Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chipstix Kuwait

Was at 360 Mall today and passed by Geant to check out if they have any good electronics deals... instead I stumbled upon that piece of fried deliciousness :P Apparently Chipstix is a chain of snack food stands originating in the UK. It's a twisty fried potato and you can choose which flavoring you'd like added to it. I chose Sour Cream & Chives. It was really good and will now be one of my main stops at 360.

Chipstix is at the bottom of the escalators leading to Geant at 360 Mall.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend in Amman!

I went to Jordan last weekend. I met up with a group of my very good friends from university who live in Amman and a very dear friend of mine who flew in from Lebanon. Amman reminded me a lot of Beirut. Maybe because it was the same gathering of friends I was used to at uni. Everything in Jordan is so tranquil and they have great scenery, unlike the highways upon highways I'm used to in the Gulf region. It was a nice change.

Went to the Dead Sea which was incredible. It's the lowest point on earth so they say. This is proof of how low we were, GPS doesn't lie :P

This definitely wasn't my last visit to Jordan.

Working late...

Been working late for the past month... poor Golfo gets lonely in the parking lot.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Comedy Central Middle East?

Was going through March's ArabAd magazine and noticed an ad for Comedy Central partnering up with Abu Dhabi's twofour54. The plan is to develop Arabic comedy programming for the region. How cool is that? Unless it ends up being Egyptian dubbed South Park and The Daily Show, then yeah, we got another case of Al Shamshoon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Do NOT Retire Ronald McDonald!

I recently stumbled upon a site called Retire Ronald. The same guys that got Joe Camel to pack up his cancer sticks and retire are now targeting Ronald McDonald. While I'm glad Joe was locked away in advertising archives, I really don't think Ronald deserves the same kind of banishment.

Ronald is a marketing ICON. While he may serve the marketing interests of the biggest fast feeder in the world, he is also an excellent CSR representative. I don't think I've ever seen Ronald chomping down on a burger... It's the parents who need to be schooled on how to get their kids to eat healthy. What kid decides his own meals anyway? SAVE RONALD!