Monday, May 26, 2008

Touch down!

'We' are on Mars again searching for new signs of life.

In the last few hours, the NASA probe Mars Phoenix Lander has successfully landed on one of the poles of Mars. Scientist believe that at the pole regions with the large amounts of ice that was discovered there, is the best place to look for current or extinct life of any kind.

Also they believe they can find out more about Mars climate history thru drilling into the ice.

The journey took 296 days and the landing caused a 7 minute communication black out .... flight controllers in the NASA center called it the '7 minutes of terror", fearing another loss of their probe (chances where 45% that it would be a successful landing!).

Let's see how it helps us here on our little planet!
But it's definitely cool that we can do things like that! So if you are watching up to the stars tonight... one of NASA's new robots just started working up there!

Read more about the mission here:

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Let me share some wisdom!

From one of his Analects books

Chapter I
Translation: Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places? If people do not recognize me and it doesn't bother me, am I not a Superior Man?

學而. 巧言令色、鮮矣仁。
Translation: Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.

Translation: Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Then no friends would not be like yourself (all friends would be as loyal as yourself). If you make a mistake, do not be afraid to correct it.

Translation: If you would govern a state of a thousand chariots (a small-to-middle-size state), you must pay strict attention to business, be true to your word, be economical in expenditure and love the people. You should use them according to the seasons.

Translation: When the Superior Man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, 'he loves learning.'

Chapter II
Translation: At fifteen my heart was set on learning; at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts; at fifty I knew the mandate of heaven; at sixty my ear was obedient; at seventy I could follow my heart's desire without transgressing the norm.

Translation: Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.

Translation: The Superior Man is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing.

Translation: To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.

Translation: To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous.

Translation: Yu [a disciple], shall I teach you about knowledge? What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know. This is true wisdom.

Translation: See a person's means (of getting things). Observe his motives. Examine that in which he rests. How can a person conceal his character? How can a person conceal his character?
Translation: Listen widely to remove your doubts and be careful when speaking about the rest and your mistakes will be few. See much and get rid of what is dangerous and be careful in acting on the rest and your causes for regret will be few. Speaking without fault, acting without causing regret: 'upgrading' consists in this.

Translation: To worship to other than one's own ancestral spirits is brown-nosing. If you see what is right and fail to act on it, you lack courage.
Variant translation: To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.

Chapter III
Translation: If a man has no humaneness what can his propriety be like? If a man has no humaneness what can his music be like?

Translation: The Superior Man has nothing to compete for. But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. Descending, he drinks (or has [the winner] drink) the ritual cup.
Note: Bowing is a courtesy for the host who invites him as well drinking a cup.

Translation: The Shang based its propriety on that of the Yin, and what it added and subtracted is knowable. The Zhou has based its propriety on that of the Shang and what it added and subtracted is knowable. In this way, what continues from the Chou, even if 100 generations hence, is knowable.

Chapter IV
Translation: Being in humaneness is good. If we select other goodness and thus are far apart from humaneness, how can we be the wise?

Translation: If I hear the Way [of truth] in the morning, I am content even to die in that evening.

Translation: When your father is alive, observe his will. When your father is dead observe his former actions. If, for three years [after the death of your father] you do not change from the ways of your father, you can be called a 'real son (xiào/hsiao)'.

Translation: The cautious seldom err.

Translation: The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Translation: Virtue (or the man of virtue) is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Translation: The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.

Chapter VI
Translation: They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.

Translation: To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.

Translation: The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.

Translation: To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom.

Translation: The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right.

Translation: The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration: this may be called perfect virtue.

Other chapters
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place when all the stars are rotating about it.

The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.

When you serve your mother and father it is okay to try to correct them once in a while. But if you see that they are not going to listen to you, keep your respect for them and don't distance yourself from them. Work without complaining.

When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers. I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.

A young man should serve his parents at home and be respectful to elders outside his home. He should be earnest and truthful, loving all, but become intimate with humaneness. After doing this, if he has energy to spare, he can study literature and the arts.

If the Superior Man is not serious, then he will not inspire awe in others. If he is not learned, then he will not be on firm ground. He takes loyalty and good faith to be of primary importance, and has no friends who are not of equal (moral) caliber. When he makes a mistake, he doesn't hesitate to correct it.

The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied: which one of these things belongs to me?

Leaving virtue without proper cultivation; not thoroughly discussing what is learned; not being able to move towards righteousness of which a knowledge is gained; and not being able to change what is not good: — these are the things which occasion me solicitude.

Stumbled over it ... thought it might be interesting ... and once again thanks to Wikipedia!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Gute Nacht

Die Sonne ist untergegangen, die Nacht beginnt.

Sonnenschein der in mich eindrang und mein Herz beruehrte,
Sonnenschein der mein muedes Ich erwachte,
Sonnenschein der meine Seele streifte,
Sonnenschein der mich sehen lies,
Sonnenschein der sich selbst gefiel,
Sonnenschein der lachen auf Gesichter zauberte,
Sonnenschein der die Nacht nicht zum Zuge lies,
Sonnenschein der Kraft gab,
Sonnenschein der Monate lang anhielt.
Doch nun ist die Sonne untergegangen...
leise... ohne das es jemand zu bermerken scheint.
Sie scheint wohl weiter ohne mich.

Jetzt scheint der Mond.
Kalt, trotzdem freundlich.
So erschreckend vertraut.
Macht mich muede und traurig.
Laesst mich denken und gruebeln.
Ist die Nacht gar schoener?
Wo scheint die Sonne jetzt?

Der Sonnenschein kommt wieder...
mit gleicher Macht.
Er laesst sich Zeit die Nacht zu verdraengen,
denn er kommt von einer anderen Sonne.
Bis dahin...
Gute Nacht!

Sorry that I am writing this in German, but it's my mother tongue and I can express so much more with it! If you want a translation, ask... but it might lose a lot of meaning.

A teaser ...

(Merriam-Webster dictonary online)

Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): teased; teas·ing
Etymology: Middle English tesen, from Old English tǣsan; akin to Old High German zeisan to tease
Date: before 12th century

1 a: to disentangle and lay parallel by combing or carding b: teasel
2: to tear in pieces; especially : to shred (a tissue or specimen) for microscopic examination
3 a: to disturb or annoy by persistent irritating or provoking especially in a petty or mischievous way b: to annoy with petty persistent requests : pester; also : to obtain by repeated coaxing c: to persuade to acquiesce especially by persistent small efforts : coax d: to manipulate or influence as if by teasing e: to make fun of : kid
4: to comb (hair) by taking hold of a strand and pushing the short hairs toward the scalp with the comb
5: to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without intending to satisfy it

synonyms see worry
— teas·ing·ly \ˈtē-ziŋ-lē\ adverb

Found yourself?!?!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A reply to "A View on Humanity.."

Please read the blog entry from Caleb Bardeforte first before continuing to read this one.

China - expected toll so far: 50.000 dead (more to come)/ 5 Million without a home / Hundred thousands with no food, water, medical supplies.

Myanmar - expected toll so far: over 100.000 dead (more to come)/ Hundred thousands without home, food, water, medical supplies / first deadly diseases spreading.

Is that all that is happening?!? By far not! There are little, medium and big things going on all around the world causing death, terror, destruction, injustice, fear, pain, etc. etc. on a daily basis! Do we notice... not really... we are waiting for the weather report at the end of the news and the sports results and local news just before the weather!

Yes... we humans are strange at times. We know so much and do so little about it!!
We are aware of all the injustice on this planet, yet we seem not to care. We know that probably one of our neighbors is suffering from a deadly disease or doesn't have enough food or maybe he's beating and raping his maid... yet... we don't do shit!

Is this all wrong?!? Yes and No!

A natural disaster like in China or Myanmar is terrible, we all agree upon this! But is it something that we can change or even stop from happening?!? No way! We can build stronger houses and we can send Aid workers and doctors (if the ruling government lets us), but we will never be able to stop nature from killing our own kind. It has been like that since the first form of life formed on this planet. Mother nature is cruel and doesn't care too much if one, ten, thousand or a billion of us die. Even if we all disappear from this planet ... she doesn't care!
The thing is, we assist Mother Nature in getting rid of us! We build in places we should not, we life in areas that get flooded frequently, we poison the atmosphere, we reroute rivers, we exterminate other living creatures, we kill the rainforest's, etc. etc. If you believe in evolution (and I do) there are plenty of examples in the very early stage of this planet where little one cell creatures kinda did exactly this! They killed themselves! Thru either exploiting their food source till there was nothing left or thru poisoning their own habitat to a point where even they could not survive anymore... or by just being eaten or killed by something bigger, 'better', 'meaner', smarter... Did Mother nature care?!? Nope ... she moved on ... and finally she came up with this new experiment called Human. So yes... terrible thing that happened there!!! Really!!! But... such is life...

Now what about all the other bad things... what happened to our neighbor, his maid, the child in Africa, the Dodo?
Should I really care if a sack of rice turns bad in China and a family starves to death because of this? Should I really care about my neighbors maid? Should I? Isn't that Mother Nature again?!?
What should I worry about? Why should I worry about it? Where to start? What to do?
Mother Nature gave the human experiment something that other experiments most likely do not have (to the extend that the human race has)! Sense, feelings (other then pain), consciousness!!
All the things that we do to us... injustice, wars, sectarian violence and terror, crimes, exploitation of nature, etc. etc ... THAT is something we should really worry about since it is caused by US!
You need to worry about this since YOU could make a big or small difference! Yes... YOU! Start with yourself!!! See if there is anything happening in YOUR home that is not the way it is supposed to be! Then start to make that circle bigger and bigger! See if you can help friends! Your neighbor! His maid! Your district! Your local government! Your country! Your continent! The world!
You will not be able to bring peace and harmony and all this to the world if it is not happening around you!

I wish I could make MY circle bigger already!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A part of Kuwait...

May he rest in peace ...

Condolences to his family and to Kuwait ...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


2.5 years after my very first blog entry I finally made it to Safat! :)

So, welcome (or welcome back for some of you) !!

I would love to say something smart about my blog right now and what this is all about, but it's too early and I just had one coffee (which means I can't think straight yet... just drive).
Stay tuned for smarter posts then this one. :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Surprise, surprise

Short breakdown of my day so far:

- Meeting to buy a vehicle tracking system for our fleet of trucks.
- Call from the CEO to take some pictures of part of the factory for some Ministry.
- Passing home to pick my camera ... and then ...

DING DONG !!! Door Bell ...
I thought it's the DVD guy is trying to sell bad copies to me or the Harris telling me to move my car or something... NO... It was 'the old one'! Almost forgot that from today on I am sharing my apartment!
She smiled, asked if Madam called me... no... she didn't... 'Ohh' she replied. 'Then you don't know?'. I had noooooo idea what she was talking about. 'I came to pick up the plants and things that we already moved in!'. 'What?!? Well ... OK ... go ahead...' I replied wondering what the hell is going on now with 'the big one' (a.k.a. 'drama queen').
So when the plants and the old one left I called the big one.
'Ohhh! guess what! Bla bla bla... I am moving to Oman! ... I can stay in my Apartment... I feel like the cow in the movie "twister" that was flying across the street... my (ex-) boyfriend will move me into another apartment and pay for it... bla bla bla... my job is going in circles... I paid school till the end of the year... the cow Evil Knievel, the cow... I am moving to Oman in June... my mother in Oman... he will pay... bla bla bla... big bucks... the embassy is looking for an apartment... I might go to 'Jamaica Apartments'... bla bla bla... plants... moving... embassy... come for coffee... thank you! bye!'.
I took only this much out of the 10 minute phone call. All I said was:' aha... OK... yes... aha.. OK... cool... OK... twister is the movie... OK... aha... let's see... you are welcome... bye...'.

OK... what ever her reasons to change her mind within the last 12 hours since I last spoke with her, it's cool with me! I offered my help since she was in need and it turned out that she found a better solution then to cramp us all into my little place. Just good that I didn't take a day off for helping her move her shit!
I didn't have too much work in preparing my part (just getting rid of everything the little one should not be exposed too) and after all of them showing up to clean, my apartment is now ready to be inspected by a U.S. Marines Drill Sergeant and getting away with only 50 push-ups (they always find something and if not they'll make something up), that's how clean it is...

What's the bad side of it?
- No maid
- No hot food when coming home
- No live entertainment at home when bored
- No more plants in my place

Whats the good side of it?
- still gonna have movie nights!!
- no female touch in my bachelors place
- spring cleaning done
- no reason to act responsible in my place (because the little one is not there)
- no standing in line at the bathroom door
- smoking still permitted everywhere
- no drama stories from the big one

So all in all... it was just another drama story from the big one... :)
May she find peace and harmony one day! :P

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Palms Diving Center ... NO !

Besides being a semi professional race driver / CoD4 Player / bullshit talker, I am also a certified diving instructor (for real! no kidding!).
But just like my career as a race driver kinda stopped, so did my diving career come to a stand still. And this for no apparent reason! I mean, I am living in a country with lots of coast and water and boats and stuff. But still, I am not diving! I even got all my stuff here for which I had to pay a good amount for over weight taking it with me on the flight from Germany!
I used to go diving every weekend and believe me... my relationship back then suffered big time under this! And this was fresh water diving!! No corral reefs, no color full fishes, no depth deeper then 10 meters, no 26 degree warm water, ... NO! Nothing like this!!! Just cold, murky lakes with a few simple fish inside that you usually don't see and lots of algae!

Now last week I decided it's time for diving again! Weather is more or less nice (at least the temperatures) and the diving schools offer trips again. So I went to the Palms Dive Center, with whom I used to go diving with before, and asked them for an available seat in their boat... not only for me but for a good friend as well. Here is what they told me: "NO!"
They didn't say, 'sorry, we are fully booked' or 'unfortunately not this week', ... no... they just said: NO!
WTF! I understand that a lot of people have the same idea as me and all of the sudden feel the urge to go under water and breath compressed air for an hour... and it's OK for me to wait for a week or two (or even three) to get my turn! I am civilised! I stand in line if necessary!!!
But... NO!
I even asked them for a later trip... a trip in two, three weeks... answer: NO!
No explanation given... nothing...

Their 'NO' finally gave me the rest! Because I already told them LAST YEAR SEPTEMBER that they should order a half dry neoprene suite for me. No matter how much it will cost... no matter what color... I was ready to put serious money on the counter for something I might need 2-3 times a year! Even wanted to give them a downpayment to show them how serious I am! But... NO! They promised me every time I called them that they ordered it but it would not have arrived yet... in fact... they never ordered it in the first place!! SUCKERS !!!

So since I am ranting about them already... let me continue!

I know this shop since 3-4 years... in this time ownership or management changed at least 4 times (got along great with the previous Managers)... boats sunk (for real!! But no one was onboard)... people went missing on diving trips (not really... but I would not be surprised)... AND I was not allowed to hand feed fish! I even swam 300 meters to a boat next to us to get some fish bait!! Look... I know what I am doing there! I really do! And there is nothing better to get someone into diving then showing him/her what is down there... and since fish are usually of the shy kind... you need to lure them out! Corall is nice to look at but it doesn't move and doesn't nibble on your fingers! But... NO!
Shit! I even made big time advertisment for them before! Everyone who asked me for a good diving school in Kuwait or organizer of trips I would send there! Not anymore...

So here is what I have to say to the current (mis-)management of Palms Diving Center:


Not with me my 'friends'... find some other idiots who are willing to pay for your over priced trips to the same reef every weekend...

The 'little one', the 'big one' and the 'old one'

So my new 'room mates' will move in today and tomorrow...
After a 2.5 hour cleaning session of my bachelors apartment, buying a new vacuum cleaner and breaking some stuff, they can move in to a tidy place.
So things are going smooth so far.

The 12 year old daughter... let's call her... errrm ... 'the little one' ... already told me how to rearrange my apartment before she even moved in! Told me what colors to put on the wall and shit like this ... SCARY !!!

My friend... let's call her ... errrrm ... 'the big one' ... all of a sudden became really religious when helping to prepare my apartment... she went like:"Jesus Christ!" and "Oh my god!" and "Oh Lord!". I had to tell her that words like these are not really welcome in my house ... I try to keep it free from ANY religion! But besides that she only suggested to put up a few pictures and plants which is cool with me as long asit's cars or girls in the pic. :P

The maid ... let's call her ... errmm ... 'the old one' ... was just smiling and cleaning her way to glory... and surprise surprise she didn't break anything! Which is kinda unusual!

OK ... this sounds really bad! It sounds like my apartment never seen a broom or mop. IT DID!!! I GUARANTEE !!! I personally used them! But I guess my sense of clean is not compatible with my new roomies. :P

Let's see what my apartment looks like when they leave and how much work I'll have getting it back to a bachelors place with NO feminin touch!

208 and Highway 51

Location: Highway 51
Time: 2:30 am
Date: Friday March 9th 2008

We thought we'll watch the Kuwaiti suicide culture a little and see their training sessions...
Street Racers!
As far as i know there is only three places to go to in Kuwait to see them. 208 and highway 51 / Wafra / Jahra.
We arrived on 51 and saw a bunch of cars lined up at the side of the road... nothing fancy... only some pimped SUV's, Mustangs, bikes and Datsun's. Like I said ... nothing fancy...
I was hoping for nice clean racing fun... but hell no!!!
WTF are you guys doing there?!?! Going against traffic?!?! That is INSANE!!!
It's bad enough to use public roads for street races but i get the point of using 208 and 51 for it since there is hardly any traffic at night (specially at 208).
But what are you doing there!!! I don't get it!!! At all!!!
You guys are MAD !!! (and when you read this I am sure that you get a grin on your face and say: "YEAH!" thinking that this is toooooo cool!)
Is this a secret Al Quaida Training camp to train suicide drivers to run into road blocks and clear the way for the truck loaded with explosives??!?
Fuck that!!! I am in 'need for speed' as well ... but not like this!!! This is plain stupid!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Update on 'See and be seen'

So the party was... OK!
Plenty of people (2000 where invited and all must have shown up)! All kinds of nationalities. High ranking military officials in fancy uniforms, Embassy staff from all over the place, business men and women and plenty of people like me... :P
Met a lot of people but forgot most of their names... (really bad with names!)
My potential sheika to maintain me was also there... In fact there where 3! Wealthy, good looking and bored of life. So let's see what happens there... ;)
Basically all mayor American type restaurants where present giving away free food! I tried as much as i can and was stuffed after 1 hour... Yummy stuff but no pork! Big disappointment!
Alcohol was served after the official part at around 9-9.30 and it was more then welcomed by the guest. In fact one guest was carried away by ambulance with alcohol problems and one was escorted out of the premises after sexually assaulting a teenage American girl. Both where Arab! :P
An ambassador who i will not mention by name was hitting really hard on my 'date' telling her he would love to see the chocolate from the chocolate fountain run all over her body! Darn! I was standing right next to her when he did that! He didn't really care since he too was a victim of alcohol.
Someone offered me to buy his 58" yacht for US$ and I said I'll think about it... (I will need time to think about how to get that amount of cash without robbing several banks!)
And hey! There are some hotties working in the U.S. Embassy!! Probably the best looking and best dressed one was a Pakistani women in a gorgeous red dress... (but I don't think she could maintain me :P ).
My 'date' was probablly THE attraction! maybe because I went shopping for cloth with her for this event and made sure she'll be really sexy! :P So if any of 'my female' readers need advice on what to wear ... drop me a line and I'll help you out for a couple of bucks ... :P
Like I mentioned earlier, I couldn't take the Wiesmann there since it would have been far away at the Amiri Diwanyia parking lot. But I'll try for the next big event!
Ohhh!!! The effin cleaners took my goody bag away from me filled with all kinds of crap. The only cool thing where a few coffe cups that I would have sponsored to my office... the rest was all stuff to throw away anyways. No big loss.
Dispite the fact that my contact to the American Embassy just got a little bit weaker last week, I am pretty sure I'll be there for the next events as well... Gotta make sure that I'll meet the girl in red! :P

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Getting ready

I am sitting at my hair dresser getting ready for tonight's 4th of July party... I am terribly late already because my boss had to discuss all kinds of stuff with me today that in his opinion had no time until tomorrow... Well... It will be done tomorrow... :P
Another cool fact is that I am actually writing this blog entry on my mobile phone! ha! I love technology! :)
Guys 'n girls... Keep your fingers crossed that I'll meet the sheika tonight that wants to maintain me! :)
Laters ... it's my turn with cutting the little hair that i still have left...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I need ...

Me is bored!
Really bored!!!
Nothing to do at work then going thru blogs ... writing my own ... calling random people i didn't speak with in a while ...

I need either:
- work (that's not the preferred option)
- someone else in my office that i can bug when bored
- a TV in my office
- more movies on my hard drive
- a clone to sit down on my chair in office so i can go home and sleep a little
(so bored that I am effin tired)
- a dozen or two girls performing on a pole (short term excitement... :P)
- someone applying for a job he can't handle and me interviewing him
(I can be really mean in an interview if your CV shows that you are a effin genius and you
can hardly spell your name)


some other exciting thing to do...


Roomie's and DVD

I thought about having a room mate for a long time but enjoyed my freedom more then the idea of paying less rent and having company. Besides, my apartment ain't that big and is not thaaaat expensive. 2 bedrooms very close to Salmiya for 240KD is half way decent.
Now, I don't need to think about it anymore since I offered a friend in need to stay at my place for a while. We know each other for a little over 3 years and I get along very well with this friend. Initially I thought about my friend only and not the kid and the maid that comes along with it. But what the's for max. 2 months and we can arrange somehow and the maid comes quite handy in my bachelors place! I just hope she leaves my DVD's and CD's alone and doesn't pile them up like my last maid did. Every time she cleaned, I had to sort my DVD's into 'good copy' / 'bad copy' / 'haven't seen yet' again.
I am hardly at home anyways and just go there to sleep / shower / play PS3 / watch TV / change and that's it.
I didn't life with a room mate for at least 3 years and back then I really liked it. But it was just one! Now it is 3!
Today we'll start cleaning out one of my bedrooms to make room for the daughter and the maid (both of them will need to share this room). I will give up my bedroom for my friend and crush on the couch (what I do anyways since most of the time I fall asleep watching TV).
I am pretty sure it will work out for the expected time frame of max. 2 months.

This means that there will be no DVD sessions at my place anymore. :(
The other place where we used to do that also doesn't exist anymore since they moved out ...
Anyone who wants to offer his private home theater to a bunch of nice guys and girls?!? We are not very demanding... 5.1 surround sound... min. 50" LCD or Plasma... comfy couch... clean blankets... enough to drink and eat... that's all we need! If we could smoke there, that would be a plus. We would come like every 2 weeks for one evening (or night) and most of the time clean up the mess we'll leave. Of course you could watch with us if we like you! :P
Just leave a comment if you fulfill the above requirements... :)

Monday, May 05, 2008

I am the 'Iron man'!

Great track to listen to by Black Sabbath! (recognise the singer?!)
Great comic book to read by Marvel Comics!
Great movie to see by Marvel again!!!
Good cast / good story / great special effects / nothing cut out (I believe).

See and be seen

I am going to celebrate the 4th of July on the 7th of May in the American Embassy in Kuwait! :)
Don't ask me why ... the invitation says that!!
Guess the ladies and gentlemen invited don't like the summer heat...

I was told I need to show up dressed to impress. It's one of those see and be seen events. Nothing I particularly like, but what the hell... free food... free drinks... new faces...

Seems like a lot of big shots will go there like the Prime Minister of the beautiful State of Kuwait and some of his 'Employees' (Ministers). Maybe the Amir will show up as well since it's one of their biggest allies inviting.

I thought about taking a Wiesmann Roadster there to make an appropriate entry and do some marketing as well ... but they won't allow me to park it in the embassy. So my boss won't allow me to take the car... what a shame!

Ohhh ... even though I am single and looking I will be married on this evening! And I will even have two kids (who are both out of the worst and actually quite fun and lovable!)!
I just hope my 'wife' let's me flirt and doesn't get too drunk ... :P

Should anything cool happen, like me meeting a Sheika who wants to maintain me, I will let you know.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

"The rolling stones"

"Those are the people like the blowing wind or the rolling stones.. clinging on to something like that would blow one away.. "

This is what someone had to say to my bad morning start yesterday ...
Seems too easy ... right?!?
It's NOT !
Somehow we seem to be attracted by things that are not nesseraly good for us ... right!??
Cigarrettes, Alcohol (at least this one passed me), people, ...

I leave it at that and continue thinking...

What else?!?!

Here I am again ...
same old same old ...
some things changed ... most remained.

Still speeding, but by far not as bad as I did earlier! Guess I get older and wiser and just too afraid of actually being into real shit with Police! (so far made it without ever having to pay a ticket if stopped by police... not even being caught driving above 200km/h)
Car has changed to a more comfortable 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 with plenty of gadgets!
Too bad not everything in my life has changed...
Still not where I want to be ... Still in Kuwait... Upper Management with still shitty salary... still alone...
But at least all that personal, sad stuff that I have written about earlier in my blog is out of my mind!!! YEAH!!! Took me a looooong time ... but ... it's gone! :)
Guess memory is very selective!

What else?!

A very close and dear friend is about to leave Kuwait and it's gonna be a bitch to get used to it. A friend that is there no matter what, that ask for help if needed, that listens and gives advice, that talks and needs advice. We have been a great team for the last 3 years! Her daughter called me "the uncle that I never had' ... BOY AM I GOING TO MISS THEM !!!
Other people have left my life and I don't really regret it ... It's sad to see them in the situation they are now ... but there is nothing that I could do anymore. Believe me ... I was trying hard. But hey... they are old enough (one could think) to make their own decisions ... good or bad! Less headache for me and definitely a more secure life!
PLENTY of new people are in my life. Very nice ones, OK ones, not really OK ones, dumb ones, teasing ones, beautiful ones, ugly ones, ... like I said... PLENTY!
Seems like 'all' the women around me getting married... strange fact when you are getting older, isn't it. People you never expected all of a sudden get married and not only that... get pregnant like 2 hours after saying "yes, I want to"!
I had my crushes and flings... but... nothing serious and no marriage material. (sounds like I want to get married ... does it?!? Well ... yes ... but ... no!)
One crush is way more then I wanted it to be ... and is giving me new trouble in my life. Can't live without trouble it seems...

So ... what else ...?!?!

Had some really nice short trips to Dubai / Bahrain ... and a not so nice trip to Germany. Because of my neighbor being stupid and committing suicide because his girl left him! Why else would guys do stupid shit other then for women!? I didn't even really know him, so the fact that he killed himself didn't really bother me, but the fact that he blew up his house with a gas explosion at 3am in the morning and with this blowing half of his roof into my house did! The total damage to my house is around 80.000 EUR and insurance will not come up for all costs. Lucky that no one other then this idiot got hurt!

What else ... ?!?!

Plenty of business opportunities came up and went ... but I kinda saw that coming anyways. Still was very exited! Well, might still come up one day... Unlikely but who knows?!?!

And what else?!?

Hmmm... nothing!
For now...