Wagamama has some new items; Beef Catsu Curry is now available. My friend who usually orders the Grilled Chicken catsu curry thought their grilled chicken version of the dish is better.

 




05
May

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I did. An ants farm. I bought one. I was intrigued and disgusted by those little insects farms for a long time, and then decided that being intrigued and disgusted by them up close would be a better idea.

 





ever wondered about the stripes in toothpaste ?

I’ve always wanted to know how they manage to get the red stripes on the white paste, and I always wanted to google it. Today I did. I expected something a bit more exciting to tell you the truth.

The tube has more than one compartment in it, one big compartment for the white paste, and another smaller one for the red paste. keeping each color intact and ready, and by squeezing it you’re applying the red on the white and so the paste come out striped.

 




03
May

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Thanks Abdullah

Source

 





Have anyone tried this place? I did, twice, I liked the bread, pickles, sauce, cheese, veggies. But the meat needs serious improvement!

So far I tried the original (turkey) and the angus roast beef, everything in the sandwich was good except the meat itself. I feel like this place has a great sandwich waiting to be discovered! if you tried a real good one at this place, let us know.

 





House of Etiquette are having an opening reception today May 3rd and wanted us to share this open invitation with you guys to the official launching:

It is with great pleasure and joy to announce that The House of Etiquette, Kuwait is finally launching!

After over two successful years of effort and industrious training in Europe’s leading internationally certified academy – The Etiquette & Protocol Consultancy and Modular Finishing School Academy of London – UK and a plethora of research in the field of education and etiquette, we are proud to officially announce the launch of The House of Etiquette, Kuwait.  The House of Etiquette has spent a generous time planning and forecasting educational strategies to suit our goals and aims, in addition to finding the personal and bespoke needs of our clients based in the Gulf Region. Therefore, our etiquette school is the first in Kuwait specialized to offer children with the grace of elegance and poise … an asset that would last them for a lifetime filled with professional and social success. Not only are children welcome to be a part of our etiquette school … but programs for young adults and adults are available to! Courses for young adults and adults will be launching soon…but courses for children will be offered first!

The House of Etiquette, Kuwait is very proud to state that it has been solely built on two young Kuwaiti ladies – Bibi Al-Ghanim & Ma’ab Al-Qassem.  These young ladies have an eternal passion and respect for etiquette – both classical and modern. Both Bibi and Ma’ab not only are certified in the areas of etiquette but in addition, Bibi’s knowledge further derives from her master’s degree in Education Management and Leadership whilst Ma’ab’s corporate educational background and over thirty varied certifications in the corporate realm combine to creating a formula of diversity and achievement. The House of Etiquette presents an admiration for refinement with a unique mission to spreading social grace and sophistication within Kuwait’s society. These young ladies are proud locals who know the cultural codes of the Gulf and are finally ready to share their knowledge with YOU!

Therefore, we would cordially like to invite you and your guests to join The House of Etiquette, Kuwait at its official opening reception launch on May 3, 2010. We truly look forward to having you become a part of The House of Etiquette family.

Click to view the invitation

House Of Etiquette Kuwait

 





So they’ve been married for 2 years. He proposed one night by disguising the real ring inside a ring pop wrapper. Now on their second anniversary and while renewing their vows, he presented her with this candy ring above. It’s real. Made of white gold, pink sapphire and white diamonds.

 





So this guy wants to convert to Islam, he studied the religion, he did his homework, and he was ready. But He needed a sign from God.

One summer night he sat in his room, lit a candle, opened the window, basically set the mood. He started reading the Quran, but then stopped and said: “this is it.” God, please show me a sign, I’m ready to convert, just show me a sign. any sign would suffice, He made himself ready to witness a sign and waited, in his room, the quern between his hands, he just waited for sign to happen right then. But nothing had happened. He tried again, pleaded a little bit more with God to provide a sign, any sign, and waited. Again nothing happened.

In his words “I was really disappointed, I was gutted, I was sitting there thinking this is it, this is my last chance, Islam, and I really haven’t found it.”

Disappointedly he went back to reading the Quran.. and then it happened. The very next verse read “For those of you who ask for signs, have we not shown you enough already, look around you, look at the stars, look at the sun, look at water, these are the signs for people of knowledge.”

Watch the video in which the guy tells his story. He’s a funny guy and his way of explaining his conversion to Islam is even funnier!

Thanks Q8Alo

 





Faisal Al Sarraf is a Kuwaiti singer who got his first real break in 2005 when he reached the semi finals at a well known star-search kind of programs called “Nojoom AlKhaleej.” It’s 5 years later already and his first album is only a week away.

Faisal Al Sarraf Mix

^An exclusive, not available anywhere else, 40 seconds mix of 4 of his songs. Take a listen and let him know what you think!

Click here to read all about him

 





A long time reader has sent us this complaint letter and hopes Wataniya Airways gets notice:

Dear Wataniya Airways,

I did not e-mail you this complaint because i know you will give me the run around for a couple of days. My mother booked a ticket to Cairo which left today (April 28, 2010) and was stopped at the check in counter. The spelling on the ticket was different from that in her passport. The solution after a 30 minute wait was to purchase a new ticket. The original ticket cost 105 KD, the new ticket 133 KD. Believe me money is not the issue as long as she arrives safely, and we all know that we cant travel when the spelling is different. But really, how difficult is it for you to change the spelling on the ticket? You can manage to set up a successful system to book reservations online but you cant modify ticket info at the counter/airport?

Honestly, we all expected something like this from Kuwait Airways; not you. To make a long story short, if its really “impossible” for you to tweak the name on a ticket, purchased over 3 weeks ago might i add, then you have a serious problem that needs to be solved ASAP.

Sincerely,
Ex-loyal customer

His contact details are available if someone from Wataniya Airways is interested.

 





Ok I knew blogs had impact on people, and I knew our blog had a big audience, but when I was writing my post, and leaking the news to you guys about zain’s new MicroSim Cards, I didn’t expect to cause 2 big companies like Wataniya and VIVA to panic!

Our friends over at Buzberry and Frankom just posted Viva’s MicroSims and Wataniya’s press release, respectively. Coincidently just 2 days after the Zain news leak.

I’m so enjoying watching companies trip over each other over a post 😛

 





The 3 guys behind Chocolate Farm sent us a sample of their desserts to review, and I got to use my little studio for a little photo shoot session!

Click for the photos and review

 





We’ve got some juicy piece of exclusivity for you guys! A reliable insider just told me the new MicroSim cards are going to be available at Zain on the 28th of April, thats this wednesday! It’ll be tested and then made available just in time for the new iPad 3G release date, on the first week of May.

We’re putting an end to all speculations! The MicroSims will be here and ready to be used with your new iPads and whatever new technology, on the first week of May!

I’ll try and get the real little MicroSims pictures for you soon.

Update:

We were just contacted by Zain, and were told that the MicroSims batch they’re receiving on the 28th isn’t the first, but actually they’ve already got MicroSims in the warehouse. They also wanted to further stress that they are the first telecom company to get the MicroSim Cards in Kuwait.

My favorite part of the email was, their promise to provide me with a MicroSim soon, and let me be the first to share the pictures with you guys.

 






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I can’t believe that something like that can happen in our Kuwait. Whoever was responsible for this unjustifiable act, should get what they deserve, and then some more!

Thanks Amer

 





I just saw them today on my way back from work as I passed by Fahad AlSalem Street in Kuwait City. I like the new street lights, I don’t know how long they’ve been there, but I’m guessing they’re new, are they? Anway I hope they get them in every corner. They look much better than the current ones spread throughout the city. Good Job whoever decided that it is time to change the old ones.

 




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Apr

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NBK are having a draw as part of their FIFA 2010 world cup campain, and the first 7 winners will get packages to the finals at South Africa, and then another 10 winners to get visa cards with a $1000 gift in each of em.

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New Prime and Toast Branch will be opening in AlBidaa, don’t know when but hopefully soon. The best spaghetti Bolognese (yes the best) can be found at this place!

Thanks Bader

 





Faihan Al Arbeed Famous for his roles in الأقدار and إلى أبي وأمي مع التحية has passed away the day before yesterday. May he rest in peace. Allah yer7omah.

I loved him in إلى أبي وأمي مع التحية in both part 1 and part 2 as Bo Adnan the baqala owner. He was so real in that part and his acting was effortless.

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My friend Nasser managed to send me some pictures from inside the exhibition. He told me that Zain will kick off their yearly exhibition titled Zain City tomorrow at 4:30pm. The Exhibition will include many new technologies, offers, discounts and surprises. The guys are still working there till this hour (i’m writing this post at 12:37am).

Exhibition is open everyday from April 22nd to May 1st.

Thanks Nasser

More pictures

 





We’re in the middle of building an extension to the dewaniya, and one of the guys suggested we build a Fireplace in there. We all agreed to the idea and we liked the effect it’d add to the interiors. Finding a place that builds (reasonably priced) Fireplaces and chimneys was a nightmare. We’re on a budget, if you aren’t on one you’d breeze through the process, but we do have a budget and we’re trying to stick to it. We combed Shuwaikh and asked everybody.. We were out of luck, we didn’t find a single place that does them, and every builder we called was out of the country.

We learned later from a friend that they did a couple of Fireplaces in their Abdali farm and He recommended Bu Hassan the chimney specialist. We’re now in the process of building the thing, we’ve chosen the colors and the rocks that’ll go into making it. So far this guy seems to know what he’s doing, especially when it comes to the tricky ventilation part. Apparently getting the smoke of the chimney top without smoking back the fumes into the room is a tricky matter, and not everyone is qualified enough to prevent that from happening.

I’ll keep you posted about this guy’s work, and will post the final pictures when he’s done incase someone else is thinking about building a chimney.