Kuwaiti Memories

I remember it took me a month to learn how to read emotions only from the eyes. Niqab in desert conditions with the burning sun is completely justified. In Kuwait, sandstorms are very common and sunscreen cream is pretty a new invention. But the niqab in Europe conditions is a completely different matter.

Please note, this is a model dressed in a typical Kuwaiti outfit.

MakeUp: Ena Mil

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Please note, this is a model dressed in a typical Kuwaiti outfit. Photo: Julia Chodor
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Too hot

Next topic – weather in Kuwait. Kuwait is a city in a desert, next to the sea.

I repeat it again. Kuwait is in the desert, do not miss that, this it is a desert. It is not Miami Beach with palms growing at every corner. Yes, there are palm trees here, but you need to water them if you don’t do this, they simply die.

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A palm. Photo: Julia Chodor

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First day of Ramadan

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An empty canteen at the lunch time during Ramadan. Photo: Julia Chodor

Today is the first day (2016.06.06) of Ramadan. In non-Muslim people minds’ pop-up just one thing, for 30 days Muslim cannot eat or drink during the day. Of course, Ramadan means much more, but I will not go into religion as I am not competent. I will write a little about how it looks like because Ramadan changes the rhythm of the day.

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Kuwait newspaper and other issues

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Kuwait Times. Photo: Julia Chodor

I have bought a newspaper today – Kuwait Times – it costs 150 fils.

There is news from over the world. At the first page, the biggest title is about Yemen. There is also about labor law – fines for hiring employees without visas were doubled, now it is from KD 2 000-10 000. The labor issues are very important in Kuwait as the 2/3 of the people living here are from abroad. There is also news about Philippine presidential election – there is lots of Philippinos here and about Cairo, also a lot of people from Egypt. So the first page reflects the national structure of people living in Kuwait. We just have missed Hindus. Maybe in tomorrow newspaper, there be some news from India on a first page.

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