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 :P

 





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.

Source

 





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

LINK

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

 





You can now book your tickets now through your Blackberry or any other mobile devices by clicking on  http://mobile.kncc.com

Thanks Ahmad

 





A couple of years ago when I was in the US I noticed Johnny Rockets’s special dance, and it was interesting, i loved it, so once I got back to Kuwait i asked them about it, and their reply was ‘ because dancing isn’t allowed in Kuwait’. But yesterday INM went there and saw ‘the dance’ for the first time and asked them about it. Turned out they’ve just started doing it less than a month ago.

Thanks INM

 





Have you ever tried getting a taxi at Kuwait’s airport? Di you try getting one at 3am when there was a line that went from here —– to there? Well my friend and I did just that the other day when we came back from our little getaway this past weekend. It wasn’t a pleasant experience getting a taxi in Kuwait, not at all.

Bear with me, I have lots to say. And if I come off unorganized, just know that I didn’t get much sleep last night.

We arrived late because one of the airplane’s “felanges” had some problems and the pilot wasn’t sure if it was safe to take off so he had to return back from the runway to the parking area to have it checked.

We arrived around an hour late and were rushing out of the airport to look for a taxi. No friend no matter how good he is would pick us up at 3am, especially on a working day. The problem was we didn’t know where to look for taxis, we didn’t know where taxis normally line, or if there were taxis at this hour in Kuwait’s airport to begin with. To our surprise we found a waiting line (one that went from here to there). We waited inline and parked our bags next to us. The line was mainly made of expats, and only 3 Kuwaitis: Me, My friend, and one other man who couldn’t wrap his mind around the waiting-inline concept. No matter how many times I mentioned that there was line and he should stick to it (7ajjy ako 6aboor.. 9of bildor), he just kept standing in front of the line and waving at every taxi he sees. Thank God no taxi paid attention to him. (he looked like mar3oob by the way)

The waiting went for well over 30 minutes because there simply were no taxis available. There was also a gap between every taxi and the other that stretched, sometimes, for an unnecessary 5 minutes. It was hectic waiting with all the hot weather and humidity, and it was even more hectic having to keep an eye on the brainless people who were all competing for ‘Man with least brain cells’ award.

When we finally were 2nd in line for a taxi, a taxi driver came along and decided to skip us all and go for the last person inline. The whole line was now looking at that last person inline, all in an attack mode. That person looked around, feeling like he was about to do something wrong, then looked at us. He stopped in his place once he noticed our blazing gazes. The taxi driver then motioned him over while yelling ‘yalla!!.’ That person then decided to lift his bags and head towards the taxi. I couldn’t contain myself and yelled at them both. I yelled first at the guy with the bags, which made him re-plant his bags on the ground, and look at me with bewildered eyes. “wenta ma9adagt nadaak chan tarketh! Mako door o naas 9aafa gablik?!” I said. He said some words that were carefully chosen to sound as innocent as possible. I ignored him and his lame excuse and yelled at the driver to pull back from the end of the line to the front to pick the lady who is rightfully the first in line. The English speaking lady thanked me and my friend and took that taxi.

Our turn finally came. Our long awaited savior had arrived. But our savior was old and sleepy. He also wanted to know where we’re heading before we could put our bags in the trunk. Mar3oob was still there, infront of the line waving for taxis and asking us “entaw lail7een hnee?” The shock came when my friend and I were about to get in the taxi. The driver was asking other people in line if “anyone else was going to Mishref, or some area close to Mishref.” The car wasn’t a van or a big car, it was an old crown victoria. Why the hell was he asking other people to join in!? I, again, yelled, and refused to share the car with anyone else. But the taxi driver turned to me and with the nicest way possible he plead “Laish ya weldy.. khalna entarazag Allah… Afa 3alaik bs.. lik 3alay awa9elkom awal nas… afa 3alaik..etc.” I knew I couldn’t argue with the old driver, he was nice and looked too old to have me refuse his plea. I couldn’t help but shrug this whole situation off and surrender. I went to the car, got in, and waited next to my friend. A couple of seconds later the driver was helping another guy put his bags in the trunk.

10 minutes later we were home. 20 minutes later I was asleep. And then 2 hours later I was getting ready for work.

 





Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you find an online travel agency that will arrange for your teddy bear to travel to europe.

It’s crazy I tell you. I mean this is an actual site where you can book a trip for your TOY (Hello!) to visit europe!! The guys will take care of your precious teddy and will send it back to you with pictures and souvenirs. Massages are also included in the pricier packages.

For 120€ you can send your toy to prague and have:

  1. Photographs on CD (ca. 30 pcs)
  2. Profile on Facebook/ Mixi
  3. Daily communication (by e-mail)
  4. Certificate of the tour with Toy traveling s.r.o.
  5. Passport
  6. Typical souvenir from Prague
  7. Massage (published on photographs)
  8. Original box with a pillow with printing

Toy Traveling

 





Yes, its getting hard now because of  Yousef. Yousef’s parents just gave me his Officially unlocked iPhone 4, that was delivered to their door in France. I’m sitting next to it… they’ve cancelled my order a couple of weeks ago. I’m supposed to take it and deliver it to him in Kuwait.

Lucky you bas ham 3alaik bel 3afya :)

For those who want to know what was part 1/2 of the mission click HERE

 




14
Jul

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The brand new Ekelni.com online food ordering service has finally launched. I just registered and I really liked the way they set the whole registering process. It was easy to navigate and the whole thing looks really good. They also launched an iPhone App to go along with it.

Check it out: Ekelni.com

 





One word: Shallah 7aaaadik!

ok 2 words :P

The last word somehow reminds me of this kid and the way he says blooduh.

 





Remember my previous post regarding my idea if there is such a thing that will give me an option to have a prepaid Microsim for my iPad? Well just found one here in France which is simply do the work, Its simply cost you around KD3 for the Microsim with 4 days free net then you will have an option that either to subscribe for a monthly basis or you will pay per day.