Just a great video to bring up a smile to start off this weekend. Never have I seen a historical figure with such an authentic personality such as Ali during and after his time. This clip was part of a candid camera where kids say what would they say to Mohammed Ali if they ever met, half way through he pops up.
I’m a bit late on this one but I’m sure those looking to fund their project or business will love this. TechStars Managing Partner Mark Solon will have a speech about startup fundraising tomorrow at the Start Up Q8 meet up. I’ve been to many of their meet ups and they’ve been very insightful. Details are below, to sign up for the seminar click [here].
After Mark Solon is done, the co-founder of Yabila! and Nabd will have a speech about app development and how to scale your app to reach a much larger geographic. Their apps have been downloaded by millions, so if you plan to have your app reach a big region, his tips will be a great starting point.
- Location: Global Tower, Kuwait City
- Time: 7pm
- Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/StartupQ8/events/217343572/
The seminar is free of charge and is open to everyone.
I got a shipment from aramex and because I haven’t ordered anything recently I thought it was for a family member. No one claimed it at the house so I got it back only to find out it was a shipment of a sock. So I thought to myself, who in their right mind would order one sock? It had a note that said “We’ve been missing you and you’ve been missing a sock”.
So as it turned out, the same company that I bought the heat absorbing shirt from sent this as a reminder that we’re still here if you want to buy more apparel, or the other pair of sock for that matter; not knowing I live in Kuwait and use a freight forwarding service. My priceless facial expression when I first saw the sock was still worth it though.
I took part in the opening ceremony of Al Sirhan’s latest shoe store. For those that haven’t heard of Al Sirhan, they’ve been in Kuwait since 1935, well-known for having great shoes for dishdasha’s as well. Their brands include Clarks, Florsheim, Paolo Sesto, Kildare and Tamima.
Tamima (seen above) is an exclusive Italian brand that manufactures Arabian sandals. The sandals themselves are also handmade in Italy, which explains the hefty price tag that’s around KD 70. Apart from shoes and sandals they also sell wallets and some other accessories shown on the gallery below.
There were two things I liked when I visited. All shoes were made in either Italy or Brazil, nothing I’ve seen was actually made in China. The other aspect was the price, they were fairly reasonable. I didn’t see a shoe that was over KD 35, winter was coming so I bought myself one for the dishdasha, price tag was KD 34.
Here’s a great blog that takes photos of birds without actually shooting them down. It’s managed by a South African bird photographer and if anything the blog is a great archive of all the different types of birds in Kuwait. It’s also fun reading his adventures on how he managed to take photos of the rare
I have no idea why this feature from Google isn’t as popular as it should be. If you use gmail, all your search terms are recorded for your reference and only you can see them. I could go way back and see what I searched for in 2007, 7 years ago. Make sure you’re logged in then goto http://history.google.com/. For some of you, be prepared for a lot surprises.
I just found out about this from Frankom. I’ve written numerous times on how ridiculous it is, the amount of shameless people in Kuwait that take over disabled people’s parking spots, not to mention those that take two parking spots. Dubai doesn’t want to put up with that nor should Kuwait. They’ve now installed a monitoring system to make sure only the disabled park in the disabled parking lot and probably alerts security if otherwise.
A Qatari from the royal family wanted to pay some of his debt off so he auctioned a one of a kind watch, sold for $21 million dollars. I’m not posting about it simply because it’s a super expensive watch but more on how amazing this watch actually is. It took the mastermind Patek Philippe 8 years to complete this watch.
Apart from telling time, it has 23 other functions making it the most complicated watch ever built without computer assistance. My favorite feature is how the watch shows the night sky view while maintaining the correct spacing and magnitude of the stars. The map rotates with the sky. To know more about the watch click [here].