NBK’s new Hala Hala Zaina commercial



We grew up with this commercial. I didn’t know any kid who didn’t have NBK’s green golden camel piggybank. I even had an aunt named Zaina, and she was young and had black hair like the girl in the commercial, and I thought the commercial was about her.

The new commercial seems exactly like the old one, except for a stronger Kuwaiti pronunciation of Wa6ani at the end. And maybe a softer “ja” when singing ‘aljamal’. And here’s the old Hala Hala Zaina commercial:



Registration for NBK’s Walkathon now open

NBK Walkathon 2014

Registration for NBK’s annual is now open, until 1 p.m. March 13th. The tent is set up just before The Scientific Center on Gulf Rd., and you can also register online [here]. The race is on March 15, which should still be a cool enough day for the walk. The race is fun for the whole family. It’s one of those fun exciting and different days, plus you might win exciting gifts. So go register now and participate.


So I went to the Walkathon, here’s what I thought of this year’s event [link]:

Buzfairy commeny on NBK Walkathon 2014

And here’s what Mr. Harold Walker thought of it:

To Whom It May Concern,I have participated in the annual NBK Walkathon for over 6 years; yet, this is the first year there were no buses available to take the walkers back to the starting point of the event – and that after many were still cold and wet from the rain. I think this was very unfortunate and shines a negative light on the whole event. I certainly hope in the future organizers will do a much better job in this regard.

H. Walker


Wa6ani ElKwait from NBK إغنية وطني الكويت من البنك الوطني



This is NBK’s song for this year’s national celebrations of our independence and liberation days.

Can’t beat this: Zain’s National Holiday song يا زين الكويت

Zain Kuwait national liberation celebrations



Whatsapp has been buzzing all day about Zain’s 3eed wa6ani video. And with very good reason.

It’s beautiful. Just perfect. And I loved how they let girls dance this time, not make it an all men vid.

I vote to have Zain and NBK handle our national celebration operettas from now on. Who can forget NBK’s 7abeebti ya Kuwait? [link]. And I bet the two of them will do a phenomenal job, and be under budget too. Something like what we used to watch in the 80’s.

Wow. What an amazing video. Wish Kuwait was more like that in real.

Japanese Manners

Tokyo Olympics 2020 human thank you sign

To celebrate Tokyo’s win of hosting the 2020 Olympics, Japanese lined up to make a huge human thank you sign.

Great manners befitting a great nation.

[Via BBC].

Special Android KitKat bars

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Android KitKat 3

This is a collector’s item, if it doesn’t spoil or melt on you.

The new version of Android’s OS is called KitKat. Nestle will sell 50 million KitKat Android-special bars to celebrate the deal. Prizes will include Android phones like the Nexus 7, Android shaped KitKat bars, and Google Play credit.

I don’t know if the cars will be sold in Kuwait; but they will be available in Dubai, the UK, and the US among  20 countries.

All pics are taken from Nestle’s Android KitKat Flicker.

NBK’s 3rd Ramadan commercial إعلان الوطني الرمضاني الثالث

NBK Ramadan commercial

NBK Ramadan commercial 2



This is NBK’s 3rd commercial this Ramadan, here are the [first] and [second] ones.

Here are some of the other Ramadan commercials: Gulf Bank, Rauch, Viva’s [Ramadan] & [Gergai3an], Ahli Bank, and Tijari.

Viva’s 2nd golden team commercial الجزء الثاني من إعلان فيفا و منتخبنا الذهبي

Viva Kuwait football golden team commercial Manchester Uinted 2

Viva Kuwait football golden team commercial Manchester Uinted 3



Here is the sequel to Viva’s first commercial featuring Kuwait’s golden football team. Here we seem them in top shape, ready to beat Man United. Again, this is another good commercial from Viva. Makes you feel so proud of Kuwait and that golden team.

Kuwait’s golden team Viva commercial إعلان جميل لفيفا مع منتخبنا الذهبي

Viva Kuwait football golden team Ramdan commercial

Viva Kuwait football golden team Ramdan commercial 2



We’re on a roll today, with a string of amazing commercials. In addition to NBK’s newest one, we now have another great one from Viva. It features Kuwait’s golden football team, that made it to the World Cup in 1982.

The commercial is funny, lighthearted, cute, and adorable all in one. All the old players were legendary, their acting performance surpassing their football one. I strongly suggest you watch it, it is so so funny.

My all time favorite football player from childhood is Jassim Yaqoub, and I was lucky to meet him a few years back . He was charming in person as he was in this commerical. Again, I so urge you to watch it, it’ll remind you of Kuwait’s great days.

The story doesn’t end here, I got the feeling there’s more to come. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

NBK’s 2nd Ramadan commercial إعلان الغنايم الجميل للبنك الوطني

NBK Ramadan 2nd commercial 2

NBK Ramadan 2nd commercial



This commercial is much better than NBK’s first Ramadan one shown last week (which you can watch here). It tells a very beautiful story of good old Kuwait and the great rewards you get out of good deeds. I guess you can say I really liked this new commercial.

Bravo NBK.