In the States they have a McDollar menu in McDonald’s where everything you order is under $1. They’re now introducing the same concept in Kuwait with their McDinar menu (except 1 KD is ~three times the value of $1). They have a (breakfast) that’s for one dinar as well as a (meal) that’s for one dinar from what I’ve seen so far. This is actually great for students that are on a low budget, if they’re okay with eating from McDonald’s.
According to a local lawyer, Faisal Abuhlaibah, if you retweet someone, and that tweet is considered a crime by law in Kuwait, then you are treated as committing the exact same crime. Meaning if he gets a 1 year of jailtime, so will you. Last year, I posted about how the amount of people going to jail over a tweet has been increasing, it appears it’s only getting worse.
Last month I posted about a Snap Store in Kuwait that sells juice, apparently that wasn’t the only one in Kuwait. There’s a Snap Cafe with the logo of Snapchat smoking shisha and I’m not even joking. It’s located in Aswaq AlQurain area, incase you wanted to pass by and snap yourself inside snap cafe having a snapple.
AAB World asked me if they wanted me to review their latest action camera and since I didn’t have a main action camera I said sure why not. The one I got (Muvi K2NPNG) is the best one of the K2 series but I think that’s the only one they sell. It sells for 99 KD which I see as a great price and I’ll explain why.
The action camera comes with a box that already has most of what you will need, including traveling equipment like a water protection case that allows you to film up to 100 meters underwater. Since there’s so much stuff in the box, I thought it would be easier just to list everything.
In the box:
- Muvi Camera
- Rugged Case
- USB Charging Cable
- KSeries Tripod Mount
- Right Angle Mount
- Flat Velcro Mount
- Flat 3M Mount
- Waterproof Case
- Flat Back for Waterproof Case
- AntiMist Tabs
- Tripod Arm (for WPC)
- LCD Back for Waterproof Case
- 3M Curved Helmet Mount
- Helmet Front Mount
- LCD Screen
- 8GB microSD Card
- CMOS Protector
- NPNG Lanyard
- Printed Quick Start Guide
One of my favourite parts about this action camera is that it comes with a colored screen you can attach to the camera. That way you see exactly what you’re recording or taking a photo of, all the photos are fish-eye wide angle photos so they’re great for selfies, even though I’m not fan of selfies.
Here’s a sample video of a guy that stuck a Muvi K2 on his skateboard. The MUVI K2 records high definition 1080p video at 60 FPS as well as 720p at 120 FPS using the new MUVI XA-7 Achilles chipset. With 120 FPS you can play around post-production and do some nice slow motion effects.
The action camera also works well if you want to have time-lapse videos. I did a time-lapse video of my 3D printer printing but it turned out darker than I had hoped so I will try showing a time-lapse video later. The camera can take photos automatically every 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 20 seconds.
The wifi feature lets you control the Muvi K2 as well as directly save to your phone any images you want. This feature is useful for the times where you can’t reach the Muvi K2 so the screen would show you what your action camera is seeing, although it was really laggy when I tried it.
Overall I would say the Muvi K2NPNG is worth it for the price point (cheaper than GoPro Hero 4). If you’re looking for a casual action camera, or one to take for trips or even if want to take long hour time lapses, this one works well. But if you’re looking for professional use, the GoPro would probably be a safer option.
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
I couldn’t find this video on Youtube so I uploaded it myself. This had me laughing for the most part, I couldn’t agree more with treat as you would like to be treated. They even picked a tough big guy to be the Indian. I’ll try to translate what the conversation is between the Indian and the Kuwaiti in the first scene and second scene.
Update: The video is no longer available.
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.”
I like the initiative of covering telecom towers into looking like palm trees but this is not how it’s done. You don’t just cover one and leave the rest, kind of defeats the purpose. You also fully cover the tower, like how they did in Arizona or at least not have it look like a palm tree that gave birth to a telecom tower.