Sharq the Movie

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I found this movie trailer on K.thekuwaiti’s blog. Its a movie made in Kuwait and from the looks of the trailer it looks pretty cool. Although the plot is really cliche, “six kids have the adventure of their lifetime” the fact that its about six Kuwaiti kids in Kuwait makes it special.

There is another movie I heard that was good called “Shabab Cool”. I was told it was about street racing in Kuwait and that it got banned from the movies here.

By the way, the movie Sharq is directed by Erik Sandoval. The only Sandoval I know is Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star. I wonder if he is related to her?


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Red SLK – Day 1

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SLK 200

Today afternoon I went picked up a red Mercedes SLK from the dealer so I could review it over the weekend. Originally I was supposed to get the G55 but it was out with a potential buyer so I got the SLK instead. Which by the way isn’t a disappointment at all since the weather is perfect for a convertible.

I have had a crush on the SLK for a long time now but the original one, the first model that came out was a bit girlish while the new model looks more aggressive. They gave me the SLK200 which is the low end version of the car meaning no power seats, no navigation and the smallest engine but all that really doesn’t matter when flying down the Gulf Road with the roof down.

The first thing I did once I drove out of the dealers lot was to bring down the hard top with a click of a button. My Wrangler needs like 15 minutes and 2 people to be able to remove the roof and here I was sitting in my car and with a flick of a switch, 30 seconds later the roof was off. How I love technology. I am extremely disappointed that BMW still use soft tops which I really hate.

SLR dealer

The color of the SLK is red which matches my Ducati nicely. It was dark by the time I picked up the car so I couldn’t take any decent pictures so I will take better ones tomorrow. While at the dealer waiting to pick up the car I spotted an SLR on display. I was surprised they were displaying it since I thought you needed to order the car. The price is KD150,000 which the dealer assured me is a good deal since it was previously priced at KD165,000. Thats still a bit over my budget.


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Burger Company in Salmiya

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Burger Company

On my way back to my car after leaving The ONE I spotted the new Burger Company location. Its not bad but looks small. Its located next to the large parking lot outside The ONE.


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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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