Where Do I Buy Computer Accessories & Networking Products in Kuwait

Two weeks ago, I moved from one home to another and every few days I realize that I am missing some tech items. One day I need more access points across the house, the other a load balancer to balance Zain, Ooredoo, and STC 5G routers. Today I got a UPS backup battery for the load balancer so it always stays on even after electricity outage. I bought all of these items from a store called Tarmel Computer and I have been buying from this store since I got back to Kuwait.

This is the only store in Ben Khaldoun St that I buy from. At that store I work with Yunis and he is the one who get me anything I need. If it is something he doesn’t have, he will get it for me, so it is my one stop shop. Yunis always get me the best prices in the market and he always give me advice of what to get based on my needs. He always share his honest opinion, and he isn’t the type that tries to oversell at all. That’s why I always come back and buy from Yunis. Whenever I can’t go to the store, Yunis send the items to my home and I get the items within less than 2 hours, but I pay for delivery charges. If you need anything just contact Yunis via Whatsapp on his phone number +965 65899179 and tell him exactly what you need. I usually know exactly what I want, but sometimes I ask for recommendation.

Hectare’s | The Best Sticks Chips Ever

Hectare’s shook the market again with a brand new product called Julienne Sticks. I consider it the best sticks chips in the world, and it beats all of the competition. The flavors are really impressive, and the the size and thickness of the stick is perfect. The sticks are thinner than the competition, but for some reason it tastes much better than the thicker ones. The flavors of the sticks is the following

  • Sweet Chili
  • Ketchup
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt

My favorite flavor has always been the Sweet Chili, so I highly recommend buying Hectare’s Sticks once it is available in the market. I got the product before release to try it out, and I personally loved it.

Hectare’s Website

Home Centre | Best Modular Sofa in Kuwait

I went to lots of furniture stores to furnish my new home. When it comes to comfortable and elegant sofas, I don’t find lots of options. The more I looked around, the more I decided to buy the sofa I bought few years ago. Home Centre has my favorite sofa, and the beauty about it is that it is modular. Basically you can choose all the pieces that fits your layout, and it will look very nice. I bought this sofa in the past for the kids play room, and now I bought it again for my living room. When I ordered the set for my living room, I didn’t open the sofa, because they were painting that day at my home. 3 days later, I opened the set and one was a different color, but all the others were correct. I contacted Home Centre immediately, and the management was really professional. I talked to Tabish who is the manager, and he was very responsive and professional. He checked the issue and managed the solution so fast. I like how such professional managements handle such matter. As a customer I am extremely happy, and it convinced me to buy a 3rd set for my Diwaneya. Thank you so much Tabish and Home Centre management. You offer amazing products and your customer service is superior. You win me as a loyal customer

Check Home Centre website and check my favorite sofa

 

Combine Zain, Ooredoo, & STC Internet Speeds Using Raspberry Pi & Speedify

Right now I am heavily researching how to combine connections to get very high speeds. The main reason I am doing this research is because I just moved to my new home and the internet is horrible. Sometimes I get 1-2MB speeds, and can’t even watch a TV Show. The house is in a dead zone, so there is barely any signal. I found out that the roof has the best signal but it isn’t consistent. Sometimes it is good, and other times it is horrible. I have access points across the house getting the signal from the main router on the roof. I have Zain and Ooredoo 5G routers, and each time one of them is better than the other. Sometimes Zain is very fast, and sometimes it is slow. Same thing goes for Ooredoo, so I needed to come up with a solution. I was thinking of merging both routers into one and get higher and more reliable speeds. After lots of research, I found out that people are using Speedify and Raspberry Pi to do so. I saw people combining 8 connections combining DSL, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G devices, and tethered smartphones. Now I want to merge Zain, Ooredoo, and STC so I can always have a stable fast connection at home. This is what I found

  1. How to Combine 4+ Connections at Once on Raspberry Pi
  2. How can I share my Speedify connection on Linux via Ethernet (Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS)

The issue is that Raspberry Pi requires coding, and the basic ones in the links above can do that job. From what I read, it needs more coding to make it a solid router that merges all networks into one. It requires some coding so when the Raspberry Pi reboot, it won’t lose the code. Also it requires other coding, so the software runs in the background once it starts. I need to find someone to make it a solid merging router that can sell in the market. If such product is available, I will buy it today.

I just ordered Raspberry Pi from Amazon, and I would like to see how that works. I just need to find the programmer that can make it a fixed router so I don’t worry about any reboot.

Update: I finished programming Raspberry Pi, but Speedify is giving slower speeds than the connection by itself. The speed is less because it is combining using VPN. The closest location is Dubai so we are getting slower speeds by the time it gets to Kuwait.

Great Experience at Villa Fayrouz

I just had a great experience at Villa Fayrouz. I always go to Villa Fayrouz Shaab branch, and I love their food and their customer service. Sometimes when I don’t feel like to go, I order via Talabat. Since I came back to Kuwait back in 2016, I have been ordering regularly from Villa Fayrouz. Today was the very first time, I get a missing item in my order. I ordered the Chicken Tawook Combo, and it comes with Chicken Tawook, Hummus, and Fattoush. The order was missing the Hummus, and it is the most important item for me. I contacted Talabat via Live Chat and they told me they have a problem reaching out to Villa Fayrouz. I found Villa Fayrouz number on Google Maps and I called them. I explained that the hummus was missing in my order so the customer service person transferred me to the manager. The manager’s name was Wesam, and he was extremely helpful and professional. He asked if I need anything beside the Hummus, but I only wanted the Hummus. I was very happy of how Wesam handled the situation. The Hummus was delivered within less than 15 minutes, so I was extremely happy as a loyal customer. For me this is the magic recipe for every successful restaurant. Tasty food + great management, and this is how every restaurant should be. Thanks again Wesam for the great customer service.

American Eagle | My Favorite Stretchy Jeans

I wear Jeans almost all the time, but I never found the perfect Jeans until a month ago. I tried so many brands for Jeans, but I was looking for a certain stretchiness that I never found in the market. A month ago, I went to Marina Mall and saw a line for American Eagle. There was a sale where you buy one Jeans and get another for free. I decided to check their Jeans out and see if I like anything. I was impressed by how stretchy the Jeans was, and when I wore it. It is very comfortable. The name of the Jeans is AE AIRFLEX+ RELAXED, and I highly recommend buying it. I was trying to find another Jeans since I buy one and get one free. I checked their website and there was a similar offer, but I get an additional 20% using their app. The price per Jeans after all the discounts was 6 KD to 7.6 KD, which is a great deal. I am used to spend 40-50 KD per Jeans, but that will never happen again.

Weyay | Kuwait’s First Digital Bank by NBK

I am happy to see digital banks opening in Kuwait. I have used a digital bank in the US, which was very simple to use. Back then I applied to mortgage to buy a house in California, and the only bank that gave the approval was a digital bank. The name of the bank was Bank of The Internet back then and later on it changes to Axos Bank. I loved the experience of a digital bank, because everything was done online. I would like to test Weyay Bank by NBK, and see how different is the experience compared to NBK.

Where To Buy Firewood in Kuwait

Since I bought the fire pit, I was looking for different types of firewood to burn. My cousin who is an expert in grilling uses olive wood for BBQ. I was looking for different suppliers for wood in Kuwait and I was able to find a good one. Of course there are high quality firewood options at Ace Hardware, but it is pricey. I bought a decent type of firewood from Lulu Hypermarket, but it burnt really fast. I was looking for an option that doesn’t burn so fast and doesn’t take forever to burn. I found a supplier called Ministore_ws and they sell the following options

Olive Wood (2.5 KD per 10 KG)

Citrus Wood (4 KD per 10 KG)

Berry Wood (4 KD per 10 KG)

African Wood (2.5 KD per 10 KG)

There are other options such as Beech Wood, Oak Wood, Artificial Charcoal, and Natural Charcoal.

I contacted them on Whatsapp and bought Olive Wood & Berry Wood. They charge a 2 KD delivery charge and they delivered the same exact day. After testing both Olive Wood and Berry Wood, I really liked the Olive Wood, because it burns and stays for a good amount of time. The smoke smells nice as well, so smoking some lamb chops or tikka is great. I also used it to cook chestnut and it was perfect as well. My next experiment will be using a different fire starter. The fire starter cubes doesn’t work well all the time, so I am planing to try Looft Lighter.

Prime 1 Studio is Releasing Guyver 2F

For a moment I was really happy to see Prime 1 Studio releasing Guyver 2 statue. I thought that finally I will be able to complete my collection. Then I saw the letter F after 2. I wondered what does it mean, and when I searched I realized that this is a different Guyver 2 than what I was looking for.

This is a female Guyver that I never knew existed. I did more research and I found out that the female Guyver showed in an OVA in the past. I will still buy it to have it in my collection, because I am a big fan of Guyver. I am waiting for Guyver 2 which showed in the anime, so hopefully they release it soon.

Hectare’s | Best Healthy Veggie Chips For Kids in Kuwait

When I eat chips in front of my daughter, she always come and ask for some. I don’t give her any, because she is almost 1.5 years old and I think it is easy to choke while eating regular chips. Few days ago Hectare’s released the product that we were waiting for which is veggie sticks made from tomato, spinach, and potato. The reason my wife and I agreed to give her Hectare’s chips is because they use the highest quality sunflower oil and it is Non GMO, and Gluten & MSG Free. She loved all three flavors, but her favorite is the cheese. Sometimes she chooses the sweet chili but because it has that kick she stops before finishing the entire bag. I am glad to see a product made in Kuwait with such quality. I started to really care what to feed my daughter, because the stuff I grew up eating had a lot of MSG and other things that I should have avoided.

The reason I also really like Hectare’s is because they are the market leader in terms of innovation. They made other local brands copy them whenever they do something. Hectare’s initiated the concept of creating healthy chips ,Non GMO, and Gluten & MSG Free, and now everyone is copying them. The became the market leader in Kuwait and all other brands became followers. The team behind Hectare’s is quality driven, and they want to shape the future of healthy snacks in the region.