May 17, 2011

I'm Traveling...

xoxo E&TC

May 14, 2011

A Romantic Lunch at Maadenaa in Kuwait City

Location: Kuwait - Sour St. - near Ministries Complex
Opposite Skating Rink - Gasem Tower - Floor 28

Photos taken by my sweetheart on two separate occasions.  To send to my parents so they can see the lovely view of Kuwait City.

H&M Kuwait News

H&M are launching a cosmetics line in Kuwait on May 19th at The Avenues and Salmiya High Street.

Photos of (pregnant) actress, Emily Deschanel in head-to-toe H&M at an event in Beverly Hills!

Dress, shoes and even the clutch (from last season).

Dress: KD 16.900

Shoes: KD 11.900 

Emily is a big fan of H&M shoes and bags since she does not wear leather.

A Lost Whale Shark in Kuwait

I was reading on one of my favorite blogs Bananaq8 that a Whale Shark was once again found at Marina Mall in Kuwait.  The big guy lost his way and couldn't get out of the marina.  The Kuwait Dive Team who rescued the one in 2009 is also assisting this Whale Shark find his way to deeper waters. 

Seeing and swimming with a Whale Shark would be one of my dreams come true.  I would do 'almost' anything to swim with him.  Even if it means dressing up as a mermaid and illegally jumping in with him.  I guess I would finally make the Arab Times crime section which might read, "Crazy Western Girl Arrested for Illegally Swimming with Large Shark".

Whale Shark From Wikipedia:

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark, the largest living fish species. The largest confirmed individual was 12.65 metres (41.50 ft) in length. The heaviest weighed more than 36 tonnes (79,000 lb), but unconfirmed claims report considerably larger whale sharks. This distinctively-marked fish is the only member of its genus Rhincodon and its family, Rhincodontidae (called Rhinodontes before 1984), which belongs to the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes. The shark is found in tropical and warm oceans, lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. The species originated about 60 million years ago. Although whale sharks have very large mouths, they feed mainly, though not exclusively, on plankton, microscopic plants and animals, although the BBC program Planet Earth filmed a whale shark feeding on a school of small fish.

Photo credit: Jecca Koch

Cloudnine Luxury Full Service Salon in Your Home

I found this post on  965 Malls Blog that mentions a full 'home' service salon called Cloudnine.  I immediately thought of my American friend Holly who doesn't have time to visit a salon while working in Kuwait.  I was impressed with their website and services that they offer in the comfort of your own home.     

Prepared to be spoiled:

May 10, 2011

So Tired...

I will respond to all of your comments by the weekend.  Thank you readers and sweet dreams. :*

xoxo E&TC

The Case of the Dumb, Drunk, Dancing Kiwi in Jahra

New Zealander Teacher Dancing drunk on road in Jahra:

Police have arrested a female New Zealander teacher for drinking alcohol, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added the woman was arrested in Jahra in the early hours of the morning after police received information that she was dancing in the middle of a road.

The teacher was high on alcohol and police referred her to North Jahra Police Station.

Arab Times Link

Photo credit ~ yaaaaay

* I guess this would go on the list of what NOT to do while teaching in Kuwait.  And where NOT to send your child to school.  Is she trying to get gang banged in the Jahra desert or just incredibly stupid?

Help Save Sweet, Little Honey

Honey is a rescued Pomeranian dog that has a broken leg.  The surgery is exceptionally expensive & they need donations to cover the costs. Any amount of KD will help make a difference for this adorable, little guy.  The next step after his treatment and recovery will be to find Honey and his brother a good, loving home.

For collecting donations, details and more info please contact 6661-0320.

* I had to post this when I read it in EEK! because those of you that know me know why...;)

May 9, 2011

Blue District Tuesdays for Music Lovers in K-town

 For all you music lovers in Kuwait get ready to hear some live jams at Blue District Tuesdays Avec Zak Musawi !

Come & Enjoy an awesome dinner from new hit restaurants in K-town: Choowy Goowy, Baked, and top it all with a fruity fro-yo from Froobie.

Enter the district tomorrow night from 7pm-10pm

Tel: 222-55-212

Oops! I Don't Think That's a Tube of Lipstick in ‘Her’ Pocket...

Youths fooled: Four youths who were involved in a fight on the Fahd Al-Salem Street in downtown Kuwait City have been admitted to the Amiri Hospital, reports Al-Dar daily.

The youths driving in two cars were allegedly fighting over a girl who was flirting with them.

When police arrested the girl, the ‘girl’ turned out to be a cross dresser and police have reportedly seized a makeup set from the ‘her’ car.

Arab Times Article

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Blessing

I bless my mother and all mothers around the world.
We are all born out of the energy of Divine Love. Like a million tiny seeds blown across the earth, each of us takes root to grow into a unique expression of the one Love that created us.
Whether the seed of my being landed on a soft fertile place or a rocky path, I was created out of Love and I am an expression of Love. I give thanks for the womb that gave me life and the love that supported my growth. My eyes are opened to see anew all the love I have received. Strong and gentle, liberating and supportive, love has nurtured my growth. Whether the mother who gave me these gifts of love is with me now or not, I send a blessing of loving gratitude to her today.

From the Daily Word prayer book.

LOVE YOU Mom! Muwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

May 7, 2011

Trying New Things in Kuwait

Loool ~ Google Images

A while ago we went to dine at one of my sweetheart’s favorite places to eat in Kuwait. I loved the Kuwaiti and Moroccan food so this gave him the 'green light' to add it to the list of restaurants that he brings / sends me when I am arriving home late from work. If it weren't for him I would probably starve because I am just too tired sometimes to even order something to eat. I don’t want to cook anything because that would mean washing dishes! Teeheehee.

We go out to eat a lot on the weekend.  He loves for me to try new restaurants (as long as there isn't a long wait) and dishes because I tend to eat out at a lot of the same places. This is one of the things that will drive him nuts about me. I like to order the same dishes when he loves to try something new every time.

His best friend is a lot like me but even worse. They typically meet once a week for dinner and he wants to go the same American restaurant. I am far from being that boring but I do have a tendency to go back to places I enjoy instead of trying somewhere new.  This is one of the many good things about loving him.  He encourages me to try new things in Kuwait.

My empty fridge with coffee, water, milk, soda, cheese, butter, condiments and WOW catering that he brought me on Wednesday. I will post about WOW and the spider incident later.

When he sends / brings food it is enough for days. The Maadenaa photos (one above and the rest below) are from a few weeks ago.

I highly recommend the food and this restaurant has a spectacular view of Kuwait City.

Couscous and Fatoush

Fried shrimp (Kuwaiti way) and Freedom Fries ;P

Roasted Lamb shoulder that will melt in your mouth

Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Couscous

Shrimp Muwash


Location: Kuwait - Sour St. - near Ministries Complex

Opposite Skating Rink - Gasem Tower - Floor 28

Tel: 22499101 / 2 / 3

Madonna Splits From Her Muslim Toyboy, 24, After 'Rows About Religion'

Wow! Madonna looks amazing and at least 15 years younger than her real age of 52. Most people do not blink an eye when girls my age date much older men so why can't single, older women do the same? I think the double standard is tiresome.

I used to think it was creepy but now I’ve changed my mind after seeing some of my very happy older girlfriends in love with younger guys. I say as long as he is of legal age then Madonna can have her cake and eat it too!

I dedicate this post to my favorite Cougar: BG

Thank you for always being there for me like a second Mom and for keeping me out of trouble. (Most of the time ;)

The Lucky *High* American!

Two Lebanese and an American acquitted in drug trafficking

Arab Times, Kuwait City, May 4, 2011: The Criminal Court acquitted three men — two Lebanese and an American — of consuming and trading in drugs.

Case files indicate, the three men were arrested when they tried to sell an undisclosed quantity of marijuana to a police officer, who was conducting investigations in this regard.

However, when the officer appeared in court, he failed to respond clearly to the questions posed by the defense lawyer, who asked how did the American confess to the crime since he does not speak Arabic. The court ruled in favor of the trio due to lack of incriminating evidence.

Arab Times Link

Expat says: RUN FORREST RUN! You are soooooooo lucky! Get on a plane and thank God once its taken off.  I imagine you might be so happy that you kiss all the flight attendants one by one.

I'm Afraid of Spiders

Big and ugly spider inside my brother's Florida house

I received this email on Thursday from my brother in Florida:

Subject: Spider in the shower

Look at what I was greeted with when I got out of the shower. The biggest spider I've ever seen up close and personal. Looked like a taranchula. Anyone know what kind of spider it is as it was about 5"in diameter with its legs. Freaky.

Dearest brother, I think it's a Huntsman spider which is sometimes referred to as the Wood spider

P.S. I will not visit your house anytime soon ;P

Love always,

Mom and Dad's favorite child :P

May 6, 2011

Woo Hoo ~ I'm a Winner from Ama Traveler Blog!

Wrapping Mania did a fantastic job wrapping my gift.  I didn't want to open it because it was just too cute.

I <3 the card.

The luggage tag is from Universal Studios.  The key chain is from Miami and the snack mix is from Joe's Crab Shack.  My friend BG went crazy for the mix.  It was delicious and once you start eating you can't stop.

I <3 Florida towell that will always go with me to the pool and beach now.

Thank you Ama Traveler. I was on the way to the Spa last weekend when I received your sweet email with the great news that I won! I couldn't believe it and you made me really happy.  All of the gifts reminded me of the beautiful state of Florida.  Reading your posts about your vacation in the sunshine state was loads of fun.  I’m glad you enjoyed yourself and I hope you will always think of the USA as your second home.

xoxo E&TC