I managed to get a hold of a screenshot from one of the people that made it to the Al Ahmadi Live on Snapchat. It’s my cousins friend actually, he was featured eating a sandwich. What I didn’t know was Snapchat let’s you see how popular your snap was. Four million is impressive, but was expecting even more.
Please excuse the choppy image. It wasn’t really a suicide attempt more than it was an attempt for the sheep to free itself not knowing it would likely end up dead. The sheep ended up with a hanging leg and that stopped it from jumping right off causing havoc in the streets.
I’m actually more excited about the LG G4 than I was about the LG G3 when it was first announced. Not only is it a brand new device, but it also comes with a brand new user interface (UX 4.0 UI). Although I really wanted my next phone to have a wooden cover, I guess leather looks pretty good too.
The number one feature I’m mostly looking forward to is the new camera and the features that come bundled with it. It comes with a F1.8 camera, something rarely seen on mobile devices, it also means that the aperture is so low that it can absorb more light at night giving you better photos in dark/low light locations. Being able to take photos in RAW is a big plus too.
Unfortunately like the G3 they haven’t increased the battery size, even though other competitor phones did, 3,000 mAh is a lot of battery juice but I would have expected an increase having had the same amount since the LG G2. They did however improve things like the RAM, front camera, processor speed etc.
Full specs below:
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor with X10 LTE
- Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
- Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / microSD slot
- Camera: Rear 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0 / Front 8MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8mm
- Weight: 155g
- Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1LE / NFC / USB 2.0
- Colors: [Ceramic] Metallic Gray / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold /
- [Genuine Leather] Black / Brown / Red / Sky Blue / Beige / Yellow
- Other: Manual Mode / Gesture Interval Shot / Quick Shot
There’s more to the phone than what I’ve just mentioned but I only picked the things I felt were noteworthy. I hope they bring back the LG On-Screen feature that was available on the LG G2. No release date on when it will be available in Kuwait but it should be available by the end of the month worldwide (so you can order it from Amazon).
I think it was a pretty stupid move by Snapchat to pick Al Ahmadi as the first city to represent Kuwait in Snapchat. Instead, they should have picked the capital of Kuwait, where all the snap-alohics are, Kuwait City. So far all you see are videos of KOC and things related to oil, giving the impression to the world everyone in Kuwait works in the oil industry.
If you want to be featured on Al Ahmedi live story, you have to drive all the way there, snap a video or picture and hope Snapchat picks it to be featured on the live story.
My Snapchat nickname is x.u
I should just write a blog post of all the things that could get you deported. Illegal barbecuing still tops the list. Four expats were recently deported for driving without a licence. The sponsor gets informed and has to give-in the expat’s passport for a one-way ticket. The driver faces deportation within hours of breaking the law.(Source)
SwiftKey, Android’s most popular keyboard that has 10’s of millions of downloads released their first Emoji report. It’s interesting diving in the report. I found out French people used the heart emoji four types more than any other language. No idea why the poop emoji is so popular in Canada though.
I think I know why the number one emoji in the Arab region is a flower. It’s not because we live in a romantic society, but rather because mothers use that emoji all the time when talking to their kids. You just know a broadcast message was done by a mother when it’s filled with red flowers after every sentence.
For last Friday’s family gathering we ordered catering from Diner and things went pretty well. The staff will install their station where you want it to be, as long as there’s a plug close by. The burgers were good, staff was friendly, and their pricing was very reasonable. The Havana burger was my favourite, it’s the one I recommend.
There basic package is good for 10 – 13 people and includes:
- 10 Burgers (original,Havana,or creamy mushroom)
- 10 Chicken Fillet ( original , buffalo , or RGM )
- 10 fries (regular , andalous, or moster )
- 18 Pieces of Chicken Tenders
Price: 75 KD
You can play around the package, for example we removed 5 chicken fillets and added 10 more burgers, which understandably increase the price of the package a bit.
I also reviewed Diner’s restaurant 2 years back, to read the review click [here].
To call and reserve catering from Diner call or Whatsapp 95583213
Mohammed Jaffar, the owner of Talabat who sold it for 50 million Kuwaiti Dinars to Rocket Internet recently had a 1:30 hour interview with niu. In It he outlines everything he went through from buying the business to maintaining the business, to growing the business and finally selling the business. There’s a lot of useful information in that interview but here are some highlights:
- He only sold 80% of Talabat, the rest he will keep and sell at a much higher price in the future
- Mohammed Jaffar bought Talabat.com for 85,000 KD, before that they only had 6alabat.com
- One of his main strategies in the growth of the business was doing good and giving the needy
- Talabat became so successful that at one point a competitor showed up in his office, told him if he doesn’t sell the business to him he will destroy Talabat with competition and have restaurants turn against him
- Rocket Internet also bought most of Talabat’s competitors in the Arab region and will be renaming them to Talabat to have one major MENA online food delivery service
- After Talabat’s big sale investors in the west have higher interests in Kuwait and MENA region when it comes to investing and Mohammed is expecting other Kuwaiti online based companies to be sold in the near future
To listen to the full entire click [here].