When I was looking for a gift for my nephew I really had to go everywhere! There is nothing much you can buy for 1 year old boy if you don’t want to buy him clothes.

I tried many places, I went to Khalid bin ilwaleed street, I remember I enjoyed going there when I was young, but I found nothing! I also went to Waleed (ma7al waleed) shop and I think that shop needs some serious revamp.

I went everywhere, including this Fantasy world shop but couldn’t really find a toy that made me go “THIS IS THE TOY!” they all looked ehh and so so.

One thing caught my eye and stayed with me was this little train, and although it is not made for a one year old to play with it alone, but atleast He could enjoy it with a parent’s help until he’s a bit older.

If you’re looking for toys, I think this place is one of the best in Kuwait. They have many things for different age groups. There are even things fro grownups, like the pool and board games. auto freaks may also enjoy Fantasy World’s collection of miniature cars. I personally liked how they had some thing for everyone. Ofcourse you’re always better off buying online, but if you’re buying a heavy gift, like the one i bought, then you wouldn’t want to pay the gift’s worth on shipping.

The one I went to, which I think is the biggest branch, is located in Shuwaikh, on Alghazali street, across the street from Electrozan and near the fourth ring road. They have other branches in Soug Sharg & AlBustan Mall.

This whole thing made me realize how fortunate we were to grow up in a time when we could always find the prefect toy in Kids โ€˜rโ€™ Us in Salmiya. *1..2..3.. group sigh*

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I just placed an order for 2 lenses on amazon. I bought both the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and the Sigma wide angle zoom lens. I tried them both with a friend and I liked them. I’m hoping the 50mm would help me take indoor pictures when the room isn’t very well lit, I’m also hoping that I won’t be needing to doctor the images anymore so they won’t appear yellowish. I also liked how the lens focuses on the object at hand and gives this blurry affect to the backdrop, the blurriness is more pronounced with this lens than any other lens I tried.

I think I’m getting a good deal on the wide angle lens coz the package I’m buying also includes a vertical grip (is that what its called?), 2 extra batteries, a mini tripod and some other things.

Thank You ::: ShoSho ::: & HKR for helping me decide ๐Ÿ™‚

 





Today INM received a couple of packages from aramex with a total bill of KD21.750 so he gave the driver KD30, the driver went to his car and came back and asked INM if he had any change, he didn’t and it’s kinda not his problem, I mean if you dont have change then make the bill like KD20 and then ther wont’ be a need for the change! ๐Ÿ˜› But then the driver asked if its ok to pay using Knet, W didn’t know they can use Knet! So INM went ahead and paid him.

They started this service for almost 3 months ago. I hope they add this service online also o neftaak men USWS!

Thanks INM

 





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Didnt you always wonder where to store your belts?! from now on you can store them with these new hangers ๐Ÿ™‚

You can buy them from HERE & HERE and they’re gonna cost you KD2 & KD3 respectively.

 





Yesterday me & my wife went to A’ayan to get a new car for our driver, our priorities are the following:

  • Rental car (coz we want a full insured car plus free service)
  • Economic car.
  • Small to medium size.
  • looks pretty (My wife’s priority ๐Ÿ™‚ )

So we ended up with these two models:

Nissan Altima

initial deposit: KD300

Monthly payments: KD130

Honda Accord

Initial deposit: KD350

Monthly payments: KD135

Since i don’t have any experience before with Honda and Nissan i would like to ask you guys which one should I go for?

 




23
May

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Mac Users, this is a nice program if you want to convert RM to MP3. Its simple and easy to use, it barely has an interface (you can’t get any simpler). All you have to do is, take the song’s link, drag and drop it in this software and it’ll do the rest. It takes an average of 40-50 secs to convert a song.

The only thing that may annoy you is the the need for an internet connection for it to work.

The download link can be found in this site.

 




22
May

postedby

I’m loving this song at the moment.

Listen
[AUDIO http://somecontrast.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/01-say.mp3]

John Mayer’s Blog.

 





We went to Nino and ordered 2 of their certified angus beef, and we asked for a medium cook. we got 2 well done steaks instead. My friend started eating his and I returned mine. after waiting 10 more minutes I got a rare steak.. so I sent it back again. My friend was half way through his steak when they finally brought my medium cooked steak.

Things I don’t understand:

1- Why do restaurants always hear welldone when I say medium?
2- Why do restaurants punish customers who return steaks?
3- why did my friend eat his well done steak when his original order was a medium steak?
4- if it doesn’t really matter what kind of steak he ends up eating, why then did he specify?
5- How come I return my dish twice and end up eating after my friend’s done eating and get nothing more than a little lame apology from the waiter?
6- Why are people considered difficult when they refuse to eat things they did not order?

If we all became indifferent to what kind of steaks we end up eating then the whole steak-cooking system would become obsolete! I won’t let that happen! ๐Ÿ˜›

 





Now Iโ€™m not here to judge how any of our readers earn their income ๐Ÿ™‚ this could come in handy. it is a battery powered currency counter thatโ€™s capable of counting and adding up to 600 bills/minute. A basic LCD display shows the running tally and it also includes a triple counterfeit detection system for ultraviolet.

It works in both ways battery and AC, The battery life goes up to 20 Hours continuous use
and the AC also works internationally 110-220V – 50/60Hz AC/DC adapter.

Want it? Click HERE, it’s going to cost you KD25.5

Source

 




21
May

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This is what I get for Parking less than an hour under the sun. I could barely breathe when I got in the car!

 





Al Muhallab Mall

From 10am till 5pm. I had to convince the security guard that I have a doctor’s appointment and show him a proof. Yet the girls, even if they’re by themselves, can go in and out with no problems at all.

 





Remember my posts regarding the Chevrolet and Cadillac Bags?! Yesterday we found them in a shop called Fuschia in the Avenues mall.

They have a plenty of them!ย  with many shapes and sizes.

The question is: Are these really a GM official licensed products?!

 




20
May

postedby

This game can get pretty addictive. Try it.

The best I could do (updated) ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks INM.

 




20
May

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One of our readers mentioned this pizza.. Which is an Oreo pizza from Domino’s pizza Italy. i think its the weirdest pizza ever!

Thanks to DVLz

Picture

 





Yesterday after ANM’s birthday we went to the Avenues and wanted to taste Hรคagen-Dazs Fondue, so we went there and placed an order. BTW its in the Avenues phase II.

Its says that it serves 4 persons in the menu, but actually it serves only 2 (Kuwaiti person) you know what i mean by Kuwaiti .. ya3ni etha 7ag 4 beseer bas e7alfoon 3alaih ๐Ÿ˜›

It comes with 2 large plates

First plate contains:

  • Strawberry.
  • Kiwi.
  • Banana.
  • Brownie.
  • Cookies.

Second Plate contains:

4 choices of their ice cream flavor.

The ice cream melt so quickly if you dip it in the chocolate sauce, so beware. I think it deserves 2/5 due to the cheap tasting chocolate sauce.

FYI: they are accepting cash only at the moment.

 




19
May

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“The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday conducted tests to induce artificial rain, which yielded light to medium showers in some areas of the country.

The Meteorological Department at the National Centre of Meteorology and seismology (NCMS), used planes to sprinkle cloud seeding salts in moist clouds heading towards Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain, the Emirates news agency said.

Cloud seeding is a form of weather modification, used mostly to increase precipitation, by introducing particles into moist clouds.

The monitoring stations have already registered light to medium rainfalls in different areas of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the agency said, adding the Centre is planning to repeat the tests tomorrow.”

We need these kind of experiments in Kuwait Instead of spending money on tiling every sandy area and changing the roads on every traffic intersection from asphalt to tiles. We should be spending the money on these kind of things instead.

Source: UAE Community, topix & Zawya.

 





Today was ANM’s birthday .. i decided to drag her into Mac world! just to let her know what it feeels like to be a mac owner! (poor windows users) so me & my wife decided to do a little surprise in this birthday ๐Ÿ˜› and my wife came with a brilliant idea!

Which is wrapping the macbook with a peace of fabric and on top of we put some paper shreds so that the macbook will be completely covered and not be seen, and then on top of that we put perfumes and bokhoor and mobkhar.

Here is the final look of the box when its opened .. No a single clue that the macbook is in the bottom! ๐Ÿ˜›

Now when it comes to wrapping i wont say anything just that simply my wife is a PROFITIONAL in gift wrapping.

HNM’s gift .. Also wrapped by my wife.

INM’s gift.. i think girls will know this where is this gift from and even what it is ๐Ÿ˜›

Now guys what do u think ANM’s reaction was after opening our gift?! well, she flashed a fake smile with a fake “wow”, thanked us and went ahead to open INM’s and HNM’s gifts with a Huge real WOWs! We also got her a sewing machine from sewing machine today. She absolutely loved it.

After that I suggested that they go get ready to have dinner in the Avenues (to let her really lose hope), before we went out of the door i told to her to take her stuff to her room and she said was like “Okay..”. and while she’s grabbing the perfumes i decided to help her out a bit.. so that i uncover the macbook by mistake ya3ni 3eshtaw bakoon chenaa madreeey!! ๐Ÿ˜› so i grabbed it and did it. and her reaction was priceless.. she SCREAMED! “A MACBOOK?!!!! For ME?! i knew it i knew it that the perfumes were not a real gift” then started crying! Laish madrey?!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway Happy birthday ANM and we wish u all the best ๐Ÿ˜›

 





Yeah its gone. I went to the dentist today around 9 ish and thought I was there for just another drill & fill job, but the doctor seemed to have other plans for me, He drilled, wizzzed and hammered for half an hour then gave me a mirror. I marveled at my shiny new tooth for a second, then he took the mirror away and started all over again.

I didn’t know he was planning on taking my wisdom tooth today! He never told me! All he said was that we’re going to keep the wise teeth till last. But anyway, I wasn’t about to put up a fight, I wanted to get rid of that tooth specifically (long history) so I agreed and let him start. I thought it would take more time coz wisdom teeth got a reputation to live up to! but no, all it took was less than a minute and it was out. Although I think my heart stopped more than once during that minute, I think it went pretty well. Its still thumping though.

All the way back home I was really mad that no one mentioned the possibility of getting stitches. No one told me!

Now I have to watch what I eat, no real food for 24 hours, plenty of ice cream, no hot drinks and always rinse gently. I just took 2 panadols and 1 other great pain killer (Mefac). I’m not feeling real pain at the moment thankGod.

 





The elections period is finally over and I just want to say Congrats to those who lost and hard luck for those who won in this parliamentary election, and With that being said, and everything going back to normal (hopefully) in Kuwait, what is there to talk or write about other than a good old restaurant review ๐Ÿ˜€

Shabestan In Crown Plaza hotel is the restaurant for me whenever I’m in a mood for a nice iranian meal.

The restaurant is never too busy and you can always go there without prior reservation. The atmosphere is very warm, real and authentic (if you can overlook the multinational staff), I like that the place has many little seating areas, giving it a cozy feel. One of the things that first caught my attention was their attention to details in everything from the furniture, the paintings on the wall, the carpets.. down to their chinaware.

The food. Now the food obviously is whats keeping me loyal and coming back this restaurant. Surprisingly I’m not a big fan of traditional iranian food. Kebabs, Humus and iranian bread are not among the things I like to eat when I’m in a restaurant, But I go there for their Halim Bathenjan (a puree of aubergine, lamb, fried onion strips and traditional kashk) for starters & my favorite Baghalah Polo-Ba-Mahicheh (leg of lamb cooked in its own juices over a slow fire for hours and seasoned with spices and broad beans with my choice of rice) for the main course. The only thing I wish they’d work on is there stews. I love me some Ghormeh Sabzi, but theirs are not really special. Other than that, there food is to die for.

The staff is friendly and very efficient. when you first sit there, they offer complimentary Iranian greens with salty white cheese and freshly baked iranian bread (baked infront of you).

The restaurant, in my opinion, is one of the most consistent restaurants I’ve been to, which is a great quality in a restaurant if you ask me. I never go there more than once a month, and when I’m there, I expect a perfect meal, and they never fail to meet my expectations.

They get a 4.5 out of 5 from me.

Kuwait Branch’s Link & Dubai’s Link