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Monday, February 25, 2008

Book tag by Kaya the Great

Nearest book:

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Open page 123:


Find the 5th sentence:

Rather, he sent out to invent mechanisms that would drive cultural change.

Post the next 3 sentences:

He created a whole new framework of accounting that he called Responsibility Accounting, wherein every item of cost, income and investment would be clearly identified with a single individual responsible for that item.

Collective Communal Stupidity

What a way to start a morning. In GulfNews this morning i read this story.

Stupid idiotic bus driver drops a 5yr old girl on the other of the street across her home, expecting her to know how to cross it, instead of him taking the next U turn that's only 300m away.

Stupid idiotic bus driver asks if any of the students can volunteer to help the 5yr old cross the street. A 14yr old comes forward, instead of him [the driver] getting off his lazy ass to do so.

Stupid idiotic mother waiting on the other side of the streets instead of waiting were the stupid idiotic bus drops her child.

Stupid idiotic speeding driver hits the 2 innocent girls in front of the mother, the driver and all the other school kids on the bus.

Stupid idiotic news article that totally disregards the role of the speeding Stupid idiotic driver in accidents... I wonder why.

Those 2 girls were victims of our own collective communal stupidity...

May their souls rest in peace.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oh yeah ..

One more thing .. what the heck is wrong with the morons from Denmark? I mean, we got it the fist time. Some whacked up newspaper was fishing for some attention, pissed everyone off, said they were sorry and voi la..

But this time its quite nasty...

Friggen morons, they must be getting high on some freaky dairy produce fix or something..


Its been a while

I know ... believe it or not, i actually do miss blogging. It felt nice back when i started this blog over 2 years ago (or was it three?) .. man its been long!.

Anyhoo... lots has happened. Things at home are well. Work has been crazy and its about the only things thats really keeping me away from doing the blog thing. I've been traveling like crazy. As a matter of fact, whenever i have a chance NOT to travel, i take it. I am just sick of flying around.

Facebook things has slowed down a bit. Faster then I thought, to be honest. But i still use it. I am glad i got in touch with all those people on Facebook. Loads of old friends, personal and busienss contacts, all in once place. I am actually making facebook work for me, for a change.

So, what has happened in the past couple of months?

Lets see.. I've been to Morocco for the first time of my life. Casablanca was nice. Nothing much to do. Not like Marakech, i was told. But it was OK. One thing about going there i did not expect. Since i landed at the airpot, almost everyone i met asked me for tips! "Ikramiyeh", they call it.

I am used to that in when i visit Syria or Egypt. But didn't think it was common in Morocco. And the funny thing, the people you'd expect them to ask you for it, like bell boys, limo drivers, meet and greet...etc never asked for any tips.

Oh well, one learns something new everyday.

What else, Oh yeah .. prices of EVERYTHING are going up. I've been hearing horror stories about prices of things double in a matter of weeks.

Lebanon is in a big mess, hope they sort their shit out. I like Beirut and I'd really want to have the chance to keep on visiting it again. Haven't been there in almost 10 months now.

I think i will disable the comment on this blog. I know its against everything blogging is about. But i wanna own this space for some time. I feel as it its been hijacked from me.

Thats about it ..