1500 Filipino Inmates Do Thriller

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I have no clue why they did it, but its cool to watch.

[YouTube]


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Lorenzino Cafe Experience

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I am a big fan of the chocolate cheesecake from Lorenzo but today I decided I am not going to have it anymore. I was at The Avenues killing time and on my way out I decided to pick up some cheesecake from Lorenzino Cafe so I could have them at home. It wasn’t my first time, its become a habit for me every time I visit The Avenues.

Today though there was a new manager there and he was a total dick. I went up to the counter and the manager came up to me, I told him I needed cake to go. He was like full cake or slices? I told him I needed two slices. He told me he wouldn’t be able to do that. I was like huh? Why? He told me he didn’t have any staff to action my order. I was like you have that guy (I pointed to one) putting cake on a plate, can’t he also put cake in a box? He told me no he couldn’t. I stood there for a few seconds bewildered before I decided to walk away.

I thought about getting into an argument with the manager because what he was saying didn’t make any sense but then I was like fuck it, its there loss if they don’t want to sell me cake. I should have gotten his name though so I could make an official complaint but I didn’t. All I remember was that he was Lebanese and had a shaved head.

I think this was one of my worst customer service experiences because it was such an avoidable incident. Usually I complain without offering a solution but today I decided I would.

What the manager should have done was the following:

a) Action the order himself which is what I would have done. At work when something needs to go out urgently in my department and there isn’t anyone to action the job then I would do it myself. Last Friday when Lorenzino was MUCH more packed, the manager (a different one) gave us the slices of cake himself. Its not brain surgery, its just taking cake from the fridge and placing them in boxes.

b) If he was too lazy to give us the cakes himself he could have at least told us that we could have the cakes but it would just take a bit longer then usual because they were really busy. Or maybe told us to come back in 15 minutes.

Anyway, I don’t need their cheesecake and I don’t need Lorenzo. If anything I am better off now since cheesecake is fattening.


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Sheikh Jaber arriving to Kuwait after the Liberation

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The video was taken by a camera man was embedded in the convoy that took Sheikh Jaber from the airport to his home after his arrival to Kuwait following its Liberation. [YouTube]

Thanks NiceQ8i


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Safest Seat on a Plane

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plane seating

According to survival rates based on seating, it turns out the further back you are seated on the plane the higher your chance of surviving a crash. [Link]


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Car Anchor

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I couldn’t figure out why the truck was tied to the building…


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iPhone in Kuwait

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iphone kuwait

A friend of ours surprised us tonight by pulling out an iPhone. Within seconds everyone was trying to get their hands on it, it looks a lot cooler in person than in the pictures. K.thekuwaiti has a more detailed writeup plus some more pictures on his blog, check it out. [Link]


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My evening

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Carrera S and M6

Lots of Red Bull, street racing, a police chase and a group photo with an iPhone.


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No more Panasonic?

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I don’t know if anyone has any details on this or if they can confirm it, I heard that Easa Husain Al-yousifi & Sons Co. lost the brand Panasonic and instead now have Sharp. If this is true, who will get Panasonic?

update: Turns out they didn’t lose Panasonic but just added Sharp:

Dear Mark,

Thanks for the concern. We are still the agents of Panasonic in Kuwait. As for Sharp, we have created a joint venture with Al-Mulla group to better promote Sharp in Kuwait. We are dedicated to bring the best products with the highest quality to our customers.

Feel free to drop me a line at
aucv@yousifi.com.kw

yours,

Abdulaziz Al-Yousifi
Retail Manager


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Taco Time coming back

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taco time

Just found out from a friend that Taco Time is coming back to Kuwait. They used to be open before in the mid 90’s but then shut down and now it seems they are reopening again. According to their website they will be opening 4 branches, one in Salmiya, one in Souk Salmiya, another in Hawalli and one more in Salwa. The Salmiya one is supposedly behind Johnny Rockets and the signage seems to be up. The launch according to their website is third quarter of this year. [Link]


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Little People – a tiny street art project

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little people

Little hand painted people left in London to fend for themselves.

This is art. [Link]


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