I think every Kuwaiti is getting fed up of these terribly executed ads trying to lure GCC citizens to join a service. Frankom posted one yesterday on twitter and people started contributing with other ads they saw. Some of them are so bad you’d think it’s a joke. I’ve been seeing some of them for years and I’m starting to wonder if they actually work, they should, since they haven’t stopped advertising them. If you promote these ads and you’re reading this, please stop.
Ahmed Al-Ghanim likes taking popular people like football players, singers and actors then photoshoping them into wearing a dishdasha and ghutra. Some of his work I feel is obviously photoshoped, but most of it is a job well done. I’ve included some of my favourites, to see the rest of his instagram account click [here].
I still can’t believe this is happening, I thought it was a joke at first. Tekken is a hugely successful and popular fighting game by Namco, they launched Tekken 1 launched in 1994, where me and many played it on the PlayStation 1 console. I’m sure the majority of guys in Kuwait have played it at some point.
The Game Director of Tekken, Katsuhiro Harada, announced Tekken 7 will have a character from Saudi Arabia named Shaheen (Arabian name, means Falcon). He even comes with the Ghutra, and cape for some reason. I can’t wait to play this character, he’ll no doubt be the favored one around the Arab region.
So basically this [website] is crowd-funding based similar to Kickstarter’s concept except it’s Kuwaiti. I like that someone is trying to make the concept local but I doubt it will last due to Kuwait having a small population. Kickstarter has more than 3 million backers with over 10 million pledges for example but I do wish them the best as I am fed up of expos/booths, time to go digital.
On a side note, [Zoomaal] is a well thought out crowd-funding website targeted for the Arab region and they’ve doing pretty well but they only have a few projects.
I just found out about this series and I love how it’s raising awareness in the Arab world. It explains the meaning of entrepreneurship, how it works and more importantly how anyone with a useful idea can become one. You really can start from nothing and end up with a booming business, all you need is confidence.
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The crew give an app example of how a simple start-up can quickly cash-in by making their idea an app. The next episodes will feature how the biggest companies like Google and Microsoft started off. My concern is the video was released on April, it’s been 3 months already. Don’t know how long they take.
Several people have shared this instagram account with me, it beautifully calligraphs Arabic names. They kinda look like Chinese characters to me which makes them all the more interesting. The name in the middle is my name, AbdulAziz. On the sides are Ayoub, Sahir, Afrah and Maymoona.[Instagram]