A thing that pleases me a lot is being a bridge that communicates creative forces found in Kuwait to the masses in town and the rest of the world. What pleases me most, however is finding people who find joy in what they do. A rare finding these days, not just the passion flowing out of them, but the state of mind and auto-high-toxins-free-self-motivating individuality they strive for. A blessing indeed.
I believe that Jassim Al-Nasrallah is the perfect example for that. At the tender age of only 25, his artistry reached Europe, Japan and many Arab countries. He is a modern day Calligrapher who dived deep into the ocean of Arabia, back to its islamic roots where different writing styles came to life, mixed it with a modern twist and made it readable & accessible by all.
Artistically speaking, I find him close to a universal islamic-arts ambassador to the world. He is so attached to his arabic roots that he insisted on making this interview rush to p0ach readers in an all arabic font – This is the first ARABIC INTERVIEW on p0ach.com.
There is alot to learn about Jassim and loads of photos he’d love to share with you all.
Its really hard to find interview candidates for you guys these days. With the help of friends here and there, I am blessed to find those young spirits who make a change in their own unique way.
Ever since I started this blog, I promised myself to spread everything great I find, hear-about or come across in K-town & I am doing just that right now by Introducing you to this week’s funky fresh guest.
Definitely positive you have heard about Circuit Plus, the gym. Any Organization no matter how big or small, stands on those who make things happen over there. Bader Al Banna, a single 24 years young gentleman does just that. A trainer who’ll make you scream him name out loud (as I heard by those hard core fans of the gym) interested in nutrition, well being and hey ! an engineer too. Talk about science meets passion eh ? the ultimate fusion.
I wont spoil the fun, would love for you to read more about him, what he does and the gym he calls home.
Please meet Bader – show him lots of love & support !
I guess by now you know how big Faye’s name out there in the universe, she represents us at the Olympics in London right now.
Thought of having a quick Q&A with this young, high spirited, self-motivated young citizen of ours.
Could not be more proud of her – Best of luck !
Faye, please introduce yourself.
Faye Sultan, 17! I love dance, travelling to different places, playing a variety of sports, watching movies, reading , cooking with friends, and spending time at the beach perfecting my tan. I’m a student and will be attending Williams College this Fall…
What inspired you to tap into who you are now ?
I am blessed to have a very open-minded and supportive family who didn’t limit my opportunities based on my gender.
What differentiates you from the rest of the competition out there?
My swimming ‘upbringing’. Most girls in other countries get to train with in really good swimming programs with access to facilities and regular competitions from a very early age, those sorts of opportunities were not available to me! That’s okay though, because it has molded my character and I don’t take things for granted and hopefully my participation in the London Olympics will pave the way for others to come.
What were the difficulties you faced and how did you overcome them ?
Well there’s undoubtedly a dearth of training opportunities here for women, which needs to change. We have the facilities in Kuwait, but women can’t access them regularly. For the majority of my swimming career I trained in a kiddy pool and it was so shallow that my hands would touch the floor at the end of each stroke! The biggest challenge I’ve had to face is not having team-mates my age to train with and compete against. Also, in most countries swimmers compete every week, whereas I only compete a handful of times a year and I have to go abroad for those. Well I’ve just had to make do with what was available to me and focus on training.
هذا اللقاء النادر اجراه السيد صالح الشهاب مع اليانور الصغيرة الشهيرة بنورة الابنة الصغرى لخاتون حليمة اول طبيبة في الكويت تتحدث فيه عن فترة طفولتها بالكويت حيث قدمت للكويت و قد كانت تبلغ من العمر بضعة اسابيع في العام 1916 و غادرتها و هي في الرابعة عشر من العمر سنة 1930 هذا و قد اجري اللقاء في العام 1985 و كانت هذه المرة الاولى التي تعود فيها نورة للكويت من 55 سنة .
A friend of mine, Hussain Al-Essa typed a really well written sophisticated intro for One Paint, I couldn’t argue with him, not one bit:
“The first thing you need to get your creative juices flowing is leg room. Some of you go out for a change of scenery but how about changing your environment to welcome random solutions and to organize your thoughts? No I am not talking a notepad or a sketchbook. Try a whole wall.
A message kids have been telling us with their crayons on creativity. After recently installing Idea Paint on my home office wall, I do love the freedom to both brainstorm and stay organized. Idea Paint is a paint that turns your wall into a whiteboard, just grab your marker and start mind mapping your upcoming projects. Suitable for home, work and school, the more space you have for your ideas the more good ideas you end up with. A solution for productivity, Idea Paint just might keep you away from the mundane. Urban Q8 recommends this product.”
That was one of of the many recommendations I came across on auntie google, don’t believe me, just google ONEPAINT yourselves and check the results.
Very happy to have Mr.Rakan & Badder AlGhanim both on board with us on p0ach.com where they’ll highlight info about the product, themselves and bits from here and there.
You know how we do it over here, we go light all the way.
Having an honest artist that combines humor, inner beauty and is actually humble is thoroughly fresh to me.
Kills me how Kuwaiti talents are wholeheartedly welcome outside the borders of this country, how minimum media attention they get in here, don’t believe me ? Just google her name, find her presence on multiple art platforms from around the world.
A team mate at work knows how much I appreciate asian/japanese related art, he’s an artist himself, showed me Thuraya’s work and I immediately fell in love. Thuraya’s brush strokes were clean, innocent and honest. Sent her an email instantly.
Its beautiful how diverse and multi talented this little country of our is.
A while back, I made a post about the country’s hot new topic, Humbah.
I say its a hot topic because of the buzz my mug comes across on all social media outlets from blogs, tweeps and Instagram. I love this. Sharing the success of a new business from all angles i.e; Pictures, opinions or a simple gesture of “liking” what you see.
Met Mubarak casually on a beautiful afternoon on one of Humbah’s promotional tours across the country – Must say was impressed to see him there, supervising, checking and making sure everyone is having a good time.
Had a brief chat on “Why the name?” simply because thats what everybody kept nagging on, when did you do this, why now and the stories kept on coming.
Wont burn/spoil the fun – all you inquisitive creatures have a lot to explore ahead.
Please help me welcome Mubarak and make this young single bachelor comfortable on the front page of p0ach.com
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