Day 133

Teddy freezes his butt off...


A. Benghaith | January 9, 2010 at 6:02 AM

Oh if we just can replace these poor Indian workers with Kuwaitis,,, i wish to see Kuwaitis are working in everywhere everything,, That's a dream and i hope it will become true someday...

BruTus | January 9, 2010 at 6:21 AM

Teddy, you discover many strange places & always eager to experience many strange feelings ;)
Like your way of living ...

Anonymous | January 9, 2010 at 10:50 AM

teddz, would you elaborate just a bit on this? i dont get the significance..

Teddy B. | January 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Anonymous I'm sitting on blocks of fresh ice that were being brought off one of the boats. Thats why my butt is frozen!

KheironQ | January 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Ignorant American here...

Is it hard to find work in Kuwait?? There's a slight impression that the people of Kuwait - in general - are well off due oil money propping up the economy. But is this not true??

You have been posting pictures of poorer areas. Maybe this like America where you have slums and skid rows right next to affluent areas? Well, at least that's the way it is in Los Angeles...

Just trying to become a more informed international citizen. Thx! kQ

M.Al-Majed | January 9, 2010 at 9:04 PM

TeDDy, You should try going fishing sometime ;)

AphRodiTe | January 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM

If frozen it will be broken easily
so,Teddy keep it HOT;P

like thi this place i went once for photography lesson
all the ice is for cooling the fish not other stuff!!

Teddy B. | January 9, 2010 at 10:58 PM

KheironQ - It depends on the job really and it depends on the education. I'm going to speak on behalf of kuwaitis rather than ex-pats because they're a different issue. We have a lot of family run businesses in Kuwait so most people work in that area. Education is very important in this country and since it's free, our society is fairly educated (but not necessarily smart). We don't have many poor kuwaitis, because the government gives grants and you also get free health insurance so you barely need to pay for anything. Not even TAX! Plus, many of us get our jobs through special "wastas" (connections - almost mafia style too)

So these poor areas aren't kuwaiti. They're mainly bidoun. This is a huge problem in this country and it's a very sensitive subject for most of us. I don't have a single view on the issue myself. If you don't know what "bidoun" is find out more here:

I hope this helped!

Anonymous | January 9, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Teddy B! I beg to differ.

there are so many Kuwaiti's who are so poor that they don't even have what cubrs thier hunger. they don't ask for help and no one knows about them because of the stupid rules of society.

I personally know many women who are secretly helping dozens of families to survive till the end of the month.

i7na 3aysheen eb ne3ma. other don't have what we have.

all I wanted to say is that there are poor Kuwaitis who's pride cannot make them disclose thier situations.

may god help them and bless those who do help.

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