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2 06, 2019

Mashatel Plants App

2019-06-02T08:59:32+03:00Jun 2, 2019|4 Comments

If you want to get plants but don’t feel like going to the nurseries, the Mashatel app is a good alternative.

The Mashatel app allows you to buy plants and gardening gear from the nurseries in the same way Carriage allows you to buy food from restaurants. The app divides the plants into indoor and outdoor categories, you choose which you want and then browse through the available plants. When you click on one it will give you more details on the kind of plant it is, and how to maintain it. Pretty helpful if say you’re looking for something that doesn’t require a lot of watering for example.

Delivery prices vary depending on where you live but they start at KD2 and go up to KD10 if you want to deliver to Khiran. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices and you can download it from here.

2 06, 2019

Car Meet in the 80s

2019-06-02T08:29:53+03:00Jun 2, 2019|3 Comments

Got this video forwarded to me yesterday. Looks like it was taken sometime in the 80s on Plajaat street in Salmiya. Wish it was a bit longer.

30 05, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-05-30T14:09:48+03:00May 30, 2019|1 Comment

Screenshot from John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape, Grand Cinemas and VOX:

Advanced Booking:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (7.4)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

New This Weekend:
Capt’n Sharky (5.5)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)

Other Movies Showing Now:
A Dog’s Journey (7.0)
Aladdin (6.5)
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Discarnate (4.1)
Dumbo (7.1)
Goodland (5.3)
Long Shot (7.2)
Shazam! (8.1)
The Curse of La Llorona (6.4)
The Intruder (5.4)
UglyDolls (4.5)

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Penguins (6.7)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

30 05, 2019

DJ Linda Lou has Passed Away

2019-05-30T23:23:10+03:00May 30, 2019|31 Comments

Linda Lou who used to host the morning show on FM99.7 passed away three days ago in North Carolina. I think Linda was the host of the morning show from at least 2003 to 2013, I’m honestly not really sure since there isn’t much information online. Here is a link to her obituary where you can also read and share a memory.

Update: She hosted the breakfast show from 1994!

30 05, 2019

Where are the Russell Peters Tickets?

2019-05-30T23:24:06+03:00May 30, 2019|6 Comments

Two weeks ago, Russell Peters posted the above show dates for his world tour which listed Kuwait on June 7th. That’s 7 days away and I have yet to hear anything more about it nor is the event listed on his website. Pretty odd. I’ve reached out to Russell Peters to see if he’s still coming to Kuwait on the 7th, it might be a special show for the military or possibly even a private event. Once I hear back from him I’ll post an update.

Update: Russell Peters posted on his instagram story earlier today that he will no longer be performing in Kuwait.

28 05, 2019

5G is Here!

2019-05-28T23:04:42+03:00May 28, 2019|43 Comments

Today both Viva and Zain launched their 5G networks in Kuwait. Neither of them have yet to announce their plan details but instead have set up registration pages for those interested in 5G. Viva have slightly more information up on their website including a 5G coverage map and a frequently asked questions page. If you’re interested in 5G, check out the links below:

Viva 5G
Zain 5G

Also here is a great writeup on 4G and 5G bands in Kuwait.

28 05, 2019

Hamleys Opening in Gate Mall

2019-05-28T08:48:28+03:00May 28, 2019|24 Comments

Hamleys, the UK toy retailer is opening up their first store in Kuwait at Gate Mall. They were originally meant to open back in 2012 but for some reason that never happened. Not sure why they’d open in Gate Mall first, I always assumed it would be in Avenues.

Thanks Afrah

27 05, 2019

Kuwait wins World Stadium Congress award for the new Sabah Al-Salem Stadium

2019-05-27T09:24:31+03:00May 27, 2019|11 Comments

The new stadium design for the AlArabi Club has won the ‘Best Future Stadium Design’ at the World Stadium Congress. The stadium was designed to FIFA World Cup and UEFA standards and will have 30,000 (shaded) seats.

The building above street level almost floats above the ground floor, clearly separating the activities taking place within it. The stadium is closed from all sides of the pitch. The modern design of the stadium’s facade incorporates a white continuous block unifying the wall and roof as one element. This element wraps around the tiers as tightly as possible and incorporates the symbol of the club. The wheat leaves on the logo were chosen as the symbol for the new era in the life of the Al-Arabi Sports Club as they mean growth and prosperity. The pattern is more open at concourse level, as it is a more public area, hence allowing for light and ventilation into the bowl, while being more closed at the top (where the sports halls are) until it fades into the solid form of the curved roof. [Source]

The stadium was designed by the local architectural and engineering firm Pace who are behind a number of cool projects in Kuwait. The stadium will replace the current Sabah Al-Salem Stadium but I wasn’t able to find out any information on when it would be completed by.