Majid Al Futtaim (based in Dubai) just bought 26 Geants around the GCC region from BMA International’s Retail Arabia and they plan to rebrand them as Carrefours. So I guess the Geant in 360 Mall will become a Carrefour soon along with two other Geants in Kuwait. Guess it’s going to be Carrefour VS Lulu Hyper from now on.[Source]
In 2015, there were 30,000 sick leaves right after Eid and I was wondering back then if there was a sudden massive diarrhea virus spreading in Kuwait (sarcasm). This year it’s over 31,000 and I’m wondering if it’s related to fecal (feces) bacteria found in Starbucks’ Iced Coffee that’s making the internet go crazy, it’s not though, just bad ethics for some probably.
e even bought a website that says exactly that – yesweareactuallysendingachickensandwichto.space. In approximately 6 days it’ll launch using a weather balloon that will raise up to 80,000 feet above sea level.
This reminds of when Felix Baumgartner jumped from 127,000 feet above sea level and broke the sound barrier 5 years ago, except it’s a lot less purposeful.
P.S I’d never want to eat that Zinger Sandwich which made it into space
I have some serious trust issues when it comes Qibla Finder apps as I feel many of them are inaccurate, however, it comes as great news that Google’s Developers just released a Qibla Finder. Not only that, but it also uses augmented reality, so it will show exactly where the Qibla should be.
I tried it at the office, made sure GPS was on and it pointed at the couch which is where the Qibla is, much more convenient than other ways of finding the Qibla. Best part is you don’t need an app or any special requirements to do this, all you need is a phone with internet.
- Enable GPS on your phone
- Goto http://g.co/QiblaFinder
- Allow website to know your location and open your camera
That’s it! The website should now show you where the Qibla is while also showing your surroundings though the camera, pretty neat.
This scares me more than it should, me being a bald guy and everything. Those that followed me on snapchat laughed hard when I first heard the news on BBC Radio (video above). Bald Men are apparently decapitated for witchcraft rituals, two men have already been found dead by police. Guess Mozambique is definitely a country I won’t be visiting.[Source]
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].