It’s been a while… not much has happened or change. It’s summertime in Kuwait, the holy month of Ramadan and about 115 degrees everyday and I’m still rocking black pants and the small handful of “modest” tops I own and to make matters worst I’m parched when I’m out since I am legally not allowed to consume any sort of beverages despite the scorning hot weather.
Could it get any worst? NO. Not really.
I have to give mad props to the people who are really practicing Ramadan. Not the people who sleep during the day and wake up right before sunset or the ones using Ramadan as an excuse to why they are unable to work, I’m talking about the people who work in the sun ALL DAY LONG with no food or water long hours six days a week. These people deserve an award or something because that’s totally harsh!
Anyways since the weather’s been heating up the dress code is getting shorter and skimpier. I see Betties walking around rocking minis, shorts, tanks, dresses, everything consider “unacceptable” and no one is paying them any mind! Makes me so envious but TB keeps reminding me just because everyone else does it doesn’t mean that I should because I should respect their customs which I totally dig but hello can I get some respect too?! Just a few weeks ago (before Ramadan) I was shopping at the Avenues mall Starbucks in hand minding my own business when an Arab woman starts shoving an item of clothing in my face. I didn’t pay it any mind at first (I’m from NY we see weird things all the time) but then I realize she was trying to get my attention to.. help her? Um… excuse me did you NOT see my Starbucks and shopping bags? Do I look like I work here? Needless to say she heard a earful from me!
Well on the bright side I won’t have to deal with it much longer since I’ll be leaving to NY for the summer! I am totally bugging and can’t wait but it’s kind of bittersweet since TB won’t be joining me as he’s unable to take any vacation time during the summer. I think I packed every single pair of shorts I own! I can’t wait to wear whatever I want again, eat (BACON!) and drink in public, not have to repeat my coffee order 10 times and still have it made wrong and most importantly escape from the heat!
I’m outtie for the summer!