Arrival sign departs

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Old Airport

I used to like the old Kuwait Airport since I grew up with it but like everything else in Kuwait its being modernized and not in a good way. The new airport is generic looking and doesn’t have the character of the original airport which was designed by one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, Kenzo Tange.

new airport

I was at the airport on Friday and noticed they’ve taken out the old retro looking arrival sign and replaced it with this colorful ugly LED panel. I used to really like the retro one and I wonder where it is at the moment, did they just trash it in the junk yard? Anyway if you want to check out old pictures of the Airport when it first opened like the first one in this post click [Here]

If you want to see pictures of other great architecture projects from the 70’s and 80’s check [Here]


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Axis of Evil in Kuwait

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Axis of Evil

To be honest at first when my friends were talking about Axis of Evil I thought they were either a boy band or some DJ but then I remembered they were a comedy act which I had first heard about on CNN. Well Axis of Evil are coming to Kuwait tomorrow but don’t get your hopes up, tickets were already sold out from the first day. The comedy act is being handled by AUK so if you know someone there (not a student) they might be able to hook you up with tickets. Tickets were priced at KD20 each. Is anyone scalping tickets?

Check out their website for more information. They are going to be in Lebanon from December 5 to 7th and I am going to be in Lebanon from the 6th to the 9th so I might just check them out there. Tickets start at $20 in Lebanon. [Here]

update:
They are going to be at Dar Al Awadi tomorrow from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for MUNCH’s opening.


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My MacBook hard drive

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macbook drive defect

Recently it came to my attention that my MacBook hard drive (a 60GB Seagate) contains a fatal defect. Its not only me, a lot of other MacBook owners also have the same defect so I decided not to risk it failing on me and went to Bin Khaldoun street to get a new drive.

I wanted to upgrade my drive to a 7200rpm and the only place I found that carried them was Soft Island (tel 2633666). I got a Seagate 100GB 7200 RPM for KD25 which is pretty cheap (costs KD30 on newegg). Here are other prices I found keep in mind these are 2.5inch laptop drives.

Western Digital 250GB 5400 RPM: KD54
Hitatchi 160GB 5400 RPM: KD30
Samsung 120GB 5400 RPM: KD27
Seagate 100GB 7200 RPM: KD25
Seagate 100GB 5400 RPM: KD20

If you have a MacBook you need to check and see if your drive is defected or not by going to “About this Mac” from the menu, then click on “More info…” and select “Serial-ATA”. If it says Revision 7.0.1 your drive has the defect. [More info]


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Test to see if champion walk racer will run when scared

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Here’s a clip from a Japanese TV show that sends a fake gang of murderous Samurai after the world champion race walker to find out if he will run or walk quickly from the perceived threat.

This is funniest experiment ever. [YouTube]

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President Bush’s travel entourage

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Entourage

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101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

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24. Dredge thinly sliced chicken breasts in flour or cornmeal; cook about two minutes a side in hot olive oil. Place on bread with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

101 simple and quick recipes like that. They all seem very easy to do. [Link]


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They’ve ruined KITT

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New KITT

They are coming out with a Knight Rider movie TV show and the picture above is of the new KITT. Its bad enough that David Hasselhoff isn’t going to be playing Michael Knight and now they’ve ruined the car. Its going to be one lame movie show. [Link]


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We came 17th!

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Red Bull sent us the results of the Flugtag and we weren’t last we actually came in 17th place! Pretty cool.

1 THE FLYING STARS
2 OPTICAL BOYS
3 BLACK PEARL
4 MISHAAL AL NAJADI
5 AMZN
6 THE PHOENIX
7 eL ΒΌ
8 THE RED CARPET TEAM
9 THE FLYING PIRATES
10 NISSAN ZEPPELINS
11 DRAGON FLY
12 CIRQUE DU SULTAN
13 HUNGER 7
14 BLIZZARD
15 BUTTER FLY
16 THE FLYING MUMMY
17 IMPERIAL 27
18 HKM 3
19 DIET CENTER
20 B-TUNES
21 FLYING ANGELS
22 DREAM TEAM
23 BENQEEZ
24 FLYING LOGISTICS
25 DIVAS TEAM
26 4TH RING
27 PIRATES OF THE ARABIAN
28 AUTO TECH


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BDesserts

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BDesserts

Budour emailed me telling me about her home-based bakery specializing in desserts. According to her, what makes her different from other dessert places that have popped up is that she takes pride in making simple straightforward good desserts without the fuss. I haven’t tried her desserts so I can’t vouch for her but the pictures on her site do look appetizing.

With all these small businesses popping up I should probably go ahead also and open up my own shawerma place. It would be cool to have my own shawerma place and I can have a large pink magenta sign outside and my place would have some weird cheesy name that doesn’t make sense like “Rose of the Shawerma” or “iShawerma”. Anyway, you can check out the deserts Budour has to offer by visiting her website bdesserts.com


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Photos from the 2007 Kuwait Motor Show

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I haven’t had the chance to pass by the motor show yet but yo_ghurt has a ton of pictures on his flickr account which you can check by clicking [Here]


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