An employee contacted me from Xcite letting me know that they are releasing the new line of Sony OLED TV’s. Right now Sony A90J is the best OLED TV available in Kuwait since the LG C1 and G1 aren’t available in Kuwait yet. Sadly I can only see Sony A90J 65″, and I don’t see the size that I am interested in which is the 83″. I believe they will eventually sell it, but lets see how much will it be priced at. Now I really want to go for an 83″ OLED TV, but the question is which TV should I buy. I am between Sony A90J and LG C1, and the reason I am reluctant to buy the C1 is because of the warranty if I buy it from B&H. There is this small risk that something goes wrong with the TV then it will be hard to fix. Once I bought a laptop that came damaged from the factory. It wasn’t turning on, so I had to find a place to fix it in Kuwait.
The thing that really surprised me at Xcite is that they priced the A90J cheaper than the US. I checked the price for the A90J at B&H. So if I decide to buy A90J, then I will buy it from Kuwait without thinking. Switch on the other hand is pricing LG OLED TV’s much more than the US, so I would take the risk and buy it from the US. The price in the US is around 630 KD for the GX 65″ and at Switch it is 990 KD. I will choose very soon, so I hope by then Switch adjust their prices to match the US.
LG C1 is a better gaming TV compared to the Sony A90J. I am leaning towards LG C1 much more than the Sony A90J, so it seems in the end I will take the risk.
Update: LG C1 is now available in Kuwait, but it is much more expensive than what I thought.
I can’t believe that I am playing on Xbox more than Playstation these days. The only reason I play Xbox is because PSO2 / PSO2 New Genesis. I am enjoying the game a lot even though it is so laggy. The game is much smoother than the previous one in terms of gameplay. PSO2 game is the type of game where I don’t have to think at all, I lay on the sofa and press the controller buttons without thinking. This is more of a game I play when I am really bored. I did pre-order Ratchet & Clank on PS5 but I still didn’t play it. I never played the previous ones, but I decided to give this one a shot. I really enjoy playing Playstation Exclusives, and until now Game Pass didn’t resonate with me. I enjoy playing the AAA games made by Playstation Studios.
My games wish list is the following
God of War Ragnarok
Horizon Forbidden West
Ghost of Tsushima 2
Spider Man 2
Red Dead Redemption 3
This is a very interesting generation and I can’t wait for the AAA releases this year.
I guess I am always late to catch up with trends. After a while of having my friends telling me to try one of the secret menu items at Five Guys. I decided to give it a shot, even though I was a bit reluctant. The secret menu item is called Patty Melt, which is a patty and other toppings stuffed between a grilled cheese sandwich. I can’t believe that I enjoyed it much much than a regular burger. Even when it comes to delivery, it doesn’t get as soggy as a burger. Now Patty Melt is my favorite option at Five Guys, but make sure to order it in person to experience it right. It is OK when it comes to delivery, but everything in person tastes much better. At Deliveroo, they limit you to add 1 patty only, and can’t do double or triple patties. But when you go in person, you can do whatever you want, for me a single patty is enough.
After 6 years of waiting, my favorite soap is finally being sold in Kuwait. I was really excited when I got to know that Method is being sold at Tons Store. I started using Method soap when I was in the US. When I was younger, the kind of soap didn’t matter to me much as long as it had a good smell. I never thought of the difference between natural soaps and chemical soaps until I got eczema. This is when I started to shift to natural products, even if the smell isn’t as intense but I know for a fact that it is better for me in the long run. I started by using Method soap and I continued to use it until my last day in the US. I stopped getting eczema and felt much better. When I came back to Kuwait, things were difficult once again. It took me sometime to find something good enough, but not as great as Method. Now since Method is back, I don’t have to worry at all. Try Method out and let me know your comments. You can also use TONSFAM code for 10% discount at Tons Store
Active blogs in Kuwait are much less than what it used to be. I remember a decade ago, I would be reading one blog after the other. Majority of the blogs were in English and few were in Arabic. Most of the bloggers moved to Instagram and completely shutdown their sites. Some didn’t even renew their domain. When I started Ryukers Blog, it started for fun only. I thought I will be posting few posts and forget about it after a month or so. Surprisingly that wasn’t the case, and I want to write more than ever. The list below shows the active blogs that I know of in Kuwait.
I was asked by multiple people of how to buy cryptocurrency in Kuwait. People want to buy Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum. I personally never jumped on board even though I have been monitoring them for few years. When I asked the question, I didn’t know the answer myself. So I asked my friends who are experts in purchasing cryptocurrencies in Kuwait. Surprisingly, they all use the same exact platform. The platform is called Binance. According to my friends, this is the best platform to trade if you are living in Kuwait and the credit charges at around 2%. I just opened an account and I am doing the verification process. I submitted a copy of my passport, and I did verification using my laptop webcam. I was told that they need 1 hour to do the verification and I am still waiting. I was told by my friends that to buy Dogecoin, I have to buy USDT which is very stable currency. Then use the USDT to buy Dogecoin. The other recommendation I got was to buy using stop-limit which you set your lowest price to sell automatically. For example you buy at 0.5 and it goes up to 0.7. You can set the limit at 0.5. If the any massive drop happens, you sell automatically at 0.5 so you don’t lose your initial capital.
I have always been very conservative, but I didn’t gain much even though I believe the stock market is a bubble and same goes with cryptocurrency. The massive money printing is messing up the world and inflating all the prices. Now I decided to jump on board even though I don’t believe that it is the right time.
If you want a very detailed guide of how to purchase Dogecoin, Bitcoin, & Ethereum in Kuwait. Check the step by step article by Incuire Blog.
For the past few years, I have been a user of two applications to buy everything for my home. I buy from Drops and I buy from Tons. Both of the apps have pros and cons, but I consider them the top 2 in Kuwait. With Tons, I like their impressive customer service, but the issue they had was the replacement products since they don’t sync with supermarket inventory. Now this is no longer an issue, because, Tons finally launched their own warehouse and it is called Tons Store. All the inventory is fully synced, and the experience is really impressive. Don’t worry having options like local Co-ops, City Center, Saveco, and Sultan Center will still be there. They have all kind of products from fruits & vegetables to frozen meat and chicken. They are adding lots of new items everyday, so it will have lots of SKU’s soon.
Now I have something special to share this time before anyone else does. I have a promotion code for Tons Store, and it discounts 10% of the total bill. The code is “TONSFAM” and this code is impossible to find on Retail Menot or any of the other coupon sites. Try Tons Store and let me know your experience.
I started drinking sparkling water when I was in the US. Back then my friends started a trend to switch away from high sugar sodas. I remember they used to buy Dasani sparkling water, which was really great. Then they started to try other brands such as La Croix and Kroger which we liked as well. Our favorites were Dasani Lime, La Croix Coconut, and Kroger Tangerine. Coming back to Kuwait, I suddenly lost all my favorite options until I found Perrier with flavors in cans. Since then I started drinking Perrier and always have it in stock. I remember finding La Croix at Sultan Center, but it was over priced. Each can were selling for 500 fils, which was a lot for sparkling water. Two days ago, I found out that Tons App is selling La Croix Coconut from City Center Shuwaikh. There was a great offer of selling each can at 300 fils, so I stocked 120 cans plus my current inventory of Perrier. Check out City Center Shuwaikh on Tons App.
The healthy meals subscription became a big industry in Kuwait, and now I see more and more people subscribing. The results I saw in person for those who commit were really impressive. I personally want to join, but I am such a random person where I don’t like such commitment. I decided that if I don’t lose enough weight by myself until June 1st, I will subscribe to one of the below companies. Sometimes I buy a healthy meal from the supermarket, but I choose what I feel like to eat that day. I ate meals from few of the below companies and some are really good for healthy food. Surprisingly now I am hooked to buying a healthy cheesecake from Numou. It is one of the best cakes ever, and the amazing part is that it is a guilt free dessert.
Numou : I have tried Numou many times and it tastes really perfect. I bought multiple meals from Numou, but still I haven’t subscribed yet. I am thinking of subscribing on June 1st if I don’t reach my target goal. The thing I like about Numou is the perfection to every single detail. I got their sandwich box the other day and I was impressed of how perfect it was. Each sandwich was cut to the same exact size, not even a millimeter difference. Even the ingredients inside each sandwich is so consistent in terms of distribution and quantity, so I feel each sandwich tastes exactly like the other. The packaging is really nice, and I feel like I bought a luxury item when I opened the box. The combination of taste, quality, and value is what makes Numou very special.
Diet Station : I heard lots of great feedback about Diet Station from friends and family, because their food is really tasty and they were innovative for being the first to release an App in the market. From their instagram I saw a post saying they have 3,000 customers which is really impressive. Diet Station is one of the leading brands in Kuwait
Wolf Nutrition : One of the most recommended option in the market and some people consider it to be among the top in the Kuwaiti market. What I really liked about Wolf Nutrition is that their social media is so engaging. Their Instagram stories is really fun to look at and I personally got excited when I saw their content. It is one of the options on my list if I choose to subscribe.
Lina’s & Dina’s : Lina’s & Dina’s was recommended by my friends and when I saw their Instagram page it got my attention with their dessert posts. I will try to order one of the desserts sometime next month, because I could tell from their posts that they do a good job.
Diet Center : Diet Center was the very first healthy meal subscription I have heard of. I remember my cousin when he joined around 2 decades ago. I still remember when we used to go to Johnny Rockets next to AlFanar Mall and he has his meal with him. I still remember how he looked at us when we were eating burgers while he was eating a healthy sandwich. Diet Center were pioneers in the industry and I saw lots of people losing weight back in the day.
Diet Care : Diet Care were pioneers in the industry as well. I went to their store few times and had their food and it is good. I usually go walking from my office with my coworkers. It is an option that keeps the whole team satisfied.
Lofat : For me Lofat is great because I find them in my supermarket. Sometimes I am hungry so i garb a sandwich from the supermarket next to my home. I got excited when i saw their frozen food such as Sambosa and Kuba. I really like the creativity of their constant product creation and innovation.
Protein : I have heard a lot about Protein and they did a great job with Ramadan offers. They priced the packages at really competitive prices offering great value to potential customers.
Tuning : One of the places that I would like to try because of how attractive their Instagram posts are. They really got my attention with their posts, and I felt that they are offering more of a lifestyle rather than diet meals.
Basic : I have heard of basic from friends of mine. Some have subscribed with them and saw very effective results. They liked the food, and they told me to try it. I still didn’t get the chance to taste their food.
Calorie Control : From what I have seen Calorie Control is offering extremely inexpensive packages for Ramadan. Starting at 56 KD which is a really affordable plan for such service. I think it is a smart strategy to reduce the barrier of entry.
Since my daughter was born less than a year ago, I wasn’t sure what are the good products to buy. I was buying things randomly without researching, which is something I rarely do. For example buying a car seat, I just went to Mother Care and bought a car seat without thinking. I never knew that there were better car seats such as Maxi Cosi and Cybex that are more user friendly than the traditional ones. When it came to cameras, I did the same exact thing, I went to Amazon and bought an Amazon Choice Camera and it was disconnecting a lot since homes in Kuwait are made from concrete. My brother in law called me and told me to get a Nanit camera. The way he explained it to me was by comparing it to Google Analytics but for a baby. I honestly didn’t know the difference until I bought the camera and tried it myself. I was really impressed with how advanced Nanit is, and it really made our life much easier. It set expectations of what my daughter is going through. Example, it send me a notification telling me that my daughter will be waking up more often because she will start teething at this age. Another example is that she will be waking more often because she started to learn new skills, and she will be practicing the new skills before sleeping. It also checks the sleeping cycles, and check if she is sleeping enough or not. Everyday when I wake up, I see the full sleep cycle of my daughter, the sleep cycle shows all the major events form the moment we put her in the crib to all the movements during the sleep and until she wakes up. Nanit is the best product I bought this year and it made parenting much easier for us. I also can check the temperature, humidity, height and much more using Nanit app. I highly recommend buying this product, and especially if you are a new parent. What new parents do is over searching using Google and then get scared when they read some info that aren’t relevant to what is happening. Nanit set the right expectations so you don’t have to search for anything online.