Jan 26, 2009

Tagged Tagged Tagged

I have been using facebook for over year, I can't even remember when I really started using it. One thing I hate is to be Tagged in a photo.

It seems most of the women in my family including my self removed personal photo even the tagged link, as others may see it and are able to save it in their desktop. The facebook has its advantages and vise verse; allot of people arround the world got affected.

I am not against using it, I like it as it's the simple way to get in touch with the family and friends.

Jan 25, 2009

And the award goes to ..

If you ask me, "If you had chance to change your father", "Who will you choose insted?" I'll say, "my father".

I will never want to change or replace him, he was the most loving, kind and fair father I ever had, he was full of life and joy, he was a genarous and gentalman.

He always talked about history and politics. He enjoyed watching animated movies and cartoons, specially Tom & Jery.

Allah Yerhamu.

Jan 20, 2009

Oman will always be red

On 17th Jan 2009, Oman have embrossed its name at the Arabian Gulf 19, as it won the cup. It clearly pinned its position in the world map. Oman now is more known internationally because of that, plus other factors too

I always been proud of been Omani, despite other or some countries condam or look down on Omanis in general as a poor state and that its cetizens take up any job with pride, as long it not against the religion or culture.

I love Oman that it embrassed diffrent cultures & religions, as long No One harms the other.

That's Omn

Jan 18, 2009

Quality Warranty Inspection

Good joke been dropped of my inbox, I hope you enjoy it.

A Quality Engineer married an average girl…

After 2 years of tough life with her, finally the Engineer got angry and sent a note to his father-in-law stating that: 'YOUR PRODUCT NOT MEETING MY REQUIRMENTS'.


Jan 17, 2009

Half time is over and ...

Zero for both team, some intresting comments from the girls:
"The Ksa team players play are like ghazals."
"The Omani teams are not foucasing."
"I'm depreast."

... and the phone calls are ringing from my aunties checking the pulse of the girls, and we say "Oman One Pulse," and "We All For Oman."

We thank all the AGCC cetizens in Oman. Now the Aleshah prayer started & the game too.

It's getting hot

We are in wenter season but it's hot for Gulf Cup fans, speacialy now in Oman, the host.

While I am typing, the people (girls arround me) enjoying & screaming with joy the way the Omani team playing, the game is heating & the all covered with red, the symbol of Oman.

The predictions are Oman may win the cup 2-0 or 2-1; others or ruomers say the guy who predicted GONU in June 2007, predicted KSA might win. God knows the truth, he is the one who wrote the faith of the two teams.

Enjoy the ganme.

Wedding gift

I thought its good to share it with you.

Monica married Nick this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook with $1000 deposit amount.

Mother: 'Monica, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life. When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line. The more memorable the event is, the more money you can
put in. I've done the first one for you today. Do the others with Nick. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had.

Monica shared this with Nick when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made. This was what they did after certain time:

* 7 Feb: $100, first birthday celebration for Nick after marriage
* 1 Mar: $300, salary raise for Monica
* 20 Mar:$200, vacation trip to Bali
* 15 Apr: $2000, Monica got pregnant
* 1 June: $1000, Nick got promoted
* ..... and so on...

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the nastiest people in the world.... no more love...Kind of typical nowadays, huh?

One day Monica talked to her Mother: 'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!!!"

Mother: 'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'

Monica thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears. She left and went home.

When she was home, she handed the passbook to Nick, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce.

The next day, Nick gave the passbook back to Monica. She found a new deposit of $5000. And a line next to the record: 'This is the day I notice how much I've loved you through out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe. Do you know how much money they had saved when they retired? I did not ask.  I believe the money did not matter any more after they had gone through all the good years in their life.

"When you fall in any way, don't see the place where you fell instead see the place from where you slipped. Life is about correcting mistakes."

Jan 16, 2009

Randoms/ Locals

Some rondom thoughts, and news to share it with you.

Racist Comment
I have received several junk mail from several people in different times about Tommy Hilfiger’s racist comments against state that blacks and Asians shouldn't wear his clothes.

It turned out its not true. Most of us don’t check or verify if the news is true or not, we are too emotional.

Walls have ears too
When someone wants to talk to someone privately over the phone, he automatically tends to look for a private space/ room so no one can hear the conversation.

Allot of people don’t realise that the walls are not sound proof and it may not be as thick as they think, as the sound still goes through it and anyone who is close by at the other side of wall can hear from 10% to 75% of the conversation.

Local Web Sites
  • For bicycle fan in Oman, Frans Kohler has launched 'Oman Bicycle', a showroom in Al Khuwayr providing world-class sports cycles as well as after-sales servicing and spare parts. For More information, go to OManbiCycle.com.
  • From Sultanate of Oman, Information Technology Authority (ITA), in association with the Ministry of Social Development, launched an official online donations portal OnlineDonations.org.om.

Oman Slammed For Name Distortion
An interesting article,

15 January 2009
Iran's Physical Education Organization sent letters to Foreign Ministry officials protesting distortion of the name of the Persian Gulf by Oman.

Organizers of the ongoing 19th football cup of the Persian Gulf littoral states in Oman used a fake name for the Persian Gulf for the matches that started in the sultanate on Jan. 7, IRNA reported.

Sending separate letters to the ministry's Persian Gulf director as well as its Press and Information office, they called for following up the case by "immediate diplomatic measures."

It was stressed in the letters that the "Persian Gulf would remain Persian Gulf forever as attested by history". In mid December, a British archaeologist said that the name "Persian Gulf" has historic roots and any attempt at changing it is irrelevant.

"All historical texts have cited 'Persian Gulf' by the same name and world's reputed academic circles recognize it by the same title," Lloyd Weeks said during Iran's 10th International Archaeology Conference.

Weeks said that he has never heard "Persian Gulf" to be mentioned by any other name during his scientific career.

The latest distortion comes as the United Nations secretariat on many occasions has requested its staff to use only the full name of 'Persian Gulf' as the standard geographical designation. The world body also issued two editorial directives in 1994 and 1999, mentioning that only the term 'Persian Gulf' should be used in UN documents.

© Iran Daily 2009

From round the world

  • If you are "overweight” air hostesses, get ready to be sacked. That what happened to Air India's air hostesses.
  • My old college, Christ College at Bangalore - Karnataka state of India, affiliated to Bangalore University, became on July 22, 2008 Christ University. As I recall, they have been working maybe from 1997 or before that to become a university. The lecturers were sent to USA for training and attachments to prepare for the transaction.
  • I just found out that a first private Omani TV channel to be known as Majan TV, which will be live on 1st Feb 2009, and the website will be Majan-TV.com, which means new jobs, new pulse, and above all freedom of speech. Did I say that? I am kidding.
  • My luck with Eseries mobiles, I have changed from Nokia E65 to E61i, both are gifts.

Jan 12, 2009

After 3 days

Oman won Bahrain.
UAE lost front of KSA.
My blog page view reashed 133 on 9-Jan-2009, as a result of late Lamya's post.
Mobile TV been introdused by Nawras for free to watch Gulf Cup 19. Two Al Jazeera Sport channels been introdused for that purpose.

Jan 9, 2009

Jan 8, 2009

Lamya passed away

Lamya Al-Mugheiry aka Lamya, the Omani artest (singer) had passed away few hours ago in Oman. My condolences to her family. We pray for her Soul to rest in peace.

Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club website

For golf fan, who are planning to visit Oman for tourism and don't want to miss their favorate sport, Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club has unveiled its new website aka MuscatHills.com
as a gift of year 2009 for its fans.
More about the website, that it's 100%designed and implemented.

Visit www.omantourism.gov.om, Oman’s Ministry of Tourism website for more information about tourism.


How world you feel if you see someone close to you treat their domestic workers as slaves? How will you react?

The domestic worker work long hours, nearly 16 to 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no weekend off; low pay; bully them; wake them up at anytime; and above all less sleep as minimum as 4 hours.

That’s the civilised slavery, as long as you pay them, they need the job, you can treat them as you wish, it‘s work every biza/ penny you spent on (the visa, medical, ticket, mobile phone and sim card (as per new regulation), and 24 months of low salary).

They forgot what Islam and other religions thought us: "treat people the way you want to be treated", and they them self, use Islam to cover up their sins. 

Where are the human rights?

Jan 7, 2009

A year of makeover

By end of 2008, I had some relapses in my life, as I let the death of my father take over my life, I never took care of my appearance and had health setbacks,.

Yesterday, my Aunt and my sister talked to me about it, they said I had to start to take care of my self, appearance, etc. I couldn’t tell them the reason, I won’t lie that I noticed my self, and I don’t know why I let my self.

I promised them I’ll change, and I really want to. it’s a personal challenge. I have to makeover in allot of things, personally, socially and career.

I have downloaded Google Chorme and I’ll try it out, I hope its up to my expectations.

Jan 5, 2009

Hot Dog Toaster/ Palestinian Holocaust Museum

While, I as watching TV, I’ve heard the word ‘Hot Dog’ and decided to search for information about it.

So I started to wikipeding, while doing that I found out that there is an invention so called ‘Hot Dog Toaster’.

I never knew that such invention/ appliance exists as I never seen it in UAE nor Oman stores.

But now, with the click of a button, you can purchase it via Amazon.com.

At Amazon.com, you can find hot dog cooker and hot dog roller.

On Second Life
Guess who has entered the virtual world of Second Life, its the 'Palestinian Holocaust Museum' supported by IslamOnline.net. Be honoured and visit the 3D Museum, before that, you must download and install the SL software.

Oman Air gets silky with Technology

The year 2009, Oman Air is giving a multiple gifts to its loyal and prospective clients, as soon Oman Air makes travel hassle-free via web check-in and mobile check-in.

Its clients now will able to check-in via four ways:

  • using mobile phone,
  • using Internet,
  • using airport kiosks, and
  • at the airport where customer service agents are equipped with mobile check-in technology.
The facility will start later this month January 2009. The four new and innovative check-in options at will be at Muscat and other key airports.

Above all, Oman Air will first in the Middle East region to offer such multi-facility.

Bits and Bytes

  • Today, January 5, Royal Oman Police (ROP) celebrates Police Day.
  • Oman3D started the year by changing it's name to “Republic of Code”, and started a 'Republic of Code Logo Competition'.
  • Dr. Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz the new CEO of Bank Sohar.
  • I have heard rumours that hundreds of expatriates in Oman been laid off in major local companies and more soon to follow, is it true?

Jan 4, 2009

And the winner is..

Bahrain Vs Iraq by 3-1.

Hi5 Iraq is trying his best

Bahrain just scored its 2nd goal by Said Adnan (care anyone update me about him), and Iraq scored 1 by Younes Mohammed after the 2nd halftime. Beside the Iraqi goalkeeper received a penalty ‘Red Card’.

Oh my gosh, I just found out that the English website of The Gulf 19 scores are not updated live comparing to the Arabic website. They need to be notified.

Now everyone’s attention will be driven away from Gaza for a while. Perfect timing, the Israelis done their calculations, Arabs will be busy with the Gulf Cup and Americans with Obama. Gaza will cry like a baby.

Khaliji 19 fever

As the 19th Gulf Cup series (Khaliji 19) have started, and the fever has hit the AGCC population, specially Oman, as it’s the host.

As for this national event, I've subscribed to Koorah+, to get updated despite I am not a fan of football. Oman got even with Kuwait with no score as 0-0, while Bahrain lead Iraq by 1-0 at halftime, which was scored by Abdullah Ismael (God knows who he is) in the 28th minute, and the match is continuing.

About 'fever', I have been suffering from fever since 29th of December 2008. What a bad ending and starting a year with a sickness, couldn't attend a friend's wedding, and my cousin had his first newborn son.

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Jan 2, 2009

My 2nd post

My first post for the new year 2009 was 'Happy new year', and this is my 2nd post, I had a good day on 1/1/2009, spent the time with my cousins from lunch to dinner.

We were arranging for my cousin's re-wedding plans and remembering our old childhood and teenage memories. I didn't realise the strong bond we most had, its a special bond.