July 25, 2007


Once upon a time NIQA and I decided to have our own beach clean up, we picked a filthy beach in salmiya, woke up at the crack of dawn, went to sultan center, bought garbage bags, gloves, and Niqa got a shovel.

We started work while about 20 Tantheefco guys in yellow jumpsuits laughed at us.

For some reason we totally amused them.

There we were 6 am and sweating like theres no tomorrow, filling up garbage bags.

We filled around 4

So Niqa was like lets carry those to the dumpster and then get back to work

alright i say u take 2 and ill take the other two

we try to lift..
no use too heavy

we each try to lift 1

still too heavy

so then we both decide to lift the same bag
Lift... nope, still cant.

We asked the tantheef men to help lift the bags, but they turned away.

Anyways, after a couple of hours working in the scorching heat of the kuwaiti sun, we quit.

Left the garbage bags with the filth in them and figured someones gna throw them away sooner or later.

I told you this story because, i JUST found out theres a place where you can volunteer, where you will actually find people to lift these bags!

I didn't know! Weiner did you?!!

I'm definitely checking them out after my vacation

For people who want something rewarding to fill their time with, check out their web site

oh and people


posted by eshda3wa at 8:34 PM


Did you ? Really ? Thats amazing ! you two are one of the rarest among us humans ! hehe !

Yeah ! keep Kuwait clean people !!

July 25, 2007 at 8:50 PM  

Barak Allah feekum! I once did the same thing. That was 2 years ago, though. I took my 2 brothers with me. Didn't have to carry them bags. They did it for me. Think I might do it again...

July 25, 2007 at 9:00 PM  

ya36ekom alf 3afiya, thanks for the site! :)

July 25, 2007 at 10:43 PM  

lol i know it's for a good cause and all, but i'll pick up after myself and let someone else pick up after the dirty unmetrabbeeen people.

July 25, 2007 at 11:34 PM  

A noble but peculiarly short-term pursuit... If instead you spent the equivalent time filling a petition for parliament, designing a pro-clean-beach website for public consumption, building a business case for the value of a clean beach for the local council?

July 25, 2007 at 11:42 PM  

Shay 6ayeb :)

July 26, 2007 at 12:39 AM  

I wish half the people in Kuwait thought like you, that would be nice just to get up and clean the beaches! It drives me nuts that nobody cares and the government just dumps stuff in the ocean.

We have one of the most beautiful waters in the world but in time it will fall apart, and its driving me nuts!

July 26, 2007 at 12:46 AM  

It's frustrating to see how filthy people are ...but persist's like the old question about how does one eat an elephant! Good girl :D

July 26, 2007 at 1:09 AM  

Ok! Im definetly in on that!
Ive always wanted to do something like that.

July 26, 2007 at 3:21 AM  


one can do better

July 26, 2007 at 4:57 AM  

i dont like moderation

July 26, 2007 at 4:58 AM  

Great work you did guys, you're an example of a great community!

July 26, 2007 at 11:06 AM  

ya3teekom el 3afia

July 26, 2007 at 1:20 PM  

good for you wala .. its really good what you did .. i was trying to do that .. but no one ever listen ..

July 26, 2007 at 2:54 PM  


July 26, 2007 at 3:34 PM  

ma 3endech salfa, fathyeeeeeeeeen..

you should`ve gave the tanthefco guys 2KD and ask them to clean and you supervise them, now that is smart idea..
and if you think that you are not doing anything, tara you are standing under our nice grilling sun, and you paid them....fakro shwy ;p

July 26, 2007 at 4:10 PM  

they used to let us do that in middle school ib AIS once a year.. madri if they still let them do that

July 26, 2007 at 4:58 PM  

That was funny when you both tried to lift the bags and failed :) I wish I was there to see it.... definitely a kodak moment LOL

July 26, 2007 at 8:49 PM  

girl you rock! :P awesome... thanx for the link :P

July 26, 2007 at 9:34 PM  

and do you pretend to be cleaning up in front of passers by as a way of begging like the cleaning people do in the streets?! I know its sad but its just annoying..

July 26, 2007 at 11:55 PM  

bu ziyad, have pity!

July 27, 2007 at 2:37 AM  

mashallah this is very thoughtful o u!!
i will definitely check the website!
thanks dear :*

July 27, 2007 at 4:10 PM  

thank u for the compliment!

sara shuaibi
i hope you do
and more people join in!

allah y3afeek
ur welcome

true they are unmetrabeen
and should be fined or something for turnng our beaches into a mazbala!

shale of agnon
ur not from around here are you :)

its very satisfying

its sad isnt it!
instead of taking care of something so precious we turn it into a dump
what pisses me off shloon we only occupy like 10% of our land, and people find no where to build yet another mall so they bury the ocean!

its extremly frustrating!

im glad!
tell us how it goes!

sure can

some people wayd qaleleen adab so i had to

July 28, 2007 at 1:29 AM  

thank u!!

allah y3afeech!

navy girl
get people to listen!


kella met2akher
the whole point was us working!
shino kela having people do work for u

thats good
schools should be more involved!

it was really funny
but not at the time
when we were standing there in 60 degree heat it was pretty frustrating!

thanks sweety
good to see u again!
and ur welcome!

bu ziyad
maybe if they got paid a desent amount they wouldnt have to beg

sara shuaibi
yes buziyad
have pity!

ur welcome sweetheart :***

July 28, 2007 at 1:36 AM  

Ha ha. No, and I am not around there either.

July 28, 2007 at 6:13 PM  

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