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8 07, 2019

Shop in Kuwait Violates Law by Displaying ‘Homosexual’ Logo

2019-07-08T09:19:34+03:00Jul 8, 2019|25 Comments

The Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Sector has issued a citation against a shop for displaying the ‘homosexual’ logo, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources.

The daily added, this happened when a number of shoppers complained about the sign and the concerned commercial control department sent officers to run a check and the signboard was removed and the person responsible has been referred to the concerned authority.

The sources stressed the need to abide by the laws in force and its responsibility in applying the law in its context that does not allow any irregularities that conflict with the laws and regulations. Source

You guys have probably already come across this article that was published last week since it went viral on social media. It was pretty vague with no mention of the shop and what was actually removed. After doing a bit of research it turns out the shop in question was Louis Vuitton. I thought they might have had a special display to celebrate the LGBT+ community but I did a bit of googling and couldn’t find any information or photos on a special display LV was using in their stores for this.

So I decided to ask around locally and turns out the display that was deemed offensive was actually not related to the LGBT+ community at all. LV have a window display called the dream catcher which features colorful dream catchers and someone must have complained to consumer protection that LV was displaying the gay pride flag in their display and LV was forced to remove it. The picture above isn’t of the actual dream catcher window display that was removed but one similar I found online and as you can see the colors don’t even match the pride flag or the correct order of the colors. Yet, they were still asked to remove it. So weird.

7 07, 2019

PICK’s Pistachio Sauce Now Sugar Free!

2019-07-07T23:47:22+03:00Jul 7, 2019|12 Comments

One of my favorite treats is the mini sized frozen yogurt topped with pistachio sauce from PICK, so when I found out they just released a sugar-free version of the sauce I decided to pass by and try it. PICK swapped the sugar with the natural and zero calorie sweetener Stevia making it slightly healthier and also keto friendly.

The result? It basically tastes exactly the same! Unless I have both the regular version of the sauce and the sugar-free version side by side, I don’t think I’d be able to tell the difference between the two. Not sure how many fewer calories the sugar-free sauce contains, but I’ll probably have it more often now knowing it’s slightly healthier. @pick_kuwait

7 07, 2019

First Bull-Fighting Staged In Kuwait Draws Large, Enthusiastic Crowds. 1972

2019-07-07T08:56:43+03:00Jul 7, 2019|8 Comments

Over the weekend a video started making its round via social media of a bullfight that took place in Kuwait back in 1972. The video was fairly low quality and the audio was completely broken so I did a bit of research and turns out the original video is actually owned by Reuters and you can watch the longer and much better version on their website.

According to Reuters, the bulls were imported from Spain for this event which was the first ever bullfighting show in Kuwait. The video is from the show that took place on Thursday April 6, 1972 but there were two other shows that took place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of April. Below are some more details:

A Spanish bull faced Spanish matadors in Kuwait on Thursday. It was the first time the Arabian Gulf state has seen a bull-fight. The event was organized by the Salmiya Sports Club and sponsored by the Kuwaiti Minister of the Interior and Defence, Shaikh Sa’ad Al-Abdalla As-Sabah.

A large crowd of spectators packed into the arena to see the novel exhibition of bullfighting skills and physical courage. Among those watching were the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly and other Assembly members. The event was much enjoyed by the spectators.

Aficionados in Spain may know more about the technicalities, but in Kuwait the crowd understood well enough the perfect judgment needed to plant these darts in just the right place.

The show had opened with the playing of the Kuwaiti and Spanish national anthems and the grand entrance of all the bullfighters. There was no doubting the success of this first bullfighting spectacle in Kuwait. Other shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

So if you want to watch the video, click here.

4 07, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-07-04T08:50:55+03:00Jul 4, 2019|1 Comment

Spider-Man: Far from Home

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape, Grand Cinemas and VOX:

New This Weekend:
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (6.8)
I’ll Take Your Dead (5.9)
Pavarotti (7.7)
Play or Die (3.9)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (8.2)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Aladdin (6.5)
Anna (6.7)
Annabelle Comes Home (7.0)
Child’s Play (6.8)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (7.4)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
Men in Black: International (5.6)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (6.9)
Red Joan (6.3)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
Toy Story 4 (9.0)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

3 07, 2019

Al Hamra Tower Got Flooded

2019-07-03T17:46:01+03:00Jul 3, 2019|5 Comments

I got a bunch of videos forwarded to me a while ago. Turns out a pipe burst in Al Hamra Tower earlier today and flooded the basement of the mall. This hasn’t been a good week for them, just a few days ago the whole building had a power outage and now this.

3 07, 2019

Jeddah World Music Festival

2019-07-03T09:31:43+03:00Jul 3, 2019|55 Comments

I was gonna start this post by poking fun out of Saudi Arabia because they’re advertising music concerts all over Kuwait as if they’re a weekend destination now like Bahrain or Dubai. But then I found out yesterday they announced the Jeddah World Festival and now I feel sad, sad that we don’t get events like this in Kuwait.

It’s currently the Jeddah festival season and they’re holding a bunch of music concerts with artists like Chris Brown, Martin Garrix, Marshmello and Afrojack performing.

Just a few days ago Backstreet Boys performed in Jeddah to a sold-out crowd and you can watch a clip of it above.

But now Jeddah upped their game yesterday even more by announcing the Jeddah World Festival which will be one of the largest music events to be held in the region and will be broadcasted live on MTV in over 100 countries. They also announced the first wave line-up which includes Nicki Minaj, DJ Steve Aoki and singer Liam Payne. The second wave line-up will also be announced soon.

So yeah, now I’m just sad and confused.

3 07, 2019

Vinyl Destination – A Local Online Vinyl Store

2019-07-04T08:30:46+03:00Jul 3, 2019|9 Comments

Vinyl Destination is a curated destination for vinyl lovers in Kuwait that was created by Farah Bishara (DJ Bonita) simply because we didn’t have any record stores in Kuwait. Even though CDs are dead, vinyl is still pretty much alive and no store sells them. When Virgin Megastore closed down we kinda lost our last music store since all our favorite music shops from the 80s and 90s had closed down including:

Bells (got my first CD from there, Paula Abdul Spellbound 1991)
Soul II Soul
Swan Lake (got my first tape from there, Ghostbusters soundtrack 1984)
The Video Club
White House

Vinyl Destination started off as a pop-up event back in October and since then it popped up a couple of times before going into hibernation for the summer. But recently, Vinyl Destination launched an online store. There is a pretty decent selection for sale, not too many and mostly one of each vinyl, but not a bad start and they’re also priced pretty reasonably from 10 to 15KD.

So if you’re looking for vinyl this is your best bet unless you want to go rummage through random piles in the antique basement. www.vinyldestinationkuwait.com