Dec 31, 2007

Its new year eve

Its new year eve

Most of the people prepare to celebrate the new year’s eve with family and friends, going for parties or watching TV or sleep. In some countries the new year is a public holiday and others not.

In Kuwait, an interesting dilemma came about the new year’s holiday, two years ago the Kuwaiti government issued a law of shifting the holidays that fall in the middle of the week to the first day of the week, it’s been followed for all religious and public holidays since then except for the Georgian new year’s holiday as it has been exempted, the Muslim’s are against it they are not following the law and even the Islamic holidays must not be shifted too, as equal.

Microsoft promotes via You Tube

Microsoft started to promote its products and service via YouTube to grasp the market to the maximum by lunching free video demos for Windows Vista and Windows Live products and services.

Click here to view the video demos.

And I thank Duncan Riley from TechCrunch for posting the article ‘Microsoft Using YouTube To Promote Vista & Live, Leaves Comments Open
I give a five star for Hani Mirza, Managing Director of Bin Mirza International (BMI), who has the franchise for Nando's, Second Cup coffee house and Cinnzeo for his contribution in his work as a team member in Bin Mirza International (BMI).

On first day of Eid I went to have dinner at Peri-Peri chicken restaurant Nando's with my family members, while I was waiting for my seat, I saw Mr Hani Mirza helping his own staff in distributing the meals to the customer’s tables, which I found it an exclusively good impression that he sweats for every penny he earns and he rips off his fruits of success and I consider his wife been a lucky woman to be married to hardworking man who doesn‘t feel wrong to work with his employees hand by hand.

Saud Bahwan Automotive reputation shaken

Saud Bahwan Automotive reputation started to shaken as the customer service staff can not handle it’s clients.

I have seen and experienced with the Seeb Al Mawaleh service bay when it comes with them

  • heavy traffic in phone calls as most of the time it may be engaged or no one will pick it up, as it took me to get in touch with them almost a week.
  • I made an appointment and when I arrived I was told my appointment was after two hours and I had to talk to the supervisor to get it though the same time.
  • Some of the women staff don’t know how to deal with customers at all.
  • Another incident I had seen is when a customer came to drop off his car for 60 minutes express service after he made an appointment via the phone, he was told that he doesn’t have an appointment, he flipped and started to yell at the SBG’s staff for incompetent service, they tried to reason with him, that he may made an appointment with anther service bay in town instead of Seeb Al Mawaleh service bay, and they gave him another appointment the next day for the same time as they are over loaded with customer’s cars (and I have seen it, as anyone wishes not to benefit from the 60 minutes express service, will get their car the next day); the customer started threatening the staff, the supervisor came to cool him them and got a bad attitude at the end the top officials came and took the customer away.

    At the same time some of the staff started to comment sarcastically on the customer’s behaviour and that he don’t talk Arabic despite been an Arab.

Dec 30, 2007

To Ease immigration process between UAE & Oman

UAE launches electronic immigration link with Oman in order to Ease immigration process between the two countries as Thousands of passengers cross the border between the two countries daily.

The electronic immigration link is now on trial base in border checkpoints between Ras Al Khaimah and Oman and after a while it will be lunched in the other border checkpoints between UAE & Oman.

Seeb International Airport to be renamed Muscat International Airport

Dear prospective visitors of Sultanate of Oman,
In December 2007, the OAMC officials has announced that the name of Seeb International Airport will be changed to Muscat International Airport Effective from 1st February 2008.

Effective from 1st February 2008, the name of Seeb International Airport will be changed to Muscat International Airport, the new name focuses on Muscat, the city whose name is historically associated with the country which is known worldwide. The necessary approvals for the change of name have been obtained from the International Civil Aviation Organization, hence Muscat International Airport will propagate globally.

Sultanate of Oman has two international airports Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport, which are managed and directed by Oman Airports Management Company S.A.O.C (OAMC).

Dec 29, 2007

The shock of my life

While I was surfing the net, I visited Hot Google Trends blog/journal and came across a post dated Thursday, December 27, 2007 and so called ‘Benazir Bhutto, The Assassination video’, I was so shocked when I saw the title, as I realised how much I’m cut of the world as I don’t read or listen to the local nor the world news.

How can we live this way? We have all the technology to make our lives easy that we don’t give our selves the time to do anything.

About Benazir’s death, it’s so sad that her life has ended like that God bless her soul.

Dec 26, 2007

Appraisal feedback

The appraisal feedbacks has gone up & down like the stock market, some were focussing on the grading in order to get the highest bonus & others were looking for a promotion or increment in salary.

Some people gone on strick for a day or two by not signing the appraisal because of the feedback & they argued allot. Some managers were two faced in front of thier team.

I decided to play it cool with them, after all playing politics with the shacks is importent, I signed the document & stated my proposals, I saw a shocked face on him but kept my voice as cool as I can, we'll see the final outcome soon.

I just remembed that someone told once, "you are too jr to understand big people's politics", and she's wrong. I learnt yelling, making a big fuss won't leed me to achieve anything in life.

God's mercy

I always remember things happens to me, which tends to go against me always tends to be in my side. I belive it's God's mercy to me because of my deeds as well as my parents & loved one's too.

One day I was angry from someone for not be consider my situation & asks me to do something, on my way to pick up the person, it was drizzling, I prayed to God to cure everyone who I care about, and give me the strength to calm down & it happened.

I was training my co-workers to use a new system that will be used internaly by my department, I managed to get good & usefull feedbacks that I was happy to accept it, some was about to impove my methods and skills of delivering the contents & become better presenter.

The silence before the storm

I sense a storm coming towards me & it is around the corner ready to hit at anytime.

I managed to clearly read the signs, and see the people who are creating the storms acting funny, suddenly caring & acting allot. God help us all.

Dec 25, 2007

bits of news

Dubai to starts it's first phase of project tp convert its solid waste to electrical power source by June 2008 via Tadweer Waste Treatments LLC.

Guess who is the £8bn sheikh who married a £10-a-week waitress? It’s Sheik Saeed bin Maktoum al Maktoum married Natasha Aliyeva.

Christmas greetings ...

I wish you Marry Christmas to everyone in this universe.

In a nice gesture indicating the tolerant nature of Islam, Muslim scholars addressed Christmas greetings to Christians around the world.

In a nice gesture indicating the tolerant nature of Islam, top Muslim scholars addressed warm Christmas greetings to Christians around the world.

Click here to read more about the pure gesture.

Scholars ban Qur'an ring tones

I 100% agree with the ban.

Scholars ban Qur'an ringtones
09/11/2007 11:00:00 AM GMT

The Saudi-based Islamic Jurisprudence Council dismissed the use of Qur'an in ringtones as impermissible.

RIYADH — The Saudi-based Islamic Jurisprudence Council, an affiliate of the Muslim World League (MWL), dismissed on Thursday, November 8, the use of Qur'an in ringtones as impermissible.

"It is forbidden to use verses of the Qur'an as mobile telephone ringtones," the council said in a fatwa cited by Agence France Presse (AFP).

The fatwa was endorsed during the council's 19th session at the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, which was attended by 70 scholars.

They contended that such use impinges on the sacred character of the Muslim holy book.

"Any such use would damage the Qur'an by their abrupt interruption of the psalm verses or by sounding in inappropriate places."

The council is composed of an assorted group of jurists from around the Muslim world.

It is the main Fiqh body of the MWL, a broad based international Islamic non-governmental organization.

The fatwa, however, did not come out smoothly.

The Saudi-owned Al-Hayat daily reported that the controversial issue of Qur'an ringtones was at the heart of "a turbulent debate" during the six-day meeting.

It said the scholars were divided on the use of verses from the Qur'an as mobile ringtones.

During the lively discussion, some scholars denounced Qur'an ringtones as a "frivolity".

They have also hit out at adverts which promote the downloading of Qur'anic verses.

The fatwa did not mention the use of Qur'an as text logos or audio recordings on cell phones.

Ringtones with Quran verses or calls to prayers are popular among Muslims in the Arab and Islamic world.

Many users consider the religious tunes a reminder of their faith.

In recent years many scholars of Islam, especially from Egypt, have denounced the use of Qur'anic verses in mobile telephony.

Source: IslamOnline

What should I do to marry a rich guy?

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:
Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?

I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you? Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden (?), $250k annual income is not enough.

I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:
1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches is only average-looking? I've met a few girls who doesn't have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

Here's a reply from a Wall Street Financial guy:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain. Put the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of "beauty" and "money": Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square. However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year. Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worried 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a "trading position". If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term - same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or "leased". Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in "leasing" services, do contact me…

Dec 24, 2007

She's 1 year

Today my niece has completed her first year of age since her birth date, she's the first & only born child to her parents, she's been named after her late grandmother, she's my sweet heart.

I love my niece's smile & big eyes despite no resemblance to her mom.

I just want to say "I wish you happy birthday"

Cloudy day

Just got off work, out of the office primisise, I felt down, all because of the clouds.

Thier isn't any sign of a shiny day as the clouds has covered most of the sky, I hate the feeling, everyone is happy as Oman is known to have sun & hot most of the time in the year, it's a blessing for them & I understand that, at least we aren't in Europe countries that rains & snows all the year.

Blessing from God that I must thank him for that.

Allot of people started falling sick because of the weather changes as 3 out of 36 people at work got cold & fever.

I got a phone call from my sister about a having a family photo with my siblings & all my female cousins as this is the only time we are all there. My cousin told her after she say her brother's family photo. I told my sister that such idea came in to my mind several times yesterday & today too. My sister & I will to check out the photo studio & the fees, we are planning to take the family photo this Wednesday.

Dec 23, 2007

Without a title

Now I've decided to just type my thoughts & not to have a any title for the topic I have, let's see how the whole article will end up. It may not or it won't be organized & the topics won't be inter-linked.

Nawras 3G+
It has been finally launched in Oman & OmanMobile is still behind Nawras in service & technology.

45% increase in Government's salary
A chain of forwaded SMS been send in most of the Oman's cell phones about the Royal Decree of increasing 45% of the salary in the government sector which was after all a prank message, will the ROP able to track down the source?

Late night calls
I have a concept of not calling people after 9pm as it's the time people either go to sleep, watch TV or have quality time with thier family. Despite been oddly awake after 9:30 pm, I picked up the phone call at 11pm, its wasn't an importent phone call & the caller should have waited until the following morning to give me the message. I thought it was an importent phone call life & death kind of call.

Eid has been fruitfull

This Eid has been a very fruitfull for me & my siblings as well with my cousins, as for the past four days we have been meeting either for lunch or dinner.

It had a different flavour as we bonded more with my female cousins despite difference in age, came to know how we can handle each's jokes & discussed several serious issues that made us see how others think of. Everyone was her self, in a safe level of confidence & some how everyone managed to respect each other & no influences or over power others been seen.

I'm glad that my mission is been truely acomplished in the right track without offencing anyone or a fight & I'm glad that everyone are enjoying the victory.

How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

My blog is worth $564.54.
How much is your blog worth?

How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

My blog is worth $564.54.
How much is your blog worth?

Dec 21, 2007

Results round 1-10

Eight Questions from 1 to 10 been answered, question #004 & #010 not yet been anwered but the result are
  • x~nezitiC won 6 points
  • Masud Khokhar won 1 point.
  • Taboo won 1 point.

    Best wishes for the rest.

Results round 1-5

Four Questions from 1 to 5 been answered, question #004 not yet been anwered but the results are:

  • x~nezitiC won 3 points.
  • Masud Khokhar won 1 point.

Best wishes for the rest.

Q #0027

What is the family name of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh before his Marriage?

Dec 18, 2007

Eid Mubarak

Dear visitor,
I wish you a happy Eid greeting to you & your family. I'll be celebrating it by visiting the family & relatives then have a big lunch feast at the eldest family member's house with all family, relatives & family friends.

Dec 12, 2007

Drop of water

A drop of water can clear the dust,
a drop of water can clean anything,
a drop of water can mess up the place,
a drop of water may kill an insect,
a drop of water can quench the thirst,
a drop of water can give a life,
a drop of water can increase a pain.

What a drop of water means to you?

Dec 11, 2007

My vision is finally sharping

I finally I mostley feel content in my life, my career is finaly picking up & sharping to what I want but in return everyday I face new challenges that test my knowledge & patience in deferent levels.

In my personal level, ahem ahem, none, I had many crush on several men, one I though of him that he was hardworking & ambitious person, he got married & I found out his true color, and I thank God that it was from one side, because we don't match at all.

I've seen a man, I said to my self, "God, I want a man like him, who values his family." ameen. Now, I finaly know what I want in life, not to expect allot, and I must not given in for the first one.

No more pizza

Every week since 19th of November I've been eating pizza. Its all started when I treated my workmates for pizza because I purchased a car and it never stopped. This week, we been treated twice by two different people, all of us are sick of it.

Domino's pizza is now open in Oman, but I won't come near it until I get the pizza over my system.

Dec 10, 2007

Sorry I'm a bit Moody

It's my time of the month, I'm uncontrollably moody, my last post reflects it, can't decide on what I want to do, to listen, to love, to hate.

All what I can say that I feel too messy & drained.

To men, I belive its a form of caving.

Work smarter not harder!!

Some people follow illogic motto in their lives, and they belive that it will help them go up the ladder very fast.

Ameen* does follow the above motto & he brags about it, he even once said "Been negative is my middle name".

He's main problem that he is not willing to learn, he pokes his nose in other people's business lazy, picks fight, enjoys irritating people & above all unti-social trys to show off him self that he is has the money & Mr Know It All.

I know that I am been up my sleeves but I can't help what I feel about him, I tried to not put in mind what others said about him but he crossed his line with everyone, including his boss.

*Name change to protect the true identity.

Does money buy class?!

This is the question that always pops up in my mind when I see a person who brags that he is from a high class but their behaviour in dealing with people or purchasing an item reflects the opposite.

They think that money can buy class by having a mansion or having an expensive item or a designer bag etc.

I personally know someone who built his own house, has a good post in his job thanks to his father who had a good relationship his ex-boss & every year he used to get a promotion because of that, now he acts as if he's above all, and brags about it, while he's nothing but a *&!@ @&**. Sorry I'm trying my best to mind my own language.

My advise, be your self, as money will never buy class.

Going through other people's staff

She walked inside the room while Sara's away, started checking her staff without knowing that Sara will know, she tries to act smart but she is not.

Trying to dig up her darkest secret to use it against her to kick her out of the house, but Sara is smarter then Maha she knew how she think so she was ahead of her. She made sure she doesn't leave any trail the she gets pinned to the ground & gets humiliated.

with God's protection Sara survived the snakes bite & devil's wickedness.

Dec 9, 2007

Illogic behaviour

It may sound illogic when you offer to help some people without expecting any return & you get illogic response of rejection because their own people who suppose to automatically help them because its part of their responsibility, they won't do it because they are self centered & its all about them selves.

The major problem is that they know but they sacred to say anything as they think they are in need of them & they are ready to blame others in order to cover up their trail, even if their are 100% wrong.

Its appraisal time

About a month ago, I started receiving loads of junk emails related to salary increments, promotions, appraisals, etc, in addition to the braking news about the salary raise in some of the AGCC up to 300% of the basic salary to keep up with increase in the commodities price & rent.

People started to get stressed for loosing thier own seats. Best wishes everyone. The panic started to go through under their skin, nightmares started to hunt them of any miss behaviours or mistakes they made, revising each assignment they made to reassure their self as their confidence is not shacky. Others prepar a speech to ensure their seat in the new hierarchy level.

I can't deny it

I can't deny the feeling I have towards you, the grudge that is eating me up. I'm trying to get over it, fighting the worst bettele inside my soul, hunting my dreams every night.

I must put an end of this ridicules & endless series of miseries, which prolonging my departure to the next series of event in my life.

What I truely want to say is, "Farewell my love."

Dec 8, 2007

Beware of Garbage Trucks

By David J. Pollay

How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive colleague ruin your day? Unless you're a robot, you are bound to blow your top off. However, the mark of a sucessful person is how quickly he or she can get back his or her focus on what's important.

Sixteen years ago, I learned this lesson. I learn it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here's what happen.

I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches!

The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly. So, I said, 'Why did you do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now called, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.

Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of fustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. If they happen to dump it on you, don't take it personally.

You just smile, wave, wish them well, and moved on. You'll be happier if you did that rather than fight them.

So this was it: 'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.

I started thinking, how often do I let garbage trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the street? It was that day I said, 'I'm not going to do it anymore.' I see garbage trucks everywhere and everyday. I see the load they're carrying. I see them coming to drop it off. And like my taxi driver, I don't make it a personal thing; I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on.

Good leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting. Good parents know they have to welcome their kids home from school with hugs and kisses. Teachers and parents know that they have to be fully present and at their best for the people they care about.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by?

Here's my bet. You'll be happier. the people who treat you right.

Forget about the ones who don't.

Believe that every thing happens for a reason.

If you get a chance, TAKE IT!

If it changes your life, LET IT!

Nobody said it would be easy...

They just promised it would be WORTH IT

'Life is short. Enjoy the journey.'

The unbreakable connection

God’s miracle of sending an angle to live with us as a sibling, not knowing that an invisible and magical t connection is been created between both of you’ll, a connection you may be like a stainless steel that difficult to brake. it’s a soul connection of brotherhood or sisterhood.

God tests your connection in different way, Satan sends his followers in order to attempt to corrupt and destroy the pure connection but they don’t succeed, as Allah and the only one God stands with those who believes in him and don’t get weak and fall within the devil‘s hands.

All I can say is Alhamdulillah.

Random thoughts while on the job

Finally completed my assignment & forwarded to my senior co-worker to finalise & draft the report.

I have to take all the work done by copy & past as well as scanning documents and uploading them to the Audit Management System then finalize it.

Dec 7, 2007

New adventures of web logs

I was feeling a bit bored and decided to visit Secret Dubai diary and see the new refreshing articles from my fellow blogger, from their I started visiting the following journals:

Allot of this journals were talking about the current event related to British teacher in Sudan.
On July 15, 2007, the journalist Al Ain Taxi of Al Ain Taxi journal has announced his farewell in the article Bye the end of his journey in Al Ain - United Arab Emirates and his moving on and going to another Arabian Gulf Council Country, and will come back in another blog reflecting the city he will be residence in.

On September 20, 2007, the journalist Dubai Sunshine of Dubai Sunshine journal has announced The End of his journey in the world of blog or online journalism, but go and read some of the articles.

I am planning to visit the following journals

Best lesion lesson I learnt

I learnt that if you ever get attacked or defeated just get up and start healing your self or start medicating at the same time move on with your life.

Dec 4, 2007

And the 1st round is over

We the champions completed the 1st round of the challenge (the physical challenge) & on our way to the next challenge, the series of challenges has just started and we are ready for it.

Burnt flesh

We been playing physical games, we been divided into several color codes women in pick, team spirit is gone high. I'm still battling.

Department day out

Now I am posting from Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Sultanate of Oman via my Nokia E65. I am having breakfast with my department co-workers at Samba rest in Al Waha hotel for the journy of the 2nd day out event of the year, but its my first day out with them.

Today I see everyone's casual look.

I'll post the updates when ever I get the chance.

Dec 3, 2007

Violence Against Domestic Servants

I'm shocked when I hear about domestic violence against servants at home by their sponsors for illogic reasons.

The hight rate of violence on servants has dynamicaly increased, verbal as well physical abuse has high rate inner effect in pearson's mind & soul. The sponsors who do such crime as feel inferior & they take out on their servants as they think they are weak, low cast and in need of them. They do that to feel superior.

The sponsors think no one will know, but they don't know the awareness & knowledge the servants have through the embassy & the network of social community about the their rights.

What's more worst that those who commit such behavior give a reson for thier servants to spell their sponsor's dirty laundry to the neighbours & boom the social status & respect goes down the drain.

Finally to all the servant sponsors, if you think you are above everyone, above law, you are wrong, God is the only one above everyone. Go back to your holy book what ever your religion & it clearly states how to treat other mankind even animals. If you think you can gain the respect through violence, you are wrong, people will despise you. Learn from the prophet Mohammed (S.A.A.W.) how he treated his enemy when they visit his house, etc, learn from the illitrete the ethics that made him the most influenceal & respected man in the whole world upto this date & time .