I had a meeting yesterday at Free Zone and after I was done I decided to pass around the ghost town and see if I find anything new. Ended up infront of this building blinking a few times, the guy that made the cafe was probably too excited. Not sure if he’s licensed to do that.
I got a phone call yesterday from Abu Dhabi, at first I thought it was a friend calling to check to see how are things but when I picked up the phone there was a guy speaking English with an Indian accent. He explained he was from Ooredoo Headquarters in UAE and then congratulated me for winning KD 20,000 with Ooredoo.
I knew it was a scam on the spot and was about to call him out but instead I continued to see how far things go. He shamelessly asked me to say Al’Hamd’Lellah after telling me I won, it couldn’t get any worse. Funnily enough he told me the money will be transferred using Al Mulla Exchange.
So here are the main reasons this is a scam
- I didn’t sign up for any contest/lottery to begin with
- My line isn’t Ooredoo, I switched to another telecom more than a year ago but since it started with ‘6’ he thought it was
- The Qatari owned telecom does not operate in UAE, which means they don’t have a headquarters there
- Ooredoo is an operating telecom in Kuwait, if I won something they would at least call from Kuwait
- What happened after he declared my prize was also significant proof it was a scam
The guy then gave me a number to call and claim my prize. I wanted to go all the way to see where the scams flourishes but unfortunately the guy mistakenly only gave me 7 digits. What normally happens is I call someone, he says to claim the prize I have to pay an amount of money to finish the paperwork etc, which normally ranges KD 50 – 200. They take that money and disappear.
I hope someone from Ooredoo is reading this post, as for the rest, please beware.
The number from Abu Dhabi, UAE that called was +971 50 842 7560
The number he gave me to call that was in Kuwait was 6090379
Disclaimer: Ooredoo the company have nothing to do with what has happened, it was an impersonator pretending to be them.
I’m sure many of you have noticed it’s been a month since I have completely removed all ads on the blog, it’s because I’ve cancelled the contract I had with the agency that was handling the banners. If are interested in advertising on the blog or Facebook please contact me directly [here], if you’re an agency interested in handling the blogs advertising contact me [here].
I was passing by the supermarket and noticed Kitco has completely rebranded their product to look like how it was back in the 70’s. The age of “الطيبين”, which is something people commonly say when something is old and loved. In Kuwait when you find something that the older generation had during their childhood you would say ‘راحو الطيبين’ (ra’haw el-taybeen).
Ridley’s Burger is not a franchise although it sounds like one, it was founded by the same owner of Triangle Restaurant. I went with friends the other day and liked the burger a lot, so I went back a few weeks later and bought my camera to take photos of the food.
What I love about the place is they only have a simple 1 page menu with 3 burgers. It’s like going to a steak place where you just pick how well-cooked you want your steak to be. They do have one chicken burger if you’re not a meat person. The salad above is the Regent Salad, comes with rocket leaves, feta cheese and pine nuts with a ribbon of pumpkin.
Both times visiting the place I had their signature Ridley’s Burger, because I liked it a lot the first time I didn’t want to risk trying something else the second time around. It’s a simple combination of the patty with lettuce, onions, homemade ketchup and a huge pickle in soft toasted potato.
They also have a unique combination of fries including Homemade Fries (shown above) and Pumpkin Fries. My recommendations are their Home Fries and Onion Rings that comes with a ranch sauce that has a unique mix where the sauce kind of tastes like yoghurt.
To finish it off we went with ‘The Gamble‘, that is literally is what the dessert is called. It’s a chocolate fudge topped with Nutella hazelnut spread and vanilla ice-cream. It was an okay dessert, definitely not for one person. Ridley’s Burger is located at Salhiya Mall on M2 floor.
I’ve had the LG G3 for a good 2 weeks now, got the phone from X-Cite and was excited to see if my assumptions turned out to be true. Well, some were and some weren’t. I won’t focus on the specs as much as the details and how it compares to other devices. LG have added many great features, but also removed some.
There are some significant additions to the LG, the processor has improved, there’s a golden version of the phone, they’ve added laser auto-focus technology which I’ll go through in detail later. They’ve added wireless charging, something I really missed and finally added a much-needed Micro SD card slot.
I want to start off by saying the screen simply put is, stunning. The clarity you get with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display with 538 pixel density which was unheard off just a year ago is just glorious. The moment you pick up the phone, go to the gallery and watch the 2nd sample video, it’s my favourite.
We love exaggerating things in Kuwait, I’m not sure if it’s the tallest S.U.V in Kuwait or the world. If you thought this S.U.V just stands there and can’t possibly move, think again, here’s a video of the same vehicle driving in Kuwait. I’m guessing he has a ladder inside the vehicle at all times.
Update: A reader pointed out this photo was actually taken in Saudi
I was browsing Ace Hardware the other day and found these DryNow packs that should come in handy if your phone sinks into water. It’s not cheap, KD 5.450 but definitely worth it if it’s going to save your phone, it’s also reusable which is a big bonus. If you’re thinking of just dipping your phone in rice as a solution, well that doesn’t always work.