Friday, November 30, 2007


i hope this makes it clear, since my previous post didn't.


Thursday, November 29, 2007


I was checking my facebook account (which i do very 7 minutes) and noticed this CK advertisement, when did they start the arabic-english way of writing for ads.

what is this called, when arabic letters are created using english numbers, who is the genius that came up with that?

2 = ء
3 = ع
6 = ط
7 = ح
9 = ص
these are the ones i know
does anyone know them all?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


anyone know what this new campaign is about ? the posters are all over the place

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

F*CK !!!!!!!!!

i wish i hadn't checked 248am's post today, because it made me check my own traffic violations:




it's not very clear but it's an inscription on a pedestrian bridge over a major highway, advising to keep your eyes on the road and to not get distracted

not only did it divert my eyes from the road, but also made me stick my head out the window and snap a picture

so i guess it didn't really fulfil its road awareness purpose now did it

Monday, November 26, 2007

my new obsession

there is nothing about her on the net, except her name.
AnnaLynn McCord....i love you

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This can't be good

my dinner tonight:

and some puffak but i couldn't find a picture :/

chika i know at least u will appreciate this !

Saturday, November 24, 2007

How to dance

these days' social agendas are heavy with events of all kinds, and so the ability to dance can come in very handy.

click here for tips on how to dance properly. don't miss the "stir the pot of love" and "ride the pony" moves !

Thursday, November 22, 2007

greeting seasons

it's that time of the year when we must accept the fact that winter is here, i just heard on the radio this morning that it will start raining this weekend, and maybe some thunder storms.

how come the weather is always ideal between seasons? i mean summer is too hot, and winter is too cold, but when its the transition between any season, the weather is just great.
"I can't stand the rain! 'gainst my window"

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Traffic Violations On-line Payment

"Please be aware that MOI has enhanced and launched the Traffic Violations On-line Payment in english to be able to pay your violations on-line using KNET using an English or Arabic interface"

I don't know how effective this is, but i will try it and see if it actually works, unlike everything else in Kuwait.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

the creation of the zain logo

I finally figured out how ZAIN came up with their logo, i can't tell you how high the person was, but i can assure you this was the site used.

Click here

Doh !!

i have an early flight to catch today, so i'm at the airport and i just realized i forgot the 2 most important items u need when travelling alone, espacially when it's not a short flight:

- my ipod
- the book i'm currently reading

i checked out the 8 or 9 books they sell at virgin now and they're all lame harry potter or agatha christie books. the magazine store has the old Glamour and the ooooold People so that was a bust too.

so, i got the next best thing, Sudoku puzzles.

Monday, November 19, 2007

lunch with a twist

Another day another dollar, its the little things in our lives that put a smile on our faces, like today my lunch, yes i did it again, i ordered the B.M.T from Subway again, i don't know what it is about this stuff, its so good and addictive.

Anyways, this time the message in my Snapple was different, it says:

"An ant can survive for up to two weeks under water."


i reserved tickets for the SHARQ premiere tonight, can't wait, looks like a good film.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

the axis of evil comedy tour

I just heard from a trusted source that they are coming to Kuwait to do their show, anyone know anything about this, because there is nothing on their site that they are coming to Kuwait.

for the people that don't know who the axis of evil are, they are the funniest arab (and persian) comedians out there, you should definatley check them out. (wiki)

Friday, November 16, 2007

3gaidi ?

snapped in ABC ashrafieh (beirut) last weekend

Thursday, November 15, 2007

By popular demand

So i get black color font to keep the mysterious in me.
After much ado and persistence from my iKuwait co-authors, I decided to pop out of my hiding to say hello.

2007 has been a very tough year for me, and so you understand if blogging hasn't been one of my top priorities. I confess however, that though I wasn't posting nor commenting, I was an omnipresent reader of my own blog, and have gotten to know some of iKuwait's visitors through their comments.

Anyway, here I am, and because you have been so kind to ask about me, I shall become a more frequent contributor to iKuwait. My next post will contain some information about who I am, where I'm from, so that you get to know me a little, even though I've been so absent.

Joud and Zed, thank you for your amazing commitment to iKuwait, please keep it up!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


On Tuesday's post , i talked about ordering from Subway and every time i order from Subway i end up getting the BMT and i love that shit, but what the hell does B.M.T. stand for, so i did a little research.

This sub's name is the "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest"

The "B.M.T." sandwich at Subway was originally named after the "Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit." Consisting of sliced genoa salami, pepperoni, ham and your choice of salad, it has become one of the chain's most popular subs. With time, the sub's name has evolved to mean "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest."

A six-inch sub has 24g of fat, 55mg of cholesterol, and 1900mg of sodium

Now i'm hungry again

Money, Sex, Power

not long ago i had a discussion with a wise man who told me flat out - "joud, what it all boils down to for a man is money, sex, and power."

is that ALL that really matters to men ?

in contrast, i came accross this interesting pyramid representing the hierarchy of needs, proposed by a psychologist named Maslow.


sex does appear as a basic need, but i don't see money nor power.

sex and food should be on the top of the pyramid.
btw guys, blue captions are zed's words

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

you know what they say.... learn something new everyday

Today i decided to order lunch from my favorite restaurant SUBWAY, i had a 12 inch BMT with a bag of salted Lays chips and a kiwi strawberry cocktail Snapple (my favorite), after the great feeling of fulfillment i notice there's a little message underneath the cap of the Snapple bottle, which i've never noticed before.

it says "The brain of Neanderthal man was larger than that of modern man."

so next time someone calls you a Neanderthal, take it as a compliment.

3alashan ilgu6a6

I went to a friends place over the weekend only to discover this sign on the buildings main gate.

Monday, November 12, 2007

2% Milk

I think this
guy is hilarious and should get more credit for his creativity.

Also check out his other videos on youtube.


Sunday, November 11, 2007


a friend of mine believes that all human beings are in essence good by nature, that they're all born with a good core. and though they sometimes become a bad person and do really bad things, it's because of certain life experiences, interactions, circumstances which put them there.

do you guys agree ? is EVERYONE good and pure inside ?

but bad is better ;)

I'm not Zed

so far the only way of differentiating my posts from zed's is the name signed in light font at the bottom of the posts; people sometimes overlook that and mistake my posts for zed's - especially in the morning before the 1st cup of joe.

to avoid confusion and add some pizzazz (i've always wanted to use this word), we will use different font colors from now on - zed's posts will be in blue, mine will be in pink.

which was totally my idea

Saturday, November 10, 2007

It's the fastest ever

Anyone knows whats going on?

Friday, November 9, 2007

Deportation for Traffic Violation?

"KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Interior is currently studying a draft law on deporting expatriates who commit serious traffic violations, Director General of the Traffic Organizing Department Brigadier Mahmoud Al-Dossari told Al-Wasat. Acting on instructions from Interior Minister Sheikh Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Al-Dossari said the Ministry is now working on the classification of traffic violations to pave the way for the implementation of the law.

Under the law, Al-Dossari disclosed the Ministry will cancel the licenses of expatriates holding Article 24 visas if they are involved in a tragic accident in a year while expatriates who will commit traffic violations leading to fatal accidents twice within the specified period will be deported as per the recommendations of the Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry.
Urging expatriates to be careful when driving around Kuwait, Al-Dossari advised them not to commit serious traffic violations such as break the red light and speeding. He stressed the Ministry has the right to deport expatriates who violate Kuwaiti laws, affirming this is the common practice in many countries around the world. Al-Dossari added Kuwait appreciates the efforts exerted by the expatriate laborers to achieve national development but this does not give them the right to violate Kuwaiti laws.

He said the Ministry will strictly implement the law after obtaining approval from the concerned authorities indicating the law will be applicable to all the expatriates residing in the country. "
Are they retarded?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Kuwait Mall

there's a new online shopping site called Kuwait Mall where u can order anything from laptops to handbags to mobile phones to shoes...

they claim that their prices are super competitive, i wonder if that's true.

has anyone heard about it / used it yet ?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What do you do?

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your right side is a sharp drop off, and on your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.

Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

See Below

Get your drunken ass off the merry-go-round.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


A woman and a man get into a car accident, and it's a bad one. Both cars are totally demolished, but amazingly neither of them are hurt.

After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, "So you're a man. That's interesting. I'm a woman... Wow! Just look at our cars. There's nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace the rest of our days."

The man replied, " I agree with you completely; this must be a sign from God!"
The woman continued, "And look at this - here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune."

Then she hands the bottle to the man. The man shakes his head in agreement, opens it and takes a few big swigs from the bottle, then handing it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man.

The man asks, "Aren't you having any?"

The woman replies, "No. I think I will just wait for the police..."

Monday, November 5, 2007

Pimpin' it

After reading Marzouq's post on his latest upgrade to his sound system in his car, i decided its time to Pimp My Ride, and i don't mean sound system o bass, i mean the whole works, the paint job, detailing, skirts, hydraulics system, spinners...ok maybe not spinners but nice rims.

Where do i begin, does anyone know a place i can go to?

I want to start with the hydraulics, sound system, rims then the paint job.

Is there a place in Kuwait that would take care of my pimpin' needs? perhaps a Kuwaiti version of West Coast Customs

Pluck you !

what do u guys think - true or false ?


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Ring the alarm

According to the Ministry of Defense, the Civil Defense Sirens will go off tomorrow (Monday) morning at 10:00 am, just felt the need to tell everyone so no one ends up shitting bricks and hiding under their beds or desks.

The sirens will go off in three different tones:

- the fast pace drill, which means danger is on its way

- the slow siren which means danger is here

- and the constant steady horn which means everything is in the clear.

Saturday, November 3, 2007