Photos from the 2007 Kuwait Motor Show

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I haven’t had the chance to pass by the motor show yet but yo_ghurt has a ton of pictures on his flickr account which you can check by clicking [Here]


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Airplane Oops! Situations

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plane oops

An interesting collection of photos but I wish there was some information attached to every image. [Link]


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Make the Gulf Road safer with flexible lamp posts

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I think Kuwait should replace the dangerous lamp posts on the Gulf Road with these flexible and much more safer ones. I posted about this 2 years ago but I didn’t have a video to accompany my post but I just found it now on YouTube so I thought I would share it with everyone. The safer lamp posts cost more but its not like Kuwait is going broke anytime soon. [YouTube]

Here is a link to my original post. [Link]


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20 speeding tickets?!?!

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speeding tickets

What the hell?! I was just checking my traffic violations online and I have 20 fucking speeding tickets which add up to KD650! Why doesn’t anyone call to tell me something like “Hi Mark, we’ve noticed you’ve gotten 5 speeding tickets and we just wanted to call and tell you to start driving slower so you don’t get anymore. Drive safely have a good day”. Seriously what the hell…

Note: You can check your fines [Here]


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Can you say CHEEEESE

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Posted in the forum a few days ago by izgerty. I think its really cheesy. [YouTube]


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Tip of the day

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Badar Al Badoor + Motorbike helmet = Gas chamber


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I feel like Michael Knight

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casio calculator

I passed by Casio to get my new cheap retro watch and although they had literally over a hundred models, only a handful had the retro look. I ended up going with the Casio DBC-32 which is packed with features including a calculator, data storage for up to 25 names with numbers and my favorite feature, Auto Light. Basically every time I lift up my watch to see what time it is the watch lights up. I wanted to go with the simpler cheaper watches which I posted about previously but they looked really small on my wrist. My two current watches are pretty big so I needed a Casio that was as big and the calculator version was just perfect. The watch did exceed my KD5 budget since it cost KD6.100. In a weeks time I will post a review about the watch although I can already foresee some issues including the fact that the watch isn’t waterproof, its water resistant which sucks. You would think by now they would have figured out how to waterproof watches. [Link]


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Cheap Casio

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Cheap Casio

I was just checking Cool Hunting and noticed they were recommending a retro looking digital watch as a Christmas gift. This got me in the mood for one of those watches so tomorrow I am going to pass by Casio and check and see what watches they have under KD3. Only problem is I am trying to figure out if I should go with rubber or metal band, I am assuming the metal band might cost more then KD3, maybe KD4 or something…


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Asus Eee

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Asus Eee

When I posted about the Nokia N810 the other day Cajie made me aware of a better alternative, the Asus Eee PC. I hadn’t heard of it up till then and I don’t know how since its probably the perfect portable laptop. Its tiny with a screen measuring 7inches, it has a fully QWERTY keyboard, built in wifi, built in digital camera and it boots in under 10 seconds. The laptop comes pre-installed with a version of Linux that contains firefox, open office and a bunch of other softwares although you can install Windows XP if you really want although I see no reason to. The best part? It costs only $399! I placed an order for one on Amazon but it seems like there is a waiting list. Oh and for those of you interested, my Knight Rider is in Kuwait just stuck in customs. Anyway here is the link to the Asus Eee product page on Amazon.
[Amazon Link]

Picture by dalelane


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Review: Cheeburger Cheeburger

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Chee Burger

I got an email today from a reader informing me of a new burger place that opened up called Cheeburger Cheeburger. Its an American chain that opened up their first international branch here in Kuwait last month and according to their website, their burger was voted the best burger in 28 cities. The problem was where they opened up their location, Souk Salmiya. I hate that place, its probably one of the worst designed malls in Kuwait containing some of the crappiest stores and its always over crowded and parking is always nearly impossible to find. Still, I decided it might be worth the visit and so after work I headed straight to Cheeburger Cheeburger.

The place is located on the top floor in the food court and their location is surprisingly pretty big. The interior is themed like Johnny Rockets which is the 1940’s-50’s style although I doubt they copied Johnny since both restaurants launched around the same time back in 1986. When I got the menu I noticed they had a limited time special offer going on where 1/3 lb burger with fries and coke was priced at KD2.250 while everything else on the menu had 25% off. I decided to go with their combo and I ordered a side order of onion rings with dipping sauce. The way you order the burger at Cheeburger is you choose the thickness of the burger, you then choose the type of cheese you want on it (they have 8 kinds) and then you choose what toppings you want and if you want any certain sauce. I didn’t get too creative with mine since it was my first time, I just went with swiss cheese, ketchup, tomato and lettuce.

A few minutes after placing my order my coke arrived and it was in a jar! I thought that was pretty creative since I don’t recall ever getting my softdrink in anything but a cup. While waiting for my appetizers I noticed a bunch of Trivial Pursuit cards on the table near the salt and pepper shakers. At first I assumed that some kid had left them behind but then I noticed every table had a bunch of cards. Turns out they have them there for the customers to entertain themselves with while they wait for their food to arrive.

The first thing the waitress brought me were my onion rings and fries followed shortly after with my burger. The onion rings were skinny but delicious, the dipping sauce had a lot to do with it. Anyone who’s had the awesome blossom at Chili’s will recognize the sauce immediately, I love it. The fries were good but nothing to set it apart from the competition. My burger, well I can’t imagine it being voted the best burger in 28 cities. It wasn’t bad, on the contrary it was good, it just wasn’t special. Thats probably my fault though since I went pretty safe with the toppings. The bread was good, the meat was good, it was everything else in the burger that didn’t stand out. Maybe next time I could try their one pound burger, according to their website if you can finish it they would put your picture up on the wall and I can’t imagine it being that difficult to finish.

The place in general wasn’t disappointing, they had a lot of little things that made it special and thats what I liked about the place. For example nyone who’s eaten at Johnny Rockets knows how crap their paper napkins are, they are too tiny and too thin. Well at Cheeburger Cheeburger their paper napkins are kitchen paper rolls which is fantastic. I know napkins aren’t usually important in a restaurant review but I just wanted to use it as an example of the little things I am talking about. My biggest disappointment in the place is the location and location is everything. I hate Souk Salmiya and I know I am not the only one. If Cheeburger Cheeburger was open at say Marina Mall or in Jahra then I would go back again over and over but sadly I doubt I would go back to Souk Salmiya unless I really had to. If it was located anywhere else it would most probably get a 4 out of 5 but because its in Souk Salmiya I am giving it a 3. My bill came out to be KD3.150 which I think is a steal. You can check out their menu by clicking [Here]


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