Saturday, March 31, 2007

The World Greatest

Tiesto is out with another great album.












I just realized Mark posted about it last week.

I'll leave you with my favorite song from his previous album (In Search of Sunrise 5)

Tiesto - Late night alumni - Empty streets

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Starbox

Another addition to my boycott list, but this time I don't have a reason, maybe its:

- the rumors that 11 cents out of every Dollar spend at Starbucks goes for rebuilding Israel.
- their ugly ass logo.
- because they are in your fucking face everywhere you fucking go.
- their bitter, tasteless coffee.
- their overpriced menu.
- because they scream everything anyone orders.
- that I would rather spend my money on the local coffee shops.
- their makiatto frappacino al pacino with caramel on top.
- because I just don't like them.

& why does everyone in Kuwait call it STARBOX?????

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This is SPARTA

Everyone probably reviewed this movie, but I just have to give my own review too. This movie will definitely be included on my top 20 list, the fact that it's based on a true story, of course Hollywood spices everything up and creates their own image to generate the $$$, but history does mention how everything happened.
I saw 300 at the movies in Dubai while I was there for the weekend, I suggest if you are going to watch it, make sure you are watching it in the theatres or on a big screen TV, the effects play a big role in this movie.
To those who didn't see it, its a must see "Two Thumbs Up", and for those who saw it.... what did you guys think?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Malls

Tamdeen Shopping Centre Development has announced The Mall of Kuwait in Sabahiya with a retail area of 1.3m sqft which will open in 2008. The mall will have five anchor stores and a hypermarket and be surrounded by gardens, water and leisure facilities.


Some of Kuwaits malls:

- Marina Mall
- Al Kout
- Al Salhiya
- Al Bustan
- Sharq Mall
- Zahra
- Galleria
- Layla
I'm just randomly naming the ones I know, there are allot more that I can't name at the moment.
Is there that many people shopping in Kuwait, do we really need all these malls?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Shakira Shakira


click on the pic for a video on youtube
I have to admit she did a great job with her first concert in the Middle-East, Shakira had everyone up and dancing, 25,000 people singing to her fabulous songs. I didn't go to Dubai solely for her concert, but I'm glad I went and saw her.

SHAKIRA WE LOVE YOU...........................

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bye bye

i will be gone for a few days..... will miss your comments !




Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Relationship Psychology Quiz

I not usually into this BS, but this is fun.
click on the pic

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mousepad for men


Ain't that funny

it happens every now and then that i receive an email from someone i haven't heard from in 10 years or more; they see my profile somewhere on the net and write me a fervent email full of exclamation marks. don't get me wrong, i get excited when i find these surprise emails (sometimes), and usually write back right away...

but then there's nothing more to say and the correspondence stops right then and there or at best after another email or 2. isn't that funny ? i guess people just grow apart and unless u really have something significant in common, u probably won't hear from each other again for another 10 years.... if that.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Arabian Gulf Road


Anyone noticed the amount of construction on the Arabian Gulf Road lately, lets hope it ends up looking like THIS.

Naked ambassador

u don't see this in the news everyday. silly, silly ambassador.

Israel recalls naked ambassador

"[...] police found Mr Refael in the Israeli embassy compound where he had been found bound, gagged and naked apart from sado-masochistic sex accessories. "

Friday, March 16, 2007

Fixture CD

when u have a cd changer in your car, there's still always one cd which stays as the others come and go. it's the cd u feel u'll never get sick of, the cd u want to have ready in case your mood calls for its tunes; and it often does.

do u have a fixture cd in your car ? mine is a mixed Fayrouz cd i made months ago.

Analli ba3oni

the version i remember was in a boxing ring but this will do

The big sushi scam

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Richest 50

I always assumed Al-Waleed bin Talal is on top of that list, I guess I was wrong.




Check out this list of the richest 50 Arab families.

























Sorry my non-arab readers, I couldn't find it in English.


Updated: Link to English list (Thanks to Sene)

Shakira

Date: 23rd of March 2007
Venue: Dubai Autodrome
Dress type: Casual
The show starts at 9 pm

Ticket Prices :

PlayStation®3 Cage (Standing): AED 995
Cybershot Pit (Standing): AED 295 SOLD OUT
Walkman (Standing) : AED 225
Bravia Centre (Seating) : AED 495 SOLD OUT
PSP Flank (Seating) : AED 395

I have 2 "Cybershot Pit" tickets for sale if anyone's interested.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

MILF

yesterday i had a breakfast business meeting; as i was waiting for the guy to show up, i found a copy of the kuwait times on the table, so i started skimming through the news..


not to belittle the guerilla problems in the Philippines but the title can come off as both silly and amusing - for those who know the term MILF from American pie. the last sentence of the article is equally silly "The MILF will not take this aggression sitting down"

Monday, March 12, 2007

Boss panic button

u know that weird reflex of minimizing your browser window at work, the second you hear someone (especially your boss) coming towards your office ?

i found a cool - fun rather than practical - alternative way of dealing with such sudden (inconsiderate) intruders. it's called a boss panic button. for fun i added one to this blog; so if u hear footsteps coming your way, all u have to do is click the red button on the top right side and u're home free ;)

KUNT

This has to be the funniest published Ad. ever.

Arab Times newspaper have to seriously look into hiring an editor that graduated high school.

Cool Commercial



I bet most of you have already seen it on TV, I just though is was uber cool.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Is it worth it

one of the reactions after a conflict between 2 people, is to use the silent treatment. the thing about it is that the longer you go without talking to each other, the harder it gets to reconcile. and no matter how much we say that pride shouldn't come between 2 good friends or 2 people in a relationship / marriage, it's always there.

the whole thing becomes a vicious chain of negative emotions: anger turns into pride, which turns into stubbornness, which eventually turns into contempt. and once u've reached that stage, the chances are that the connection which once existed between the 2 of u is lost for ever.

before u start giving someone the silent treatment always ask yourself, is it worth losing this friendhsip / relationship over ? Though the answer is sometimes yes, most of the time u'll find that it's no ;)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Divorce mania

taking equal property distribution too literally... Divorcing man saws house in half

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Tabeekh

I was just reading Fonz 's post on Home Cooking and realized that most of us don't appreciate home cooked meals like we should, specially arabic TABEEKH.

For my fellow non-arabic speaking readers: Tabeekh means home cooked meals in arabic

My favorite Tabkhat cooked and prepared by my lovely mother:

1. Wara2 Enab (Grape Leaves)
2. Mulokhieh (Meat not chicken)
3. Mughrabieh (also known as Maftool)
4. Ma2loobeh (with Cauliflower not Eggplant)
5. Mashawy (Kabab, Tika, Shish Taouk and the works)
6. Mansaf (Jordan's national dish)
7. Msakhan (Palestine's national dish)
8. Kusa with Bandoura (Zucchini in tomato sauce)

My least favorite Tabkhat:

1. Bamyeh (no need to explain why)
2. Labanimo (a yougurt with rice dish)
3. Faware3' (Stuffed intestines)
4. Anything with fool (Beans)
5. Anything with eggplants

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

I got flicked off

yesterday i was driving in the left lane of a highway, hovering around the speed limit (because of the law-abiding driver in front of me, whom i respect). then i looked at my sideview-mirror to see a big white 4-wheeler behind me; he was so close to my car that the slightest brake would've surely gotten my rear bumper a white dent. since i couldn't move any faster, i ignored the s.o.b and kept rocking to my newly made old school CD.

but the bastard behind me wouldn't leave it at that: the 1st chance he got, he went to the next lane, sped ahead, cut me off (almost hitting the guy who was in front of me). i honked. he flicked me off. then he went to the extreme right and took an exit.

kudos to whoever raised this guy.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Jordanian humor


Abu Mahjoob Creative Productions are the funniest (sometimes political) cartoonists out there.

Sometimes you have to be familiar with Jordan to understand the humor in things, but not all the time.

Check out the site, they have interesting stuff.

And 3 years later...

i wanted to go see a movie last night so i checked cinescape to see what was playing... nothing interesting except for the holiday which i'd already seen.

anyways, i was surprised to see that wicker park was playing



why is there a 3 year-old film in the movie theaters ? i mean i understand if there are movies from 2006 because of release date issues, but this one's from 2004 !

needless to say the movie outing was replaced by coffee...

Monday, March 5, 2007

Rose Milk??

I've been seeing these billboards all over the place...I personally love KDD, but this has to be the worst product ever made.
Although I didn't try it, I can taste it in my mouth... Nye3
Who's the genius that thought this one up?

Remember the Banana Lolly, it brings back childhood memories, I still buy boxes of it.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Alshaya's upcoming competition ?

or maybe this is the sexy starbucks branding mark was referring to :)

Saturday, March 3, 2007

3 things

3 places i'd like to visit this year:
1. greek islands (never been)
2. spain
3. sharm (never been)

3 places i will likely visit this year:
1. london
2. beirut
3. dubai

Tonight

If it's not past your bedtime you can witness a full Lunar Eclipse tonight. Should start right after midnight and will end around 4:30am.


BBC article.

If you're up and you see it, let me know what you guys think, it's pretty cool.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Bullshit

In society, there are many products and ideas that we buy in to. Some of these products, services or ideas are just plain bullshit. Well known magicians: Penn and Teller are here to knock some sense into people in a humourous and informal way and to explain why some things in life are just plain... Bullshit!

I've seen season 1 & 2, thought they were great.

Visual test

i don't usually like these internet tests but this one's kind of interesting, it's more visual..

http://dna.imagini.net/friends/

a summary of what i got (without the descriptions):