I have always had an issue tying my shoe laces, and I never thought of a solution. I watched a video on TED that says we are tying shoes the wrong way. I tried the new method from TED, but again it didn’t work for me. I literally have to tie my shoes every 1 hour or so. One day I was searching on Amazon.com for a solution and I found Lock Laces that have tons of great reviews. I tried it out and it completely changed my life. Walking around without thinking of tying my shoe laces is really incredible. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Monthly Archives: January 2019
One of the main issues with buying a Google Pixel is the lack of good screen protectors in the market. For iphone, there are a lot of great options. I searched the internet for a good screen protector and I found articles across the web. It seems these articles were recommending screen protectors that they haven’t used. I bought some of them, and they were really junky. When I search Amazon, I only find the terrible ones. I will review each screen protector I bought for my Google Pixel 3 XL.
1- Rhinoshield Glass Screen Protector: This one is by far the best one. It is very responsive, clear, and tough. The only issue is that it sometimes block the proximity sensor. My wife and I have the same phone. For here it worked perfectly, but for me it blocked the proximity sensor. When I call someone, the screen will turn black until he hangs up. I had to remove it even though I like the quality of the product.
2- Rhinoshield Impact Screen Protector: I have been buying Rhinoshield screen protectors for a very long time. I believe their quality used to be much higher in the past. I always leave my keys and phone in the same pocket, and the older Rhinoshield would handle all scratches easily. This time the screen protector was damaged just by having the phone in my pocket. I replaced the screen protector with a new one, because I don’t like to see an imperfect screen. I dropped the phone on the street, and the screen protector and my phone screen both broke. I still can’t believe it, because I am used to Rhinoshield handle much more than that. Overall the screen was very responsive and clear, but the durability is the only issue.
3- Zagg Invisible Shield: I bought this one, because they sell it on Google Store. It is very clear and responsive, but sadly it broke easily. I dropped my phone on the ground and it broke the screen protector only. I replaced with a new one, but it broke in multiple locations just by having my keys in my pocket.
4- Qoosea: Total piece of junk, it isn’t responsive at all. I have to push very hard to be able to click on an icon. I can’t find a good screen protector on Amazon.com which is very sad.
I would recommend Rhinoshield the most, but I will update my review since I have been using it for few days only so far. Waiting to use it more to give my final review.
I have been collecting Power Banks for a very long time. In the past, most power banks were charged via Micro USB cable, which was perfect, because most Android phones were using the same cable. Things have changed when Android smartphones switched to USB C, and most power banks still supports Micro USB. Some power banks supports USB C, but there aren’t many in the market so far. Now I will rank my favorite brands for Power Banks.
1- OmniCharge: It is by far the best brand in the entire world in terms of size, build quality, durability, function, and design. The way they assemble their power banks is amazing. When I first saw the Omnicharge 20, I didn’t believe such thing exist. I decided to buy it even though it was too good to be true. When I saw the device, it was so compact and solid, and it impressed me big time. When I connected the DC cable to Megasafe 2 and it worked, I was like WOW, I have been searching for such thing for a very long time and I never though such thing will ever exist. The only missing thing for me that I wanted to charge the Omnicharge 20 via USB C instead of a power adapter. Luckily the new Omnicharge Ultimate will support USB C charging, which makes my dream power bank. I also tried their competition which is Mophie Powerstation AC , but it is nowhere close to Omnicharge due to the size and bulkiness. Omnicharge newest products will launch after their indiegogo campaign, which is the new mobile series and again they keep impressing me. Amazing designs and new functions such as wireless charging. Omnicharge are constantly setting a new standard in the industry.
2- Aukey: Most of my power banks are from Aukey, because at early stages they were having 2 options per power bank. I bought both the option to charge with Micro USB and USB C and it was very convenient for me. I also bought the one to charge with Micro USB and Lighting. Their designs were OK for the older models, but the new ones are great.
3- Anker: I believe it is the most popular brand for power banks and it is Amazon best seller power bank. I like their build quality, designs, and durability. I also like the case that comes with the power bank. The only issue I saw with Anker is that it took them a long time to switch to USB C for charging. For a long time, they have been sticking to Micro USB, but the new ones have USB C ports to charge the power bank. Overall it is a really amazing company.
I love all the above brands, and I highly recommend all of them
Kuwait, Real Estate, San Diego
Sean Zanganeh | Kuwaitis Favorite Real Estate Team in San Diego California
Back in 2005 there were a lot of real estate exhibitions in Kuwait where they sell real estate abroad. The main countries where they sold lands and homes were Jordan, Oman, UAE, and Egypt. I remember we bought two lands in Ras Al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates. Each land were offered at 10,000 KD, but we were able to negotiate each land to 5,000 KD. What we got during the exhibition was a receipt from the real estate company and it wasn’t the deed, and it took us 7 years to register our names in the registry. During that time, we realized that the real price of the land was 1,500 KD only. We were ripped off all the way, but this is how 99.9% of companies operate here in Kuwait. During the same year we bought 2 houses in Egypt from the same exhibition. They showed us very nice renders of the houses and they also showed us the plan for the project. They always tell you those 2 homes are the only one left marking other ones as sold to create a sense of urgency to purchase. We bought 2 homes back in 2006 and until today the project didn’t finish construction. The real estate company in Kuwait took their big cut and they left us to fight in court with the property development company in Egypt. We literally won the case Q4 of 2018 but it didn’t mean much because we spent thousands of Dinars on lawsuits. We also bought some lands in Oman from someone we know, and the experience was even worse. We bought 4 lands at an expensive price, but when we saw the deed it didn’t have our name. We asked the person who sold us the lands, he said oh I forgot to mention that you need to pay another fee for name transfer in the registry which is about 12% of the cost of the land. We were deceived big time, but sadly things aren’t regulated here in Kuwait.
Our experience buying real estate abroad has been terrible until we met Sean Zanganeh in San Diego California where things have completely turned around. I met Sean Zanganeh back in 2012 when we were interested in buying properties in Orange County, CA. Sean is a very organized person and very detail oriented. He knew exactly what we wanted and he helped us find the best deals. We almost doubled our money in 1 year with one of the offices that we purchased through Sean. Sometimes we find deals that we think are amazing, and he always tell us if he really think if the deal is worth it or not. Back in 2014 there was a company in Kuwait selling properties in Detroit for $50K to $60K and the returns are up to 15% where you get monthly rent. My friends were going crazy about the deal so i was getting calls all the time about what I personally think. I asked Sean and he told me that it seems fishy to him. When I told my friends, some believed Sean and didn’t buy, and some didn’t because their family bought through that company and they were getting monthly income so they started to buy more properties from the same company. Suddenly few months later all the monthly income stopped and the company owners are no where to be found. It was one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Kuwait, and the owners made $200 million dollars and escaped Kuwait. All my friends should have listened to Sean from the very beginning
Any Kuwaiti who is interested in buying real estate in California. I always recommend going to Sean Zanganeh, and as soon as they meet him and work with him. He instantly becomes their favorite real estate agent, because Sean is trustworthy, honest, and fully transparent.
I can’t wait for my next visit to San Diego this year. I miss the weather, shopping malls, driving, and the food. Now I will share my top 5 things to do in San Diego.
1- Simsim Mediterranean Grill : Simsim has been my very favorite place for lunch and dinner from last year, and the chef behind the concept is really talented. My favorite items are the Simsim Shawarma, Fatteh Shawarma, Lemonade, and the Mahalabiya. When you order the Simsim Shawarma, make sure to get some extra garlic sauce on side to dip the sandwich in.
2- Bobboi Gelato : It is located in La Jolla, CA. One of the best Gelatos I have ever had in the US and my favorite flavor was the Meditteraneo. The ratio of pistachios to almonds is perfect and the flavor is really amazing.
3- Fashion Valley : This shopping mall has always been one of the best in Socal. It is nice to walk outside in San Diego’s nice weather. I usually go and grab either Pinkberry or Haagen Daz and walk around. Fashion Valley is the most luxury mall in San Diego and it is the perfect place to go shopping.
4- San Diego Zoo and Sea World : To enjoy time with the family, both San Diego Zoo and Sea World are perfect. The things you see usually excite me and my family. The best thing in San Diego Zoo is the baby panda.
5- El Pescador Fish Market & Restaurant : This is the best sea food restaurant in San Diego. I usually get the grilled shrimp sandwich with avocados. I also get the grilled Halibut sandwich.