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The Weekend
August 31, 2006
Damn was this a long week. Couldnt wait till the weekend. My plans are simple.
Tonight: party.
Tomorrow day: beach.
Tomorrow night: Chill.


Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/31/2006 06:23:00 PM   9 comments
Done
Finally finsihed updated the html and I got my previous blog back. Took me all day, all the work I had to do was in the way :P Well, my blog is back with some additional features. Gonna be working on adding some new stuff later on. Blog on!!!

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/31/2006 01:18:00 PM   6 comments
Teamwork

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/31/2006 10:32:00 AM   4 comments
Hybernation
Wow! Yesterday after I got back home from work at 8:00 p.m. I wanted to take an hour nap then meet up with my friends. I JUST WOKE UP!! Was really exhausted, I still am. Just felt like checking my mail first and thought I'd check my blog. I'm going back to sleep now:) Damn I love sleeping!! If it were a sport, I would master it :) Good Night! Gotta wake up in less than 3 hours for work, Shit!!

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/31/2006 03:16:00 AM   14 comments
Under Maintenance
August 30, 2006
I upgraded my blog to beta and, as a result, I lost all the template changes I have done. Beta version is much easier to use so I recommend you all to upgrade before you do any changes in your templates. They dont have the "edit html" option yet so I wont be able to retreive my previous template until then. So, in the meantime, I'm stuck with this.


Update: Been working for a while on fixing what I can without having to use HTML and it sucks. This is the best I could do until they add the HTML option.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/30/2006 11:49:00 AM   10 comments
Women's Best Friend
You know what they say about diamonds being a woman's best friend. Well that can be pretty costly to account for. Everything they see is made of diamonds, so why but them diamonds anymore? The answer is here! :P

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/30/2006 10:06:00 AM   7 comments
For Jitterbug
Jitterbug posted about how you get the best ideas when in the bathroom and how you cant write them down cos.......... well, ur in the bathroom. So this pic would be the best solution:) hehe it would be the best workplace for all bloggers! Click on the link to check out Jitterbug's blog.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/30/2006 09:47:00 AM   4 comments
Mont Blanc
August 29, 2006
I am a huge fan of Mont Blanc products. It is one of those things you get your money's worth in return. Recently I got a new wallet from Mont Blanc in Galleria 2000 in Salmiya. I needed a new wallet since the one I had suffered enough for over 5 years. I went for the money clip model for a change. Its very simple and you can put it in any pocket and wont look like you got something in there. All it has are 6 pockets for cards and in the middle a clip for money. So any of you who put tons of papers in their wallets, dont bother with this model. Those who like it simple, go for it; the money clip is very feasible.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/29/2006 11:01:00 PM   8 comments
My 10 Days Off
This is our house in Syria which is where I spent my 10 days relaxing, swimming, tanning, eating, and sleeping. To me, this house is Syria. Once I enter this place, I dont leave until I have to go to the airport. My attempts to go to Lebanon failed so I spent my time here. Below are pics of what my house looks like. It is the best place to be for time off:)



If you look close at the number plate in the last pic, its lebanese. Yeap we got it from Lebanon and kept it here since there were many robberies going on in our area.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/29/2006 10:54:00 PM   6 comments
Lebanese Spirit

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/29/2006 01:25:00 PM   6 comments
SSDD
I woke up today in the grumpiest of moods I have ever felt. I was sleep walking through the whole "getting ready for work" process. I have done it so many times, I can do it blind folded. Anyway, I was done and out the door and in my car. While driving to work, it hit me. ROUTINE!! I mean I knew it was, as I like to call it, SSDD (same shit different day) but I never actually thought much of it or let it get to me like today. It especially got to me when I had to look at the calendar to know what day of the week it was since everyday is like the day before! I remember seeing a movie where a guy keeps living the same day over and over again which drove him crazy, the idea of that is freaky! I felt the same way pretty much. How long will this go on? What can we do about it? Maybe I need a vacation, a real vacation!

Update: Thanks to Noush, the movie is "Groundhog Day" and the actor is Bill Murray.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/29/2006 10:50:00 AM   16 comments
Fuddruckers

Last night we went for dinner at Fuddruckers. It was my first time going there. We were actually planning on going to Applebees, but they have been closed for redecorating purposes for quite some time now; so we decided to switch to Fudd's since it was a few steps away. I took a look at the menu and saw the picture of the corn and I had flashbacks of Chilis in Lebanon, they had the best corn-on-the-cob, and I just had to have it! So I ordered the Sirloin Steak with pepper sauce with a baked potatoe and a corn on the side. What I thought of Fudd's:

Pros:
1. Great Hospitality
2. Fast Service
3. Good Food
4. Big Portions
5. Pleasant ambiance (not the music)
Cons:
1. Limited Menu
2. Too much arabic music
Would I go again?
Occasionaly, that kind of food should be eaten only when in the mood to be stuffed and sleep a very deep sleep.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/29/2006 07:46:00 AM   12 comments
For Marzouq
August 28, 2006
Emmy Awards are out!! The TV series 24 won the best drama award and Jack Bauer won best actor. I know many people who like 24, I am one, but Marzouq is definitely the highest standard of a fan any show can have. Be sure you never say anything bad about Jack Bauer or 24 in front of him :) Anyway, congrats for 24, it deserved the award, and Marzouq, I'm sure you got a big smile on your face :D

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/28/2006 10:04:00 AM   8 comments
Terrible Drivers
On my way to work today, I evaded an accident. As I was driving into Kuwait City, I gave the right signal and slowly making my way to right lane to take the exit towards Dasman. Out of nowhere comes this black speeding trail blazer from behind me to the right; the lanes to my left were filled so the blazer saw an opening to my right. It went right past me and if I hadn't had a quick reaction and moved left, its hood would be in my trunk right now (im talking about the car here:P). The worst part is that after it passed me it again drove to the left taking the extreme left lane and driving as though there were no other cars on the road!!!!! It was so damn close that, even though I moved, it hit my side mirror; wasnt broken, luckily.


No offense to anyone when I say this: The driver was a veiled lady. Honestly, in Kuwait, those drivers along with the Taxi drivers are the most dangerous. Most of them wouldnt even qualify for the drivers test and get it through "wasta". I said MOST, not generalizing, so please dont get offended. I know many great female drivers but most are terrible. This is not the first time something like this happens. This class of drivers in particular drive like they are the only people on the road and expect everyone else to give them the right-of-way.


Other terrible drivers:
Taxi Drivers (all nationalities)
Bus Drivers
Unexperienced kids in powerful cars, actually in any car
My neighbors :) who happen to include a veiled lady who gives her 17 year old kid the car to go to marina mall on thursday night!!
posted by Fonzy @ 8/28/2006 09:58:00 AM   10 comments
Friendly Fire

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/28/2006 09:42:00 AM   1 comments
Need a Laptop
Ok I was just reading Marzouq's blog and he was talking about lithium batteries. Then I remembered I have been wanting to buy a laptop for quite some time now, but put it on hold cos I was out of the country. Now, I posted a while ago the specifications of a Toshiba laptop I found and asked for feedback, but NOBODY replied!!! So be useful please, and comment.................I said pleeease :P Here are the specs. By the way, click below to check out Marzouq's blog.

Specifications:

Intel Centrino 2.0 GHZ
512 MB DDR2 RAM
60 GB Hard Disk
15.4" Crystal Wid Screen True Bright
DVD-Writer Multi Recorder
Integrated Wireless LAN
256 MB SVGA Card
56 KBPS Fax Modem Card
10/100 LAN Card
S-Video Port
Firewire Port
3 USB Ports
Internal Card Reader
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
For 499 KD

I also found an HP Compaq with a little less specifications except has bluetooth for 385 KD.

I saw the Macbook yesterday but it was for over 900 KD. That is a bit too much for me. And if you have any suggestions, I am all ears. Thanks.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/28/2006 09:25:00 AM   7 comments
Hangout on Sunday
Last night my friends and I went to Hangout. Zak, a guitarist, was jamming there. He was playing and singing some amazing music like Zombie and Hotel California and many other Rock songs. I know I said before that I didnt like the place much but, yesterday, it was pretty good. I still dont like the food there though but the atmosphere, I adore. Anyway, Zak played for almost 2 hours nonstop and he managed to grab everyone's attention, which could only mean he is good. And when he was done, he went to every table and thanked the people for coming and finally went and sat down with his people. He knew some of the people on our table, being regulars and all. So Sunday would be I night I recommend you spend at hangout; also, wednesday they got two other guitarists playing together and are also pretty good. Enjoy:)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/28/2006 08:13:00 AM   6 comments
Who is This?
August 27, 2006

Can anyone figure out who this is?
Hint: Its a picture taken 30 years from now. I couldnt figure it out.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/27/2006 10:43:00 AM   11 comments
Photography is Illegal
Yesterday at Palms, my friends and I were taking some pics and everyone was cool with it. We took max 3 pics when a security dude came up to me and asked me to stop taking pics!! I mean, what the fuck is that? If I were some guy sitting alone, checking out the girls in swim suits, and taking pics, then I would understand. But we were taking pics of each other and, still, we were asked to stop. I tried to get it through his thick head that we all are willingly taking pics, even the girls, but he still insisted on me putting it away. I asked him why are pics not allowed... he just said these are the rules. And damn was he rude, felt like smacking him. So I just told him ok... and took pics behind his back anyway :) What's next? We have to wear blind folds so that we cant see anything!!

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/27/2006 10:04:00 AM   18 comments
What I'm Feeling This Instant

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/27/2006 09:27:00 AM   9 comments
Caffein Overdose
Hehe.. I stumbled upon this pic a few miutes ago and thought I would post it since I just spoke about Red Bull, of which caffeine is a main ingredient.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/27/2006 09:23:00 AM   0 comments
Red Bull
I am a Red Bull addict. I drink between 3 and 5 red bulls a day. Considering I work many hours per day (12-13), I need something to keep me going plus I like its taste. I tried not relying on red bull, but I almost fell asleep at work several times. Anyway, recently, friends and family noticed that I have been drinking more of it and have been stressing that I'm over doing it now; they are used to the idea that I always have a Red Bull can in my car or in my hand:) Everyone has been telling me about its health hazards and all that. So I did some research on it and found out some interesting things:
1. Because of the ingredient Taurine, Red Bull is categorized as a medicine!
2. Causes alterations in heart beat rhthyms which can cause considerable damage in the future.
3. Banned in Denmark, Norway, and France.
4. Gives some kind of euphoric feeling when mixed with alcohol... I already knew that, but I think euphoric is exagerrated.


I know its not too healthy, but I like it... I mean I do smoke and we all know not thats not healthy, but I still do it.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/27/2006 08:53:00 AM   11 comments
3 Day Weekend
And so it ends............... my 3 days off are over. Here is what I did over the past 3 days:

Thursday: After work, I had a few meetings to get out of the way so that nobody calls me over the weekend. After that, I met up with friends at Second Cup in Kuwait City. I love Second Cup coffee, but one thing I dont get is why is the Kuwait City branch always empty?? The one in Salmiya is fully packed always, you have to wait to get a table. Anyway, later that night........ PARTY!! Incredible :D

Friday: Went to the airport to pick up my brother, who flew in from Dubai, at noon. Spent the whole day with him taking care of errands and finalizing his shopping duties before he leaves the same night to the states. We went to Marina, Souk Sharq, Kuwait City, Al Kout, Muhallab... everywhere!! We didnt get back home till 9:00 p.m. with barely enough time for him to pack and rush back to the airport to make his 12:30 a.m. flight to Detroit. I didnt get back home till 1:30. That was a funny feeling, usually I rush to bed cos I have to wake up early, but that night.... I was thinking "what's the rush" although I was dead ass sleepy, so I stayed up till 4:00 watching TV :D Damn, that bumming feeling felt good!

Saturday: Went to the beach at Palms. It was a very relaxed and chilled day. Usually Palms is super crowded but not this time, we actually found seats next to the pool, I guess its cos it was a Saturday, but was off for everyone.... dunno. Anyway, stuck around there till 5:00 p.m. then home, showered, changed and back out to Casper and Gambinis with a bunch of friends. After that, we head to Maze's place and played cards till 1:00 a.m. (TREX!). Damn that is one long game!!! I came in second :D Maze came in first and he will be talking about this victory for days I'm sure, since its his first:) Stayed up till 3:00 chatting.

Sunday 6:30 a.m.: 3 hours later, I'm awake, grumpy, and in the worst mood ever.

Sunday 7:45 a.m.: At work, late, and still grumpy and in the worst mood ever.

Sunday 8:30 a.m.: Cant wait till this day is over and go sleep!!!

So as you can see, been a pretty full weekend and didnt have much time to post anything except for the hangover post. Enough about me.... how was your 3 day weekend??

PS: I HATE BEING BACK TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/27/2006 07:59:00 AM   8 comments
Hangover
August 25, 2006
Today was a pure chill out, sit at home and watch tv day except for the two hours I spent driving my brother around running some errands before he leaves to the states tonight. I had a major hangover all day, I still do!! Got home after partying last night at 5 in the morning and woke up at 11 with a severe headache and couldnt go back to sleep. So I immediately took the usual panadol, but that didnt help much. So I did what I always do in these cases, EAT! For hangover, there are certain things that could help. For me its one of these:

1. Bloody Mary
2. A nice big cold salad with a lot of lettuce
3. Meat

Since 1 was unavailable, I went for 2 and 3. I expected to feel much better after this lunch, but it had no effect. I am still hungover and its 9:00 p.m. now!! I hate this feeling, but then again, it reminds me of the many similar nights in Lebanon:) I should have been on the beach today, but I was so afraid of the sun :P It was 48 degrees today!! Anyway, my point was the hangover. Anyone got any better ideas to get rid of it?

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/25/2006 09:06:00 PM   7 comments
Unzip, Aim, Fire...
August 23, 2006
Its a known fact that girls' toilets are always cleaner than the guys. Thats cos they never miss, well its kinda hard for them to if u think about it :P Anyway, yesterday when I was at Marina, I went to the bathroom and noticed that whoever was in there before me pissed everywhere except in the damn toilet.... I have seen this many many times in many places and everytime is as disgusting as the time before. I mean how hard is it? Its not a small hole to miss!! Or is it some kind of challenge to wet the whole seat with piss or not get any drop in the toilet? The funny part is that as I was waiting, the guy actually flushed the toilet before leaving... WHAT WAS THE POINT? Flush what exactly??


Because of this, I think the best solution is to do what they have in Amsterdam. Give those idiots something to aim at. It would work. In case you cant read what is written on the pic.. it says:

Top Pic: "In Amsterdam, the tile under Schiphol's urinals would pass inspection in an operating room. But nobody notices. What everybody does notice is that each urinal has a fly in it."
Bottom Pic: "Look harder and the fly turns into the black outline of the fly etched into the porcelain. It improves the aim. If a man sees a fly, he aims at it. Fly-in urinal research found that etchings reduce spillage by 80%. It gives a guy something to think about. That's the perfect example of process control."


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posted by Fonzy @ 8/23/2006 11:00:00 AM   8 comments
Dumb and Dumber

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/23/2006 09:29:00 AM   0 comments
Le Notre
Yesterday, after work at around 3:00, I met up with Nathaly and Soha for lunch at Le Notre at Marina Mall. I was starving!!! And I have had pizza there before and it was pretty good and filling. This time, I decided to go for some meat and, from what I have heard, they got some good steak. So I go for the beef fillet with balsimic and cream sauce, potatoes, and 2 carrots:) I must say it was really good, I enjoyed my plate very much. But I got two problems with the place. First of all, they are a little expensive, my plate was for 6.5 KD, but worth it, yet expensive. Second, their portions are too small; I was still hungy when I was done. They even use the small glass coke bottles, not the cans; hmmmmm... c'mon, I mean its pretty obvious they just want us to order more coke. Plus no pepsi, I dont care cos I'm a coke person; but am sure its cos the pepsi bottles are bigger, so that wont work:) Maybe if the portions were bigger, I wouldn't point out the price. They do have an incredible salad bar though. Overall, if you haven't tried it, I recommend you do, it's worth it. They also have a well-illustrated menu, makes you want to order. Bon appetit :)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/23/2006 08:49:00 AM   5 comments
My Chair is Gone!!!!!
When I came to work today, I found that my chair was gone!! Apparently my tissue box wasn't enough. They also stole my chair!!! So I'm typing this while standing waiting for my chair to be found..... DAMN AM I PISSED OFF!!!!!!! This is too funny..... LOL

Update: They found it. Funny thing is that I asked the teaboy who found where it was didnt answer; he just panicked and looked nervous. Hmmmm, I have a suspect..... I should stake his house out tonight:P

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/23/2006 08:21:00 AM   8 comments
From Noush
August 22, 2006
Noush comes up with some really funny stuff. This is one of them. For more on noush, click below. This is so funny, I'm still laughing!!! The result felt sooooo good :D Follow the steps below..

1. Go to Google.com
2. Type the word Failure
3. Click on the I'm feeling lucky button (instead of The Google search)
4. Laugh:)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/22/2006 01:07:00 PM   3 comments
More on Bush


Notice how he is carrying the book. Probably had trouble reading so decided to listen to what the little girl was saying. He looks so impressed that she can read better than he can :)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/22/2006 11:31:00 AM   6 comments
My Tissue Box
Someone at work keeps stealing my tissue box!! I know I can get one whenever I want but its annoying going and asking for one. And I feel stupid locking a stupid tissue box in my drawer. I need at least 5 boxes per month. I was thinking of putting some kind of mark on this new one and wait till it disappears then, when it does, I will hunt him down!!! :) Asshole.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/22/2006 09:50:00 AM   16 comments
Candid Camera........ NOT
Yesterday I went with Nathaly to Columbus Cafe to have a coffee and work on some papers she had to submit for uni. So I get my trustworth Coffee Toffee and she gets her Cafe Latte and we grab a table. Next to us were two guys sitting on the comfortable couches, we took one of their tables and wooden chairs cos there was nowhere to sit. A few minutes later, one of them asks us to watch the table and not let anyone sit, so I told him no problem. He leaves his car key on the table and heads off. So the table is there, nobody sitting on it, shiny clean, with nothing but a car key on it. Logically, people are gonna want to sit., so I put my phone on it cos nobody paid attention to the key. And as more and more people came to sit, we kept brushing them off; at least 20 people wanted the table. This went on for half an hour or so. At one point, we were pretty convinced that either those guys were not coming back or it was some sort of joke and there were cameras watching us. So Nathaly and I were looking around for any cameras or anything that looked suspicious :P I even hid my cigarettes in case.... We reached a point that we just wanted to leave but felt bad leaving the guys' tablel; however, we decided to get outta there and leave some kind of note with a waiter. Just then, the two guys come walking in with a bag in their hand...... THEY WENT SHOPPING!!!!!! I looked at them thinking to myself..... ASSHOLES! Gave them a piece of my mind cos we spent our time guarding their table and not for ourselves. Still, I must admit, I felt kinda dumb looking around for cameras thinking someone will pop up saying "Smile, ur on candid camera!":) Those people could be anywhere anytime...

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/22/2006 09:32:00 AM   2 comments
What a Rush
I received these pictures of a restaurant in Bangkok by email. I have seen many restaurants on roofs, but this is by far the best ever... incredible. I would give anything to sit on that bar and have a nice cold Long Island Iced Tea:) Thanks for the pics madame;)



















Maybe a similar one would open in Kuwait................. HAHAHAHA!!! :D We dont need to sit any closer to the sun.... It would be cool to have though:)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/22/2006 08:43:00 AM   14 comments
Men..... watch you back :P
Its a known fact that the ratio of women to men is increasing by time. And to make this ratio bigger, some women may be compelled to take action. Look at these pictures very carefully and look out for signs. They will get you when you least expect it:) Again, I tell you, LOOK OUT FOR THE SIGNS........ I did what I can, the rest is up to you. Go.... and may the testosterone protect you.


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posted by Fonzy @ 8/22/2006 08:24:00 AM   2 comments
Israel - "We Are Untouchable"
August 21, 2006
I read this article and had to share it. I believe that those running the Israeli government, under that supposed "peace-seeking" exterior, think exactly as this article says. It was written by Tanya Carolina Hsu, a British Political Analyst. The article appeared on August 4, 2006 in the Arab News, a leading English Language Daily in the Middle East.


We are Israel. We are untouchable. No matter what we do the international community will not act against us. Oh, there will be talks at the United Nations but we know that the United States will intervene on our behalf. There will be Arab League discussions but we know that no state will take action against us. There will be mass protests and demonstrations; there will be activists and advocates begging for peace; there will be rallies and fundraisers to help the targets of our bombs. And we know that nothing will make a difference because we are Jews - we are victims of the Holocaust. We have suffered such that we have the right to make the rest of the world pay (even though organised Zionism officially declared war on Germany in 1933, long before Hitler's Final Solution). Because we are victims.

Yes, we know that people all over the world have suffered worse crimes than ours, but they were not the Chosen People. We know that over 22 million Russians were killed under Stalin, 15 million Chinese killed by the Japanese, millions elsewhere in the world who suffer the same fate in the bloodiest 20th century. We know that Zionism is an athiest Marxist creation using Judaism as its weapon; that we were founded upon terrorism and our leaders became Israel's prime ministers and Nobel Peace Prize winners; that less than 10% of Jews worldwide supported the Zionist cause for decades until WWII. We know that the crimes committed by Hitler equally affected Communists, gypsies, the handicapped, and political prisoners.

That does not matter - we are special. The rest of the world will not touch us because they are terrified of the label "anti-Semite". World leaders: terrified of this most glorious ad hominem even though we are mostly not Semitic people. Jews of Israel, the Sephardim Jews, were almost non existant when we arrived from Russia, Poland, Austria, Hungary and elsewhere in the 20th century and demanded Arab land. They had spread out and moved on. We did not come from Yemen, Ethiopia or Iraq, but who cares? We are the victims and that is all that counts.

Time and again we wonder at how far American gullibility will take us. We push it to the limits on cable television and get away with it repeatedly. We know that the majority of the world is aware we blatantly lie when we express our "deepest regrets" because "terrorists" were hiding in the villages we destroy. We even have the gall to pick the precise same targets as a decade ago, ignoring the cries of outrage from America and the West. We'll just repeat the mantra "a tragic mistake".

Honestly, we, too, are rather surprised to see that America patiently sits back and buys our words each time. We have trained our diplomats well, not only in the art of deception to the media, but by using powerful strong arm behind the scenes tactics to mold the views of US Congressmen and women in our favour. We have worked on this for decades and it has been perfected for the one place it counts: our bank America. We rely upon those weapons; we need to create constant conflict so as to receive a perpetual $13 billion annual aid package from the US, including unsecured loans that we have never been, nor ever will be, required to pay back. We are living a dream: what we want is given to us on a silver patter because we are Jews, and we have the Holocaust.

The above is only daring in that it is never voiced publicly in the West. The world is watching as Israel incinerates the Lebanese. Diplomats call for peace, a cease -fire, and negotiations. They speak the language of non committance. It takes a few brave men and women in leadership positions to dare to speak the truth; losing that AIPAC support in government is the kiss of death, and academics who dare write the facts know that their tenured careers are over. Israel is in the position of dominating the US government to an extent never before seen in history, creating a regime who will fully fund a "new Middle East" which in reality means Eretz Israel consisting of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia and even Cyprus by some accounts. There is nothing speculative about these plans for hegemony - everything has been laid out, written down, and presented for years.

This war will not end with a cease-fire next week. This war will not end with a security zone controlled by the UN. This war will not end if Hezbollah and Hamas disappeared tomorrow. This war will not end as long as leaders and diplomats continue to fear the trump card charge of anti-Semitism by Israel.

So, when hundreds of children are torn apart by uranium tipped missiles provided courtesy of the US government, look in the mirror. Have you dared to offend Israel? Have you risked? Ask yourself what role you may have played in contributing to this global disaster. Nothing will change until you do.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/21/2006 12:02:00 PM   3 comments
Office Needs
Since I spoke about Almaza, wouldn't it be amazing if you were to have this in your office??? :P

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/21/2006 10:13:00 AM   9 comments
Reunion at Hang Out
After I got back and left the airport, I head to the office to get some unfinished business out of the way before this morning. Anyway, later on, I met up with my friends at Hang-Out. It was a great gathering, I think we were 20 people. Taline and Basma took care of the reservations and a fine job they did, although we were more people than expected. Still we had a lot of fun, there were two guitarists jamming and they played some really good stuff, mostly reggae and soft rock music, which I enjoy very much, and one spanish song:) I was great seeing everyone again since I missed every single one of them; its funny how you remember a person for something specific when you are away. Everyone was happy to see me and I was very happy to see them. Some else arrived yesterday from Cyprus, and it was a coincidence that we came back the same day.... Jazz:) He also got a tan, but the others say mine is darker:) Overall, I couldnt have chosen a better way to be welcomed back to Kuwait. Thanks everyone and its great to be back among you:) Cheers.


About Hangout:
Pros:
1. Nice Music
2. Selective Customers
3. Nice Decoration and Design
4. Friendly Staff
5. Amazing Drinks
Cons:
1. Limited Parking
2. Food Sucks
3. Very Expensive
4. Slow Service
Would I go again?
Occasionally

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/21/2006 09:42:00 AM   7 comments
Back & Black
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack :) Yesterday I flew back to Kuwait and got here at 3:00 p.m. A little before we landed, I heard the captain on the mic saying "the temperature in Kuwait is 47 degrees"; I was actually afraid! I mean the temperature where I was was between 23 and 25 at its peak. Anyway, overall, I had a pretty chilled vacation. Mostly with family. First few days were really good cos I didnt have to wake up early nor worry about meeting some deadline next day. But soon the family reunions began and all those family obligations started popping up. I tried to dodge them, but where is one to go? All I wanted was some peace and quiet; I guess I got it. But the last two days were incredible; I went with my cousins to this beach resort where we spent two days, two incredible days. Swimming and tanning during the days and beach parties at night. Best of all, there was Almaza (for those who know what it is;)) and Smirnoff Ice:D!! Having those two made me feel like I was in Lebanon again, its been over a year since I tasted either one, man did I enjoy every single sip:) I got one hell of a tan during those two days, I am black now!! Its funny how someone gets a better tan on the beach in one day than a week on the pool. Time was passing slow when I was there, but when my vacation ended, I felt like time flew... I hate it when that happens! Now I'm back sitting behind my desk at work doing what I do, remembering how good it felt the past week when I was in bed at this time taking my time to wake up:( Oh well, is it good to be back?? I guess, in a weird twisted way, am glad to be back with all my friends and the life I got used to. But one thing I can say, a vacation is a must every once in a while or else you will go crazy; this was my first since I moved to Kuwait a year ago and I am looking forward for my next one. Now that I'm back, I can continue blogging :) I must admit, I did miss it, and missed reading what everyone has been up to, hope everyone has been blogging well cos I have a lot of catching up to do..

Conclusion: I'm back, I'm black, and I'm happy to be back

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/21/2006 09:16:00 AM   5 comments
Finally??
August 12, 2006
"Israel will halt its war in Lebanon at 7 a.m. Monday (midnight EDT Sunday night). Israel's Cabinet was to endorse the U.N. cease-fire resolution later Sunday.


Israeli helicopters, meanwhile, flew hundreds of commandos into the Hezbollah heartland, and some army units reached the Litani River on Saturday as both sides indicated they would accept the U.N. cease-fire plan to stop heavy fighting still raging in southern Lebanon."

I wish, from all my heart, this happens and this nightmare ends.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/12/2006 09:03:00 PM   3 comments
Rules of Politics
The rules of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS when it comes to the Israeli-Arab conflict:

Rule # 1: In the Middle East, it is always the Arabs that attack first, and it's always Israel who defends itself. This is called "retaliation".


Rule # 2: The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese, are not allowed to kill Israelis. This is called "terrorism"


Rule # 3: Israel has the right to kill Arab civilians; this is called "self-defense", or these days "collateral damage".


Rule # 4: When Israel kills too many civilians. The Western world calls for restraint. This is called the "reaction of the international community".


Rule # 5: Palestinians and Lebanese do not have the right to capture Israeli military, not even a limited number, not even 1 or 2.


Rule # 6: Israel has the right to capture as many Palestinians as they want (Palestinians: around 10000 to date, 300 of which are children, Lebanese: 1000s to date, being held without trial). There is no limit; there is no need for proof of guilt or trial. All that is needed is the magic word: "terrorism"


Rule # 7: When you say "Hezbollah", always be sure to add "supported by Syria and Iran"


Rule # 8: When you say "Israel", never say "supported by the USA, the UK and other European countries", for people (God forbid) might believe this is not an equal conflict


Rule # 9: When it comes to Israel, don't mention the words "occupied territories", "UN resolutions", "Geneva conventions". This could distress the audience of Fox.


Rule # 10: Israelis speak better English than Arabs. This is why we let them
Speak out as much as possible, so that they can explain rules 1 through 9. This is called "neutral journalism".


Rule # 11: If you don't agree with these rules or if you favor the Arab side over the Israeli side, you must be a very dangerous anti-Semite. You may even have to make a public apology if you express your honest opinion (isn't democracy wonderful?)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/12/2006 08:50:00 PM   6 comments
Hey All
Hey everyone. Its been almost two days since i have been away from Kuwait. I never thought i would say this, but i miss it. Actually, I miss my people in Kuwait. All I'm doing so far is swimming and tanning. Today we had this huge lunch, and when i say huge i mean HUGE, there were like 50 people, all family gathered up from different parts of the world for this family reunion. I loved it. Felt so good seeing everyone again:) Now i am at an internet cafe checking my mail and thought I post something since am here. Its funny the tanning here, today I sat in the sun for a few hours and left with a tan, while in kuwait i sat for hours every week and barely any tan. I guess its probably cos you get fried before getting tanned:P Anyway, gotta run. You all take care. I miss you all. All the best and will try to pass by every once in a while.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/12/2006 08:22:00 PM   7 comments
One More Thing
August 10, 2006
This is my favorite pic of all. I know I posted it before but I want to post it again so when anyone logs on, its the first thing they see:)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/10/2006 02:43:00 PM   6 comments
I'm Off
The day is over. I am exhausted. I want to go home. I need to pack. Tomorrow I leave for Syria, and maybe Lebanon. Dont know if I will be able to post anything while I'm gone, but I doubt it. Anyway, for those who follow my blog, I will be back; for those fellow bloggers, happy blogging; and for those who know me in real, PARTY ON!! Gonna miss you all... sniff sniff :P Enjoy the heat everyone while I sit and tan next to the pool all day, have barbeques at night, and enjoy the sound of silence for 10 days :) I WANNA STAY!! :P

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/10/2006 02:35:00 PM   7 comments
New Tires from Michelin
These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.
The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these tires:)

Just think of the impact on existing technology:
(1) no more air valves
(2) no more air compressors at gas stations
(3) no more repair kits
These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin. It will be awhile before they are available to the automotive industry.


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posted by Fonzy @ 8/10/2006 11:31:00 AM   1 comments
Protest in Berlin
Pictures of Protest in Berlin for Lebanon







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posted by Fonzy @ 8/10/2006 09:36:00 AM   1 comments
Bush Roots


That explains it!! He wants to destroy all evidence and witnesses of his past. Or could he and Bin Laden be working together for a larger much unknown plot??? Its an X-Files mystery :P

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/10/2006 08:34:00 AM   0 comments
Brodareegiz
In case ur wandering what is brodareegiz..... its what I call my brother, mexican for brother:P yeah yeah, i know it doesnt exist, I made it up. Anyway, my bro arrived last night to Kuwait after a long trip from the U.S. He had not slept in over 24 hours and was a zombie when he finally came in. As soon as we got home, he had a bite to eat and passed out. And tomorrow we continue to Syria. He told me to get running shoes with me; he actually wants to take me jogging everyday!! Yeah right! I hate jogging! Swimming is my thing. Plus, after 11 months in Kuwait using the car at all times and sitting behind a desk barely doing any sports except for the daily workout...... ME JOG!?!?!?! hehe... thats a joke:) But I know I will end up joining him.....

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/10/2006 08:15:00 AM   5 comments
A Very Proud Lebanese
August 09, 2006
A Lebanese civilian wrote this letter:

" From a Deeply Wounded Heart…

Dear Sirs,
It is very easy to make war…
It is hard to make peace…
It is very hard to maintain it…
It is quite unfortunate that most of the world, including yourselves and the so-called "international community", always choose the "easy" way…
As far as I remember, and further to the 9/11 tragic events, President Bush had vowed to "preserve and keep international peace", and I quote a part of his speech on September 11, 2002, where he states:

"We will use our position of unparalleled strength and influence to build an atmosphere of international order and openness in which progress and liberty can flourish in many nations. A peaceful world of growing freedom serves American long-term interests, reflects enduring American ideals and unites America's allies."

It is quite unfortunate that those who condemn "terrorism" the most, are the ones who foster it most in other countries…
It is quite unfortunate that those who talk about worldwide peace the most, are the ones who least preserve it…
It is quite unfortunate that those who claim to be the defenders of nations' Liberty, Sovereignty and Freedom, are those who violate them the most…

Ironically enough, and even more sadly, some people seem to have a wrong conception of the "atmosphere of international order and openness in which progress and liberty can flourish in many nations "…

It seems that the above sentence means quite the opposite, as if it were a figure of speech, when one says one thing but means right the converse…
It seems that the multiple UN Resolutions issued in favor of peace in the Middle East and especially in our so dear agonizing Lebanon, have been a nice "puppet show" for the international opinion and a mere waste of paper and ink…
It seems that the "deep wound" of the shocking occurrence of September 11th, 2001, has healed much quicker than we thought, and has been forgotten much sooner than it should have been…
It seems that all the bitterness and sorrow that some "great" nations tasted, have so rapidly vanished…

It is so heartbreaking that the main founder of the "International Convention of Human Rights", witness the very outrageous rape of the latter in its own territory…
It is so unacceptable that the main founders and/or promoters of the "Geneva Convention", arrogantly violate it in other countries, and yet somehow brag about it…
It is such a shame and disgrace that the UN Security Council meet twice and issue no resolution or decision for an immediate "cease fire" and peace process in the Middle East…

It seems that Israeli terrorism has been given some kind of "cover" or green light by the so biased UN, to continue its inhuman actions against "disposable third-world-humans"… And the "great" nations along with the "international community" just sit there and watch, or should I say "enjoy the show"…
It seems that terrorism, when "adopted" by other nations, is quite acceptable…
It seems that terrorism, when "adopted" by other nations, is synonym for "self defense"…
It seems that terrorism, when "adopted" by other nations, is a legitimate right to commit massacres against Humanity…
It seems that the executioner, the slaughterer, the killer, the assassin and the slayer have all become the victim…
It seems that the terrorists are slaughtered unarmed civilians…
It seems that the terrorists are shredded children…
It seems that the terrorists are amputated elderly men and women…
It seems that the terrorists are massacred families in their homes…
It seems that the terrorists are the civil defense rescuers buried half-alive under their bombed quarters…
It seems that the terrorists are the firefighters murdered when doing their heroic duty…
It seems that the terrorists are the Red Cross members butchered while doing their rescue attempts…
It seems that military targets are the shelters where hundreds of helpless agonizing civilians were so brutally massacred…
It seems that military targets are hospitals and care centers…
It seems that military targets are civilian roads and bridges in a way to isolate the needy and the ill in remote areas…
It seems that military targets are Churches and Mosques…
It seems that military targets are national fresh water dams…
It seems that military targets are homes, houses and civilian buildings…
It seems that military targets are Red Cross vans and civilian rescue vans…
It seems that military targets are food & supply trucks…
It seems that military targets are water ducts and all infrastructures…
It seems that military targets are civilian ports and grain storage premises…
It seems that military targets are the Beirut International Airport & all its runways in addition to its gas tanks…
It seems that military targets are telephone lines and antennas…
It seems that military targets are internet service providers…
It seems that military targets are gas tanks and fuel tanks of private companies…
It seems that military targets are gas stations throughout the country in a way to cripple civilians…

Or are the "CNN" lenses blind when it comes to showing the real picture in Lebanon???

It is true that they show pictures of a few wounded Israeli soldiers all day long, with some "nagging" here and there, in addition to damaged Israeli military targets…
But they never show the tragedy inflicted by the barbarian random Israeli shelling of all Lebanon, and the screams of agonizing civilians on the roads with shattered missing parts and organs…
It is quite amazing how, for a couple of prisoners, they turn an entire country to ruins…

What would they do then, if more than two soldiers were captured, or if their homes, possessions, and work of an entire lifetime were totally destroyed in a matter of minutes or even seconds???
Burn the entire continent?! Or maybe half the Globe!

If for a mere couple of prisoners they apply the policy of burnt land and mass destruction…
If for a mere couple of prisoners they use internationally banned weapons like:
-Disintegrating bombs which cause many more casualties and fatalities
-Phosphoric bombs that burn everything in their path and upon impact
-Chemical toxic weapons with odors causing nausea, vomiting, headache and maybe many more effects "yet-to-be-discovered"

And with all the above, the "great" nations (which by the way have nothing "great" in them except their lies and broken promises) see that nothing is wrong, and is all acceptable… Then it should also be acceptable that all those means be used, God forbid, against them too…
But then again, I wouldn't wish for anyone to "taste that bitter cup"…
Not even for those who bring humiliation to Humanity…

From underneath the ruble of a country being reborn…
From the heart of the fire that is purifying our souls…
From the solid determination of our engraved faith…
From the proud rise of our eternal Cedars…
I tell you and shout to the world in a loud confident voice:

We are here to stay!!!


And no matter how twisted and ruthless the enemies' ways are,
I quote President Bush's speech when he addressed the Nation after the 9/11 disaster, and
ensure you:
"Make no mistake… we will prevail" !!!


LONG LIVE FREE LEBANON!!!"

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/09/2006 10:56:00 AM   4 comments
Cease Fire Petition

The world cannot allow the bloodshed in the Middle East to continue. Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and wounded, almost 1 million made homeless, and a catastrophic larger conflict is possible. We call on US President Bush, UK Prime Minister Blair and the UN Security Council to support UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for an immediate ceasefire and an international force to stabilize the situation.Olmert to support Kofi Annan's proposal. If millions of people join this call, and we advertise our views in newspapers in the US, UK, and Israel, we can help pressure these leaders to stop the fighting.


Please click below and sign the petition. 81,600 have signed it so far.

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/09/2006 09:22:00 AM   5 comments
Ghost Town
South Lebanon got destroyed during the past four weeks, but you could still see cars and people wandering around from time to time. Now it is a ghost town. Yesterday, Israel threatened to blast any moving vehicles Tuesday as ground fighting intensified. Their airstrikes killed at least 19 Lebanese civilians and Arab governments called for a full Israeli withdrawal as a condition of any cease-fire; Seniora is doing an amazing job, it may be taking time but job well done for someone under such world wide pressure who gets barely any sleep. In Tyre you only see pedestrians walking around; the roads and highways were deserted throughout the region because of the Israeli threat. Although Israel said it would not attack humanitarian convoys, the U.N. was not taking any chances. So now, the civilians will not be getting any aids either. Even the U.N. believes that Israel is firing at anyone in sight, not only militia. When this is all over, the person who should be marked the real terrorist of the century is Olmert alongside his dog, Peretz; I hope they both rot slowly!!

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/09/2006 08:28:00 AM   0 comments
More on Bush
I cant seem to get enough of these Bush pics. Hehe.... They are everywhere!! This guy seriouslt gets no respect from anyone; only if he wasnt president......


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posted by Fonzy @ 8/09/2006 07:52:00 AM   2 comments
Going Away
I will be travelling this Friday to Syria for a family reunion, after all that has happened in Lebanon; I might try to pass by Lebanon, but I doubt it will work. I will be gone for 10 days. I doubt I will be posting anything during my trip cos I dont have internet there, let alone a PC; i know!!! I'm gonna go crazy, true that. But at least I will have ten days of full relaxation. We have a nice chilled villa there with a pool, basket ball court, and an amazing garden. So will be relaxing, swimming, tanning, doing barbeque, eating fried corn, and chilling with family and friends; best of all, NO WORK.... no waking up at 6:00 to be at work by 7:30:) I just wished it was Lebanon I would do all that in......

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/09/2006 07:44:00 AM   4 comments
Related to Chinese
Since I just spoke about my visit to Peacock, I thought I post this pic. Can you imagine after an amazing meal, something like this happens to you? No, it didnt happen to me, I said..... imagine:)

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posted by Fonzy @ 8/09/2006 07:41:00 AM   2 comments
About Me

Name: Fonzy
Home: Kuwait
About Me: In brief, I graduated from LAU in Lebanon with a double major in Busines Computer and Banking & Finance. Worked in many pubs and night clubs as a DJ, PR, and Security Comptroller. Now I'm in Kuwait.... been here since September 2005. Im working two jobs, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, and a third project is on the way, which will be a great hit if it works out and i sleep max 5 hours a day. Its a chilled life, mostly work, and occasional outings. In Kuwait, I use my brain cells, then go to Lebanon and burn them:D But one fact remains unchanged and will always be.... I MISS LEBANON!!!!!
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