Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good Night #vector

Few days ago I have sketched this cute girl :D
And today I have decided to vectorize it :p

[Video] How Animals Eat Their Food - Hilarious !

Mister Epic Mann decided to create a video showing us how Animals Eat Their Food. Surprisingly this funny video was published on April 8, 2013 and today it has more than 50 million view!

He starts off predictably, but things quickly get out of hand. Incidentally this whole video sums up how we used to eat when we were kids, lol !

I honestly couldn't help myself but laughing specially when he did the Rhinoceros :p 
Watch and enjoy ;)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kuwait's susnet today

I have to admit that I am addicted to taking photos of sunset, it's really amazing and relaxing. However, I always find myself clicking photos of the sunset whenever I see it. And luckily, I was able today to take those photos before the sun goes down.

Hope you'll like it :)

Bloggati RSS Aggregator

Couple of days ago, or weeks can't really tell :p, I wrote a review about one of the RSS Aggregators here in Kuwait. And today I will be writing another review about a new RSS Aggregator in town called Bloggati.

This RSS Aggregator was created first in Kuwait in 2012, and to be honest I didn't hear anything about it earlier. Probably because I was not blogging much that time. But, however, I can see that this RSS aggregator is quiet active and includes different blogs from inside and outside Kuwait. It actually covers all Arab countries, not only that, it also categorizes blogs by specialty (i.e. if you want to read only about TECH just choose that option and you will get all related posts about TECH). When I was contacting the owner of this website I asked him about the story behind creating it! He said that he love reading blogs, and that he decided to create a platform which makes reading blogs such a joyful process, by keeping it interactive.

It's pretty amazing to have a website that can actually combine all cultures "bloggers" together in one place. And it makes it even easier to follow up with the bloggers and know what is new inside and outside your country. Now Bloggati can be very useful for three different categories, how?
  1. If a Blog Reader: It can help you choose your most favorite blog/category by adding the same to your reading list.
  2. If a Blogger: It helps you representing your posts to a larger number of readers inside and outside your country.
  3. If a Company: It helps companies, small projects, etc to communicate with bloggers in order to promote their business.
The only thing which I think they really need to work on is to have the Arabic/English option in their website. It is really important to have an English version of the website as it might help others and courage them to read it and be a part of it. Also, I have heard that there will be an iPhone/Android app very soon :D hope you will make that in English guys :)

If you are a Blog Reader, a Blogger or a Business man/woman, go ahead and register now in their website :)

Bloggati website address.
Bloggati on Facebook.
Bloggati on Instagram.
Bloggati on Twitter.

Will be updating this post as soon as they launch their app ;)
Best of luck !

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence new look with Nicholas Kirkwood Sandals

After months of staying away from the red carpet radar, Jennifer Lawrence poked back into the public eye at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, California last Saturday.

Lawrence cut her long golden locks into a shoulder-length bob just an hour before the event. She has chosen to glam with a David Koma dress and Nicholas Kirkwood sandals. With a mesh neckline and ribbed detailing, the skater-style dress was amazing on her as well as the sandals. She is looking amazing as usual, but I honestly prefer her old makeup look as she was looking really amazing. Maybe if she were wearing red lipstick or pink it would've been better :)

These sandals are quiet amazing, from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black & white snakeskin, metallic gold & black patent leather and snap-button ankle-strap. I am not sure if you can find the same pair here in Kuwait or in the Middle East, but they are available online at Moda Operandi and Net-A-Porter for almost US 995/-.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My story with coffee and headache ! #Sketches

Yesterday I have decided to cut down coffee intake from 7 Mugs + a day into one small cup a day. And apparently my plan was doomed to failure! I had one cup of coffee and had a measure headache which lead to those sketches.

First it was a little bit bad.

And then it got worse!

But then it got even worse than ever before, that I was actually afraid to start hitting my head with the wall !

So I have finally decided to have more coffee and end this misery! I remember I had 6 small cups "and magically my headache was gone :D" But then I realized, having more coffee means less sleep. And I actually went to bed at 6 AM :/

On the other hand, a good thing happened, which was creating those two nice sketches :D

Yup, I will never ever do that again and cut down the coffee intake. NEVER !

Stress Test by Nivea, brilliant AD!

Do you know that any kind of stress leads to sweating! I am sure you don't want that, which is called "stress sweat"

Nivea is launching a new product which is stress sweat resistant. I was pretty amazed with the ad they have created specially for this product. It's creative, amazing and unique. The idea they have adopted was brilliant, I am not sure I can handle this kind of a stress :D what about you guys ? Watch the below video and tell me if you can?

For more details about this product click on the link of the above video.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

[Part 2] Funny Story about fixing iPhone 5 broken glass in Kuwait !

If you all remember I have published a post earlier [read it here] about how difficult getting your iPhone 5 broken glass being fixed here in Kuwait. And I have promised you all to continue the story and tell you my decision in Part 2, which is right here and right now :D

Of course after so many days of suffering with "stuffed to explode" iPhone 4, and looking at my iPhone 5 every now and then "waiting magically to being fixed by itself" I have decided to do something on my own :D I have been searching about LCD screens with digitizer on Amazon, but unfortunately, I couldn't find any! All I have found was iPhone 3, 4 and 4S LCD screens with digitizers. Until one day Yousef "aka Dude from 7ajidude Blog" posted a similar post about Samsung Galaxy S3 broken glass [read it here] and I have decided to ask him about iPhone 5. He was kind enough to give me some links on eBay for iPhone 5 screens and recommended looking up for videos on Youtube on how to fix your broken screen at home. 

After checking all the available options, I have realized that they were all almost the same price as Kuwait (I am counting the customs price and Aramex taxes) so what is the point of getting a screen from outside, and take a risk fixing it yourself. Plus I was reading the reviews before I read the item description and they were all discouraging enough to buy any! Like for example some of the sellers were saying we are not responsible if it didn't fit your phone, we design those screens based on the description we have and that their items are not authorized by Apple or any other company "this is depression itself"

Apparently if you were able to find that screen, get it, and fix it, and if it eventually didn't fit your phone or was not functioning properly, then you and your plan is doomed to failure !

So, my final decision was to just fix my iPhone 5 and start using it again. I seriously couldn't just keep it aside and not use it. It would've been a crime for god sake !

Here is my phone after being fixed 

Looking awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee, isn't!

The place where I have fixed my iPhone 5 is called located in Shuwaikh next to iCity [check google maps here] First they will give you a print out "Job Card" with all your details and the total price which is KD 95/-, and then will ask you to wait or come back after an hour. After its all done, they will give you an invoice with the total price and a one month warranty for the LCD screen "I guess my name has been changed into cash while I was sleep or something" 

For more details about this company, you may visit their website here. Or follow them on twitter and facebook for more updates.

ilulz & cartoon #sketches

As I said before, I don't know what is wrong with me and why I keep sketching cartoon characters these days. Maybe it's a new way to express my feelings without saying anything :D I actually find it funny and nice, but I still didn't nail it fully. However, here are some of the sketches I have sketched this week. Hope you'll like it :)

This one was made at work, I actually had nothing to do so did this and put it on my white board :3

And this one represents me "ilulz" at work while feeling so sleepy that I can barely open my eyes. (Note to the boss: I don't usually feel so sleepy at work, well only when I am tired :p) - I hope he is not reading this.

As for this one, it clearly says that I hate April "2013" because I have fallen sick from April 1st till date, and I am not getting any better >.>

Last but not least, this is how I panic when someone says we don't have coffee "either at home or at work" 

So do you think I should continue doing this thing or shift to something else :p

بيدنا نرسمها ! وزارة الدولة لشئون الشباب

حملة وزارة الدولة لشئون الشباب من أكثر الحملات الإعلانية إبداعاً، حيث أنها تشجع الشباب على أن يظهر مواهبه و تدمج الأفكار الغريبة والجديدة لتطوير وخلق شعار جديد ومميز. حيث أعلنت الوزارة مؤخراً بدء مسابقة وطنية لتصميم شعارها، تهدف إلى تشجيع المشاركة المجتمعية في رسم هوية خلاقة للوزارة

للمزيد من المعلومات عن شروط المسابقة يرجى زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني هــنــــا
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Not late "DO NOT PANIC" #Sketch

I have no idea what is up with me, why I am sketching all those funny characters recently :D

Enjoy !

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My concentrate face #Sketch

Sometimes, well if not most of the times, I do this face while sketching or concentrating on something :p "Just not to get over concentrated."

Thank god I've never done that in public lol. Well, maybe I did it once, or twice :D can't really remember "ahm"

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Two Locals fighting in the cinema !

Sometimes people can be really annoying, specially in cinemas! They start sending messages, talk too much, make noise, give un-necessary comments or even receive calls during the movie like this fellow. You've got to watch this, I won't tell you what is going to happen!

I would love to know what do you think ?

Exactly how I feel right now ! #Sketch

Aha, yes that's exactly how I feel right now !
But I am still smiling :D can't you see the smile below :p

Have a nice day :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Blog@Reader (RSS Aggregator) for Kuwait Blogs

Today I am bringing to you one of the most amazing useful apps/websites ever! I am sure you have all heard about Blog@Reader and have been a part of it on a daily basis, I know I am! One of the main reasons I am writing this post, is because I really enjoy using both the iPhone app and the website.

When I first knew about Blog@Reader in 2012 I wasn't actually blogging much, and was always confused of what or how to follow up with the bloggers and read their posts, so I ended up not reading any of the blog posts and reading newspapers instead "uhhh, I know!".

But before I go further, allow me to say it couldn't be more creative! Choosing the name was brilliant, it describes the whole concept by itself. "Hats off Fahad :)"

However, If you are a blog reader, you will for sure enjoy using the new application or stay up to date with all the new posts shared through the website. And as usual, I was troubling Fahad again with all my questions so I can write a full review about the main idea behind this app/website to share it with you "I am a freak when it comes to information, I have to collect as many information as I could in order to simplify it, and keep everything available in one place." So, in brief, we all want to know what is Blog@Reader? And how it might help us as blog readers?

Well, Blog@reader is an RSS aggregator for Kuwait's blogs; where it gathers all the information about the blogs you know plus the ones you haven't heard or read about before. Simply, its all in one concept. 

The brain behind this masterpiece is Fahad Alibrahim (@fahadalibrahim), the creator of ELSOOR game, owner of EZGRT website, and one of the major participants of Hyndai RunKuwait event! "Say mashallah :D"

It was created back in 2011 as an iOS app only. Believe it or not I still have that app in my phone :D It was called Blog@: Picks

I got curious and asked Fahad what is the story behind creating this RSS aggregator! And it turned out that he is actually a blog reader himself, he said and I quote: "I noticed how it was difficult to read my favorite blogs in my iPhone and iPad, so I created the first blog@ app."

The new Blog@reader for iOS devices looks like this. (PS: I have no idea how 6alabat app went under "Health" category, but I guess since it has food it makes sense keeping it there :p)

On the other hand, Blog@ app and website contains Kuwait blogs only, but you as a user and/or reader do have the ability to add as many blogs as you wish in your private blogs list.

This app is available for both iOS devices from here, and Android devices from here.
Also, you can follow the updates on Instagram by following @blogatreader, or simply follow their Twitter account @blogatreader. I really enjoy following them on Twitter, as I have the chance to get notified whenever there is a new post from different bloggers.

Last but not least, I would like to personally thank Fahad for this creation and for his time to answer all my annoying questions :p

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

[Review] Whitagram Application, one very important app for Instagram users

Have you ever wondered how iPhone users share their non-square images on Instagram? And with high resolution? No need to wonder anymore, today I give you the amazing app Whitagram!

Whitagram App is one of the most amazing apps I have ever used when it comes to sharing photos on Instagram. What really makes this app so special is the simplicity of its interface, as it's non-confusing and so easy to use features.

Once you open the app, click on "add photo" and select the photo you want. You can either take a photo directly by using your camera, choose an existing photo from your library or use Camera+.

I will be using my "un-finished" logo as a sample.

Whitagram app is free, with an in app purchase to add labels to your photo. However, after uploading your photo, you can easily edit your photo with so many options. All you have to do is to click on "edit photo". If you want to change the background color, click on "Change background color". 

Here I've changed the background color into black.

After you change the background color, you can still edit your photo. Press on "edit photo", and then chose "edit". After you do so, all of the edit options will be available for instant use.

Like here you can add a "text" on your photo, such as a signature or so.

Or you can add your own handwriting to it.

On the other hand, you can add as many effects as you want. Some of those effects are similar to the ones you find in Instagram and Twitter.

Finally, when you are about to save your photo you have the option where you can save it in different sizes (small, large & full resolution). Or you can instantly share your photo to Instagram with the same resolution options shown below.

 This is one of the highly recommended applications for quick edit and sharing photos on Instagram. Of course there are so many different apps with higher quality and different effects/options!

This app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generations), and iPad. You can download this app from here.