Good news for expats working in Kuwait. There are many businesses, mainly large ones that withhold staff passports of those who aren’t Kuwaiti (or GCC). Which shouldn’t be acceptable and is considered unlawful worldwide. The new labor law if approved will come into force at the beginning of 2016.[Source]
The last two Startup Weekends I took part in had no videos, so it’s great to see an overview video of this year to better explain what Startup Weekend is. Many seem to be confused when I explain what it is, but now you get to see the setting it took place in and how every project was graded. I look forward to see the 3 winning projects flourish to become businesses one day.
I was waiting for Cane’s to open since I prefer chicken over beef so I passed by Cane’s first thing after arriving back to Kuwait. Their prices are pretty low, the chicken strips taste like, well, chicken. There was no flavour or anything special about their strips. I liked their special sauce and it works well with their french fries too. I guess it’s an okay place to go when I can’t think of any other place to go at The Avenues, or if I want to spend no more than 3 KD.
I’m planning on installing braces soon but not sure which dental service to go to. It use to be either government or Bayan Dental. Now there’s tons of dental companies and they’re all competing hard for customers. Which one would you recommend? I’d rather hear from those who had past experience.
I used Kuwait Airways for a round-trip I was taking few weeks ago. When travelling outside Kuwait I felt the service and attitude hasn’t changed, but the seats are more comfortable. Now would I go with them again? Yes and for one reason only. Their new entertainment system is a killer.
It’s the first airplane entertainment system I’ve used that uses capacitive screens, which are ten times smoother than resistive screens. A captive screen is the screen that’s on your Android and iPhone, it’s precise and easy. Resistive screens are the old way touch screens worked, you pressure your finger on the screen and it works terribly, most cars and some airplanes use it.
The content on their entertainment system is pretty good, I already saw a bunch of nice documentaries and they have everything, TV Shows, Movies, Games, Music. You even get access to two cameras in the airplane, one gives you a front view while the other shows you what’s under the airplane. The food hasn’t changed much, but I love their food because it reminds me of a lot of childhood memories.
It’s news like this that boost up the start-up community in Kuwait and inspires ambitious youth to pursue building a business. Talabat announced they’ve won the Deal of the Year award by CEO Middle East Awards. I’ve personally took part in a startup and it went terrible due to the government not having a proper infrastructure for start-ups to excel and grow. You basically need to have a big chunk of money, if you plan on being a legal business. Hopefully, this is changing.
A group of Kuwaiti students from different majors put this video together to portray racism in Kuwait but from a different perspective. It shows you the hypocrite type, the racist type and the peaceful type. The smartest thing they’ve done was to divert the racism to sweets rather than politics or religious values.
It’s worth a watch.
English readers can watch it too, make sure the video caption is enabled.
I’ll be travelling for a week with very limited internet connection so I’m not sure if I’ll post anything this week, I don’t think I’ve ever stopped posting for an entire week throughout the 5 year lifetime of the blog before, but I guess I’m off to a needed break this time around.