Two events for tonight

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First one:

You are invited to attend our “Sidewalk Astronomy” today at Marina Crescent starting 7:00 pm.Department of Astronomy & Space Sciences DASS is bringing telescopes to Marina Crescent to show people features of the night sky, free-of-charge, for anyone who wishes to look through the telescope.

Second one:

Don’t miss the all-new 2008 Jeep Cherokee launch & the Jeep Roadshow even today at 5pm, Souk Sharq waterfront.

The “Sidewalk Astronomy” sounds interesting.


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Off to Jordan

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I’m going to be leaving to Jordan in a couple of hours on a work related trip and I will be back Saturday night. Its my first time in Jordan not counting the cross country drive I had to take during the 1990 invasion. Not sure what to expect of the place, hows the night life?


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LUSH Fresh Handmade Soaps and Natural Cosmetics

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LUSH Kuwait

Nataly should actually be writing this post but since she doesn’t post much anymore I am going to post about it. We passed by LUSH tonight in Central Plaza which opened not too long ago and the place honestly makes The Body Shop feel like McDonalds. They have some really cool soaps that all smell amazingly good and are very natural and handmade. You buy the soaps per gram and although the prices aren’t cheap its kinda understandable why they cost this much. Although there isn’t anything else in Central Plaza to check out its worth passing by just for LUSH. [Link]

LUSH Kuwait


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Wrong time, wrong place

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Kuwait Times

Not the best location for a Jazeera Airways ad… right under a picture of a crashed airliner.

Thanks Kamatcho80


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Blooming for Life

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I am at The Avenues now and they have flowers and greenary all over the place sponsored by different companies for a Blooming for Life charity thing where all proceeds go to the Red Crescent. I think the mall looks much much better with these flowers everywhere, they should consider keeping them permanantly. (Posted from my Nokia E61i)


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Not so fresh Johnny?

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Johnny Menu

I went to Johnny Rockets tonight and noticed they had the word “fresh” before the word “patty” covered with a sticker. I guess they stopped using fresh patties?

Note: The first “fresh” came before “ground beef” the second fresh removed was before the word “patties”.


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Ride-to-Save Drive 2008

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I got the following in my email today:

Gear up to save lives!

Dar Al Shifa Hospital and the Kuwait BMW Motorcycles Club are delighted to cordially invite you to the first annual Ride-to-Save Drive 2008. Kuwait’s first ever motorcycling event committed to raising blood donation awareness.

The event will be held on Saturday, 19th April, 2008 starting 3:00 pm at the Green Island parking lot.

Join motorcycling enthusiasts as they ride from Green Island to Dar Al Shifa Hospital, Hawally to symbolically demonstrate their support towards the importance and benefits of blood donation. To practise what they preach, the participants will also donate blood at the Hospital after the ride.

www.bmwmotoclubkw.com


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BMW X6

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X6

I saw a BMW X6 for the first time on the road yesterday. The V6 is selling for KD24,000 while the V8 version isn’t available yet. I like the way it looks, its like a sports car with big wheels.


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Engrish of the day

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Found these two signs today and thought I would take pictures.

blinds
Blinds in English is plural for window shades.

Bumb
B as in Bebsi.

Update: In case you didn’t get it, the first picture says Blinds which doesn’t mean blind as in the person can’t see. Blinds means window shades so instead of the sign saying the Kuwait Association for blind people its saying the Kuwait Association for window shades. The second picture, bump is misspelled as bumb.


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Getting a new license plate

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Kuwaiti License Plate

I got a new car over the weekend and today I went to transfer it into my name but like everything dealing with the government, it always turns out to be a complicated and adventurous process.

Me and the previous owner of the car who’s a friend of mine first went to the Government Mall (thats what its called) to do the transfer there. Once we went in they told us if the car has old plates we need to go to 3aseema branch and do the transfer from there.

So we drive all the way to the end of the 4th ring road where the 3aseema branch is located and after running around from window to window, they told us because I live in Salmiya we need to go to the Meidan Hawalli branch.

So we turn around and drive back all the way to the other end of the 4th ring road to the Median Hawalli branch. After signing a paper the car got transfered into my name and we went to collect the new plates. I don’t know how the system works but my plate number turned out to be 11617 which I am guessing means the person 6 places ahead of me ended up getting 11611 which would have been a pretty cool number to have. If I was one place ahead even I would have ended up with 11616 which would still have been pretty nice.

On my way back to the car there were a bunch of people outside that offered me the service of installing the plates for me. The plates don’t come with any holes so for KD1 they will make the holes and fit the plate on to the car. This whole process of running around from place to place took around 2 hours and a half!


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