Monday, 29 December 2008

Save Gaza

it's really horrible and sad. What happened in Ghaza 2 days ago.

i wish i can express my feelings in words, but i cant.

i have all those deep feelings of sarrow, seeing all these innocent people dead.

Allah be with them, and may he take revenge from the Evil.

Going to leave you with the design below (not by me), please spread it around.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Eid Mubarak =D

Damn im late!!!!

kil 3am oo el jamee3 b5air, Eid Mubarak to all =D

i've been speaking to many of my friends before Eid, and to most of them, it's boring or it's good as few days off xD

Eid spirit has dropped over the years, but im glad my family still keep the same tridtions from the old days, Eid is still the "Day of the year" to us =D

we spend the 1st day at our Grani house, and people visit us, then we have lunch.

at night it's Cuzn's night out, this is when 12+ of us gather and decide to have dinner at some place (which is difficult always, hard to find a table for 12 guys xD)

2nd day is picnic/BBQ day, we pick a place to have our lunch with our families, sometimes it's my Uncle's farm, and sometimes it's in a mountain/valley.

3rd Day is Nizwa Day!! or more likely, Shwa Day!!! we all LOVE the lunch made in Nizwa, that's the main reason to go there, we usually visit relatives, have lunch, go to the Suq, then head Back to Muscat.

That's our usuall Eid schedual, we've been doing the same thing for more than 15 yrs now =)

(BTW, the images displayed show: 3rd day, 2nd, and finally 1st xD)

end of blog entry



was away for a while, i usually stay kinda away from the net during Eid..

I’ll be showering my blog with sooooooo many entries in the next few days, just sit, wait, and you will witness!!!!

end of blog entry...

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Busy bee

so the last week of work before graduation was a REALLY busy week.

i got a call from the company's CEO on friday night, telling me that an urgent Project analysis must be done, like, NOW!!!

i didnt mind, these are the stuff that i can do since im still not married and not comitted to anything...

so i went to the office, at 9 pm, friday night, and started working....

i got a little bit tired, so went home, to complete the work,..

and imagine this, i slep on my laptop xD

i woke up at fajr, saw 2 miss calls from the CEO.

i sent him a msg with the updates, ate a light meal before athan el fajr (was gonna fast), had a shower, then went to the office to finish up my work ;)

the analysis was needed at 11 am, and alhamdulilah i finished it at 10 am ;)

at 5.30 pm, i was having my Iftar in the company's kitchen, and the CEO walks in, this convo took place:

- CEO: Amarant!!! where have you been? i've been searching for you all over the place!
- Me: im fasting, and maghrib athan will start in few mins.
- CEO: oh ok, i just wanted to come and say: Congratulations! (taps me in the back), you have done a world-class work yesterday and today!!! keep it up!
- Thank you Sir ;)

all that hard work n not sleeping well and taking time from my weekend, were worth those few recognition words ;)

end of blog entry ....

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Last mod, need a break.

for the past couple of months, i've been pampring my baby bimmer: Roxy.

i spent quite a good amount on her and she went into some serious changes.

I think it's time for a break, no more modifications, i want to enjoy the car with this looks for a while, till the "Mod bug" stings again ;)

last mod i've done, were my H&R TRAK+ wheels spacers, those are designed to push the rear wheels a little bit outside the body, to give the car a Wide/Mean look. (check the pic, the wheels are SLIGHTLY out of the body).

it might not be noticeble to most people, but it is to me, my cousins, and friends.

i must say: my 2 favorite letters for the last couple of months were: H&R.

Thanks to:
- Redline motor works

and special thanks to my bro: Mike, for ordering the spacers.

Time for a photoshoot!!!

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Monday, 3 November 2008

the Devil holds a remote

Story happened few days ago.

My Young sis praciticed her favorite hobby: Spilling stuff.

she spilled some juice on the table, remote controller, and on the floor.

we tried to minimize the damage as much as we could, and we dried everyhing out.

few moments later, the remote started working on its own!!!!

and guess what?? the remote was pressing the number "6" frequently!

it kept changing channels between: 6, 66 and 666 :-

No other button would work, and we cant stop the 6 from being "pressed by Satan"

ok so this is silly, it's just some spilled juice that messed up the electrical circuit.

but if i were in a superstecious Family, we would've probably burnt the remote =)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Enemies as partners

this also car material, but interesting and understandable to everyone =P

Sooooooooooooo all the news these days are about Big Mergers, aquisitions, joint ventures between Auto Giants...

im not very updated with these news as i look at the cars more than the corporations...

but it's really interesting, how can the biggest enemies, be partners,,,, business world is such a tough world that forces long-time Rivals to be friends (or let's keep it as partners)

- GM and Chrysler!!! what a shock, i've never seen a single car released from one of these 2 companies, that didnt have a competitor from the other, now there are some Rumors that they might work together.

- BMW and Mercedes: now this shocked me even more!!! Being a BMW fan, never thought that they would think of partnering with Mercedes!!!

When the Rumor was 1st out, everyone expected BMW to use Mercedes's big V12 engines, and Mercedes to use BMW's mini engines....
But the 1st sign was kinda different, BMW is gonna give Mercedes it's newly Devloped V12 to use (for which car? i dont know)

i must say that this time is business time, and you have to do what you need to do to survive.

bottom line: i still think each car will have its own charecter, even if it uses engine, base, transmission from another company...
That's why i care about the cars, not the corporations ;)

End of Blog entry

The beast Unleashed!!!! (cars freaks stuff)

Me and My bro went to Dubai last week for 2 reasons:
- Gitex (total dissapointment, wont talk about it)

- Upgrade my Bro's car into Stage 2, by T.A.M auto engineering (REVO dealers)

the T.bunny used to give around 12 psi in boost before the tune, now it gives around 22 psi!!!!


when he floores it, my head hits the headrest from the pull!!!

i like how he planned his project very well, he installed the downpipe and CAI first, then went straight to stage 2 (cool!)

car is getting better and better everyday...

Watch out for a candy white GTI on the streets!

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Comedy at the office

this happened yesterday, October 26th, 2008 at the office, it was more like a comedy series scene xD

- Me
- Kaza: co-worker
- Marry: co-worker
- Alya: co-worker
- Fiona: new secretary just joined (that everybody hates lol)



we were gathering at Kaza's office, having some falafel sandwitches she brought from Birut restaurant (very yummy)

each one had his sandwitch, and Marry had an extra sandwitch not eaten.

Fiona walks in, and this convo happens:

- Fiona: heeeey guys, what are you having for lunch??

- Kaza: those are falafel sandwishes -__-

- Fiona: what's falafel??

- Kaza: ????? dunno what's it called in english. -__-

- Fiona: lemme see it,,,,,,,,,,,, oh that looks really nice, is the restaurant near by??

- Alya: nah it's kinda far, and traffic is too much.

- Fiona: ohhhh that's too bad, im really hungry and this looks nice (hint hint), then i guess im gonna have it tomorrow.

(everyone looks at each other)

- Marry: take this extra one, i dont need it.

- Fiona: naaaah i cant do that, it's your lunch.

- Kaza: no no take it, it's ok, Marry needs to loose weight anyway =p

- Fiona: nah it's ok i'll have something from subway.

- Kaza: nooooo take it take it, seriously it's ok, Marry had her 1st sandwich.

- Fiona: sure??

- Kaza+Marry+Alya: yaaaah sure, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT!!! TAKE IT !!!

- Fiona: thaaanks guys i owe you wallah.

- Kaza+Marry+Alya: naaah it's nothing ^_^

(Fiona takes the sandwitch and leaves the room)

- Kaza: someone please kill Fiona!!!!

- Marry: yah seriously!!! I just cant stand her!!!

- Alya: thanks god! i thought she'd never leave!

- me: hahahaha wallah you guys are such hypocrites xD

lol i think i've seen this scene in "friends" or some other comedy show =p

End of blog entry....

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Deja Vu

inspired by C-chan's post...

this post includes:
- Deja Vu definition
- Deja Vu interpretations
- Deja Vu drama in our family



Deja Vu is a well-known phenomena and in a simple way, it's the feeling that you have seen something before when you really havent.



here are 2 interpretations of the phenomena:

- the Baby sees its whole life infront of it before it was born...

- there's a certain area in the brain that links past events to sight, so it tells you if you have seen this before.
sometimes that area miss-functions and tells you: you have seen this before, even though in Reality, you havent...



for some wierd reason, my father and uncles dont believe in Deja Vu. They say that we "think" it's there cuz we watch too much movies...

i was surprised cuz i thought everyone experiences it.

they would make fun of us, the young people, for believing it.

anyway once, they asked: oh what's that thing you always have? Deja Vu ??
my Cuzn replied: yah it's something you foget about when you are older than 40 years old!

haha they werent very happy with that xD

End of blog entry ...

Sunday, 19 October 2008

how far would you go ??

an incident happened to me During my last year in SQU

it was a nice monday afternoon, and had to study for my Multinational Finance test.

when the sun came down, i started feeling sick...

couldnt study, couldnt even hold a book.

i though of sleeping early, waking up early n go to study, but i couldnt sleep.

then i accepted reality, im sick, im gonna go to the health center tomorrow, get my meds, and will be excused from the test.

at around 5 am, i started feeling better (too late) =O

and i was getting more sleepy by the minute, and what does that mean?? It means im gonna wake up feeling good, and so i cant go to the health center feeling good, i would be a liar,

after gathering my thoughts, i got a way out! it was crazy, might not work, but i got nothing more to loose.

I HAVE TO STAY AWAKE! if i dont sleep for around 36 hrs, i would be dead in the morning, sick.

so my plan was put to action: i need caffaine!!! this was the list of things i had:
- 2 cans of power Gold drink
- 1 can of redbull drink
- 2 coffee mugs
- 1 cappucino mug

did it work??

HELL YAH IT DID ! kept me :- till 9 am, i felt like thw rold is spinning, my stomach is making hurricanes inside.

went to the health center, got my meds, went home and slept

and had a make-up exam the next week.

it was crazy, but it worked
(i dont think im gonna do it ever again)

Doing good at work? or keep your friends?

(names in Blog are changes to keep the privacy of the people involved)

- Me
- jack: CEO
- nick: My boss
- Ron: Vice president of operations
- Mike: CEO of financial services

the Drama happened in our company last week.

Nick is my boss, he taught me ALOT, had a big part in making me who i am now.
He went to the U.S to solve some family problems.

a Rumor was out saying he's not coming back, so i went to check with the CEO, Jack, and had this conversation:

- Me: sir when is Nick coming back?

- Jack: we will figure it out later, why asking?

- Me: cuz i need him.

- Jack: why need him?

- Me: cuz he's my teacher

- Jack: i can be your teacher.

- Jack: Amarant, i have been looking at your work and analysis, your doing a really good job, i dont think we need Nick anymore.

- Me: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! =O

- Me: Sir when we start to do big stuff, im gonna need him!

- Jack: Big stuff are just small stuff gathered, if you can handle small, you can handle big.

- Me: i still think we need Nick back

- Jack (pissed off): Do you know where i got my Finance degree?!

- Me: yes sir, Harvard

- Jack: you think i cant handle this?!

- Me: no i didnt say that.

- Jack: and your work is really good, so we can work this out, take Nick out of your mind.

(left his office)


Today: Ron came from Dubai, when he saw me he was really happy and said: "ohhhhhhhhh Amarant we heard alot about you, the company has given birth to an astonishing Financial Analyst!"

"Mike come meet Amarant, he's the one Jack was talking about, the future of the company's financial development!"

I did feel flattered, and it's good to be appreciated, by the top people of the company,


I used the knowledge i got from Nick, to be this good, and this made Jack thinks we dont need him anymore.

me being good at my job made me loose my boss, my teacher, my friend.

is feeling guilty a normal thing??

Monday, 29 September 2008

08 (Ramadan) VW/Audi club meet in DXB

for the 2nd year in a raw, we go to this meet in Dubai.

4 cars drove all the way from Muscat to Dubai:

- Abdallah's Turbo bunny GTI (Candy white)
- Hammam's Gol"D" GTI (Shadow blue)
- Mulham's R32 (Riflex Silver)
- Said's Carbon R32 (Laser blue)

was a nice trip, did some "Cars shopping", and met the guys from Dubai

and had a unique opportunity to check this car: 1st GT-R in the UAE, with Stigg (guy from top gear) helmet =P

(pic is coming soon)

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Financial Iftar

so finally i got to invite my Uni friends to have Iftar at our place.

- Number: 15 persons.
- timing: from 5.55 pm till 6.20 pm (yah some came after Athan).
- Location: Our basement.

- Iftar: dates, Laban, malt soup, luqaimat with kairi cheese, ma9anef.
- Dinner: Qabooli Chicken, Macaroni with bashamelle.

- Coffee and tea
- Juices
- Salad

the gathering ended at around 7.15 pm when the guys left to pray...

a memorable day, forst gathering with the guys since last month...

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Kahlijis and thier "oil money"

A post in Muggle's blog inspired me to post this, funny comments and silly ones, about the Western perception of us khalijis and our "money"

check this out:

My bro in UK, Leeds: (he always makes fun of these perceptions)
- a British guy asked my bro: is it true that behind each khaliji house there's an oil well ???
my bro answered: not true, we have an oil well behind our house, but Sulaiman (his friend) has 2 wells, since they live in a mountain ...

- he tells them that he didnt buy a ferrari, but a GMC, cuz it consumes much petrol (some believed him)

Car Forums:
- a race between an Audi R8 and a corvette Z06: a member commented: "that's what arabs do when we pay our money for thier oil"

- a Qatari guy was complaining that BMW prices are very high these days, an american guy responded: "what's wrong?? oil isnt paying you??"

- I posted a pic of my car in my uncle house, a guy commented: "ok so we've seen the BMW, where do you hide your ferraris and Lambos?? cuz it's hard to believe that a guy living in this house owns a normal 320i"

- I posted a pic of my car, with a minor accident, a guy commented: "no need to fix it, just buy another one and send me this one as a gift"

Random western comment:
- "is it true that Islam approved multi-marriages cuz it want its people to spend thier money on wives, which is better than playing around with it??"

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Weekly Update

Ok it's been a while since i posted here, let me see if there was anything interesting that happened in the past week.

- Cars: My bro installed AWE downpipe in his Turbo Bunny, sounds much meaner now, and the (naq3a) is louder, Thumbs up mike.

- Food: Ramadan with its many many meals, i had a nice chocolate cake for su7oor today.

- Work: was an "ok" week, finally did my presentation on wednesday, but the GM talked more than i did -_-

- Family: yesterday was a family gathering at home, was nice till an electric fuse "naqa3" and part of the house electricity went off.

- Life: my Gym subscribtion ended on 9/11, i tried to convince them i wasnt part of the attack on the WTC but they didnt believe me.

that's all Folks !

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The turning from "Scarlet" to "Roxy"

after my 320i (stock) evolved into Scarlet (spoiler, chrome grill, blackline)

she has grown up, this time to get more hot n mean so,

she got black roof/mirrors, and now she's lowered on H&R sport springs...

she evolved into "Roxy" here are before/after pics:

Check check!!

check check

can you hear me??

ok cool.

Soooooooooooooooo I started a blog

wohoo! exciting!!


but it will get exciting, soon enough