I have been trying to find better ways to brew tea than the samovar, and I recently found one that tastes much better. I found a special kettle from Orca that brew tea leaves using steam. The bitterness is nonexistent using this method, and everyone who tried it was impressed. So far it is my very favorite tea.
The process that I used is the following.
1- 2 small spoons of AlMunayes White Box Tea.
2- Turn on Orca kettle and set it to A, which stands for Automatic.
3- The kettle will heat the water and it will stop at one point.
This is one of the best products ever. At first I didn’t believe that the bukhour wardrobe will really work until I tried it. I didn’t believe that the smell will be on my dishdasha that much. Even when I left my dishdasha to the next day, the smell was still there. Bukhour Wardrobe was invented by Woodex few years ago when the founder talked to his friend who sells Oud and Bukhour. The idea came because the traditional method for using bukhour isn’t as effective. In my mind, I thought the traditional method is better, because this is what I grew up with. Using a different method is usually hard for me because I resist a new idea at first. Until I try and see with my own eyes then I start to believe. I saw that Woodex charge more than other places but when I saw the built quality, finishing, and the German accessories used. I knew why there is a price difference.
I am a big fan of automatic soap dispensers. Every time I wash my hand, I like to have the same exact quantity of soap. The first time I bought an automatic soap dispenser was 3 years ago and it was from Simple Human. I used to fill it with Simple Human liquid soap, but now I fully switched to Method soap. Method is a plant based soap without any chemicals, so it works perfectly for me. The automatic soap dispenser from Simple Human worked very well with me, except two at my home that stopped working. Now I saw that Amazon released their own automatic soap dispenser, so I decided to give it a shot. It has a timer of 20 seconds to wash your hand to make sure it is fully clean. I haven’t received yet, but once I do, I will share my opinion about it.
Burning wood using a fire pit and brewing tea using that fire pit is something I really enjoy. Last year, my cousin bought a fire pit and we used it at the chalet to burn olive wood and then used it to grill shrimp. We first burnt the wood and then when it settled, we started grilling the shrimp. My cousin is an amazing chef, so the taste of shrimp was extremely delicious. The experience overall was really amazing, so I decided to buy a fire pit for my home. I went to lots of places, but they were sold out everywhere. I literally went to 5 Co-ops, but they were all sold out. By the end of winter, I found some really nice fire pits at Home Garden, but they were much more expensive than the other ones available in the market.
The price was 250 for the one I liked, but since it was the end of winter so I decided not to buy it. Few days ago, I decided to buy a fir pit before winter starts. Luckily, fire pits are discounted heavily. The one I liked is now selling for 175 KD, so I decided to get it. Now I am waiting for next winter to start using the new fire pit. There are lots of options available in the market, but the nicest designs are at Home Garden.
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
I personally drink tea every now and then, it isn’t something that I have to drink everyday. I love the brewing machines for tea and coffee, and I collect coffee machines even though I don’t drink coffee at all. I just like the way they look, so I buy them and keep them at home. My tea addiction started when I went to Woodex in Kuwait. I drank their tea and I was really impressed. It is the best tea I have ever had, and I really wanted to know what makes it so special. I asked the owner about the tea, and he said yeah we have the best tea in Kuwait and there is a secret.
The secret is in the way of brewing the tea. Basically there is a Russian device called Samovar, and it brews the tea using steam. This way it won’t be bitter, and the flavor will be much more than the regular way. It is very tricky to use because if the tea becomes concentrated then it has to be diluted with hot water.
The process that I used is the following.
1- 3-4 small spoons of AlMunayes White Box Tea. All kind of leaves should be washed before putting into the pot
2- Make sure the water is boiling then let it brew in the pot for 20-25 minutes
Last month I started to look for Canada Dry Cream Soda all over Kuwait. I luckily found it at a store called Hi and Buy on Deliveroo. Each can cost 350 Fils. I bought 24 cans so they delivered 1 full pack of 24 cans. The next day I brought some to my parents house, and my sister in law told me that they sell it at a place called Supplierskw and it cost 200 Fils per can. Yesterday I found lots of packs in AlQadsiya Co-op, so it seems it is available all over Kuwait once again.
There are lots of carpentries that sells closets & wardrobes in Kuwait. A lot of them have one problem in common, which is design. It seems that one place create a horrible design and the rest copy it. There isn’t any research and development, which is very sad. Some closets and wardrobe designs are from ages ago with no innovation. I don’t know why this has been the case in Kuwait for a very long time. The very nice designs are usually from Europe and they are extremely expensive. The average person can never afford these closets. Woodex has managed to create impressive designs close to the ones from Europe at a much lower price. When it comes to quality, Woodex is known for extremely high quality and durability. Hossein the owner of Woodex is a very talented person. He is really passionate about woodworks, and he really cares that his products last for a very long time. My family have been dealing with Woodex for the past 15 years, and until today they always praise their quality. Sometimes we buy closets from other places which are cheaper, but we regret it few years later.
If you are thinking of buying a very high quality closets and very nice design at a very good price. Definitely buy from Woodex and you won’t regret it. Check their instagram page and website and let me know what you think. If you like to see things in person, you can visit their showroom in front of Abyat in Shuwaikh. I really believe that Woodex is one of the best carpentries in Kuwait.
I am a big fan of natural soaps, and my favorite soap has always been Lush. I usually buy Citrus Lemon-lime at Lush, but they only sell it for a limited time every year. I tried soaps from difference places such as the Lebanese House, and imported soaps from Turkey. In my opinion Lush is the best in terms of soap quality and smell, but the soap only last for few days of my usage. Few weeks ago, I found a new company creating extremely high quality soap and it is made in Kuwait. The company called Le Parfait and they use the highest quality ingredients in their soap. I couldn’t believe that they use that much of expensive ingredients in their soap, and they use them without adding fillers so they serve the highest quality possible.
When I tried Le Parfait soap, I loved the ingredients, the smell, and I was surprised by how long it last. The soap last about 3 of my usage. At Le Parfait they sell the following types of soap.
Activated Charcoal Soap
Goat Milk Soap
Oatmeal & Honey Soap
Shea Butter Soap
The prices are so inexpensive, and I am really willing to pay more for the quality and ingredients that I am getting. Now Le Parfait is my very soap company, and before every trip. I take Le Parfait soap with me from Kuwait.
So far my very favorite one is the Myrrh soap, but I haven’t used them all so far because they last much longer than expected. I am very happy to see Kuwaitis creating high quality factories, and I personally call that level Swiss quality.
You can order Le Parfait products from their website and don’t also forget to follow them on instagram
I have been a Mac user for a very longtime, but due to crazy prices. I decided to take a risk and switch to Lenovo, which had a really amazing specs. I decided to buy the P52 at around $3,000. Instead of getting 16 GB, I got 64GB of Ram. Instead of of i7, I got Xeon, so the specs is on a total different level. I was so happy with my purchase at the beginning, but things have completely changed after a software update.
The software update was bricking the touchpad of P52 users, and Lenovo knew it was bricking people’s laptops for a very long time. The issue was published December-20th-2018 and my laptop was bricked around a month ago. They kept the damaged update live for almost 2 months, and they never removed it until someone told them to do so.
The name of the issue is PS/2 Mouse Not Detected, and it affected a very large number of Lenovo users. Until now there is no full fix, where they released a fix that fixes the touch pad but not the track point. Lenovo create amazing hardware, but their software and support are terrible, so it isn’t worth the purchase. Most people in the forum regret buying a Lenovo and I am one of them
Update: Lenovo did release an update to fix the issue and the laptop is working perfectly now. I love the laptop and the thing I love the most is how easy you can upgrade the hardware and the keyboard