Are you bored?

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Here are things to do at home when you are bored. Luckily I have never reached a point where I was bored enough to actually attempt these. [Link]


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Slow Day

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The internets are internet is boring today.

note: originally had it as “the internets” but didn’t think anyone would get it


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Have a Great Shani Day!

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Have you gotten your loved one a Shani today?

Thanks to K.theKuwaiti for reminding me its Shani Day today.


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Blay Boy Dog

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Oscar Torrents

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Download any film that is up for an Oscar. It can’t get easier then this. [Link]

note: site has instructions for torrent virgins


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Redesigned Donuts

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Today I got a surprise call from Go Nuts Donuts. Turns out they read some of the feedback some of you left about their heart shaped donuts and they ended up changing them. They sent me a dozen to check out and they are now basically more colorful then the first version plus they came in a special valentines box.


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Autism 6th Annual Charity Bazar

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I always enjoy bazars so I will most probably be going to this one. This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the annual Autism Charity Bazar will be held in Kuwait City. Its for a good cause so if you can make it do so. Its from 10AM to 1PM and then again from 5PM to 9PM.

Here is a scan of the flyer which also includes a map:
Front of flyer
Back of flyer


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British Council Job Openings

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Teachers
Do you have a first degree?
Are you CELTA qualified (or equivalent)?
Have you got 2+ years of TEFL experience?
Are you a native English speaker?

If so:
Please send your CV to
TCR@kw.britishcouncil.org


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Pierre Marcolini

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Yesterday I took a day off work so I could go to the Pierre Marcolini event at Hilton. It started off with lunch at Teatro followed by a chocolate presentation at the Song Bird cafe at 2PM. The presentation which I thought would be boring turned out to be pretty cool and informative. It was like watching an episode on Discovery Channel on how chocolate is made except the presenter was Pierre Marcolini himself. I guess it was like watching the Teutul family talk about how they made choppers minus all the shouting and banging.

I now understand the difference between good chocolate and bad chocolate. The presentation was a walk through on how Pierre Marcolini chocolate is made. It turns out they are the only ones in Belgium who actually create chocolate starting from the cocoa beans all the way to the chocolate bar. Its a long process but in the end you get the best product. They even passed around chocolate in its various unfinished stages so we could smell and at one point taste.

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Once the presentation was over me and Nat went up to Pierre and had a little chat with him. Since he only spoke French, Nat was my translator. I made her ask him if he had a favorite commercial chocolate like Crunch, Mars, Twix etc.. He replied telling her that he didn’t eat commercial chocolate but every now and then he would try new products just out of curiosity. He also told her he does like eating chocolate from small chocolatiers in France and Italy. We then asked him what he thought of Kuwait. He told us he had just been in Japan and now he was in Kuwait and the difference in culture is huge and he loves that. He said he loves experiencing new cultures because he learns new things. For example now that he has visited Kuwait he is considering making chocolate with coffee.

He was a very friendly guy with good sense of humor so the whole thing was really enjoyable. In the end they gave us some chocolates as a thank you for coming gift and we then left the place. It was a cool experience and I am glad I went.


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Chocolate Covered Bacon

Posted by Mark

The title says it all. [Link]


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