Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Oh yeah

U1, U2, U3?

This is probably the greatest invention of the 21st century, I only heard of it last week.

U3 is a USB flash memory platform. This new standard means that in addition to carrying your data, it is now possible to carry your personal PC operating environment with you.

Your personal DESKTOP!!! with you...anywhere....just plug in the USB stick and your personal desktop appears on any PC....for more details click on this link

Come onnn, don't act like you're not impressed.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Things to do

Things to do in Kuwait

- Restaurants
- Coffee Shops
- Bowling
- Restaurants
- Coffee Shops
- Paintball
- Restaurants
- Coffee Shops
- Camping
- Restaurants
- Coffee Shops
- Kubbar
- Restaurants
- Coffee Shops
- Fishing
- Restaurants
- Coffee Shops
- ...
- oh, did I forget to mention Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Monday, January 29, 2007

This is not my sandwich

politically incorrect & hilarious

Texas Hold'em

I've been a poker player for a while now, and always enjoyed the game, with a bunch of friends on a random weekday, beer & cigars, the way it's meant to be played, and lately I've noticed there's a poker craze, how did it become so famous, 5 years ago no one ever cared for it, now there's a poker channel, this is insane. Even here in Kuwait it's huge; you'd be surprised how many people gather up on weekends for poker night.

I'm gonna have to start poker tournament in Kuwait, playing the same people every weekend gets old and too predictable. Anyone wanna help me set it up.

*Whenever the guys can't make it, there's always I've made a good amount of money on that site. I once made 1000$ from a tournament on party poker, it took 6 long hours but it was all worth it, it was a Friday anyways.
and no I'm not getting a commission from

Sunday, January 28, 2007

How much is a google ?

the number
10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 is called a google. that's a 1 followed by a hundred zeroes.

a 1 followed by a thousand zeroes is called a googleplex and is also the name of the google headquarters in CA. what a perfect name, googleplex = google-complex.

Colorful hidden messages

girls, have fun looking for hidden messages

and guys, since many of you have trouble being vocal about your feelings, here's a way around it... u're welcome

bright red means love
darker red / brgundy reveals unconscious beauty
dark crimson means mourning
a withered red rose shows that the love is over
a red rosebud symbolizes youthful love and beauty
Quantity: a single red rose shows love, a dozen shows gratitude, twenty-five shows congratulations and fifty show unconditional love. Two red roses tied together symbolizes an engagement.

yellow indicates joy, gladness, friendship and "I Care"
yellow with red tips indicates a friendship turning into love

deep pink shows appreciation, gratitude, "Thank You"
light pink conveys admiration, sympathy, grace, joy
peach roses are given to show modesty

white expresses purity, innocence, but can also mean secrecy, silence
white (bridal) also symbolizes a happy love
a whithered white rose represents fading beauty
a white rosebud is a symbol of girlhood

orange denotes fascination, enthusiasm, desire, as well as "I want to get to know you"

lavender symbolizes love at first sight, and can also be given to someone unique, enchanting

red + white = unity
red + yellow = jovial happiness
pink + white = forever love
orange + yellow = passionate thoughts

Friday, January 26, 2007

Case of the Fridays

which means the weekend is over .. . i'm not ready for that

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

3 things

3 restaurants i like in Kuwait:
1. entrecote (fanar, not bidaa)
2. le notre
3. hashi

3 burger joints i like in kuwait:
1. burger hub
2. johnny rockets
3. burger boutique

3 desserts i love in kuwait:
1. lorenzo's chocolate cheesecake
2. beit 7's fudge cake it's called 'khala (aunt) smthg fudge cake'
3. shogun's fondant

can u tell that i like chocolate ?

and since it's lunch time, here's a little som'in for your eyes (and mine); it's up to u to imagine the side dishes.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Clinton for president

Nope, Bill Clinton is not running for presidency again, it's Hillary Rodham Clinton, yesssss Hillary, is she insane.. does she really think she'll be the First Female President of the US of A, she must be out of her mind, or just has a deathwish.
I have nothing against a female president, I actually support that notion, but the question is "will the American people vote for her?"

I'd like to see the look on Bill's face when (if) she wins.

Monday, January 22, 2007



some random trivia about the number 27:

the moon takes 27 days to orbit the earth

a lawn tennis court is 27 feet wide

the age at which Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain died was 27

if you add the numbers between 2 and 7 the result is 27

the number of books in the new testament

the number of pieces in a rubik's cube

the number of letters in the greek, spanish, hebrew alphabets

the sun revolves on its axis every 27 days

the human hand contains 27 bones

it takes 27 days for a human cell to re-grow

The current number of Amendments to the United States Constitution

The modal age of the peak peformance year for major league baseball position players

The code for international direct-dial phone calls to South Africa

The number of completed, numbered piano concertos by Mozart

The age at which most women find eternal happiness, wealth, health and everything they desire

yes, i made up the last one, but u never know.

and just because it's there, here's a
link to a website dedicated to pictures of the number 27 in random contexts.


[FABIENNE] Whose motorcycle is this?

[BUTCH] It's a chopper, baby.
[FABIENNE] Whose chopper is this?
[BUTCH] Zed's.
[FABIENNE] Who's Zed?
[BUTCH] Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead.
* From Pulp Fiction

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Turn-offs vs. deal-breakers

i've had a conversation about turn-offs & deal-breakers with some friends a while back. here are the most common ones:

common turn-offs:
too sensitive
too possessive
guys: hair highlights
guys: jewelry
girls: too feminist
girls: too made up
too righteous
too predictable
too unpredictable

common deal-breakers:
no sense of humor
mean to the help
unreliable / flake
disrespectful (to anyone)
lazy / unambitious
moocher (no puns here, moocherx !)

ok, so i might've added a couple more as i typed....

and i think all turn-offs become deal-breakers past a certain level.

The List

First of all I'd like to thank everyone for your creative contributions, below you'll find the list of suggestions I got from everyone, before the strike of midnight, I will choose my new nickname.

My favorites are:
2. Zed
3. Why.Ay.Zed.Double.E.Dee
4. Y2K
5. ......... that's it

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Pick-a-Nick for me (Final Re-Post)

I promise this is the last time I re-post this, I just wanna get as many nick's as I can... I decided to pick-a-nick by Sunday. Thank you all

Recently I noticed alot of confusion cause there's another Yazeed blogger (from Yazeez), today I was going through the Kuwait Blog's Aggregator (safat) and this post by Yazeed caught my eye - click on Link.

After reading his post, I decided it's only fair for me to change my name since I am the "new" blogger and everyone already knows Yazeed from Yazeez.

The dilemma is, how do I pick a nickname for myself? Isn't the whole point of a nickname is for it to be given to you?

After 2 minutes of deep thought, I decided I will let iKuwaits readers pick a nickname for me, if it were up to me I'd pick something like ACE hehe and that's not gonna happen.

Update : just as promised, I will re-post this post for a couple of days to get as many different choices of nicknames as I can.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spot the fake smile

can u tell when someone is fake-smiling at you ? test your fake-smile-spotting-skills with this bbc survey.


i thought i was able to tell the difference between a genuine smile and a forced one.... and i was right !!! i got 19 out of 20 right. so fake smilers - beware ;)

i got # 19 wrong (i don't know if they reshuffle them though).

and speaking of smiling, papillona has a pretty cool anti-frowning post on her blog.

Monday, January 15, 2007


I was surfing the internet and was astonished to discover that the Arab world has its own youtube.

Check it out, it's called Ikbis, I noticed that some of the videos on Ikbis are the ones that my friends "Bluetooth" around. (Like the woman wearing the Kuwaiti cop uniform and dancing, they made a big fuss about that). Maybe now we can chill on the Bluetooth transfers and entertain ourselves with this.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Are you compatible ?

i stumbled upon this sign compatibility grid on it's supposed to tell you how romanticallly and sexually compatible you are with your partner - or any prospect u have your eye on ;)


Brace yourselves for the color interpretation:


oh boy.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Where are you from ?

From AFP news agency:

British tourists have left the residents of one charming Austrian village effing and blinding by constantly stealing the signs for their oddly named village.

While British visitors are finding it hilarious, the residents of Fucking are failing to see the funny side. Only one kind of criminal stalks the sleepy 32-house village near Salzburg on the German border - cheeky British tourists armed with a sense of humor and a screwdriver.

But the local authorities are hitting back with the signs now set in concrete, police chief Kommandant Schmidtberger is on the lookout.

"We will not stand for the Fucking signs being removed," the officer said.
"It may be very amusing for you British, but Fucking is simply Fucking to us. What is this big Fucking joke? It is puerile."

Local tourist guide Andreas Behmueller said it was only the British that had a fixation with Fucking.
"The Germans all want to see the Mozart house in Salzburg," he explained. "Every American seems to care only about 'The Sound of Music' (the 1965 film shot around Salzburg.) The occasional Japanese wants to see Hilter's birthplace in Braunau."
"But for the British, it's all about Fucking."

Guesthouse manager Augustina Lindelbauer described the village's breathtaking lakes, forests and vistas. "Yet still there is this obsession with Fucking," she said. "Just this morning I had to tell an English lady that there were no Fucking postcards."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Much More

Much Music is Canada's national music and variety television channel, that's all we had there, MTV was not an option and Much is much better.

MusiquePlus is the french version of Much Music which operates out of Montreal, only 5 blocks away from my apartment there. Anyway, the point of this post is I have recently learned that Much Arabia was launched during 2006. I'm looking for it on Showtime as I post.

I just realized there's a million music channels, I think we need more channels like the Discovery Channel instead of all this junk they feed the youth of today.

Much arabyeah is channel 344 on my Showtime receiver, I must say I'm impressed with what they've done, good music, decent VJ's. Maybe it's just the Canadian in me, but I give this channel 2 thumbs up.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Stallone Fund

After watching "Rocky Balboa", I decided I'm starting a charity for Sylvester Stallone, I don't believe I wasted 1 hour and 42 minutes watching this pathetic excuse for a movie, does Stallone need the money that bad, maybe he should go back to making porn or just do a Christmas movie and not tarnish a great legacy of films. Everything about this movie sucked, from the plot to the score, this movie may induce snoring.
And since it's pretty obvious Stallone's not doing too good in Hollywood, Sylvester if you ever read this, please e-mail me your bank account info, we all love you and we will support you with everything we've got, just don't ever embarrass yourself like this again, it's not worth it big guy.

3 things

3 foods i like:
1. a good fondue
2. a good fondant (a good anything with chocolate really)
3. a juicy, medium-cooked filet mignon

3 foods i dislike:
1. raisins
2. eggplant
3. pineapple

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


With all the hate I've got towards the Apple Co. & their products, after seeing this I'm speechless.

Click on image to direct you to the official Apple iPhone site.

One Month Anniversary

One month ago today this blog was created.

To all out readers Thank you for commenting and keeping iKuwait alive.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Are you an annoying colleague?

i've come accross some pretty annoying colleague habits in my time. here's my top 10 list (so far)

10. sending emails at 2AM to prove that one works hard

9. smelling bad

8. acting like one's swamped everytime they're asked for something

7. talking loud / screaming in the hallway

6. CC ing a million people on every trivial email

5. laughing out loud at everything (especially at one's own jokes)

4. loud, obnoxious cell phone ringtone (i cant get careless whisper out of my head)

3. ass-kissing (being the boss' puppy)

2. smoking in meetings

and the current number 1 annoying habit is ...
1. blasting Koran with one's door open !! makes me feel like i'm sitting in a 3aza AND makes them look like they're trying to prove something

to find out how annoying you are, take this quiz

fyi, this is the result i got:
You are the perfect, dream colleague. Your sunny disposition is cheering and you ALWAYS make the tea.

no comment.


Any good movies to download these days? I only want something that has already been released on DVD, since I only like watching DVD quality movies.

Current Downloads:

- The Illusionist
- Saw 3
- The Guardian
- Happy Feet
- Children of Men
- Nip/Tuck Season 4
- Cocaine Cowboys

Completed Downloads:

- Rocky Balboa
- The Family Guy (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
- American Dad (Season 1)
- Weeds (Season 2)
- Thank you for smoking

Monday, January 8, 2007

Hello Moto

This was my first phone, I had it during my first year in Canada 1995.

What an ugly phone, I remember I used to carry around 2 extra batteries, each battery would last one phone call hehe I was limited to 3 calls a day, imagine we had to do that now.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Post-holiday blues

For those of you who are saddened by the jolt back into reality, here are some tips I found on the web which are supposed to help you get over your holiday blues:

- Leave out some decorations around the house as a reminder of the
christmas / new year celebration

- Put together a holiday picture album

- Play upbeat music in the background while at work and at home

- Spend time with people to avoid feeling lonely

- Volunteer with a local charity, school, or other organization

- You-time: get a massage, take time to read, enjoy some quiet time, take a bubble bath

- Don't take a holiday to begin with

Maybe taking some "you-time" or volunteering can help, but honestly the rest just seems like denial ! What always works for me is to have my next holiday planned, even if it's a very short one. it's something to look forward to.

Download Complete

A few weeks ago, I started downloading "The Family Guy" Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, and yep you guessed it, it's finally complete, now all I have to do is buy a new external hard drive to transfer it, I hate leaving video files on my laptop, takes up so much space.
I can't wait to start The Family Guy marathon, maybe this weekend will be it, I'll pass by Sultan Center for snacks and junk; for those who don't know The Family Guy I strongly suggest you go purchase/download do whatever you must to get it, this is the funniest show I've come across since "The Simpsons".
A friend of mine told me about another show similar to The Family Guy by the same creators called "American Dad", I downloaded season one and started watching it recently, it's not bad, watchable if there's nothing better to watch on a boring rainy day.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

A look back at 2006 fashion fads

oversized sunglasses
skinny jeans
high-waist belts

i can't think of anything else although I'm sure there's a lot more. Come to think of it though these fads are comebacks rather than new trends. The fashion industry is running out of ideas.

i wonder what 2007 will bring... i'm open to anything as long as it's not:

pants with stirrups


or the 80's workout outfits - ew !

Friday, January 5, 2007

Back from Beirut

I got back from Beirut last night, I crashed and woke up today at 6pm, I had over 18 hours of sleep, I guess I needed it, it was an exhausting 5 days, I had a blast, Beirut is a great city, I just need to get over the fact that I'm back here, I need a couple of days to get back to the Kuwait routine, get over my depression, detox and recover.
I'll post some pics of my trip soon.