November 29, 2010

Look What I found at the Camp Arifjan PX in Kuwait

Today I went to Camp Arifjan and you know what that at the PX store for some goodies.  I turned down one aisle and to my amazement I saw all of this nasty junk food from back home.  I immediately thought of Fahad and his Twinkie cravings.  That's just adorable, a fitness, healthy lifestyle, guru, cutie pie craving yucky yuck junk food. 

I love sweets but I am not into those kinds of snacks at all.  My parents would have never allowed that stuff in the house. They were served at a 'White Trash' party in the USA and I actually ate a few.  (At least I think I did.  I don't really remember all the fine details...hiccup!) You can just blame that incident on us drinking a lot of warm draft beer and Jello shots.

I really luv them Twinkies y'all...

November 27, 2010

Call Me the Blog Matchmaker

Trying to be Fahad and Eat Like Mira but on his cheat day he would see his mistress: the bndq8 food blog

(Bond always has at least 2 gorgeous girls in every movie.)

(Jared Leto would be their driver ~ Go Swera ;P)

His & Hers q8 and Dear Baby Blog (Hint hint ;)

ExpatandtheCity and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Thanks Justnoon ;)

November 26, 2010

La Dolce Vita ~ Italy in December ~ What a Great Idea

Since I do not have enough time off from work to go home for Christmas I was thinking to return to Italy for a third time. Should I visit friends from university again in Rome? Relax under the Tuscan sun again while I enjoy the Italian sweet life?

I can do whatever I want because I'm going solo and he says that's okay. This is a good sign. I plan on eating my weight in pasta, white pizza, gelato and sipping on Vernaccia di San Gimignano until I become tipsy. I don't even want to shop except for having some shoes made. Just the idea of planning my return to Italy in December makes me feel happy.

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ~ Chauncey Mitchell Depew

No woman will ever be satisfied because no man will ever have a chocolate penis that shoots out money. ~ Author Unknown

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones. ~ Cher

November 21, 2010

His Rules

His Rules...

1. Live in Kuwait because of his career and family.

2. Live with his family until we build or buy our own house.

3. No male friends except work colleagues.

4. I can continue to work until I become a Mother but I have to find a job that doesn’t require me to work so many hours. He said that once we are married I do not have to work.

5. I can remain Christian but our Children will be raised as Muslims.

6. We can still have Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Halloween celebrations.

7. I can continue to wear Western style clothes but they must be conservative. I do not have to cover my hair or wear Middle Eastern Style clothes.

8. I cannot drink any alcohol ever again after marriage.

9. He will not be the boss of me but I have to consult him first before I make any decisions regarding travel, work, family, etc.

10.  Once we are engaged we can do certain things. Once we are married we can do everything except for what is considered non-Islamic. 

My Thoughts…

I enjoy living in Kuwait but I’m not sure if I can stay here forever.

There is no way I want to be a newlywed and live with his parents. That would take all the fun out of marriage for me. I’m afraid his Mother might make life difficult for me to say the least.

I suggested we have our own rented villa until we get our house. We can still keep an apartment inside his family’s house and stay there from time to time. That didn’t go over well.

I have male friends that are like family here. I understand his point so I will respect his wishes.  Hopefully my friends will become his friends.

I love my current job but it is taking a lot out of me. I will try to balance career and family life. I am not the type to be a stay at home wife. When I become a Mother I do want to raise them myself and be there for my children. No maid will ever take the place of their Mommy.

Religion is the hard part. I would rather teach them both religions and let them decide for themselves when they get older.

I will always celebrate my beloved American and Christian Holidays.

I already dress conservative so that isn’t a problem. However, I wear a bikini when I go to the Western, hotel beaches and pools in Kuwait with my girlfriends. When I swim at my apartment I wear a one piece.  I told him I will wear a one piece but he wants me to wear that Burkini thing. Can you imagine my tan lines? Nope, I won’t wear one of those big things.

I am not an alcoholic but I do drink outside of Kuwait. I enjoy wine with my meals, cocktails with the girls and cold beer on game day. We are arguing about this rule because I will remain Christian so why the need to give up alcohol?

We will be a team as husband and wife so we both should consult each other before making any major decisions.

I will be a lady in the street and a freak in the sheets.  He laughed when I told him that.

Keeping Secrets:

I have been honest with him from the start but I haven’t told him everything. We started out as friends and I wasn't looking to meet anyone or get married. One of the things I will never tell him about is this blog. I know I will have to end this chapter of my life if I become his wife. Don’t worry…I’m not going to start a cupcake business or become a Stepford wife. I will still be me. ;P

November 19, 2010

Oooops, I think I tripped and fell on Mr. Right when I wasn't lookin'

Oooooooooh NO! I’m not ready! I'm too young. I wasn't looking! I'm afraid! I didn't see you did you find me? I don't know if I am ready to start this. I don't know if I can stay here forever and you can't leave.  I am so far from my family, my friends, my country. I want to hide from you or run but...

You are amazing and almost everything any girl could want. You are so intelligent, kind, generous, romantic, poetic, taller than me, handsome, protective and even a little stalkerish.  I know you will never give up until I say YES! I'm almost ready to surrender and agree to spend my life with you here in Kuwait forever.

Or I could run like

November 15, 2010

New Policy Aims at Preventing Kuwaitis from Marrying Foreigners

Panel eyes higher grants to overcome dowries problem

Arab Times, Kuwait City, Nov 14, 2010: In an attempt to discourage Kuwaitis from marrying foreigners and other Arabs abroad, the Committee for Limiting Kuwaiti Marriages Abroad has drafted a new policy whereby such marriages will be certified only if the Kuwaiti is 21 years of age or older, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Informed sources said the committee, which was formed by justice minister, is planning to submit a comprehensive report to the Cabinet suggesting Kuwaitis who marry their compatriots within the country be granted higher grants in order to overcome the problem of high dowries.

Sources said the committee will coordinate with neighboring countries to benefit from their experiences in this regard. The committee is also against the extending of minimum marriageable age limit for girls in the country and wants to curb the phenomenon of ‘Kuwaiti-foreigner marriages.’ Sources say representatives of the ministries of Justice, Interior and Foreign Affairs will hold a meeting this month to discuss some important proposals in this regard.

If you fell in love and wanted to marry a foreigner would this stop you?

Dangerous Behavior at the Kuwaiti Bus Stop

From one of my apartment windows I can see a bus stop on a popular highway...

This morning I was drinking my coffee and catching up on my favorite Kuwaiti blogs when I noticed a white Mercedes with dark tinted windows pull over to the bus stop. There were two ladies waiting for a bus dressed in long dresses and hijab. They didn't look Kuwaiti from the style of their clothes but my window is far away. Maybe they are from another Arab country or East Asia?

One of the ladies walked up to the passenger's side window and started talking to the driver of the car. I couldn't tell who was in the car because the windows were very dark. Maybe it was one guy or more? I couldn’t imagine it was a girl with dark tinted windows but I could be wrong. Then she turns to the other lady standing about ten or more feet away and I just knew she was asking her to get in the car with her. I was thinking NO!!! Don't do it! How could you even consider getting into a strangers car? I was hoping that if she did get in his Mercedes that her friend would get in with her (safety in numbers).  She might have a chance at escaping with her friend if the situation turned dangerous. Suddenly she gets in the front seat, passenger's side and her friend does not join her. She remains at the bus stop as this stupid, daring lady drives off with a total stranger down the highway.

My heart sank thinking was she so oblivious to the dangers of hitchhiking? Does she read the Arab Times Crime section? Is she so poor that she was willing to take the risk? Or is she a prostitute who was just waiting at the bus stop for a customer to drive by and pick her up? I guess I will never know but I pray for her safety because nobody deserves something terrible to happen to them no matter how ignorant or immoral they are in their life.

November 14, 2010

What I'm Singing Around My Apartment...

I love having my own apartment in Kuwait.  I can do whatever I want when I want.  Like singing this awesome song at the top of my lungs while I'm dancing around my flat. :P

November 13, 2010

Ouch!!! You are freakin' killing me!

House of Pain

Enough is enough!!! I need help please finding out which salon in Kuwait has the best complete body waxing with less pain. I'm currently paying 23 KD to a Filipino lady that used to do a wonderful job but now she is just torturing me on a monthly basis. I swim year around so I maintain my waxing every 4 – 6 weeks.

It all started when her American boyfriend found out she was cheating on him and dumped her. Her Brazilian method used to barely hurt but now she is moody, careless and frightening when she holds hot wax in her hand close to my ‘honey pot’. I feel like a naked deer in headlights as she approaches my delicate skin with her hot wax stick of pain. She flips me over in more positions then a porno star as she rips my sensitive areas without any care at all. When my future hubby asks me how I learned all of these freaky positions I can honestly say that my waxing technician taught me. ;P My *screams* can be heard all over the salon and when I exit the room I hear giggles from the other staff. This is one good reason alcohol should be legal in Kuwait because I would sure get my drink on before entering her spa torture chamber.

I'm fair skinned and she has burnt me on my arm and thigh the past two times. I expressed my concerns to her hoping she would take better care but to no avail. I even counseled her on her American boyfriend issues to help her get through her depression. I tip her really well hoping more pay will equal less pain.  That she will return to waxing me the way she was before her self-inflicted crisis.  All she does is talk about missing him and his money while she rips my skin off.  I hope they get back together for her happiness and so my life will return to normal.

My hair is too blonde and fine for laser treatment so I have to stick to body waxing. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on where to go in Kuwait. I prefer an upscale salon with a comfortable massage table and a relaxing room for body treatments. They should offer various types of waxing. Thank you. :)

November 12, 2010

Mornin' & Evenin' Restaurant for a Hawaiian Breakfast in Kuwait

Mornin' & Evenin' Restaurant serves international dishes from around the globe. It's owned by a British man and his Filipino wife in Fahaheel. My Pacific Islander friends from Hawaii, Samoa and the Marshall Islands go there all the time. It's one of their favorite places to eat in Kuwait.

Islander girl goes there on a regular basis and she sent me these photographs from her breakfast last week. They are open 7 days a week from 6 AM - 11 PM. I've been there several times and the food is simply delicious. I’m always too busy eating and talking to my friends to take pictures. Thank you Islander Girl & Double D's for the photographs. The restaurant is small but cozy with a very friendly Filipino staff.

Some of their amazing menu items you might enjoy:

Breakfast: Full English Breakfast, Build your own Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Breakfast Burrito, Croissants, Molletes, Pancakes, Fruity Yogurt, Chilaquiles, Waffles, Crumpets, Biscuits and Gravy. 

So much to choose from...Various British, American, Mexican, Filipino, Japanese, Thai and Pacific Islander items.

Lunch or dinner: Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Steak or Chicken Tacos, Enchiladas (love them), Burritos, Nachos, Burgers, BLT, Mediterranean Salad, Greek Salad, Fattoush, Tabbouleh, Chicken Wings, Shrimp or Calamari Tempura. The list goes on an on for your favorite food from around the world. 

Friendly Staff who will bring you anything you ask for with a smile

Loco Moco is a dish native to Hawaiian cuisine. It consists of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy.

$$$ Great value for your money $$$

Tapsilog breakfast 1.950 KD ~ Salt-cured beef, fried rice and fried egg

Islander Girl eating her Tapsilog breakfast with chop sticks

Double D's Breakfast ~ American pancakes which comes with your choice of syrup, chocolate sauce, honey, fruit toppings such as banana, strawberry and blueberries.  With a side of turkey bacon or chicken sausage and hash browns 1.750 KD with American coffee .500 KD 
(Their pancakes are fluffy and delicious! Their American coffee is really good and not bitter at all like most places.  Ask for warm milk for your coffee to keep it nice and hot.  Be sure to ask for extra butter and heated syrup for your pancakes.)  

Hash browns with chicken sausage
(Their hash browns are homemade and to die for delicious.  I always need to add a little salt since they do not add that much.  I do not care for their chicken sausage because it's too sweet.  I always order their turkey bacon when I have their pancakes.  Double D's (Islander Girl's ) Bff likes their chicken sausage so I guess it's just me.)

Location: Fahaheel
(close to The Early Bird restaurant)
Blk 8, St 37, Bldg 17
Souk Sabah Fahaheel
(Near MBC Sign Maker)
Open 6 AM - 11 PM ~ 7 days per week
Tel: 9403-4021

One of my favorite readers sent me this picture below.  He loved the food and has been to the restaurant twice since my review.  :*

November 8, 2010

I bet he was like 5'4 and weighed 125 lbs...

Policeman held seducing ‘foreign’ woman in market

Arab Times, Kuwait City, Nov 6, 2010: Hawalli securitymen arrested a policeman for harassing an American woman and urging her to commit immoral acts, reports Al-Rai daily.

The policeman allegedly followed the American while she was shopping at a mall in Salmiya and kept flirting with her and even attempted to give her his telephone number. When the woman confronted him, he verbally abused her before leaving the premises. The woman then called her husband and together they went to Rumaithiya Police Station and lodged a complaint. The suspect was soon arrested based on information about his vehicle’s number plate.

Click here for Arab Times Story

One of my new female coworkers was just telling me how she was pulled over last week on the way to work.  All he wanted was her telephone number.  She said it has happened to her several times since moving here a short time ago.  I told her we stopped counting a while ago.  ;D

November 5, 2010

Peeing in Kuwait with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders

To see all the girls click here:

This past week I spent most of my time away from my Kuwaiti office and the majority of my time working on a Northern, US Desert Camp. I had to get dirty (Safety Girl Dirty) so I wore the appropriate PPE which wasn't pretty. Ugly jumpsuit, safety boots, goggles and a hard hat with a light attached to the front.

Every time I have to pee it's a major ordeal with peeling off the PPE and shaking the sand out of everything including my panties. How does the fine sand even get in there? I have no idea! I visit the port-a-potty most of the time but when I can pee in a trailer bathroom I feel blessed. It has air-conditioning and even toilet paper....yipppeeeee!

On one occasion this past week I was covered in sand and had to pee really bad. I wanted to meet an old coworker for lunch while I was working on her base. I went to the trailer bathroom to tinkle and clean up. Immediately when I walk in there were all of these beautiful women inside and it took me by surprise. You usually see women in the military, contractors, cleaning attendants or DOD employees in the bathroom. I could tell they were cheerleaders by their clothes, makeup and hair. A few had their uniform on and very short shorts. I smiled and asked them what team they were on. They said, "The Redskins". I had a brief conversation and told them thank you for supporting our troops overseas. They told me how much this trip meant to them and how they enjoyed spending time in Kuwait.

They were all gorgeous with beautiful faces and toned bodies (this part is for the guys) and genuinely friendly. I wish I could have seen their show and taken photos for my blog.  Of course I was too busy working. And unlike last time when I saw the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders on Camp Arifjan, this time I didn't have my BlackBerry to snap a picture. So you will have to just take my word for it ~ that I was peeing in Kuwait with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. ;P

Recap of Tour Day 1 from Washington Redskins Cheerleader, Brittany, while she was in Kuwait:

Click here: Brittany Video and Pics

Hey Everyone! Or should I say, "Salam wa aleikum" (peace be upon you)?

So here we are in Kuwait! It sure did take a lot for us to get here. Leaving DC was an adventure in itself. We were all so eager and excited for our journey to begin, and yet nervous about what to expect when we finally got here.

The plane ride was 12 hours long! Yes, 12 hours! Let's just say that although the accommodations were wonderful, there are only so many ways to sit comfortably in a 2x2 seat and so many movies that you can watch more than twice. Nonetheless, our long trip across the Atlantic landed us here in Kuwait.

Now most of you, like myself, may think Kuwait, or the Middle East for that matter, and assume that everything is as you see on TV or in the movies: a blank deserted land with tents everywhere and nothing but sand and tan landscape covering the ground. Well, you are right about two things:

#1: There is sand- and lots of it. The sand is EVERYWHERE and as far as the eye can see. But the city is beautiful. The buildings have such dramatic architecture - very old world. They truly look like something out of the Disney movie, Aladdin, but with slightly less color.

And there lies #2: Of everything that you may be right about (everything is a nice shade of beige), it is truly a land of camouflage. Everything blends in with everything else. It's actually quite serene and peaceful in a way.
The Mosques are the most beautiful of all the buildings. Some of them are simply breathtaking. Aside from that, the city of Kuwait is just like most major metropolitan cities in America: all of the highways are paved, the city includes major buildings and offices, night clubs, restaurants, movie theaters - you name it, they have it.

*** Night clubs??? Looool, Brittany, let me know where they are in Kuwait so I can go! 

The other thing that we learned very quickly is how conservative the people are here. Most men are wearing white robes with head scarfs and the women, who are married, are wearing black robes with full head scarfs with only their eyes showing.

It was very important for us to show respect to the people of Kuwait and we followed dress code for those who would wear what we consider "normal" clothes, which was long sleeves and pants. Not the ideal attire for 106 degree weather, but when in Kuwait, do as the Kuwaiti do.

For the two nights that were here in Kuwait, we stayed in the Radisson Hotel. It is such a beautiful hotel and again, set up just like any other Radisson back home. The hotel staff is wonderful and so willing to help us with anything that we need. And...the food is amazing!!!

It may have been that we had not had a true meal until last night, but this morning sure did confirm that the food is great! We finished up last night with a team practice to get ready for our first show. We even had a dance studio to practice in - what accommodations!

Today was really our first official day on tour! I have one word to sum it all up: AMAZING!!! For the 9 of the other girls here and me, this is our first tour ever! Jamilla and Abby have showed us around and without them I know we would be lost.

Our first stop was at Arifjan Army Base at 0900 to meet with the Lt. Colonel Mark Crumpton for our daily briefing. What a great start to the day! All of the soldiers at the base were so welcoming, but Lt. Col. Crumpton was by far the best! He was so personable and charismatic. We probably could have sat there all day and chatted about pretty much anything.

We learned about his three girls and wonderful wife back home in Alabama- Roll Tide all the way baby! (That ones for you Lt. Col. Crumpton aka "Crump".) We also learned that his favorite cereal is Captain Crunch and that he loves Texas Roadhouse. You hear that! So maybe send some free dinners his way (wink wink). And oh yeah, we talked about Military stuff too - we almost forgot about that, seeing as how we were having so much fun in conversation about...well, whatever we could think to talk about!

We learned about the different military bases in Kuwait and their locations (Top Secret stuff). We also learned about Military uniforms and rank symbols. Tecoya and I have been trying hard to memorize them all. So far we have: Lt. Col., Sgt., Sgt. First Class, Staff Sgt., Specialist, Major, Commander, MB2, MB3 and Captain down pat. The rest...get back to us at the end of the trip.

There are so many and about a millions lines that once added to the same symbol means something totally different. Then there are various colors of the same symbol that mean something different. Get my drift? To know what we know now, with only a day under our belts, well...we are pretty proud of that.

Lt. Col. Crumpton also presented us with certificates thanking us for our service to the military troops and awarded us each with a Challenge coin. These are awarded to soldiers when they have accomplished something their superior wants to immediately praise them for. It is a sincere and honorable form of gratitude from one soldier to another. We were all so honored to have been presented these coins for excellent entertainment.

We left Lt. Col. Crumpton's office to join other soldiers for lunch at the DFAC. For those of you who are not in the military that stands for Dining Facility. They sure do like to use acronyms and they use them for everything. It is like another language and they throw them out there so fast you can hardly understand where you are or where you are going.

At Arifjan Zone 1 DFAC, they have great food and great people. We were able to continue our fun with Lt. Col. Crumpton and meet some other soldiers as well. Having lunch with them and hearing their stories was so nice. Just to know that they felt they could share those moments with us meant the world to us and we sure hope it meant that to them too.

After lunch we headed over to the Hospital on base. We were able to meet and greet with the patients there, as well as the staff nurses and physicians. I hope that we helped with some of their healing today. We met a lot of people from the DC metro area. One girl we met there, named Jessica, went to the same high school as me and graduated with my brother. We are pretty much neighbors back home. Thank you Jessica for your service and we all wish you a speedy recovery!

We also met the military morale dog, Lance. What a treat for the soldiers to have a little huggable, loving companion at their bedside to cheer them up. Not to mention, he was the cutest Westie I have seen!

Right before leaving, I also met another person from back home - a nurse. He was from the Crofton area and we know a lot of the same people.

We then headed over to the community center on base to do a meet and greet with the soldiers. We were floored to walk into a group of more than 100 service men and women all cheering and clapping for us. What a welcome! To see them light up at just the sight of us and then to have some of them tell us that we had made their day was unbelievable. At that moment I could not have imagined being anywhere else but right there.

There were also a lot of Redskins fans, one of which I knew pretty well. Small world it is out there, but I actually met a man by the name of Lee Moffett who went to the same high school as me and graduated with my best friend's husband and brother. It was great to see you Lee and thank you for your service and dedication! Let me tell you, what a small, small world!

The girls were just in awe of how many people there I knew or knew through friends. I was in shock too!

Then it was off to KNB (another acronym- start studying you will hear a lot of them I told you!) Kuwait Naval Base. This is actually an American Naval Base inside of a Kuwait Naval Base. Our first stop here was the water! We had a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only ride on some of the Navy and Coast Guard boats, but also drive them! It was such a thrill.

The boats sure do go fast and they ride so smoothly on the water. It was beautiful out on the water. The wind and temperature made for great boating weather. Jaqui and I were on one of the Coast Guard boats with three soldiers. Two from the Coast Guard, Wood and Ramierez, and one from the Navy, Martinez. We definitely had the best guys running our boat!

We both got to drive, although Jaqui was a little nervous at first. But she took the wheel and soon became a pro at it! I couldn't wait to get my hands on the wheel. I love being out on the water and I felt right at home. Funny little fact: our crews' name is "Morning Wood" - what a name, right? But it stands for when they work and the last name of the main guy on their crew. They thought it was funny too - a guess a littler humor goes a long way out here for them and nothing like making light of the situation. We all need a good laugh sometimes!

After our incredible boat rides, we headed back over the main part of KNB to get ready for out first show! It was so exciting that we were actually going to perform now - what we have worked so hard on for the past few months to the people who deserve to see it the most - our troops!

We had a great crowd and a loud one too! They all really enjoyed the show and kept telling us how entertained they were! We could not have been happier about that! That's what we are there for...for them to forget for one moment about where they are and to sit back and enjoy some fun entertainment.

When we finished up the show with our God Bless The USA routine, I couldn't help but look out into the sea of soldiers in front of me and begin to shed a tear. Tears of happiness and joy that I could be a part of something like this for them, and tears of sadness to know that this may be a small bit of home, but for most of these men and women they have not seen their family and friends in months or even years. They have missed anniversaries, 1st birthdays, babies being born, graduations and just life back home. But for that one moment they are happy, genuinely happy, and we were each a part of that.

I can't believe how much we did today! I can't even imagine what is to come. I know one thing, we truly have the best men and women serving our country! You are the most dedicated and honorable people I have ever met and I want you to know how blessed we are to be here for you. As excited as you are about having us here, we are even more excited to be here for you!

The time you give to serve our country is undeniably the most selfless act in the world. I am proud and honored to be an American and I am so glad that my first day of this tour was spent with each and everyone of you. You have each touched my life in a way I will never forget.

God Bless the USA!

A Novel by a Young and Talented Kuwaiti Writer: Ali M ~ "A Column Named the World We Live In"

It's my pleasure to feature my friend and fellow blogger, Ali M on ExpatandtheCity.  I'm sure you’ve heard the buzz surrounding the launch of his first novel.  I would like to show my support and encourage everyone in the expat community to check out his delicious new book.

"A Column named The World We Live In", a novel by young Kuwaiti writer Ali M., is now available at the following bookstores here in Kuwait:

Virgin Megastore (Marina Mall)

Careffour (The Avenues)

Geant (360 Mall)

The Sultan Center (Souq Sharq, Salmiya, and Salwa branches)

TruValue (Shuwaikh)

The vignettes of this novel revolve around six characters, each living in different places around the world at different times. The stories take place from the beginning of the third millennium to the not-so-distant future of 2014. From Argentina to Canada and from New York to South Africa to the Middle East, the narratives present a roller coaster ride around the globe with characters of different ages, backgrounds, race and religion as the author blends several genres and writing techniques to reflect on life, human nature and the world we live in.

About the Author

Ali M. was born in Kuwait on October 24, 1984. He graduated from the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, in 2007 and is currently earning his MBA degree from The American University of the Middle East. At the age of 25, he became one of the very few Kuwaiti writers to write in English and debut in the US and the UK besides his home country, Kuwait. This is his debut novel and with it became the first Kuwaiti author to have his novel featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book fair worldwide. Ali M. lives in Kuwait.

 For more information about the novel and the author:

(Yes ladies, he is single ;P)

 Ali M Books

Ali M on Facebook

The M Blog