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What a tough decision..

Monday, November 4th, 2013


3 years today, we started 965malls, a blog that talks about malls, what's hot and what's not - then the digital scene evolved and every mall started its own social media channels and we learned early on that "malls news" will be redundant so we shifted to story telling, focusing on our lives in kuwait malls, restaurants and what have you - we found our voice, had some fans, we had our ups and downs, but we always avoided redundancy.

for that reason, we decided to stop today, drop the towel and call it a day - simply put, if you have nothing more to say, just say it.

we will miss you all dearly and we will miss writing, but we have to move on - we are getting busier and busier by the day and we better keep up to whatever reputation we have so far built.

adios, love you all & stay cool.

Sad, can’t live without my phone!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

iPhone 5 Render Based on Leaked Parts

when mobile phones were commercialized in the early 90's, i hated the idea and resisted buying a cell phone until 2003! i guess i was the last person in the family to buy one as i was so attached to my privacy.

so much has changed, yesterday i forgot my phone home and left to work, i was completely lost and called the cab to go home and fetch it for me! can you imagine that? what a metamorphose, from complete resistance to complete addiction! i hate this.


Sunday, October 27th, 2013

you must be aware of saudi arabia's women defying the authorities over the female driving ban yesterday - though we are staunch supporters of that cause, we found this youtube video quite amusing - i guess everyone supports the cause his own way :)

They stole my idea!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

i'm sure we all thought of this at one point of time, but i swear i had this idea in mind for more than 5 years to the smallest detail - hélas, lots of dreams but no cash to make things real!

this post courtesy of kuwaitiful.

Cute animated menus at Burger King

Monday, October 21st, 2013

i was at the marina mall the other day so i passed by burger king to grab a sandwich - what drew my attention was the cute animated menus that they have recently installed, the smoke coming out from the apple pie makes it so real and appetizing, so is the fire behind the burger, but the cutest was the animated toys for the kids meal, it really entertains you while you wait for your order.

not sure if with time this animation will drive me crazy - i guess they need to keep refreshing it so it doesn't make me dizzy or even puke! way to go for now :)

Awesome idea!

Sunday, October 20th, 2013



back in august, when our son ryan decided to cut his 5-year-old pony tail, he went to this barber in lebanon called jackyo who introduced him to this awesome program called "make the cut" - make the cut is basically about donating your hair to make wigs for women with cancer, this initiative is organized by a group called "one wig stand" and supported by l'oreal.

what a wonderful program! i hope people replicate this here in kuwait as it makes a big difference for people with cancer, and also encourages guys like my son, to cut their hair for a higher purpose.

Johnny Rockets at Symphony Mall

Sunday, October 13th, 2013


back in april when smash burger opened in our neighborhood, we were so excited to see a burger joint so close to our home - today, we're even more excited as our favorite burger joint is opening across the street in symphony mall - though johnny rockets has a restaurant at the corner of al fanar mall and another in marina crescent,  i'm glad it has become even closer now - good luck johnny!


Thursday, October 10th, 2013


finally! the road bumps at hamad almubarak street salmiya have completely disappeared on both sides of the road - this is opposite mr baker right before salmiya coop, so glad they are off the street - i broke my car there a couple of times as the bumps had no warning signs or fluorescent paint, you could barely notice them - finally someone took some action, the right action for that matter..

45 bloody minutes!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013


i was having coffee with a friend at jumeirah beach hotel on saturday night and as we walked out i gave the car ticket to the valet parking - the place was packed so we expected a long wait, but what happened was totally unacceptable!

we stood at the exit door for ages waiting for our car to be delivered, meanwhile, there was a large number of people standing in front of us who took delivery of their cars, then another number of people standing behind us took delivery of their cars and we were left alone waiting…

despite several reminders and complaints, our car went missing and it wasn’t until 45 minutes later that we got it delivered!

i investigated the matter with some friends and it seems that valet parking at jumeirah is an issue – you better shape up guys if you want to see me back!

McArabia Sujuk? Awesome!!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013


i tried mcarabia sujuk the other day and what a delight that was! i guess this time mcdonalds have hit the jackpot with a product that is unique and different - fast food has been very redundant lately with enhanced flavors and everything seems to be tasting the same, but not sujuk - this has such a unique taste you'd love it from the first bite!

the sujuk patties come with mayo, tomato, red onions, grated carrot and lettuce, it captures the local flavors perfectly - unfortunately this product will be for a limited time and it will disappear soon, so i advise you to try it out now.

Awtar out Kababji in

Monday, October 7th, 2013


awtar has left marina mall for good, not sure for which reason - though we never tried awtar, the restaurant had a very good reputation and a lot of people loved it .

kababji seems to be taking over the place, despite the fact that it already has a food court presence - as far as we're concerned, the more the merrier :) we're very happy as we all love kababji.

good luck!

Don’t touch my Madeleines!

Sunday, October 6th, 2013


i was at 360 yesterday so i passed by géant to buy some stuff, including some madeleines - i reached the cash register, and somehow the cashier managed to drop the madeleines on the conveyor belt - the helper's first reaction was to pick up the cakes one by one with his bare hands and put them back in place, then with all confidence the cashier scans the box as if nothing has happened.

i couldn't believe my eyes! so i stopped the girl and told her to get me another madeleines box - she asks the helper to ho get a similar one from the bakery corner - the helper takes the box, but again i had to stop him and order him to leave it within my sight and go get me a new one - the girl tried to convince me of their good intentions, but how can i trust someone who doesn't even find anything wrong with touching food after dealing with cash and trolleys day long!

finally, i got my new madeleines box just as i wanted, but i am sure the filthy one got sold to someone else! i urge géant to train their cashiers/helpers and teach them not to touch any food at the cashier - it will be a good idea to put some gloves around and let them be used for that matter.

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