Wataniya’s “Bloggers’ Night” Event at Tatami: Give Kuwait

14 Mar 2012  2 Comments

Uptill1 at Tatami

I was invited along with a number of other bloggers to Wataniya’s “Bloggers’ Night” event at Tatami restaurant a couple of days ago. They briefed us on their new Give Kuwait campaign targeted at Kuwaiti youth with business ideas.

What is Give Kuwait?

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South Korea vs Kuwait 2-0 [Goals]

29 Feb 2012  1 Comment

Our national team bowed out the World Cup 2014 qualifiers after losing to South Korea 2-0. I was a great 1st half with a lot of missed chances. South Korea along with Lebanon advance to the next stage.

GulfRun 7 Meetup

15 Dec 2011  6 Comments

GulfRun7-MU

I was invited yesterday to attend the 7th annual GulfRun meet up were all the drivers have the opportunity to meet each other and it was also a chance for non-participant/drivers to also meet the organizers and the great guys behind The GulfRun.

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The iconic wall of photos was also on display again this year with some fantastic pictures  from previous GulfRuns and had some awesome memories.

Also on display were 3 super cars, a Ferrari 599, Porsche 993 Gemballa and a Hennessey powered Chevrolet Camero LS9 with 725hp.

GulfRun 7 is just a few weeks away, the event will be held at Bahrain International Circuit as usual on the 26th-27th of January 2012. Can’t wait.

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is in Kuwait

1 Dec 2011  17 Comments

Galaxy Nexus Kuwait

If you follow me on twitter you would already know that I got my Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android’s latest and greatest  yesterday from Berserk online store.

Galaxy Nexus vs Galaxy SII

As expected the device design looks beautiful, and its just marginally heavier than the Samsung Galaxy SII. The device fits comfortably in the hand and it doesn’t feel huge, even with that 4.65″ screen. The 720p screen looks outstanding, you really notice the bump in resolution.

Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4

There isn’t much of a size difference in size between the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S2 as most of the increase in screen size came from removing almost all of the bezel in the Galaxy Nexus and getting rid off al the physical face buttons.

Galaxy Nexus vs Galaxy S2

The device also feels very snappy, thanks to the vanilla Android experience I guess. Icecream Sandwich is a complete overhaul and is closer to the tablet Android OS than any previous Android release.

 

Galaxy Nexus in ear headphone

What I wasn’t expecting that the Galaxy Nexus came with a noise isolating in-ear headset that looked very good quality and is not Beats By Dre like some HTC phones but its better than most if not all of the standard headsets out there.

Galaxy S2 vs Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4

I’m looking forward to spending more time with my new little friend.

 

As I said, I got the phone from Berserk online store. Their website isunder construction but they can be reached via Twitter, Facebook and even Google+. I got the device for KD265

 

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17 Nov 2011  2 Comments

 

Really Hating Customs At The Moment

16 Nov 2011  3 Comments

Packages

I’ve been waiting for the rest of my PC components to arrive so that I can really enjoy the gaming frenzy that is currently going on. But my packages have been piling up in customs since before eid and they are still there 4 working days later. I am really frustrated.

Kuwait’s Mobile Data Comparisons

25 Oct 2011  6 Comments

Here is a simple price comparisons of mobile data packages of all three telecom companies in Kuwait:

Data Comparisons

 

Data Comparisons - Wataniya

Viva:

Even though Viva is the newest Telecom in Kuwait, it has the best packages for the heavy user. It is the only company to offer truly unlimited packages without any kind of throttling. The only issue with Viva is its spotty coverage, but once you get it, its smooth sailing from there. I use it for tethering at work and and its great. But they have a connection problem this week and they say they’ll have it fixed ASAP. It’s also the only company with connection speeds up to 42.2Mb, I haven’t tried it though.

Zain:

Zain revamped their data packages a few months ago (or year not sure) but the new packages now competes with Viva’s unlimited plans. Even though its not unlimited the 10, 20 and 30GB are quite sufficient for mobile usage (no tethering). Zain have a better coverage but that doesn’t always mean 3G, as speed often drop to edge when neither 3G nor HSPA is available.

Wataniya:

I’m sure that Wataniya’s 20MB and 200MB packages where designed for the old dumb phones where they hardly use any data. So they are idiotic at this point of time. The other “unlimited” packages where you get just 1GB or 2GB of data before being throttled to a pathetic 128Kbps is absurd and it has the lowest cap of any of the 3 Telecom companies. I used it to tether to my laptop this week during Viva’s outage and I passed the limit in just a few hours (we are already at the end of the month I know) but I rarely use the my mobile data other than the occasional WhatsApp, Twitter and very light browsing.

 

Recommendation:

If you have Viva coverage then go with them, as a heavy user myself, I really appreciate the TRULY UNLIMITED packages. If you are unlucky and don’t have Viva coverage in your workplace/home then Zain is the second best option.

This Week’s Movies – 42/11

22 Oct 2011  No Comments

Contagion

A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

IMDB: 7.2                                                                          Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

 

Paranormal Activity 3

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

IMDB: 6.1                                                                            Rotten Tomatoes: 72%

 

Prom

A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

IMDB: 4.6                                                                       Rotten Tomatoes: 33%

Did This Really Happen in Kuwait?

18 Oct 2011  No Comments

The video is posted on YouTube and says that it was shot in Kuwait, the accident resulted in a death (I guess the crane operator).

You can skip to the 0:55 second mark.

This Week’s Movies – 41/11

15 Oct 2011  No Comments

Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.

IMDB: 6.9                                                                    Rotten Tomatoes: 38%

 

Colombiana

A young woman, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

IMDB: 6.0                                                                     Rotten Tomatoes: 29%

 

The Lion King 3D

Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

IMDB: 8.3                                                                       Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

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