Thursday, May 12, 2005

Keepin' it short & sweet

No shortage of interesting material on the planet to blog on, though i'm suffering from a severe bout of CBA* Syndrome right now so i'll be quick:

As u can tell i'm in a vibrantly good mood today.

*Can't Be Arsed

Posted by BB @ 5/12/2005 10:59:00 PM

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ooh DAHLING, I would just lurve to be the jester, if I can get a bit of pinch and tickle with you! ;)

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 5/12/2005 11:26:00 PM #
 

As excited as I am to have been cast as the loyal sidekick, I think I would make the perfect Salahaddin. My grandfather once told me that our family has some Turkish blood in it. And there are lots of Kurds in Turkey. And Salahaddin was Kurdish. Hence, I am probably related to Salahiddin and would therefore be the best person to portray him in a motion picture.

Posted by Blogger Chanad @ 5/13/2005 02:06:00 AM #
 

Chan'ad...Salahildin is old!!! i'm not casting u i'm afraid :) i was thinking more on the lines of Abdulwahab Hussain...he has that aura, no?

M... thats not in the storyline :p

i'm in such a bad mood, if u cudn't tell, ditzy me lost my credit card and mobile today... i'm adament not to get a replacement..as a test to see how long i can survive!!

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 5/13/2005 02:34:00 AM #
 

Me? Talented? I am humbled, thanks for the mention.

I am gobsmacked by your fumbles. How do you do it? How can you lose things and not remember?

Posted by Blogger Evil Odd @ 5/13/2005 05:05:00 AM #
 

Hey, that's an opportune moment for losing your phone, but not your card, considering the pending release of the Nokia N91, but you would need your card (seriously!) to buy one!

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 5/13/2005 07:58:00 AM #
 

Well... sometimes things disappear and magically show-up again. In the meantime, i'll go through every single pair of jeans, look in every nook and cranny, call the bank to cancel the card... thats another day wasted...

how long do I have to wait for the N91?? i'm not much of a gadgety person and and as for the Ipod fad thats going around... i much prefer the sound of silence, or birds on a tree, the ruffling of leaves, and conversations around me... and of course the voices in my head... i think i'll give the N91 a miss...although with 4GB of space and camera... oh i dunno... its too much to think about...

Odd...i don't know how i do it either... i blame bad feng shui in my surrounding environment..but thats the topic of another post.. all those contact numbers, messages, pictures...oh well... i hope they dont get abused by whoever finds it

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 5/13/2005 11:56:00 AM #
 

end of the year... and I can't wait! phones like this do come in handy, like posting from the train, party or even a hospital bed! (god forbid)

I've gone through a lot (read an awful lot) of gadgets looking for the ultimate "thing" that would help me organise my life, but have not found anything that would satisfy other than a pad and pen! I'll still buy the N91 though and the one after that just to satisfy my curiousity.

The iPod I'm using continuously in the car and the gym. I'm going to buy an iShuffle next week I think because.. well, just because. I wouldn't use either in the garden for instance or when chatting to friends, like you, I much prefer analogue sounds then.

The next gadget YOU should purchase is a "key finder" where you attach that remote beeper on your phones and wallets, click the remote whenever you once again lose something and you'll be safe.. as long as you don't lose the remote that is!

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 5/13/2005 03:03:00 PM #
 

That remote control device sounds like just what i need!!! Something I did try was attaching a long key chain around my neck, with usb's, mobile, keys hanging...it did help...until i misplace the whole bundle...

well, the ending to today's fiasco, was that the mobile was handed into Lost property and I got it back...but the credit card was stolen LAST SATURDAY!!!!!!!! and i only noticed last night... I called the bank up and they blocked the card, some cow used it on some shopping spree...

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 5/13/2005 08:34:00 PM #
 

Well, the remote device will not work with you too because (1) you may forget where you have put it or (2) you may forget to charge it (or put the battery in) and think it does not work :P

What I suggest is that you should have CX717 bills :)

The technique I used to avoid forgetting things is to put each device or whatever in a particular place. For example, my wallet in my back pocket, phone in the right pocket, keys in the left pocket. Then whenever I move, I check the three pockets. Well, it becomes a routine. I don’t have to remember to check it, as my auto pilot would issue a signal for my hands to move in the three directions whenever I intend to move from my place.

Another suggestion would be to buy a magnetic alarm. You will need to stick small magnetic dots in everything that you may forget and loose. Then you will have a magnetic device (magnetic station) that you may hang it on your neck or around your wrist that will send signals to the magnetic dots. The idea is that if any of these dots is missing, an alarm will go off. So if you walk 3 meters away from your keys, the alarm will go off.

Mahmood, Have you considered buying imate JAM. I am really not a big fan of the N91 and don’t find anything special about it but the massive memory size. I will get it if and only if it comes with Microsoft OS.

Posted by Blogger Bahraini by nature @ 5/13/2005 09:28:00 PM #
 

regarding Flickr, it's just a very convenient album, that's all. you need to go out and take pictures in order to populate it and share what your eyes see.

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 5/14/2005 01:00:00 PM #
 

BBN re "imate JAM", the only problem with it as far as I'm concerned is its OS! I won't have MS on my phone thanks very much, I have enough trouble with it on my office computers. Had the device come with Mac OSX, now that would be something... other than that, I'll stick with Symbian for the moment.

The advantage of having the N91 of course is that it is an all-in-one PIM and entertainment centre. By the time they release it in the ME, maybe the memory would increase as well or more features will be added, like Bahrania-proof-anti-loss device where she can whistle and it'll obediently jump up and down and wave it's little antenae as well as emit laser lights in 3 directions (x, y and z) for her to find it!

;)

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 5/14/2005 01:04:00 PM #
 

Smells fishy, or is it me being skeptical? makes u wonder how this revenue was spent in the past...what about the remaining 70million?


BD392M BUDGET EXTRA!

MANAMA

Bapco is to pump BD392 million into the nation's coffers, thanks to bumper oil prices.

The national budget will now include revenue from Bapco of BD196m each for this year and next, it was announced yesterday.

This is several times the original conservative estimates, said Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.

He was speaking at a Press conference following a meeting with parliament's financial and economic affairs committee chairman Jehad Bukamal.

This followed a disagreement over the figures, when the government listed in the budget Bapco's estimated revenue for this year at BD44m, while the committee said it should be BD260m.

It was agreed yesterday to list the revenue as BD196m each for this year and next.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 5/16/2005 12:52:00 PM #
 

It is luch time and hard to do any maths or maybe I am not good in maths but it woths asking. Which 70 millions are you talking about?

Posted by Blogger Bahraini by nature @ 5/16/2005 01:40:00 PM #
 

I think it's kind of funny how a post that starts with the Philosophy of Bullshitting, ends with a $200 million discrepancy.

Maybe they took a page out of Prince Bandar Ibn Sultan Al Saud's book who went on national television to say 'Now, if you tell me that building this whole country and spending $350 billion out of $400 billion that we had misused or get corrupted with $50 billion, I'll tell you, "Yes." But I'll take that any time.'

As for the 70 million diference (between the 260 and 196, approx.), there still remains the manner in which they will spend the money. If I'm not mistaken, Bapco isn't entirely state owned. Neither are they free of any external debt. But to know that would require th publishing of accurate financial statements. Personally I am more surprised that $150mill just showed up as if it just took a weekend furlough in someone's desk drawer.

As to being leader of the Knights Templar's in your movie starring "Orlando Ghuloom" (is that to make him more marketable to the oriental viewer?). I'd like to read the plot. I'm not sure if I want to sign up to be on the wrong side of the conflict. In any case, have your peole call up my people. I'm sure we can work something out.

Posted by Blogger Desert Island Boy @ 5/16/2005 05:47:00 PM #
 

Thanks girl for posting the Free Ahmed logo in a prominent place on this great blog!

I owe u one ;)

Posted by Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl @ 5/16/2005 07:14:00 PM #
 

"The technique I used to avoid forgetting things is to put each device or whatever in a particular place." that sounds a lot like me ! but the problem happens when the maid cleans and moves things around to her liking ! ex. everything on my dressing table she moves all the way back and leaves the rest of the table empty but i never bothered to ask her why .. so when i don't find something i go shouting around the house because i KNOW i didn't lose it ! the remote idea is bad, it's better to have something that sounds when u whistle or clap, or maybe a diamond ring where the diamond can be removed and under there is a secret button that you press and your property will sound so you can find it easily ! ok i've been watching a lot of bond .. anyway off to bed !

Posted by Blogger MtB @ 5/17/2005 02:33:00 AM #
 
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