Gulfnews.com

Posted by Mark

If you are going to copy paste articles from blogs and put them on your website at least have the courtesy to link the original blog properly. Gulfnews had no problem copying and pasting my Faloda post onto their website but when it came to copying and pasting my blogs website address they misspelled it and it ended up as 248.am.com!

Its cool they are into blogs and actually publishing them on their website BUT I would do things differently. For one thing I would make the url’s for the blogs at the very least clickable. That way their readers could just click on the links and be taken to our sites helping us get more traffic.

The second thing is I wouldn’t copy and paste blog posts word for word and publish them like that on the site. Instead I would actually get one of the writers to summarize the articles (like we bloggers do) and then provide links to the original posts in case their readers want to read more. That way they would be supporting bloggers again by sending traffic their way.

The way Gulfnews has things set up now they aren’t sending any traffic to the blogs and instead are just using blogs to add more content to their own website. Thats basically stealing since they are taking articles without permission and then not giving anything back in return.

As I said its cool that they are into blogs but I would take things a step further and actually try to support bloggers by sending traffic to them.

Make sure you check their blogs section at gu.lf.news.com


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Recipe: Nutella Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted by Mark

Nutella

As a Nutella freak I found this recipe on how to make Nutella ice cream interesting. Although I was expecting the process to be easier, like just shoving a Nutella jar into the freezer but it urns out its more complicated then that. Still if someone has the time this might be a worth while project. Step by step instructions plus a full list of items needed are listed. [Link]


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Watch Intro Clips of 1980s Cartoons

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Over 80 intros to cartoons from the 80’s including Gummi Bears, My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Snorks, Bionic Six (my fav), Care Bears and more. [Link]


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Guide to lacing

Posted by Mark

shoelaces

15 different ways to set up your shoe laces. My favorite is the one above called the N Lattice. If you are into sneakers you should probably also bookmark the site. [Link ]


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Faloda

Posted by Mark

faloda

The best thing about summer is KDD Silver ice cream.
The second best thing about summer is Faloda sorbet.
The third best thing about summer is Sunkist orange drink.

Faloda, also spelt Faloodeh or Faludeh and is a Persian sorbet made of thin frozen noodles. Its pretty strange but tastes amazing. Really refreshing plus you can add either lemon or rose water to it for extra flavor.

The place I get my Faloda from is located in Kuwait City, opposite Al Rayya mall and under the Baba Taher Iranian restaurant. I think the place that sells it is called Marafie. A small sized portion will set you back 250fils which is the same cost as regular ice cream.

According to Wikipedia, Faloda is one of the earliest forms of frozen desserts, existing as early as 400 BCE.


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The Worst Movies Ever

Posted by Mark

I could watch the “Worst Stunt” Indian movie over and over!!

[YouTube]

note: Seems Shark Attack 3 has a cult status! [Link]

note2: Here is the clip of the Indian movie by itself [YouTube]
The movie is called Alluda Majaka and stars Chiranjeevi.
I am sure this movie is available in Kuwait. Hopefully it has English subtitles.


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Microsoft Surface Parody

Posted by Mark

“One day your computer will be a big ass table”

[YouTube]

note: this video is a parody of this [Link]


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Flat tire(s)

Posted by Mark

pilot sport sp2

Today I had a flat tire AND a flat spare! The worst part though was trying to find four tires for my car. I went to the Canada Dry street and went to all the main dealers and they were mostly out of stock with the good stuff. In the end I managed to get the last two Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 available and I reserved two more that should arrive to Kuwait sometime in July. I reserved two tires, thats like the most ridiculous thing!


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Whats in her hijab?

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A while back I noticed some girls were wearing their hijab in a way that makes them look like coneheads. A friend told me it was a new trend and that the way the girls got their “conehead look” was by using cans of Pringles and toilet paper rolls.

Today while browsing I found this funny post on Erzulie’s blog where she drew a girl in hijab and lets us guess whats under it. I guessed option (D). [Link]


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Dancing at Virgin

Posted by Mark

A silly video thats being passed about by bluetooth.. and now YouTube. By the way whats up with all the secret service lookalike security guards at Virgin? First time I saw them I thought there was a VIP in the store.

[YouTube]


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