Friday, November 30, 2007
Should we worry? Preparations are already under way for our English Day activities. Auditions started. Certain plays already approved.
My last post was about a cultural activity held by NCCAL, and about the scarcity of such activities in Kuwait. Now a simple student activity at the College of Business Administration is canceled, and I'm beginning to worry that our department activity might be the next target.
It seems Soug El-7amam hamsters and kittens are indeed as much culture as is allowed in this country.
A dream I had last night about losing a loved one is still haunting me. Why is it that emotions provoked by a matter of pure imagination stick to you like reality no matter how much you tell yourself it's just a dream?
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Lately I've been away from the cultural scene in Kuwait. Not that we actually have one in here, but I just used to tune in to more of these meager activities. Tonight, as I canceled a movie outing, I decided to make up for it by attending this monologue. Going to the theatre, I didn't really expect much. It's one of those activities organized by NCCAL, and although I am sometimes entertained by their choice of material, it's been a while since they brought something that really interested me.
That is until tonight. This is not one of those elaborately maintained shows. As with most monologues, this is a simple act that depends mostly on the actor himself. Rafik Ali Ahmad did a wonderful job entertaining his audience with a flare of comedy that hides behind it the dismal situation in Lebanon, among other tragedies (aging and its effect on men was a dominant theme).
Dinner at Le Notre after the show was the perfect ending to my night.
(An early trip to Soug El-7amam, in spite of a flat tire on the way there, was how my cultural experience started today :)
I'm too sleepy to read what I wrote. If you don't like, dont continue.
Update: I just received a picture of a friend we made at Soug El-7amam.