99% Real Eggs

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Egg Beaters

Eggs in liquid form, you buy them and they come in milk like cartons. All you need to do is open the carton and pour the egg out onto the pan and voilĂ ! Problem is it costs around KD2.500 at Sultan meaning you might as well pay that much and get the healthier organic eggs.


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My new car stereo

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Alpine IDA-X001 Jeep Wrangler

Today morning I got a surprise delivery, my stereo which had shipped from the US 3 days ago with U Shop We Ship had already arrived to Kuwait and cleared customs. It was my first time ordering from Crutchfield and I have to say they really are the best for purchasing car audio equipment from. With my Alpine iDA-X001 head unit they also provided me with everything I needed to install it into my Wrangler by myself including a face plate, wiring harness, antenna adapter and a step by step installation guide with pictures of my Jeep.

Alpine IDA-X001 Jeep Wrangler

I took both the Alpine wiring harness and the one that Crutchfield sent to connect it to my Jeep to a store in Hawalli to have them solder it together. Its a pretty easy job of just connecting wires of the same color together but I didn’t have a soldering iron so I let them do it for me. After having them solder the wiring harnesses together I went back home and took apart my Jeep’s dashboard and installed the head unit myself. It took me less than 30 minutes to have it up and running. This is what I love about the Wrangler, its such a simple car, I seriously think I could take it all apart using just a philips screwdriver.

The Alpine unit doesn’t play CD’s or tapes, it just connects to the iPod and from what I have seen so far it does an amazing job of it. I will post a full review after I try it out for a while but so far it looks like its going to be a positive one.

If anyone is planning on buying something from Crutchfield use the coupon code: p9w3q-2y6hc-2dssw
It will give you a $20 discount and I get a $20 credit.

Note to Wrangler owners: If you want the factory sub to work then you need to connect the Blue/White cable (Remote Turn-On) to the Blue cable instead of Blue to Blue. The Blue cable is for Power Antenna and so powers the sub only when you are tuned into the radio. The Blue/White cable sends power constantly so the factory sub will be powered when tuned into the radio AND when connected to the iPod or listening to a CD or whatever. This applies when installing any head unit not just the Alpine.


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Gucci in Bulk

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I woke up early today morning to take Nat to the Villa Moda sale. She had seen this purse two weeks ago which she liked and she figured with the 50% off it would be a much better deal. After not facing any major morning traffic, we arrived to Villa Moda early at 9:40AM to find a large crowd waiting outside the closed doors. We didn’t wait for too long though before the doors opened at 9:55 and the large crowd started rushing into the building. There wasn’t any running or shoving but everyone was moving pretty fast.

The most popular stores inside were Gucci, Prada and D&G in that order. The guys store was empty since there were practically no guys there, they were probably all still asleep like I should have been.

The most surprising thing was that woman weren’t buying an item or two, they were mostly buying in bulk. Its just crazy, I saw one woman with 8 Gucci bags, a few belts and small boxes probably filled with wallets and scarfs. I saw one woman buy the same bag in 3 different colors. It was unreal, everyone was just walking around with a handful of bags and shoes as if they were buying CDs from the discount bin.

It was an interesting experience and although some of you might disagree, 50% off is a lot and makes everything much more approachable. Of course there are exceptions, a 1000KD leather Prada jacket is still expensive even after a 50% discount but a 170KD Prada nylon jacket is now much more affordable at only 85KD. There were a ton of good deals and it does make sense getting there early. The sale is going to last till Monday so it might be worth passing by although I doubt there is much left.


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Villa Moda Sale

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Villa Moda will have a 50% sale starting today (Saturday) at 10AM. I don’t know how long the sale will last for but based on previous sales all the good stuff is usually gone on the first day.


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Lost Season 4 Trailer

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Its a short 35 second trailer not really showing much or hinting to anything. Season 4 starts in February. If you haven’t watched season 3 this might contain a spoiler. [YouTube]


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New Portishead music!

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Fuck, FINALLY! [YouTube]

The song above is called Peaches which is my favorite from the new stuff. Here are some more new songs all of which were recorded from a concert that was held last week.

Wicca
Hunter
Mystic
Machine Gun


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Axis of Evil Figurines

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Axis of Evil

Not the comedy group but the actual Axis of Evil. For $120 you can have your very own Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Kim Jung Kil, Osama Bin Laden and ghost of Saddam figurines! [Link]


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Cheap PlayStation 3’s

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PS3 Kuwait Sony

The Sony dealer is selling the 60GB PS3 for only KD135. According to the salesman at the Souk Sharq branch they also have an offer where you can get a 60GB PS3 with an extra controller and a game of your choice for KD139. Thats a pretty good deal.


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Bacon chocolate chip cookies with maple cinnamon glaze

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Bacon Cookies

This surprisingly looks delicious! [Link]


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Cafe Matik Sucks

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I am at the airport now waiting for my pane back to Kuwait. I just had lunch at Cafe Matik which I think is probably the most boring airport cafe in the world. Its always been this bad at the Beirut airport, for as long as I can remember there has always been a monopoly when it came to food at the airport here. The old restaurant at the old Kuwait airport is like 100 times better than this one. Anyway I am just sitting here watching people going by wishing there was a McDonalds for me to pig out at. (Posted from my Nokia e61i)


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