Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Puke On Your Clothes?


I guess scientists finally discovered the potency of human barf.

Found In: Mishref Co-op.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

العراق المجيد و اليمن السعيد

كلنا ندري شنو اليمن و العراق بالنسبه للكويت..ماله داعي اقول اشكثر اهم عزيزين علينا و احنا ملزومين فيهم طبعا..قولوا ليش؟

ملزومين فيهم لانهم غزونا؟ خربوا ديرتنا؟ ولا اغتصبوا حريمنا؟ ولا قتلوا عيال الديره؟ ابي واحد بس يقولي ليش العراق عزيز علينا؟؟
و المليارات ليش قاعده تروح هناك و هم لي هذا اليوم يخترقون الحدود و مو معترفين فيه و فوق هذا مطيحين ديونهم و و و الخ

الحين اليمن السعيد .بالله عليكم هذا شعب كفوا تعطونه قرض ؟ و على شنو بالله؟ ليش صفقوا حق صدام بالغزو؟ ولا علشان يشترون الغات و ينشعون بالجلسات العدنيه؟

و طبعا ما ننسى فلسطين !! لازم كل ما اسرائيل تعطس .. احنا نزف الملايين و الملايين! علشان حماس و خياس يشترون "جرَاغي" يطيرونه على المستوطنات الاسرائيليه اللي باعها ياسر عرفات!

يا اعزائي..مثل ما وقفتوا مع قضية الدوائر الخمس ..وقفوا مع هذي قضية الشعب..قضية اسقاط القروض..يعني العراق المجيد و اليمن السعيد احق باموال الشعب؟ هذوله عاله على الخليج .. مادري ليش معطينهم وجه!

و دمتم سالمين ان شاء الله

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Awakening


I woke up this morning and gazed around my strange surroundings. Where the hell am I?! Oh. I almost forgot.
Finally after a long and hectic 3 months, here I am again. Hello bloggers! Missed you. Missed me?

I miss myself.

Anyhow, I'm doing alright for those of you who're curious. And for those who are still curious...none of your freaking business. Been busy doing this and that. Living life...oh by the way, there actually IS a life to live in Kuwait! All you gotta do is look in the right places. *winks*

My feet are cold. I have no idea what to write today, I'm still going through my 1st cup of coffee for the day. And what I'm doing up this early on a Thursday morning? I have no clue. It's 11:30am, ugh.

G'morning Bloggers. Have a nice weekend! I'll post a bit more later when my brain starts functioning normally.

My nose is cold.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Eye Candy!

Water Fountain(140m) in Geneve, Switzerland


Water Tower in City of Lucerne, Switzerland


Glacier on Mount Jungfraujoch(3450m) Bernese Oberland,Switzerland.



Lauterbrunnen Valley in Interlaken, Switzerland.

*Click on images for larger views*


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Howling At The Moon


There was a wolf. A single and lone wolf. Who has sat upon the same hill for almost a lifetime. Howling up at the breath-taking moon. Voicing his loneliness to her, the princess of the night skies. Professing his love and dedication, to the very moon. Goddess of the night skies. Goddess of his heart.

The lone wolf, singing his mournful song. Rests on a bed of evergreen leaves. Closing his eyes, he dreams...

Dreams of running through the long grass...Hill after hill roll past. Forever chasing her, his princess. The Goddess of the Dark Skies.

She eternally smiles down at him, with mournful eyes.


(Ok that's just one of my wacky randomness. I won't delete it though.)




Monday, September 11, 2006

Carpe Diem

I know some missed me.

Yet others will celebrate.

I'm taking a break.

Enjoy life. Enjoy blogging. Enjoy yourself.

You know where to find my email/msn messenger address if you REALLY are keen on contacting me. (Note: No Assholes. No Hypocrites. No Morons.)

Thank you for your cooperation and have a nice day/night.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Destination Dreamland..



Year : 2011.
Time : 11:45am.
Place : 9th Ring road. (الدائري التاسع)

As Kuwaiti citizens rush to dreamland.. Where its all green .. fresh air & blue skies..

50km far from jammed Kuwait City..Where electricity & water never stop flowing !

It is the land of Eraifjan a.k.a Sabah Al-Ahmad City. Click HERE for more info..


note : It says in the site that more than 60% of the project is done..so im gonna heat the camel and find my way to that place..I will post pictures..and if i didnt make it home..please take care of my family..

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A Great Farewell Lunch!


Today I had a nice surprise in wait for me when called back up into the IT Workshop. Mr. John, the greatest Danish guy this side of the Arab world surprised me with a very nice farewell lunch.
Many thanks go to everyone who participated in this sweet surprise!


Note: The pictures are NOT edible! (Click to enlarge)




Food!



More food!



Salad anyone?



Baaa?!



Can't really have lunch without sweets, right?

Thanks Mr. John K. for your kindness, I'm sure you will be reading this and laughing that GREAT laugh of yours! Don't forget, I'm going to be taking you to the best Kebab place you've ever been to in your whole life.
(Don't forget the beer?! Or do you guys call it lager?)

Also my thanks go to my boss, co-workers and all the great staff. Especially those of you who've made my stay worthwhile. I'll miss you guys!

And of course, Mijo...I know I should've waited till you came back from your trip. I'm sorry for that, but I will come visit you as soon as you're back, that's a promise. Enjoy the Italian weather! ;)

Finally, the elite Network Team...you guys ROCK! There never was a dull moment and I'm going to miss our jokes and especially your friendship. You guys are absolutely the BEST ever. The company is lucky to have such a unique team. Keep it up!
(Abu Abbas: Congrats on your firstborn son! I'll come back & put my hand on your monitor again while you're working just for the hell of it..)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Flashbacks

Ronald McDonald scared me. My dog Cindy. Holding on to my brother's thumb while sleeping. Dad's old Pinto. Tallie & I frightened of the clown at Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Sledding down Scott's Hill at the park. Smokey Mountain. Playing flipjack in class while the air raid sirens wailed. Tornado ripping through Ft. Hayes. Depressing Ft. Wayne. Ms. Bundy. "The Little Blue Man". Dancing the Square Dance with Ms. Elie at the annual Thanksgiving fair (my feet never touched the floor). Watching a basketball bounce endlessly on it's own as a hurricane ripped through. My slingshot. First Huffy bike. Disney World, Seaworld, Six Flags and the Ozarks. 4th of July fireworks and the cops. The little dachshund that chased me for almost a mile down the road & nipping at my heels as I ran crying breathlessly. Running screaming in fear from my aunts as they tried to hug me in their 'ninja' garb. Being Superman & jumping in a pool fully-clothed with a bookbag & a lunchbox. Dancing at a Beach Boys concert. Transformers, Go-Bots, M.A.S.K. and G.I. Joe toys. Tonka truck & the sandbox. Snake that swam in my kiddie pool & mom's hysterical screams as I played with it. Black Racer snake that chased me in the woods. Crush on Julie. Playing the recorder. Little brother breaking my nose with a head-butt. Little brother breaking my teeth with the authentic handcuffs. Little brother chipping my tooth by slamming a hand on the bottle I was drinking from. Carrying little brother and kissing him as a newborn. Little brother yanks my hair happily while I cry. Playing Lego with little brother & telling him stories.

"Wolf Gang: Jack, Cindy, Sylvia & Mark."

Jabriya...


End

Monday, August 14, 2006

Dwarves of War Song


We kill kill kill kill kill kill kill in our war the
whole month through
To maim maim maim maim maim maim maim is what we really love to do
It ain't no trick to get die quick
If you shoot shoot shoot with a gun or a tank
In a war! In a war! In a war! In a war!
Where a million bodies lay!

We kill kill kill kill kill kill kill from early morn till night
We tear tear tear tear tear tear tear up everything in sight
We tear up bodies by the score
A thousand children, sometimes more
But we don't know what we kill 'em for
We kill kill kill a-kill kill

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho
Heigh-ho


Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho
It's hell from war we go

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho



This is a bastardized version of the Dwarf song in Snow White, I wrote it & thought of it as the Israeli battle hymn.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

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Mid-Life Crisis




I have no friggin idea what to write. So...

I, Mini Я will stop writing for awhile. All control will go to Negatively Charged.

If you want to cry, complain or throw things at me. You can just email me. :)

Cheers y'all.

(The cartoon is just something funny I found online, nothing to do with my adoring fans *winks*)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Construction:Destruction



I just can't fathom how cruel humans can be. Is it part of our makeup? Has God created us to hurt? To destroy? To ignore the pleading cries for help? The cries of pain?


What of the little baby? Bawling out its rage into being yanked out of that protective womb? Raging against the cruelty of being brought out into this cold world, where it will have to live a lifetime of pain? Happiness may exist, yet it is so fleeting...so sublime.


Where do we lay blame? Loved ones leaving others behind, whether willfully or through death. How can such a cruel test of faith even be possible? How can the mortal man actually be able to bear the pain of seeing his loved one go away?


Millions die. Millions of lives snuffed like a guttering candle.


Humans are exterminating themselves to the point of extinction. Whoever said that predatory animals are a danger to humans, is wrong! WRONG! Humans are the real threat, the ultimate predator. The ultimate killer of animals, nature and of mankind.


The population has been accelerating at such breakneck speed, it's beyond imagination. Billions of human beings crawling over this slab of rock and mud that they call Earth. Earth is home. Humans for centuries have waged war unto Earth and upon themselves. A never ending war in which Man is determined to win. A war in which Man can be so gluttonous and so horribly merciless.


Mankind is committing suicide. The billions expanding and expanding, it seems like it will never end. Bloated beyond proportions. Soon to implode upon itself, where all of Mankind will cease to exist.


Only the distant memory of those cries remain...Man's cry for salvation, erased by eternal silence.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Qana massacre PART TWO



Qana massacre (April,18, 1996)
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Qana massacre TODAY (July, 30, 2006)
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More to come from the Zionists..

Read about the first massacre HERE

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Save Lebanon


This post is dedicated to all the people of Lebanon. Especially, my boss Mr. Khaled and all my co-workers. Our prayers go to your families and friends in Lebanon.

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world." - Robert E. Lee in a letter written to his wife - 1864

Let us all stand together as one and save Lebanon!

(Thanks Scarl0)



Sunday, July 16, 2006

Places of non-interest.

I guess Purgs created his own cult of a new breed of cartographers.

Check out the places I've been to:



create your own visited countries map
or vertaling Duits Nederlands



create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Wow I've sure been around in the States. Never been west of the Rockies though. Thanks dad.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

War against Islam

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
و اعتصموا بحبل الله جميعا ولا تفرقوا

صدق الله العظيم




There is no time for us muslims to say I'm sunni or I'm she'i ! The jews out there are killing dozens of muslim women and children..They have been doing this for decades..but we had enough and it is time for payback!





Does she look like a soldier?! Did Bush see this picture?!





Oh! He's carrying a baby! What a fucking hypocrite!
Why veto when you're watching those children getting killed?!
I hope you burn in hell you bastard!




I'm sure that the Arab summit will stop every single war in the world.. MY HAIRY ASS!!
What did they do when Iraq invaded us? NOTHING!
What are they going to do about Lebanon? NOTHING!




Here they come the puppets!! they're happy about whats going on! And they will not support Hizballah..!

Now since Saudi Arabia is out of it..I hope they stay out of everything next time and just tell us when is Ramadan! The only thing they're good at.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

He died for his country...


ROME (Reuters) - A 77-year-old Italian pensioner fell off a
ladder and died as he tried to attach Italy's flag to a pole
ahead of Sunday's World Cup final against France.

The man, Rodolfo Profili, was raising the flag on a patch
of land he owned near the central Italian city of Viterbo when
he apparently lost his balance and fell eight metres into a
precipice, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

ANSA quoted local police as saying the man died instantly,
still clutching the tricolore.



(Talk about patroitism!)

Monday, July 10, 2006

FORZA AZZURI!


!WHAT A WONDERFUL ENDING FOR THE WORLD CUP!
!ITALIA WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR THE 4TH TIME!




THATS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU TRY TO ACT LIKE A BULL! ZIDANE "WAS" A GOOD PLAYER..BUT ALL ITALIAN FANS SHOULD THANK HIM FOR HIS HIGH QUALITY STUPIDITY ..SO THANKS ZIDANE :*


**Sorry folks .. I couldn't help it but i'm a huge fan of italy**

Friday, July 07, 2006

كلب بن16..!


الطالباني: العراق غير ملزم بالديون
كتب ناصر العتيبي وكونا: فيما أعلن الرئيس العراقي جلال الطالباني ان العراق غير ملزم بتسديد الديون التي كانت على العراق إبان فترة حكم الرئيس العراقي المخلوع صدام حسين، أكدت مصادر كويتية مطلعة ان هذه المسألة خاضعة لقرارات الشرعية الدولية ونادي باريس، وهي الفيصل في حسم أي قضايا عالقة.وقال الطالباني في مؤتمر صحفي عقده في بغداد إن القانون الدولي يوضح انه ليس من حق الدول التي كانت تساعد الدكتاتورية، وترتبت لها ديون ان تطلب من دولة ديموقراطية أعقبت الدولة الدكتاتورية السابقة تسديد تلك الديون، معربا عن أمله في أن يبادر العرب إلى إلغاء تلك الديون.وكشف الطالباني ان العراق يعمل على تهيئة مذكرة بهذا الموضوع، موضحا ان 'هناك مادة صريحة في القانون الدولي تنص على ذلك لكننا لا نريد استخدام هذه المادة مع الدول، ونسعى للتعاون والتجاوب الودي من خلال التشجيع على إقامة مشروعات واستثمارات في العراق
والزفتاني تحدث ..يا جماعة شصاير بالدنيا؟! يعني احنا ما انخلص من هذول البواليع اللي انترست من خيرنا و هم مبطله حلوجها! فلسطين الحرة و العراق المجيد!! بس يا حكومه بس تكفون شوفوا الشعب شنو يبي بالاول و بعدين شوفوا البواليع شنو يبيلها "غير التيزاب ما ينفع" !! تدرون اشلون..خلي الحكومه توزع على المواطنين تنكات زيطوناط و جم كاسور و يعطون آبار النفط حق "الزلمات" و "بو عرقه"و تالي نفتك منهم
يعني انت الحين يا الزفتاني ما تدري انه الشعب الكويتي لي الحين يعاني من آثار الغزو؟! الظاهر صاحبنا الزفتاني نسى حالات الاغتصاب اللي صارت..نسى الدمار و آخرتها يقولي مو ملزومين!! والله كلب بن16 مو كفو تفله لا انت ولا الجرو محمود عباس

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Friday Night Rally: 7/7/2006


There will be a rally on Friday night at 8:30pm

Location is the same, across from the Parliament building on Gulf Road.

BE there! Let the world hear our collective voices as one!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Letter To Arab Times

Dear Arab Times:

I've been reading your crappy rag ever since I came to Kuwait in 1987. Ever since picking up the first rag, I've been SO enthralled by your idiotic spelling and grammatical mistakes that makes you SO unique. Is it some sort of marketing strategy? Or is it utter ignorance?


I used the word 'unique' because you are supposed to be the 'leading newspaper' in Kuwait. Do your proof readers even remotely know what ENGLISH is? Who the hell are the proofreaders? Give me their names & numbers, I will be MORE than happy to smack them upside their fool heads and give them a crash course in English composition. You are nothing but COMPLETE FAILURES.


Now, Mr. Ahmad Jarallah...let us in on your secret. Is it Babelfish you're using? Or FreeTranslations.com? It's ok nobody will laugh, I promise. *
snickers*

Do me and everyone else a favor, Mr. Jarallah: Fire the fucking quadriplegic dyslexics (run for the
dictionary, quick! Moron.) and hire on REAL people who know how to spell & write in proper English. You're mangling the fucking language.

Excuse
MY language, but I sure as hell know how to f-u-c-k-i-n-g spell! Oh and I'd like to add, this is an excerpt from one of your articles:

"A Kuwaiti man who was injured when the ceiling of Ward No. 12 of the Adan Hospital collapsed on his head, has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital, reports Al-Anba daily." .... "The concerned authorities have launched an investigation to find out what made the wall to collapse."

I'll give you a Kinder Surprise Egg if you can find where the mistake in the above article is. First it's a ceiling and then it's a wall? MAKE UP YOUR MIND!

To wrap it up. I've been reading the Arab Times from 1987 till today, and congratulations...Not a single page of yours is error free.

Fix your pathetic 'establishment'. I'll be kind enough to point you in the right direction if you need a new HR manager.

Sincerely,

R.

(To Kuwait Times: Don't be too happy dumbasses. You're just as stupid too.)

Monday, July 03, 2006

Watani Online: FINALLY

Good news for all the Mozilla/Safari users out there. Watani Online is finally compatible with all open source browsers.

I literally fell outta my chair when I saw their banner on the WOL page and blurted out, "Good God guys you won't believe what I'm looking at right now!"

One of the guys, dirty-minded as usual blurted,"good porn?!"

I'm haBBy :D

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Analysis: Kuwait's elections & reforms (Int'l Intelligence)

Article can be found here.


By SANA ABDALLAH

AMMAN, Jordan, July 1 (UPI) -- The democratic
exercise in Kuwait's early parliamentary elections may have given the
oil-rich emirate something to boast about, but the polls seem to have
backfired against the regime with the opposition's sweeping victory.


The new emir of the oil-rich Gulf state, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad
al-Sabah, dissolved parliament on May 21 and ordered early elections in
an effort to end a political crisis between the government and
legislature over electoral reforms.


But the results of the June 29 elections, which brought to
parliament an even bigger opposition of liberal and Islamist members,
constitutes a setback for the al-Sabah regime as the new parliament is
expected to push harder for democratic reforms and fighting corruption.


The opposition swept two-thirds of the 50-seat parliament as a
coalition of 33 liberal and Islamic candidates won, up from 29 members
in the dissolved legislature, with several independents who can sway in
favor of reforms.


Although these were the first polls to include women in this small
oil-rich state, none of the 28 women candidates managed to grab a
parliamentary seat.


While al-Sabah congratulated the candidates on their victory as
Kuwait set a democratic example for the rest of the Gulf and Arab
region, analysts say the emir, who assumed power in January, has more
to worry about now as he takes the next two weeks to form a new
government, in which fifteen cabinet members are entitled to vote in
parliament.


The reformers in the dissolved parliament, most of whom were
re-elected, had threatened to stop cooperating with the government if
it did not reduce the number of voting constituencies from 25 to five
in an effort to stop vote-buying and other irregularities. The
opposition had rejected a government offer to reduce the districts to
ten and the dispute gave birth to a so-called "orange revolution" of
active, yet tame, youth taking to the streets calling for reforms to
fight what they say is state-sponsored corruption.


The straw that broke the camel's back and prompted the emir's
dissolution of parliament was a threat by reformer parliament members
to grill the prime minister, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Sabah, a nephew
of the emir.


Analysts say with a larger opposition in the new parliament that
ran on a platform of reforming the electoral bill and fighting
corruption, the ruler of Kuwait will now need to shape a new government
that excludes key ministers the opposition accuses of corruption and
inefficiency, such as outgoing energy and information ministers, Sheikh
Ahmad al-Fahd al-Sabah and Mohammad al-Sanousi respectively.


While the Kuwaiti parliament has no constitutional powers to vote
out cabinet or prime ministers, it can declare its refusal to cooperate
with the government, leaving the next step to the emir, who would
either dismiss the prime minister and appoint a new cabinet, or
dissolve parliament and call for new elections.


Analysts say the fact that reformers gained yet more ground under
the disputed 25-constituency system should give more weight to the
pro-government forces seeking to maintain so many districts. The
pro-government forces could argue these polls prove that the number of
districts has no effect on the voting exercise and does not necessarily
favor one trend over another in a country where political parties are
banned, but groups of different political trends are free to work.


However, the opposition victory -- even under the disputed system
-- has given more strength to the reformers in their demands to change
the elections bill and has put the emir in a tight position that may
lead him to finally yield to diluting the voting districts to five.


Kuwaiti analysts say if the emir wants to avoid plunging the
country into another political crisis between the establishment and the
reformers, who are gaining more grassroots support, he would need to
name a new government with clear instructions to agree on the
sought-after elections bill. After that, he may resort to dissolving
parliament again and order fresh polls according to a five-constituency
system. Otherwise, the emir would allow parliament to live out its
four-year term and hold the next elections in 2010 under the new
system.


Either way, the opposition would have achieved a peaceful victory
unseen in the conservative Arab Gulf region where free elections are
practically non-existent. Such a victory could also set a precedent
that may unleash more demands for deep-rooted reforms deemed taboo and
revolutionary, threatening the status quo of ruling families.


The campaigns during Kuwait's elections saw unprecedented sharp
criticism of the government, and by de facto the ruling al-Sabah
family, questioning its role in the running of the state's affairs
where the emir has the final say in all matters.


Some Islamist candidates, having won 21 seats in parliament, are
even seeking to turn the emirate, which sits on 10 percent of the
world's oil reserves, into a constitutional monarchy where the prime
minister and cabinet members are not appointed by the emir and his
relatives.


However, once the issues that united the forces from the far-left
to the far-right under the umbrella of the opposition have been
resolved, the coalition of the reformers may easily collapse and
restore strength to the regime.


The new reformer parliament members extend from Islamists seeking
an Islamic state system and opposing women participation in the
elections, to secular liberals aspiring for a more westernized Kuwait.


Analysts expect the government to capitalize on the disharmony
between the two sides to weaken the opposition and move on with its
agenda that would maintain the status quo as much as possible.


In the next few months, Arab eyes will undoubtedly remain fixed on
this tiny state in anticipation of the kind of change the people hope,
and ruling families dread, would infect the rest of the region.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Vote Buying: Jamal Al-Omar Caught Buying Votes On Video

Sa7at Safat has posted a video today of the Parliamentary Candidate (District 10: Jabriyah) Jamal Al-Omar buying votes.

Link to Sa7at Safat

Link to YouTube

Download WMV Video


You need some hard-core, leather strapped spanking!

Monday, June 26, 2006

جمعية الشفافية الكويتية

تدعو جمعية الشفافية الكويتية الراغبين بالتطوع للمشاركة في مراقبة إنتخابات مجلس الامة يوم 29/6/2006 إلى التسجيل لديها على ان تقدم لهم دورة تدريبية بعنوان (المراقب الإنتخابي) للخبير الدستوري د. محمد المقاطع و سيمنح المشاركون شهادة مراقب إنتخابي.

عنوان جمعية الشفافية الكويتية
اليرموك ق4 مقابل شارع المطار
هاتف : 5358901
5358902

الدعوة موصولة الى مدونين الكويت خاصة ان تساعدوا في نشر الدعوة ولنتصدى بها الفساد ولنكن درعا نحمي إرادة الشعب من التزوير


* Thanks Hanan for the heads up :)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Will the REAL Extinct Dodo Please Stand Up?

While browsing endlessly earlier today, I stumbled across interesting news. I actually found a picture of Extinct Dodo (the blogger) in BBC News!

Never realised you were a celebrity! I'm proud of you!

Read the story here.



Isn't she lovely?

I bet you're laughing your ass off right now Dodo. A little gift from me to you ;)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Super Shurouq!

She huffed and she puffed and all the corrupt men fell like dominos!


You ROCK girl!


Look what you have done, and I'm so damn proud of you! wo0t!

The Early Morning Artist: UPDATED


This is Michelangelo's work that I caught with a bag of chalk at 7:43am yesterday morning.
Maybe if he changed out of his pyjamas before drawing what looks like chicken scratches might have helped?
Dumbass. I'm very disappointed in you. Especially that I have driven OUT of my way this morning to see what you have drawn. I was late to work because of you.

You..you...sad sack of bat dung.

You owe me breakfast.

* wtf is TRN anyway?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Our "Hope": Welcome to the world

No need for words...









Congrats go to my brother & his wife for their lovely little girlie. Ain't she a cute fuzzy thang? Love that hair! :)

The Early Morning Artist: Caught on Camera

This morning I witnessed this bizarre scene at 7:43am:











Our very own Morning Grafitti Artist In Jammies. WTF?!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

بلاد الخير و العطاء



افضـال بـلادي ..

بـلاد الخيـرر والعطـاء ..

" الكــويـت " ..

حينما .. اسقطت ديون العالم انعجب العالم بها وقاموا يطلقون على شوارعهم وهذي بعض من الشوارع والاماكن التي حصلت على معلومات عنها.

*يوجد شارع في المانيا في ميونخ تحديدا اطلق عليه اسم الشيخ جابر وشارع اخر في برلين اطلق عليه اسم الكويت.

*يوجد مطعم من اكبر المطاعم في هولندا اطلق عليه صاحبه اسم الكويـت حينما سألوه لماذا قال فضل الكويت علينا كبير وتحديدا اسرتي.

* توجد مكتبه في لندن من اكبر المكاتب في لندن اطلق صاحبها عليها فري كويت قالو لماذا اطلقة هاذا الاسم قال اثناء تحرير الكويت انتهيت من المكتبه وعجبتني الكويت وسميته الاسم عليها.

* يوجد جسر في اليونان مطلقين عليه اسم الكـويـت.

* وتوجد منطقه سكنيه في اليونان اطلقوا عليها اسم الراحل جابر الخير.

* يوجد نادي في دولة المكسيك مطلقين عليه اسم الكويت لأن الكويت انجزت هاذا النادي واحترام لها سموا النادي باسم الدوله.

* توجد قريه في الصين اطلقوا عليها اسم الكويت لأن الكويت عمرتها من بعد الزلازل.

* يوجد متحف علمي في البرازيل اطلق عليه اسم الكويت بسبب عطاء الكويت للعالم.

* يوجد صنم في كندا منحوت على شكل خريطة الكويت في احدى دوراتهم الرئيسيه.

* توجد سفينه من اكبر السفن في برشلونه اطلقوا عليها سفينة فري كويت.

* توجد حديقه سياحيه من اكبر الحديق في البرتغال مطلقين عليها اسم الكويت لأن الكويت اسقطت ديون العالم.

* في قطر وبـالتحديد في بن عمران توجد معصره اسمهاا ابراج الكويت

* وايضـاا في قطر يوجد مطعم اسمه الجهراء

* واخر شي هو كتاب كتبه الكاتب مايكل ميشيل الماني الاصل كاتب اسمه ** الـكويت من افعالها احبها الجميع ** اشترا هذا الكتاب 12 مليون انسان انجاز بحد ذاته كبير..


حينما اسقط ديون العالم احبها الجميع وحينما اقترب منها الجميع

عرفوا ان الكويت دوله من ذهب

((يحميـج ربـــ البيـت من كـل طامـع وحـاسد))

يا افضل وطن بالكون انتي

الله يرحمك ياشيخنا جابر الخير ويدخلك فسيح جناته يارب ..

ومنكم واليكم والسلام عليك

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Dark Side of Kuwait Part II - Invisible Scars

After writing my first non-fiction work titled, “Dark Side of Kuwait Part 1”, I frankly was surprised at the overwhelming number of positive responses from the readers. Thanks to them, I was encouraged to commit myself even deeper into my writing and provide the second part of this series.

I apologize for the delay in publishing part two, but this delay has been caused by several factors. One major factor was this is a real interview, given by a person as real as you and I.

The day I published part one online, I got an email from someone who has had the same experience as those girls I’ve written about. I honestly got excited and emailed a request for an interview, she immediately agreed with no hesitation. At first, I admit that I got a bit skeptical of her story, but she has proved to me that her story, in fact was real. After a long preliminary talk with her, she proved to be a strong intelligent young girl, with a lot of self-confidence. In the course of our lives, incidents happen that either will make us or break us. It seems to me that this girl’s incident has actually made her what she is now, a tough young woman.

I would like to thank her for a chance to provide to the readers and maybe, I hope the world, to know what really goes on behind the scenes. She has personally requested that everyone knows her story and I hope more will step forward and let their voices be heard.

‘I think it’ll [justice] be done one way or another…it’s being done I believe.’ – “Fajer”


Start time: 3:53:09 PM; End Time: 5:06:39 PM

How old were you when it all started?

Fajer: Five or six.

5-6 years old? What happened in the beginning? Do you remember?

Fajer: Mom and dad got divorced in 1992, dad was busy and I lived with grandmother. I was in the bath. My uncle (aunt’s husband) used to visit, because granny’s old and all and he used to bring stuff from the Co-op and all that.
I’m in the bath, he gets in, pees in the toilet…I guess…and he opens the [shower] curtain on me. Says hi, goes outside for a while and comes back again.

How old was he?

Fajer: Thirties, early thirties I believe.

Ok, go on?

Fajer: He starts ‘giving me a bath’ and then there’s no soap bar, just him touching me.

Who put you in the bath in the first place?

Fajer: My grandmother filled the tub for me and left me there, door open, she sat in the living room for an hour or so till I’ve had fun. I used to pretend that the tub is the ocean, took my toys there too.

So he started touching you without the soap bar?

Fajer: Yes.

What did you think at that time?

Fajer: I don’t know I loved him more than my own father. I saw him more than I saw my father. The idea of him hurting me didn’t exist in my head. I think I knew what he was doing was wrong. Yet I was trying to convince myself that it’s not, that uncle B. is the nice uncle who always brought me stuff.

Ok, what else did he do at that time?

Fajer: Just that. Touched me. My back and behind and between my legs.

So he used to do that on a regular basis?

Fajer: Yes. He started to visit more than once a week. And he started to tell me when to have a bath. Like, he said not to take a bath unless he’s here so that he can ‘give me a bath’. Of course, it wasn’t what happened. Sometimes granny would tell me that I smelled like a goat, and I’d take a bath.

Did he ever masturbate while he does that to you?

Fajer: Yes, almost always.

Oh, so you used to watch him masturbate while he touched you?

Fajer: A couple of times. Sometimes he’d just touch me for a while, shut the curtain and leave. But he touched himself too.

How long did those ‘baths go on? And did he go any further than just touching?

Fajer: For quite awhile, about a year or so.

Fajer: But he touched himself too, sometimes he kissed me. Like, on my lips. Used to make me sit on his lap too, a couple of times.

You never mentioned it to anyone or no one had a clue?

Fajer: No, no one.

What did he tell the family then when he goes in to give you a ‘bath’?

Fajer: There was no family. Only granny, the housemaid and I...Large house with just the three of us.

Ok so it went on for a year or so, what happened then?

Fajer: My aunt and my grandmother had a fight. He stopped coming. Big fight.

So he was absent for how long?

Fajer: Years. Five at least.

So you were 10-11 years old when you saw him again?

Fajer: I saw him during the five years. But it was during family gatherings.

Ah, ok so nothing wrong happened.

Fajer: Except for my desire to speak to him again, nothing.

Ok, let’s jump forward until the next incident. What happened and when?

Fajer: When I was 11, his two daughters joined my school. I started seeing them everyday. Being cousins and all, we became friends. Granny let me visit them sometimes, although the visits were scarce. But she knew it’s hard for a kid to have no other kids around her. Although, she wasn’t on good terms with auntie, but she let me go.
It was one of his daughter’s birthdays, A’s 13th. My other aunt picked me up and took me there together with her kids.

How old were you on that birthday?

Fajer: 13 too

Ok?

Fajer: At 12 something he told me that granny called and I should go home. He told me to sleep over. I said I couldn’t. He said he’d talk to granny. He did. She said no. So he said ok I’ll bring her.

What time was that? Midnight?

Fajer: Yes, everybody was gone, almost. Except for me and a few of their close friends. But I was like, a close one, being a cousin and classmate to A.
In his car we went, he asked me, “Do you tattle-tale?” I said, “Sometimes if someone upset me.”

Hold on, you went alone with him?

Fajer: Yes. Then he touched my hair and played with it, puts his hand on my shoulder and rubs it. I would have died to have dad pat my head and play with my hair, but he was busy. Uncle comes and does that, and does more.

While driving or he stopped somewhere?

Fajer: While driving at first. Then he drives the car somewhere dark between buildings and tells me to get in the back.

And you still had no idea?

Fajer: I did, but when you’re 13 and you never get fatherly attention. Your kind uncle asks you to bark, you bark.

So you knew that something is going to go wrong, but did what he asked you to do without complaints?

Fajer: I told him that I want to go home. He said he’d take me home soon. I told him that I’m scared. He said I shouldn’t and he hugged me. So I just shut up.

Did you cry?

Fajer: Yes, when he hugged me I did.

Ok, then what happened while you two were hugging?

Fajer: He kissed my face and he got a handbag from the back. Took out a towel and put it on the seat. Took off my pants and lifted my blouse. Unhooked the bra that I didn’t really need back then. And started to kiss.

You didn’t resist at all?

Fajer: I tried to push him away with my hand; he kissed it and then pinned it down and caressed it with his. He told me that he loves me. “Where were you?” he asked, “You grew up.”

So he completely undressed you in the backseat of his car.

Fajer: Not completely…well yeah. I still had my blouse on but it was raised. Lifted…like my chest was exposed to him.

I see, and he was still dressed?

Fajer: He lifted his dishdasha and took off the [under] pants he wore. He rubbed against me, made me sleep on my stomach and rubbed himself against my behind. He almost rubbed himself everywhere. My face, eyes, and nose.

How did you feel while he did that?

Fajer: Paralyzed. I cried, I told him I don’t want to go to granny’s house because she’s sick. And I want to live with dad and his new wife. He told me to hush. “Don’t cry.” He said he’s here and granny will be fine. I told him I want to go home and sleep, he said just a little more.
He started to push himself in me slowly. Then he used his finger. He couldn’t go, then he parted my legs like high and he pushed in. I kicked. It hurt. I don’t know if I was shaking of pain or if it was the sobbing or fear.
He wiped me clean with tissues.

Do you remember how long that lasted and how many times that night?

Fajer: He took his time.

Then what happened?

Fajer: He called me his bitch.

Was he angry when he said that?

Fajer: He wasn’t angry, he said it playfully. He bought me a box of gum, told me, “This thing won’t ever happen again, I promise. If you need anything you come and ask me. And don’t bother your grandmother, take good care of her.”
And he started to ask me about my grades at school, and then he took me home. He came down with me, he’s just smart. He went inside with me so that he’d talk to granny as I escaped to the bathroom, to shower and sleep.

Nothing ever happened again?

Fajer: I saw him again and he acted indifferent.

How did you feel when you saw him again?

Fajer: It was Eid; I didn’t want to see him again.

So why do you think he raped you?

Fajer: I don’t know.

Ok, let’s jump to now. You’re 19 years old now, right?

Fajer: Right.

Thinking back on what happened, and while you told me this story, how do you feel about it?

Fajer: It sickens me to an extent, to be sure. I surely cry when I remember how stupidly I trusted him. And how it wouldn’t have happened if I had a better family…I guess. Yet I think I wouldn’t be me without it. Perhaps if it didn’t happen to me I would be a different someone. And perhaps I wouldn’t like being that someone. Perhaps I’d be a dope whose main interest is…watching Star Academy and chasing hunks.

Ok one last question and we’ll end this.

Fajer: Ok.

What if for reasons unknown, after I gather the necessary information on you and your family. I print this interview out, and send it anonymously to your uncle. How do you think he’d react? And how would YOU react?

Fajer: He’d be angry and scared. I know he remembers this, I know not a day goes by without him remembering this. Because I know I remember him every day.
I forgive him. I did over a year ago when I was seeing my therapist. I’d actually like him to be scared. Yet I wouldn’t like my father to know, although sometimes I do.

So you don’t want justice to be done?

Fajer: I think it’ll be done one way or another…it’s being done I believe. He and aunt got divorced years ago…he has nothing.




Saturday, June 10, 2006

Apple Safari Compatibility Fix

Hello everyone.

NBK = National Bullshitters of Kuwait. They told me more than a month ago that the Watani Online Banking site will be compatible with all major browsers including: Safari, Mozilla & Opera; within a few days. I even wrote about it here.

Anyway, to make a long story short. I posted a workaround to the problem here.

You're more than welcome to visit the forum for more technical Q&A's, since I'm running that section.

I'd like a coder or two to get on board to handle programming questions. Anyone interested? Email me. You better be good, or don't bother.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Soccer Frenzy!


It is the time for me & every soccer lover to enjoy this great event!
A WHOLE month of soccer ! are we in heaven yet or what?!
If you have any technical problems with ART channels..feel free to ask and i will try my best ;)
Auto update World cup Schedule HERE!
LET THE FUN BEGIN!
FRIDAY 9th of June, 2006



Which team will win the World Cup 2006? (you can choose more than one team)

Brazil Germany Italy Holland Argentina Spain Saudi Arabia :) Other (please specify)



Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

Prison Break Side Effects


  1. Excessive Smoking which causes death.
  2. Sweating along with soar throat.
  3. Lack of blinking which makes your eyes get dry.
  4. Abdominal pain and/or Colon enlargement.

So be advised ;)

Guys are working on season 2 now..for more info visit: http://www.tv.com/tracking/viewer.html&tid=91612&ref_id=31635&ref_type=101

A poll on the best TV show in 2006 is on the way ;) get ready to vote!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

A New Blog!

Hello everyone. I'd like to announce that a new blog has just opened called "Kuwait: A Reality Show"


I will put a copy of "The Dark Side of Kuwait Part 1" there, including a translated version in arabic. And the rest of the series will be posted there. They will be posted in both arabic and english. Thanks to a friend who decided to help in grabbing the attention of the Arab readers.

The blog address is: http://q8reality.blogspot.com

I will still be posted here also, but the reality series will be posted there. Where people can be free in commenting at their ease. And where others can contact me if they wish to share their stories.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Firefox/Safari vs. NBK


Firefox/Safari users have been at war with NBK because of their web compatibility issues with their online banking. NBK was the ONLY bank in the world that do NOT support all the major browsers, they only supported IE. For what idiotic reasons? We don't know.

I've come out of this war bloody, but victorious. Finally after months of bloody battles. I finally got The Call, in which they have surrendered. The terms of surrender is that in TWO days. Watani Online Banking will finally be compatible with all the major browsers: Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer. I'm not too sure about Camino.


Apple users, REJOICE! Finally those Microsoft sycophants gave it up!



...melodramatic aren't I?

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Dark Side of Kuwait: Part 1

Scenario #1: A girl named 'Laila', freshly graduated. She goes on a Wednesday night party thrown by her graduating class at one of the girls' chalet. So many girls with friends, family and relatives. Some of their brothers are in the other chalet right next door, just to make sure nothing goes wrong. Security.

Tired of dancing to almost every single song, 'Laila' goes upstairs finally to one of the rooms. Changing into her pyjamas, she drowses off into a fitful sleep.

Hands roughly yank her off the bed, tearing her clothes off. She was unable to scream due to the sheer terror.

That night, Laila was raped by one of her friend's brother, repeatedly. Threatened, she promised him she will never tell anyone about it, or he will ruin her and her family for life.

2 years later, in London waiting for her father to arrive from Kuwait. She's staying with her uncle, aunt & cousin...vacationing.

Again, she was raped 7 times by her uncle.

Who can she turn to?

Scenario #2: 'May' doesn't really remember her biological father. He was killed during the 1990 invasion when she was only a year or so old. Her mom married such a nice man, she calls him "Baba".
At 15, her nice "Baba" was angry at her because of an exam grade. In the heat of the moment, he suddenly attacked her. Raped her twice.

She never told anyone. Not even her own mother.


Scenario #3:
'Rawan' lives a full life. Her daddy is rich, influential and the best in the world. He's well-loved in public, his employees adore him. He showers his only daughter with lavish gifts. Bought her the car of her dreams; she's smart, stylish and well-loved.


At home, in one of his 'moods' the old man calls for her. He fondles her, he touches her and tells her how much he loves her, his princess. If she even thinks of flinching, he would beat her senseless then rape her. For as long as she can remember, he's always done this to her.



She's in her mid-20's and still unmarried, scared and scarred for life.



The above scenarios are based on true stories, 3 of thousands incidents we have here in Kuwait. Rape and incest are very common occurences worldwide. But in this country,
it's more common in the well-off families as well as the average families.


Why don't we hear of these stories? Because they're scared. They don't want to ruin the family's "reputation". They don't want people to label them as "whores". Which in fact a lot in Kuwait would think that way. A girl who isn't a virgin, is a whore in the eyes of the society. No matter what happened to her or even if it was God's will.



People would never believe a man would rape his own daughter, or this boy would rape that girl because he's "metrabi oo weld nas" (educated & well known). Or even the fact a man would rape his nephew.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of girls in this country desperately need help. But they can't turn to anyone because they are scared. "I can't tell mom! She would die!" or "I can't tell anyone! What would people think then! Fothee7a!!" There are some who would actually make excuses for the actions of their rapists.
Not only girls are raped, but also boys. For in this country, we have closet gays by the hundreds. Or if you want, call them bisexuals.


Incest is a one-way ticket to hell.



(
I have a much longer version of this article offline, I had to edit it for the blog. I removed some details & changed a few things. But the stories I provided are actual stories.)


End Part One. To be continued...

Sunday, April 30, 2006

A Letter To The President

Dear Mr. President,

If
war breaks out between Iran and the U.S.

If the U.S. decided to use tactical nuclear warheads.


If Iran decides to retaliate on ALL U.S. assets (as mentioned in the news.).


If the U.S. bombed the Iranian nuclear reactors and facilities.


We are S-C-R-E-W-E-D.


Several scenario reports have been issued by Australia & the UK about this imminent catastrophe. Depending on weather conditions, we may either be affected lightly with serious long-term radiation effects. Or the fallout will be catastrophic with the death rate steadily rising over the years.

Either way, we are still S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Remember Chernobyl. They are still suffering after 20 years.

So where will we go if Iran has been attacked? Doesn't anyone care about us? Don't you care about the economical, political and most of all the HUMANITARIAN fallout this may have not just on a single nation. But WORLDWIDE?

Tell me asshole President of the United States: Are you willing to sacrifice not hundreds, nor thousands...But millions of lives for such a lost cause?


Sincerely,

A Pissed Off Kuwaiti Citizen

P.S. Your bill with God is growing longer and longer by the minute. The debt collector will come a-knockin' on your door soon.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Scientific Breakthroughs


A dedicated team of scientists have finally made a breakthrough study in which they may have found THE Cure! Read on my fellow friends, bloggers and netizens. The article may be found here

My faith in science is pretty non-existent, right?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Dazed & Confused

Through the babble of dream voices & the incoherent background chatter, I heard my name over and over again. My awareness slowly came to me and with a mind of their own, my eyelids jerked open. Despite my weakly protesting brain, I finally woke up and registered the fact that it's still sort of dark outside. I closed my eyes for a few seconds then grudgingly opened one to peer at the clock next to me. Crap it's 7:00 already and it's still dark? Not a good sign.

I found myself listening to the whirring of my electric toothbrush & stared at it wondering how it got there. Oh.

*BLANK*

"Onetallkenyatogopleasethankyou." Shit, how did I get to Starbucks already? I looked at my watch on the mobile, 15 minutes left.

*BLANK*

Faintly I remembered some crappy country music and then Linda's irritating voice slowly eating it's way through to the core of my very TEETH. I switched off the radio and finally my brain registered the fact that I'm parked already. Someone waved, I waved back. Someone else nodded, I bared my teeth at him.

Amazingly I survived the trip to work not even realizing how I got here. I haven't experienced this phenomenon in quite awhile.

Well...I'm finally awake after my 3rd coffee. 1 hour down, 8 more to go.

Oh and I wasn't late, will wonders ever cease?

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Dude, Where Are My Pockets?!

First of all, those laptops I posted about previously...are FAKE. Yep, sorry to disappoint you, they're only a hoax. If such Powerbooks existed (no they're not Macbooks Jax ;p) then you'd think Steve Jobs would be BOUNCING up on stage to announce them already. Anyway, sexy piece of work if you ask me.

Second of all, my birthday is on September 29th.

Third of all, I'm here at work. Apparently don't have much to do, yet. Sipping my coffee and wondering where the hell is the rest of my department. I had to go outside to make sure there ARE people working. Something has mysteriously kidnapped my workmates. Hmm. Less mouths to feed.

I discovered that my lab coat has NO pockets. When I came in this morning I checked the other guys' lab coats, they all got pockets. I can SEE where the pockets are stitched on, but they're totally stitched all around! Now why in hell did I get a lab coat with NO pockets? Is it a message? Do they expect me to sit there & pick out the thread? This country is suffering a serious shortage of pockets. I may have to start a "Wish A Pocket Fund" sometime soon.

Besides, where the hell am I going to put my lucky 1 fils?

Oh, to make my day better...my monitor has just lost its colors and I see everything this color. Will someone put me out of this misery? Is it me or am I typing in invisible ink? I CAN'T SEE WHAT I'M TYPING.

I WANT pockets! <-- I can see that.



Wednesday, April 19, 2006

On Blogging


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Communication problems anyone?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Gorgeous!







Hey everyone! I'm baaaaaaaaack! My birthday happens to be today & tomorrow & the day after, so you already got the hint, right? ;)