We spend a wintery new year in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet Republic bound by the Caspian sea and Caucasus mountains.
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!
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 a walk along the beach, I stumbled upon Kuwait’s last standing and operating amusement park at Kuwait Magic Mall. I walk inside to have a peek.
What is it really like to acclimate to the Japanese lifestyle? Here, I interview Mishal Almashan, a Kuwaiti student currently earning his PhD in Japan.
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 …
I’m still a fan of print even though everything is shifting to digital. I think independent magazines are setting out to prove the print isn’t really over, especially for lovers of pages. I say, back in fashion, back in print! #slowjournalism
Abound with temples, shrines and relics of the past in enchanting forests, Kyoto is like a timeless old district reflecting traditional and classic Japan. It is synonymous with cherry blossoms, geishas, temples, traditional ryokan inns and masters of tea ceremonies.