Archive for April, 2009

Have You Seen This Monster: Burberry Beast

Have you seen this monster? It usually roams the malls of Kuwait clad in an all Burberry pattern outfit with matching handbag and sometimes shoes, throwing people dirty looks and thinking they look amazing.

Like animals in the wild she uses this pattern to hypnotize and confuse her potential mate.

Did you know that they can mate and procreate? Yes indeed! When she finds a mate she will usually dress him in equally ugly Burberry patterned clothing such as a Burberry pattern jumpsuit and when they have a child you can bet your ass she has dressed the little girl in a little Burberry dress or if its a boy a Burberry shirt.

These creatures are not an endangered species, if you see them in the wild, feel free to shoot them on site :p

Sorry, but I was in London and I saw a blur of Burberry while sitting in Starbucks, I look up and it is a women in a Burberry jacket, with her husband in a Burberry jumpsuit, and their daughter in a Burberry dress. First of all I thought I didn’t have to deal with these people in London in the summer usually, second of all, I’m embarresed for them.

Lastly when I was home in winter, I went to Porsche Design in Marina only to find that they had shut it down and opened a Burberry Store instead. Like the 3agad of Kuwait need more access to Burberry?!?!

Sorry its been a frustrating day, so I had to rant about something or other :p

April 23, 2009 at 1:42 am 1 comment

Crocodile Sneakers

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I must say I had given up on Lacoste after they sold out and cheapened their brand by selling it in every single outlet and location possible. But they just released these limited edition sneakers which are actually pretty cool. So thumbs up Lacoste, there may be hope for you yet πŸ˜‰

April 23, 2009 at 1:29 am 1 comment

I’m not fast food!!!

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So there are these quizzes that are on Facebook. And I took one that was called “What kind of Kuwaiti Are You?”, the result I got was the following:

The Chicken Nugget Kuwaiti

Your middle name is badliyat, and you probably know more about London than you do about Kuwait. You can’t read an arabic newspaper, let alone write a sentence. The word “qawa3ed” automatically produces goosebumps all over your body πŸ˜‰ You studied in private schools, and was always dreaming of living outside of you guessed it…Kuwait. You believe that your very open-minded, and most of the people around you are..just so damn traditional. It’s okay…it gets the best of us πŸ˜‰
Now I don’t think this describes me very well, but I have to agree that it does to some extent. My question is why are us supposed open minded people or whatever called Chicken Nuggets, I’ve heard the term thrown around before and I don’t get it.
If anything we should be called something a little less junkfoodie, I propose Tenderloin Steak or Yellowtail Sashimi :p

April 18, 2009 at 1:23 am 5 comments

Patek Philippe

I really like their advertising campaign.

Their slogan is “You never actually own a patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

These are some of their old advertisements.

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They now have a new updated version of the campaign, unfortunately I can’t find a decent copy online to upload, but its in lots of magazines. They have chosen real pairs of parents and children for the ads, really smart idea.

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Makes me want to buy one for the son I don’t even have yet, I’m a sucker for good advertising.

April 12, 2009 at 8:29 pm 3 comments

Tricky Weather

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When I came to visit my campus in the south of England it was a nice sunny day and everything looked so pretty.

I arrived in September to rainy English weather with lots that just kept getting colder and rainer, now this was not a shock to me I am familiar with English weather or iljow illandeni as we call it. But I assumed it would be warmer in the south, I mean birds fly south for the winter so I assumed the logic would apply. Weeelllllllll it didnt!!!

But there have been a few sunny days in the past month which is when I took this picture, why couldnt it always be this prettyΒ  and warm (and by warm I mean 12 degrees ). At least Im nearly done with my degree then I will be back to il7ar wil i’3bar…sigh…how I miss it.

April 10, 2009 at 2:13 am 8 comments

Jacket Potatoes

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I was in Covent Garden the other day and had to take a picture of this place after having one of their delicious jacket potatoes. πŸ™‚

I remember eating jacket potatoes here since as long as I can remember, you always see people sitting on the step across from it pigging out. And pigeons gathered around ready to pounce on any scraps you happen to drop. I was sitting down trying not to be scared of the irreguraly large bird eyeing me and got taken over by this warm feeling, its nice to know that some things in life don’t change even if its something as small as this potatoe stall.

If you are there I recommend the baked beans and cheese. πŸ™‚

April 9, 2009 at 3:37 am 5 comments

Scary Corporates

So I was in class yesterday and the professor was talking about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Now my university has a business incubator where inventions created in our research departments and from the surrounding area are taken and helped turn them into a full fledged money making business.

The lesson he was trying to teach us was that the market is a living and breathing thing and will react to your innovation but not necessary in a good way.

Now for the interesting part, apparently one of the businesses was the invention of a cream that you rub on and removes hair permanently. Just like that! Imagine the implications!

But the rights to this invention were bought up by one of the big shaving companies, confidentiality agreements were signed and the cream was never heard of again.

I wonder what other things have been invented that we havnt heard of because of big corporates wanting to preserve their profits.

April 8, 2009 at 3:58 am 3 comments


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