In a very odd case, Kuwait’s civil court has ordered a compensation of 1,500 KD to a woman that thought she was buying an authentic bag on instagram for 500 KD but then found out it was a counterfeit. Due to the psychological damages she had to go through after this, she will get paid 1,500 KD. Does that mean all woman buying stuff from fishy instagram accounts can file for damages now?[Source]
Acura is very new to the automotive industry in Kuwait and they’ve only launched with 2 cars. Today they will be revealing their 3rd vehicle which is the Acura RDX. It’s cheaper than the MDX as it comes smaller with less seats. It’s a competitor to the Lexus NX and BMW X3 more or less. I haven’t reviewed an Acura yet but so far from what I hear everyone likes them, I personally don’t like their exterior.
I’m pretty excited about this, today Hearthstone, which is an interactive online card game will be releasing more than 100 new cards which is something big, there’s also a new mechanic in the game called Joust. I’ve been addictively playing this game for over a year and the reason I love it is you can play it competitively or casually and both ways it’s still fun.
I already purchased 50 packs to open up today, the expansion might be available 8p.m Kuwait time. If you want to try the game out it’s also available on Android and iOS devices under the name Hearthstone. The game is not available physically even though it’s a card game, it can only be played on a device and most of the time against another person online.
You’d think the four people that brutally attacked the nurse was because she injected their relative with the wrong needle or something very serious, on the contrary she was only giving them directions to the right department when they came to the wrong one. It followed an argument, followed by the four guys beating up the nurse. When a doctor approached to see what was all this chaos about, he got beaten up too. To make things worse, they managed to flee the hospital. The photos are pretty graphic so I decided not to post them.
From what I understood, two friends were both stabbed during a fight at 360 Mall and one of them ended up dying at the hospital. You can see the blood stains all over the floor. The reason behind the fight is not yet known, but I’m guessing it was over a parking lot or too much staring.
Is this becoming a norm? When a doctor was stabbed to death by a group of teenagers at the Avenues mall it shocked Kuwait and the world. So now there’s the same incident at another mall, are we going to have someone die in every mall in Kuwait eventually.
Let me list the statistics so I can change them periodically
Malls with people that got stabbed to death:
- The Avenues Mall
- 360 Mall
- Marina Mall (Crescent)
Malls that did not have people stabbed to death yet:
- Al Hamra Tower Mall
- Al Fanar Mall
- Souq Sharq Mall
- Al Kout Mall
- The Gates Mall
In an attempt to reduce the unbearable traffic, Kuwait has suspended new home delivery licences from being issued. There will also be strict new qualifications for obtaining a driver’s licence. I think this step will only fix something and break something else, they are not addressing the main issue at hand. Instead of offering more ways of transportation, they’re making it harder for services.[Source]
Update: I’m just going paste what Mark from 248am wrote, the source was misleading and the ban appears to be temporary.
“According to the news article on the Ministry of Commerce website, the ban is temporary and only because the MOI are currently overburdened with requests [Source]. So it looks like Kuwait Times are making shit up. Also it looks like Arabian Business is now making shit up because their source (Kuwait Times) never mentioned anything about traffic being the reason for the ban.”
We have this issue in the Arab region where a big portion of woman put a huge chunk of make-up on even if it was for a casual walk in the park. This backfired when a man in Algeria woke up a day after his wedding to mistake his wife for a thief, her face looked so different he didn’t even recognise her.
He felt he was cheated on by all this makeup which made his wife look like a completely different person. He has since filed for a divorced and sued her for in damages. I partially blame the guy for not requesting to see her without makeup before marriage, that should be in every mans rule book. Unless you want to wake up the next day thinking your wife is a thief.[Source]
I wrote previously about a man who sued his wife over having ugly kids. The wife never told her husband about cosmetic surgery so the husband was so shocked by how ugly their kid looked he thought she was cheating on him. After she confessed she had plastic surgery worth of (KD ~30,000) before meeting him, he both divorced and sued her. To read the full story click [here]. The post has the before/after photos on a link.
I don’t follow any popular figures on Snapchat, mostly friends and my blog’s readers. I do however, follow Sheikh Majed even though people complain he posts way too much. I like following him because unlike the other popular figures it’s not about his life but rather about something interesting every day. It can be about a historical event no one knew about, or a product, or how a marketing brand made a huge impact (all in Arabic).
Recently he discussed a sensitive issue between woman, weddings. I didn’t care much about it, but inbetween his video posts he wanted to post the amount of screenshots people were taking of his snaps, with it the viewership of his fans was revealed. A shocking 1.2 million views per video. That’s like half of the entire country watching his videos.
This isn’t comparable with instagram followers, it’s much better because on instagram many of your followers are inactive, or simply didn’t watch your post because they follow too many people or they were busy. I posted few months back that Al Ahmadi Live reached 4 million viewers on Snapchat. This means Sheikh Majed Al Sabah is getting over 25% of the viewership of the entire Snapchat Live coverage, that’s crazy.
To put his numbers in a different perspective, Snapchat is rolling out 10 second video ads that will be seen for the US in between the Discovery videos, they cost a brand 2 cents per view. So if Sheikh Majed Al Sabah were to post a video and receive that same amount, he would make a whopping $24,000 (~ 7,250 KD) per video. Keeping in mind he posts 10’s sometimes 100’s of videos every day.
He’s no doubt the most followed person on Snapchat in Kuwait, possibly the region. Username: majedalsabah