Here at bazaar, we run out of space on a monthly basis when it comes to selecting content to print, we cover so many stories about different places, people, and events that we wish we can print double the number of pages to show people that k-town is, indeed, jam packed with stuff to do! I’ve personally heard this argument a thousand times, “There’s never anything to do here, and I’m so bored!” Well, if you never believed us, then believe The Grapevine, one of Kuwait’s most loved websites that pioneered in showcasing local events and activities from a rich network of contributors, including yours truly!
Wendy Villalva, the brainchild behind The Grapevine Kuwait, was at a loss when she moved to Kuwait two years ago. Until she stumbled upon Kuwait’s rich resource of bloggers, “I was so amazed at how much stuff was out there for me to do, given that I came here with NO idea about what to expect. I also noticed that a website that operated as a hub to notify readers of these events mentioned from so many sources would be helpful!” She explained, and adds, “Well, it helped me first! It was very difficult for me to meet others who shared the same interests as I did– or to meet other people from my country!”
Ecuadorian born, and American raised, Wendy sought to simply provide a fun resource. Little did she know that this little online gem has garnered the likes and support from many, as her consistent style in simply delivering fun filled ideas in the form of constant posts, sweet and bubbly nature in the social world (she’s a true delight in person as well!) make for a truly successful, credible source.
So, if you’re at the latest crafts workshop, ask your mate if they heard about it ‘through The Grapevine.’ They’ll probably answer you with an excited ‘yes!’.
How would your mother describe you in one word?
How would you describe your mother in one word?
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked?
I’ll tell you guys later!
What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
Move to Kuwait. I never thought I’d end up on the other side of the planet!
What word in the English or Arabic language do you wish you had invented?
Where would you like to live? / What is your dream retirement location?
Anywhere with a beautiful beach and a quick car (plane) ride away from my family. Heck, let’s just build homes for the whole family on the same beach! (you did say “dream”!)
What is the first famous quote that comes to your mind?
“The happiest people are not the people who have the most… they are the people who know how to make the most out of what they have…”
What animal best describes the kind of partner you’d be interested in?
I already met my ideal partner, and he is a combination of all sorts.
What do you miss about your childhood?
The innocence of it all; it seems kids are growing up so quickly these days!
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I wouldn’t as I am too attached to it already.
How would you describe your handshake in one word?
What is the toughest part of your character?
I’m too nice; therefore people sometimes take advantage of my kindness, but on the other hand I can also be brutally honest. Does this make sense?
Who is your favorite historical figure?
One of my faves is Benjamin Franklin—the man was a genius!!
What in the world do you least desire?
I least desire environments full of racism, discrimination & hypocrisy.
What do you think is lacking in the world, which would make the world a better place?
R-E-S-P-E-C-T towards one another
Why do you think most girls/guys like you?
Because of my super fun & outgoing personality!
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…”
LOVE, in all its forms. Cliché, yes, but oh-so-true!
To read about the latest events and activities in our lovely K-town, make The Grapevine Kuwait your daily morning online stop! For more information, please visit www.grapevinekuwait.com. Follow The Grapevine on Twitter @TheGrapevineQ8, Instagram @TheGrapevineKuwait and Facebook:TheGrapevineKuwait.