I realized that I can’t go on diet for more than a week. I have to find something that I eat every few days, and my latest thing is Tea Party Sweets Medium Trifle. The picture above is Large Trifle, but I try to avoid it because it gets more messy when I eat it even though it tastes amazing. The reason I really liked this Trifle is because of the quality and size of fruits and the lightness of their custard. The blackberry is really big and tasty, and it tastes even better with their custard. I highly recommend, leaving the Trifle for 3 hours in the fridge before eating it. The biscuit at the bottom of the trifle will hold much better and it will be easier to eat. This is something that I recommend trying as soon as you can.
I went today to check the all new Toyota Land Cruiser 2022. I liked the car a lot, and I know for a fact that this car hold value like no other car. The price for the very basic model starts at 18,995 KD. It doesn’t come with a turbo engine. Turbo engine starts at 21,750 KD. The higher model which is Turbo as well but has leather seats starts at 22,650 KD. The higher model which has bigger rims and more features starts at 24,500 KD. The maximum option model is priced at 28,745 KD.
This price list went viral on Whatsapp, and I obtained it from my friends few days after the release
I hate going to car dealers in Kuwait because these people outside whenever they see a Toyota or Lexus they get so close to the car and put their hands on the car’s body. I really felt like I was in the Walking Dead TV Show and was trying to avoid zombies with my car. When I passed them, two cars followed me and parked next to me. As soon as I got out of my car, they asked me how much do I want to sell my car for. I told them I don’t want to sell. They are so annoying and make the experience of going a car dealer really bad.
I really wish there is a company like the ones in the US where they come and evaluate the car at my home and I wish that I can buy the car online. In the US, I bought a car while being in Kuwait via phone. The experience was really amazing. All they did was sending me the documents via Fedex and I signed them and wired their money. The process was very simple.
Update: I decided to buy the new Land Cruiser, and I went today to close the deal. The person who helped me at Toyota was really great and really helpful. His name is Walid Fatouh, and he was very patient with me. I asked him tons of questions and he is extremely knowledgable so it was easy for him to answer all my questions. If I ever deicide to buy another car, I will go to Walid again. The customer experience was really wonderful.
Walid Fatouh Phone #: 50164422. You can call him if you have any questions
I eat burgers all the time, and I have three restaurants that I consider them favorites. My favorites are BBT, Shake Shack, and Chuck’s. Lots of my friends love Thinnies, but it wasn’t my taste. Thinnies have a limited options the burgers are very basic. I don’t eat ketchup and mustard, so their options doesn’t work for me. I wish they have something like a special sauce that I can have instead of ketchup and mustard. Now I consider Chuck’s the best burger in Kuwait. From their menu, I usually get #1 and #2, and both are really good. I just wish they have an option of potato bun, which I really like. They had an issue in the past where the lettuce was wilted, and people complained about that issue, but now it is fixed. Chuck’s is very unique, because their meat patty quality is impressive, and their sauces are really tasty. It is a meal that I really enjoy having, and I don’t get enough of it. I feel like to order now while I am writing this article. When I browse online, I see lots of burger restaurants on Talabat and Deliveroo, but I usually stay within my comfort zone. I just order from the restaurants that I usually eat at. The reason is that few times, I ordered from burger restaurants that were new to me, and they were horrible. My friends are calling Chuck’s the In-N-Out of Kuwait since it is the closest burger to In-N-Out burger in the US.
Try Chuck’s out and let me know what you think in the comment. Right now they are available at Deliveroo.
I have been loyal to KFC since I was a kid, and until today I don’t know any concept that comes close to KFC in terms of taste. The secret recipe of 11 herbs is just perfect. My only issue is the effort I have to put for KFC to taste perfect. Every time I go and wait 20-25 minutes for a new batch, so I eat it hot, fresh, and tender. If there is a long line which is usually during dinner time, I just wait for my turn and it will taste perfect. During dead hours, never get whatever is in their oven, because it will be cold and dry. When I order online, same thing it comes cold and dry. There are good alternatives for KFC such as Naif, and I order their bucket every now and then. The new alternative which I really liked but taste very different is Chicken King. I tried their spicy fried chicken, and I was impressed. The chicken is high quality, it arrived very hot, and the chicken was very tender. Close to my experience when I order a new batch at KFC by myself. The spices taste is completely different, so during my first bite it took me time to process the taste. After the first few bites, I started to like it. Now I am waiting for my next day off to order Chicken King again. I haven’t tried their sandwiches or grilled chicken, so I have no clue what they taste like. I recommend trying the spicy fried chicken at Chicken King. They are available on Talabat and Deliveroo.
Chicken King became my favorite fried chicken restaurant in Kuwait. I am only talking about their fried chicken with bones, not the strips. The strips weren’t that good
I have been using Samsung Z Fold2 since last October. I really like the fold feature, but I hated Samsung bloatware and OS. I have no clue why I always get a notification saying that an app was shut down for violating security. Until now I have no clue which app is causing this issue because it is all in the background. I tried lots of Android phones, and never faced such issue. The best Android experience has always been Google Pixel, but the problem with Google Pixel they came with very low storage. These days I consider 128 GB low storage for my usage. I need a minimum of 256 GB, and 512 GB is ideal. Google Pixel has a very clean OS, and in my opinion it it the closest phone to an iphone. Now with Google releasing Pixel 6 Pro that comes in 256 GB and 512 GB and a camera that is 4 times the performance of previous cameras. They got my attention, and I really want to buy it. The only issue is how to buy it, because in the past Google Store used to ship to forwarding addresses. Then after Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, they completely stopped. I didn’t buy Pixel 4, but for Pixel 5, they listed it on Amazon. I bought it directly from Amazon, so it was very easy. Now the issue is that most probably, they won’t sell it on Amazon. I am guessing because Pixel 5a, which was released today wasn’t available on Amazon. I believe same thing will happen with the Pixel 6 Pro. My solution is to order it on a friend or family address in the US and they ship it to me, but I hate doing that. I really hope they sell it on Amazon and make the process easy for buyers outside of the US.
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.
I have been collecting figurines for a very long time. I don’t collect as much as I used to due to the increase of responsibility after marriage. I still buy a figurine if I really want it. In the past I used to buy figurines of the games that I play at that time, but now I only buy the ones I really love. Collecting figurines is an expensive hobby, but for me it is totally worth it. Once the item is discontinued, the prices increase like crazy on eBay. I see it as a hobby plus an asset that will always be valuable. Some figurine prices increased more than 6-7 times within 3-4 years. Until now there is no way of knowing which figurine will be very popular and will increase in value. For example with Legend of Zelda, some figurines were very popular and some weren’t. One of the brands I collect is Tsume Art, and I was really happy yesterday when I saw Ufff selling them. The one that sold out immediately was All Might United States of Smash and I was surprised to see it available for sale, because Tsume Art website sold out a long time ago, and it is a minimum of 600 KD for product and shipping if bought from eBay. Kuwait prices for rare figurines is one of the best, because people don’t look at the current value of the figurine on eBay. Basically we have our own pricing here in Kuwait.
This issue is one of the issues that I never understood. I would say 90% of my friends who are married never applied for a free land from the Public Authority for Housing Welfare. Most of them complain of not having their own home and about constantly renting and moving from one place to the other. When I tell them to apply to get a free land. They either reject because they want better locations or they keep delaying for no reason. The problem is that most of them have been waiting for more than 10 years and still didn’t apply because of this hope of getting a land very close to Kuwait City. The main issue is that the free interest loan of 70,000 KD is being inflated big time and it is being inflated more on yearly basis. The value of this 70,000 10 years ago is much more than what it is today. By the time they receive the lands by 2030-2040. The 70,000 KD will be the cost to build 2 small rooms only. The other issue is that lands became smaller where the size used to be 600 meters, and now it is 400 meters. I believe it will continue shrinking over time, so the best thing to do. Is just to apply and secure something rather than constantly waiting for something that most probably won’t happen. It is puzzling when I see most of my friends living at their parents home with other siblings who are married as well and they complain about the house being congested and they still never apply for a free land. My recommendation is to get any land ASAP. Securing something even if it is far for the time being is better than not securing anything at all.
Few days ago, I tried International Mill dried strawberry for the very first time. I literally couldn’t stop, eating one after the other. I was told that it doesn’t contain any sugar so think of it as a healthy snack. At the beginning I thought it is just a dried strawberry, but when I carefully looked at the texture. It appeared to be made into that form and look like strawberry and then they add the strawberry seeds on it to make it look more real. I usually go to Al-Hamra Tower to buy the dried strawberry from International Mill. Today I found out that they sell directly through their website. I also found them on Deliveroo but I was afraid to order because they have a picture of dates for the dried strawberry. I am afraid they go by the picture not the description, so I will avoid them for now. If you ever go to International Mill, make sure to try their products. I really love the quality of their products, and I consider them the best in Kuwait.