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.
I posted about Shaquille O’Neal accepting to follow people on instagram or twitter for a fee last month (he has millions of followers). I also mentioned for contributing $150 to his new game you will get your voice featured in one of the characters, I bought that package for the fun of it.
I have no idea how it will turn out, hope they don’t ask me to play a voice-over of an Arab terrorist because I speak Arabic. All I know is it will be pretty funny for me playing the game and hearing my voice.
It’s pretty clear at this point the abnormally high amount of tigers and lions that are illegally in households. Many rich arab teens post photos of their tigers/lions on instagram. I spotted this ad in Salhiya complex and it’s not hard to guess why big cats are luxury now. Luxury brands contribute to this unfortunate trend.
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.
Many expats think wearing the ghutra is part of tradition or culture, it’s actually much more than that. Arabs used to use it to protect the mouth and eyes from blown dust and sandstorms, centuries ago traveling on a camel the ghutra helped immensely. Today most don’t even know it serves as protection.
To my surprise many that wear the ghutra on a daily basis had no idea, since we have a dust storm every other weekend the ghutra comes in handy. I don’t know if the abaya is of any help for the ladies in that situation.
Photos courtesy of BBC & Al Anba News
The guy that was allegedly too handsome for Saudi Arabia and was deported received a Mercedes G55 as a gift. To add more insanity to the story it was given to him by an anonymous woman admirer, someone he never met. The guy wasn’t even verified as one of the people who were deported and he has about to hit 1 million likes on his Facebook Page.
On an interview with InTouchWeely he was quoted: “I got a Mercedes G55 for my birthday from a woman I didn’t know,”. “It came to my place, and I was told, ‘Just sign and take it.”