Thursday, January 29, 2009

2 saw whats in my trunk and 7 came to help

I think I need to be more careful about the stuff that I write on this blog!!
First I tell all of you about the traffic in Kuwait and decide to draw just ONE comic about it myself. Then a few days later I tell you about Jinxed... Good thing I skipped the two entries in between!!!

So this is what happened yesterday:

Driving home from work after picking my car up in the morning from service.
I reached 5th ring road on the Fahaheel Express Way (30 for the guys that haven't been here that long) and the usual traffic jam occurs.
I stay on the left lane since I need to go past the 4th ring to get my exit...
Drive 200 meters ... stop ... drive 200 meters ... stop ...
Then I reached the exit to 4th ring road ... I am underneath the bridge still on the left lane. The car in front of me stops. So do I. No squeaking tires or anything like this ... just a stop like all of us on the highway at this point did 20-30 times since passing 5th ring road.
Out of pure curiosity I look into my review mirror and see this car getting bigger and bigger in my mirror...
I let go of the steering wheel .... lean back against the seat ... my head against the head rest ... BAAAAAAANG !!!!
The car behind me failed to brake ... popped open my trunk ... smashed the rear end of my car ... the front end of his ... I drive to the EMERGENCY lane... so does he... 5 guys get out of the car and 3 start walking away (Indian labor) ... he starts telling me stuff in Arabic I don't understand ... but I got something like that it is my fault because I was breaking so hard!!! That's when I asked him if he or his friend speaks English. When both denied I let go a barrage of insults and complaints. he still insisted it's my fault.
A cop car (number 7 in my cartoon and even on the same side of the road as in my cartoon) stopped at another accident that must have happened a few minutes before mine... I wave to the cop and signal him to come over to help us out here.
Another cop car comes and stops in front of us ...
We talk a little ... BANG ... BANG ... BANG ... BANG ... another 5 cars just ran to each other...
After waiting till the cops filled out the initial report, I am off to the Maidan Hawally Police Station. After maybe an hour some mandoob tells me that before I can speak with the detective I need to get copies of all the paperwork. So across the street there's a small INSURANCE company who probably make more money with copies then with insurances.
Another 20 minutes later the detective has a few minutes for me and finds out that me is German. "Danke" he says ... "Bitte" I reply ... asking him if he was ever in Germany. So he gives me that he is really busy with a BIIIIIG case and if it is OK for me to come back tomorrow ... just to pick up my paper work since it was clearly not my fault. Sure thing!
Informed the rental car agency about the incident and they said they can only assist as soon as the police report is done. How nice of National Rental Car to have someone with you in case there are issues at the police or something and to offer the replacement car as mentioned in the contract... I seriously think National needs some ass kicking!!! And so does that imbecile that hit me!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Proof that girls are evil !!

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Digg for

A great way of getting traffic to your site is by having your readers digg your post!
Blogger doesn't let you add Java Script in your post or anywhere, but this is the only way to get a button with script from digg.
As you can see in this post, there is a workaround for this.
I found this very helpful blog explaining it step by step here.

So please ... if you like what you read here... DIGG IT !! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jinxed !!!

"Today, I get two texts from my girlfriend. First one says everything was over. Second one says that the other message wasn’t for me. Jinxed!"

"Today, I see a friend on the street. He doesn't see me, so, just for fun, I call him on his cell. He took his phone out of his pocket, sighed, and didn't answer. Jinxed!"

"Today, I was having a romantic dinner at my place with this boy I've just started dating. My phone rang, but i decided not to pick up. The voice mail started recording, and we could hear "hey there, quit f**king and pick up the phone, it's your dad, hahahah"Jinxed!"

More of these great stories you can find here!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Be carefull what you wish for...

Complaint lodged
"Police said a bedoon man filled a complaint against a female citizen after she threatened him for his unwillingness to meet her. The man alleged that the woman would call him at all hours of the day and night and tell him that she wanted to see him, but he ignored her. After the woman threatened him, the man took his phone to police and showed investigators the recorded messages."
Kuwait Times 26th Jan 2009

Poor guy!!
Some evil person seems to have given his number to this woman!!
i say search the evil guy and display him for public spitting!

16 hours dead in a chair

" Death reported
Security sources recently said that an Egyptian man was recently found dead sitting in a chair in Fahaheel. Passerby noticed that something was wrong with the man after they found him sitting in the same position from 6:00 pm until 10:00 am. Paramedics arrived at the scene and confirmed that the man was dead. His body was sent to the coroner for a forensic examination."
Kuwait Times Jan 26 2009

After 16 hours already?!?! That's quick thinking!

Kuwait Cartoon - Jam on the highway

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This is my first try to complete the series of Kuwait Driving lessons...

Sunday, January 25, 2009


This is a new blog with the aim to reduce the damage caused by internet scams.
If you receive any obvious scam email like the ones I have already put in here, please feel free to forward them to 'my' email address
I already thank you in advance for your submissions and comments on IT'S ALL SCAMS!

Kuwait Cartoon - Race Driver

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kuwait Cartoon - Crash and Burn

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New on the PS3 / X-Box / Wii /PC!
I has great potential!!! Anyone interested in making it?!?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kuwait Cartoon - Why taking the bus

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I swear I have seen this cab. It was driving every morning from Mangaf to somewhere downtown... It's orange and belongs into a museum!

Monday, January 19, 2009

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This is SCAM people... Don't fall for this! See my other posts labeled FRAUD for similar cases!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kuwait Cartoon - Desert Camp

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kuwait Cartoon - No Fear...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Kuwait Cartoon - Wrong Number

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Have you ever received a wrong number call from a person who insinuates that it is your fault?
(and all where guys!)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kuwait (Jahra) Cartoon - B*TCH !

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Edited the title to pay respect to your comments... :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kuwait Cartoon - Paki Flaps

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Seen from November till February...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Random Quote #1

"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to stop the man touching the equipment."
That would make my job sooooooo much easier!!

Kuwait Cartoon - Wanate

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A small update on this here.

Heat up the kettles !!

'Carbon cost' of Google revealed
Two search requests on the Internet website Google produce "as much carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle", according to a Harvard University academic.
US physicist Alex Wissner-Gross claims that a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g CO2.
However, these figures were disputed by Google, who say a typical search produced only 0.2g of carbon dioxide.
(read the full story here)

Wow ... I am boiling a lot of water each day !!!

I found more KUWAIT CARTOONS !

Going thru my archives I found more cartoons about Kuwait.
Some of them related to driving others to general things an expat will notice about life here.
i will start posting them later today... :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Kuwait Driving lessons part #16 "That Rainy Day"

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"That Rainy Day"
That was is for now with Kuwait driving lessons. If you have more ideas on what topics should be included, give me a traffic fine... :)

Kuwait International Rally Championship 2009 UPDATE

Got a car and want to participate?
Always wanted to look behind the scenes and assist?
Wanted to wave blue/yellow/checkerd flags??

The organisation team for the Kuwait International Rally Championship 2009 is still looking for volunteers and if you and your car qualifies also for teams to participate!

You can go here and contact Aliaa Hassan or here.
You can also fax a short CV with some notes what you would like to do to 2461 3402

See you there!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Bush is about to leave his office as president of the U.S.A., one thing he left behind is the creation of the word "Bushism".
Here are a few:

On himself

"They misunderestimated me."
Bentonville, Arkansas, 6 November, 2000

''I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right." (video)
Rome, 22 July, 2001

"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again."
Nashville, Tennessee, 17 September, 2002

"There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead."
Washington DC, 11 May, 2001

"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."
Nashville, Tennessee, 27 May, 2004

On foreign affairs

"For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times."
Tokyo, 18 February, 2002

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself."
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 29 January, 2003

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." (video)
Washington DC, 5 August, 2004

"I think war is a dangerous place."
Washington DC, 7 May, 2003

"The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice."
Washington DC, 27 October, 2003

"Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat."
Washington DC, 17 September, 2004

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
CBS News, Washington DC, 6 September, 2006

On education

"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
Florence, South Carolina, 11 January, 2000

"Reading is the basics for all learning."
Reston, Virginia, 28 March, 2000

"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards."
CNN, 30 August, 2000

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''
Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001

On economics

"I understand small business growth. I was one."
New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
Reuters, 5 May, 2000

"I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine Labour Secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified."
Austin, Texas, 8 January, 2001

"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."
Washington DC, 19 May, 2003

On healthcare

"I don't think we need to be subliminable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs."
Orlando, Florida, 12 September, 2000

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 6 September, 2004

On technology

"Will the highways on the internet become more few?"
Concord, New Hampshire, 29 January, 2000

"It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber."
Washington DC, 10 April, 2002

"Information is moving. You know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets."
Washington DC, 2 May, 2007

Out of left field

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
Saginaw, Michigan, 29 September, 2000

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 18 October, 2000

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
Tucson, Arizona, 28 November, 2005

"That's George Washington, the first president, of course. The interesting thing about him is that I read three - three or four books about him last year. Isn't that interesting?"
Speaking to reporter Kai Diekmann, Washington DC, 5 May, 2006

On governing

"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."
Bartlett, Tennessee, 18 August, 2000

"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."
Washington DC, 18 April, 2006

"And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, and [Tony Blair] read it."
On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, 7 December, 2006

"All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone."
San Diego, California, 25 October, 2007

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."
Washington DC, 12 May, 2008

Get a glimpse of me...

No photoshop ... just an amazing photographer! :)

So I won again!


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Isn't that great!?! Just because I have an email I won! I have no clue how much but I WON!!!
This is what a few thousand people might think when they get the email above... hastly filling in their contact details to make way for more personalised scams.
To make it clear: THIS IS FRAUD!!! Just like these here!
Anyways ... I will send them some details to see what happens next... let's have some fun with them! :)

Kuwait Driving lessons part #15 "Synchronized U-Turns"

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"Synchronized U-Turns"

Friday, January 09, 2009

Kuwait Driving lessons part #14 "Stealth Mode"

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"Stealth Mode"

Thursday, January 08, 2009


If you are interested in finding E.T., a cure for cancer or AIDS or help predicting the climate change you should continue reading this post.

I am sure some of you might have noticed this little graphic with some cryptic stats at the bottom of my blog. It's my stats for BOINC.

BOINC is an open-source software platform for computing using volunteered resources on PC's/Mac's/Linux/Solaris/... systems.
The basic idea behind this project, thats been going on for a few years already, is that there is a lot of unused computing resource thruout the world. These computers could be used to do something useful while on idle or while not being used.

All started with a project called SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). A giant radio telescope produced so much data that it was not posible for the scientists to go thru all of it. So they came up with the idea of involving the public by having them download parts of the data and having their computer do the work for them and then submitting the results back to the scientists. This is the basic concept that stands behind BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing). BOINC has almost 565,000 active computers (hosts) worldwide processing on average 1.287 PFLOPS as of December 2008, which tops the processing power of the current fastest supercomputer system (IBM Roadrunner, with a sustained processing rate of 1.026 PFLOPS).

With this enormous computer power it is possible to calculate very complex things like climate change or physic theories.

By now there are plenty of projects in which BOINC users can participate. From searching for ET to a cure for cancer and AIDS or the prediction of climate change or ... or...
All you need to support them is a computer with internet connection and their software running in the background.

It's safe, secure, and easy:
Choose projects
Download and run BOINC software
Enter an email address and password.
Or, if you run several projects, try an account manager such as GridRepublic or BAM!.

Currently there are 88 people registered for Kuwait. Unfortunately they are not all active.
Here are some of the results of various projects run by BOINC.

Hope you'll participate and give your free computer time to science! :)

Apple to end music restrictions

WOW !!!
I thought...
I was hoping that it will be easier to 'share' your music now using your iPod... you know... like synchronicing your iPod at your friends place and taking his music or him taking yours from the iPod... then I continued to read the story...
It might be easier to now to share your music with friends... but still not as easy as I was hoping it will be!

Kuwait Driving lessons part #13 "Spontaneous Backing"

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"Spontaneous Backing"

Rockets hit Israel from Lebanon


At least three rockets have been fired into northern Israel from Lebanon, raising fears that the current Israeli offensive in Gaza may spill over. Israel's army responded with artillery. It is not clear who fired the rockets, and no-one has yet said they did it.
The exchange came as Israel reportedly launched 60 air strikes on the Gaza Strip overnight, targeting facilities used by the militant Hamas group.
Correspondents say this is a dangerous moment in the current conflict.
The fear in the past few days has been that the violence in Gaza could spread to northern Israel and the Lebanese border area, says the BBC's Mike Sergeant in Jerusalem.

continue to the full story here.

Is this what some of you asked for??
An escalation of the war that now might involve Lebanon again?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I think I am getting old

Not only that I passed 30 for sure now, but there are other signs that make me go hmmm...

1. Losing hair...
Seems to be an unstoppable process that's been going on for quite a while now. I keep my hair very short so you don't see it that much. But I hate pictures of me from behind or from above... looks like I am bald, specially when taken with flash light! So please don't do that to me! :)

2. Grey/White hair...
I don't really mind that... It's not taking over and it makes me look mature and wise. (I hope!)

3. Driving slower!!
That's probably the scariest part yet! I used to race everywhere and kinda took it personal if somebody overtook me... now I drive (almost) normal... 130 on the highway / 60 (if possible) anywhere else...

4. Music
I remember tracks coming out in the years some of my friends were BORN! And also I tend to say:"The original is much better and it was performed by... in ...".

5. Movies
See 4...

6. Knowledge / "Wisdom"
Some of my friends refer to me as ****pedia (first part removed to protect the authors anonymity). But this is actually something I really enjoy! Too bad I can't put it to use in the last board game I was gifted (UK Edition of Trivial Pursuit... too much crap asked for that is too UK specific).
And then there are these moments when you watch news or something and go: "Hold on!!! Didn't this happen before?? Ohh yes!! That was in 19xx in ...!".

7. Stories
The older you get the more stories you can tell... and I fear that my friends have to listen to too many stories of my life! :P
Also a lot of the stories I hear from others I've heard already...

8. School friends
Isn't it amazing what some of your school or even Kindergarden friends are doing now?? Some of them are in senior positions, others made it big and probably retired already and A LOT will have children that are almost legal of age (or at least think they are already). I recently got in touch with a lot of them on something like a German 'Facebook" site... It's amazing what some my friends from back then are doing now or have done in the years between!

9. ...
There are plenty of other things that make my recognice how 'old' I am... some small... some big ...

However... you are always as old as you feel! So I am somewhere in my 20ies... :)

Are you getting old as well?

Kuwait Driving lessons part #12 "Parking"

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Tagged to be honest

I've been tagged by NEOARK
Honest Tag
The rules are simple: write 10 things honestly about your self and tag 7 blogger to do the same.

The rules might be simple but the tag ain't. Anyways... here we go:

1- On a flight from New York to Boston in a tiny ass prop jet I fell asleep drooling right next to one of the hottest women I ever met. Since then I was never lucky again with my seat neighbor on a flight!

2- In front of my boss I pretend to work much more then I really do. Not only to look good and to hope for a raise, but also to have more time to goof off at work!

3- I was afraid of losing my life several times. Once or twice while driving and two times when I was in the military stationed in Croatia and had to go on a convoy thru Bosnia in 1996. But I never feared flights! Even tho I had a near crash experience on a military flight in a C-130. I always start smiling when everyone else in the plane starts to panic.

4- I started smoking Cigarettes in complete secrecy. Not even my closest friends knew for over one year. Now everyone knows I am smoking (too much).

5- I was as tall as I am now when I was 15. 192cm ...

6- I had no clue about Kuwait when I signed the contract to come here other then the amount of money I was going to make and that it was right next to Iraq. It was a pleasant surprise when I walked into the arrival hall at the airport and saw all the fast food and Starbucks. It got even better when I was driven to my apartment with 170km/h listening to RKFM and my Boss telling me that speeding as a foreigner working for the US military is not a really an issue in Kuwait...

7- I don't drink alcohol! Never did (except once in school i took a sip out of a champagne bottle to celebrate the birthday of a girl I had a crush on)! Was never tempted... I have other things that make me happy and smile. But I will drink together with my dad when he will retire. A small beer!

8- When I am out of Kuwait I start missing it after a few days. When I am in Kuwait I complain about it almost every day!

9- The fastest I was ever driving was 318 km/h in an Aston Martin Vanquish S owned by a Kuwaiti who had no clue that I am driving it! Funny enough it was in Kuwait and not in Germany where speeds like this would be legal on some highways. To be exact, it was on Highway 51.

10- I sometimes wish I could turn back time to do things different. Still, I don't really regret the things I did in my life.

I should tag 7 people... fell free to be tagged!
Who I would really like to see doing this is Flaming Carrot! Feel free to do it in comments (traffic fines)...

How cute is this!?!

Child elopers' Africa plan foiled

Two German children - aged five and six - have been stopped by police from eloping to Africa to tie the knot in the sun, reports say. The budding lovebirds, identified as Mika and Anna-Lena, packed bathing costumes, sunglasses and a lilo and headed for the airport.
They even had the presence of mind to invite along an official witness - Anna-Lena's seven-year-old sister. The three got as far as Hanover railway station before police intervened.
Officers persuaded the children they would not get far without tickets and money, but consoled them with a free tour of the police station, where they were shortly picked up by relieved parents. Although any marriage plans have been put on hold for now, police did not altogether rule out the possibility of an African wedding.

"They can still put their plan into action at a later date," AFP quoted the spokesman as saying.

Get the full story here.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Some bad ass beauty queen!

As you can see Laura Zuniga doesn't really have a bad ass... infact she's got a quite fine one! She is the reigning beauty queen of Sinaloa/Mexico. When she was heading out for a shopping trip with her friends to Bolivia, some evil cops arrested the poor girl.

Get the full story here or here... and at a lot of other places as well!

A New Cigarette Hazard: ‘Third-Hand Smoke’

Published: January 3, 2009
New York Times

Parents who smoke often open a window or turn on a fan to clear the air for their children, but experts now have identified a related threat to children’s health that isn’t as easy to get rid of: third-hand smoke.
That’s the term being used to describe the invisible yet toxic brew of gases and particles clinging to smokers’ hair and clothing, not to mention cushions and carpeting, that lingers long after second-hand smoke has cleared from a room. The residue includes heavy metals, carcinogens and even radioactive materials that young children can get on their hands and ingest, especially if they’re crawling or playing on the floor.
Among the substances in third-hand smoke are hydrogen cyanide, used in chemical weapons; butane, which is used in lighter fluid; toluene, found in paint thinners; arsenic; lead; carbon monoxide; and even polonium-210, the highly radioactive carcinogen that was used to murder former Russian spy Alexander V. Litvinenko in 2006. Eleven of the compounds are highly carcinogenic.

Taken from here.

I think I just shot me in my own foot with posting this article! OUCH !


MacaholiQ8 and mentabolism commented on my last post and I have to share this with you! :)

Here is what MacaholiQ8 had to say:

We call that type of trucks "WANATE" because the first model ever arrived in Kuwait had a license plate with the number "18"...
Which brings up the forumla...
18 = 1-8 = One-Eight = WANEIGHT
Hence the name is WANATE!

mentabolism said...

The wanate is a corruption (sic) of vanette.
The Vanette was a pick up truck which used to be manufactured by Nissan and is popular with the unorganized market.
See a picture here.

I really thank you for sharing this with us!

Kuwait Driving lessons part #11 "Not Easy Rider"

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"Not Easy Rider"

Kuwait International Rally Championship 2009

Kuwait International Rally Championship 2009
5 - 7 March 2009
Rally Program

Saturday, 3 January. 2009

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Wednesday, 20 February 2009 at 18:00

Thursday, 21 February 2009 at 10:00

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Monday, 2 March 2009
Time: 18:00-20:00

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Monday, 2 March 2009
Time: 20:00

Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Time: 08:00 18:00
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Time: 08:00 18:00

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Time: 20:00

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Time: 10:00 – 20:00

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Time: 16:00-20:00, individual times can be agreed with the Rally Office

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Time: 20:00

Location : Shooting Club
Date: Thursday 5 March 2009
Time: 08:00 – 13:00
Scrutineering will be carried out according to the individual time table as per Article 12 of these regulations.
There will be no Shakedown at this rally.

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Thursday 5 March 2009
Time: 14:00

Location : Official Notice board Rally HQ
Leg 1/Sec 1 Thursday 5 March at 15:00
Leg 1/Sec 2 Thursday 5 March 2009 at TBA
Leg 2 Friday 6 March 2009 at TBA

Ceremonial Start Location : Shooting Club
Date: Thursday 28 February 2008
Time: 16:00

Official start and start of the Super Special
Location : Jaber Al Ahmad Int. Race track
Date: Thursday 5 March 2009
Time: 16:30

Location : Finish Podium, Shooting Club
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2009
Time: TBA

Location : Rally HQ, Shooting Club
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2009
Time: TBA

Location : Shooting Club
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2009
Time: 19:00

Date: Saturday, 7 March 2009
Time: 20:00
OK... anyone wants to sponsor a car for me?? I promise I'll treat it good and return it!!!
I will try to get some more info's and (should I get any) will post them here.
Taken from here! (but a little edited and corrected)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Kuwait Driving lessons part #10 "Middle Of The Road"

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"Middle Of The Road"

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Back to work

Today is my first working day in 2009... hurray ... :(
I was supposed to work yesterday already but due to some unforeseen events I couldn't make it.
It's effin cold in my office and the heater doesn't really do anything to change that. The tiles on the floor are so cold that the cold seeps thru my shoes and sends cold shivers thru my body.
Besides the cold there is really nothing new happening... the market for our product is still down and it seems that this will not change within the next few months.
I have this technical guy here from a computer company that is supposed to give me a quote on WLAN hardware for a link to our new office. I told him now 6 times that all he needs to do is give me prices on the hardware I asked for. Still he wants to do a 'site-survey'... No idea why he keeps on insisting to do so even after I told him that there where already 3 guys here and all of them quoted the same hardware independent from each other... But since he made the long way out here I showed him where the stuff needs to go and so on... but when he insisted that I should climb our chimney with him to show him to where the WLAN link is going I refused.
First of all it's effin cold (I think I mentioned that already a few times) and secondly I been up there myself already 3 times and I can guarantee that no buildings have been constructed that could block the clear line of sight after my last climb up there.
I guess he's pissed a little now ... but WTF ... all I want is a quote for hardware!! he's downstairs in his car waiting for 'his big boss' to arrive... I wonder if this guy also wants to climb chimneys with me... I don't want to get unfriendly with him as well. :)
So as for now ... I should have stayed at home!

Kuwait Driving lessons part #9 "Lock-U"

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Kuwait... the land of sunshine and temperatures above 50 degrees celsius...

Yeah right ... take a look at this:

Taken 6am this morning close to Arifjan.
Despite the warning of my car, there was no ice... yet...

Kuwait Driving lessons part #8 "Honkies"

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Kuwait Driving lessons part #7 "High Speed Snake"

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"High Speed Snake"

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Kuwait Driving lessons part #6 "Gulf Road International Raceway"

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"Gulf Road International Raceway"