[Events] Shadowland’s Premiere Show in Kuwait

November 23, 2013  |  Events

Last Wednesday, November 20th I was invited by the kind people of Event Mania & Local Flavor to attend the premiere preview show of Pilobolus’s Shadowland.  This award winning show presented by an American Modern Dance Company has made Kuwait its first stop in their Middle East tour.

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Going into the show, which was located in the Ice Skating Rink (could we just stop using the Ice Skating Rink as a venue for everything.. It’s cold even if they melt some of the ice and it just isn’t insanely comfortable).  The invite mentioned we would be attending a Premiere show, which I thought meant seeing the entire deal but unfortunately we were just given glimpses into the show by witnessing four small acts.

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[TV Shows] New Shows Receiving Pick Ups & Cancellations

November 20, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, TV

Some of these new show pick ups will come as a shock to others such as “Dads” (which in my opinion should’ve been cancelled a while back) and some might not surprise you such as “The Originals” but it’s news for the most part along with some veteran show renewals and cancellations.  So if you’re a TV Show junkie like I am, then you’ll find the below information quite interesting.

DADS

“DADS” is a new multi-camera comedy about two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.  Starring Seth Green (Family Guy) as Eli and Giovanni Ribisi (My Name is Earl) as Warner who are lifelong best friends and co-founders of Ghost Child Games, a successful video game company. Vanessa Lachey (as Camila) Martin Mull (as Crawford – Warner’s Dad) and Peter Riegert (as David – Eli’s Dad) also star.  I personally found the show offensive sometimes and just too much of a cliche to continue watching but it is a distraction so proceed at your own risk.

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What Makes a Gaming Laptop?

November 19, 2013  |  Guest Writers, Techie

Geeks, gamblers and gamers: get rid of your gear. No, seriously, do it.

If you’re a part of the gaming community who all want the best laptops for what online gaming has to offer, you might want to think about trading in, and upgrading.

There are at least four crucial areas that a highly-functional gaming laptop should perform reliably in — speed, portability, looks, and extra functions. It’s the Usain Bolt-meets Sports Illustrated model-meets MIT geek package deal that all gamers want.

What you choose can depend on what you like more, however. Bigger screens mean less portability. Lots of memory means you’ll need a strong battery life and good memory storage. Because there is no perfect laptop (yet), settling on one laptop that does something really well might mean you sacrifice something else that isn’t as superior.

RazerBlade

Razer Blade 14″ is the World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop

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Short Trip Over, Back in Kuwait

November 19, 2013  |  Travel Log 2013

To say that I’ve been busy these past two weeks or so would be an understatement especially since I actually made use of my time in New York and spent a major part of the day outside walking around in the beautiful weather (visiting my Electronic Shops & Bookstores) catching some movies, meeting up with friends and then coming home to just crash and rest my poor feet.  For the first time in months I am actually so behind in watching all my TV Shows, that I need a vacation to actually do that. (Luckily enough I’m still unemployed so everyday is a vacation!)

Home

Last Saturday, 16th of November was the day my plane landed here in the beautifully humid Kuwait, the moment I stepped out of the airport I realized that I missed the cool weather of New York and how I would get burns on my face because of the cold air blowing in my face all the time hehe.  The best part about the flight coming back home was the fact that Steve Wozniak was on the plane with me!!!! I couldn’t believe it!

Unfortunately I was a bit shy, especially since I always think that being on a plane makes you either 1) grouchy, tired, non-friendly or 2) craving some alone time without weirdos pestering you.  I wanted to say hello but I chose not to because I didn’t want to bother him, and be that pestering fan who wouldn’t get a hint and stop talking and such.  So instead I spent part of the flight asleep and the other part playing games and watching TV Shows.  I thought I could get a chance later on to grab a picture and signature but unfortunately that didn’t happen, but I did end up meeting him 2 days later so more on that in a bit.

Long story short, this last trip to New York was filled with fun and adventure and I had a blast I want to share bits and pieces of it and because I am hibernating at home for a while I guess I might actually get the chance.  I am just such a lazy bum I need to actually write.  So let’s hope it happens.

In the meantime, I’M BACK WITCHES!!! :P

P.S. Jetlagged like a, I don’t know like what but I am jetlagged insanely!

[NYC Fall 2013] Busy-Body in the City

November 5, 2013  |  My Life, Travel Log 2013

Little did I know that the minute I arrived I would want to be out every single minute of the day, and that the minute I would arrive home I would be so exhausted I’d ditch any thought of writing about my day or even watching any of my episodes.  At the moment I am behind by 44 episodes of my shows, that’s not including the ones that aired today (damn I need to multi-task and clear that que out).

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Let’s get back to the trip, to say that it’s been the most fun I’ve had can be an understatement. You see this trip I’m sort of doing it solo, my sister is busy with school and stuff and I’m all alone left to wander this big city.  I have no one nagging me to just finish doing something and leave and I can do whatever I want without any judgement from others.  So far I’ve spent my first full day going to Best Buy (and buying gadgets), having lunch at Max Brenner’s (alone), and walking around the city.  My other days were spent by catching a couple of movies, going to Barnes & Noble, going to all 3 Apple Stores, Build-a-Bear, Toy’s R Us, and Disney (to feed my inner child I swear I didn’t want to leave myself!).

The weather was quite warm when I first arrived and now it’s dropped down to a single digit hehe, which has me wanting to hibernate a bit (because it’s insanely cold to walk with the wind blowing in your face and freezing your bones off) and at the same time wanting to have fun in the city.  I pretty much thought I had everything planned out and ready but as the days go on, I’m not sure what new places to try and have lunch/dinner at, or places to visit.  Maybe I should check out the Empire State Building and so forth.

Well the day is still young and I should stop this blabbering and get moving.  I happen to share all my moves on Instagram so if you’d like to see what it’s like to live vicariously through me, be sure to follow me @Jacqui on Instagram.