If you remember last year I posted Just Falafel will be opening up in Kuwait. They’ve launched their first branch now which is pretty small in Salmiya Baghdad street beside Labagat. I will be passing by later to try it and see if they have a Kuwaiti falafel as they’re popular in doing is making a falafel flavour in the country they open up in.
I’ve been using Telegram daily after I posted about how much I like it. Its
latest update brings a handy new feature, if you use their “secret chat” option which doesn’t store the conversation on their servers you can now also set the conversation to self-destruct in as fast as 2 seconds or as long as 1 week. The conversation will be deleted from both devices.
Update: Feature has been there for awhile, still a great feature nonetheless.
Shaquille is widely popular for being a gamer, in 1999 the game Shaq’Fu was released and it was pretty bad. Shaquille now wants to release a completely revamped stunning graphics Shaq’Fu with the same developers that help make Halo and Final Fantasy. For this game to see the light of day people need to pledge and contribute in buying the game.
There are a lot of pledges to pick and two of them were eye-catching more than the rest. For
$1000 ($600 now) Shaquille will follow you on twitter for a year and tweet about you to his 8 million followers, plus you get a copy of the game etc. For $500 he’ll follow on instagram (someone already pledged for that), though this time there’s no mention on how long he’ll be following you.
Shquille right now has 8.15 million followers on twitter and almost half a million followers on instagram, some might see this as a remarkable deal. There were also some other interesting pledge options like paying $150 to get your own voice in the game as well as show on the game’s credits.[indiegogo]
Update: Twitter price dropped to $600 + looks like they removed the 1 year limit.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs is having a photography contest and anyone living in Kuwait can take part. Knowing there’s a huge amount of photographers in Kuwait the competition is going to be high, I might take part. There will be 4 main categories to pick from and you can participate in all of them, the categories are as follows:
- Kuwait: Anything that relates to Kuwait, it can be about culture and tradition etc
- Islam: A photo showing the beauty of Islam in Kuwait, the infusion of culture with Islam etc
- Nature: This one is self-explanatory, anything in Kuwait that relates to nature.
- Generic: Anything you think is worth a prize I suppose
Each category has 3 prizes: KD 2,500 for 1st place, KD 1,000 for 2nd place & KD for 3rd place
Last day for photo submission is March 31st
Just look at the big smile on Abdulfattah Al Ali’s face when he mentions how many tickets these new cameras issued to know how effective they have been (~400 tickets every day, 12,000 in a month). So far there are 120 new cameras in Kuwait and will soon be almost doubled to total 250 cameras. You also get a ticket if you use the safe lane to drive, I had no idea.
Photo courtesy of Al Anba News
This story is pretty funny, a foreigner dressed up in police uniform set up a one-man checkpoint near a shopping complex and stopped mainly foreigners for identity checks. His main objective was to impress the girl he loved, which I have no idea how. Passersbys found it fishy that a policeman was wearing summer clothing during winter and called the cops.
He was arrested for impersonating Kuwaiti police officers, I have no idea how he thought it would slip and he would finish his task unnoticed. I’m sure there are a lot more methods that are legal to impress someone you love.[Source]
GoPro released HD first-person view footage for the first time of Felix Baumgartner jumping to earth. What I noticed that I didn’t notice when it was live was how Felix was telling headquarters he has been spinning violently for a long time and risks passing out. Regardless of that part, the video still makes my heart beat so fast when watching it.
This is pretty cool, Popaloop is opening in Divonne Abu Alhasany in a few days will have the German roller coaster technology which is an automated system for restaurants where you order everything through a monitor then get it rolling down right to your table.
When your order is done cooking it gets inserted on the roller coaster to get delivered to you as shown above. Instead of a waiter you get a monitor with a card, the card tracks everything you order so by the time you leave you just give them the card and pay.
This is what the restaurant in Kuwait looks like as an overview. There are I think 4 restaurants with this technology worldwide, an additional two restaurants are opening up in Russia and Dubai as well. I guess there won’t be a need to tip anyone anymore.
Here’s another video showing the full process