Remember the Modern Naydiya flip flop post that I did? I was very excited about getting them then very disappointed by it’s quality and all. Here is what Capital District Kuwait had to say about it in the comments section:

“Thank you for your comments.. i am the wife of the owner of CDK, and we do apologize, for the quality of the flip flops.. but when we got the samples of the flip flops they were amazing..and when we received them, they turned out to be like that. and this was our 1st time to ever do flip flops.. please bare with us. i assure you all if we do flip flops again, it will be a better standard than that….and Yousef as soon as we do our new flip flops we will send you one for free and give us your feedback..However, I thank you all for your concerns and and comments.. we will not let you down again
Good Day”

I like when people acknowledge mistakes and offer compensation, it takes all the negativity away. This is how things should be like when you’re in a competitive environment.

Capital District

 





ليلة 20 رمضان
عبدالله الهزيم ، ماجد العنزي

ليلة 21 رمضان
خالد الجهيم ، مشاري العفاسي

ليلة 22 رمضان
ماجد العنزي ، مشاري العفاسي

ليلة 23 رمضان
مشاري العفاسي ، فهد الكندري

ليلة 24 رمضان
مشاري العفاسي ، خالد السعيدي

ليلة 25 رمضان
فهد الكندري ، مشاري العفاسي

ليلة 26 رمضان
خالد الجهيم ، ماجد العنزي

ليلة 27 رمضان
خالد السعيدى ، مشاري العفاسي

ليلة 28 رمضان
قتيبة الزويد ، خالد الجهيم

ليلة 29 رمضان
مشاري العفاسي ، خالد السعيدي

ليلة 30 رمضان
مشاري العفاسي ، فهد الكندري

Taken from Sraay

 





Heartbreaking..

 





A Tai Jutsu Kai self defense lesson where the instructor incorporate traditional clothes (3gal) into the lesson.

More videos by instructor Ahmad AlHouli:
Video #1
Video #2
Video #3
Video #4

Thanks Hussain

 





This guy claims that he broke the record set by a woman using Samsung’s galaxy S just a few days ago when she typed the phrase below in less than 26 seconds. The new unofficial record was set using an iPhone in under 22 seconds.

The phrase is:

“the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human”

I just tried and managed to write it in 51 seconds using an iPhone.

How fast can YOU type that?

 




26
Aug

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Maryam Al Joan will be the first Kuwaiti woman to visit Antarctica. She will be representing the Kuwaiti science club on an expedition sponsored by Viva in february. She is currently studying at earth and space sciences in Bremen, Germany and she is expecting to graduate next year. We wish her the best of luck and for her to enjoy her learning experience and have a safe return home.

Maryam Al Joan’s Blog

Article in english

Thanks Fahad²

 





The kids reaction is priceless! poor little girl!

 





Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam in Kuwait? I’m sure most of you have, but how long were you stuck? whats your record? I think the longest I’ve been in a traffic jam in Kuwait was for an hour and a half. Now how about some perspective?

There is an ongoing traffic jam in China that started on August 14, 2010, and has lasted for 10 days and still counting. Some cars have been stuck in there for over 4 days. There is a wikipedia page about this!

From wikipedia:

The 2010 China National Highway 110 traffic jam

It’s a massive traffic jam that started on August 14, 2010, on China National Highway 110. The traffic jam slowed down thousands of vehicles for more than 100-kilometers and has lasted for ten days. Many drivers have only been able to move their car one kilometer per day, and some drivers have reported being stuck in the traffic jam for five days.

Cause

Traffic on the highway has grown 40 per cent every year in the last several years, making the highway chronically congested.
The cause of the traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet expressway was reported to be due to a spike in traffic by heavy trucks heading to Beijing along with road maintenance work that began five days later. The road constructions that is said to contribute heavily to the traffic jam is said not to end until mid-September. Police have reported that minor breakdowns and accidents have compounded the problem.
An alternative explanation is that the restriction on illegal coal production has increased the demand for coal to be illegally produced in the providence of Inner Mongolia and shipped to Bejing because there are no coal checkpoints on the highway connecting this route. This, in turn, has created massive congestion.

Creation of mini economy

Because many drivers were stranded in their cars for days, locals near the highway have began to sell various goods, including water, instant noodles, and cigarettes, to the drivers stuck on the road at inflated prices.

Wikipedia, CBC, NYO

Thanks HalfCreamMilk

 





See I’ve heard many good things about Capital District and their material and clothe lines and stuff, thats why I wrote about buying their Modern Naydiya. I liked the concept and thought the material would be decent for such a low price. I should’ve known better.

The Naydiya I got turned out nothing like what I had in mind. I don’t know why I thought it’d have a real naydiya base, and then some kind of a fabric for the upper red strips. Apparently I didn’t take a good look at the picture before buying it coz it turned out all rubber.. but hey I like rubber slippers, nothing wrong with rubber, except this one was way too cheap. The material was cheap with horrible finishing, and the red color on top was too pale, not to mention that it was uncomfortable. I don’t think I’ll ever wear this one.

Epic Fail.

 





I was craving steak for today’s suhoor so I went to sultan center and got me a nice juicy wagyu ribeye, expecially cut for me. I Seasoned it with salt and pepper only, and then grilled it myself to a perfect medium. Thick and juicy.. woah what a great meal that was!

The Hienz Twisted ketchup (Fiery Chilli) was a nice touch along with the dijon mustard, and ofcourse my favorite mayo of all the spicy mazola mayo with chili.

 




20
Aug

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My friend just sent me this in an email. I loved the idea and got me one immediately! I just hope it’s comfortable. I let you guys know once I receive it.

Captial District

Thanks HalfCreamMilk

UPDATE:
Before you consider this Naydiya you should read this post.

 





During Ramadan we have Ghabgas every week, and sometimes twice a week, people always struggle with the menu, deciding the dishes is always the hardest thing to do. I had in mind that once it’s our turn, I would scrap all the dessert dishes and only include one dish, the knafa from knafa 3albal. I mean bala elkharabee6 ely malaina minhom and get back to basics.. People love knafa, and when its served hot and fresh it basically rules.

Read the rest of this entry »

 





The local online store We-Sell-Them are selling the new iPhone 4, 32GB, for KD385. Same day delivery to your doorsteps is possible if you order before 3PM.

We Sell Them

 





I was invited today to the testings of Viva’s new 4G Network capabilities, unfortunately I couldn’t make it, but I was told a lot of bloggers were invited to the Viva event along with news reporters. The technology being tested could take up the internet speeds in Kuwait up to incredible new heights, we’re talking 160MBPS+. I personally can’t wait till prices drop further and super fast internet speeds are available to everybody.

Also worth mentioning that Zain has started similiar tests a couple of weeks back. Read.

Thanks Fahad²

 





TV during Ramadan is awesome and the ads during this month are always great. 2 of my favorite ads this season are Wataniya telecom’s (shofo ghanouma) and Asnan Clinic’s. Both are very well done and Khfaaaf 6eena!! Loved them!

 





Facts about Mecca’s new Clock & Tower:

  • The Tower will end up being the second tallest building in the world, second only to Burj Khalifa.
  • It is the largest clock in the world and the highest.
  • 6 times bigger than Big Ben in london.
  • One of the clock’s 4 faces has been completed and is set to be tested for 3 months starting the first week of Ramadan.
  • The clock was designed by German and Swiss Engineers.
  • The clock tower include a Lunar Observation Center and an Islamic Museum.
  • A 76 story hotel within the tower will snatch the tallest hotel in the world title from the current tallest hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
  • Largest architectural building in the world with total area of 1.4 million square meters.
  • Cost: $3 billion

Source & Source

 




17
Aug

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Made especially for the heaviest of sleepers! I bet you can’t go wrong or miss an appointment with this one.

 




16
Aug

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It’s a relief when you get a dozen of new shiny Ga7fiyas! It suck when you keep delaying getting new ones, and the procrastinator within gets the best of you till you’re left with one ga7fiya. The guys sure know what I’m talking about.

I don’t know why they unravel the way they do so fast. I bought them a little less than a year ago, and I bought over 24 of them. When you take off the weekends, and divide the rest of the year over 24 Ga7fiyas, thats less than 11 uses per Ga7fiya. You’d think they should’ve lasted for about a year right? They didn’t. Some became loose and some tightened up, and the rest just unraveled and all sorts of strings were coming out of em. I threw most of the 24 ga7fiyas out after only a few months, and then I continued to filter out the bad ones till I was left with only one single tough Ga7fiya that persevered for over a month of daily usage.

Anyway. I finally managed to pass by khaya6 3gal today in sharg and got me a little over a dozen of new ga7fiyas. I’m used to have them made for me, but this time they had the exact same ones I use made and ready. Let’s see how long this new batch last.

The 3gal’s khaya6 is in sharg right across the street from Dasman complex.

 





Ansam just told us that Napket are having new Ramadanian frozen yogurts flavors during this blessed month, like Vimto, Baithan (almond), Hail & Saffron, and Qamardeen (Which I think is some sort of a dried apricot?). Those flavors should be interesting to try when I get a chance.

Thanks Ansam

 





Oishii Sushi are having a Ramadan special for your Futoor, Sohoor, and Ghabgas.

Tortilla Tray: 20 pieces of spicy crab tortilla at KD9.5
Sushi Tray: 48 Sushis and you get to choose your favorite kinds starting at KD20.
Sushi Burgers: 30 Sushi burgers at KD20.

All trays are well presented for any of your occasions.

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