November 19, 2008

I’m back..again!

Posted in Marketing and advertising, services, USA at 11:28 am by Salah

You won’t have to be stuck with this crowd since many retailers started their Black Friday early this season. So If you have been saving money for Black Friday, then do not start without passing by these websites:

http://www.bargainist.com/

http://www.dealtaker.com/blackfriday.html

http://bfads.net/

http://www.theblackfriday.com/

Good luck!

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October 30, 2008

American Family Fitness

Posted in personal, review, services, sports tagged , , , , at 2:53 am by Salah

So I joined the “American family fitness” at the west end. The place has many great things about it for everyone, and some things are really good for my own situation. First of all them gym is really close to my place, so I don’t have to worry about gas, traffic, or timing. Read the rest of this entry »

February 21, 2008

Kuwait’s ministry of information is back online

Posted in Internet, kuwait, Music, news, review, services, TV at 11:58 am by Salah

For a while now the MOI website of Kuwait was down for some adjustment I think. Now they are back in a very good shape.

I used to go to this website all the time, especially when I first came to the U.S. Even though Kuwait channels aren’t that interesting, you might want to take a peek at it.

The old website was boring, and didn’t have enough links and stuff. Now the website is filled with links and websites related to the TV and broadcasting, magazines, newspapers, radio stations and many other things. So even if you don’t want to watch KTV, you can find links for other stations like AL-RAI TV.

http://www.moinfo.gov.kw/index.html

It’s worth a visit.

(pic taken from moayed)

January 31, 2008

No internet for a while Kuwait

Posted in electronics, Internet, kuwait, news, services tagged , , , , , at 11:41 am by Salah

Internet disruption occurred and it is affecting “Large swathes of Asia, the Middle East and north Africa…There were contradictory reports on the real cause behind the disruption, but Du, a state-owned Dubai telecom provider, attributed it to an undersea cable cut between Alexandria, Egypt and Palermo, Italy.”(cnn.com)[link]

It was also mentioned in the website that “Kuwait’s Ministry of Communications said the problem could take two weeks to solve, according to a statement carried by the state news agency, KUNA.” (cnn.com) [link]

Yea so you’ll be pissed for a while if you’re in the effected region.

January 30, 2008

Starbucks coffee shelf at walmart

Posted in Food & Drinks, Marketing and advertising, personal, random, review, services, USA at 2:34 pm by Salah

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I took this picture a while ago to post it, but I forgot!

This is a stand that is comparatively new for the starbucks canned and bottled drinks. I love the doubleshot espresso (the dark box on the top) and I usually buy the 4 pack from walmart. They used to store it in an ugly place next to the water shelves that you gives you the feeling you are in a warehouse. Now, however, they have this nice and neat looking square that holds the starbucks’ drinks near the cash register. As you can see, it also has a small fridge in the middle for on-the-go single drinks. Starbucks’ products are more attractive now and I am more encouraged than ever to keep buying the doubleshot. They still keep some at the old shelf, but I think it’s just for more space.

Good job Starbucks; now if you can do that to the gas station next to my place it would be even better.

It’s really good to see walmart being redecorated and filled with brand-made shelves like Starbucks’ and Hallmark’s. This way we won’t stick with walmart just for the convenience, but we can also tolerate the short grocery experience.

January 29, 2008

GTA IV special edition package

Posted in electronics, personal, services, USA, video games at 2:00 pm by Salah

I thought I mentioned this before, but apparently I didn’t.

I reserved a copy of the new beloved video game GTA IV from game stop. They told me that the game will be released around March, but it will actually be released on April 29th.

The special edition will include, in addition to the game, collector’s items. The items will al be included in a metal safety deposit box, and they are:

-GTA IV art book including never-before-seen production art work production from GTA IV.

-Selected soundtrack CD from GTA IV, featuring new material from top artists.

-An exclusive Rockstar keychain for the safety deposit box.

-Completing the collection is a limited edition Rockstar duffel bag.

I really can’t wait!

January 26, 2008

Long time

Posted in news, personal, services, video games at 1:03 pm by Salah

It’s been a long time since I posted something. I want to get back on track with blogging. I’ve been back to the U.S now for a while, and what I’m looking forward to now is my special edition copy of GTA IV.

I pre-ordered the copy a while ago from game stop, and they told me that it might be released some time around march. However, the website says it will be in stores on 29/4. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

November 15, 2007

Call of Duty 4: modern warfare [few issues]

Posted in electronics, news, personal, review, services, video games at 11:01 pm by Salah

I bought COD4 for the ps3 when it came out on the market. I am a fan of the call of duty games, but this game is great. They have modified the online gaming to a great level of enjoyment and excitement. You can do a lot of things when you are playing online. First of all, every time you kill someone in any kind of game mode you will get scores for it and it will add up to give options of modifying your weapons and grenades and such things. You also get promoted to a lot of ranks on your way up. Also every weapon has its own challenge. For example, when you get the sniper and kill 100 people with it, you would get the option to add a better scope for it.

Some other goods about the new Call of Duty 4 online gaming is that you can now create a private room, edit game settings and invite friends. All these things were not available for the Call of Duty 3 on the ps3.

Great news for the Call of Dutylovers who owns a ps3 is that the COD4 now has an offline-multiplayer for either split screen or LAN network.

It is just easy to get addicted to the online game. Oh, I forgot to mention the graphics. The graphics is so far the best graphics I have ever seen on any ps3 game since I got the HDTV. The details are magnificent.

All that said, the game is pissing off a lot of people (including myself) with the errors of the online gaming. Many issues are there, and my issue is that for some reason the progress I get in the online gaming is not being saved. I tried to find a manually-save option but couldn’t find anything. I know for sure that the game is supposed to save the progress automatically, but it is not doing it. I have been playing a lot and reaching good promotions and weapon-options but this issue is killing my work.

I’m getting frustrated that I reached a point where I don’t even want to waste my time playing the online for no saved-progress.

I hope they would find a solution to that problem.

November 11, 2007

Gamestop quick call

Posted in personal, services, USA, video games at 2:29 pm by Salah

I called gamestop today to get a quote how much would they buy WARHAWK-used for, and here is how the call went:

gamestop employee: “Hi this gamestop we buy and sell used games and DVDs this is(…) can I help you?”

Me: “yea, I wanted to know how much would you guys buy WARHAWK with the speaker for?”

gamestop employee: “Could you call later, I am a little busy here.”

Me: “????????????, ok?” (hanged up)

Now that is one of the funniest calls I have ever made in my life.

November 8, 2007

Blu-ray on my screen

Posted in electronics, kuwait, personal, review, services, TV, USA, video games at 9:43 am by Salah

Picture taken from http://www.gearcritech.com

At last I rented a Blu-ray movie, watched it, and experienced the whole thing. The whole experience was beautiful, amazing, and worth every penny for the TV, PS3, and home theater.

I went to Blockbuster to look for a Blu-ray movie that is filled with graphics and cool stuff so that I can get all the juice out of the system and screen. At first I had Fantastic 4 in my mind because I knew that it was available in the store. Nevertheless, there was Spider-man 3! I knew that Spider-man was out on DVD but I also knew that it’s going to be out of stock for a while. It was the only one DVD available in store. I picked it up and I also got Pearl Harbor.

I have to say that Spider-man is worth buying if you want to buy a Blu-ray movie. The fights between spider-man and the other bad guys was breath taking.

What I am getting at is that the Blu-ray is one hell of a picture and experience. If you you want to invest your money in home entertainment, then aim for Blu-ray. The only problem is that in Kuwait Blu-ray is kind of expensive, but prices will drop soon.

How much is a PS3 now in Kuwait anyway?

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