Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Review : Samsung Galaxy S

Three days ago, Wataniya Telecom were so kind to us by giving away one of the latest and powerful devices in the market which is Samsung Galaxy S. The first thing that I noticed about the Galaxy S is the design, we can see how it's an exact copy of the iPhone, a little bit bigger in size but lighter in weight !

The most amazing thing about this device is that it has an Android 2.1 operating system and can be updated to 2.2 very soon. Also what really attracted me is the widgets, you can add as much as you like and they're easy to use and manage.

The screen is very smooth, user friendly and has a super AMOLED display compared to iPhone4 which has a Retina IPS (Learn more). I tried playing Angry Bird in both phones and it has a huge difference between the two, Galaxy S is better !

One of the biggest issues that we're facing in iPhones generally, is the battery life. Well, Galaxy S has almost double the time specially in the standby mode. It has a battery life of 576 hours, iPhone4 has only 300 hours !

The bad things about Galaxy S are a built-in camera without a flash and the overheat when using for long time.

Overall, Galaxy S and iPhone4 are like brothers from different mother. Both have almost same features and capabilities, but the question is what will happen if the Android 2.2 operating system released on Galaxy S ?

Wait for the second review.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Moscow Circus in Kuwait

I've seen an advertisement board about the opening of Cirque Du Soleil and Moscow Circus in Kuwait on the 24th of October 2010. It is proudly brought and arranged by X-Cite and will be the first opening of such event in Kuwait.
Cirque Du Soleil and Moscow Circus are entertainment companies, self-described as a "dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment". The Performers will astound you with a thrilling combination of acrobatic artistry.

It looks like a really interesting and exciting event.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

This Week's Cinescape Movies

Do not miss this week's Cinescape movies! Paranormal Activity 2 and The Social Network are on my must-watch list! I hope we don't suffer from a lot of deleted scenes.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Review: Crepe Cone

I first spotted Crepe Cone at the Avenues mall phase 2. They have many collection for your crepe, so you'll be able to have a variety of choices.
I ordered my own combination which is blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and snickers pieces. They added on the sides a little bit of cream, a ball of vanilla ice cream in the middle and mango sauce for the toppings

It tasted so delicious and mouthwatering that I had to go and have the same order again. I'm definitely going to visit Crepe Cone every time I stop by to the Avenues mall.

Crepe Cone is located in the Avenues Mall 2nd Phase - Food Court.
Click here for their Facebook Fan page including pictures of their menu.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Applebee's Fail

Yesterday we went to Applebee's Mishref and found out that they have placed a ceiling lamp exactly in front of the TV.

Sorry Applebee's, but that's a big fail in my book !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bruce Willis Goes Gaga

Bruce Willis went to David Letterman show with a piece of meat on his head and Letterman literally ate the meat of his head !
That's what happens when you get the Gaga !

Disconnect To Connect

A lovely advertisement reflecting a global problem facing most of us. Blackberries and iphones are really affecting our lives communications with people.

Let's do our best to stay closer to our friends and families by disconnecting to your phone and connecting to the real world.

My First Experience With The Police

Last night, I was at Hawally with my friend in Ibn Khaldoon Street. We were going for a quick stop to buy a flash memory. I parked my car, went to the store and bought my things. As I returned to the car I found out that there's a car parked behind me which blocks my exit and nobody was inside it.
I assumed that the person who parked his car behind me wouldn't take much time so I didn't mind waiting 1 or 2 minutes. My friend and I checked on every near-by store and asked them about the car's owner but without any results. 15 minutes have passed, I kept getting more and more angry by the second.

I decided to call the police hoping that they would do something about it. I explained my issue and gave them my exact location. The woman from the call center told me that they will be there as soon as possible. Later on, I got a home call from the police department asking if my car was still blocked and I told him yes.

After 35 minutes of waiting, the car's owner arrived to his car, started the engine and was about to leave like nothing has happened. I ran towards the car and stopped him. I furiously asked him to stop the engine. After the anger I had to let out on him, he started apologizing stating that he's new here and didn't notice the time. I told him that you aren't going anywhere until the police arrives. I noticed the time and realized that it's been almost 20 minutes since I called the police and they still didn't show up. After struggling with the syrian guy I decided to let him go.
An hour later, I got a call from the police asking whether or not my car is still blocked.

This experience taught me two lessons. Firstly, I shouldn't call the police if my car gets blocked because they wouldn't take it seriously. Secondly, always have a baseball bat placed in your car so that you can have the pleasure to smash the car into little pieces if someone parks behind you.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scream 4

I am a big fan of the movie series Scream which was created by Wes Craven. It's been 10 years since the last series and I just can't wait for the 4th one to be released.
Check out the official trailer of the movie.

It is scheduled to be released on April 15, 2011.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Our Top 5 iPhone Games

We as Q8BlackMarket, would love to share with you our top 5 iPhone games of all time :

1- Angry Birds - Download

2- Cut The Rope - Download

3- Doodle Jump - Download

4- Plants vs Zombies - Download

5- God Finger - Download

So, what are your top 5 ?

The Accuracy of Japanese People

That's just incredible, I was actually waiting for a mistake to be honest but then I realized that this video was taken in Japan where everything is possible !

Brilliant !

UFC 121: Lesnar vs Velasquez

Do not miss one of the most exciting events of the Ultimate Fighting Champion.
Brock Lesnar will be defending his heavy weight championship against the unbeaten Cain Velasquez.

UFC 121 will start on Sunday October 23 at 4:30 am KW timing. You can watch the whole event live on OSN at Showsports 4.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

VIVA Festiva - Unlimited Energy

VIVA Kuwait today announced the beginning of a seasonal festival titled “VIVA Festiva”. By launching the first surprise of “VIVA Festiva”, VIVA Kuwait offers to their current and new customers of post-paid packages the privilege of having the 55KD monthly or yearly offer plan , which enables them to make free unlimited local voice calls and SMS (terms and conditions apply), free unlimited local video calls and MMS, free unlimited local mobile internet usage, free unlimited local Blackberry services, in addition to a special discount on international SMS.

Choosing the yearly plan of the 55KD offer provides subscribers with even more fascinating surprises such as free golden number and Blackberry® devices along with all the benefits of the monthly plan.

This offer is available at all VIVA Kuwait branches and authorized dealers with a variety of devices to choose from.

Thanks Hind

Ghanem Al-Saleh - في ذمة الله

انتقل إلى رحمة الله اليوم الثلاثاء الفنان القدير غانم الصالح في احد مستشفيات لندن وذلك بعد معاناته من مرض السرطان في الرئة وسيصل جثمانه للكويت غدا رحمه الله

We've lost one of the best actors in Kuwait today, Ghanem AlSaleh, in one of the hospitals in London after struggling with lung cancer. His body will arrive to Kuwait tomorrow, God have mercy on his soul.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Batelco Infinity

An EPIC film about a journey through people's ideas. Ideas you never thought possible, will now come to life. Keep thinking.
It will be the first of it's kind in the middle east. Check out the second trailer of the movie here

Click here for their official Facebook page

Free Only Women Parkings

It started first at Marina Mall, now Mishref co-op is doing the same thing. They are offering free front parkings to women only!
I have no idea why would they be sexist and offer this service to women only as written in the poster.

Cristiano Ronaldo BES Advertisement

A new advertisement by Cristiano Ronaldo to a Portuguese bank BES.

A Scale Model That Costs $2.9 Million

Bugatti Veyron's diamond edition scale model that has been made by Stuart Hughes & Robert Gulpen of Munich, reached almost $3 million which is more expensive than the car itself !

It weighs approx 7kg, made in 24k gold and platinum with a diamond front from 7.2 carats. It took them 2 months to finish this scale model.

If I have that amount of money I would buy the car itself instead of it's scale model !

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Subway's Buffalo Chicken

Since I always go crazy about the taste of the buffalo sauce, I couldn't resist Subway's newest sandwich which is "Buffalo Chicken". The sauce is not THAT perfect, but overall it was delicious and I might order it again.

They've added also another sandwich called "Turkey Jalapeno Melt".

Public Relaxation?

This is really inappropriate for a man to be sitting like that in a public and respected place.
It reminded me of the airplane relaxation I posted about a couple of months ago.

Thanks Ahmad

Japanese Kids vs Zombie

Japanese shows are literally the best. Check out how the kids react when a zombie attacks them.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Basmeti Q8ya Exhibition

After the first success of Basmeti Q8ya last year, they will open their gates tomorrow for another big event filled with many Kuwaiti talents.
The event will take place in Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Arraya Ballroom and the timing of the exhibition will be as following:
Sunday 17 Oct. 2010 from 3 pm to 10 pm
Monday 18 Oct. 2010 from 3 pm to 10 pm

Click here for the official website
Click here for the Facebook page

Do not miss it!

Ahmed Shawqi on Google

I was surprises to see arabic words on the official google page. It turns out that Google is celebrating the anniversary of Ahmed Shawqi, the prince of arab poetry.
Click here to know more about Ahmed Shawqi

Thursday, October 14, 2010

VIVA's Facebook Zero (also known as Facebook Zero) is a light weight, text-only version of the standard Facebook mobile site (

1- Ultra light weight , faster mobile site
2- Text-only site so data usage is very low
3- Free browsing of the text only site (No charge of data access on text, only pages)
4- Viewing photos or external links is one click away (data charges apply)
5- Free Browsing is sponsored by VIVA Network.
6- Easy to deploy with the following URLS to Zero-rate:

Click on one of these links for Facebook Zero:

Ryan Reynolds Does Jimmy a Favor

Ryan Reynolds in a really funny scene with Jimmy Kimmel where he attempts to fire his biggest fan at work.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lightning Strikes The Statue of Liberty

By waiting all the night for the perfect moment with his Nikon D300s, Jay Fine succeed to capture the lighting striking the statue of liberty. Believe it or not, Jay spent almost 40 years trying to capture this moment and he finally did.

With patience and faith everything is possible !


PlayStation Move - Not Just For Kids

An amazing new advertisement from Playstation Move.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USB Rechargable Batteries in Kuwait

A very simple and amazing way to re-use batteries. There's no need to go to the shop for new batteries. No searching drawers looking for that charger, simply plug into any powered USB port.

A short charge can give extra hours for a PC input device such as a mouse or keyboard. Save money and help the environment by reducing wasteful alkaline disposal.

Check out some of it's main features:

- Charge from any powered USB port.
- No need for a separate charger or cables when traveling.
- Easily charge cells in your game station and just swap over to continue playing.
- Charging for just a few minutes provides extra hours of instant use for many devices.

I tried the double AA usb cells and they worked perfectly. It cost me only 7.750 KD which is very reasonable for a battery to be used hundreds of times. They are available in Kuwait so hurry up and get yours now.

To order you can give them a CALL/SMS at 9789-6456 or E-mail them at

Smint & Gum Blackberry Flavor

One of my favorite chewing gums are Smint & Gum. While I was at Sultan Center, I found out that they released a new flavor which is blackberry.
I tried all the kinds they have and blackberry is now my #1 choice.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cinescape First Row Seats = VIP Seats

Nobody wants to sit in the first row seats of the theatre, well that's about to change. Only the first row seaters will have the chance to fully relax while watching the movie by putting their legs on the cushion table.
That's a great move by Cinescape. I tried the first row seating area and I honestly loved it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Panasonic "No Expert" Ad.

A very funny advertisement for the Panasonic Lumix G2 camera. You don't have to be a great photographer to take great photos.

Movie Review: Devil

I just finished watching one of the best movies I have seen this year. At first I thought that the movie was another failure [Bad title name, I didn't like the poster and never heard of the movie] but it turned out to be one magnificent movie.
Devil is truly an unbelievable movie that I recommend everybody to watch although I have to warn you that the movie is frightening, chilling and terrifying movie with top thrilling and mystery scenes.

The movie talks about a group of people who are trapped in an elevator. I wont ruin the movie for you so go ahead and watch it.
Movie Rating: 9/10

Playstation Move in Kuwait

I previously posted about the amazing device Play Station introduced which can enable you to play with advanced motion sensors. I found PS Move in X-Cite The Avenues where it was available on display for a demo play.
I had the chance to give it a try and I really loved it. I think it is more accurate than Wii's controllers.

You can find PlayStation Move in X-Cite by 22 KD including 3 games which are Kungfu Rider, Sports Champions and Start Party each costing 13 KD.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Conan O'Brien TBS Promo

My favorite talk show Conan O'Brien released his new advertisement promo. The new show will start on November 8 joining TBS. I'm so excited to watch his show.

Click here to watch more funny videos on his youtube channel

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How Ink Is Made

I've seen this documentary on youtube and simply fell in love with it. They show you how colour and ink is created from the raw ingredients - powder, varnish, and passion.

Alex's Incredible Goal

Alex scored a thunderbolt goal during Chelsea vs Arsenal's game. I've seen the match a couple of days ago and just went crazy over his goal.

The shot was so powerful and accurate even when it was curving. It's one of the most brilliant goals I've seen this year.

Small to Big - London

We were invited to a press conference held at VIVA branch - Marina Mall with the association of Pink Coffee for Marketing and PR. VIVA announced the beginning of the second phase of the Small to Big project. The project is an extension of the huge success from last year, in which experts and specialists provided small businesses with technical support and informative resources to develop their businesses.
"An agreement was established to launch the second phase of the small to big project at King's College University in London, ranked 22nd among the most prestigious business administration universities in the world," said Omar Al-Houti, Corporate Communication Manager at VIVA Kuwait. " Presenting this opportunity through King's college university - London, VIVA kuwait guarantees the transparency of the project and ability to provide participants with an academic curriculum to establish successful and competitive projects for the international market" added Al-Houti.

Through Small to Big - London, VIVA kuwait is helping create an economically prosperous future for Kuwait, therefore playing an effective responsible role as a Kuwaiti telecommunication company to support and guide these projects to maintain a fulfilling performance in various sectors in kuwait.

We would like to thank them for the kind invitation and we wish them the best of luck.
Click here to apply for VIVA's STB program

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kuwait Society of Engineers Ad.

A great advertisment by KSE sending a message about the Alternative Energy Applications, an option or neccessity?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Samsung LED Monitor

It's been quite some time now since I updated my computer. I've been using my macbook laptop for a year or so and was neglecting my computer "I prefer windows rather than mac". I got for myself a whole new intel i3 2.93 computer with an exquisite new samsung BX2250 21.5" LED Monitor from Blink.

The quality of the screen is superb with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, response time 2ms and full HD screen resolution. It is also equiped with 2 HDMI inputs "you can use it with any HD system".

Click here to check out more features of the monitor.

Never Answer Your Phone in Class

After watching this video, I will not THINK about answering my phone in class ever again !

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Big City Brains in Kuwait

I love the robot dance, these guys did it perfectly with their own creative style. Big City Brains is a team of robot dancers. They are on tour around the world and apparently they stopped at Kuwait for a new show.

Click here to watch more Big City Brains shows

Filipino Reaction Over Miss Universe

Filipino's go crazy during announcement of Miss Universe 2010. They are 4 guys wearing pj's on one bed while watching a beauty contest, gay enough?

Watch from 2:27 onwards for all the crazy screaming and jumping.