In this workshop, my daughter and I learn to decorate objects using handmade Korean paper called Hanji.
The main place we’ve ever known to get up close with animals here in Kuwait used to be Kuwait Zoo. Since the zoo has been closed for years for unknown reasons other than renovations, I have noticed numerous places popping up featuring opportunities to see animals, especially ones that we can pet and approach. I have made a list of the places we have taken our daughter to so far. The spots include indoor and outdoor ones. Scientific Centre- Indoors To those who are new to Kuwait, Scientific Centre is an educational facility housing an aquarium, wildlife and ecosystems, an IMAX movie theatre as well as Discovery Place for Kids. The centre is situated by the Gulf seaside and there’s a beautiful walkway leading up to it that people enjoy trekking through. We love frequenting the place and it has always been one of our favourite spots to go to for a relaxing time. It’s just all in all a very atmospheric venue. Recently, the Scientific Centre added an animal petting corner inside the aquarium …
Visiting the best museum on Kuwait’s history and traditions.
First time trying a glass bead-making workshop in Kuwait!
I visit the Chinese Cultural Festival for Food and Film which was organised by the Chinese Embassy and held at the National Library of Kuwait.
The winter season in Kuwait also means there are flamingo sightings!
Exploring Kuwait’s various stationary places and arts &crafts shops.
I explore risography for the first time at Kuwait’s first risography studio. I learned the process of preparing my artwork for this special Japanese technique of printing called RISO.
On my art spree, I visit and explore the Sultan Gallery founded in 1969, Kuwait, to learn more about the country’s art scene.
It was a summer afternoon when I drove to our house to water our indoor plants. My parents were vacationing at the time. As I enter our backyard there’s a frightened and timid kitten, about 7-8 months old, with white fur and an orange-tinged head and tail. Whenever spotted, she would scurry towards a corner, occasionally peeking out at the stranger with curiosity. Her hiding place was a dark outdoor staircase leading to our basement. Mila was cautious, yet at the same time, seemingly desperate for somebody to feed her. I could tell she wanted to be approached and feel safe, but with the unknown harsh streets out there she kept her guard. She was super dehydrated, starved, and miserable from months of scavenging trash and fending for herself. Keep in mind, this was last year in July at the height of summer in Kuwait. I immediately entered our house and fetched a can of tuna, the readily available go-to snack for pretty much every street cat out there! I stepped outside with a plastic …