Samsung are facing a new issue with their device, a manufacturer in China (presumably) is making fake Galaxy S6 clones that look almost exactly like the real one and people are getting ripped off. This is why you should be very careful when buying one online. This video explains the differences and what to look out for.
A popular sleeping app analysed around 1 million users sleep patterns and what day they are the happiest. Not surprisingly, and obviously, it was Thursday for Kuwait, the first day of the weekend. However, the sleep quality in Kuwait ranked 43rd out of 50th (we sleep 6 hours average). Slovakia, China and Hungary were the top 3 on the list.[Source]
I’m not actually 100% sure they’re a new telecom, they told me they are but many of their services are shared with Zain, including sharing the telecom bridges. They’re marketing campaign is pretty bad. It’s s confusing, misleading and lacks a lot of information. So I called their call center to get all the details and here’s what they told me.
- You have to buy a prepaid line from a mobile store that sells them, you cannot use your current number
- They currently only have prepaid lines, no idea if they plan on prepaid lines in the future
- The SIM card costs 2 KD with 2 KD prepaid credit
- To top up your credit either buy an Xtra top up card or Zain’s Eezee top up card
- YourXtra line will charge you on calls for the first 300 fils then after that the rest of the day is free
- Here’s what they don’t tell you: Only Zain and Xtra lines get the rest of the day free, calling Viva and Wataniya numbers only gets you 5 free hours per day. Which is actually a pretty good deal if you think about it, you pay 300 fils for 5 hours of talk time every day.
- They only have 1 internet package: 5 KD per month for 3GB capacity (which is very little) but you get unlimited access to Whatsapp, Viber and Facebook
So I guess their services work for someone that doesn’t want to spend over 10 KD – 15 KD on their monthly bill but talk a lot on the phone.
Here’s an interesting read by Jason Saltzman written on CNN. He was sent to Kuwait to promote entrepreneurship. He mentioned he had no idea what to expect or if people will even listen to him as he has never visited Kuwait before. He was actually impressed by a lot of things, here’s a paragraph from the article.
“Truth be told, there were reasons to be optimistic from the minute I landed, despite the hurdles. The youth of Kuwait are educated, discerning and innovative. They come up with awesome ideas, and have a tech infrastructure that rivals many other Western countries. Plus, Kuwait is affluent, so, in theory, there is money to fund some of these projects.”
He goes through his entire experience when visiting Kuwait which is worth reading. I met Jason when he was in Kuwait, he’s a very down to earth guy that loves helping people out with advice. Because the visit was a success the State Department has plans for him to visit Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iraq.
Full article here – [Drop Entrepreneurs, Not Bombs].
I haven’t been to Sultan Center’s restaurant almost since childhood but was invited to try out their new Egyptian menu that’s available every Thursday starting from 7 pm. I was surprised by the amount of Egyptian food I didn’t even know existed, always thought Om Ali dessert was Kuwaiti, but it was Egyptian after all.
During the Egyptian night they offer grilled corn, tormus, falafel eggs and a lot of Egyptian based appetizers. The buffet is all you can eat and they charge 7.5 KD entrance fee per person. There were so many things to pick from including Koshari, Macroni Bashamal, Monokhiya, Seeman, Kawaraa’. I put them some of them in a gallery below
These photos are just a small portion on what is being offered in the buffet, there’s a big salad and dessert section that also includes popular Egyptian dishes. The food was pretty good overall, I was really stuffed when I was done because the issue is you never know when to stop eating when it’s an open buffet.
I got to try a popular drink they have called Indian Date and it tasted super sweet, would recommend having it after you are finished eating or else you will feel pretty full. If I were to pick a favourite dish it would be the Macaroni one, it was heavy but the taste was worth it.
Sultan Center Restaurant (Jean’s Grill) also currently has a 50% discount on their breakfast which is also a buffet. I might come back during Ramadan to have futoor or suhoor there as I feel the food was also oriented towards things I would normally eat during Ramadan, according to the manager the whole place is fully booked during that month.
To reserve a table call 22264503
Jean’s Grill is located near the Waterfront on Gulf Road
I was at Aramex’s headquarters a few days back and while getting my stuff done the customer at the office desk behind me was pretty upset over Aramex destroying two of his shipments. They don’t destroy them because they contain illegal items but rather because you didn’t pick them up within 60 days. So I guess this was mentioned on their Terms & Conditions contract that everyone reads without signing.
I don’t even like Pizza Hut, I feel their pizza is too bland but it’s hilarious how the pizza above offered in Kuwait and not in the United States right now is making people go crazy. Some from the States ordered the pizza from Kuwait by mistake, someone went as far as saying Kuwait is worth traveling to after he saw Pizza Hut’s Triple Treat Box, many think it’s fake.
Here are some of the ones I liked:
Pizza Hut’s official account is too busy right now replying to everyone telling them it’s only available in Kuwait
@BrandonHoopkins It's real, however at this time it is only available in Kuwait. Please tell us if you want it in your local area. ^AT
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) April 11, 2015
He was found hanging from a tree close to Reggah gas station near fahaheel road. Although a very upsetting story some things don’t add up for me. It feels his legs are touching the ground and the tree branch doesn’t look like it can sustain his weight for him to hang himself. On a similar subject I was surprised to find out Kuwait doesn’t have a suicide prevention hotline.[Source]