Back from the dentist

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dentist

Just got back from the dentist, I had to get some scaling done. The dentist tells me I need to pass by every 3 months but I keep telling him its such an awful experience that I need at least a year to forget about it before I could come back. He is a cool dentist and has a sense of humor which is why I keep going back to him. For anyone who’s interested I go to the Bayan Dental Center in Salmiya opposite Sultan Center. I forgot which blogger recommended I visit them, maybe it was Zaydoun. They are really great.


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Geo

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Its been a long time since I last posted about Geo (our dog). Geo is doing ok, he is a year and a half old but still thinks he is a 4 month old puppy who wants to play the whole time none stop. On Friday afternoons we are taking him to this desert like area so he could run around and stretch his legs. If I had a garden I would have definitely gotten another puppy, a mini Geo that way he would have someone to play with the whole time. He is so dopey.


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Lexus + Pontiac = Huanghai

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A Chinese car maker called Huanghai Auto has copied borrowed designs from the Pontiac Torrent and Lexus RX350 and combined them to create one car, the Huanghai NCV. Should be available in Hawalli soon. [Link]

via autoblog


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Boat Show Pictures

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kuwait boat show

I changed my plans and am now going to the boat show tomorrow, but a friend of mine Stallion, passed by yesterday and has posted about his experience. He also took a ton of pictures, day and night shots which you can check out also on his blog. [Link]


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Inisde a magic 8-ball

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magic 8 ball

I have one of these in my office and I always assumed the whole inside was filled with liquid and that a bunch of little pyramid shaped objects had the words of wisdom on them. Turns out I was way wrong. [Link]

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What I am craving

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defender

Currently I am craving a Land Rover Defender. I found a website of this guy who bought a 1991 white defender and then fixed it up nicely. I want to do the same thing, I found a Defender on Q8car.com selling for like KD2,500. I am sure the price is negotiable and I am also sure I can find even cheaper Defenders elsewhere if I look. What I feel like doing is buying one and then just spending time on it. My biggest obstacle of course is Nat, she really really hates the Defender. Here is a link to the website where a guy refurbished his Defender. [Link]

update: just found out from a friend that his friend just bought the white Defender last week for KD1,750!


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The Hungry Bunny Commercial!!

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I found this on Ma6aba’s blog who found it on Thekrayat’s blog. Now if only someone can upload the Pizza Italia commercial and some Kids R Us footage!

[YouTube]


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Delta Farce

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Delta Farce

Delta Farce looks like its going to be the funniest movie of the year. Actually second funniest, the funniest is still Black Sheep. [Trailer]


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The Corolla Experience

Posted by Mark

toyota corolla

As some of you already know, I am currently driving a Toyota Corolla rental car until my cars repairs get completed. I am extremely shocked and surprised by the Corolla. I was in no way expecting it to be like this. The car is in a league of its own, its right on top of my list as the worst car I have ever driven!

First of all to be honest I didn’t know they still made cars this slow. The acceleration from 0 to 100 in the Corolla takes like 30 minutes, its unbearably slow. It also feels like an electric car because the engine it so tiny and weak it makes practically no sound. Lets not even talk about the max speed of the car which I am assuming I would require a 500km long traffic free drag strip to be able to hit.

Another big problem with the car is that no other car respects it. In the past three days I have been cut off more times then the past 6 years combined! People just don’t care if I am occupying a lane or not its as if the Corolla is just invisible, and it is! If you are planning on tailing someone this is the car to be in, it has no personality at all and such a generic look that no way will you be spotted!

Fuel consumption is good, KD1 fills up half the tank and that has lasted me like 3 days now but who cares about fuel consumption when you have an oil refinery in your back yard. The cars ergonomics are also terrible, I am 186cm tall and yet have to stretch really far out all the way just so I can increase or decrease the volume on the radio. I don’t think I can even reach the right side of the radio without unbuckling my seatbelt and moving into the passenger seat!

Yes its a Toyota and I am sure a lot of you are going to defend the Corolla by saying its a very reliable car and its cheap but thats no excuse, there are a lot of other cars similarly priced with more power and better looks (Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda3). Renting the car is cheap at KD6 a day so thats why I am stuck with it but I would never ever buy this car or recommend it to anyone. No offense to anyone who owns this car already, I am guessing you bought it because of reliability and high resale value, two factors that don’t interest me.


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Weng Weng!!

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I just found out about this famous Filipino midget action star called Weng Weng from BoingBoing, and I watched a few clips and they are unbelievably ridiculous!

Weng Weng Beats Guys Up… Again!
Weng-Weng Fight Lunacy
Weng Weng Kills Samurai’s
Weng Weng as Agent 00
Weng Weng Uses His Poisonous Darts
Weng Weng Kicks Ass


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