Half a Starbucks

Posted by Mark

I was at the Kuwait University today in Shuwaikh doing something for work. When I was done I passed by the cafeteria which to my surprise turned out to be segregated in half, I can’t believe they did that. The funniest part is the Starbucks which is located right in the middle of the dividing wall. So, what you get now is a Starbucks divided in half, half for guys half for girls. In the picture you can notice the white wall on the left, thats the wall that cuts Starbucks in half. I was standing in the male side of Starbucks when I took this picture. Really stupid.


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McDonalds, the Healthy Choice

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McDonalds LogoWhen the movie SuperSize Me came out everyone was like “did you watch it did you watch it?” And I would be like “yeah its bullshit’. No one believed me.

Now a new movie is coming out called “Mickey D’s and Me” that supports my view. The movie is a documentary made by a woman called Soso Whaley who went on a McDonalds diet and ended up losing weight and cholesterol points! Soso believes people are responsible for their weight gain and not the restaurants which I believe is true. Click here to read her interview.


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Britney Spears Plans to get Naked

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Pregnant pop superstar Britney Spears is reportedly planning to pose naked for Vanity Fair – emulating Demi Moor’s famous spread for the magazine.

The shoot will take place in August (05), when Spears is seven months pregnant with her first child, alongside husband Kevin Federline – reports US magazine Life & Style.


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Downtime

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The blog was down from yesterday evening due to technical difficulties. Everything is back to normal again now.


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Take a Tour Around Kuwait

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After checking out the Google Sightseeing website, I decided to make a collective of landmarks around Kuwait. I found a couple, if you guys can help me in finding some more it would be cool. This is what I have found:

Amir’s House
Baseball Fields
Bayan Palace
Entertainment City
Funky Circles
Green Island
Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait Towers
Kuwait University
Liberation Tower
Quarter Mile Race Track
Seif Palace
Shaab Leisure Park
Sheraton Roundabout
Souk Sharq


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Travel the World with Google Maps

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The other day I posted about how you can check out Kuwait using Google Maps, well I found a site that will take you sightseeing around the world using Google Maps, ever wanted to visit Disney Land, Buckingham Palace, or the Colosseum? What Google Sightseeing have done is find these and more famous landmarks using the satellite maps and then given us the links to them. I just sent them the Kuwait Towers link for them to add. Check out Google Sightseeing. [Link]

Update: This one is dedicated to Maryam, the Space Shuttle [Link]


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Death Clock

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I got 30 more years to live, that sucks! [Link]

Atleast my Body Mass Index (BMI) is 22.6.


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RadioLover

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I have been listening to the online radiostation KCRW all morning and its great. BUT, some of the cool shows are on at times I am not near a computer or if I am I can’t listen to them loud. So, I wanted a software that would allow me to record radio streams as MP3 and then put them in iTunes for me so I could then throw them onto my iPod. After a bit of searching and asking around I found the software I needed, RadioLover. RadioLover is very easy to use, all you need to do to start recording a stream is to drag and drop the stream from iTunes into RadioLover. Then you just hit record OR you can schedule it to record at a certain time. Whats also cool about RadioLover is that it will automatically tag the songs with the artist, album, radio station and track number. Very practical and its just for $15. Now I will be able to record various cool radio streams and dump them into my iPod so I could listen to them in the car or at work. It only works on Mac’s though, sorry PC users. [Link]


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War of the Worlds

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The new Steven Spielberg movie War of the Worlds comes out on Wednesday in the States. In Kuwait its coming out on Tuesday. I love it how recently movies are being released in Kuwait before they hit the theaters in the States. The movie experience has changed a lot since my highschool days in Kuwait. No people talking out loud and shouting, no laser pointers, and no waiting a year after the movie comes out in the States to get to Kuwait. Plus the fact you can order your tickets and seats from the web is really cool.


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Review: Baba Taher Restuarant

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Over 10 years ago, me and my family went to this restaurant called Baba Taher. None of us had heard about it before but one my dads clients who was Iranian recommended it to us. He told us Baba Taher was one of the best Iranian restaurants in town and with that in mind we decided to check it out. We were expecting a lavish restaurant in a nice building but when we got to the location we were like WTF? The location turned out to be bad but the food turned out to be extremely good, 10 years later and I am still going back.

Baba Taher is located in a rundown probably soon to be demolished building in Kuwait City, near Arraya Centre opposite the fire station. Once you go up to the mezzanine floor and enter the restaurant, things get better. The place is clean and comfortable but nothing fancy, but then again its not a fancy place anyway, its more like a family owned business.

baba taher

When you first sit down they bring you a freshly baked basket of Irani bread and a plate which includes slices of white cheese, a large white onion cut in half and some greenery (probably mint or something). I just love having Irani bread with white cheese and onions. The main menu includes soup, salads, appetizers, plat du jour, grills, a handful of traditional plates and dessert. I usually only have the grills and dessert but Nat sometimes has the salad.

baba taher kebab

I haven’t try that much from their menu, I have been ordering the same plate for years now, Kebab with rice. Its the best, its juicy, it smells good, it tastes good, and the meat is sooooo soft. I also used to hate rice until I started having it at Baba Taher, its wonderful. They use Basmeti or something similar I guess and its usually white except for a small amount of yellow colored rice. The 2 Kebab sticks and the large portion of rice are enough to fill you. Incase you have enough room for dessert, Baba Taher has a special ice cream called Falooda. Falooda looks like very thin noodles chopped up and tastes like nothing I know of. Its very refreshing and they provide you with lime and rose water syrup if you need more flavor.

The place doesn’t except Knet nor Visa card so make sure you bring cash, and don’t worry, you won’t be needing a lot of it. Baba Taher is very affordable, the plate of Kebab with rice costs KD2.500, the Falooda dessert costs only 500 fils. When me and Nat visit our bill comes out to be around KD8 with tip. The only downside to Baba Taher is the service, its very cold. I have been visiting for a long time now and I don’t know anyone’s name and they don’t know mine. Every time I visit they welcome me with the same cold “hello nod”. The waiters are very quiet, very cold, and they look grumpy most of the time. The service is basically unemotional and slow at times. That drops them a point and thats why they get a total score of 4 out of 5. If you are interested to find out where exactly they are located you can call them on 2456140 or 2456241.


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