Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Resolution 2014 + Reviewing My 2013

Hi ppl of blue planed Earth,
I know.. I know that my activities in social network dropped to its lowest levels recently
That because I was very very very busy lately
And that brings me to an interesting thought
I'm starting to believe that at the end of every year, something "life changing" happens
That was the pattern over the past three or four years
The year starts boring then interesting (mid year) then mind blowing at the end of the year
This year is no different. Except it was mind blowing for good

Firstly, let me review my last year's resolutions which are:

  • Change of a career  --> Fail
  • Continue to take care of my brothers and beat manners into them --> Success... and it will always be :D 
  • Travel to USA --> Fail... I didn't get the Visa and it's still under processing since October 2012. I have traveled to Australia instead :D 
  • Buy a new mobile phone --> Success... I have my shiny new Google LG Nexus 5 and I happen to love it :D 
That sums up my last year's resolution. Well the main task was "Change of a career" and I failed in that 
It sounds as simple as "I'll change my job" 
but it doesn't 
Actually I needed "Wasta" LOOOOL
Well I feel relatively bad about that I couldn't get a new career
But I'm very happy!
I passed the CCNA Exam and I'm a Certified Cisco Network Associate
I know that it's nothing compared to my peers who may got the PHD level of networking
And I know that I will not work on Cisco Networks at my work place cause all I do is paperwork
But it means a lot to me
It gave me a big boost towards carrying through self development and having more knowledge
And more importantly, it gives me a sense of achievement in my kinda boring life

Though I have new resolutions... new goals for 2014. Which are:
  • Study more. Maybe I'll study CCNP, the professional level of Cisco Networks 
  • Apply for a Master Degree Program overseas
Well That's all.
I make it sounds easy LOL
Well... I'm looking forward to challenges, successes and failures

Before ending the post I'd like to say something to those who are "giving up everything although there's a chance to correct things":
You'll fail
You'll get Emo
You'll feel bad
really really bad
You'll feel the world is so heavy on your shoulders
and it is
But don't give up everything when you still have chance
Maybe "the chance you didn't take" is the one that would've fixed all things up and put you on the right track
Consume all your chances
Don't just give up

Anyways all ppl of blue planet earth,
I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy wonderful year full of great adventures and accomplishments

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chat at Work - 2 - Freedom is about parties and Hentai

The chat continues. One topic led to another and we were talking about relationships

I said something like:
Why are we forced to live most of our life under the control of our parents?
Like they decide:
Where should I stay?
When can I go outdoor?
Sometimes... what should I study?
Whom should I marry?

Well I can understand such control till I reach the age of 20 
After 20 it doesn't make sense
I imagine a place where every 20 and above "human" can decide where to stay, what to study, whom to love and all. I bet it will be better than familial, tribal control.
I mean better than a community system that suggests long term control of their youths's way of life and behavior.
Usually, western countries allow their young ppl to have the freedom to live their own life at a certain age. When I look at these countries I see that young ppl there are:
Much better in the personal level
More passionate 
More self reliant 
More confident
Maybe that's why I see Kuwaitis who studied at western universities are the best when it comes to soft skills and decision making 

I can see the "?!" on the heads of my friends
One freind, a girl with the name "Afrah", said "Waleed... You're seeing things with your own eyes. Others see something different on their own eyes"!
She said that those countries with such way of life have good education. That's why they tend to have good and responsible people.
And that if Kuwait is granted such life, it will be chaos. Boys will make parties everywhere. It just doesn't suit our society.

Well I got the hidden message in what Afrah said
She said "Education" huh
We can always improve our educational system

The hidden message in all what she said is something like "The age of consent"
Giving youth the freedom to seek the life they want --> parties --> coitus --> chaos
Why does it have to be about coitus?

That reminds me of the "super ultra ultimate limited edition questions" that guys used to toss on every discussion table.
Do you accept that for your sister?
Do you allow your daughter to do that?

If you're asked such questions, what would be your answer?
I used to do the "face palm"
Because it would take me a lot of time going through finding logic & brain farting to find the answer :D
Some people can go as far to say something like "Do you allow your sister go to parties and dance if there is a night club in Failaka?"
Straight to my face
Sigh... I really like those people

The answer is -after going through finding logic & brain farting-:
First of all, my father is still living and kicking. He's the one responsible to allow her to go parties or not. But if you ask me "Do you allow your daughter to go to parties?" I would say it depends because you know there are "good parties" and "bad parties".
"birthday parties" are good parties while "striping parties" are bad parties
But if you insist on giving answer I would say "No"
Why? cause I live defensively. I have to protect the ones I love. I can't let my daughter just wander around a cruel world where everyone looking for raw meat
But at the same time I believe that there is a community, within our society, that allow their beloved young boys and girls to live independent life and protect them at the same time

But as I said, I get too confused to answer these question LOL
You know the pressure, tension and all
Some times I don't even "face palm"
Why do I "face palm"?
I know how brain works in most of the people of this society
I know what are they afraid of
I know what's in their "end of the tunnel"... It's coitus

I was talking about the right of being "independent" but friends keep bringing coitus and link it to "freedom"
That makes me wonder "Are they really listening to me?"

Some how, Afrah changed the subject

She was talking about some weird guys. Two guys to be specific
The first guy I should call him "The scientifically honest" guy
That guy said to his old single sister "I know that you have your needs like eating and drinking. I bet you need sex since you're not married. If you need to have sex, don't worry.
Just let me know and I'll arrange that"
And he does arrange that
-- well, sex isn't basically "a need" for human. That is scientifically proven. 
Because we will die if we don't eat or drink but on the other hand we won't die if we don't have sex. 
Though I can approve that one would die "inside" from lack of sex LOL --

The other guy is "the Hentai" guy
She said that he told her that he does "wife swap". It's like he make a deal with other couples to do the "wife swap" and they practice it at chalets
So if they were two couples, they book for two chalets
and if they were three couples, they would book three chalets
-- first of all, the chalets part falls under "too much information" milady. 
Second, wife swap!... that's gross. 

Everybody was in shock from the "wife swap" story. It's when another friend, a guy, interfered to add his story.
-- I should tell you that this friend is an athletic guy. He plays Judo and regularly builds his body in gym. Long story short, he's a handsome black guy with big muscles and six packs that make most of the girls drool -Now that you call "too much info"--
Anyways, He said he met a guy. That guy is a "friend of his friend".
So they became friends, exchanged phone numbers, hangout together and all.
One day that friend told him something like:
" I want you to be a friend who's always with me. You can stay at my family's home whenever you like. You can even hangout with my sisters, like you're one of the family.
And I want you to be with me, hangout together and do shopping together. You choose clothes for me. I can buy you gifts"
-- It turned out that man is gay and that the man is offering something like "Gay marriage" --
As soon as he finished telling his story, Afrah said:
"This is the freedom that Waleed wants"

I can swear that it took me like one tenth of millisecond to react:
And linking freedom to all those stories is not fair
This time, I had to "face palm"

That's all


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chat at work -1- Your pants should be identical to mine

One friend, a girl, talked about how people are dressed these days. She was complaining rather than talking I must say. It was about:
Girls with little to zero hair on one side of their head leaving the other side with long hair
guys wearing low waist jeans with underwear shines out for public to see
Girls showing their sexy curves
Guys showing their extraordinary muscles
Weird mustache
chest hair
among many other things

She says
What's with those people?
How they wear something like that?
It's 3aib "Aiyb"
People shouldn't be allowed to wear that
Guys should be forced to join military to be real men instead of wearing low waist jeans and do weird haircuts

I was in total disagreement with her as I see that everyone should have the freedom to dress as they like.
Most of my friends disagree with me if not all of them though, which I find weird. I thought that they would agree with me but that didn't happen

"You know what's the story behind low waist jeans" one friend,  a guy, said
I said "It has some story and I don't wanna talk about it".
I could see it in the eyes of the girls... Yes curiosity it is LOL
It's something about the color of the boxer that shows the "sexual status" of prisoners. It was used as a signal that says "I'm horny and I'm available".
Anyways I told my friend that I know. And I know the story behind punk and the story behind emos as well but I believe that:
Everyone should wear what they want
Everyone can cut their hair the way they like
Everyone should have the freedom to express their own style

I myself don't like turban. Hate it I should say. I hate silky floral pants too. But I don't go as far to say that women shouldn't be allowed to wear turban
or "Floral pants are not allowed at work place"
or even despise the people who take turban or whatever as their style

-BTW I don't like guys showing their chest hair cause I don't know what does "showing chest hair" supposed to mean. Plus, I don't have chest hair-

And come on guys we travel overseas walking beside nearly naked people and have no problem with that. So why is it when we come back to our home we start complaining about citizens wearing this and that.

Friends keep listing reasons that I see unreasonable

"It isn't beautiful. They shouldn't wear it"
I, myself, have my own standard of beauty. I keep it for myself though. I don't force anyone to follow my "beauty standards" nor do I try to despise non-followers

"Some times I don't blame guys for harassing a girl wearing this"
What is that bullshit?
Then tell me what is the minimum requirements of clothing that would make a girl safe from harassment?
Let me say something to you. I saw guys despise and neglect "tight jeans" girls for "black Abaya and burqa". Following them... flirting with them... and trying to harras them
Harassment will not stop
Unless women wear a big  wide black sack that shows nothing... absolutely nothing. Not even eyes. And that is arguable too

"Religion doesn't allow that"
Don't get me started. If you say religion then I would assume you mean the religion that states women are allowed to show face and hands only. Streets filled with women all in black would make our religion.
You got told that this is our religion mate
but in fact... it isn't
Go read history books about Muslim's social life throughout the history of Islam and you'll know what I mean.

Flight crew didn't mention anything about dress code to the passengers coming to Kuwait
Because there isn't any

The chat continues. One topic led to another and we were talking about relationships

To be continued...


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One of those moments... Staring at nothing... far beyond

It's one of those moments where I wanna stare
I don't wanna stare at something in particular
I just feel the urge to stare 

I try to know why I insist on staring 
I start to list the things that are not reasons for my sudden urge to stare rather than listing the reasons themselves
How odd?

So I say 
It isn't about getting concerned about how my brothers gonna succeed in their life in the future
It isn't about how that "relatively" big amount of money I have isn't enough to to fulfill my dreams 
It isn't about rethinking my life
It isn't about how wrong/right the path I took in my life
It isn't about whether my personality fits the age of 2000s... or should I shape it to fit so
It isn't about doing something else to be like anyone else... instead of doing my thing and be nothing
It isn't about the thought of "I'm the right man in the wrong world"
It isn't about why the world still has poverty while we are manufacturing artificially processed chocolate and milk pills called smarties
It isn't about how people are suffering to get their "own way of freedom" rather than "freedom"
It isn't about how people kill each other in the name of religion

The thing is... I just wanna stare
So I get myself looking at my computer monitor while actually staring at something very very far away
Looking at the monitor is a good way to cover the staring action though 

Part of me says I had to stop it
But I can't help it
the other part says just keep this staring at nothing far beyond up


Friday, July 19, 2013

الله يغير علينا -2- قصر نظر

نحن المسلمون العرب
معروفين تاريخيا ببعد النظر
زرقاء اليمامة؟
لا...مش هذ المقصد
اقصد هنا الرؤية لأشياء أبعد من هذا الارض
والرؤية لأبعد من الواقع
الرؤية للسماء
للكواكب والنجوم
من منطلق ان الله امرنا بالتفكر في خلق السماوات
الشيء الذي جعل المسلمين سباقين في دراسة السماء وتسمية الكواكب والنجوم

هل سألنا نفسنا ما هو سر اهتمام السابقين في الجبر والرياضيات؟
استنتاجي ان كل هذا الاهتمام والابداع العلمي للسابقين هو التساؤل عن الكون
التفكر في هذ الكون واكتشاف اسراره وحل ألغازه
كان العلماء يحاولون الاجابة على أسئلة مثل
ما هو الزمان؟
ما هو المكان؟
ما هو الشي؟
ما هو اللا شيء؟
وهل نستطيع قسمة مقدار من الشيء على لا شيء؟

هل سألت نفسك ما هو أصل المجهول X المستخدم في الجبر؟
X  هي اختصار للكلمة الاسبانية Xay 
وحيث أن الاسبان ينطقون الحرف X  بنفس نطق الحرف العربي ش
مثل اللاعب البرشلوني Xavi ينطقون اسمه شَفي
فإن Xay تنطق شَي
واصلها عربي من كلمة شيء
الكلمة التي كان يستخدمها الخوارزمي للمقادير المجهولة
الخوارزمي الذي نستطيع ان نقول هو اصل الثورة الحاسوبية والمعلوماتية في عصرنا هذا

السؤال أين نحن من الان من التاريخ المبهر؟
بعيدين جدا عنه
نحن الان معتكفين في مساجدنا المتقنة البنيان
يا لها من زخارف ونقوش جميلة
يالها من أعمدة عالية
ويا له من سقف عال جدا
ويا له من شعور زائف لعظمة الخالق
بين جدران واسقف المساجد
بينما هناك كون سحيق يدل على عظمته
شيء يخليك تستغرب هل تم بناء المسجد بهذه العظمة لكي تستنج عظمة الخالق

نحن الان نقوم بالاستدلال على عظمة الله من الصور الهاي ديفينيشن للمجرات
والتي إلتقطها المشركون في وكالة ناسا الفضائية
نحذر من الانغماس في التكنولوجيا لكي لا تلهينا عن عبادة الخالق
ولا بأس من تحريم استخدام بعضها
مثل تحريم الكنيسة لاستخدام الاسطرلاب الذي كان من اختراع المسلمين الكفار بنظرهم!

نحن الان نتصل على الشيخ ليفسر أحلامنا
المتصل يريد ان يعرف ما يمكن ان يحدث في الواقع من خلال حلم
والشيخ ترك كل علوم الدين والدنيا عشان يفسر حلم
ودام ان هناك ناس يحلمون راح يظل هذا الشيخ من كبار العلماء اللي لا يمكن الاستغناء عنهم

نحن الان ننتظر بشغف من سيغلب
الشيعة ولا السنة

=========== على الهامش ===========
وصلت دوامي جان أشوف تعميم رسمي من الوزارة مكتوب عليه
الرجاء الالتزام باللباس المحتشم ذكور وإناث وذلك حفاظا على كرامة العمل

لأن كرامة العمل مش بالالتزام بالعمل... كرامة العمل باللباس المحتشم 
يا له من بعد نظر 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

الله يغير علينا! - 1 - منطق

بسيارتي رايح الدوام الصبح 
قلاص ماي وتوست أسمر ريوق الصباح
اكله بالسيارة وانا قاعد اسوق
لأن محد عبدالفتاح لما انا جيعان

بارتشن بني
مكتب بني
اوراق بيضاء
مخ مقفول
هذا حالي صباحا

ماكو شغل
ماكو صلاحيات
أخترع لي شغل
شوية كمبيوتر
والباقي تخليص معاملات
مش معاملات مواطنين مراجعين
يا ليت
معاملات مهندسين
مهندسين قاعدين يبنون البلد
انا شغلي أحط رقم حق معاملتهم وأمررها حق مديري
ما في شي يمنعني اقرأ المعاملات
أشوف اشلون يشتغلون المهندسين
طبعا مو شرط مهندسين كويتيين
مختلط بين وافدين ومهندسين
لأن مو كل مهندس كويتي قاعد يبني بلده
شريحة كبيرة مثلي
مهندس مع وقف التنفيذ

تعارض في الفلسفة
بيني وبين مديري
شهادتك خلها على كتر
اتبع المسار اللي يوصلك للقيادة
والقيادة بالإدارة
هذي فلسفته

المواطن يخلص معاملته من على اللابتوب في بيته
في اي مكان 
اذا وصلنا هالمرحلة ما راح اخلي شهادتي على كتر
الا أقطها بالزبالة اذا يبي
هذي فلسفتي
ويمكن هذا المنطق
منطق مهني
مش منطق محبي الكراسي
وما اكثرهم في البلد

يوم مرهق
وايد لوك لوك
أعمال تافهة
يرجع البيت
أبوي: اشلون الشغل يبا
الحمدالله يبا
شوبة شغل
انا اصلا مو رايح ابحث عن قوت يومي
معاشي بجيبي سواء اشتغلت او ما اشتغلت
رزقي مضمون الى ان يشاء الله
بس الله يغير علينا!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Must see in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Hi ppl of blue planet earth,
Now that am back to Kuwait with all my adventures in Australia.
Back to work
Back to the congested streets
and most importantly, back to the family

I visited Melbourne, Sydney "back and forth to Wollongong", Brisbane and Gold Coast. So I want to write about must see places and places to go in this post.

So let's start.

I already wrote a post about Melbourne though it's not a problem to write about it again and "copy paste" from it :)

Anyways, Melbourne is a lovely city. I would say it looks "more beautiful" than Sydney. The streets looks better than those in Sydney. Tramways gives the city some sort of personality. Something between old and modern.

Places to go in Melbourne:
- Walk next to the Yarra river and watch the flares of the crown casino at weekend nights
- Visit the Melbourne Exhibition Center
- Wander around walking the footpath and check the restaurants and stores. For girls, Melbourne is full of small boutiques for you to go bankrupt
- Check theaters for events. You might find a nice show
- Tour to the "Great Ocean Road"which I recommend it. It's a very must book tour
-Tour to the Phillip island. I didn't go there. It's about getting close to the Aussie wildlife there and see the coastline and watching Penguins parade. I don't know why but I recommend that tour for couples
- Shopping at the DFO "Direct Factory Outlet"

The crazy expensive city. Where to go in Sydney?
- Sydney Tower... emm it's like Kuwait Towers though there you'll see the gorgeous Sydney from above
- Taking photos at the Opera house maybe you wanna book for some interesting shows held there
- Wander around Sydney harbour and Darling harbour maybe having dinner and launch there
- Taronga Zoo. You have to go there early morning otherwise you'll miss there shows
- hop on the ferry to Manly. Great Beach out there if you go there in "their" summer"
- Bondai beach is another beach to consider
- Visit the Blue Mountains. You don't have to book a tour for that. Just use the rail ways to a town called Katoomba then hop on the Bus to the Blue Mountains where you can enjoy the rainforest and the waterfalls
- Visit the royal Botanic garden and see trees and plants around the world there

It's just a small city that's known for their college "UOW" University of Wollongong. I'm socially attached to this city. Most of my friends study there. It doesn't mean you don't want to be there. The places you can go:
- Shopping at the "Crown Street Mall"
- There's a botanical garden next to the college
- Walk along the beach to the Wollongong lighthouse
ummm maybe that's all about Wollongong

ummm... I didn't like that city that much. In my "5 days" experience there's nothing much to discover and the ppl there are Anti-social though. I don't say don't go there. I would recommend some places and some activities
- Walk along Brisbane river
- Shopping at the "queen street mall". I call it the "in the fresh air" Grand Avenues
- Visit South Bank and enjoy the gorgeous footpaths and restaurants there
eh... maybe that's all about Brisbane and I think Brisbane visitors are all end up going back and forth to South bank only. One Australian guy told me not to go the west Brisbane because there are racist aboriginal/Aussie there.

Gold Coast:
This place is where the all fun happens. The list of fun things can go on and on. The best city in Australia an it's all for all. For the guys, girls, single, married, couples, family...
So let's start:
- Going to the theme parks. You have movie world, dream world, wet and wild, sea world, wax museum among many others
- Believe it or not odditorium. A themed gallery with statues of unusual ppl around the world. Walk through the tunnel of illusion. Spoiler: there's a dance spot before the exit :p
- A place called Infinity. It's  like an out of this world maze where you will encounter futuristic halls with lights and mirrors and you'll have to find the doors. tip: it's a great place to dance while wandering around :p
- Dracula Haunted House. It's the same as infinity though it isn't a maze. You just walk through a creepy Dracula themed halls and it's fun
- Dracula Carpet Restaurant. You like having dinner while watching to creepy funny shows with some stand up comedy then this place is yours. I loved their shows more than their food. I laughed my stomach out there. It's a must visit place. tip: Go for the VIP offer. It isn't that expensive for better seats and viewing angle
- Glow worms evening tour with observatory. It's a best selling tour and I enjoyed it twice
- Shopping at the malls. Pacific fair, Oasis mall,Australia fair, Surfers paradise mall. And you can take the bus to a little far city called Robina. there's a mall called Robina Town Center. Though the best place to go shopping is Harbour Town Shopping Center. It's full of outlets so you'll see the lowest price tags there. huh... one can't have enough shopping overseas
- I don't have to mention the Beach part again and again. You don't run out of Beach in Australia. It's a big continent surrounded by Beach anyways
and the list goes on and on for Gold Coast. I'm sure you'll discover more if you go there and go bankrupt :)

May be that's all for me in Australia. So have your adventure
Now Enjoy the photos. Click on them to enjoy the HQ
Note: I'm too lazy to choose the right photos. I didn't check the post thoroughly so mind my English style in this post. I'm just tired

Great Ocean Road

Royal Botanical Garden


Sydney from Taronga Zoo

Melbourne queen street mall

Brisbane South Bank footpath

Brisbane river

Burleigh heads

Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Government House at the Royal botanical garden

Yarra river at Melbourne

Barbour Bridge at Sydney

Taronga zoo entrance

Taronga zoo

Koala at Taronga zoo

Wollongong at night