A Visit to Kuwait Dino Park

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A couple of weeks ago I took the kids to the Dino Park Exhibition that had been operating in Mishref since March. The exhibit was in an open area behind Hall 6 in Mishref International Fairgrounds. The main attraction was about a dozen or so animatronic Dinosaur puppets that had some basic movement and sound effects.

I grew tired of it after a while but the kids had a great time and after we had seen all the dinosaurs in action they had some fun on the amusement rides at the venue. If the park is still open I’d suggest you take your young children there as they’ll get a kick out of it.

The ticket prices were advertised as 4KD but when we visited it was 2.5 KD per person and children below 3 went in free. I was also trying out a new lens and took some strategically angled photos there to avoid the cluttered background but some of them needed some photoshop manipulation as well.

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Thaikkudam Bridge – Live in Kuwait

I was looking forward to seeing Thaikkudam Bridge perform live ever since I saw their videos on Music Mojo. The band itself has around 14 members and they’re all on stage on various instruments and its both insane and awesome at the same time.

Their songs like Nostalgia, Illayaraja Medley and Fish Rock would be familiar to most people but on stage they had almost 3 hours of non stop numbers that varied from ethnic songs, classical Hindustani (or Carnatic? I’m not sure) and some Blues and Reggae numbers to Rock influenced tracks. Overall a very memorable experience and hope to see them live in concert again.

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Sivamani and Stephen Devassy

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Ever since I saw Stephen Devassy perform live I’d developed a liking to his style of music and on-stage performance. So when I heard he was coming to Kuwait for another show I way trying to find a way to get tickets. Luckily a friend of mine gave me tickets to the event in Hawally park yesterday evening. Thanks James!

This was also the first time I’ve seen Sivamani performing live and the duo was pretty awesome. They played for almost 40 minutes and alternated between solos, fast and slow tracks and some highly entertaining duets. I’ve got some random clips of the night in the link below but I hope I can get my hands on the official video taken by the video crew.

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Japanese Hobby Festival 2013

This evening I swung by ACK in Mishref to get a peek at the Japanese Hobby Festival organized by PlamoQ8. The place was packed to full capacity and I was only there for about half an hour but it was a good place to be in if you’re into Japanese pop culture. The show is running today and tomorrow so don’t miss it.

I took some pictures at the event and if I get time tomorrow I might drop in to see the winners of the modelling contests.

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You can view all the pictures on my Flickr set [here]

Japanese Culture Festival 2013

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and the Japanese Embassy hosted a Japanese culture Festival at the National Library of Kuwait on Thursday and Friday, September 12-13. My friend Mishari won second place in the Plastic Modeling contest and took some pictures at the event.

Events included Cosplay, Anime drawing and modeling building contests.

Update: Found a video clip of the cosplay section at the event.

Happy Onam

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Wish you all a Happy Onam!
If you’re a non-Malayali or even a Malayali who’s finding it difficult to keep pace with an Onam sadya you can read last year’s post on how to tackle an Onam Feast

PlamoQ8 Club – Japanese Hobby Festival

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PlamoQ8 Club is organizing a hobby festival and expo on October 5th at ACK and they’ve got a variety of categories to please most Otakus in Kuwait. Events include scale model displays, Cosplay, video games and table top games. 

If you’d like to enroll for any of the events you can get in touch with them through Whatsap or call 65566046.

Startrail Session VI – Photography Activity

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My friend, the Geek is back with another Star Trail session in Salmi desert. I missed the last couple of outings due to work and family related schedule conflicts. This time around I’ve booked the day well in advance and made sure there will be no interference from the aforementioned parties.

Hopefully I’l get better shots than last time as I’ve understood what I was doing wrong and now am prepared to take some proper sets of trails. The photo posted here is by Q8 Geek.

For more info on the outing you can head over to [his site] and get in touch with him to register your name in the group. Also join the [Facebook event] if you’re interested in getting any updates for this event.

PlamoQ8 Exhibition in Kuwait

I went by this exhibition called ‘Mawahib’ at the ACK campus this evening. My reason for dropping by was to check out the stall by a hobbyist group called PlamoQ8. I didn’t know that we had a plamo club in Kuwait and thought it would be interesting to see the level of work that’s been done here.

There were a lot of great kits and painted resin models that were really great to see up close. For more pictures in higher resolution you can visit my post on Figure.fm [here]

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