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]
Sorry you had to scroll down so much, but I wanted everyone to see how much Zain wants me to get their Ramadan offer. I don’t know if it’s just me, keeping in mind that I’m unsubscribed from all Zain ads and promotions, yet I’m spammed with this. There’s a lot to like about Zain, this not being one of them.
This is my 3rd photography bag and hands down has been the best by far, it’s been designed so ergonomically in a practical way that makes popping a lens out half way through your photography session from a backpack a breeze. Big thanks to AAB World for the gift, something worth reviewing.
The backpack came in just in time for my trip to Germany where I knew I’d be visiting the forest and trying to see what I can photograph. The backpack is packed with features (pun unintended), one of my favourites being there’s a dedicated storage that fits any laptop that’s 15 inches or less.
This really came in handy at the airport, instead of opening the backpack every time and going through everything to pull out my laptop, I would just unzip the laptop zipper and get it out in no time.
In terms of quality built, if felt very sturdy. After coming back, the backpack looks as if I have just bought it. It was built with a place for everything in mind, and offers customization storage options from the inside which are explained into further detail on the video below.
It comes with a magnetic latch for both protection from theft and so that you never open it by mistake and drop something valuable. When it rained during the trip, another feature came to light, the backpack was actually waterproof so you never need to worry about it when it’s raining, you should however, worry about your equipment when it’s heavily raining.
This is the first backpack I own with on-body access, where you don’t have to stop, put the bag down and open it up, get the stuff you need, change the lens, close it again and carry it. You just slide it while you’re still carrying it, unzip get the stuff and you’re done. It makes a big difference in speed and practically.
I could have done a video showcasing the details, but this guy does a great at showing everything there is to know about the Peak Design Every Day Backpack. Keeping in mind if you like the backpack but feel it’s a bit too small there’s also a 30L version.
You can purchase the Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L or 30L version through AAB’s website [here].
Bonus: Here are some of the photos I took during my forest adventures in Germany
I’ve always been a chocolate person but this time around I ordered their just released Picklava because why not. It’s called Picklava because it has baklava pieces in it (Wikipage). It exceeded all my expectations, definitely something I’d order again, sadly it’s a temporary Ramadan flavor though.
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].
Last week I had a quick business trip to Dubai and needed a taxi to take me to the airport. So I downloaded Careem, the app apologized it wasn’t available in Kuwait which was weird, so then I downloaded Easy Taxi, which said the same thing. Left me frustrated and I had to go through the old school method of finding a Taxi ad somewhere and calling them up.
I asked around and did some research, turns out the government have banned all Taxi apps from Kuwait, it’s always sad to see things go backwards in this country. Instead of finding a mutual method with guidelines where normal taxis and taxi apps can coexist, we instead just ban one of them and let the other work normally.
Update: One of the readers pointed app that two apps still work for her, Q8Taxi and Q8 Grand Limo. They’re either working because they’re doing it illegally, or they are a taxi company with an application, rather than just an application that aggregates 3rd parties to work for them.