Saturday, 19 April 2014

TASTE OF THE WORLD - COOKERY COMPETITION AND LIVE COOKING DEMOS AT LULU HYPERMARKET


Lulu Hypermarket will launch Taste of the World promotion for customers and food lovers. The promotion will feature cookery competition in Rai outlet. Beside that, a series of live cooking of cuisines from around the world will be presented  in Rai, Qurain and Dajeej outlets that includes Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Continental, Filipino, Japanese, Indian and Thai food. The event officially begins from 23 April until 3 May, with cookery competitions in a variety of categories starting from today 19 April. 

For details and entry forms, daily events and timings visit Lulu's website, see link
*The daily events, location and timings are mentioned in the entry forms on the link.

Inauguration: By celebrity Master Chef Ritudaman Handa, 5.30 pm, Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Tel : Lulu - Al Rai 24759333, Lulu - Qurain 22258300

TALENT SENSATION

Talent Sensation will be a one of a kind show where an interesting variety of  talents will be showcased. Each performance will not be more than 3 minutes and is not restricted to any language. Those who wish to participate and express their talents as single or in a group, can visit Kuwait National English School to register their names, after school hours from Sunday April 20 to Wednesday April 23 from 2 pm to 3 pm. If this time is inconvenient, you can contact the number below to arrange an alternate suitable time. There is a registration fee for participants that differs for single or group. Participants don't have pay for tickets or gate fee. Even if no one you know is participating, it's still a not to miss event you would certainly enjoy

Talent Sensation show will be held on Friday 25 April at Kuwait National English school theatre. 

For participation and registration , show tickets and other details contact : 67068488

Venue : Kuwait National English School theatre
When : Friday 25 April, 2014
Time : 4 pm to 6 pm.  The duration of show is likely to extend  depending on the number of participants
Tickets:  Talent Sensation - 1 KD per person.  Also there will be an entrance fee at KNES gate of 1 KD per person








HALA RAMADAN EXPO 2014


Hala Ramadan Expo venue : Exhibition Hall, Ground level, 360 Mall 

When : Expo begins on Sunday 20 April 2014, 8pm

Part 1 : Monday 21 April to Tuesday 22 April 2014, 10 am to 10 pm

Part 2 : Sunday 27 April to Tuesday 29 April 2014, 10 am to 10 pm


SUMMER VENUE AT SHUWAIKH MARKET


Get ready for summer! Bazaar bringing latest products and services related to summer and beach activities. Includes accessories, beach games, diving gear, summer dresses, swimsuits and food stalls. 

Venue : Shuwaikh Market, near Tilal Complex, Shuwaikh
When : Tuesday 22 April and Wednesday 23 April, 2014
Time : 3 pm to 10 pm 
Phone : 69699990 / 66614176




EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - HADATH ALARTH FESTIVAL AT KUWAIT NATIONAL MUSEUM



To celebrate Earth Day, Hadath Alarth Festival for Art and the Earth, a two day event will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2014 at the Kuwait National Museum theatre, organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in participation with the NCCAL, National Council for Culture Arts and Letters. Earth Day celebration is being held to promote protection of the environment. 

Renowned musician and composer, Nawaf Gheraibah and his talented troup of musicians will hold a concert on both days and it's definitely a not to miss musical event. I have been waiting to attend Mr. Gherabiah's concert. Mural art work will be presented by Visual Therapy to symbolify 'there is no life without water'. There will be a performance organized by L'Institut Francais du Koweit, 'Quidams Proud Horse' show. Horses carved in large inflatable material over 3.50 metres in height will be put into motion by puppeteers in bold costumes.  A herd of horses (two to nine), made of white and ivory materials, symbolizes peace, purity and spirit.  A√©rosculpture troupe will present the show chromatic Envol√©e.

That's all I know for now. Will update if I come to know of any more details.

When : Tuesday 22nd  April and Wednesday 23rd April 2014 
Where : Kuwait National Museum Theatre and premises
Time : 7.30 pm
Entrance : Free 


*Update : I heard there will a variety of programs by number of local,  regional and international artists who support living in a clean and protected environment. Besides the musical stage presentation, there would be poetry recitals as well. We are hoping to attend the event on Wednesday. Celebrate Earth Day and offer your support to care for our environment. 

Minister of Youth Affairs stated that Kuwait is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which is an international treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection including Kuwait.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP BY ARIELLE FORD BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SOULMATE SECRET AND WABI SABI LOVE



Best selling author of The Soulmate Secret and Wabi Sabi Love, Arielle Ford, will be presenting a one day workshop in Kuwait on Sunday, April 26th.

To know more about the workshop and what it will cover, visit Dawrat website

Venue : Dasman Ballroom, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bida
When : Sunday 26 April 2014
Time : 9 am to 5 pm ; There will be two coffee breaks. Lunch will be provided for attendees
Fee : 150 KD per person. 120 KD each for couples. Discounts for groups
Tel : 55283501

For registration and details visit : Dawrat or call 55283501

Books by Arielle Ford

Friday, 18 April 2014

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR AURA? - TAKE THIS QUIZ AND SEE


Whenever you came across the term aura or read about it, have you wondered what might the color of your aura? I've always wondered.  I came about this quiz. It's fun. I enjoyed the questions that were asked. And as for my aura, I got green and the explanation for green aura was definitely pertaining to me!

Try the quiz and see what you get....

http://quizsocial.com/what-color-is-your-aura/


ART INSTALLATION - CREATE. ART. LIVE. BY en.v REUSE PROGRAM



In celebration of Earth Day, en.v – an organization dedicated to promoting social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the Arab world – has developed an interactive art installation to be displayed at The Scientific Center as part of the organization’s REUSE program.




The interactive art installation, which takes the shape of a seven meter life-size whale constructed with a steel frame and wire mesh material, encourages participants to weave used plastic bags into the frame, thus reusing them in a creative way to complete the outer-body of the installation. This ‘crowd-sourced’ activity targets students who will be visiting the Scientific Center from private and public schools in Kuwait and visitors from the general public to raise awareness on the effects of consumer waste on Kuwait’s marine environment in a collaborative fun way. 

Show your support for the cause by visiting the REUSE whale at The Scientific Center from the 17th to the 19th of April, 2014, between 10am and 9pm. The event will include an environmental fair with engaging activities from a number of local environmental and educational initiatives, as well as live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. 

REUSE is a program initiated by en.v in partnership with Zain Telecommunications to promote environmental sustainability and community participation in Kuwait. The program includes activities such as educational roadshows and competitions, community events, online environmental campaigns and workshops taking place throughout the year.

Venue : Kuwait Scientific Center, Salmiah
When : Thursday 17 April to Saturday 19 April 2014
Timing : Whale Art Installation - 10 am to 9 pm; Live Music Friday 6.30pm to 7.30pm



Thursday, 17 April 2014

PHOTO EXHIBITION OF SHORT LISTED PHOTOS FROM KUWAIT GRAND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2014


Enjoy the amazing photo exhibition of prize winning and short listed photos captured by the participants of the annual Kuwait Grand Photography contest which took place last month and the results were announced recently. 

If you love photography, this is definitely a not to miss exhibition!.

Venue : 360 Mall, Ground Level.
When : Thursday 16 April to Saturday 19 April, 2014
Timing : 10 am to 10 pm

Here is a glimpse of prize winning photos. Image credit : Kuwait Photography Instagram






THE WAYANS BROTHERS COMEDY SHOW IN KUWAIT



Event Overview
From the stars of White Chicks, Scary Movie, and G.I Joe, Mad Stand Entertainment of Kuwait brings to you the hilarious and most talented, The WAYANS BROTHERS!!

Wayans Bothers Comedy Show is one of it’s kind, where it will be the first show in Kuwait to host international comedians from Hollywood with a huge fan base worldwide, the Wayans Brothers will run a two hour show of laughter and excitement.

Event Details
Date: Friday May 30th, 2014
Location: Kuwait International Fair, Hall 5 – Mishref
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Starts: 8:00PM
Event Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Show Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Contact details
email us : info@madstand.org
For booking tickets : www.madstand.org
Phone : 66869852 / 1821010

HUMOR - WHAT COMES WITH AGE


Last week, we went  to Hallmark at Marina Mall, to get a birthday card. What was fun was going through the cards that had a touch of  humor....And there are plenty of them. 

SAVECO

I have been reading reviews about SAVECO since the past couple of months, that we finally decided to drop by last Saturday. We really didn't need to buy much because we are travelling next week and I need to empty my fridge than stack it. So basically we went to check out the place.  It's located in the the right corner in the same line as Lulu hypermarket in Shuwaikh. You cannot miss it.

What struck me about SAVECO when we went in, is the sense of space, with lots of greenery. The place is very spacious and everything is arranged so neatly. I found the staff to be very helpful. I wish SAVECO remains this way. Sometimes, when I go to certain supermarkets, I feel claustrophobic with the congested arrangements and stacking of goods done mindlessly. We tried out the Nabla tea samples, one was green tea with mint and the other one was with lemon grass. The sales lady poured boiling / hot water into the cup that contained the tea leaves secured under a thin film of material in the cup. She added sugar,  and let it infuse for a minute or two and voila...we sat at a table and enjoyed every sip of the relaxing tea. Both flavors were really nice and definitely recommended if you are a tea lover. Have you tried Let's Popcorn? It's made in Kuwait, has a fresh feel to it, tastes good and the texture is something I really liked. Let's popcorn is available in plain and different flavors at SAVECO. We tried the caramel and oreo coated ones. The caramel tastes very much like the caramel popcorn from  Garrett. 

We didn't go up to the first floor since we didn't have much time in our hands. We went around the ground floor. I picked up pomegranates, I just love them, something I have been asked to have regularly by my doctor. I got some Italian herbs and coffee. SAVECO has everything a hypermarket would have including a hot food counter, and a seating area if you want to eat there.

Hoping to go back to SAVECO when when we return from our trip. Now for some photos I took.

Update : Wheel chairs and their carts are available at SAVECO for use, free of charge. I'ts quite appreciative that this facility has been introduced to making shopping a comfortable experience. 

Check out their facebook page for cookery courses/classes they hold and other updates


































THE HEDGEHOG STORY

Good story with a message. 

Have you Ever seen a baby Hedgehog?



It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. 

The Hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. 

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. 


Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive..

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities. 

The moral of the story is: 



Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

PREMIERE OF SOUQ 15 TODAY



A big opening event with surprises will be held today, Wednesday April the 16th at 7pm inside the Lilly Center courtyard. Event is open to the public.

Lilly Center location map

VIB BIKE RACE


Want to try out something different? Do you enjoy cycling? Sign up for the mountain bike race at V.I.B Bike Shop - Al-Rai Behind the Avenues. The race will be for both male and female. Awards and prizes will be given to Kuwaitis and expats per category.

Race day: April 18, 2014
Registration Fee: Participation is free. Those who paid can contact VIB Bike shop to get a refund for the payment made earlier.
Phone : 99778766 / 55538877