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270,000 KD for What?

I found this in today’s Kuwait Times. I think maybe I am out of touch . . . I haven’t heard of anyone sending or receiving a telegram for a long time. I don’t believe my husband’s office even uses a telex anymore? Am I missing something?

Kuwait Times: 20 January 2008

Telegram, Telex services
Kuwait: The Ministry of Communication is planning to create a new telegram and telex service system. The system will cost KD 270,000 and will be using modern equipment and up to date methods. A contract for creating the system was first given to a Bahraini company, but then the ministry decided to create the system themselves. The ministry will start working on creating the system two weeks from now.

Anyone? Anyone?

January 20, 2008 Posted by | Bureaucracy, Communication, Customer Service, Kuwait, Leadership, News, Political Issues, Technical Issue | 13 Comments

The Qatteri Cat Sleeps Through Winter

You’ve been asking about QC. There isn’t much to tell you. He decided it was too cold, and all he does is sleep. Occasionally, he will wake up, take a walk to the food bowl and water dish, make a visit to the kitty litter, but then it’s back to sleep – waiting for warmer weather.

Yesterday, as I was working, he was following me around, “miaow, miaow” which meant “please sit down and provide a warm place for me to fall asleep” so I made him a little bed in the work room, and it wasn’t his first choice, but he made do, keeping me company while he sleeps through winter.


January 20, 2008 Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Pets, Relationships, Weather | , , | 8 Comments

Scary Sunrise 20 January 2008

When I got up this morning, the sky was all pink, the water was all pink, it was a world of pink haze, very beautiful. Within moments, the light had shifted, the pink haze was gone and the sun began to rise, very dramatically, lighting up the clouds like you see on the ceilings of Renaissance chapels.

But wait! What is this? The sky is lit, the clouds are illuminated, but the brilliance of the sun is having a hard time breaking through the sludge hanging just over the horizon. I have a bad feeling, whatever it is that is strong and thick enough to block the sun, we are also breathing it.


It’s about 5°C warmer at 0800 than the last few days, with forcast of clouds and possible rain through Wednesday.

January 20, 2008 Posted by | ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Technical Issue, Weather | 7 Comments