Back home in India, if you need to get some medicines you can directly go to any pharmacy and get the exact quantity as prescribed by the doctor. This means if the doctor prescribes to take 10 tablets as part of the dosage, you can get exactly 10tablets even if the bottle of medicine comes with 100 tablets and you get charged for the 10 tablets. But here in Kuwait, the medicines have to be bought as it comes even if you need only 10 tablets you need to get the entire bottle with 100tablets. I thought it was a rule made by one pharmacy, I checked around and found that it’s the same with all the pharmacies. Finally I came to know that this is a rule in Kuwait.
Good for the pharmacy and the distributors and do i need to tell, bad for the customers.
We had gone for our Friday breakfast in McDonalds a couple of weeks back. We usually go to the one on the Gulf Road. When we reached there, the place was almost packed with people. Some of the guys had come from the beach after swimming and some where lazily going through the news papers. This is a great place to relax, where you can take your sweet time, the place is huge and has a lot of seating.The first floor seating area gives a good view of the beach, but it was already full.
We ordered 2 big breakfast meals and 1 hot cake(my wife is not a big fan of pancakes), all of this came to 2.850KD. If you are coffee people, then you are going to be delighted because you get free coffee refills. This place has a huge outdoor seating area and it would be great during the winter.
When we purchased our first shoe rack some time back, i had teasingly warned my wife that no shoe rack is big enough for a woman. She vehemently brushed aside my warnings and used to tell that she will only have a few(i still have no clue on what few means for a lady) pairs at a time. She was trying to stick to her decision and our big shoe rack was just fine. But a recent visit to the Payless Shoe Source changed it all.They had a good sale and my wife was like a bull in the China shop. She got some good deals and ended up getting six pairs. All this time, I had the “I told you so” expression on my face. The Sale was too good and I was also pretty impressed with what was on offer. They had some good brands like “American Eagle” selling for 2KD, which normally was selling for 8.900KD. They also have the brand Dexter, which was only available in Sears.
Payless has two outlets, one in the Avenues Mall and one attached to the BHS showroom in Salmiya (next to Sultan Center). My only complaint is that they have limited choice for men, call it gender bias, but if you are a lady, Payless Shoe Source is the place to shop.
Last week, if anyone wanted to catch up with any one from the Indian community, there was an easy option. All they had to do was to drive all the way to the new Lulu hypermarket, Qurain which opened on 28th July 2010. We had planned to visit early Friday morning to avoid the rush, but still the place was buzzing with people, and we bumped into a lot of friends.
The route to Lulu is pretty easy, if you are coming from Salmiya, take the fifth ring and take the Ahmadi Express (Road 40) and keep driving till you find exit no 208. Take the exit and continue driving and you will find a round about and Lulu is just there.
The Qurain city is a new project and the place is slowly developing into a major commercial area. The place already has so many showrooms and it looks like more are coming up. You can find the LG electronics shop and the Electrozan shop next to the Lulu- Al Wahda Mall.
There are a lot of small fish stores in Kuwait, but this is one place i would like to go for fishing. You must be wondering why i am saying fishing, there is a reason to it, after the whole trip you will be stinking of fish, your car will be stinking and you need to take a shower to get rid of that smell. So in short it’s nothing short of a fishing adventure.
This fish market is located in Sharq. It’s completely air-conditioned, that explains why your clothes get stinky. If you are a first timer to this place, I would recommend you to wear something which is ready to go to the laundry. It’s a best practice to have the clothes washed separately once you are back from the fishy experience.
The fish is very fresh here, that’s the reason which attracts me to this place. Since it’s summer time, the catch is less so the prices are rocketing just like the temperature. The Prawns season is also coming, so the demand for fish will be slightly diminishing. But since Ramadan is also round the corner the price is not going to come down any sooner. But the advantage is you get fresh catch. There are certain times allotted for auctioning also. If you are in need of a huge quantity you can try that out, provided you have some one who can speak in fluent Arabic .
Since last week the residents of “Jleeb Shoyukh:” has been suffering from the intermittent power cuts. Many have been put under a lot of distress due to this. The summer is at its best and the heat is unbearable even with the AC on, so the plight of the people can be understood when they don’t have power for more than 8-10 hours a day.
It’s time for all the Indian associations in Kuwait to do an introspection, they are not existing just to milk the members for events, they need to take up their problems as well.It’s great to see some of the blogs(q8nri,bloggermathai) taking up the issue and finally coming up with the solution.
Finally the good news, the power outage is over since yesterday evening. As a precaution, switch off everything which is unnecessary, lets conserve energy as much as possible or else many such outages will be witnessed in different parts of Kuwait during the summer.