To me he has the sexiest voice I've ever heard.  When he speaks in his native tongue it only amplifies his sexuality and attractiveness.   If we're in the house and I hear him on the telephone, etc. we don't leave and if we're outside I whisper in his ear TAKE ME HOME!

I was having this intense conversation the other day with my Canadian friend and it ended up with her teaching me some new, sexy, Arabic talk.  (Dead wrong: I thought I already knew all the romantic, naughty talk. ;) I love to speak to H in Arabic when we're alone and intimate.  He just prefers speaking English so much that he still speaks it in bed when I encourage him to "get local 7ayati".  Even when I ask him repeatedly to switch to Arabic he does it for a few minutes and then it's back to English. WTH!!! You're Kuwaiti! :p So if I talk romantically or a little dirty in Arabic it drives him crazy and he'll stay in Kuwaiti mode for longer periods of time.  Unfortunately, it's back to English always at the crucial ending point. Damn! ;)

So expat ladies married to or dating Arab men: Is it a turn on when he speaks to you in his language? Do you prefer it when you get romantic your freak on or am I the only one? 

My Canadian friend who is dating a Bedouin guy with a heavy accent says I should just count my blessings that he's so romantic, attentive and speaks such good English.  Her Bedu does not and she's having hilarious, major communication problems.  I'll save that for another post.

September 16, 2014

Kuwaiti alternative rock band: The Bee's Knees [Official Music Video]


I saw this on 248am and had to repost.  The Bee's Knees (minus the name) is so alternative rock and fresh for Kuwait's youth. They're also adorable and will probably have Kuwaiti girls screaming and chasing after them from mall to mall.

Anti-American camel ;) attacks US Soldiers in the Kuwaiti desert

                                                 Via Semo English [YouTube]

September 15, 2014

Visit Q8 Books in Kuwait

Q8 books is a used bookstore in Salmiya.  They accept cash and payment via Next Pay app. Various genres of books are available there.
It is located within Bayt Lothan in Salmiya next to Marina Mall overlooking the Arabian Gulf Street.
Opening hours:
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm.

September 12, 2014

How to wear the Ghutra like a Gulf Arab Guy


We went shopping for H at Salhiya and he picked out another Zegna suit (my favorite *whistles*).  We also went back to his favorite designer Ghutra shop, Al-Omara, for a few new fu-fu ones. He kills me with his overly expensive taste,  Kuwait men! Whatcha gonna do? ;p  Then we went to eat at one of my favorite restaurants in Kuwait:  the Terrace Grill.  So yum! Love the place. Love my Hayati.

September 11, 2014

Remembering September 11, 2001: We will never forget!

God bless all the victims and their loved ones.  Thank you to the heroes who rushed in to help others and save lives.  We will never forget your sacrifice and courage.

September 10, 2014

Brush Café in Kuwait

I found this cute little café in Adiliya.  As an artist and coffee addict how can I not love this place?

Brush Café is located in Adiliya, next to Kathma Stadium, sandwiched between Boubyan Bank and Giggles. 
Opening times are from 9am - 11:30pm.  Tel: 965 550 35666.

I love living in Kuwait and traveling the world!

September 7, 2014

US Navy Reservist indicted on attempted rape and brutal attack of Army Captain on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in 2010

They finally caught him!!! If he's guilty send him back to Kuwait for what he deserves: [YouTube]
Fingerprint plus a DNA match, and cold case gets hot

By Tim McGlone
The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk [repost]

Her attacker broke in through a back door while she was sleeping. He tied her up and held a knife to her throat. He said he wasn't going to rape her, that he was hungry and just wanted money.

But he did rape her. A month later, he returned in the middle of the night to the same house near Ocean View. He bound the woman and her teenage daughter with duct tape and raped the girl.

Norfolk police investigated, but the case went cold.

Two years later in Kuwait, in 2010, an Army captain was showering when a man whose face was covered by a shirt snuck up behind her holding a box cutter. She tried to fight him, but he began cutting and punching her. He turned her around, then suddenly ran away.

Through DNA testing, authorities discovered that the genetic profile matched in Norfolk and in Kuwait. But the attacker's DNA did not match anyone in the FBI's database.

About a year ago, Norfolk police discovered a match between a fingerprint found on a condom package at one of the 2008 attacks and a Norfolk man, Amin Jason Carl Garcia, according to court records.

Garcia was a Navy reservist who had lived in the Ocean View area in 2008 and who served in Kuwait in 2010.

On Jan. 2 of this year, a Norfolk Circuit Court grand jury indicted Garcia in the Norfolk attacks.

Authorities found him in Brooklyn, N.Y., seven days later. Last month, the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a federal charge of attempted rape against Garcia in the Kuwait attack.

Police were surprised when they learned that Garcia was their suspect. He was a track star at Norview High School who won numerous local and state meets. The Virginian-Pilot named him a top-10 track athlete in 2006.

A hamstring injury ended his career and cost him a scholarship. He joined the Navy right out of school, serving in India, Kuwait and Afghanistan. As a petty officer second class, he worked as a utilitiesman maintaining plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. He had a clean record, collecting 10 awards and decorations.

During an interrogation in January, a Norfolk detective told Garcia he'd done a lot of positive things:

"Your character is not bad. This doesn't sound like the kind of thing you would do. Going back to your character, you're not a guy who's on the street. You're not on the street gangbanging, shooting and robbing.... You're a good, hardworking guy."

Detectives and agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service were careful in their pursuit of Garcia after finding the fingerprint match. They found him serving in a Navy Reserve unit in the Bronx.

On the weekend of Dec. 14, "NCIS investigators shadowed Garcia," Special Agent Samantha Martin wrote in a court affidavit.

They watched him eat a meal at the base galley. He walked away leaving behind two cups, a fork and a half-eaten banana. The agents seized the items and sent them to a lab in Norfolk for DNA testing. Court records say Garcia's DNA matched samples taken from the crime scenes in Kuwait and in the first rape in Norfolk. The records aren't clear as to whether there was a DNA match in the second Norfolk rape, but police had Garcia's fingerprint from that crime scene, lifted off a package of condoms left behind.

In 2008, Garcia was living about a mile from the rape victims' home. They suspect he spotted the woman and plotted an attack, court records say. At the time, the victim was a 38-year-old chief petty officer.

She described the attack to a detective while in a hospital emergency room during the early morning of Aug. 28, 2008.

He first tried to shove a pillow case in her mouth, then held a knife to her throat.

"He kept saying that all he wanted was money and he wasn't going to hurt me," she told the detective. "He put me on my stomach and tied my hands behind my back."

After he raped her, he started asking her all kinds of questions. He noticed her Navy uniforms hanging up and, inexplicably, called her a baby killer.

"He said he liked me and asked if he could come by and visit," she said in her statement. Then he tied her legs with the cord of an iron. She felt the water from the steamer drip on her body. He stole $200 and left. She managed to untie herself and call 911.

He returned the night of Sept. 23, 2008, while the woman and her teenage daughter were sleeping, according to court records. He bound both with tape and raped the teenager, the records say. (She was not home during the first attack.)

During his interrogation in New York in January, Garcia told a detective that the sex was consensual that August night, but he stopped the interview and asked for a lawyer. Later, while awaiting trial, he filed papers in court saying he had an alibi the night of the second attack. He was with two friends, each of whom backed him on it.

Garcia's case went to trial last week in Norfolk Circuit Court. He did not ask for a jury. A judge convicted him of all six counts: burglary, rape and robbery in the August attack and robbery, burglary and abduction with intent to defile in the September attack.

On Aug. 21, the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a complaint in federal court charging Garcia with attempted aggravated sexual abuse in the Kuwait attack.

At the scene of the April 29, 2010, crime in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, authorities recovered the tan shirt that the attacker wore over his head. It was covered in blood. Garcia's DNA was found in some of the samples, court records say.

Garcia, 25, remains in jail and will be sentenced for the Norfolk convictions Dec. 12. He does not yet have a date to be in federal court.

His attorney, James Garrett of Virginia Beach, did not respond to phone messages.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his victims.

Paris Hilton invades Kuwait?

Photo credit: TMZ Source: @gbanegas987
"No wonder they hate us!" TMZ Staff
So who's rushing out to the Gate mall to buy a Paris Hilton bag? ;p