Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sing it Loud Ladies - I am Fabulous! Watch it and Weep.

LOYAC Presents Min Hawa Al Andalus Subtitled in English

The bio page can be found on their Instagram page or call above numbers for assistance. Entrance will be KD 2. 

Booking link

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The events of the play take place at the end of the tenth century A.D in Andalusia, at the palace of Al-Zahra in Qortuba, to be exact. The play highlights the most important political and dramatic events that occurred during and after the reign of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Mustansir Billah, the ninth in the Ummaya line in Andalusia. Under his rule, the sciences were said to have flourished and the largest library in the world at the time was built in Cordoba.

The play tells the story of Soboh Al-Bashkinsiya, the chambermaid of Caliph Al-Mustansir, who also became his lover, companion and advisor, as well as the mother of his son, Prince Hisham. A brilliant and ambitious tutor and guardian named Mohammed Ben Abi Al-Amer is appointed for the prince and here is where our tale begins.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spooky Halloween Pinatas and Cupcakes

And cupcakes from Truly Scrumptious 

Get Your Goat's Milk Latte from Costa Coffee, Miral Mall, Mangaf

Limited time only.

AWARE November Schedule of Events and Tours

Thursday, November  6, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.


This workshop is scheduled once a week for 5 weeks; classes are 1 hour each.
Fee: KD 25 (materials included)

Please note: a minimum of 5 students is required for this workshop. If less than 5 registered, this workshop will be cancelled.

Limited Seats. Prior Email registration is required at


Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 9:15 a.m.

For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience.
This is a 1½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it.
Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome.
This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque
This tour does not require prior registration.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr Ali Alnajadah, Asst. Professor  and Head of the Department of Interior Design for the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training and as a Weaving Consultant for the Al Sadu Weaving Cooperative Society.
He has been studying natural dyes for some time now and in particular the ones favored and used by the Bedouin weavers in Kuwait in particular and has participated in International symposiums on natural dyes. The latest being the International Forum on Natural Dyes and Weft in Taiwan from 15th – 16th October 2014 in collaboration with Dr Keirene Canavan of Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Reaserch Fellow for the Al Sadu Weaving Cooperative Society.
This lecture will be followed by dinner.
Advance Registration is required at


Fee: KD 3 per person
Monday, November 24, @ 5:00 p.m.
The Sadu House is the place to discover the Bedouin art of weaving, its styles and history. Established in 1979 and now renovated it exhibits a wonderful collection of textiles.
Souvenirs are also available for purchase in the on-site shop. Perfect gifts for friends and family back home.

This tour includes a Sadu Weaving Demonstration.
Advance reservations required at



Monday, November 29, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

Fee: KD 3 per person

The Red Fort in Jahra is a desolated palace. Built almost 100 years ago it was the desert Palace of the Al-Sabah family. It is also the site of an historical battle in Kuwait's history.
Join AWARE’s tour of this desolate fort to gain an insight into Kuwait's history.
Bus & refreshments provided by AWARE

Limited Seats. Advance reservations required at

Spooky Book Night @Q8Books

From 3.30-5PM 
Next door to Marina Mall, Gulf Road Salmiya.

Tiny BSK Wushu-Kungfu Champ Abdulrahman Fares

BSK student Abdulrahman Fares is an expert in Wushu-Kungfu,
having already won several high-level competitions. 

Abdulrahman competed in the 5th World Junior Wushu Championships
 in Turkey in March 2014 and came eighth, even with a torn muscle! 

October 2014: The Sixth World Traditional Wushu Championships
 in China. Abdulrahman was placed fourth in Taijiquan
and gained a bronze medal in Taijijian (sword).

LWDLIK - Well done Abdulrahman.

The Wonderful World of...People

Only in New York. 
Photo courtesy of Mr Ferrarii. 

You don't know Mr Ferrarii? Mr Ferrarii is a cab driver in NYC, who I found on Humans of New York Facebook page. HONY is one of the most fascinating pages you will find on FB.

Mr Ferrarii's story:

"So get this. I'm driving down Park Avenue one day and this guy waves for me, so I pull over and I ask him where he's going. He tells me 74th street, and I tell him that's too far for me, because my shift just ended, so he says 'thanks anyway' and walks away. But then I think about it, and I start feeling bad for the guy, cause hey-- I got a conscience. So I call him back to the cab and tell him to hop in. And he gets in the car all excited, all animated, and he's talking about all these things. But he's got his cap pulled down way over his eyes, so I can't see who it is. But pretty soon I start to recognize his voice. And when we get to a light, I turn to him, and I look him in the eye, and I scream: "WIIIIIIILLLSSSSSOOOOOOON!!!" And that really got him. He started laughing hard. He sees that I've got this Ferrari hat on, and a Ferrari shirt too, so he starts calling me 'Mr. Ferrari.' The whole ride, he keeps calling me 'Mr. Ferrari.' So after we get to his destination, we snap a quick photo, and he goes on his way. And I think that's it. But that's not it, cause get this. Over the next few weeks, I just happen to randomly pick up people that know him. People who have acted with him before, people who work with him. And every time, I tell them: 'Tell Mr. Hanks that Mr. Ferrari says 'hello.'" Every time I say that. Then one day I'm driving, and I get a text from one of the people that I'd driven, and it says: 'Mr. Hanks wants to invite you to see his Broadway show.' So I bring my lady to the show, and we get to go backstage and everything, and after the show, we're waiting for him in his dressing room, and he walks in and screams: 'Mr. Ferrari!' Can you believe that story? And you wanna know the craziest thing? The name of his show was 'Lucky Guy.' How crazy is that? Cause that was me. A lucky guy!"

LWDLIK - Ya gotta love New York, Tom Hanks and all the incredible people of NYC. They are what makes NYC a great city.

Kuwait has something kinda cute going on with a similar Facebook page Kuwait in a 1000 words hope it gains momentum as it really opens your eyes up to what other people are coping with. Seems to make us more.....human.

Dog Plays Dead When Picked Up By Man He Hates

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Get On Up - The James Brown Movie

LWDLIK - Got to get me a copy from the DVD man ASAP. Love James Brown, remind me to tell you the story of when we met...

Paddington Bear Movie Set For Release Christmas 2014

LWDLIK - My sister reckons she's going to go see it even if her 7 year old doesn't want to go. 

How Very Cool! Who'd Believe This is Kuwait?

The best dancers in Kuwait gathered at Cozmo Spraybox for the first of many all styles dance battle. All dancers were given a random song and limited time to show what they can do in a solo performance. The final 16 chosen will compete in the finals tonight at Spray Box in Shaab Park at Cozmo Spraybox in the Cozmo Football Fields. Come check out the top 16 dancers battling one another in Kuwait's first ever graffiti park!

Music: Edamame - Cold Floors

Video courtesy of tjcfilms2011.

LWDLIK - I have a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart watching this. Kuwait, you've come a long way baby. Listen to your young people they will lead the way.

Kids Craft Kuwait Just in Time For Halloween Parties

And Facebook page is:

Orders can be made via Whatsapp: 96647592 or

Kids Craft (homemade play dough, slime, cloud dough and other sensory play materials are coming soon) will be also be available at TES Bazaar in November.

Quote of the Week

Be Brave, Be Daring, Be Devastatingly Awesome

Indian Cultural Carnival Featuring Kuwaiti Singer Mubarak Al Rashid Singing Hindi Songs

Red Bull Car Park Drift

31/10/2014 at 2:00 PM

Following the tremendous success of the past three years, Red Bull Car Park Drift is returning to Kuwait! Once again this year, the one-of-a-kind drifting spectacle and exhilarating performances are taking over Kuwait!

Come out and see who will be crowned the Kuwaiti King of Drift in one of the most amazing motor sport events that the region has ever seen.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Talk & Workshop @CAPKuwait

In parallel to 'The Sacred Paths' exhibition / CAP 
To download the exhibition catalog click here

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Talk by Newsha TavakolianDate & Time: Monday 27 / 10 / 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Newsha Tavakolian for her artist talk at CAP on October 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm, in tandem with the Sacred Paths exhibition, where her work is exhibited alongside that of twelve other artists. She will share how she was forced to transform her work from  traditional photojournalism to conceptual photography in order to be able to continue working. Her discussion will also explore photography’s place within the family, personal history and memory. She will impart the relationship her family has with the powerful artistic and historical medium, beginning with how it enchanted her grandfather as a young man, but was promptly rejected by his family members as an unacceptable hobby, and more recently, how she saw rare, resurfaced photographs taken by her great uncle, and the impact that experience had on Tavakolian and her understanding of him. 

Contemporary Art Platform / Exhibition Space

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Workshop by Tamara Abdulhadi
Visual Storytelling

Dates: 29/10/2014 - 3/11/2014
Contemporary Art Platform / Studio Space

In photojournalism, the story is everything. In this one-week intensive workshop you will become a visual storyteller and collaborate with photographer Tamara Abdulhadi to utilize documentary photography as a powerful means of communication and representation of social issues. The participants will choose their own subject / story, then in the four class sessions they will be able to make their stories come to life in the editing room. Please bring any photos and photo stories you have made in the past to share during the first class!

Tamara Abdulhadi is an internationally exhibited artist and photojournalist who is interested in social justice and deconstructing stereotypes. She has worked as a photojournalist and photo editor at Reuters and the New York Times and her work has been published in The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. She co-founded Rawiya, a collective of photographers from the Middle East.

For more information and registration please contact: