I’ve always been a chocolate person but this time around I ordered their just released Picklava because why not. It’s called Picklava because it has baklava pieces in it (Wikipage). It exceeded all my expectations, definitely something I’d order again, sadly it’s a temporary Ramadan flavor though.
Call me crazy but I have loved physical keyboards way more than digital ones ever since trying a physical keyboard when I was asked to review the BlackBerry Bold 9900 years ago. So I’ve been waiting for BlackBerry to release their Android phone with a physical keyboard.
The official release date was May 31st and so far only one store in Kuwait has it, and their selling it for a ridiculous 229 KD (it should retail for around 170KD). If you can shell out an extra 60 KD and can’t wait until the price goes down, here’s a [purchase link] to the Mobile 2000 store.
There’s a lot I like about this phone, huge battery life that can go up to two days and a unique custom button that I’ll probably use for quick access to enable the phone’s flashlight. The biggest takeaway however, is that every key can be used as a shortcut. For example, you press T, it opens twitter, F for Facebook and so on.
If anyone knows a store selling the BlackBerry Keyone in Kuwait at a reasonable price, please leave a comment or [contact me].
I was passing by the Avenues for lunch with a friend yesterday and noticed the Ministry of Health had a booth close to Pink Berry so we walked around, little did we know we were doing hand CPR training minutes later on a mannequin that measures the CPR pump speed. Once we finished training we were surprised to get certificates with our names on it.
I’m guessing the Ministry of Health will be there throughout this weekend, it’s worth a go, you never know, you might save a loved one’s life one day because of that 10 minute training you got.
Interesting advice they told us
There are 3 occasions when you stop CPR’ing someone:
1. The ambulance arrives (obviously)
2. Someone more qualified than you arrives
3. You are starting to harm yourself (exhaustion etc)
Bonus: If you’re in harms way, always make sure both of you are at a safe spot before you start
This to me is nothing short of historical, a company of this caliber is manufacturing and selling sports hijabs was beyond anyone’s imagination. It’s a huge step forward towards tolerance and an excitement for every mohajaba. First batch is expected to be available Spring 2018. You can read more about their decision [here].
Last week I had a quick business trip to Dubai and needed a taxi to take me to the airport. So I downloaded Careem, the app apologized it wasn’t available in Kuwait which was weird, so then I downloaded Easy Taxi, which said the same thing. Left me frustrated and I had to go through the old school method of finding a Taxi ad somewhere and calling them up.
I asked around and did some research, turns out the government have banned all Taxi apps from Kuwait, it’s always sad to see things go backwards in this country. Instead of finding a mutual method with guidelines where normal taxis and taxi apps can coexist, we instead just ban one of them and let the other work normally.
Update: One of the readers pointed app that two apps still work for her, Q8Taxi and Q8 Grand Limo. They’re either working because they’re doing it illegally, or they are a taxi company with an application, rather than just an application that aggregates 3rd parties to work for them.
I didn’t know we had the London style horse patrolling police in Kuwait. My friend took this photo while he was out biking the other day but told me the cops were just sitting in chairs so I’m guessing they don’t enjoy the whole horse riding experience. I like how he was branded with their brand colors.
I’m not sure if this is replacing Souk Al Mubarkiya but I certainly hope not. It looks like Back Combined, the construction contractor got a deal to build the new Kuwait Souk, I don’t know where it will be in the city exactly but here’s their announcement below.
“Souk Alkuwait!! One of the old popular markets and historical icons of Kuwait located in Kuwait city .
Recently, that iconic project was noticed by the Kuwaiti government to see a change and thus, @backcombined was granted the assignment to be the company who renovate, and set the final touches of that old structure and finishing elements of that iconic image to give it a whole new vivid look while maintaining the same spiritual and cultural shopping experience for it’s visitors !
Project : Souk Alkuwait
location : Kuwait City
Status : Ongoing ”
Update: It’s to renovate the current Souk, not rebuild
A friend that worked there confirmed that the damage done is much less than everyone had anticipated. The fire took place on the ceiling, when people were working on the top. No one was hurt, the ceiling was damaged but everything inside is fine. The area affected was still under construction and the Cats Broadway Show is still happening on schedule in a few days.