Only in Kuwait

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Nibaq: I am thinking of getting a 360
K: Ferrari?
Nibaq: No an Xbox


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Avenues Cinema

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Avenues Cinema

Last night was the launch for the movie theater at Avenues which I think its the largest one in Kuwait. According to their press release there are 11 theaters in total including 2 VIP theaters. The ticket for the VIP theater costs KD6, has only 22 seats, personal service and electric lazy boys with built in massagers. Although the theater launched last night, it will officially open to the public on the first day of Eid. Ahmad Helmi will be there also for the premier of his new movie but I’ve never heard of him so I don’t know if thats a big deal or not.

Avenues Cinema

Also I was reading yesterday on Hilaliya’s blog that the movie The Kingdom is banned from playing in Kuwait. I hope that doesn’t turn out to be true because I was looking forward to watching it.


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Alshaya in Moscow

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starbucks moscow

I was just checking the Alshaya website for info on their new Italian restaurant when I found an article on the first Starbucks that opened up in Moscow last month. It was a joint venture between M.H. Alshaya Co. and Starbucks Coffee International. I thought that was pretty cool. [Link]

Still can’t find any info though on their new restaurant. A friend told me they opened up an Italian restaurant in The Avenues and supposedly its really good.


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Techno Viking

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Good music and cool viking. I really need to start working out. [YouTube]

Thanks Lexicon


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Jaccuzzi au sommet du Mont-Blanc

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A bunch of climbers took a portable jacuzzi up to the top of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps, and took a soak.

I didn’t know if I should file this under the sports category or not.. [Link]

via kottke


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Job Vacancy

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A friend of mine asked me if I could post this job vacancy ad:

We are looking for two persons to join our retail operation (he or
she) for the following positions:

APR Development Coordinator
To coordinate and communicate with Apple Middle East & Europe on the apple center development and implementation, a lot of reading on guidelines and implementing them, doing some casual marketing, follow-up with me on the latest development, training the apple centers employees on the latest technologies form apple and marketing techniques .. etc.

Designer
To design and create in house flyers, brochures, booklets, merchandising .. etc for our apple center operation. Helping in the design of our web page.

Marketing Executive
To help in the marketing of Apple products in Kuwait and coordinate Apple special events.

If interested send an email to jobs.q8.2007@gmail.com


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Travel Software

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I know a lot of people will be traveling to Europe during the Eid so I just wanted to share some handy travel software that will work on Nokia phones and in some cases other smartphones, iPods and PDA’s.

I already previously posted about A-Z Maps which I purchased before I traveled to London for the first time last month. It was an incredibly easy to use software which allowed me to navigate London very easily as if I had been there before. The company has maps for other cities also including Paris, Barcelona and Helsinki. The map starts up instantly when you run it and then you just type the name of the street you are in and the software will show you where you are on the map. It’s also not expensive costing around KD10. More details on this software is available on the publishers website. http://www.lumisoft.net/

ipod map

Another software I recently purchased in my preparation for my London trip later this month is Tube 2. When I was in Paris last month I had a hard time navigating the underground subway system and this software will be making my life a lot easier this time around. I purchased two versions of the software, the Tube 2 London and Tube 2 Paris. How it works is you type the name of the station you are in and then type the name of the station you want to go to and the software will visually show you your route on the underground map AND it will also give you step by step instructions. Here is an example of a trip from the Marble Arch to Waterloo station:

Marble Arch to Waterloo
Time: 13 minutes
Changes: 1

1. Marble Arch to Bond Street
Depart Marble Arch via the Central line (Eastbound) towards Epping for 1 stop.
Service runs every 5 minutes.

2. Bond Street to Waterloo
At Bond Street change to the Jubilee line (Southbound) towards Stratford for 3 stops.
Service runs every 5 minutes.

3. Waterloo
Arrive at Waterloo.

As you can see it makes things a lot easier. The software costs like KD3 and its available for the London, Paris and New York subway system. You can get more information from the software publishers website. They also have versions that work on iPods but they work differently. http://visualit.co.uk/


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Love and Date

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How many people received the following SMS yesterday?

Love and date !!! Call me now: 002434200061


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In Rainbows Reminder

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Just a reminder, the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows is going to be released tomorrow as a download. The album will come as a 48.8MB zip file which will contain 10 new songs in MP3 format (160kbps). The album doesn’t have a price, YOU price it. Basically you decide how much you want to pay for the album. I figured $10 is fair so thats what I paid, tomorrow morning once the album gets released I will get a code by email which will allow me to download the album. Can’t wait… [Link]

update: I downloaded the album today morning and I’m currently listening to it at work!


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Pink Ribbon Cupcakes

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pink cupcake

Taken from the Little Treats website:

Pink Ribbon Awareness
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. we will be donating our profits from this line to Kuwait’s Cancer Association. Join us and be part of the community!!

You can order the cupcakes by phone or visiting their store in Wataniya Complex, Salmiya.

http://www.littletreats-q8.com/


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