Sunday, June 29, 2008

For The Cup

Tonight at 9:45pm
Germany vs Spain
i predict a 2 - 1 win for Germany

Thursday, June 26, 2008


i'm taking a short break from ikuwait... but when i come back i will come back with a vengeance

bye bye my virtual friends

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

bye kuwait

it's time again for another journey to Dubai, i can't stand those 2 day business trips to Dubai, especially now the weather is good here, i would rather stay here and go to the beach on the weekend.
i usually go to the Palms, can someone recommend anywhere else, cause the palms beach smells like a sewage swamp.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The "list"

if u were a fan of the sitcom friends, then u probably already know what i'm talking about. there's an episode where they talk about each having a list of 5 famous people which they're allowed to cheat on their significant other with...

hereby MY list:

- michael scofield
- matthew mconeghey

- that guy
- josh hartnett

- michael ballack
- the italian guy from "under the tuscan sun"

- jude law
- ed burns

and some pictures...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

sorry wally

didn't want to steal your thunder and post something right after yours, but this news has to be told today
today is officially the first day of summer and is the longest day of the year (as if we need longer days here in Kuwait)

June 22nd 2008 will have the longest day and shortest night, i always thought it was the 21st of June, but i heard on 99.7 rkfm that its today, i know i shouldn't trust anything they say, but come on let's give them some credit.

Now I Know What a Tag Is

My turn - Waldo's summer tag:

I will always wear…
… my heart on my sleeve
I will never wear…
… speedos
My bad-clothes-day advice…
… cargo shorts with any polo shirt
I know I look great when…
… women laugh at everything i say
To me summer means…
… minimum clothing, sand in my feet, the smell of tanning oils
Smart travel tip…
… always take your music with u, and a good book u don't mind getting wet

Saturday, June 21, 2008

soccer fever

i love socca


Thursday, June 19, 2008

This is priceless

there's a genius newspaper which published an article yesterday about the launch of zain saudi. to be more illustrative, they included a colored zain logo in the article; unfortunately for them, they got it wrong:

ha ! if u feel u've seen this mocked zain logo before, it couldve been here.

so anyway, this newspaper pucblished an apology today, only in black and white (the cheapos):

and now i'll bet u're wondering which newspaper allowed this outrageous (and hilarious) oversight.... well, it's the geniuses at:

have a good weekend.

Joud's summer tag

can my blog co-author even tag me ?? anyway, here goes...

I will always wear…
… earrings / studs, i feel naked without them
I will never wear…
…crocs, a grill, anything with feathers
My bad-clothes-day advice…
…for guys, blue jeans and a white tee / for girls, at the risk of sounding TK, juicy couture sweats and a tank top
I know I look great when…
…i catch guys (and espcially girls) staring
To me summer means…
… blue sky, sun, beach
Smart travel tip…

...take several small trips rather than one massive one

i tag waldo

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

from dust till dawn

i heard yesterday on the news that this will last for 30 days

what have i done to deserve this?
update: todays papers (al qabas) says it's going to last all year

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

my first tag, or is it? (5 things - summer tag)

i don't recall ever been tagged before, i think this is my first, or second, but in all cases THANK YOU N. (sarcasticly)

I will always wear…
… my helmet, for protection when my vertigo kicks in
I will never wear…
…a thong, cause that's just wrong
My bad-clothes-day advice…
…whats a bad clothes day? just wear whatever is comfortable

I know I look great when…
…i'm drunk or coked up, they both boost my confidence

To me summer means…
… travel travel travel party party party beach beach beach
Smart travel tip…
…travel with a fun group, heaven would be boring if you're with a gay group

N. i thank you again for being tagged, and this is the gayyest tag ever, i do believe it was made for women, now that you have a guys opinion, i will tagg these ladies...

joud, chicka, elijah, eshda3wa, kinan, this lady and shoush

Monday, June 16, 2008


Friday, June 13, 2008

Curiosity killed the cat

though most bloggers claim they don’t care much about who reads / comments on their posts, i think in reality there is an element of curiosity…

for this reason, please satisfy MY curiosity and participate in the reader profiling poll on the upper right side: "What's your profile ?"

i will post the results in a week’s time
Thanks :D

Thursday, June 12, 2008

WARNING - got flashed

Not this kind of flashed

i was driving on the 5th ring road on my way to bida' roundabout and right before the roundabout there is the little tunnel, i wasn't speading but i was using my HAND-HELD mobile device.
the sneaky bastards, i dont know how they did it, but there was a jeep parked on the right side under the bridge, you'd never suspect that is has a freaking camera inside, i am:

1. very pissed off at myself for not realizing
2. very impressed with the way they are starting to think (the fuckers)
3. wondering how the hell did they do it, i was NOT speeding, i was on the phone, is there some poor bangali dude sitting in the trunk snapping pictures all day?

whatever it is, however they did it, i've fallen for it.

does anyone know the charges for it?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Back to black

my new favorite song...

Monday, June 9, 2008

A quick guide to arabic / kuwaiti

the other day a foreign friend who recently moved to kuwait asked me for some useful words she should use / understand, so i thought i'd share:

yalla: let's go / whatever / do it - depending on the tone
ya3ni: so-so / i.e. / really ? (when used with a question mark)
tamam: good / ok
chub: shut up / zip it
inshalla: will do (God willing)
eshda3wa: why (when used alone) / as if
haw: what the...
ha: what the...
ha? : come again?
bel mesh mesh: when hell freezes over
ay shay: whatever
wee: oh

if i'm missing any common ones, please share

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Concept - Two Cows

You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.

You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and gives you some milk.

You have 2 cows. The Government takes both and shoots you.

You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the
milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow
dropped dead.

You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.

You have two cows. Both are mad.

You have two cows. One is owned by Syria and the other is controlled by
the government.

You have two cows. Both vote for Mubarak.

You have two cows. You create a website for them and advertise them in
all magazines. You create a ' Cow City ' or 'Milk Village ' for them.
You sell off their milk before the cows have even been milked to both
legit and shady investors who hope to re -sell the non-existent milk for
a 100% profit in two years time. You bring Tiger Woods to milk the cow
first to attract media attention.

You have two cows. You sell them to an investor in Dubai. The cows get
stuck in traffic between Sharjah to Dubai and die. You have zero cows

You have two cows. So what? We have Oil

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

An American in Dubai

This following extract is taken from an American who moved to Dubai
earlier this year...

April 30th:
Just got transferred to work and live in beautiful Dubai, UAE! WOW!!!
Now this is a city that knows how to live!!! Beautiful sunny days and warm
balmy evenings. It's like New York City minus all the crooks, murderers,
and drunks. What a place! I watched the sunset from a deck chair on my
beautiful bedroom verandah. It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I
love it here.

May 13th:
Really heating up. Got to 95 degrees today. Not a problem. Live in an
air- conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car, and everything is
fully air-conditioned. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this.
I'm turning into a sun worshiper.

May 30th:
Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today around our lovely
pool. Lots of palms and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing
lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here. Heat is no problem
at all.

June 10th:
The temperature hasn't been below 95 all week even during the night. How
do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it's kind of windy
though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:
Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 90% of my body. Missed
5 days of work. What a dumb thing to do in this lovely city. I learned my
lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:
Kitty (our cat) sneaked into the car when I left for the office. By the
time I got to the hot car for my lunch break, Kitty had died and swollen up
to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $60,000 Audi. I told the
kids that she ran away! The car now smells like Wiskettes and cat shit. I
learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.

July 25th:
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant fucking hair dryer in here!!! And
it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner died. The fucking AC repairman
charged 500 Dirhams just to drive over and tell me it was broken in fucking
Hindu English or some language that I couldn't understand.

July 30th:
Air conditioner still broken. Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3
nights now because it is 7000 fucking degrees inside. Bloody 2,000,000
Dirhams house and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here? Fuck
the sun. Fuck the wind. Fuck the freakin' ocean. And fucking locals walk
around dressed in white tablecloths followed by little black female ninjas.
Fucking crazy town.

August 4th:
It's 114 fucking degrees!! Today. Finally got the ol' air-conditioner
fixed. It cost 2,000 fucking Dirhams and got the temperature down to 25,
but the fucking humidity makes the house feel 30 fucking Dubai degrees.
Stupid terrorist repairman. I hate this stupid fucking place.

August 8th:
If another local wiseass cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to
fucking whack him all the way back to his goddamn desert. Fucking Dubai;
by the time I get to work with all that fucking traffic and heat, the car's
radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like a
baked cat!!!

August 9th:
Tried to run some errands today because it is fucking Friday. Wore shorts
and sat on the black leather seats in my Audi. The seat was so fucking hot
I thought my ass was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on
t he back of my legs and my fucking ass! ! . Now my car smells like burnt hair,
fried ass, and a baked cat.

August 10th:
The weather report might as well be a fucking recording. Hot, humid and
fucking sunny. Hot, humid and fucking sunny. Hot, humid and fucking sunny.
It's been too hot to do anything for 2 damn months and the weatherman dude
wearing the fucking white tablecloth on TV says it might really warm up
next week. Does it ever rain in this damn fucking place? What is next, a
fucking hell freezing over wave?

August 14th:
WELCOME TO HELL!!! Temperature got to 120 today. Now the
air-conditioner's gone in my fucking Audi. The fucking Audi serviceman
said, 'Hot enough for you today?' Fuck him and fuck Audi. My wife had to
spend the 7,000 Dirham to bail my ass out of jail for assaulting that
stupid fucking Paki bastard wiseass. Fuck Dubai! What kind of a sick
demented fucking idiot would want to live in this shit hole?

August 15th: (Independence Day?)

Fuck this place. I'm off back to New York

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Word association game

this is a game i play with a friend whenever we're bored (especially on msn) :

one of us says a random word, then the other says the 1st word that comes to mind, then back to the other person, etc....

almost always, things take an interesting turn and it gets pretty funny or weird or touchy

so let's do this - please read the last word in the comments section, and write, as a comment, the very 1st word that pops into your head, whatever it is - and feel free to comment as many times as you want, but not consecutively

i'll start - the first word is: fresh

Monday, June 2, 2008

top of the world

this picture was taken a couple of weeks ago, its the top of Burj Dubai which apparently have reached over 162 floors

click on pic for wiki link

Sunday, June 1, 2008

This is how i feel today

so much to do, so little time . this is gonna be a looooong week....