^The reason behind some of the delays we encounter every now and then!

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31
Jul

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Remember last month I wrote about the MicroSim adapter? Well, Just received them and they are perfectly doing their job.

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28
Jul

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It seems that Vimto’s management here in Kuwait liked Apple’s latest policy with the iPhone that its not allowed to buy more than 2 iPhone/person .. Yes since we’re close to Ramadan they allow buying only two bottles per person of Vimto here in any Co-Op.

 





Since most of time my work need from me to be in the field and facing these high temperature now a days, Just noticed one of my friends was wearing this cooling headband and he’s wearing it around his neck, So I’ve asked him whats the purpose of wearing it? The answer was really interesting, its simply remains hydrated for more than 8 – 10 hrs after you soak it in water for just 10 – 15 mins.

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27
Jul

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I didn’t try this one yet. Let us know if this hack really works on elevators.

 




27
Jul

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We got a message from Fahad² saying Fatburger is now open, and that they’re serving everything free of charge. My friends and I wanted to try it out, but we hesitated thinking it’d be packed since it’s their first day and that everything was free. We worried we’d find a huge line and end up wasting the rest of the day waiting. We ended up going there anyway. There was no line and the place was about 50% full.

This is my first time at Fatburger. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do, sit at a table and wait for the waiter? Go and order from the counter? I wasn’t sure, so I let my friend lead the way, and he led us to the counter. We ordered and waited at the table.

The waiters were extremely welcoming and enthusiastic, which was fun. Even when they yelled our orders as we were heading to the table. They do that, they get your order and yell it out to the rest of the team, and then all the team yell it right back. It was kinda awkward coz I ordered the double fatburger and everybody got to know about it. But then again they yelled everyone’s order.. many people got the double fatburger, which made me less self conscious 😛

Anyway, here is the deal. I don’t want to sound harsh. I seriously don’t. But I found the burger.. OK. The burger was nice, the bun was cold, the relish stood out with the mustard, and the mayo was bland. It overall didn’t meet my expectations. It’s better than Fudds’s, better than most places with burgers, but doesn’t come close to Johnny’s. Thats what I thought. Don’t get me wrong, I’d go there again, I enjoyed it, didn’t fall in love with it though.. I thought it was a nice juicy burger.

The fries was ok, too. I’d wait for the chili cheese fries since it was marked ‘coming soon’ on the menu. Oh, and there was a little problem mistake with the burgers, some were over seasoned, and turned out salty, and some were under-seasoned and lacked salt. Considering they’re still pretty new and have just opened, mistakes like these shouldn’t take long to be corrected and mastered.

The highlight was the Vanilla Milkshake. It rocked. Took me by surprise actually. I loved it and thought it was worth driving to Mahboola even if you weren’t in the mood for burgers.

We had a little chat with the owner, Mr. Nawaf, who was extremely nice and polite even when we criticised some of the things we ate. He explained that their Vanilla shake is made from a Kuwait made vanilla icecream. The icecream is brought over from 360’s Life with Cacao (same owners). Which really made sense to me, since I’ve had their vanilla icecream when I went there, and I completely and utterly loved it. I kept praising and recommending it to whoever is going there, coz it was perfect. Actually I was surprised that such an amazing icecream was made in Kuwait. You have to try it. Hat’s off to you guys for this amazing recipe.

To wrap things up, their burger is good, many of you will love it, I’ve had better in Kuwait, but overall it was a nice change.

Fatburger is now open everyday from 5pm to midnight. They’re located in Mahboola at Spoons food mall.

 




25
Jul

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I wont tell you its made of what.. i want you to figure it out, I want to see whats your imagination will take you to, Hint: Its not made of a usual thing. And at the end of the day I will tell you from what its made of.

UPDATE: only two got it right, Hana & Nawnaw its made of Bokhoor so I can burn it whenever I need and it will give me a good smell, on the other hand some of the comments make me laugh whenever i read them, 6a3amat Tamir, Old Dinasour bone & iPad

 





Just noticed that they’ve changed most of them to Mushrif. I think the old spelling was much better.

Thabks INM & HNM

 





I noticed this billboard on Fahaiheel Highway as I was taking the 5th ring road exit. I’m not sure if the message was clearly conveyed, or if the company’s name was clear enough for the speeding cars, but nevertheless I liked it, I thought it was very eye catching.

We’re getting better billboards now, have you noticed this past year? I’m enjoying the creative ones.. Especially the ones with extra stuff sticking out of them, you know? I like those.

Expression

 





We were all in the chalet when we discovered that my brother’s birthday was only hours away (we were reminded by the birthday boy himself by the way), so my friend and I went to Fhaiheel and got him a cake.

Happy Birthday Hamad 😛

 





Couple of days ago me & my wife ordered from McDonalds two quarter pounder and mine was with extra cheese so its kind of special order for them, We’ve found out that the’ve changed the packing of it ,which now is exactly the same as the one in the US and Europe.

And one more thing since mine was with extra cheese they’ve add a sticker on it, telling me that its made only for me and the surprise was that its really fresher than the original one that my wife had .

 





Yes finally its completed. Just received two iPhone 4 16GB  from UK store, I’ve ordered them from my Kuwaiti Visa and UK Shop & Ship address.

Both of them they cost me for Shop & Ship around KD10.5 which is acceptable but the thing which is the not acceptable is the clearance from the customs which takes almost double the period of the shipping it self, Shipping from UK to Kuwait is 2 days and waiting for clearance is 4 days. Anyhow it worth the wait at the end because its an iPhone 🙂

 





I’m proud of my friend. So proud actually and would like to share with you this post (taken from Blog: العرزالــــــه)

قبل أكثر من ٣ شهور، طلبت مع بعض الاصدقاء وجبة عشاء من احد المطاعم، الاكل كان طيب لكنا صدمنا في النهاية بوجود حشره في احد الاطباق. اوقفنا تناول الطعام واتصلت بالمطعم ثم تحدثت الى مديره اللبناني وذكرت له الحادثه. تقبل كلامي مشكورا واحتفظت بصورة الحشره دون ان اذكر اسم المطعم لاحد.٩
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قبل يومين علمت أن السيد عيسى العيسى سيقوم بمحاضرة موظفي ذلك المطعم. بعثت له بالصورة وطلبت منه تنبيههم. بعد فترة قصيره جائني اتصال من صاحب المطعم السيد حمود الربيعان. الرجل كان بغاية الادب، استفسر عن الموضوغ فذكرته له وبانني اتصلت بمديره اللبناني. في البدايه استغرب مشددا بان ليس لديهم مسؤول لبناني لكنه قدم عميق اعتذاره واستعداده لتعويضي مع انني ابلغته بان ماوجدته كان داخل احد الخضراوات المقفله..اي ان ذلك الامر كان من الممكن ان يحصل مع اي مطعم بما فيه مطابخ البيوت!٩
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اغلقت التلفون ورجعت الى اصحابي للتأكد من اسم المطعم..بصراحه شككني! كان الرد المفاجيء بان اسم المطعم قريب من اسم مطعم السيد الربيعان..يعني ظلمت الرجل وهني توهقت الصراحه! لكني قررت معاودة الاتصال بالرجل وتوضيح اللبس والاعتذار منه مهما كانت النتائج او ردة فعله. الرجل رد بكل احترام وسعة صدر ولكن المفاجأة كانت بارساله لسائق المطعم مع كوبونات مجانيه لتناول مالذ وطاب من الاكل الياباني! ريال تكلمه عن مطعمه وتطلع المعلومه غلط ويكون رده مكافأتك..أي ذكاء وأي مهارة تسويقيه والاهم أي حسن تربيه طغت على حس التاجر المادي الموجود لدى الكثير من الاشخاص الآخرين؟٩
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مافعله السيد حمود الربيعان سيظل في الذاكره كمثال حي على الطبع الكويتي الاصيل الذي لايهزه الدينار ولا المكاسب المؤقته..متمنيا أن يشكل مثالا يقتدي به بقية شبابنا وبناتنا عند خوضهم لهذا المجال، وفق الله الجميع ورزقهم من فضله.

Translation:

Basically this person from العرزالــــــه ordered from a restaurant 3 months ago and found a bug in their veggies. He took a photo of the bug and called the restaurant up to complain to their Labenese manager who in turn took the complaint in and apologized for the mistake. He kept the picture to himself and didn’t use it. 3 months later, a couple of days ago, العرزالــــــه guy found out that there was a seminar about quality control held by Mr Eissa Al-Eissa at that same restaurant, so he sent the bug photo to the restaurant and asked them to be sure not to repeat that same mistake. A while later he got a phone call from the restaurant’s owner, Humood AlRubaian. The owner was polite and inquired about the whole incident, he was surprised about the Lebanese manager bit, since Humood never had a lebanese for a manager working for Oishii Sushi, but nevertheless he apologized, deeply, and offered compensation.

العرزالــــــه guy was wondering about the lebanese manager bit, so he went to his friends to asked them about the restaurant’s name, only to find out that there was a mix up, and that the restaurant with the Bug incident wasn’t Oishii Sushi, but another one that had a name that sounded like to Oishii (maybe similar pronunciation or something).

He regretted what he’s done and called Humood again to clear the whole thing up, only to find him even more respectful and understanding, and finally the shock came when he found out that Humood has sent him free vouchers to try out Oishii Sushi.

I’m very proud of Humood, who is a friend of mine, and I can’t believe how well he reacted to this whole thing. I don’t think I would’ve reacted the same way.

How would you handle such a situation?

Thanks العرزالــــــه

 





Some people in Russia wanted to promote their parasailing business when they landed on this idiotic idea: Tie a donkey to a parachute and force it to parasail! And you know what? They actually went ahead with their plan, dragging the donkey upward, screaming, for half an hour then landed the poor thing into the water in a horrific manner only to be pulled out of the water half alive.

The people behind this idea are facing charges that could lead to a maximum punishment of up to 2 years.

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Making Fruit Tartlets

We were at Marks & Spencers at 360 when we saw the tarlets cups and the ready made creme filling mix. It was a wednesday, the day before chalet day, and on that day everything looks appetizing and sounds like a good idea for the weekend. So we bought 2 packets of each, and my friend went to dean and deluca on thursday and got the fresh fruits from there. It was so simple and surprisingly.. Click to continue reading + pictures

 





My iPhone 4 arrived in Kuwait a week ago and got stuck in customs. I called Shop&Ship, and guess what? the clearance from the customs gonna take not less than 5 days! yes 5 days, he said that do not expect to get your iPhone before Thursday. I asked him why will It take that long? He said because of the new rules and stuff. I found his comment about the amount of iPhones imported very interesting, he told me that more than 700 iPhone 4 are imported via Shop&Ship since it’s release.

 





Let me first begin with: Yes, there is a problem with the reception. coz thats what everybody asks whenever they see the iPhone with me. But it’s not a big problem, calls don’t get dropped everytime I use it, actually I had a call drop only once, so far.

Anyway, Hamad ordered 2 iPhone Bumper cases for him and me and we just got them yesterday. The case works perfectly.

Pros:
1- solves the reception problem 100%.
2- doesn’t bulk up the phone, actually it is unnoticeable.
3- every button is accessible.

Cons:
Covers the silver line around the iPhone.

All in all I’d say go for Bumper coz it does what it is made for very nicely.

Thanks Hamad

 





Since we’re still in the summer season and many of the guys with me at work came up with different thoughts and ideas for there vocation, The most interesting idea I found for both couples/singles now a days is to go for a private pool villas same as the one in Maldives,  Phuket … ect. But to have it very close to Kuwait such as Dubai or Bahrain or any GCC country. Some of the famous  hotels in GCC countries who’s offering the private pool are:

  • Al Areen Palace & Spa, Bahrain (Ex Banyan Tree): This was a very good choice but its no longer belongs to Banyan Tree chain so you will loss all the benefits.
  • Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah: Its a good choice but the only disadvantage thats you’re far from Dubai center so if you want to go for Dubai for some shopping you have to waste more than an hour for driving.

So guys do you recommend any  other resorts that offer the same? or did you tried the above resorts before?

 





Sheik of the Artist is a short documentary film about the life and art of the Kuwaiti Artist Khalifa Qattan (1934-2003) and the art concept he came up with and called Circulism in the early 1960s.

فلم “شيخ الفنانين” هو فلم وثائقي قصير يتحدث عن حياة و فن الفنان الكويتي الراحل خليفة القطان رحمة الله عليه و عن المدرسة “الدائرية” التي ابتكرها في بدايات الستينات  الفلم مقدم باللغة الإنجليزية مع ترجمة بالعربية ، من إنتاج مؤيد حسن و هو باحث كويتي و طالب في درجة الدكتوراه من جامعة بيرمينجهام البريطانية  يمكن مشاهدة الفلم وقراءة المزيد عنه عن طريق الموقع

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Thanks Moayad

 




18
Jul

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I just got my new iPhone 4! Mom and Dad bought it and sent it with Mishary and I just got it. I love it. I bought Angry Birds, although I finished the game on my friend’s iPhone, but I love it and had to have it.

I cancelled the Blackberry service today thinking I wouldn’t miss it but.. I do. I miss the bbm groups mostly, and the rumors, maybe some of the jokes too.

I’m gonna spend the next couple of days filling it up with lots of apps and games. Suggestions? Mishary?

Thanks Mom & Dad