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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Change & Change for the Better Are Two Different Things

Okay, what's up with replacing our roads with bricks!? BRICKS!!? Laaish!? Honestly! It's very noisy and very uncomfortable driving on it and it really doesn't do the cars justice. When this first started a while back I was told that it was because a member of the royal family bought the brick company so they wanted to "eymashoon" the product. Another story was that it was easier to remove and replace when maintenance is needed for the pipes. Personally I think the second is more likely. Nevertheless, which country makes roads out of bricks after the 16th century!?

Btw, what's the word for "gar" in English? Asphalt? Concrete? something else?


  • i believe the word is asphalt. They say it is better for the cars mathalan when they brake and stuff. But it's also definitely bcz some idiot wants to yemashee the bricks ely 3enda.

    By Anonymous EniGma, at 1/7/07 5:01 AM  

  • looool.
    looks like you have many bricks and they don't know how to make use of them.

    OR maybe that road will become a future road for pedestrians and you are still not aware of that fact. :P

    By Blogger Hamza, at 1/7/07 10:53 AM  

  • Its manufactured by national industries co. which is a publicly traded company I doubt that a sheikh has anything to do with it for the sake of fairness. I think it would be cheaper than asphalt if they had maintenance in those intersections once they finish and redo it , like half what it would cost if they would do it with asphalt. But yeah its annoying then again that’s Kuwait. Get used to it!!

    By Blogger error, at 1/7/07 9:50 PM  

  • actually the bricks do have a longer life and durability on intersections than the 'gar'. If u noticed on some old intersections, the road becomes a bit wavey due to heavy trucks and busses which pass by and stop at traffic lights. which makes it realy dangrous for cars when passing on an average speed. The bricks come to offer a more flattened surface as time passes, plus as some stated it is cheaper, faster, and easier to replace.
    As for the Shiekh thing, I also heard that it was a 'munaqa9a' granted by wasta to some well connected person, afterall they're only rumors.

    By Anonymous alvaro, at 2/7/07 3:44 AM  

  • Gar = Tarmac

    By Blogger 3baid, at 2/7/07 4:36 PM  

  • i think the gar looks much better

    thhough can be annoying but we have to pay for the beauty

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/7/07 9:46 PM  

  • Yeah, I am assuming you mean 'tar' when you say gar. Maybe it is a local tire, axle and suspension company sponsoring it?

    By Blogger Shale of Agnon, at 2/7/07 11:59 PM  

  • Wain akoo bricks other than ilshare3 ili between mansoreya and qadseya?

    Oh and the way to 7awaly from the same road.

    akoo other new places with bricks?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/7/07 7:06 PM  

  • fayoora - a couple of intersections inside hawally, the main streets surrounding hawally, salmiya (they just switched them to bricks)... madree awal bs in Hawally bs now they're in a lot more places :/

    By Blogger dishevelled, at 4/7/07 11:01 PM  

  • asphalt is the only word i know.. isfilt bilkuwaity ;p

    once i was out with a co-worker *Also a cool guy freind* kina ray7en nsawen errands malot eldawam.. we came across one of those lights elly bo-bricks.. i started complaining and he was like: "shfeech bil3ax its perfect.. especially when u have a generously bodacious godess in the passengers seat next to ya" ana ma fehamt then like a minute later esto3abt!! uukhhh!!! what a kinky kinky kinky mind those ppl who made the bricks thingy happen!!!

    By Blogger Ms. D, at 6/7/07 9:07 PM  

  • the roads in italy r made of bricks
    and tenkhath echboodna to go from one place to another
    since when id our country do anything for the better?

    By Blogger eshda3wa, at 7/7/07 10:08 AM  

  • well alvaro said pretty much what i was gona say :p so yeah long live Q8

    By Blogger Nomad, at 10/7/07 9:47 AM  

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    By Blogger Q80-Chill Girl, at 22/7/07 4:46 PM  

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