Year: 2016

Sunrise from the top of the world!

Sunrise from the top of the world!

With all the excitement over getting my passport back, I just couldn’t sit still in Kuwait. Over this past weekend I flew down to Dubai for a quick weekend jaunt to catch up with an old friend, swim and enjoy some warm weather. Yes it […]

Life in Kuwait: Meandering through a Mosque

Life in Kuwait: Meandering through a Mosque

Hmm… perhaps I should rename this post because I didn’t just go to any mosque… I went to The Grand Mosque. And yes, unlike most other things in Kuwait, it really is grand! After being in Kuwait for three months, I have tried to visit […]

Expat Panda is off again… Finally!

Expat Panda is off again… Finally!

This was the scene in my classroom this afternoon: All of this happy dancing was going on because I received my passport back! After three months of being stuck in Kuwait, it means that this restless panda can finally travel again! So in two weeks […]

What I hate… about life in Kuwait

What I hate… about life in Kuwait

Soon I will be entering my third month here in Kuwait (I know, it feels I have been here FOREVER). It’s been an interesting journey so far but it has had its fair share of um… challenges. Last month I was SO honoured to have been […]

High School vs. Kindergarten: 6 realisations of an evolving teacher

High School vs. Kindergarten: 6 realisations of an evolving teacher

Earlier this year, I started my new teaching job in Kuwait and was informed that I would be teaching 5 year olds. This wouldn’t have been a problem if I was a qualified and experienced kindergarten educator. However- I am most certainly not. After 5 […]

Why my long distance marriage is still better than yours. 

Why my long distance marriage is still better than yours. 

Yes it is time for a personal post. Yesterday marked exactly two months since I’ve been in the Middle East. Although there are MANY things that grind my gears here in Kuwait, the main one is the fact that my husband isn’t able to be here […]

Ice in the desert

Ice in the desert

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me here in Kuwait. With the end of the first quarter fast approaching (didn’t I just start working here?), there are assessments to be completed, report cards to be filled in and of course my least favourite […]

Life in Kuwait: Being oppressed as a woman

Life in Kuwait: Being oppressed as a woman

Last week I read a comment on Facebook about how restrictive life must be for women working in the Middle East… we have all read those ignorant comments by people who haven’t set foot in the gulf other than passing through Dubai Airport. I am […]

Tan lines and good vibes!

Tan lines and good vibes!

One of the major complaints that expats have here in Kuwait is the lack of things to do. By this, they usually mean a COMPLETE lack of nightclubs and NO alcohol. However, since I am not fond of either things back home (or anywhere else […]

Life in Kuwait: First Few weeks

Life in Kuwait: First Few weeks

I arrived in Kuwait on the 14th of September, which means I have officially been here for three weeks. Time seems to have sped up since I arrived here because how on earth did 2 weekends pass already?! During the first few weeks in Kuwait I […]


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