Time for New Year Resolutions 2014

January 1, 2014  |  New Year

The first few hours of 2014 have passed by, luckily for me I spent the night away reading a book and couldn’t put it down until I was finished in the early hours of 2014.  That sounds like a promising start if I do say so myself.  Every year at around this time, January 1st I sit down with myself, have a small conversation (a la Smeagel from ‘Lord of the Rings’) and decide what this year’s accomplishments will be.  Before I evaluate last year’s resolutions, I thought to share what I wish for this year.

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So this year I have 4 really important resolutions/wishes that I want to happen.

  1. Be healthy & happier with life! (After last year’s health hiccup I want to avoid that a thousand times!)
  2. Find a new job & make some $$$ :P
  3. Lose weight & actually work on it rather than be too lazy.  (I hope I actually achieve it!)
  4. Make that one wish I’ve had for a few hundred years come true, just that one wish!

As a bonus, I’d like to just add three more tiny ones and those should be achievable without any trouble.

  1. Read even more!
  2. Blog even more and celebrate the 10 years of blogging in style!
  3. ENJOY LIFE TO THE MAX!

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Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

January 1, 2014  |  New Year, Reflections

The time has come to finally bid an adieu to the year 2013 and what a year it was.  It didn’t start off to a good start for me, for one thing I was laid off earlier this year from my previous job, and later on I discovered I was sick and had to undergo surgery to be all better well, I am sort of healthy again so at least there is that.  Not to mention a few downs here and there but I want to refocus my energy on the ups instead.

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Happy New Year 2014!

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Happy Holidays 2013!

December 25, 2013  |  Fun

It’s Christmas time again, so it’s time for me to wish those of you who celebrate Christmas a Merry one! Hope Santa brings you all you’ve asked for.  In the mean time, please enjoy this hilarious Holiday Parody of the popular songs of 2013.

I’ve been good this year, got plenty of goodies so thanks to my real life Santas! :P

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The Day I Met Steve Wozniak in Kuwait

December 15, 2013  |  Apple, Events, Techie

The day I met Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) was a very very special day! Thanks to an invitation by Zain Telecom, I was invited on November 18th to attend a private conference for Zain Staff & Bloggers presented by Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computers.  In this conference we were given another glimpse into the beginnings of Apple and how they started a small business in a garage and it grew to be one of the most successful businesses in this day and age.

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Funny thing though, I was in New York 2 days before the conference and heading back home (the only reason I’ve cut both of my trips to New York short this year was because of the Zain Events really hehe :P) and on my way back I was flying Kuwait Airways.  The moment I stepped on the plane, who do I see right there sitting in First Class, the very first seat?

Steve Wozniak himself!

I was star-struck to say the least and wanted to say Hello, I’m a huge fan but felt a bit shy especially since it’s going to be a long flight and I felt I would be disturbing him and interrupting his personal time.  Hence, I just stayed quiet, found my seat and spent the rest of the flight wondering if I should go up there and say hello, when I finally decided I would I thought I’d see him when we landed at the baggage check-in but something happened and he was whisked away quickly before I got a chance to see him really. But it was one hell of an experience.

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WordPress Releases Version 3.8 – An Insane Change

December 15, 2013  |  Blog News, Techie

Holy Shitzu! WordPress has just released the latest version of its blogging platform, version 3.8 and it has become a RADICAL change! Everything is different, it’s more modern, has a cleaner look, you can customize a bit more stuff and most importantly it should function much better than before.

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I haven’t been more shocked or surprised by a change like this than well when version 3.0 came out I believe.  I am liking it so far.  Also next year’s “IT” theme should be “Twenty-Fourteen”.  I guess this means I should get to cracking on your theme ZDistrict, right? :P

If you haven’t updated be sure to backup your files and then press the update button, nothing bad should happen but in case it should it’s better to be prepared.

Love the Earth, Love Green Gadgets

December 13, 2013  |  Guest Writers, Techie

The US Department of Energy reports the average American household owns 25 consumer electronic devices that are left plugged in and draining energy while not in use. To add to the fire, Americans own billions of electronic products that end up in landfills when used or unwanted, leaching toxins and wasting valuable recyclable materials.

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A good way to stop contributing to e-waste and cut your vampire energy is with green gadgets made from sustainable materials instead of plastic or with new technologies that lower your electricity use while you enjoy your tech toys. If you like your gadgets and have them plugged in all over the house, you might want to compare energy rates for utilities in your area to see if you would do better with a different provider.

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[Events] GulfRun Held its Annual 24HR Karting Endurance Race

December 11, 2013  |  Cars, Events

Last weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time, @GulfRun held it’s annual 24 hour Karting Endurance Race at the newly opened Sirrb Circuit (@Sirbbcircuit).  It began Friday December 6th afternoon at 4pm and ended the following day at 4:30pm.

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To say it was fun is an understatement simply because the newly opened race track and organization this year surpassed my expectations and truly gave you a sense that you were not in Kuwait.  The track had visible areas for the spectators to sit and watch whether they wanted an aerial view of the race or one on the ground and being a friend of the Gulf Run team I was able to enjoy the special accommodations made for us in a VIP area available above the track with the amazing DJ, DJ B who brought back old school Hip Hop & Rap, as well as a special viewing area in the Pit.

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