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AppleCarPlayApple officially announced the first kind of cars innovation technology. CarPlay is available on new select of new cars in 2014. With CarPlay is smarter and safe way to use your iPhone in the car. While driving you can get map directs, make calls, send/receive messages, listen to music and use Siri. 

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, or touchscreen.

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Here is a demostraction of Apple CarPlay in a Ferrari FF ay The Geneva Motor Show. It looks really cool, I loved the interface, features and the syncing functions.

CarPlaySo if you got a brand old car, it is time to move to a brand new smart car. Apple Carplay will be available on Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz and Volvo 2014 models. Coming up in future cars of Nissan, Mitsubishi, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki, Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia Motors, BMW and Toyota.

Apple CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7 and it will work with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. Apple you done a great success with your smart technology innovations.

RemalInternationalFestivalRemal International Festival one of the world’s largest sand sculpting festival organized by P2BK. From the information mentioned in Remal’s Facebook Page. 73 of the world’s best sand artists joined hands with world-leading light shows to create the most exciting festival Kuwait has ever seen.

I had a tour last week inside the festival. Actually I’m proud to find Remal as one of the best festivals in Kuwait with awesome hand-made sand sculpting, activities and entertainment program. Everyday after 6pm, there different activities presented inside the festival. I’m really impressed with the sand sculpting decorations, lightings and the festival segments. If you haven’t had a chance yet to see the festival you got time till end of April 2014. Don’t forget to take your camera with you.

Date: January 30th – April 26th 2014

Time: 10AM to 12AM

Location: Kuwait International Fairgrounds beside Hall 4

Ticket Price : 3KD

SenchagreentealeafmintsI received lovely healthy gift from Choicesfoodco. If you drink green tea daily, you can try Sencha Green Tea Leaf Mints. Three mints equal one cup of green antioxidants. All made of natural ingredients with organic and fair trade Green Tea Extract. I started a plan from last Wednesday, by taking 3 mints daily and avoiding drinking green tea.

FalconKuwaitWe own two falcons kept under a special care. However, one of them flew away and never got back again. After days we got a call from someone from Saudi Arabia founded the falcon died between the trees. They cost more than five hundred Kuwaiti diners. I dislike flacons but my uncle love to use them hunting. Flacons got a value but if the owner know’s how to deal with them.

SeeneOne of the great apps I used today is Seene. With this mobile app you are able to create 3D images without using any specialized camera or equipment. The image can be shared in the app social channel or saved in the mobile library.

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YasminFarmEarly morning of last Friday I drove down to AlWafrah Farms. I knew there is a special Farmers Market organized every weekend.  It was my first visit to Yasmin Farm owned by AlBan Dairy and couple of investors. Well, it was really late when I reached the farm as I got lost during my way. I used Google Maps and my car navigation GPS till I lastly reached the farm.

However, I entered the farm and parked my car in the parking permit area of the farm. Guests mostly welcome to have a tour in the farm. Therefore, I paid 1KD/per person for our tour inside the farm. Myself and my family members went inside the golf car with a tour guide to the main factory area.

The farm attractions are AlBan Dairy Factory, Cows, Sheep, Goats, Vegetables and Fruits.

FarmersMarketOn the way out guests can buy Yasmin Farm products from Yasmin’s Store. Different products are available such as vegetables, fruits, diaries, Honey, Spices and Olives. I enjoyed the visiting the farm, but got stressed of driving down to the farms and getting lost for hours. Don’t get stuck from what I experienced.

To reach the farm go to Google maps on your smart-phone and type your destination to Yasmin Farm [map].

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Chanel innovated in Paris Fashion Week Show by transforming the runway into supermarket. Chanel Shopping Center provided the backdrop for Chanel’s 2014/15 Fall-Winter Ready-To-Wear collection. The sprawling supermarket, constructed for the occasion beneath the glass roof of the Grand Palais, made for a tongue-in-cheek setting that evoked the consumerist culture imagery of Pop Art as well as the concept of easy everyday luxury. More than 3,400 guests browsed shelves stocked with goods renamed and packaged especially for the show Chanel-branded beverages, groceries, fresh produce and home improvement supplies – before taking their seats as the 79 models began their sweep through the aisles. As well, all the food and products are  donated to charities.

Karl Lagerfeld’s collection resonates with his resolutely modern take on the Chanel vocabulary, electrified by a distinctly urban vibe. Sneakers are the footwear of choice, paired with blazers, dresses and coats, and in knee-high lace-up boot hybrids; the models, freed from heels, had a definite spring in their step.

I really find it interesting to use Supermarket theme to promote their products at Paris Fashion Week Show.

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March #QoutMarket

March 4th, 2014 | Posted by Khalil in Entertainment | Event | Exhibition | Kuwait Life - (0 Comments)

QoutMarketKuwaitSaturday the 1st of March 2014 Qout Market re-opened back with new activities. I marked my calendar before days and waked up in the morning to have some breakfast and tour at Qout Market. I did visit the 1st3rd and 4th Qout Market. Most of the participants are the same. AlNowair done a wonderful activity, by passing through a short tour and at the end point you are asked to write your name and give to the person behind you.

Oscars2014The Oscars academy awards winner of 2014 are:

  • Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Best Animated Feature: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
  • Best Costume Design: Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
  • Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
  • Best Directing: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers)
  • Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)
  • Best Film Editing: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)
  • Best Original Score: Gravity (Steven Price)
  • Best Original Song: Let It Go – Frozen
  • Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
  • Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
  • Best Live Action Short Film: Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
  • Best Sound Editing: Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
  • Best Sound Mixing: Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
  • Best Visual Effects: Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Her (Spike Jonze)

Ellen DeGeneres shared his photo on Twitter with stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Bradley Cooper taken during Hollywood’s Oscar annual awards ceremony. This photo and tweet is the most retweeted tweet ever.

DietCareNewMenuLast month I tried a trial period of Diet Care new menu lunch dishes.  Diet Care is a healthy centre that  serves a great variety of healthy food delivered to your home.

DietCareKuwaitHere what I had for lunch from Day 1 till Day 5:

Day 1 Lunch: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Caesar Salad and Broccoli Soup.

Day 2 Lunch: Chicken Beryani, Persian Yogurt Salad, Chocolate balls.

Day 3 Lunch: Chicken with cheese mushroom sauce, potato, pomelo mango salad and greek potato salad.

Day 4 Lunch: Fish hamour, Caesar Salad and Soup.

Day 5 Lunch: Chicken Shish Taouk with rice, Persian Yogurt Salad and Strawberry Cake.

DietCareFoodRegarding their food tastes it is quite good. But I disliked the fish hamour dish because it was exhale with fish smell and not cooked well. Otherwise all the other meals are fine. I also liked diet care desserts they are tasty and delicious to have after your meal. Having a 600Cal lunch everyday is healthy and great management to manage our daily calories.

I Love KW

March 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Media & Ads. | News | Others | Photography - (0 Comments)

IloveKWOn my way to Sharq last night. I saw a beautiful red sign “I Love KW” similar to the one in New York City Love sign placed at the main entrance of AlHamra Tower. What a great idea and I think it is the best place to snapshot your photo beside the sign.