Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sharp Festival "Koten"

I was invited by Q8Rain, our fellow blogger to attend the Koten Festival by sharp. organized by Best (Alyousefi Electronics)

I got there a little bit late, got to meet few bloggers :)

I am a fan of technology and electronics, as I spend more on gadgets than clothes and accessories. So it was a good chance for me to go there and indulge myself with some of the latest in technology.

I was happy to see a lot of cameras and equipment for photographers. 

The good thing is that they offer almost all the brands under one roof, which is very easy to compare between cameras rather than going back and forth between different stores and dealers.

Land line phones! do you use  these anymore ?

Big variety of plasmas and LCDs.

The regional Marketing Director was there to support the event :)
she helped us in explaining some of the new stuff introduced for the first time. since this is the first time to have the Koten Festival in the gulf region.

Music instruments for kids!
My BB was there just to show the size :P
Loved it!

My lovely hand holding BB and iPhone just to show you how slim id their new TVs.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Women Answers..

HE: I'm a photographer I've been looking for a face like yours!
SHE: I'm a plastic surgeon. I've been looking for a face like yours

HE: May I have the pleasure of this dance?
SHE: No, I'd like to have some pleasure too !

HE: How did you get to be so beautiful?
SHE: I must have been given your share !

HE: Will you come out with me this Saturday?
SHE: Sorry! I'm having a headache this weekend !

HE: Go on, don't be shy. Ask me out!
SHE: Okay, get out!

HE: I think I could make you very happy.
SHE: Why? Are you leaving?

HE: What would you say if I asked u to marry me?
SHE: Nothing. I can't talk and laugh at the same time!

HE: Can I have your name?
SHE: Why, don't you already have one?

HE: Shall we go and see a film?
SHE: I've already seen it!

HE: Do you think it was fate that brought us together?
SHE: Nah, it was plain bad luck !

HE: Where have you been all my life?
SHE: Hiding from you.

HE: Haven't I seen you someplace before?
SHE: Yes, that's why I don't go there anymore.

HE: Is this seat empty?
SHE: Yes, and this one will be if you sit down .

HE: So, what do you do for a living?
SHE: I'm a female impersonator.

HE: Hey baby, what's your sign?
SHE: Do not enter.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Porsche owner turns long driveway into racetrack

I don't want money, I don't want fame. I just need his house.

In Kuwait, Baladeya will come and remove your track because in Kuwait you're not allowed to have a pool! a tree or a fountain in front of your house! so a track will make them go crazy of course.

I really was having fun watching this video so many times. thinking to buy a farm and do it!


Finally a car I Like - BMW 1M

Finally I can call a car "Approved"
This car was made by the same guys who made the E39 M5 and E30 M3

And finally when I liked the car, rumors are spreading that BMW will not make the car for the upcoming years. I will try to find a good deal and buy one.

Cars that comes only with a manual transmission are for men. Although the new double clutch transmissions are good to drive and fast. but I just prefer manual.

Will talk more about it when the time comes.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

121-foot Mega Yacht with Racing livery

I love the spirit of the owner of this Yacht!

He chose to paint the yacht in racing livery like the Gulf Livery on the old racing cars such as the great Porsche 917 and since that Porsche, every brand were copying the logo and using it to sell more. Like the Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf edition.

I am not sure if this lady will come and polish your Yacht!


Miss Farah on TV!

Our dear fellow blogger Miss Farah  appeared on MTV Lebanon, to talk about her experiences in teaching kids some techniques of relaxing.

They refer to her blog and it is another victory in the history of blogging. Good job Miss Farah :)


Ken Block Gymkhana, tilt-shift edition

I have seen so many Ken Block vids in the past and I am amazed by the way he drives.

And now he combined driving with Tilt-shift lenses.
check this video!

I am so in love with the lens, but still can't decide on buying one since it is expensive and has limited usaes. not for everyday use.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Dewaneya Vs. Mobiles

In our dewaneya, we get the latest always when it come to technology.
This picture was taken in Oct. 2009.
we were 15 people with 34 mobile, and a pager.
You can see the blackberry was dominating back then and only one iPhone 3G. few Nokias.

July 2011,
12 people with 23 device.
You can see the iPhone is dominating now, with some blackberries still there. and one Samsung Galaxy S II.

I will take a picture in two years from now, and probably it'll have iPhone 7!!!
Galaxy Tough III
And HTC Seduction S ?


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kuwait is the 14th richest country in The world

Don't ask what I was doing to reach that report, but I just saw it!

Enough with those people asking for more money and incentives for doing nothing at all. I have asked lots and lots of people what are they doing with the salary increase if they got it?

Every single answer was "Accessories" 
So shut up!

I did not knew what GDP before, or I remember it from highschool. but that just the definition for geeks.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Coolest World Record in a C63 AMG

This the coolest and best record I have ever seen, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Managed to do a 2.3 KM on a drift course. Entering Genies Book of Records.


What a record apart from the recently Bently On Ice top speed record.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Ford Mustang GT500 Shoot

I was in Dewaneya when I got a call from a friend telling me that his little brother got a Shelby!

And he said that he will bring the car to me to take a look!
YEA! why not!

So they came in, we sat for a while, had home made beryani (Shrimp).
Then some tea..
waited for the guys to start the cards game so we can be free to go.

We just went around driving slowly everywhere to find locations for shooting. Not what I was hoping for. but we will go another time for sure.

Nothing to tell about a test drive or anything. so just wait tell the summer ends :)

Enjoy the pictures ;)


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eminem sues Audi

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Eminem doesn't agree as his publisher, Eight Mile Style, has filed a cease-and-desist against Audi.

According to the suit, filed in a regional Hamburg court, Audi illegally used Eminem's "Lose yourself" song in a promotional video for the A6 Avant. As such, the rapper is seeking damages and a court order that prevents the automaker from continuing to use his music.

I support him 100%

Be creative!

I really loved this video and I thought I should share it, Tell me how many of those 29 you're doing ?



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lada vs. VW Golf

The first guy is so dumb to advertise just how tough the doors are!
The VW Golf won Car Of The Year many times as the best small/hatchback. But this guy has no idea about anything at all!

These other fellows in Russia I believe are making fun of him just like "Charlie bit me" video

Cool :P

Monday, July 4, 2011

Porsche GT3 RS MK II Track test

Here is The Stig doing what he was created to do. Testing cars

I was so blessed to have two of my friends to buy the new GT3 RS mk II or as they call it 997.2
It is the second generation Porsche GT3 RS from the 997 range.

It is said to be the best car Porsche ever made for a track use and also can be used for grocery.

Some of the differences from the 997.1 GT3 RS

More power (14BHP more)
RSR Front suspension
Titanium Components (Exhaust)
Wider front track
String door pulls
Shorter gear ratio
almost 12000 kd extra on the original GT3

For some people this is the same car they used to look at, but for the Stigs, this is a different beast.
So we traveled to Bahrain to test our cars in the Track. And this guy insisted that I take a spin in his Porsche. 

It was the first time for me to drive the GT3 RS ever, and the first time to drive on the inner circuit, which is the new part of the circuit where it has more curves and shorter straights.

So I took the car for a warm up lap, test the gears and take up the tires to their optimal temperature for a better grip. I got to know the track also during this lap.

So, Out of the pits, a bit nervous, it is not my car. and I am driving with people I don't know in a track i have never explore. for the first time ever.

The only comfort I had is that I was stranded with a 5 point seat harness.
Traction Control On.
Suspension set up to Sport.

And here we go.

The gear has a very firm, short shifter and it feels so precise. and the clutch travel was weighted and not heavy as I was expecting. and the gear lever goes exactly where you wanted to be.

I was having so much fun turning left and right to warm up the tire. it feels like Formula 1.
I got to know the track, so in the last straight I kicked the throttle to the floor. And booom! I love normally aspirated engines.

Hard on the brake, Turn in hard and accelerate again.. You can easily measure how much throttle you're using and when to back up. 

In any curve, with the tires hot to the max, you just turn the wheel and the car will go directly in the same line you have in mind. the steering is so accurate, and it transfers so much data int your palms reading every stone and giving you so much info on how the car is reacting. 

The picture below : After one of the main hairpins, comes a 400 meter straight. In the GT3 I was coming out in 2nd and the Lambo was in first.
The Porsche is not the type of car to do well in a straight line as a car has double the cylinders and almost double the capacity.

but it was a win situation for me to keep accelerating next to him, because the GT3 has some advantages. it is super light weight car. which means I can brake so much later, and that's what I did as you can see in the last frame.

Click on the picture to enlarge

After few laps, The car messed my life. I don't think I am going to drive another car with the same level of involvement and temperament. The car has some racing characteristics that other more-powerful cars got.

Verdict : The car is a the fastest theme park on wheels. everything feels alive and agile. 
No need for being scared of the overheating brakes and understeer! 

It was made by Porsche Racing team for those who appreciate driving. 


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Idiot of the year

I was really laughing at work when I saw this guy

This marshal was trying to cross the track at an F1 show event in Japan when he realized Sebastien Buemi's Red Bull F1 show car was coming right at him and his only option was to jump over the F1 racer. What a dumb idea!

Unfortunately, the man was able to walk away from this incident in fine shape which took place during the Red Bull F1 Exhibition in Japan.


Social Media Day - Kuwait Bloggers

The last day of June.. the 30th is the Social Media Day around the world.
Me, Omarker and His from His&Hers Blog were high in a coffee shop and thought in the middle of the smoke! why don't we all gather in that day?

With no sponsor, From a blogger to another :)

In short, we did. It took us few days to prepare and manage calling the people we need. His did the chunk part of the communication. Omarker did the design and everything you saw. I did nothing at all but blessing the event :P

This picture is stolen from FroyoNation
It shows everyone.. Almost!

The rest of the pictures are stolen from Landeni :P
We started off with Omarker welcoming everyone and kicking off something more than just a two hours meeting. What he started is the begging of a reveloution of a new Era! Bloggers Union Q8.

Then Mr.Abdulrazzaq Al-Mutawa from Ghalia. who welcomed everyone, and supported us with the location and logistics.

I will Skip this guy! :P

His from His&Hers explaining some points about some super posts, the art of a headline and introduced the Kuwait Reddit Team

Saud Al-Khatib, A Redditor, A great graphic designer and a photographer.. He explained more to us about Reddit and how did their meeting picture made it to the top front page.

We would Also love to thank LADUREE for the great Macaroons they sent. It was a great gesture when they knew about the event, and wanted just to make sure everyone gets enough dose of high quality sweets.

Many Thanks to Mr. Fahad Al-Arbash And Miss Mariam for their great support in this event :)
They definitely have the best Macaroons in Kuwait.

26 bites, were eaten by monsters in the Diwaneya the next day!

A Model rather than a sweet!

And would also like to thank Zain for sending us gift bag full of goodies which was also stolen in the Diwaneya.

Zain was one of many companies who offered sponsorship, but we wanted to keep it this way.