انجازات جمارك الكويت

12 Feb 2012  No Comments

That’s the exact video title on YouTube. At first I thought it was going to be a video making fun of how slow Kuwait Customs are. But it turns out that the video was created by what seems like a customs employee, showing different drug and alcohol busts they’ve done.[YouTube]

Interesting choice of music.

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A New Kuwaiti Landmark: Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice

22 Jan 2012  8 Comments

Bayt Abdulla Children s Hospice

Last Thursday, my wife was lucky enough to be invited for the opening of Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice. The place is amazing and is a wonderful accomplishment. This was the graduation project of Mrs. Alia Al-Ghunaim, Hats-off to her.

Under the umbrella of Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital, we started a home care team to provide palliative care for children with life-threatening conditions in 2006, and have since supported over 80 terminally ill children, and their families.

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The playful, child-friendly principles of the architecture of Bayt Abdullah were followed through in the design of the interiors by NBBJ of Columbia, Ohio who are leaders in the field of children’s hospital design.

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With guidance from our International Scientific Advisory Board, by learning from and collaborating with established Centres of Excellence such as Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota…

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Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice will provide pediatric palliative care for children in Kuwait with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

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A gymnasium and Hydrotherapy pool provide facilities for fun, games, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Bayt Abdullah Theatre is professionally designed to accommodate different types of performances and entertainment and will also provide therapeutic activities such as Art, Music and Drama therapy.

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… we have looked after made wishes to visit Disney Land but few could make the journey. Alia Al Ghunaim, the architect of Bayt Abdullah, decided to give all our children the opportunity to experience the thrills and fun of the fairground by incorporating a Ferris Wheel, Magic Carpet, Rooftop Walkway and Observation Tower in her design.

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Eleven chalets give our families the opportunity to have short holidays away from home at a time when it may be difficult for them to travel.

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Inpatient facilities are located on the first floor, above the library and cafeteria, overlooking the roofs of the chalets, and facing the sea. There are 6 mother and children suites and 4 mother and baby suites.

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This is one of the most wonderful projects not just have been completed, but have been thought out in recent time. Its groundbreaking for Kuwait and the region.

It took 6 years for this project to become a reality while other major projects in the country are still in limbo.

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Cafe Bazza

19 Jan 2012  No Comments

Cafe Bazza

I heard a lot about Cafe Bazza but I haven’t been able to give it a try until last weekend.

Shrimps

The reason I went there was I had a couple of friends visiting from the UAE and we thought that it would be a great idea to take them to a restaurant that served Kuwaiti food. I was reluctant at first because I haven’t tried it before, but it didn’t disappoint.

Mrabyan

All the people I know only tried their breakfast and no one tried there rice dishes. But the food that we ordered was pretty good, complete with spicy condiments. We got to try “Shrimp Rice – مربين” and white rice with “Okra Stew – مرق بامية” a both were very good.

Okra

We were too stuffed to try any of the deserts they had.

Whte Rice

The atmosphere is very good and loved the decoration and the posters that they had up of old Kuwaiti proverbs.

Gulf Run 7 At Al-Falah Car Wash

14 Jan 2012  2 Comments

Al Falah Car Wash

I’m a few days late posting about this but I have been really busy the past couple of days. Last Thursday evening all the cars that are participating in the 7th annual gulf run had to go freshen up at Al-Flah Car Wash as they do every year. I arrived a little late and most of the cars were already done.

Soapy

The cars usually go there to get washed, polished and get the stickers on. DJ had the music pumpin’ and it was a another great chance to mingle with the drivers, fellow bloggers and organizers.

I also managed to pass by the Car Show at 360 Mall and will be posting about it later.

More pics after the break.

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Taking A Boat Trip

5 Jan 2012  3 Comments

Boat Trip 1

Last Saturday, Me and my kids went to Sharq Market “سوق شرق” to get some stuff from Sultan Center. But while we were there, my wife suggested that we take a quick boat ride that I didn’t even know existed. It turns out that it is possible pay KD1 and get 15 minutes at sea (anyone under 2 years rides for free). The kids were super excited and had a blast.

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The boat is docked right behind Debenhams and the play area in Sharq.

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