I love having toffee nut latte from starbucks and I look forward to it every year around november, it’s only available around christmas time, but there is a thing they do that annoys me.

The Toffee nut latte is different from regular lattes because they add 2 more ingredients. Only 2 things they add to transform this normal latte into a toffee nut latte. These 2 things are the toffee nut syrup, and the crunchy toffee sprinkles that they sprinkle on top. My problem is, the sprinkles has ran up, it’s out of stock in both of the two branches that I go to, but when I’m placing my order they don’t bother informing me that they no longer carry the sprinkles, they just go ahead, charge me the full amount and start preparing the toffee nut latter minus one of the two main ingredients.

If these 2 ingredients are what makes it a different drink, how can they take one out without informing the customer? This has happened the last year as well. Why not take it off the menu then?

I called some of the branches (all of Kuwait’s 71 branches are listed HERE) and I couldn’t find the sprinkles in any of the ones I called. I asked and one of the employees said “It’s been out of stock for over 2 weeks now” Another employee said “it’s out of stock for a week. Try one of the smaller branches some may still have them.”

I just wanted to know why are they still selling them if they’re missing 1 of the 2 ingredients. Eventually I called this one starbucks employee who was nice enough to get straight to the point “We’re trying to finish what is left of the toffee nut latte syrups and sprinkles because we should be done with this promotional drink by the 26th.. We’re having an offer on the syrup as well, it used to be KD3 and now it’s for KD1.250.”

So they’ve been selling their halfhearted promotional drink because they want to get rid of the remaining syrups before the deadline.


Zain just released the new BOLD for KD 135 only! it’s really a good price and even better than the online prices.

Thanks Fawaz




We were in AlSeif Mall in Bahrain having breakfast and we saw a big cellophane sheet being put up across the main area of the mall, and people gathered around it to paint. We observed as old and young people started painting. My friend and I couldn’t wait to get our hands on some brushes, so we went there, grabbed a couple of brushes, chose the colors and started painting. I think we did a good job!


This what Apple’s said, they will conduct the event show on the 27th of this month, the rumors and gossip are stating that the new iPhone which is 4.0 will be announced there and will be released some where in June and also the iSlate which is the first tablet will also be announced in the event. Lets wait and see 🙂




Is it the end of winter? I used to get 10 or 12 degrees in the past couple weeks but these days it’s up to on 17-20, and that’s on a cold day.


Where I work I have to use the elevator in the parking everyday. The elevator is big and could fit well over 7 people, which is good, considering we’re always in a hurry to get to work or back to our cars. So, I, being the great person that I am, always let the ladies get in and out first.

One time, as I was waiting for the elevator, a nice lady waiting next to me talked to me and told me “I always see you letting the girls in first. You shouldn’t do that, they’re unappreciative” I couldn’t agree more. Some of you girls are just pathetic. (Keyword: Some)

When I show the common courtesy of allowing a lady to enter an elevator before I do, it by no means indicates that it’s alright for some idiots waiting for the elevator to pass me, and fill the elevator, leaving me stranded without a lift!

I don’t know why some of the girls don’t get the concept behind this nice thing, some of the men, do. My willingness to let you in first does not mean I’m willing to wait for the next elevator, and it does not mean I enjoy letting you in first.. It just mean that I’m willing to let one woman go in ahead of me out of politeness. It’s not an open invitation for all the ignorant women waiting behind me to stampede their way in!

If you were ever behind a guy who was waiting for the elevator ahead of you:

  1. STAY behind him.
  2. WAIT for him to let you in first.
  3. DON’T crowd the elevator entrance.
  4. BE THANKFUL when someone let’s you in first!

Some of the girls make me think twice before being polite again! It’s no wonder that common courtesy isn’t so common anymore! God!


For those who asked me in my  previous post how to install BlackBerry’s World App to get the What’sApp here are the steps:

P.S. I know I’m a big fan of OSX but this is only for windows (Vista or XP)users.

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Yeah I got a food poisinging from eating one of the tenderest meats ever at Meat Co. in Bahrain.

The food was great and the service was great. But then after going to sleep that night, I woke up with an equally great stomach pains, followed by lots of visits to the toilet and then a fever to end my weekend on a high note.

I went to the hospital and got a drip with 2 different medications and some pills. My other friends who ate with me in Meat company all had different orders, except this one friend, we ordered the same main course, it was dish was recommended by the waiter.

^This is the dish we had, taken from their online menu.

We paid 19 BD for a poisonous main course. Oh well atleast it tasted phenomenal.


Saddam Hussein’s cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted today of crimes against humanity, receiving a death sentence for his involvement in a poison gas attack on Halabja.

He was sentenced to hang in June 2007 for his role in a military campaign against ethnic Kurds. Majeed also received a death sentence in December 2008 for his role in crushing a Shi’ite revolt after the 1991 Gulf War and another in March 2009 for his involvement in killing and displacing Shi’ite Muslims in 1999.



Most of us if not all know about Showaiter Sweets from Bahrain. Showaiter Sweets is Bahrain’s trademark, and you just can’t go to Bahrain without passing by and buy some Halwa for you relatives. And I always wanted to see the factory. I’ve seen how they make the Halwa on tv, but I had to go to the factory this time. I just had to. I asked around and learned Read the rest of this entry »




We had a meeting a few weeks back, along with a couple of bloggers, with the people at Zain. We were told about this new payment method, among other interesting things. Read what is OnePay below, and if you have any question regarding OnePay, type your question in the comments box and we’ll have someone answering them for you!

“Zain have launched today a new web service under the name “Zain OnePay”. This new payment gateway unifies the previous three different payment options on Zain’s website (QuickPay, eeZee Fast, and eeZee cards). Once you enter your mobile number it will automatically identify your line type (Postpaid or Prepaid) and then leads you to the best options available for your mobile number. Add to that, the change in transaction speed; much faster now!”

The picture and what’s in bold were shamelessly stolen from Blog37


New blog aggregator in town. Bloggers add your blogs & readers bookmark Botamba!

Nice name by the way (Botamba means ‘fat person’. It can be used for both men and women) very Kuwaiti.

First seen on Blog37 & Frankom.


WhatsApp application released their official version for BlackBerry today. You can get it from BlackBerry World App for 850 Fils. If you have no idea what this application is for, let me tell you, its simply an iPhone to iPhone, BB to BB, and an iPhone to BB chat messenger.


I was in Bahrain this past weekend and I found these 2 dishdashas by Jill Sander at villa moda.

The white one is for 210 KD and the black is 256 KD.




Today me and my wife decided to have our lunch in Wasabi Albede’e and while we were entering we spotted a new Japanese restaurant  called IZAKAYA which will replace Entrecote (Cafe de Paris). Too bad its closing coz we were enjoying eating there.


Nasr Al Niyadi and Omar Al Hegelan have set a new base jump record by jumping off the 828 meters Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

^ a footage recorded on their helmet cams.


We have reviewed DHL EasyShop back back in 2008 when it was called DHL @ Home Service. Back then it was different. There was no tracking system and no website to go with the service. The prices they charged were a joke and their packages get stuck in customs every single time.

Now to the current rebranded forwarding service, DHL EasyShop. I read about it in more than a blog and you can notice that people are just frustrated with Aramex and are reaching for something else, not sure what aramex did to break the camels back, but I welcome change if there is something new and better. I consider the rebranded DHL service new because it took what was potentially a great forwarding service and actually made it a great service. So many things has changed and it’s mostly for the better.

I ordered 5 packages and had them sent to DHL, all 5 were light; 3 below 0.5KG and 2 above. This is what I have to say about the service:


1-The tracking system is great. Just great. Very detailed. I had it connected to my mobile so that every update gets pushed to the iPhone and it worked perfectly.

2-The pickup place doesn’t close till 12am which is very convenient for those of you, who like myself, have to work till after 4pm.

3-The shipping takes exactly 4 days. I had 5 packages, each shipped separately with a different tracking number, and all 5 of them took 4 days to arrive.

4-The price I paid for the 5 packages was very reasonable. I paid KD22.5.


1-They don’t deliver.

2-They found only 2 out of the 5 packages at first, and I had to look for and provide all the tracking numbers for all of the 5 packages in order to find them.

I find this experience with dhl enough to make me switch.


The UK gourmet chocolatier and cocoa grower is opening up it’s first branch in Kuwait in AlKoot mall.

Thanks M7




Just got this by sms:

“For sale lion male and female. Age 2 month. The price 4000 kd for both for more info call 67007XXX”


A couple of days ago 4th Rig Road’s blog mentioned that Crocs store finally opened in Kuwait, So INM decided to go to Discovery Mall and have a look there, he noticed that the store is so tiny and not updated with the latest Crocs models. Well, atleast it opened in the right time since Crocs online is no more accepting our credit cards, even the Amex. So now our only way to get Crocs either by this store or by Amazon, but amazon doesn’t have a wide collection to choose from.

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