So Kuwait’s cameras are up and working again with a new law being enforced. I dont feel like testing the new law I have been watching myself while driving. If you are more then 18 kph above the speed limit the camera will go off, and its going off everywhere! So I have been holding myself back, but on the bike I can relax a little bit since there is no front license plate.
But now Im in the states. All the bikes I have been riding are faster then most production cars. And they have some nice roads with civil drivers. Im very tempted to enjoy myself whenever possible. This idea has been bouncing around, since speeding cameras are illegal in Northern California so you only have to watch out for police cars. And when your going a certain speed lots of things seems to become one big blur, you just have to get around it! And your sense pulsing! But the police in the US arent nice, and their bite is worse then their bark!
I have to watch myself! I dont need speeding tickets everywhere I go! Also anyone who is going to travel make sure to pay all your tickets in Kuwait, because if it is more then 100KD they wont let you travel.
To speed or not to speed.. hmm
Hamdy and Eric are the two people who have been riding like crazy with me in and around the Bay Area! The speeds we were going would have resulted in us arriving in jail, but that aside. I love California highways! And a few times we passed the Police going so fast that they couldnt catch up, but we didnt mess around too much we would take the first exit and go to a starbucks and park our bikes in the back while getting something cold to drink and relax for about 20 mins. It worked everytime!
This has been one crazy trip! I got too many stories! And a lot of pictures that I will be posting over the next couple of weeks! Everytime I go to the Bay Area it is never enough! But thats what a vacation is about! Enjoying your time spent! I saw only a few movies! Got to watch a good amount of TV, some good restaurants! A lot of riding! A good amount of shopping for other people! And got to hang out with a lot of good friends so I couldnt be happier! Now back to work!
I saw this movie up on a billboard back when I went through the UK last year. I heard it was good, but I never got around to seeing it. Since I had the DVD for a while I decided to pop it in and watch it. It revolves around two things Football, and Journalism. I have to say that Elijah Wood was the perfect actor, and I got drawn to this movie so much. There is a lot of truth in this movie, and I couldnt recommend it enough. Its a British movie with some American actors, but you get used to the accents. The story is very deep, and keeps developing towards the climax in the end. The story has a nice start and an amazing ending. I completely forgot about my suroundings and felt as if I was being pulled so much into this movie. I felt every emotion in this movie and couldnt get enough of it. There is a lot of fighting involved in this movie, but I still recommend it greatly.
So before I landed, I was sitting next to a very funny person. He was american, but then he turned out to be half-egyptian. But I probably knew more about egypt then he did. But I really knew that he was Egyptian since he had a great sense of humor. So after 10.5 hours sitting next to each other, he tells me that he is a family man and enjoys living where he is. Then after a lot of time has passed by he told me “Never Get Married if You Can!!!”. My mouth hung open for a few seconds, and then I started laughing. He was telling me reasons not to do it, and the benefits. I was laughing, and he also told me he would vouch for me at Immigrations. So now the plane landed and I am getting ready to disembark.
I got into my line which was only 4 meters in length, but took 1 hour to finish, which was killing me at the time. I got asked the standard question, but they started asking me what do I do and who do I work for, and that threw me off. I just answered thinking to myself why I wasnt expecting that question. So I leave immigrations, and I find my bag already on the belt!
Almost done, but the hardest part is about to stop. I get my bags and head over to customs. I know they will want to open everything in my bag because its just my usual luck. I walk to the officer, and then he asks me why Im here and what was I doing. I answered those questions and then he told to head to the exit. Things went smoothly for that day, and I got to my friends place. I got on the R1 and went for a little ride around the area just killing time until people get off work.
Everybody was shocked when seeing that I have arrived, and that I have put on the pounds. I just told them this is a temporary phase. It was good to see some old friends all on one night! I think we saw Robocop 2, Matrix, and Airplane. It was a fun night, and we got in a couple of games of Halo before everyone had to leave.
It was a nice start to a vacation.
I dont think there is much that can top this feeling. After a long day at work, and getting a few things done. Heading over to the barbershop for a cut and a shave. I look forward to some of these days! I go over to the barbershop after work, feeling tired as hell. I called my barber up and asked him time was good so I head over at the specified time. (Dont like being late so Im always on time). Sit down on the chair, and there isnt much direction needed, I’ve been coming to the same guy for the past 9 years and I have always left there happy. These days its pretty simple, shave the head then shave the beard and adjust the goatee. I love that clean feeling after walking out of the barbershop! Seriously I havent found anything that is more relaxing! There have been times where I have fallen asleep on the chair, but then I wake up when I hear the clipper!! hehehe!
Plot Summary: Yugo the Negotiator has never lost a case. He has vowed to complete any mission he undertakes, no matter what. A woman came to him one day asking for him to save her father who was being held hostage by a rebel group trying to overthrow a Middle-Eastern government. Aided by his many contacts, Yugo heads to the Middle East with no idea where to start, but he’ll discover he’s not alone on his mission.
Yugo is a different kind of anime then what you are usually used to. It revolves around the story of the negotiator, and his capabilities. Yugo is a special kind of negotiator, he has a 100% succcess rate, and he accepts missions on certain criteria and money isnt part of it. What is very interesting about this anime, and it got me to follow it is how much Yugo gets involved in the negotiation, and what he does to make sure everything goes smoothly, putting his life on the life is acceptable for the right cause in his mind. Its interesting seeing how he adapts to different cultures and how he gets involved in it. I think this is a good anime to watch, different story, but the dubbing isnt good. I wish they developed the story lines a little better.
So I was supposed to be up in the air by 8:45am German Standard Time, but something crazy happened in the terminal. Nothing dangerous but the funniest thing I have ever seen. I was sitting in the terminal for over 2 hours with only a few people around. Then these security people in red coats telling us to go to the end of th terminal and come back in 20 mins.
I couldnt understand what was going on, but I didnt really care and I just got up and went to the beginning of the terminal. Later on I figured out that the security screening for that Terminal wasnt there until 45 mins before the flight. They want to scan people who were already scanned previously. So there were about three flights that were supposed to leave, and I was lucky to be standing up front, because I refused to go back to the end and acted as if I couldnt understand her English, and she gave up. So when they opened the security line I had the Female German version of Danny DeVito screaming at me in German to do something then she said take your shoes off. I was about to laugh but I held it in. They opened up the bag and did the scan, everything went smoothly. Then another document check at the gate. It was hectic! Too many people in a short amount of time. So hour flight was delayed over two hours!!! Thats a long time!
Now Im posting from plane number 2! I shouldnt get used to this or I would expect this from every plane! I dont think there is any other form of Entertainment needed! I just want to eat and pass out! Its been too freaking long since I had food in my mouth! That breakfast did it for about 1 hours, but now Im starving! I NEED MEAT!
I left my house and got on the plane, landed in frankfurt and now just waiting for my flight to San Francisco.
I usually make a list of things I want to take with me and things I dont want to take. I have been busy as hell and I didnt have enough time to go through all that I wanted, and didnt want. So I kind threw a couple things together hoping that I wouldnt forget.
And as I was talking to my friend in the states, I realized what I forgot. My US cell phone chip! And thats just annoying to forget. There is a solution but its going to take a bit to get down with that.
Frankfurt airport is pretty big, and now this is a mix and match type place. Lots of people, and a lot dont speak english. So I have resorted to sign language when people ask me questions. There are some really nice people, but its difficult trying to answer questions that you dont eve know what they are saying! hehehe! The Germans are nice people, and very precise everything runs like clockwork here. Everything follows something, and they are intense about it. I asked a person where the train was to go to the other terminal and he said “100 meters straight down, then turn right and walk 20 meters, then left 10 meters to the stairs walk up to the top then another 40 meters and the train will be stopping on your left.” And it was an old guy telling me this. I was surprised that I even remembered what he said, and that took some effort, Im wondering what other people might do. I have to say their police and immigration people are very polite.
I spent a good hour looking for a powerplug in the gate my flight was supposed to take off from. I was happy when I found it.
I get in around 12pm in San Francisco going to take a cab from the airport to my friends work to pick up the keys to his place, then head over there and drop off my bags and get some gear. And then get the cab to drop me off at the Yamaha Service Deparment to go pick up the R1 when it finishs its service! Now thats a good start to the day! Hopefully immigrations wont be too rough when I land!
Plot Summary: Ban Mido and Ginji Amano are a recovery duo infamously known as “GetBackers.” Ban possesses two special powers: the “Snake Bite” (his hands have a gripping power of 200kg) and the “Evil Eye” (anyone who looks into his eyes will be locked into a powerful and nightmarish hallucination). Ginji, on the other hand, has the ability to generate thousands of volts of electricity from his body. Together, they run a freelance business of recovering anything lost or stolen from a client – and they claim a 100% success rate at their job.
This is one amazing anime that I didnt get enough of. Ban and Ginji are the best of friends and they are running there recovery service out of a coffee shop that they try to freeload off of. Whats great about this anime, is that every character you meet in this anime has a story which ties into the central theme. And its great how the story keeps going around and what people do. There is a lot seriousness to this anime which you get pulled into, specifically the story line and what happens, because friends become enemies and enemies become allies it all revolves around the matter of business. So its great watching this anime and see all the mini-plots in the main plots! Each character has a different power, and I looked forward to finding that out and how they fight each other! I think its very well done, and an anime which I got pulled into greatly. I didnt get enough of it, even with 10 dvds I felt like I wanted more of this! I really recommend this anime series for those who like a litte fighting with a great story line intertwined with comedy!
Im posting from the plane! This is rediculous! Im even going to test the bandwidth on the plane! I have to say that the people on Luftansa are really nice! The food is pretty good, I passed out for about 4 hours now, and I just woke up to the smell of food.
The Pearl lounge was annoying because the internet connection was barely working! Its working so much better on the damn plane! Seriously! But everything went smoothly no bag restrictions and no problems.
This is the first time I fly Luftanasa and I have to say Im pretty impressed. The chairs take a bit to get used to, they arent like normal chairs where you move it back and forth, and it does that. It works in a flowing kind of way, where the whole thing moves depending on what you want. It takes a bit to get used to it.
There are three Kuwaiti guys behind me who havent stopped talking non-stop for the whole damn flight. Two are friends and one guy introduced himself, and they are all studying in the states, but the funny part is the subjects they are discussing. One guy asks if they put locks on your wheels if you get a parking ticket like in Kuwait. Another guy asks how many “Samrahs” (Music Shindigs) take place a year so everyone gets together and how much does it cost. A lot of discussion went into that one. And they were also discussing about why they should get car insurance, but seriously Im just laughing at some the things they are talking about. The guy next to me has been asleep on and off, and he seems pissed off or something, he’s acting as if he has got a stick up his ass or something. Dont care since Im still doing what I want.
There are two air stewards who remind me of the guys from Die Hard 2, they are blonde clean cut. One guy has a military style haircut and other has a slick hair to the back. They both look extremely fit as if they are ex-military or something. He could be serving me orange juice then kill without being noticed! hehehehe!
Got another until the plane lands, I keep hearing from different people that frankfurt airport is huge. So its going to be interesting! I will keep posting!