I’m Taking a Break

I’m going to be busy for the next couple of days, so I’ll away from the blog. It’s just a short break, I’ll be back Sunday inshalla. Gona miss everyone xoxo

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Kuwait’s Temperature

A reader sent me this. 55 degress!!

Thx Ahmad

ٍAl-Hassan & Al-Hussain Mosalsal in Ramadan مسلسل الحسن و الحسين يعرض على روتانا خليجية في رمضان

المسلسل من إنتاج شركة المها الكويتية وتدور أحداثه حسبما يقول مخرجه عبدالبارى أبوالخير: «يتناول العمل فى إطار ملحمة الفتنة الكبرى، والتى أحدثت شرخا فى جدار الأمة الإسلامية، وهى الفترة التاريخية ما بين استشهاد الخليفة عثمان بن عفان، وحتى استشهاد الحسين فى كربلاء، مرورا بأحداث كثيرة منها تولى على بن أبى طالب (رضى الله عنه) ثم استشهاده، وتولى الحسن ثم تنازله وتولى معاوية، ومن بعده يزيد، كما يتناول المسلسل أحداث معركتى الجمل وصفين»

المسلسل الرمضاني التاريخي المثير للجدل “الحسن و الحسين و معاوية” سوف يتم عرضه على قناة روتانا الخليجية رمضان هذا، لاتفوتون الفرصة لمشاهدة أحد أهم الفتن في تاريخنا الإسلامي

Al-Hassan, Al-Hussain & Ma’awiya Ramasdan Mosalsal\TV show will be shown on Rotana Khaleejia this Ramadan.

Come Sign at The Avenues with Zain حملة تواقيع في الأفينيوز مع زين

في إطار حملة زين الحالية ضد كتابة الرسائل أثناء القيادة، تقوم زين بحملة جمع تواقيع ضد هذه الظاهرة السلبية الخطرة. الحدث يقام في نهاية هذا الإسبوع، في الآفنيوز، و يستمر إلى يوم السبت

Zain is having a special event this weekend at the Avenues Mall, to sign a pledge not to text and drive. Check out Drive Zain’s campaign site here.

This Was Taken Yesterday: 53 Degrees Heat is Already Here

I guess we don’t have to wait for the weekend to see 53° degree heat. One of my readers, Shadi, took this yesterday at 1.16 p.m., ouch, that’s hot. I do hope that no one suffered from heat strokes or dehydration.

Check my post about this weekend’s super hot weather, and be careful. 

Thx Shadi for the pic.

Sherlock Holmes 2 Trailer

Sherlock Holmes two: A Game of Shadows.

It stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and is directed by Guy Ritchi. It opens next December.

Attention All Bloggers

VIVA has big plans for some interesting and entertaining events for bloggers, and would like to cover everyone by getting their contact details.

All you have to do is send your details to socialmedia@viva.com.kw

VIVA is serious about the new social medias, like Twitter, Facebook, and Blogs. They view the blogging world as an important element, just like regular press and traditional marketing.

And VIVA does throw some of the best events for bloggers out there. The attention and care and interest they pay to bloggers is overwhelming and nice. I’ve been to a few VIVA events myself, like the VIVA-iPhone launch (here and here) and the premier of X-Men First Class (hereherehere). You can expect to have a great time, be taken seriously, and meet some senior VIVA personnel on the way too.

Don’t forget to send your details to socialmedia@viva.com.kw

Things You Didn’t Know About Pinkberry & Kuwait

I was reading an article in Businessweek about Pinkberry’s plans to expand outside of the USA. The article is fairly new, it was written in April 2011, and had some really fascinating facts. Including something fascinating (but not surprising) about Kuwait:

  • Kuwait is Pinkberry’s highest volume store, beating everyone everywhere. Way to go Kuwait.
  • Starbucks Chairman joined the board of Pinkberry in 2007. Super cool connection score for local big Starbucks fans, Al-Shaye3.
  • People stood in line, yes even in West Hollywood, for hours when Pinkberry first opened up there in 2005.
  • Pinkberry is expensive, and not just in Kuwait: a small cup costs $5 in the States.
  • Pinkberry’s Peru branches get 50% more business than the American branches. Way to go Peru.
  • Pinkberry sales are less than one-third of ColdStone’s sales.
  • You get lots of local flavors and toppings to suit every specific market; like green tea flavors in South-East, and dates & pistachio topping in our Gulf region.
I hope you enjoyed these little-known-facts, just like I did.