Porsche 997 RUF RGT

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This is one beautifully modified Porsche 997, and RUF usually does an amazing job with all its modified Porsches. This 6 speed manual is a monster and goes 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds. I can only imagine how hard it would push you back into the seat. There isnt a price tag for this vehicle yet but assume its going to cost a pretty penny, and it also has a built-in roll cage. You can’t really ask for more from this vehicle, its a great vehicle in the first place, but RUF makes it even better.

Link: Serious Wheels

Personel Satisfaction

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Some labor laws in Kuwait are just rediculous!

Kids should learn responsibility, there should be laws protecting them from working too much but give them a chance to earn their own money and learn the value of it. Even low pay can help them learn the value of things instead of sitting at home and not having anything to do.

These kids running around in the streets could learn the tools they need to move forward if they had a chance to work. I remember the first time I had a chance to work in the US my first pay check felt like a million bucks, I was on top of the world that day and I wanted to do something rediculous so I invited all my friends out to dinner. I couldnt have been happier since I earned it. Even when I was in Kuwait I used to do part time jobs for the family while I was a kid and that 40KD meant that I could buy at least 10 Sega Games from the place in Salmiiya a while back.
All Im saying is that the kids I see these days have nothing to do and they are turning into brats because of it. If you teach them to get on their own to feet then they will have this inclination to work and become productive. When I see friends who work after classes going to Best Buy to do the night shift, working part-time as a waiter, temp secretary, or any other job you give them the real oppurtunity to work in the real world.

I know there are a few places that allow kids to work in the summer, but when Im talking about is kids who want to work part time after school. What about families who depend on their children to work because they dont have the complete ability to keep the family afloat. I am talking about working in a real enviroment not the child labor abuse that you see in the Kuwait traffic intersections.

I have the deepest respect for a friend of mine who kept his family afloat while they were going through hard times and still working on his sport medical degree. His major is difficult and he worked many hours, and there is not enough I could say about this person except that he has my deepest respect.

James Bond Ultimate Collection

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This is probably the best collection of James Bond Movies that I have seen. There was a box set that came out a while back with all them in it, but this is just too enticing Im going to have to get it. You have to buy each one seperatly but the set all together looks so great. I have a set that I got from hawally which honestly doesn’t look too bad but I think that having the original is a must and this got me going again. This is a must for James Bond fans!

Link: UnCrate

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Review: The Guardian

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I had a feeling this movie was going to be good, but I wasnt completely sure. Kevin Costner has had a few misses the past couple of movies and I wasn’t sure about Ashton Kutcher in this movie, but I have to say that I was pleasently surprised. A few people kept recommending this movie to me and I have to say that its a pretty good movie about Costner being the Veteran Coast Guard and Kutcher being the new hot shot in the Coast Guard. It is all about what people go through in this line of work and the relationships they form. In kuwait there were only a few cut scenes but it didnt have a bad affect on the movie. You get pulled into the story and you will really like the characters.

Link: IMDB

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Heart Attack Grill

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Double Bypass Burger

Taste … Worth Dying For!

There isnt much I can say about this place, some people will compare it to Hooters but the only decent thing there are the Wings. This place seems to genuinely have good burgers and some interesting waitresses to add to that. Its funny that this place is causing a stir, but I think this would be the most successful restaurant in Kuwait. Forget about the lines for Krispy Kreme, this place would need the riot police station outside. Some will love and some will hate it, I dont care as long as the burgers are good. The funny part is that they really have their own comic strip on the website.
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Link: Heart Attack Grill

Vista… maybe

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I have a computer right now which doesn’t have a hard drive or cpu but I have the ram, motherboard and case. I would add those at later point for the testing I want to do.

I wont lie Im really curious to try out Windows Vista, I want to see how it works, what are the steps to installing it, what are the new features, and a whole list of questions and thoughts.

The one issue Im really having is choosing which package to go with, I am for sure avoiding Vista Home because they probably rigged it so that you dont have all the options to make all the tweaks you want.

With XP you have Home or Pro, and you have a clear idea of what the capabilities of each are. I avoid using Home at all costs because I know its limitations. But the problems Im facing is that I dont know what are the lacking options of each Vista package even though Im really curious to try it. I like messing with the network settings, the resources, startup configuration, device management, and a few other random things but I dont know how they will restrict it in the other Vista packages.

Social Networking?

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Social Networking has been an insane craze over the past 4 years, it really heated up over the past couple of years. The one that got really big because it was the first was MySpace, and it has a huge following in North America. And then other ones started coming out like hi5, Facebook, and LiveSpaces. The one that seems to be all over Kuwait is hi5 and I really have no clue why it has spread insanely.

Personally Im not much for the social networking because in Kuwait its a pretty small community, and I think blogs are a lot more useful in conveying opinions, information, entertainment, and news. I think that hi5 and MySpace aren’t as socially connecting as something like Facebook. I think Facebook is more professional regarding how people connect and they know each other, but the other two you just simply keep adding people. When I see somebody have 300+plus friends I think thats a little rediculous. I’m not even really sure how some of these social networking websites work, but I keep seeing friends who do use it. I still haven’t seen anyone use LiveSpaces, but they had a late entry into this game.

It does have some of its uses though, which connect people who haven’t seen each other in a long time. I keep hearing about long lost friends meeting up again and that in itself is a fantastic thing. For myself I dont think I would be joining any of these websites anytime soon.

Molton Brown

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There was a Molton Brown craze in Kuwait a few years back, I dont know how it exactly it came about, but damn I love the smell of the Molton Brown soap. I remember the first time I tried it was on the British Airways flight and I know that helped spread the name of Molton Brown like wild fire.

The funny part is during that period they immediatly opened a store in Kuwait which closed after sometime, I wasnt aware how long it took, and I didnt know why it wasnt succesful here since lots of people really like it. I was in the states at the time and you had to order from the UK to get the product so I used to order the soap just to wash my hands with. It was clean and it smelt so damn nice. They also had a really nice aftershave cream, some people like Nivea and I like it too but the Molton Brown was a little different and felt good. I dont even know if they sell Molton Brown anywhere in Kuwait, but I will be asking someone to pick some up for me from London if they are stopping by anytime soon in London.
Link: Molton Brown

Hard Start

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These past couple of mornings its been hard as hell to get up. Its nice and chilly outside, and it has been pretty cloudy. I know I need some more sleep but still I feel like Im dragging myself out of bed these days just to make sure I got to work. And those hot showers arent completely waking me up in the morning these days, I still feel tired after the shower.

You know you have that feeling when its going to be a long day at work the next couple of days!

Daytona 675 Wins IBOTY

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Triumph went back to the drawing board when they were developing every piece of this beautiful motorcycle. And the Daytona 675 won the International Bike of the Year award and its well deserved.
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I love my Daytona 675 it has so much low end torque and the handling on the Daytona is amazing it flicks left to right without any effort. It also has an amazing look to it and it stands out from all others.

And more pics of my Datyona 675 can be seen on flickr!

Link: Gizmag