I heard that lots of people were annoyed that this hasn’t come to Kuwait yet, and they’ve struggled over the years to buy it off the net and import it and stuff. Well Bath & Body Works is opening soon at the avenues, near D.Lush, so rejoice!

It’s brought over by AlShaya group, and I’ve been told that AlShaya owns it’s right for the whole Middle east. If that proves to be true, then expect it to pop all around the gulf area.

Thanks HBZ

 





It’s official, Mission Impossible 4 starring Tom Cruise will be filmed partially in Dubai. Dubai’s media officials have announced after many meetings and location scouting that Dubai would be one of the main locations for filming the next Mission Impossible, along with Prague and Vancouver.

How cool is that? Way to go Dubai!

Source

Frankom posted about it too, read it here.

 





Just got out of surgery.

 





They’ve got some really cool moves, and the way the music is synced! This has definitely put a smile on my face while watching 🙂

Thanks Dherar

 





The Mutubtub campaign team for child obesity have sent us the following to share it with you guys: 

Obesity has ranked Kuwait on the charts among the top ten most obese countries in the world. To fight this, Mutubtub the national child obesity campaign is going to be launching soon and you should take part in it. 40 percent of Kuwaiti children and 74.2 percent of the whole population are diagnosed with obesity. Let’s help before it’s too late.

Mutubtub is currently recruiting MUTUBTUB MINIONS (volunteers). If you have the time, dedication, and passion, we’ll be glad to have you on the team.

Mutubtub Minions will be divided into five gangs:

  • Hunters (contributor relations)
  • 247s (marketing specialists)
  • Double Ts (media correspondents)
  • Fitness Freaks (nutritionists/dietitians)
  • Commandos (Action-makers)

Send them an email at contact@mutubtub.com with your contact information if you’re interested.

Join them on Facebook

Thanks Maryam

 




29
Sep

postedby

I’ve had Opera sandwiches for some time now, at Bubbles Diving Center’s diving trips and I liked them a lot. And today, we ordered some for breakfast, it was more like an early lunch actually than it is a breakfast, but since we ate before 12pm, it’s still a breakfast in my book.

They’re not great, but they’re very good. They’re more like homemade sandwiches, clean, that’s what you feel eating them; You feel confident that you’re eating unsaturated and healthy food, even though they’re soaked with mayo and God knows what. But you know, it’s clean food.

I’d recommend Opera’s sandwiches for work and for gatherings. They have: Tuna, Chicken with mayo (msa7ab), Chicken Tandoori, Turkey & cheese., Falafil, Veggie, Halloumi and some other kinds. Also ask for their healthy wraps.

They take a while to deliver though, an hour minimum, and they don’t deliver unless it’s KD20 and above. Yeah they suck when it comes to delivery.


^Don’t forget to add ‘2’ before each number above.

 





Pizzetta is owned by the same chef who owns both Prime & Toast, and Bistro 86. That intro, or background info in my case, was enough to lure me in and have me head over heals for the place.

We arrived at 9pm and we were only 2, but we knew we’ve got to order more than enough food so that we could really judge the food and taste everything, and also coz we heard the portions are little in this place.

We ordered:

Appetizers:

  • Deep fried, Mushroom & cheese stuffed Ravioli.
  • Pizzetta (smaller version of a pizza): Buffalo Mozzarella, with Basil paste, sun dried tomatoes and grilled asparagus.
  • Mini Beef Lasagna Pot.
  • Pizza Margarita (half margarita, half mushroom).

Main Dish:

  • Mushroom Ravioli.
  • Veal stuffed Ravioli (I ordered the pan seared lamb chops first, but I had to choose something else coz they were out of chops).

Now let me get down to business and talk about the food.

The starters, we got our deep fried ravioli first, it was delicious. The stuffing tasted really good, it was stuffed with mushrooms, ricotta cheese and Philadelphia cheese. Creamy, cheesy, mushroomy, what not to love? One issue though, I had to cut off the empty edges off. There was just too much of an empty space in that ravioli.

Then we somehow got our main dish. Whoops. 3 other starters arrived AFTER the main dish. We got many apologies, but that didn’t make it up. Off to a bad start. But for the sake of this review I’m gonna go by the order I had in mind.

The Pizzetta tasted like something I came up with in the chalet with not enough ingredients. It was amateurish at best. Nothing was special about it except for the crust. I loved the crust. Oh and we had to correct the seasoning ourselves (ma9kha) we had to use the salt shaker a lot.

The Mini Beef Lasagna Pot. Cute. Loved the presentation, and had big hopes. But that changed with the first bite. The lasagna could’ve tasted great, I mean it had great potential just by how it smelled, but they had to mess it up by adding some herb that ruined the meat tomato sauce at the bottom! I don’t know what it was, but it tasted like burned cardamom, I’m not sure if that was it, but that’s what I got.

Pizza Margarita. Just like the Pizzetta, the tomato sauce was a huge turnoff. I mean I asked my friend when we tasted their margarita about the sauce and what was wrong about it, and he said “Nothing’s wrong with it, except we could’ve made a much better sauce at home.” And that was it. Nothing’s wrong about it, it’s just not good enough.

The Mushroom Ravioli was the exact same ravioli we had as an appetizer, but it was boiled and served with cream and basil instead. It tasted so so.

The Veal stuffed Ravioli with mushroom juice was nice, not great, it fell apart every time I tried to pick it up with the fork.

As you can see, it was a big disappointment. I mean, just next door is Prime & Toast; one of the best spaghetti Bolognese pastas is served there. Right next door! Pizzetta is owned by the same chef as Bistro 86! One of the best emerging restaurants of last year! There was no excuse why our experience at Pizzetta was such an awful one.

The food just isn’t good enough.

Pictures taken from Tid Bit Du Jour

 





Old Rose from Titanic passed away sunday night in her sleep. She had many movies during the 1930’s but never had her break until Titanic 60 years later. She became the oldest actress to be nominated for an Oscar for her role in Titanic.

May she rest in peace.

 





Registration for AC Milan Soccer School had just started. The AC Milan
Soccer School in Kuwait is affiliated with LoYAC’s Soccer Academy. The
collaboration between Milan School and LoYAC Soccer Academy will provide the youth of Kuwait with innovative and personalized training method from world class AC Milan Trainers.

Aim:

  • Provide the youth with an open environment in which they can get training and development in soccer from willing and well qualified coaches.
  • Help youth foster a positive attitude towards their peers and life.
  • Help the youth grow in the area of social development.
  • Instill youth with the willingness to be health conscious, for a healthier
    upcoming generation.

Camp Features:

  • Training Location: Abul Field – Dasma
  • Training: 90 minutes sessions three times a week
  • Training season from October 2010 – May 2011
  • Two official AC Milan Coaches
  • Three students will be selected to play in AC Milan tournament abroad

Registration terms:

Young boys from 6 to 16 years from all nationalities.

For more information visit soccer.loyac.org or call 99254708

Thanks Ban1

Click to see the rest of the pictures

 





Simple & Creative, want to order? Click HERE it will cost you around KD 8.5

Now the real question to all the girls”Will you dare?”

 





لكل الذين لديهم طلب اسكاني والى الان لم يحن الوقت لكي تخصص لهم القسائم او البيوت

من هنا تستطيع ان تستعلم عن طلبك الاسكاني الذي قدمتة فقط قم بزيارة الرابط التالي وقم بوضع رقمك المدني ومن ثم اضغط بحث سوف تجد اسمك وكل بياناتك وتاريخ تقديم للطلب

Thanks Ali

 





I thought there is a rule about a minimum of 3 months till expiry for items to be still at shelves for sale? coz this item pictured had only 2 months till it expires and it’s still sitting on the shelves.

I just searched around in the internet and couldn’t find anything about it. Is there a rule about expiry dates in Kuwait?

 




24
Sep

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If you need a real good laugh then you must watch this video. It’s a bit loud, you must turn down the volume, not all the way, just a little bit, and forward to 2:10.

“These four Filipino dudes have such a complete hysterical freakout when their representative Maria Venus Raj makes the top 15 in the Miss Universe pageant, they can’t help but shriek, jump, hug, text and type out of joy.”

Source

 





“The Kuwaiti and Saudi nationals will be able to use smart cards to enter each other’s country through the official crossing points in line with the travel laws and their executive statutes.

“Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have signed yesterday an agreement allowing their nationals to use smart ID cards instead of passports to cross the joint borders. The deal will take force only one month after being signed by Kuwaiti Minister of Interior Lt-Gen (rtd) Sheikh Jaber Al-Khaled Al-Sabah and Saudi Arabia’s Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Prince Nayif Bin-Abdulaziz Al-Saud.”

This line kinda cracked me up:

“The deal will greatly facilitate the movement of citizens of the t
wo sisterly countries; it sets example for what the ties between neighbors should be

It “sets” an example? You mean in the middle east right? coz europe have been setting countless examples for the past 30 years, and the travel between 2 ‘sisterly’ countries thingi have been set a long time ago.

Anyway. I’m so happy about this piece of news!

Source

Thanks Khalid

 




23
Sep

postedby

Great ad! I would buy the phone just because of the cute girl!

 





Taken from Mail Online:

“Reclining in a chair in his office, a sharp-suited young Silvio Berlusconi sits with a 357 Magnum in its holster clearly visible on his desk, proof of the emerging businessman’s ruthless streak.

Seventies Italy was a dangerous time and the Italian president-to-be feared kidnap by the Mafia or worse – but wasn’t going to take the threat lying down.

The black and white photograph, taken in 1977 when Berlusconi was an emerging industrialist, has been discovered in the archives of a photographer during a clear-out.

‘At the time I remember I didn’t like it and I had put it to one side. My boss had given me as assignment to shoot Berlusconi for a media magazine and I said: “Who is he?”‘

‘My boss told me: “He’s about to buy il Giornale (a newspaper) and open a TV station. Mark my words he will be talked about for a long time to come.”‘”

Read the entire article here.

 





Almost two weeks ago I bought Kensington’s bluetooth keyboard iPad Case, and used it for almost 10 days. It really felt like I was using a little notebook.

After using it for a while and carrying it around, I must say that the keyboard makes the whole thing bulky, almost negates the idea behind the iPad. Some may wonder why didn’t I get a little laptop instead then if I wanted a real keyboard? Well, I think having the mobility of the iPad is nice, and then having the keyboard option whenever I feel like it, is even nicer.

 





I passed by today and was told by the waiter that they’ve just released a new flavor, chocolate, and it is awesome. I sampled it and I thought it was awful. It tastes like something between a real good chocolate icecream and a bad dark chocolate.
Read the rest of this entry »

 




22
Sep

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Have you watched the movie yet? Julie & Julia? You have to. Great acting and great food.

My friend and I were hoping that we could skim through Julia Child’s book, pick a few easy recipes, and then cook a single dish every weekend. Well we were a bit too optimistic. Why? Because Julia cooks like crazy. She uses multiple pans, multiple pots, and lots of ingredients that had to be cooked separately, then added together in the most intricate way possible, and that my friends goes beyond what I’m capable of. I don’t have that kind of patience and I don’t like work for hours and end up eating the dish in 10 minutes. It’s frustrating. But anyway, we ended up doing 2 very simple and easy recipes, and hit gold with 1 of them.

We made:

  1. Cream of Mushroom soup.
  2. Crêpes.

The Cream of Mushroom soup took around 2 hours, 4 pans and pots minimum, lots of shouting, many helpers.. And a great deal of patience. It tasted amazing, a bit salty, we forgot to count in the salt in the chicken stock, but that didn’t stop it from being a success. We all loved it.

The Crêpes recipe on the other hand was extremely simple, and it is just the most practical and tasty thing on the entire book in my opinion. It’s fun too, I loved flipping the Crêpes with the pan. It takes less than 10 minutes of preparation time and 2 hours in the fridge and it’s done. Smashing success.

I’ll be posting those recipes with pictures once I feel like editing all of those pictures (they’ve been in my iPhoto since mid Ramadan).

For now, why don’t you go to Julie Powell’s blog (as in the blog that started it all), and read through it.

The Julie/Julia Project

 




21
Sep

postedby

Now this is funny! Carlsberg as a sponsor for Kuwait’s national youth team? The goal keeper should’ve known better than to wear a shirt with carlsberg logo on it, on an official game.

I heard they made quite a fuss about it on AlRai newspaper.

Update:

Alrai’s article. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper after reading the article.

Thanks Taymoor