It infuriates me everytime there’s traffic in a road only to find out that there was an accident but all the cars were moved to the safe-lane and do not effect the traffic flow and yet the road is moving really slowly because people passing by the accident drive slowly to look, some even take photos. This video comically depicts the situation in Kuwait, notice how even the speed camera is taking photos.
ChoowyGoowy is one of my favourite place to pass by to buy cookies from. They have successfully grown from baking cookies to opening ChoowyGoowy Restaurant. They’re now launching a new concept called Jar, and so far I like most of the stuff I see. I initially thought the concept was to have food in jars instead of plates, but turns out it was only a name. I’m not sure when they’ll be open but they had their tasting 2 weeks ago. I’ll probably pass by for a review once they’re open.
Fun Fact: The owner of jars, Essa Behbahani is the guy behind Maki’s popular Essa Maki
Like them, love them or hate them, you can’t deny they’re enormous. I just saw a independent documentary on Samsung and had no idea they were that massive. This documentary will blow your mind. Here some of the more interesting ones I found:
- Samsung is the company that built Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscaper in the world
- Since 2011, Samsung has been the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world
- Samsung almost has half a million employees, more employees than Google, Microsoft and Apple put together
- Samsung has a resort and hotel business, a medical center, an economic research institute and a welfare foundation
- Samsung has the most efficient ship building center in the world. It’s over 400 million square feet in size
- Samsung donates $100 million dollars to it’s non-profit medical center every year
I can confirm this since some of my friends went to the cinema this weekend and this is what they saw. Instead of cutting the scene altogether they now draw over skin showing in a scene. Anyone that does video editing knows how exhausting this is, since they have to do this frame per frame. Well, at least you now don’t get important scenes cut off suddenly leaving you confused.
Arabella (the food complex area) installed a handicapped elevator and the way to get there is by using the stairs. It’s like having a room that has a window showing a wall. I wonder if the guy behind the design got sacked or if any action was taken to fix this issue to begin with.
Photo via @william_in_arabia
Omniaty is a non-profit organisation that’s very similar to the American Make a Wish Foundation. They will grant a wish to a person diagnosed with a a deteriorating illness or terminal disease by a Doctor in Kuwait (age between 3 – 18). The child doesn’t have to be Kuwaiti which just shows you how the organisation works on putting a smile to child’s face and less about his nationality. If you know someone who is within their criteria they can apply [here].
I’ve had this option available for some time now and I just wanted to be clear and transparent with my readers, those who haven’t noticed. If a post has a biege background rather than a typical white background then it’s sponsored. Sponsored posts also have ‘Types‘, that way you can know what I got for the sponsored post. A Type box would appear on the top right corner of a post, similar to [this one] or [this one].
I’m very selective in what I sponsor and I limit the amount of sponsored posts so that they don’t overtake actual content but if you are interested in a sponsored post click [here].
It’s not uncommon in Kuwait for someone with a new purchased car to celebrate by butchering a sheep (chicken if you’re on a low budget) to celebrate the occasion and at the same time reflect the evil eye (عين الحسود). The blood of the sheep is stained on the car. It is however, uncommon to have the blood not washed off and drive in public with blood all over your car.
This is was the case with the car above that was spotted in Jahra area. It was purchased by a guy the previous day and when questioned by police he insisted it was sheep’s blood on his car. The car was impounded. I thought it was commonsense to not drive a car in public that was dripping blood on the outside.[Source]