Get traffic updates with #q8traffic

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Before you leave to your destination check #q8traffic on Twitter for the latest traffic updates. [Link]

If you are a Twitter user you can contribute by placing #q8traffic in your tweet.


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Doctor attacked at a hospital in Kuwait

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I first saw this video on q8blackmarket a few days ago but just got around to viewing it after seeing it on Frankoms blog. For those of you who don’t speak Arabic what happens in the video is that a woman goes to see a doctor at a local hospital, she enters the room but then leaves shortly after very upset. She heads to the security department and files a complaint (they never tell us what the complaint was) but it seems it wasn’t a big deal because security never left their desk. She got more upset and called a guy who comes to the hospital and attacks the doctor and then escapes. All of this is caught on security cameras and what is very troubling is the fact that security didn’t stop the attacker. Watch the video. [YouTube]


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Medieval Helpdesk

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A very funny short click of the IT guy equivalent back during medieval times. A guy has trouble using a book so he calls for help. [YouTube]


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IKEA Heights

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IKEA Heights is a drama series shot entirely in the Burbank California IKEA Store without the store knowing. It’s a very cool idea put together by some creative people with a lot of free time on their hands. So far they’ve created 5 episodes which you can view [Here]


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Event: Introduction to Kuwait 2009

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British Business in Kuwait is holding an introduction to Kuwait event tomorrow (Tuesday, 13th October) at the Hilton Hotel. According to the flier it’s a free event and 70 companies are participating. If you’re interested in attending, the event is from 6:30PM to 10PM. Here is the flier [PDF]

Thanks Desert Girl


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World’s largest puzzle in Kuwait

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Someone in Kuwait is putting together the largest puzzle in the world. It’s made up of 24,000 pieces and they’re currently half way through. [YouTube]

They sell this puzzle set on Amazon for KD65. [Amazon Link]


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My Tamiya FJ Cruiser CR-01… done!

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It’s been nearly a month since I got my Tamiya FJ and just a few moments ago I finished building it. It took some time because I had to paint the body and ended up messing up the job, I then had to wait for the motor and electronic speed controller to arrive from the States and finally tonight I just had to source one more small part locally and get some wires soldered onto the motor. I’m now done with it, I tidied up all the wiring and my FJ is finally ready for a crawling session. I missed out on one last Friday because my car wasn’t ready but this Friday I am going and will take some pictures once I do.

Update: Here is a picture I took this morning


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Fire at Al Hamra Tower… Tomorrow

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Tomorrow their will be a huge fire on the 61st floor of the Al Hamra Tower which is the soon to be tallest building in Kuwait. I can’t see the future but a reader emailed me telling me they will be testing the firefighting capabilities tomorrow. I didn’t quite understand if they will be testing the actual firefighters capabilities to fight a fire in a high-rise or if they’re testing the fire readiness of the building. In any case if you see smoke tomorrow you know why.

Thanks Ba3ks

Update: The exercise took place today but I don’t have any pictures so if you do send it in.


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STDs and HIV Testing

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Someone emailed me an interesting question today which I thought I would ask here:

…I was wondering where can someone go and get tested for all types of STDs and HIV here in Kuwait… would really appreciate your help…

I never thought about that before. I am guessing private clinics? The thing is if you do get your test back and you’re HIV positive does the clinic have to inform the ministry or do they keep your results confidential?


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They built it, but no one came

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This is a very beautifully shot documentary on the South China Mall, the worlds largest shopping mall. To give you an idea on how big the mall is, the largest mall we have in Kuwait is Avenues and that isn’t even in the top 10 list of largest malls. Dubai Mall on the other hand is the 4th largest shopping mall in the world, the South China Mall is literally twice as big as the Dubai Mall. The problem? Only 12 stores have been occupied out of the 1,500 the shopping mall has.

It’s a 13 minute long documentary but you don’t have to watch all of it although it would be hard to stop. Here is the [Link]


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