Sunday, December 18, 2005

Home !

Ha! I made it!
I am home!
And it couldn't be better! We have snow and it's cold! LOVE IT!
Went shopping in the morning of my arrival day and bought everything that you need for a typical breakfast and everything you can't get anywhere in Kuwait. Hmmmm ... GREAT !
Still suffer under my cold. :( My sinuses (is that spelled correct?) are still hurting and it doesn't look like it wants to get better...
Tomorrow I'll go to the city to do some christmas shopping. There are a few orders from Kuwait and I still need stuff for my family!
Anyway... just wanted to let you guys know that I am still alive and I am good!
Have fun in Kuwait (I know it's hard since I am not around :P) and stay sober!

OHHHH! And thanks for all your birthday wishes! But my birthday is on the 24th!!! :P

Friday, December 16, 2005

Leaving on a jetplane...

Before I leave Kuwait, I need to say: THANK YOU !!! Muuuuah!!
Thank you everyone who was there yesterday for my surprise birthday party! (even if it was like 9 days early... :P)
Really didn't know anything and everyone kept quiet about it! So it was really a big surprise!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now I am in a big hurry ... I still havn't bought ANY presents for my family at home and I fly tonight! So... guess I just race down to Fahaheel and buy some Sandelwood, the funny looking thingy you burn it in and some other "arabic" stuff made in china... :P

Then I'll be on my way to Germany. I will leave Kuwait, my "old" Job and friends behind. But no worries ... at least not my friends! I'll be back! PROMISE! Since it looks really good with a new Job in Kuwait! So ... sorry guys from L..... C........ and O.T.C. ... you'll have to find someone else doing all that crap! :)

So on the 28th of this month I'll come back so I can celebrate the new year with all of you!!

Till then,
take care and keep posting so I know whats going on in Kuwait! :)

Monday, December 12, 2005

My Desktop

Tagged by Unknown Entity

YES! I do have a Desktop with a girl wearing a Niqab... :)

And you know whats strange? All the guys coming into my office and see it... they want to have it! But no no no! MINE !!! :P

So who do I tag now?!
1. Drunk'n'Gorgeous
2. Mariam
3. Jazz Central

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The word is out ...

How and where to start? OK... my contract with my current employer will not be extended. So my last working day for them is the 31st of this month.
Why? We lost a big project in Iraq and it seems like we'll lose more in the near future... so there is no need for "over head" like me. I don't bring money ... I just cost and spend it...

So am I sad to leave this company?
Yes and no. On one side I can remember times in this company where it was very stressful but fun to work and on the other side I see how the company has developed in the last 4-5 months and I don't like that at all. More and more restrictions and bullshit came from our customer and instead of saying " ok ... that's it ... you crossed the line " they just went on and said nothing.
I will miss very few people that I worked with and that accompanied me thru almost 1 year of HR work.

I was not shocked, mad or angry and I did not even have to ask why when they told me since I was expecting it for quite a long time already. The only sad thing is that I knew it was coming and so did the company management and management did nothing to keep the "work flowing".
It was a year that developed skills in me and that thought me a lot about people/Kuwait/dealing with dickheads.

So what's going to happen now?
Since I knew it was coming and I didn't feel well in the company anyway, I was already looking for something else. I wanted to get away from a very good paid but very insecure job and get hired by a local Kuwaiti company with a long term contract. So ... as it looks right now I do get a chance with a company here in Kuwait. I expect their offer today and I could start most likely on the 1st of January 2006.

So keep your fingers crossed for me!!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Friends ...

I had a conversation yesterday that made me think about my "friends"...
I am going for a vacation pretty soon to see my family and friends and to celebrate my 30st birthday. My mom want's to know how I would like to celebrate and where, with whom and so on ... So I told her that I would like to see ALL my family (it's not 200 or more people like it may be common here in Kuwait... more like 10-15) and my friends... So since she knows our family she asked me how many of my friends will show up ... That started me thinking!!!
In school I hung out with maybe 60-70 peole on a regular bases and I knew about 300... then I joined military ... I hung out with maybe 20-30 people ... then i started working in a civilian job ... i hung out with maybe 5-10 people ...
NOW I am in Kuwait ... there is a bunch of people I hang out with ... friends ... hmmm ... don't really know ...
Most of the people I would call friends maybe still in Germany ... but it's not more then 2 or 3 people that would come to my birthday ...

Where did all those people go and why don't we see eachother anymore ... ???

Sad and strange... isn't it?