The new Center for Knowledge and Culture in Saudi Arabia

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This rendering is of the new Center for Knowledge and Culture in Saudi Arabia. It still hasn’t built but the design just got approved and it looks like something from the future. Hovering cars wouldn’t look out of place in this shot. [Link]

via BoingBoing


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Its Ice Skating Time

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Ice Skating

With the temperature hitting 50 degrees there is only one place to go. [Link]


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Burger Review: Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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gourmet burger kitchen
The Best Burger in Kuwait Challenge
It’s been a while since my last burger review and I was hoping to start it off again with a great burger but that didn’t happen. I passed by Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) today for lunch, it was my first time and probably my last.

Their burger menu is pretty big with lots of different styles to choose from. I asked the waitress what their most popular burger was and she told me it was the Cajun Burger. She also told me they had a special offer now where they gave away a drink and fries with the burger. I thought that was cool and I went ahead and ordered it.

gourmet burger kitchen

The Cajun Burger is made up of Black-Angus beef, smoked chili mayo, salad, and Cajun relish. It didn’t take too long to arrive and at first glance it was disappointing. The burger looked very dry and unappetizing while the bread itself looked very poor and thin. It didn’t get any better from there. Once I had my first bite I realized that although looks can be deceiving, it wasn’t in this case. The burger didn’t taste good, the Cajun relish was slightly sweet and I didn’t think it went well with the chili mayo while the bun was the worst part. The upper half of the bun was very thin and was breaking apart while I was having the burger as if it was old. The burger was also pretty messy to eat which didn’t make things any better.

For a place like GBK which specializes in burgers its strange that their buns are so bad. Maybe GBK is a popular place in London but with strong local creations like The Burger Hub and Slider Station, GBK doesn’t have a chance here. I gave the burger a 1.5 out of 5. The burger patty was good but everything else around it wasn’t.

GBK is located in The Avenues and Marina Mall
The cost of the Cajun Burger is KD2.950


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CAMPER now in Kuwait

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CAMPER

I just found out today that CAMPER is open at The Avenues. Its been open for a month now but due to the fact its in a very concealed location I didn’t find out about it until now. I passed by it and was disappointed to see such a poor collection of mens shoes. Most of the popular models weren’t available and according to the salesman they won’t be getting any more models for the time being. CAMPER is located in Avenues Phase 2, under the new food court, right under the new Johnny Rockets that opened there.


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Girl Spinning on Escalator Railing

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Someone should try this at Sultan Center or the Airport and then send me the video to post! [YouTube]


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Plant Sense

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Plant Sense

This looks like an interesting gadget. Plant Sense is a device that will help you monitor your plants and in case it finds a problem it tells you how to solve it. The device comes in two parts, one plugs into your USB port and the other into your plant. Once the device gets the readings it uploads them onto the Plant Sense website where using a bunch of algorithms it can either recommend what plant you should grow or if you are already growing a plant it will tell you whats wrong with it and how to treat it. Yes its geeky but in a cool way. Costs $60. [Link]


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How to make Amazon display prices in KD

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Amazon in KD

I found out about this cool trick from SomeContrast back in February and its made my shopping experience on Amazon much more convenient. There is a script that works with FireFox that converts the prices on Amazon from US Dollars to Kuwaiti Dinars and then displays it for you right next to the original price. That saves you the hassle of trying to calculate how much an item costs in Dinars every time you find something.

I got the instructions for installing the script also from SomeContrast. Make sure you are using FireFox then do the following:

1) Install Greasemonkey
2) Install Amazon Local Currency Script

By default it will convert US Dollars to Israeli Shekels… you need to change that from the menu to Kuwaiti Dinars by entering the initials KWD. And thats it, pretty simple but practical.

Thanks SomeContrast!


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Dead Bats

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Dead Bat

I just saw two new Fasttelco ads and I think they are of really bad taste. The one above shows a dead bat bleeding while the other one shows a bat screaming in pain as it crashes through a window. These have to be the most horrendous ads Fasttelco have ever released. Check them out on ads2blog.com [Link]

Update: I just got an email from someone at Fasttelco telling me these ads were never and would never be released by them and that they were never approved. Ads2Blog have also updated the original post stating that the ad was done by an Art Director and “were never meant to see the light nor get published”. I guess that makes a lot more sense now. Its good to know Fasttelco haven’t completely lost it.


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My lift kit nearly here

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dpg kit

Back in February I posted about the upgrades I am planning to do for my Wrangler. In case you missed that post I am planning to give the Wrangler a 3.75 inch lift so I can fit 33 inch tires. Soon after that post I purchased the 5 tires from Hankook and ordered my black steel rims from the US. Then after that things kinda slowed down since I ended up traveling a lot and I decided to order the lift once I was back in Kuwait for a while.

Last month after coming back from Munich I placed an order for my full lift kit from DPG Offroad (pictured above) but since they didn’t have all the parts in stock I hate to wait a month for them to get the parts. Today I got an email informing me that all the parts are in and my kit is ready to ship. Tomorrow I will be contacting DHL here in Kuwait since they will be picking up my lift kit from DPG in the US and ship it to Kuwait. They offered me the best rate plus they would pick up the package from DPG themselves which is really practical. Hopefully I will have my lift by the middle of next month and then have AutoTech install it for me. I can’t wait!


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Ugly Maserati

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Maserati

This picture of the Maserati was taken in the UAE. If I was Maserati I would take the car back and give the owner back his money. [Link]

Thanks A&B


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