Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Ok I am totally freaking out!!!!!

I think I am turning into a typical Kuwaiti!!!!!!!! I have been in this country way too long!!!!!!!!

Let me explain.

I recently changed jobs, and the people that I am working with now are a mixture of Kuwaitis and foreigners. Now a couple of a days ago one of my female foreign co-worker referred to someone that she used to work with previously and that I happen to know as a “Bitch”. I didn’t blink an eye, my reaction was as the Kuwaitis would say “7ada 3adi”, I even agreed with her lol.

Now a couple of years back when I was working at my old job I was put in the same situation. My supervisor who also happened to be female yet Kuwaiti referred to another co-worker as a “Bitch”. Yet at that time if I recall correctly, my eyes bulged out and I was speechless! And I thought to myself “shino hathi no class what so ever”. (If some of you are wondering yes the lady she was referring to was a bitch)

These two situations made me think!! Why did I accept that foul language from the foreigner but not the Kuwaiti. Of course the only answer I came up with was “illusion you are turning into a typical Kuwaiti!!!!!!” Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. This is not good!

p.s. if I offended anyone with the language that has been used here I apologize.


At July 07, 2006 5:57 PM , Blogger La Mala Educacion said...

I know the feeling.

The expletive 'fxxx' coming from a Briton or an American seems ever so natural; second nature even but coming from a non-native speaker of the language makes it sound rather hollow or put-on.
Am I being racist here?

At July 07, 2006 11:33 PM , Blogger illusion said...


I don't like to think of myself as a racist so lets just say both of us are being typical Kuwaitis :)

But on a weird level its nice to know I am not the only one who feels that way

At July 09, 2006 9:12 AM , Blogger Bloo said...

hi illusion,

fake it until u get it back. don't succumb to this typical kuwaiti swirling hole. actually, i think opposite of viewing offer more flexible than a kuwaiti... when i see an american speeding i detest him way more than a kuwaiti.. when a foreigner bad mouths (Actually never lost the formalities with one enough to have such thing) i would assume i will show discomfort on my face...

i think illusion no matter how easy it is to reduce ur self to typical levels.. its more self liberating and respectful to stick to ur beautiful values.

At July 13, 2006 6:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

AC, wayentaw:

Well, maybe, this entry has overtones of racism to it alright, but do let's remember racism is after all a raw human emotion; no different from greed, envy, lust or sloth. So why single out 'racism', each time as the worst of the worst feeling/thoughts to have?
In today's world, more people than ever would rather they drowned in a river than be accused of being a racist. Such is the level of hate for what is purely, a state of mind at any given time not much different from sloth or greed or envy.
At some level, most of us are capable of behaving in an entirely racist manner despite ourselves suffering racism at some point in the past. Makes for most uncomfortable reading but there's at least, an iota of truth in it.

At July 14, 2006 5:06 PM , Blogger La Mala Educacion said...

Even to be or behave as a racist is to be human.

At August 01, 2006 12:04 PM , Blogger Bloo said...

where are u !!!

At August 02, 2006 7:01 PM , Blogger da Angel wears Escada said...

Ou est la, l'illusion?

Or maybe since you call yourself illusion, you were never there to begin with !

Tell me I am wrong, s'il vous plait!


At August 06, 2006 2:01 PM , Blogger Bloo said...

illusion... hon, i left u a copy of my book with dedication.. in marina mall aldo accessories.. i think :) not the shoes.. or maybe the shoes, but first check the access :D

confirm this to me in

At August 07, 2006 1:48 PM , Blogger illusion said...


I am alive and well thanks for asking :)

Just busy at work and no time for blogging (yes i mostly blog at work, very productive i know :P)

All is well with you?

At August 13, 2006 5:41 PM , Blogger da Angel wears Escada said...

I am so well and thank you.

The presence of your absence has been haunting!

At August 15, 2006 9:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Bottle In The Sea!
I know that it's hopeless to write this down, but it would be so great to find what I'm looking for!
Here it goes;

I'm looking for an adult male pure breed West Highland White Terrier.

If you have one, or know someone who has one, or know someone who could help me to find one, I'll be interested in buying it!

So could you all please spread this?

I know that it's a rare breed in Kuwait, but I would love to have it, fix your price!

P.S In case you don't know how it looks like just Google it!

At August 19, 2006 12:28 AM , Blogger illusion said...

Hmm I don't even like dogs.

But if anyone reads this and knows some information drop blue ice envy a line :)

At August 19, 2006 12:55 AM , Blogger 15/09 said...

"I don't like to think of myself as a racist so lets just say both of us are being typical Kuwaitis"

but isnt a typical kuwaiti already racist?
i think its ok to hear it from a non-kuwaiti cuz we hear it all the time in movies and stuff, so we got used to it, but we are not used to hearing kuwaities use profanity publicly

At July 02, 2012 3:46 PM , Anonymous said...

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At January 17, 2013 6:13 PM , Anonymous mamada said...

This can't truly have success, I feel this way.


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