The TV Shows

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The summer shows are always light and fun, some actions, some sci fi, a little thriller, a great combination of shows for the summer. The only one I’m watching that isn’t part of the summer line up is Spartacus which is drawing me but not as a good as I expected, enjoying the action the graphics are a little over the top and not enough story to bite into. But the rest are the usual great shows, I just can’t get enough of Eureka, Royal Pains, and Lie to Me.

The Shows

  • Lie to Me
  • White Collar
  • Eureka
  • Spartacus
  • Royal Pains
  • Warehouse 13

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Review: Justified

Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a 19th century-style but modern-day officer, who enforces his brand of justice which puts a target on his back with criminals and puts him at odds with his bosses in the U.S. Marshals Service. As a result of his having eagerly shot a Miami fugitive in a “justified” shooting in his South Florida assignment, he gets reassigned to the district covering his rural Eastern Kentucky mining hometown of Harlan County.

Timothy Olyphant carries a certain type of character, and perfects the bad ass modern cowboy, shooting first and asking questions later. The show revolves around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens who gets reassinged to his home town filled with hillbillies and are more criminally inclined, and his type of justice works perfectly. A simple story that is easy to understand, and gets complex enough to keep things interesting. Right of the bat its action packed with the special type of humor thrown into the mix, a fun show and I’m looking forward to season 2.

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مبارك عليكم الشهر

Ramadan is officially upon us, I for one love Ramadan, you get to see a lot of family and a lot of good food. It seems we have a lot of hot Ramadans to look forward to over the next 5 years at least. Whats not surprising is that a lot of people are spending their Ramadans outside of Kuwait since they still have family vacation, a good amount of people are back, you can tell from the traffic but still some people are out of town. I hope everyone enjoys their Ramadan with their family and friends and many more to come.

The Little Island

Just before Ramadan we decided to spend the last weekend completely at the shalaih, having fun and relaxing watching tv and swimming. I piled up all the shows I had as well as a few movies that I wanted to see, some good, some crappy, and some just plain funny. The last few weeks have been good since we haven’t had too many dust storms making the water better and better to go swimming and enjoying all forms of water sports.

We got all our energy out on Friday, I think I have more parts hurting me now then when I did when after the gym. We were on a SportsStuff Bandwagon which really beat the hell out of us, because we tried holding on as much as we can and when you fall off its a hell of a fall. So the next day we decided to go to the little Island called Al Halah just at the tip of Mina Al Zour. We took the bought with about four jet skis following us, they kept jumping on the wave made by the boat. When we got there the water was crystal clear and a few people were already there, it was amazingly relaxing. We stayed there for a good hour and a half before heading back, the water was a bit on the warm side but we would get a nice cool under current every once in a while. It was the perfect weekend, water by day, and couch by night.


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Tickets & Travel

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Recently I have had to take a few quick business trip usually day trips or overnight, and the tickets are about 30-40% more expensive then that was a few months ago. Everyone is traveling, I love that the streets of Kuwait a really empty and you can drive to places without being stuck in traffic for 20 mins. But the prices are ridiculous, all plane prices are up, with British Airways leading the way, Emirates is pretty damn expensive too, even Jazeera raised their prices. Its funny I just had to take a quick trip to Amman and Jazeera’s business class was just as expensive as Wataniya’s Business Class when Jazeera’s business is just a regular economy class with an extra seat next to you. Wataniya’s prices are up too, booking short notice is not the best idea, but at least it wasn’t too damaging. And now from the last few weeks of July to the first two weeks of August its almost impossible to find tickets back to Kuwait, everyone left for summer and they are trying to squeeze as much vacation as possible before coming back for Ramadan. Its going to get packed as soon as everyone is back.

Follow Up on TV Shows

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The Whole Season:

  • Justified – This is turning out to be an action packed US Marshalls/Cowboy show with Timothy Olyphant as the hot headed US Marshall, lots of fun
  • The Good Wife – A wife of a jailed State Prosecutor joins a law firm as a junior associate so that she can provide for her family while dealing with her husband’s scandal, a surprisingly good show, this one was unexpected

Whats Started Now:

  • Eureka – The show is back on at last, I can’t wait
  • Warehosue 13 – Season 2 has just begun and its looking good
  • True Blood – I haven’t watched it yet, but I keep reading good reviews so I’m going to watch all the episodes one shot next week
  • Royal Pains – The great summer show is back and its just as good, Hank is back

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Dance Playlist – 07/10

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I’m a big fan of dance and lounge music, I always try to get a good mix together for long drives or just listening to while staying at home. This the last few songs I have managed to get together, the problem is that sometimes you hear them but they aren’t released yet for sale and are hard to find, but always some good songs.

0710 Playlist:

  • Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets (Haji & Emanuel Remix)
  • Late Night Alumni – Finally Found You (Max Vangeli Dub Mix)
  • Lawrence – In My Head (A.R. Remix)
  • Samantha – U-Turn (Giuseppe D. Tune~Adiks Mix)
  • Jason Derulo – In My Head (Wideboys Club Mix)
  • Hyper Cursh – Keep Up (Tony Arzadon Remix)
  • David Guetta – Time
  • David Guetta ft. Kid Kudi – Memories
  • Rihanna ft. Demarco – Rudeboy (Remix)
  • 3OH3! ft. Kate Perry – Starstrukk
  • Morgan Page – Strange Condition (Inpetto Radio Edit)
  • M’Black – Heartbreak (Radio Edit)
  • Calvin Harris – You Used to Hold Me
  • Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love (Extended Mix)
  • Train – Hey, Soul Sister(Karmatronic Radio Edit)
  • Charice – Pyramid (Dave Aude Club)
  • J Brazil – Girl I’m Tryin (Play & Win Remix)
  • Inna – Don’t Let The Music Die
  • Romain Curtis & Seamus Haji – I’ve Been Looking (Seamus Haji Vocal Mix)
  • Delerium – Dust In Gravity (Sultan & Ned Shepard Radio Edit)
  • Noel G. – Can’t Stop (Carefree Club Mix)
  • Madonna – Human Nature(Live)
  • Black Eyed Peas – Rock That Body
  • BT – Suddenly (Cicada Mix)

Summer TV is Here!

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  • Eureka – The great scifi show is back, with Sheriff Carter and the whole town
  • Warehouse 13 – Artie and all their crazy artifacts going nuts in the warehouse
  • Burn Notice – The show is backa at season 4 and its so much fun for the summer
  • Royal Pains – The doctor of the hamptons is back, they left us hanging last season so I wonder what where they are going to take it
  • Entourage – It keeps going and going! lol! Still haven’t watched it!

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Kubbar For A Swim

Got walk up just before noon, and someone on the other saying we are heading out on the boat, get up, get up. I slept late catching up on some episodes and relaxing the night before planning to sleep in a bit, and the weather forecast was to be a dusty day, but they were so wrong. I jumped in the shower and changed into my swimsuit and headed straight to Koot. Food check, Drinks Check, iPod Check, Everyone onboard check,

Around 1:30 pm we headed out of the Port heading towards Kubbar at full speed, a few things went flying as usual but it was a very comfortable ride. It was a bit windy but the waters are always calm around Kubbar Island. Its been a while since I went to Kubbar Island so I was really forward to it, the water is always nice around there, and this time we brought a few floating toys to use while in the water. Music blasting, Ceasers tiny pizzas and some drinks made for a very quick ride. We passed by a few oil and natural gas tankers on the way there, those things are huge, I mean bigger then buildings, we are tiny right next to them and this isn’t a small bought, it really is a moving island.

20-25 mins and we got to Kubbar Island, luckily there were no more then 20 boats parked around the island and everyone stretched comfortable apart. Some people on the island bbqing, some people swimming, some people snorkeling, and the best part is the amazingly cool water. Being in the sun when we stop is a bit hot so we jumped right into the water, it was amazing, the sensation was fantastic. I always jump right in, sinking into the water, enveloped by this cool and shocking feeling, its refreshing. I know I’m out of shape because I can swim for a little while and when I’m out of breath I just float, but it feels good to move.

We saw a few friends there and we were having a blast. The Kuwait Coast Guard passes by every once in a while but they don’t seem to be bothering anyone. I got in a dingy and started the engine after almost pulling my arm trying to start the damn engine, and as soon as I got it start two of us went for a stroll around the parked boats. At full throttle that dingy is slower then a turtle but still a lot of fun, and when we were two heavy guys the diny was taking in some water so we had to be careful. The water was perfect, it was so much fun to get out and a complete change.


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Night Ride @ 38C

It has been too long since I have taken a ride out at any point in time, the heat came with those sand storms and very strange weather. It made riding nearly impossible with zero visibility, and lucky for me I came back to the perfect weather, or the beginning of it at least. I can’t believe how nice the weather is early in the morning or after sunset. I came back from work a little annoyed with a few things on my plate and I decided to get a shave and take a ride to unwind.

Before taking my impromptu trip I called up TriStar and asked them to service all the machines, after I took off they came a few days later took the KTM RC8, Ducati 1098s, and BMW K1200R for a full service and check up. They changed the from discs and pads on the RC8 under warranty, they changed the rear tire of the K1200R, changed the oil and filters of all the machines, they changed the battery of the RC8 and 1098s, the chains were adjusted, cleaned and oiled. All three machines were run on the dyno to test it out. Got them all ready for riding season.

I changed from my dishdasha to my riding gear, and damn that felt really good, I’m just a little over weight and that requires adjustment. I had my playlist ready with music topped up on my iPod Nano. And I took off to Salmiya and later on drove down the GulfRoad to Miseela and then back home. It was just the perfect ride, I was in sync with my machine but I have to get my skills back up to par, I felt something was a little off with me and not the Ducati. I need to regain my sense of balance with this machine, I was one very happy rider, I caught myself a few times smiling while riding and listening to the music. The cool breeze was perfect even with the engine boiling my leg a little bit, these Italians knew what they were doing when they built this machine, so much passion, I felt like it was an animal that is happy to be out of its cage. I’m really happy that the weather is cooling down earlier this year, I will be doing some late night or early morning riding for the next couple of weeks, damn I missed riding.

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