A girl that’s addicted to numbers made her own card game that will launch tomorrow. I haven’t played it yet but I think it will be interesting because it has a ‘Karma’ card. The card game can be played 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3. The first person to finish creating their sets wins I assume. You can know more about the card game by following their instagram account [here].
Kuwait has released new penalties for those that smoke indoors. It’s about time because it feels like we’re the last country on this planet to ban indoor smoking. It is beyond me how a random person harms smokes next to people he doesn’t even know, without their consent, how is this even acceptable within our society. Smokers if caught get a 50 KD fine, if caught again get a 100 KD fine.
The new regulation strongly focuses on malls. Any store inside a mall offering ashtrays will be fined up to 50,000 KD. Knowing how regulations in Kuwait are handled, I’m not very optimistic with the new rules. They will likely, like many other regulations in this country, be ignored and shelved. One of the reasons I hate visiting malls is because of disrespectful smokers.
It appears there has been a huge portion of people who suddenly went sick coincidently for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that are right after Eid. Who knows, maybe there was a massive diarrhea virus spreading in Kuwait, or everyone just decided they wanted to take the entire week off. More details [here].
I’ve been considering cancelling my DSL service at home and getting the Internet Sharing package from Zain. Having one 500 GB internet package with an optional 1 or 2 extra SIM Cards sounds appealing to me, my only concern is I heard Telecom internet is a bad option for heavy gamers. The plan starts from KD 32 which is very reasonable but I hate that I have to commit with the plan for 2 years, it’s the biggest let down. For more details click [here].
People keep asking about places that sell big sized clothing in Kuwait and there’s actually a really good place dedicated just for that in Kuwait. It’s called Destination XL, located in Symphony Mall, I wrote about them three years ago and they’re still going strong. They go from XL up to 7XL, brands include Reebok, Dockers, Levi’s, Cutter & Lacoste.
TomTom are popular for their GPS with navigation devices. They just announced that Kuwait now includes traffic congestion forecasting live traffic, which is good for predicting where the jam will be. This is great and everything except throughout my entire lifetime here I’ve never met someone that uses TomTom devices. Not only that, Google Maps displays live traffic and car accidents. I don’t see how TomTom will benefit from this investment.[Source]
A cool service by Telfoni I found on Sala6a Blog. If you’re planning on traveling to the UK, one of the headaches you have to go through buying a SIM card and going through configuration. You can actually do that in Kuwait by ordering a UK SIM Card from Telfoni and they’ll get it to your doorstep on the same day, you even pick which call/internet package you want.
According to Telfoni they are a UK mobile operator that is 100% owned by Kuwaiti investors founded in 2013, I guess they work as a telecom wholesale reseller, similar to how Xtra in Kuwait operates. The Sim card never expires and there’s a UK call center that responds in Arabic.
To get your UK Sim Card call 97270313 or visit their [website] to fill the form request. You can pay with KNET and anyone from the GCC can order one.
A few days ago my car decided not to work, and I had no idea what the problem was. I never had to use a winch service before so I didn’t have contact to any. I went and looked at the Waseet newspaper which is where you normally expect to find them and couldn’t find any. Then I remembered a friend mentioned there was a winch app for Kuwait.
I looked for the app, found it, made an account and requested a winch. Minutes after I requested a winch I got a phone call from the driver confirming he was on his way. The good part is you can see on the map in the app how close he is and how long he needs to get to you. I eventually reached the garage and fixed my car.
I was very happy with the service, although he charged me more than average (KD 15). The price isn’t set by the app but by the winch person, so it varies. I highly recommend using the app when your car has a flat tire, engine failure or just won’t turn on. The app is available on both android and iOS.