The filters in your cigarettes may contain pig’s blood. Thats what I just read on the net, that Researches have confirmed pig haemoglobin, which is a blood protein, have been found in the filters. It’s being used in the filters to somehow reduce harmful chemicals from entering your lungs.

So far only one tobacco manufacturer in Greece confirmed the use of pig haemoglobin. Researchers have been demanding more transparency in what goes into making a cigarette, coz it may be a big deal for certain groups of people like Muslims, Jews and Vegetarians, but tobacco manufacturers aren’t too eager to share their secrets “that’s our business and a trade secret.”



Remember the weirdest Pringles ever? Now here is it’s competitor from Lay’s!


Over the past 3 years if you see the charts above you will notice that the iPhone and BlackBerry smart phones are taking large percentage from Symbian OS which is mainly Nokia phones. Everything comes to an end, I’m not sure how Nokia will hold up, I don’t know much about it’s agenda and what it has in store for the future but as a former symbian fan I hope it can make a come back and end current fads. I heard there is a new software that acts like Whatsapp and BBM for Nokia and that it’s free. Obviously Nokia is playing catchup right now and I hope it can pull back some of it’s customers.


I just read in Alwatan newspapers that they’re building bedrooms for the transit passengers in Kuwait’s airport. The article mentioned that transit passengers won’t face any problems if their trip got delayed or had to wait for long hours, the bedrooms will be available for nominal prices.

AlWatan paper used a picture of a sleep box for the article, which I think is much cooler if true!

Thanks Fawaz


Someone gave me their business card after a meeting and I was really embarrassed for that person after reading it! Who puts their degree (with honors mind you) on their card?




YO! Sushi has just opened in 360° mall. I was there today and noticed that it was more than half full. Good thing considering it’s other branch in Marina mall wasn’t doing so good the last time I checked (is that one still open?)

We didn’t eat there, we ate at Wagamama instead, but the waiter told us that they will offer a delivery option soon, in less than a month, and that they will deliver to neighboring areas at first. I asked about Mishref and he said yes “Mishref, Bayan, Jabriya, Qurtuba, Surra..etc.”

I’m not a fan of Japanese food but I know that I have to try this one out, regardless of how weird I’d feel picking food I didn’t order outta of that revolving bar.


I went right after the opening on thursday and the place was exploding with customers. It was a nightmare, a good nightmare, coz everything was worth buying! I loved the collection (I’ve never been to an American Eagle and own none of their stuff so it was all new to me). The queue for the fitting rooms was ridiculous, I was wondering how were the staff coping with it (Surprisingly they were on top of things).

My friend asked a lady who worked for AE and was at Dubai branch’s opening if it was as crowded as it is in Kuwait (First branch in the middle east opened in Dubai on 17th of this month) She said that they are surprised at the amount of people who showed up in here and that “the turn up is at least 10 times Dubai’s.”

The staff although busy as hell were ready to answer questions and fetch things for me while in fitting room. Great collection. Bought 3 shirts and 2 shorts. Good stuff!

I’d go in the mornings if I were you or right after work coz I wouldn’t wish that queue even on enemies.


I was surfing Amazon and found that if you pre-ordered Super Mario Galaxy 2 you will get it for KD14.5, plus free shipping, plus a voucher for KD6 for your next order.

Get it HERE


Google labs just indroduced new way of writing in Arabic, its with تَشْكِيل now, all what you need to do is to write down in the box and then click on تَشْكِيل and thats it!

Click HERE to go to Google’s labs.

Thanks Ahmad




Just wondering if anyone knows who is the Bandluxe dealer in Kuwait (if you don’t know what is BanLuxe, its for wireless internet routers and USB modems), if there is No dealer here in Kuwait, is there any in Dubai? if the answer is No again then my last question, is there any shop that sells wide range of Bandluxe products here in Kuwait or even Dubai?


He looks like sij mayghashmeer! 🙂


Mom just finished watching a 45-episodes of an Iranian series of Prophet Joseph’s (AS) story. After finishing it she sat and told us how sad she is that it ended, and that she enjoyed it one hundred percent. As she was telling us about the series’s highlights, she mentioned a specific scene that she thought was interesting.

The scene:

A monk telling Prophet Joseph how he led the people to believe that the status of the ancient God, Amon, was talking to them. He said he used to hide behind the status and talk to them, and that the temple’s wide interior spaces would carry his voice, distort it and make it sound as if it came from the status itself. And by doing that he gained lots of money from their offerings.

Why did she find it interesting, we asked?

She said:

Because it just shows that men faking religiousness existed for thousands of years, and there was always a bunch of people who followed blindly. We have that now. History repeats itself.


My friend is selling US iTune cards and some other interesting products. He was one of the first people selling the latest blackberry bold, and he will be having those sort of electronics and products as they become available.

Check out We Sell Them


Fairouz is amazing. Her musicals are great. My favorite musical is Baya3 AlKhawatim, ofcourse, and 9a7 Alnom has to be a second favorite, then comes The days of Fakhr Aldein and some others. I love the production and how simple the sound is and ofcourse her voice.. (I’m stating the obvious I know).

The lyrics especially are deceivingly simple. The writers are really good, those Rahbany brothers, They write about real every day life, and throw in many hidden, and sometimes not so hidden, jabs at the political scene and country’s top people.. I love how they mix their political views and worries with romance and love. I think it’s a great mix, a smart mix! Making somber topics so easy to digest is smart. And to top it off, all of the lyrics still ring true and are as fresh as the day they were written.

If you haven’t heard صح النوم yet, you should. It’s amazing. Here is a bit about it from the Booklet:

People stand around the public square, awaiting full moon, petitions to build houses and shops in hand for the Wali to sign. The Wali wakes up only on such a day every month and signs three petitions only to preserve the state’s historical stamp.
Among the crowd, Krunful, petition in hand, waits for the Wali to stamp it. Six full moons had passed and her petition was not stamped yet. The Wali appears, as the moon rises in the sky. Cheers are heard as the traditional ceremonies start. People rush and place their petitions in front of the Wali who selects three, stamps them and being overcome by slumber goes back to sleep. When the square becomes deserted, Krunful who hid behind the Wali’s chair, steals the official stamp and stamps all petitions, then throws the stamp into an old empty well. Petitioners, seeing their petitions stamped, start working. A month passes by, the Wali wakes up and discovers the theft of the the stamp. Interrogations reveal that Krunful as the theif. She is sentenced to be tied to a wild horse and let loose for the rest of her life. But the sentence needed the stamp to validate it.


Just found out that Bread Talk now opened in Mishref’s co-op.

Thanks ANM


Soon there will be wedding hall in Mishref next to NBK’s branch. I don’t think this is the perfect location for it.


Tea Forte is available at The Nut Tree in Baitak tower. Tea Forte is a well known brand (if there was ever such a thing as a high end tea, it is this) I thought it was only available at Tea Art shop in AlMuthanna. Both shops are for the same owner.


In case God forbid any of you encounter a problem with a stuck accelerator pedal, this is how to solve the problem. Step on the breaks and turn the vehicle into neutral. If that didn’t work then turn off the engine.

Official Video




All NBK branches employees have this badge on and it’s about their salary transfer offer. Transfer your salary and get a chance to win KD5000. 8 winners weekly.

P.S. Guys don’t forget to give your friends who work at NBK a hard time for turning into walking ads. We’re doing our best with ours 😛


And this is a shirt for the same offer to go along with the badges. Not sure though who is supposed to wear it, but I’m guessing it’s for employees at the NBK kiosks in malls.


I finally got a new battery. It’s been an ongoing hassle for months now with the laptop and it’s old dead battery. I don’t know why it died and I’m not sure what to do to protect the new battery. The laptop feels better when you don’t worry about accidentally unplugging the charger and have your laptop go dead while working (by working I mean surfing amazon and looking at blogs).

Thanks Mishary for the battery and the long bill that came along with it 😛