2019 was… challenging. Hopefully 2020 will be more… chill lol
Hope you all have a productive, healthy and satisfying New Year!
It only took about ten years (not even joking), but the local Bath&Body Works website is finally up and running!
Rather than running around from branch to branch; triple-checking to see if the latest collection has been released in Kuwait yet, or hunting down a particularly hard-to-find Candle, or whatever, I can just order online now and have the stuff delivered straight to my home!
Yes, they don’t have coupons and stuff like they do in the U.S. and yes, the collections we get are still… limited (it’s the same stock, after all), but give them another ten years or so and they’ll get there, eventually (maybe) lol
Your favourite restaurants and takeaways, delivered straight to your door
I was craving a Cheeseburger from Five Guys but didn’t feel like braving the overcrowded streets during Ramadan. Since neither Talabat nor Carriage delivered Five Guys, I decided to finally give Deliveroo a shot (shout out to my girl Sonia for recommending Deliveroo)!
I ordered a Little CheeseBurger (with the works) which cost KD 2/500 and Little Fries which cost KD 1/250. The total for my order was KD 3/750. It was a little bit late, but I didn’t even notice until I got this e-mail… only an hour later!
Next time you order, it’s on us
We’re sorry your order was late – here’s KD 3.750 towards your next one.
Great service matters to us, so we want to say sorry and give you KD 3.750 credit towards your next order. Just follow the link below to add the credit to your account. It will be automatically added when you place your next order and is available for the next 14 days.
Wow! I’ve only ever heard of these things happening and mainly these stories take place abroad (if your pizza is late, it ends up being free, etc…), but never actually experienced it for myself… until now! I’ve shared my disdain for local take-out joints years ago (Nom Nom) and more recently my absolute nightmare of an experience with Carriage (Carriage Sucks!), but that’s all I’ve ever known. It’s unfortunate, but I’ve gotten used to placing and order via Carriage only to have it arrive about a week later and usually missing a few items to boot.
As such, I honestly didn’t even notice that my order with Deliveroo was a little late (because Carriage tends to be very, very, very late), up until they e-mailed me, to not only apologize, but also to give me credit towards me next order (which was the total amount of my “late” order)!
So professional! I mean… is this even Kuwait? Is this even real life? Needless to say, I was not only impressed by Deliveroo, but veritably blown away and will definite, definitely be ordering with them in the future (in fact, I already used up the credit on another order from Five Guys and have been ordering with them on and off throughout Ramadan! btw their Coffee Shake is ah-maze!) ♥
At this point, everyone knows or at least should know of Carriage. Chances are you’ve probably spotted their delivery guys (sporting a t-shirt with the Carriage logo) or even seen them on those ubiquitous bikes (with a bright orange box on the back) out and about in Kuwait. No joke, once I counted no less than 5 different delivery dudes roaming around, while having dinner with a friend at one of the restaurants at the JACC/Opera House/Fountain!
These expensive, these is red moons. These is bloody moons. (dunno where I’m going with this lawl)
Keep an eye out for the Blood Moon tonight! The Lunar Eclipse will start at 8:00pm and umm… climax (not quite sure what the proper terminology is lawl soz) at 11:20pm and end at 2:30am. The Moon is supposed to be Red from 10:30pm until 12:15am. Hopefully, the weather in Kuwait will play nice so the Lunar Eclipse will be visible to the naked eye.
The repeal of Net Neutrality is a hot topic in America, but it can be very difficult to understand. That’s why the BURGER KING® brand created WHOPPER® Neutrality, a social experiment that explains the effects of the repeal of Net Neutrality by putting it in terms anyone can understand: A WHOPPER® sandwich.
This effort aims to help people understand how the repeal of Net Neutrality will impact their lives.
The BURGER KING® brand believes the Internet should be like the WHOPPER® sandwich: the same for everyone.
Help keep Net Neutrality safe by signing the petition at Change.org/SavetheNet
Kudos, Burger King!
Net Neutrality is something I’m very, very passionate about. I’ve tried, but ultimately ended up failing, at explaining it, to the people in my life. Hopefully now they’ll be able to understand the concept (and all the accompanying ramifications) after watching this Burger King Ad.
Guys, this is serious.
My phone has been blowing up with texts from people about the earthquake that shook Kuwait a couple of minutes ago. Apparently, it was a 7.2 on the Richter Scale (which is pretty serious). Thankfully, it seems that everyone is safe (if only a bit… shook, sorry couldn’t resist). We rarely get earthquakes over here, if ever, which is why it’s kind of a big deal for some. I called up my younger brother (literally minutes after people started blowing up my phone) to ask if he felt it and he’s all “Yeah, I felt it. I’m also trying to watch Season 2 of Stranger Things so let’s talk later, bye”. Well okay then. As for myself, I didn’t feel a thing (I happened to be running, at the time) and now I kinda’ feel left out.
There’s going to be a partial lunar eclipse tonight! I know it’s short notice (sorry!) but I literally just found out about it.
A partial lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 begins at 5:22 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time and is expected until 7:18 p.m. Part of the moon will orbit through Earth’s shadow at a speed of 2,300 miles per hour.
So in Kuwait that would be +3 local time meaning it’ll start at 8:22pm and last until 10:18pm.
According to timeanddate.com, the lunar event will be visible to most of the world, except all of North America, much of South America and some areas in east and Northern Russia.
It’ll be visible from Kuwait (we’ll get to see something cool… for a change, as opposed to always missing out lawl). Unlike a Solar Eclipse you can view a Lunar Eclipse with the naked eye (no safety precautions needed because you will not go blind or whatever). Again, it’s not a full Lunar Eclipse. It’s only a partial Lunar Eclipse. So keep that in mind. Happy Spectating!
Mark your calendars, people! The biggest moon of the 21st century will be visible on November 14. A Supermoon occurs when a full moon takes place while it is closest to Earth. Supermoons generally appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than average full moons. Although not as large as the November 14 moon, another Supermoon will take place on December 14. The next time the moon will be this close to Earth again (Supermoon) will be in year 2034. Don’t miss the Supermoon, next Monday!