Paper Work

So after a long hiatus I’ve come back. In this period a lot of things have happened that will be talked about here. I intend to be a lot more disciplined with the blog from now on.

The most important of these is that I got married. I am so happy that I cannot give this joy justice with my writing skills but I will say that I truly got lucky.

This being Kuwait there is a insane amount of paper work to be done, and the video above is a exact representation of what I’ve been going through since that happiest of days.

Rambles

Hey all I thought I needed to write something just so I could get back into the habit of writing. I’ve been neglecting my poor blog lately, for no apparent reason might I add, so I’ve decided to force myself to write today.

  • I’ve changed the look and feel of the blog. I just found this new layout and decided to go with it. Though I don’t like the fact that I can only put my widgets on the top (which as you can see ends up cutting them off prematurely). If anyone knows how to properly use html and wants to hook me up with a solution please contact me. Oh, and let me know if you like this format or the old one.
  • There are a couple of seminar’s coming up to discuss the way in which Kuwait is losing all its freedoms, and its progression to the extreme right. Tonight‘s seminar is titled  Censorship Protects Ignorance. Tomorrow’s will be talking about the new Fatwa from the Awqaf Ministry on the Veil (head scarf) and what the Parliamentary committee deems appropriate behavior for our nation. Like I’ve said many times before we are the only democracy that reduces freedoms instead of increasing them!
  • In my gang there has been a big debate lately about how to move forward in the very important issue of FIFA 10 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. It’s a tough question since both games have their positive and their negatives. Game play, graphics, league set up and many more is being discussed. Now normally you would say let each person pick what ever game they like. However, when you need to play against each other there needs to be consensus for such issue. I’m still not sure which way to go as I havent played either yet. So stay tuned for the important update regarding this pressing issue.
  • There is a new show on HBO that is a lot of fun to watch: Bored to Death. It is very funny. I think we can all relate to wanting something exciting in our mundane lives.
  • Mad Men is amazing!

Well thanks for tuning in. Hope you enjoyed my ramblings today.

Recap of the Past Month

Its been a while folks since I last blogged and a lot has happened since then. I’ve been on twelve different airplanes and visited three different cities. Been through four different time zones during those trips. I’ve seen four movies, a Mexican wrestling (Lucha Vavoom) match, and a performance (Fuerza Bruta). I’ve been to a fantastic wedding in Amman where a very good looking couple got married and everyone was dancing. Had a beautiful day in the Brooklyn waterfront park over looking the entire Manhattan skyline. And so much more.

All these trips have given me time to reflect on my long term future in Kuwait. What is it I wanna do? It’s about time to think of the next step.

Details to follow…

Cupcake Bubble

This is from one of my favorite writers, Gregg Easterbrook.

“Tech start-ups were a bubble, the housing market was a bubble; most likely there’s a gold bubble in progress, and when the gold bubble bursts, everyone will claim to have known it all along! The bubble to worry about is the cupcake bubble: all those fancy cupcake bakeries suddenly in New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco and Seattle, offering $5 cupcakes hard to distinguish from supermarket cupcakes. It’s a bubble: Capital is flowing into the opening of cupcake boutiques because, right now, consumers are willing to pay a premium for a sweet that is inexpensive to bake. As with other bubbles, this one is based on exaggerated claims and assumptions that can’t last. In 2009, for whatever reason, people will stand in line to fork over $5 for a cupcake that masquerades as “red velvet” or “pink lemonade.” Odds people will continue to do this long-term? 0.0 percent. Anyone opening a fancy cupcake bakery is jumping into the downside of a bubble. Don’t say you weren’t warned.”

This article makes me think of how private business in Kuwait seems to go in phases. First it was the advertising agencies. Then is was the fashion designers followed by the burger stores. Now its the Cupcake and baked good fad. i wonder what we’ll see next.

32 years old

So today is my 32 birthday! A year older and still waiting on life to start I guess. This year will be different though. I will begin to live my life instead of waiting for it to happen. All these dreams and ideas in my head will have to become a reality. I will stop settling for this un-fulfilling job that I have and will use the time to either find a real job with a career in view or just finally take the risk and do my own thing. This is the age where risks can be taken as there are no kids to slow me down. Well just the kid inside my head that is! Oh, and its time to really start putting money away.

My fear though is that I will never get to that ultimate dream of working in a professional football club. I need to somehow make tons of money in order to buy a club and live happily ever after. My question is how to get there because getting a job in one of those clubs is very difficult. So basically one of my business ideas that’s bouncing around in my head needs to become the next google.

In general though I live a very happy life. I still feel young, and still have those great looks 😉 I’m in love with a girl that believes in me more than I believe in my self. I have a great family filled with love and talent. So all in all I’m very thankfull for the life I have.

I hope I can make this year the best I’ve lived so far.