My friend brought his cubelite over to the shalaih once and we did the photoshoot for this Shake Shack burger, and I loved it. I loved how practical it is, and how it made taking the photos so easy. My main source of annoyance when I take photos of food is the lighting. I hate it, and it almost always suck. And the other source of annoyance would be the white balance. This studio solved both problems.

I asked him where did he get his cubelite studio and he said it is available in Arshraf. I went to Ashraf’s branch in Burj Al Awadhi and saw it there. It was a bit smaller than my friend’s, his studio was the 90cm cube, and I got the smaller one. It was just the right size for my needs.

My cubelite specifications are:

1 x White Cubelite with blue trim

2 x 500 watt daylight balanced fluorescent bulb

1 x Telescopic light stand

1 x Adjustable silver/white reflector

1 x White vinyl background sheet

1 x Carry case for the Cubelite

1 x Cardboard storage case

Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 60cm

Product’s LINK

I’ve used it a couple of times now and I couldn’t be happier. I love how easy it is to fold and tuck it away, so it doesn’t take much space when stored.

There are many other sizes. Mine costs KD 120, and it’s available at Ashraf.





Envy and el7asad is something mentioned in the Quran, it’s not something we’re debating nor questioning. But don’t you think we’ve been giving too much credit to the “Evil Eyes”?

People can’t have a bad thing going in their lives and not blame someone for the misfortune. No one can get into an accident anymore and not contribute it to an evil eye. it’s always 7asad, always an animus someone who has an eye out on them.

I knew it got out of hand when my brothers accused a post I did of causing harm to a member of our family. Yep they think my post had something to do with it. This means that il3ain il7arra can now travel through the internet!

I know another person who was telling me that she doesn’t share her travel plans anymore, reason being: “I went through many serious cases of 7asad and ended up not enjoying my vacation because I shared my plans with my relatives.”

Are people taking it too far? or maybe having an answer as to why things are going wrong and accusing an outsider is far more convenient than having to search for one’s mistakes.

I don’t know if I’m overly open when talking about things that are going in my life, or if people are getting overly secretive. One thing I know though.. People are giving way too much credit to il3ain il7ara.




Seagate Barracuda

Also today I came up with three items and will begin with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB SATA hard drive for only KD28 shipped, originally priced at KD57. So all what you need is a case for this beauty and at the end you will be gaining 1.5TB for only KD28.

Product page

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We, along with other blogs, got an e-mail with the video above from an asipiring Kuwaiti film maker, He wants us to share this video so you could watch it and give your opinion about their work at it’s early stages.

His email:

I’m one of the people who are working on a Kuwaiti film, and we would love to post the trailer on your blog so we can get feedback from the viewers before we move to the next step of production. We are a group of Kuwaiti youth who are interested in Film-making and cinema. We are trying to make serious Kuwaiti films, but since we are doing it ourselves and without any form of support, we need all the help that we can get.

Please watch the video above and tell us what you think.


happy eid everybody

We here at SOMEcontrast wish you all a happy and a blessed Eid. Enjoy the holiday!




video to mp3

If you want a song in an mp3 format and it happens to be available on Youtube, all you have to do is copy the song’s url from Youtube, paste it in this site and it’ll instantly generate a link with the MP3 for you to download. Very useful!


Thanks Bo9ale7




This is the trailer for the movie “Precious” and It’s a movie about a heavy black girl who got pregnant twice by her father and suffered abuse throughout her life. The movie is already critically acclaimed and is getting heavy oscar buzz.

Mariah is playing a supporting role in this one as a social worker, Mrs Weiss. She’s been getting raving reviews and big praises from the critics. She already received an award for the “breakthrough performance” from the Palm Springs Film Festival.

I didn’t expect her to go forward with her career as an actress after the mess that was Glitter, but apparently she found a way to change people’s minds. Entertainment weekly wrote that she might be nominated for an oscar for best supporting actress.

Oprah Winfrey is backing this movie up and is an executive manager. Be on the lookout for this movie. I hope it gets released in Kuwait soon.


Electrozan just released it for KD229 which is really good price, but still not sure if it branded or not.

Thanks ANM


Rihanna is going to have a concert held in Abu Dhabi in Emirates Palace hotel, on New year’s eve.

Details below:

Date Thursday, December 31, 2009
Venue Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Time 8pm


Dhs1,695 – VIP Concert Package
Dhs995 – Diamond Package
Dhs595 – Pearl Package East
Dhs595 – Pearl Package West
Dhs395 – Coral Package

Dhs295 – La Rumba Package (Access to La Rumba tent post-concert only)

Book your ticket

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Yesterday I was having lunch at Wasabi al bede’e, and I spotted this new TGI Friday’s that will be opening in the same area.




To buy a watercar you need to put down a $2,500-5,000 deposit for the first and second cars respectively. They’re saying on their website that they can’t keep up with the demand and that’s why you need to have a deposit.

The wrangler lookalike, is for $29,500 (KD8,500) and the Python is $200,000 (KD57,600).

Thanks Fawaz



We were invited to Fondue restaurant today, and we went with a bunch of friends. We were asked to try out the dishes and give out honest opinions about the place. We had so many things to eat, and ended up with lots of pictures and a detailed review for you guys Read the rest of this entry »


is the tide turning for the iphone and blackberry

Suddenly everyone is asking about the iPhone. I thought the backlash won’t be starting for another year or so, Are we fed up with the Blackberry? So soon?

I’m not considering jumping ships just yet.


I was at the airport the other day, and while in the pharmacy I found what some of my friends were looking for but couldn’t find. It’s some sort of cigarrette quitting tool, an electronic cigarette if you may, that’s been hard to find as of late. The box contains one cigarette that is rechargeable. It’s for KD25.

I encourage all of the smokers out there to keep trying. I’m sure you can do it.

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Whitney Houston 2010 Tour Announced

The Announcement:

See Whitney, See the World!

Whitney is back, her sensational new album, I Look To You is out and now it’s time for YOU to connect with the excitement! Join your fellow Whitney fans as you take your reserved seat from the first and second rows in front of the stage! It’s a hassle-free journey as we take care of your accomodations, get you to the show and escort you to your exclusive MEET & GREET with Whitney herself! Be among community as we look to Whitney for her dynamic return to the stage.

The Platinum package includes:

Reserved ticket:
Rows 1 & 2 in front of the stage
Exclusive Meet & Greet with Whitney
2-nights Deluxe hotel accommodation
Transportation to/from the venue*
Welcome Party Reception
Exclusive souvenir laminate and special gift
24-hour on-site hosts

For more information check This Website




DHL Easy Shop

I was reading Mark’s post about the DHL forwarding service. while most of the comments were positive, I came across this one comment that included this LINK , and it’s about a guy who had a bad experience and decided to make a whole site to trash the new DHL service. This makes me think twice about the service, but then again it makes me wonder as to why would anyone dedicate such time and energy and build up a whole website just to trash a service?!



The NBK announced during it’s 57 years anniversary party today that the annual salary raises was increased to 5% from 2%.

Wishful thinking: Let’s hope the rest of the private sector follow suit and increase their (supposed) annual raises.


This was an emotional announcement by Oprah on her show, telling her audience her decision to retire in 2011, on her 25th season into the Oprah Winfrey show.

She won’t be out of the entertainment business though. She plans to launch her own channel on cable TV, and she named it OWN, which stands for Oprah Winfrey Network.

It’s sad to see Oprah go after all these years on tv, and I’m sure it’s a sad day for her fans. But hey, she did good. Real good actually. She gave us the Oprah Winfrey show, and in return The Oprah Winfrey Show gave her $2.3 Billion.


it's that time again

The weather is amazing this weekend for an outdoor sitting. A real good tea brewing on a nicely set fire is something no one should miss out on!

I miss sitting outside and actually enjoy the weather in Kuwait.. It’s Chay dowwa’s time again!


I just got this in an email. Click on the picture for a bigger version and read the articles! Funny in a weird way 😛

Thanks Taymoor