i passed by the avenues yesterday and shot 98 brands/shops on sale - of course i missed a few but does this confuse you or what? what stood out are the very few shops who were not on sale, for some reason i felt some respect towards them - look at this jungle, salearreah it is!
back in november, we posted an article about the excite promo - today i was pleasantly surprised as i read that salah geha had won the lamborghini gallardo - it happens that i know salah very well so i called him up early morning as soon as i saw his picture in the paper and wished him safe driving- what you don't know about salah is that he was VP of alghanim electronics, the parent brand of xcite, until he decided to pursue other opportunities back in 2005 - luck has no boundaries, keep on trying guys you could be next!
it’s been 20 years since kuwaitis celebrate N&L days by spraying foam on virtually anything that moves with a silent blessing from the authorities – this may change this year as the supreme council for environment has recently noticed (20 years later..) that foam is a harmful and cancerous substance that is causing many eye and skin diseases every year – last year for instance, 1800 people were admitted to hospital for eye related accidents in 4 days only, in addition to other skin related cases.
the supreme council for environment is aiming to forbid the sale of foam bottles by sending an official report to the cabinet of ministers so it gets adopted and approved - but kuwaitis are not the only ones to suffer from foam sprays, kuwait’s environment is also suffering greatly from the spray leftovers – do you know how many spray bottles were used to celebrate last years’ events? 2 million bottles!! yes 2 million bottles, incredible hein? these spray bottles lay underground somewhere near you and are poisoning the environment slowly every day.
personally I hope for kuwaitis and for Kuwait that the government forbids foam spraying, i am sure there are safer ways to celebrate national events.
i passed by the marina food court today and spotted a half closed yum yum tree restaurant, at first i thought that it has closed down for good, but then i asked the chinese restaurant right next door and after repeating the word "baladiya" for like 5 times i gathered from the cashier that the municipality has temporarily closed down the restaurant - not sure for which reasons, but when the "baladiya" is involved it means something is fishy!
"always wear expensive shoes, people notice" that's what a famous quote says - it's also true that sometimes the personality overshadows the attire but when the shoes are displayed on a mannequin (citymall's centerpoint), it means that the personality is absent and that people will be staring at the attire - how about a little twist to that saying: "always wear fit shoes, people notice"..
previously known as landmark, centerpoint opened this week in beirut's citymall - city mall is one of the biggest malls in lebanon and sits in dora, one of the most crowded areas in town - citycenter is also home for sultan center - by the way, centerpoint's prices are very affordable and i was pleased to see a lee cooper corner with a cool collection.