Blazer on Fire

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blazer on fire

Was approaching Seef Palace today when I noticed smoke and some traffic. When I got closer I saw a Blazer smoking and a bunch of guys trying to put the fire out. I guess the fire extinguisher law can come handy once every blue moon.


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SLK – Day 2

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slk red 200

Today the weather started off perfect. In the morning I went riding with Marzouq on my bike and then in the afternoon drove around in the SLK with the roof down. Its a lot of fun driving around in a roadster convertible, so fun that I didn’t want to even park the car somewhere so I could take shots for the blog.

I was cruising on the Gulf Road with Nat by my side when I spotted k.thekuwaitis car on the other side of the road heading the opposite way. He then called me up and we decided to meet up on the side of the road. Thats when I took the camera out to take shots of the car or else I would have kept on driving.

slk

The SLK although having the small 1.8 liter engine doesn’t feel too slow on the road. The acceleration feels fast and I thought the car was actually faster then my beemer but to my surprise when I checked the stats online turns out the SLK actually is 1.1 seconds slower from 0-100. I guess with the roof down and the sound of the engine blasting it exaggerates the impression of speed.

So far I am really enjoying the car. Its both compact and a convertible so its a lot of fun. Best thing of course is the hard top. Once the weather got really dusty it took a click of a button to put the top back up and just like that its not a convertible anymore, it was a coupe with a hard roof.


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Campaign ME shuts down

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campaign me

I have posted about Campaign ME numerous times before since its my favorite regional advertising publication. Last week the Campaign ME advertising awards got canceled and no explanation was given which sucked since my agency was tipped as being “Creative Agency of the Year”. Rumors then started flying around that the publication was going to close down and it seems the rumors are true.

I just read an article on mediaME which shed more light into this story. It seems Haymarket, a UK based firm that holds the license for Campaign ME, has pulled the license from IITP the current publishing house of Campaign ME.

It really sucks that they did that. Campaign ME, you will be missed.


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Sharq the Movie

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I found this movie trailer on K.thekuwaiti’s blog. Its a movie made in Kuwait and from the looks of the trailer it looks pretty cool. Although the plot is really cliche, “six kids have the adventure of their lifetime” the fact that its about six Kuwaiti kids in Kuwait makes it special.

There is another movie I heard that was good called “Shabab Cool”. I was told it was about street racing in Kuwait and that it got banned from the movies here.

By the way, the movie Sharq is directed by Erik Sandoval. The only Sandoval I know is Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star. I wonder if he is related to her?


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Red SLK – Day 1

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SLK 200

Today afternoon I went picked up a red Mercedes SLK from the dealer so I could review it over the weekend. Originally I was supposed to get the G55 but it was out with a potential buyer so I got the SLK instead. Which by the way isn’t a disappointment at all since the weather is perfect for a convertible.

I have had a crush on the SLK for a long time now but the original one, the first model that came out was a bit girlish while the new model looks more aggressive. They gave me the SLK200 which is the low end version of the car meaning no power seats, no navigation and the smallest engine but all that really doesn’t matter when flying down the Gulf Road with the roof down.

The first thing I did once I drove out of the dealers lot was to bring down the hard top with a click of a button. My Wrangler needs like 15 minutes and 2 people to be able to remove the roof and here I was sitting in my car and with a flick of a switch, 30 seconds later the roof was off. How I love technology. I am extremely disappointed that BMW still use soft tops which I really hate.

SLR dealer

The color of the SLK is red which matches my Ducati nicely. It was dark by the time I picked up the car so I couldn’t take any decent pictures so I will take better ones tomorrow. While at the dealer waiting to pick up the car I spotted an SLR on display. I was surprised they were displaying it since I thought you needed to order the car. The price is KD150,000 which the dealer assured me is a good deal since it was previously priced at KD165,000. Thats still a bit over my budget.


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Burger Company in Salmiya

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Burger Company

On my way back to my car after leaving The ONE I spotted the new Burger Company location. Its not bad but looks small. Its located next to the large parking lot outside The ONE.


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The ONE Sale

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my new couch

The ONE furniture store in Marina Mall started their sale today. The first day is invite only and Nat was able to get an invite so we decided to pass by. The invite said that the “private” event starts at 6:30 and we got there right on time. When we parked the car Nat started walking fast towards The ONE, I told her to slow down since its not like there was going to be a long line of people waiting to go in like you would find outside Walmart on the morning of Black Friday.

We got to the entrance and as I expected it was empty, but once we walked in it was a completely different story. It was just chaos! We could barely move and everyone was rushing around and pushing and shoving. We quickly started walking around looking for stuff to get. We found this couch that looked cool and selling for like KD119 after discount but while we were deciding if we wanted it or not someone came and bought it. We then quickly scrambled around looking for another couch. Finally we found one lying on a top shelf and priced only KD97 after discount. We quickly found an employee and told them we needed two. We then went down to the cashier area to pay and there was a really long line there. It was extremely unorganized and believe it or not the biggest problem was the lack of enough shopping carts and baskets.

Anyway we paid for the two couches and we also got a dresser for the bedroom. Now we are hoping the couch will turn out to be comfortable and the size not too big. We couldn’t try the couch nor check the size because it was parked on the top shelf. We also didn’t want to spend too much time thinking about it because we didn’t want someone else to buy it instead. We were lucky even since there were only 2 in stock, one on display and one in storage.

They are supposed to deliver the couches on Sunday, once they do will take pictures and share them here. I really hope they turn out to be cool.


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Back to Shoo? Shawerma?

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I got an email yesterday from the owner of Shoo? Shawerma asking me to go back and try their shawermas now. He had read my extremely negative review of Shoo? Shawerma and decided to explain the situation to me.

It turns out they had a problem with the shawerma master and they ended up firing him and replacing him with a new more qualified guy. He also told me the reason their shawermas are more expensive then other places is because most places uses Indian beef which is 600fils a KG while they use Brazilian beef which is KD1.300 a KG. But with the firing of the shawerma master they decreased the shawerma price down to 300fils and they changed the menu.

So next time I go to Sultan Center I will pass by Shoo? Shawerma and give it another shot and then either update my review or keep it the same.


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Cheesy Viagra Clone Infomercial

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This is a video of a really cheesy infomercial from Egypt. Its a Viagra competitor.


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Girly Water Towers

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Don Veto just posted a picture of the newly decorated Water Towers. I passed by the one on the 5th ring road last week and I was surprised to see it decorated like this. I really hope its only temporary because of National Day cuz I think these lights make the towers look really girly.


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