February 29, 2012

Even the February Snowstorm in Geneva, Switzerland Couldn't Keep Us From Shopping for The Family :)

February 27, 2012

Our Switzerland Hotels: Zurich and Geneva

Continental M Gallery Zurich was okay but the location was great.

My bed where I snore like a freight train. ;P

I miss American bathrooms!

Kempinski in Geneva ~ FABULOUS!!!

A hotel with high-end shopping? YES Please! :)

I can't wait to go back when it's a little warmer.  We had such an amazing time.

February 25, 2012

Kuwait: I LOVE You!

US congratulates Kuwait on National, Liberation days

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated Friday evening on behalf of US President Barack Obama and the people of the US the people of Kuwait on the 51st National Day and 21st anniversary of Kuwait's Liberation Day.

Clinton said in a statement that the US "shares a long history of friendship and cooperation with Kuwait, rooted in shared values, democratic traditions and institutions built on a foundation of respect for human dignity and the pursuit of a more peaceful and prosperous world." She stressed that Kuwait's recent parliamentary elections "are a testament to Kuwait's democratic traditions and proud history." "As you celebrate this special day and reflect on all that you have accomplished, know that the United States is a partner and friend," she affirmed.

"Best wishes for a year of peace, prosperity, and happiness," the US top diplomat remarked.

I want to personally wish all of my Kuwaiti friends and bloggers a very happy 51st National Day and 21st Liberation Day holiday! Kuwait is my second home and I feel a real sense of pride living in this amazing country. xoxo E&TC

Photo credit: Google Images (Duh;)

February 23, 2012

Stray Dogs in Kuwait are God's Creatures!

Our dogs. "W" is the one in the middle. <3
Photo credit: Daddy

My Baba is an amazing Father and over the years I've witnessed his incredible strength and character. I've only seen him cry once and I will never forget it for as long as I live.

I was visiting my parents (I think on break from Uni) when I walked into the kitchen to see my Father sitting at the table. I looked at him and knew immediately something was very wrong. At that moment, right before my eyes he began to sob. I stood there frozen. I had never seen my Father cry a tear much less weep. I didn't know what to do or what was wrong. I felt helpless and afraid to move.

I walked towards him and put my hand on his back to comfort him. Asking him what was wrong and thinking the worse. He tried his best to utter the words that his beloved dog, "W", died. He was too upset to talk and the tears kept falling. I honestly do not remember what happened after that because it was so traumatic to see my Father in such a state.

Later my brother told me that he and Dad had taken the dogs to the boat. Dad went for a jog with "W" while my brother stayed on the boat with the other dogs. When they returned from the run "W" collapsed on the pier and fell in the water. My Father who is trained to react in emergency situations and has personally saved lives stood there looking at his favorite dog lying at the bottom of the water.  He was stunned and he couldn't move. He started screaming for my brother and when he heard my Father he leaped off the top floor of the boat and ran to where they were on the pier. My brother jumped in the water and dove down to grab "W" from the bottom of the clear, shallow bay knowing that he was already dead.

We found out from the vet that "W" had a heart attack and that is why he collapsed after the run. It was a tragic loss for my entire family because we love all of our dogs like they are human. That was the first and last time I saw my Father cry from a broken heart.

When I read late last night about the poisoning of innocent stray dogs in Kuwait on both Desert Girl and American Girl’s blogs I immediately began to cry. This barbaric murder and inhumane treatment has to stop now. 

Poisoning stray dogs not only causes a slow and painful death for one of God's creatures but also puts your pets and children at risk when they are outdoors.

God knows how much I cried writing this post. Please do something about this Kuwait.

Click here on my friend’s blog’s to read their important posts:

***Please visit American Girl's Blog and sign the petition to make a positive change in Kuwait.

February 17, 2012

Valentine's Day Romance in Kuwait

My beautiful, fragrant roses for Valentine's Day

My box of chocolates from Godiva in Kuwait

We saw this for Valentine's Day while shopping in Switzerland <3 

The rest is private...;D

I want to wish everyone reading this post a life full of love.  Thank you for your sweet support. :*


More Vienna, Austria Museums (For My Blogger Friend American Girl :*)

Staatsoper: the Vienna State Opera and its museum

Leopold Museum: art museum

Mumok: contemporary art museum

Soon I will post some snaps from our recent trip to Switzerland. :)

Vienna Museums and Landmarks

Hofburg Palace: It was the former imperial palace. The inside rooms, wings and halls contain literally the past of Vienna.

Treasuries in the palace

The Baroque library inside the palace

Imperial Silver Collection inside the palace.

Stephansdom: this is the Gothic cathedral and dates back to 1147.

Shopping in Vienna, Austria (Perfect After My Last Post, LOL!)

Kohlmarkt: Designer shopping street

Hayati's favorite store :)