Brand Sluts

Post by Mark

Brand Sluts means an obsession with consumerism but adapted and popularized by Marian Salzman in 2005 as a way to define consumers who flit from one brand to the next with no sense of fidelity to any one of them. While the connotation is negative, brand sluts are, in fact, savvy consumers.

Here are more “now” phrases. [Link]

2006-12-12T11:51:59+03:00Dec 12, 2006|10 Comments

I want a little Bony

Post by Mark

Bony ZOo

Was talking to some friends today and I remembered the Bony sign at the zoo so I figured I would reshare it with everyone. Here are more pictures taken at the zoo in case anyone is interested. [Pictures]

2006-12-11T22:57:08+03:00Dec 11, 2006|28 Comments

Weirdest Email

Post by Mark

I got an email earlier saying:

call me its urgent 94277XX

So I replied back saying:

who is this?

In return he replied:

Never mind, you just lost another customer!!

It’s like WTF?

2006-12-11T15:13:29+03:00Dec 11, 2006|13 Comments

Shawerma Review: IKEA

Post by Mark

ikea shawerma

Sweden is famous for their meatballs so when IKEA started making and selling shawermas I was eager to try it.

First time I had the shawerma in the new IKEA branch at The Avenues mall I didn’t like it. They mixed vegetables with my shawerma and I hate places that do that. The vegetables which is usually made up of onions and some green stuff (I don’t know what its called) over powers the chicken flavor. So next time I passed by IKEA I ordered the shawerma plain with just garlic.

How was it? Its edible.

The biggest problem I had with their shawerma is the bread. I think there is too much bread for the shawerma. The solution I would recommend is to either increase the quantity of chicken in the bread or decrease the size of the bread itself. The chicken tasted good and the garlics presence was felt but not over done. If only they weren’t so stingy.

Final score I settled for was 3 out of 5. The shawerma costs 250fils which is great specially since the place is extremely clean. They also have an offer combo, coke plus shawerma for 350fils. The location is crap, no one is going to drive up to IKEA just for their shawerma of course. Overall its not bad for their first try. I just hope they start filling up the bread with more chicken.

2006-12-11T17:24:00+03:00Dec 11, 2006|15 Comments

Christmas Spirit

Post by Mark

Maybe its just my head playing mind games but I feel this year in Kuwait there is a lack of Christmas spirit. Usually a lot of places would have Christmas decorations and music playing but this year there are very few. I was at Marina Mall the other day and I didn’t notice any Christmas decorations done by the mall. On the other hand (and surprisingly) Souk Sharq have Christmas decorations. Kuwait is so unchristmassy.

2006-12-10T18:03:21+03:00Dec 10, 2006|35 Comments