Playmobil Security Check Point

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Playmobil

A cool toy by Playmobil, the user reviews on Amazon are hilarious:

From the Manufacturer
The woman traveler stops by the security checkpoint. After placing her luggage on the screening machine, the airport employee checks her baggage. The traveler hands her spare change and watch to the security guard and proceeds through the metal detector. With no time to spare, she picks up her luggage and hurries to board her flight!

Here is an example of a user review:

From M. MCKNIGHT
This toy would be a lot more realistic with about 350 people standing in line for an average of an hour. It still makes a nice set with the interrogation room.

Check out what other people are saying about it [Here]


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Il Tetto

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Il Tetto

A new Italian restaurant opened up right next to Maki at Marina Waves. The owner of it is supposedly the same owner as Pomodoro. I just got invited to their Pasta Tuesday but not sure if I can go yet, if I do I will post my review here. For now you can check out their website for more details. [Link]


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Ah Ya Lasmar Ya Zain 35 Years Later

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The video above is of the new Zain commercial, while the one below is the original from 1973. Same song, same singer. Its cool seeing the same thing but 35 years apart. Big difference of course is that the singer (Abdul Karim Abdul Kader) is much older, but I also noticed how the girls skirt is now much longer and Abdul Kader is no longer sitting next to her but standing a couple of meters away. Imagine a remake of Bye Bye London today, the whole play would probably take place at a Starbucks.


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Ruby Tuesday Avenues

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Ruby Tuesday

I don’t like the Ruby Tuesday on the Gulf Road for numerous reasons so when I saw the one at Avenues opening I didn’t think much of it. That is until I heard that the Ruby Tuesday in Avenues was owned by someone else. Turns out there is a new owner of Ruby Tuesday in Kuwait and the previous owner is not letting go of the brand which makes things a bit of a mess. Anyway the Ruby Tuesday at the Avenues is the first location opened up by the new owner and I passed by and had dinner there tonight and I liked it.

Ruby Tuesday is located in the food court but its a big location and has an amazing view of the 5th ring road. The decoration was very cozy, the service was very friendly and the food was great. Overall it was a huge contrast over the Gulf Road version and I would definitely go back.

Update: According to a reader both the previous owners and the new owners are legit Ruby Tuesday franchise holders. If that is the case or not, it doesn’t change the fact that the new Ruby Tuesday at the Avenues follows the original US franchise a lot closer in my view. So far the menu seems to be exactly the same as the US one which you can view [Here]

Update2: I got the following in my email today…

Dear Mark,

National Arabic Company holds the master franchise in the middle east, they gave Sultan group a sub-licance to operate in the avenues. NAC is monitoring the Avenues Branch. The menu MUST be the same. There are no options regarding that.

thanks


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My Frog Down

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Tamiya Frog

While out playing with my Tamiya Frog today I hit this big rock and ended up dislocating the drive shaft from the rear axle and ripping up the joint boot. Its not a problem though since I already took apart the rear of the Frog and will fix it and put it back together again tonight. Just need to pass by the My Toy workshop in Muthana and pick up some grease and a new joint boot. This is what I love about these RC cars, you can take them apart and put them back together or swap out parts when something goes wrong just like real cars.

Tamiya Frog


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Jackpot

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I needed to get a 7up so I went downstairs to the coke machine under my house and put 100fils in it and nothing happened. I put another 100fils and it still wouldn’t give me a 7up. The machine ate my money so I hit it a few times and pressed the money return button a few times and ended up getting KD1.200 back in change!


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Dunning in a Bentley GT

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Dunning in a Bentley GT convertible, only in the UAE… [YouTube]


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The Fans

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Just wanted to share two more commercials which I think are also really great. I love how the fan walks into the room in the commercial above!

Update: Here are some more…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7No9jQHoDg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlWp7uanYcc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By6_nhzJOCY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH5I1xRmwhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OUO-QX2esc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yIxQU5tfA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH_iyWijV44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzmtPaUk7xI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZSRyj7zvA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHQOcKUj5ps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUsSWOfLOdE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJbQVqL_8o4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FryfCujh2hU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhbdTXK16c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpQS04leUAo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQxv8L6B0Os
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJjoTNseTPc


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Whopper Virgins

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Whopper Virgins

This is definitely definitely definitely one of my favorite ad campaigns ever. Burger King hired independent researchers to travel to remote places around the world and find people who have no clue what a McDonalds or Burger King is and who have never eaten a burger and then have them try both the Whopper and the Big Mac and see which one they preferred. Its pure GENIUS! Its a very short touching and entertaining documentary which you can watch on the Whopper Virgins site and although I hate Burger King in Kuwait I think I am going to go have a Whopper for lunch tomorrow.

I LOVE IT so watch it! [Link]


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Cool or Not?

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Cool or Not?

I am having a hard time figuring out if this tshirt is ugly in a good way or bad way… Note: I would get it if I thought I could pull it off but since I can’t I won’t.


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