The ONE Sale

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my new couch

The ONE furniture store in Marina Mall started their sale today. The first day is invite only and Nat was able to get an invite so we decided to pass by. The invite said that the “private” event starts at 6:30 and we got there right on time. When we parked the car Nat started walking fast towards The ONE, I told her to slow down since its not like there was going to be a long line of people waiting to go in like you would find outside Walmart on the morning of Black Friday.

We got to the entrance and as I expected it was empty, but once we walked in it was a completely different story. It was just chaos! We could barely move and everyone was rushing around and pushing and shoving. We quickly started walking around looking for stuff to get. We found this couch that looked cool and selling for like KD119 after discount but while we were deciding if we wanted it or not someone came and bought it. We then quickly scrambled around looking for another couch. Finally we found one lying on a top shelf and priced only KD97 after discount. We quickly found an employee and told them we needed two. We then went down to the cashier area to pay and there was a really long line there. It was extremely unorganized and believe it or not the biggest problem was the lack of enough shopping carts and baskets.

Anyway we paid for the two couches and we also got a dresser for the bedroom. Now we are hoping the couch will turn out to be comfortable and the size not too big. We couldn’t try the couch nor check the size because it was parked on the top shelf. We also didn’t want to spend too much time thinking about it because we didn’t want someone else to buy it instead. We were lucky even since there were only 2 in stock, one on display and one in storage.

They are supposed to deliver the couches on Sunday, once they do will take pictures and share them here. I really hope they turn out to be cool.


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Back to Shoo? Shawerma?

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I got an email yesterday from the owner of Shoo? Shawerma asking me to go back and try their shawermas now. He had read my extremely negative review of Shoo? Shawerma and decided to explain the situation to me.

It turns out they had a problem with the shawerma master and they ended up firing him and replacing him with a new more qualified guy. He also told me the reason their shawermas are more expensive then other places is because most places uses Indian beef which is 600fils a KG while they use Brazilian beef which is KD1.300 a KG. But with the firing of the shawerma master they decreased the shawerma price down to 300fils and they changed the menu.

So next time I go to Sultan Center I will pass by Shoo? Shawerma and give it another shot and then either update my review or keep it the same.


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Girly Water Towers

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Don Veto just posted a picture of the newly decorated Water Towers. I passed by the one on the 5th ring road last week and I was surprised to see it decorated like this. I really hope its only temporary because of National Day cuz I think these lights make the towers look really girly.


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Have a Great Shani Day!

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shani

Have you gotten your loved one a Shani today?

Thanks to K.theKuwaiti for reminding me its Shani Day today.


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Redesigned Donuts

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Today I got a surprise call from Go Nuts Donuts. Turns out they read some of the feedback some of you left about their heart shaped donuts and they ended up changing them. They sent me a dozen to check out and they are now basically more colorful then the first version plus they came in a special valentines box.


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Autism 6th Annual Charity Bazar

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autism

I always enjoy bazars so I will most probably be going to this one. This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the annual Autism Charity Bazar will be held in Kuwait City. Its for a good cause so if you can make it do so. Its from 10AM to 1PM and then again from 5PM to 9PM.

Here is a scan of the flyer which also includes a map:
Front of flyer
Back of flyer


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British Council Job Openings

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british council

Teachers
Do you have a first degree?
Are you CELTA qualified (or equivalent)?
Have you got 2+ years of TEFL experience?
Are you a native English speaker?

If so:
Please send your CV to
TCR@kw.britishcouncil.org


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Pierre Marcolini

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pierre marcolini

Yesterday I took a day off work so I could go to the Pierre Marcolini event at Hilton. It started off with lunch at Teatro followed by a chocolate presentation at the Song Bird cafe at 2PM. The presentation which I thought would be boring turned out to be pretty cool and informative. It was like watching an episode on Discovery Channel on how chocolate is made except the presenter was Pierre Marcolini himself. I guess it was like watching the Teutul family talk about how they made choppers minus all the shouting and banging.

I now understand the difference between good chocolate and bad chocolate. The presentation was a walk through on how Pierre Marcolini chocolate is made. It turns out they are the only ones in Belgium who actually create chocolate starting from the cocoa beans all the way to the chocolate bar. Its a long process but in the end you get the best product. They even passed around chocolate in its various unfinished stages so we could smell and at one point taste.

pierre marcolini

Once the presentation was over me and Nat went up to Pierre and had a little chat with him. Since he only spoke French, Nat was my translator. I made her ask him if he had a favorite commercial chocolate like Crunch, Mars, Twix etc.. He replied telling her that he didn’t eat commercial chocolate but every now and then he would try new products just out of curiosity. He also told her he does like eating chocolate from small chocolatiers in France and Italy. We then asked him what he thought of Kuwait. He told us he had just been in Japan and now he was in Kuwait and the difference in culture is huge and he loves that. He said he loves experiencing new cultures because he learns new things. For example now that he has visited Kuwait he is considering making chocolate with coffee.

He was a very friendly guy with good sense of humor so the whole thing was really enjoyable. In the end they gave us some chocolates as a thank you for coming gift and we then left the place. It was a cool experience and I am glad I went.


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Speed Zone

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speed zone

Why can’t places in Kuwait have decent websites? Speed Zone is a used car dealership located on the Gulf Road opposite Showbiz. They always have interesting cars parked out in front of it and so when I found out they had a website I was excited. I don’t pass by Speed Zone often so I figured I could keep track of all the cool cars they get via their website.

Turns out I was wrong, their website is a mess and contains practically no information whatsoever. I even checked the Arabic version of the site figuring it might be more complete and still ended up with nothing. It would be cool if they had a live webcam over looking their cars but thats asking to much when they don’t even have a photo gallery.

Also whats with the weird spelling and grammar. They have an animated flash saying “Speed Zone which you can’t catch up”. What does that mean?

Check this out also taken from their site:

prief about Speed Zone
This is Speed zone company on Kuwait which care about speed & luxury vehicles. we will provide the new cars, motorcycle and their spare parts which will give you the optimal performance and speed, so don’t miss our site it would be up to date with the new stuff so catch it up or you will miss it with speed zone.

I really hope they fix things because they do get some really cool cars all the time and their site isn’t doing them any justice. [Link]


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Rescue 777 Sucks

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I just got the following email from a reader:

AbdulAziz wrote:
I’m a frequent visitor of your how shall I put it colorful site in both topics and presentation. I was shocked to see the topic about the Harley crash … I was the first to witness the accident the guy was right in front of me when he flipped due to bad judgment by the lady merging onto the street …. However, I called the emergency service 777 … just wana share my disappointing experience with them … it took 6 tones for them to answer keep in mind it should not take more then 1….. once they answered I Said guys a bike just flipped come over and make it quick on Khaleej Road opposite Hard Rock café…. They acknowledged and took my name incase it was a prank call …. They called back 8 minutes later and asked me if he needed an AMBULANCE …. Why the hell was I calling u …. After I emphized that he did they hanged up and called 10 mins later …. They asked where he was and said that they are at the place but there was no accident … I said again please check … they called and hanged up for about 15mins just double checking ….. anyways I got pissed and starting raising my voice …. Apparently they were at the HARD COOK restaurant and not Hard Rock.

Just wanted to share this with you … hopefully none of us would need their services.


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