Biella, where art thou?

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Biella

I went to Biella at Marina crescent today for lunch when to my surprise I found it had closed. According to a Krispy Kreme employee, Biella closed down and will open up again in two months time under new management. I didn’t think there were any problems with the place while it was open. I was frequenting it on a weekly basis and its one of my favorite restaurants in Kuwait, their seafood dishes are extremely good and they aren’t stingy with their portions at all. Anyone know what went wrong?


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Audi R8 Kuwait Launch

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Audi R8

Marzouq was at the Audi R8 launch yesterday and he took some pictures. I heard the car is going to be priced around KD43,000. [Link]


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Nine Inch Nails here I come!

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I just bought two tickets for the Nine Inch Nails and Foo Fighters concert that will be held on August 22nd in Dublin. August 22nd is my birthday which is perfect timing plus I have never been to Ireland before so it should be fun.

Only thing I am worried about is getting the tickets. My shipping and billing address had to be the same while paying for the tickets so I used my regular unreliable Kuwait PO Box. I hope it doesn’t get lost in the mail…

update: I spoke to Ticket Master about my problem and they will now no longer mail me the tickets but instead I will be able to pick it up from the box office.


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Currently listening to…

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Nine Inch Nails – Right where it belongs [YouTube]

I was also listening to Nine Inch Nails – Beside you in time [YouTube]
This is the coolest song on their live concert DVD because near the end of it when the song builds up to the peak, Trent Reznor interacts with the huge projection display in what has to be one of the coolest moment in any live concert. If you don’t want to watch the whole song just forward to 3:30 and wait for him to smash the screen.


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MTC and BlackBerry

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K.thekuwaiti has a detailed write up on what is BlackBerry and the packages MTC are offering. If you are interested check out his blog. [Link]


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Online grocery shopping in Kuwait

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I prefer passing by an actual supermarket to buy my groceries but this could be an attractive solution for people who don’t have the time to physically go and shop.

There are two local online grocery stores that I know of, taw9eel.com and foodkuwait.com. Foodkuwait.com requires you to sign up and login before you can do your shopping which is really stupid. Taw9eel.com on the other hand allows you to browse their products before you decide to sign up or order.


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Google Images Quietly Adds Face Filter

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This is a cool feature. It seems you can now make Google Images search for pictures of just faces. There isn’t a command available yet in the user interface but if you append &imgtype=face to the end of your search result url, it will filter the images and just display the ones that are of faces.

For example try these two links:

A search for images of Kuwait
http://images.google.com/images?q=kuwait

Same search for images of Kuwait but with the faces filter
http://images.google.com/images?q=kuwait&imgtype=face

Its slightly geeky but still cool. Check out this site for more details. [Link]


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How the Pentagon Got Its Shape

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An interesting article detailing the way The Pentagon (US Department of Defence) building became a pentagon. [Link]


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Review: Noodle Factory

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noodle factory

Not going to spend to much time on this review since there isn’t much to talk about. I had lunch at the newly opened Noodle Factory in the Avenues and I really didn’t like it. Me and my friend ordered the following:

Cantonese Duck Roll (KD1.950)
Peking Fish Ravioli (KD2.250)
Malaysian Char Kuey Chow with Beef (KD2.900)
Kung Pao Chili Prawns (KD3.950)
Vegetable Rice (KD0.900)
Indonesian Nasi Goreng (KD2.500)
2 Pepsi (KD1.500)
7up (KD0.750)
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Total: KD16.700

Everything we had was bland and tasteless and there really wasn’t anything we ordered that I actually liked. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that I was planning on having a milkshake from D*lush when we were done.

Would I go back? No I won’t. Do I think it will be successful? No I don’t. Final score 2 out of 5. Two points because the location is good, waitress was friendly and the place is nicely designed.


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BMW M1

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bmw m1

Yesterday I dropped my car at the BMW dealer because some parts I had ordered arrived. While there I spotted a really cool looking car that looked like an old Lotus. Turned out it was a BMW M1. The car was made between 1978-1981 and it looked like it was in excellent condition. At that moment I was like I need to have that car. Of course I didn’t know how much a vintage car like that cost. I just checked online and the cheapest one I found was for $91,000. What a cool car though.

bmw m1


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