Arrested Development Fiesta

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Gob

My brother is coming to Kuwait this weekend for 10 days and since he really hasn’t watched that many Arrested Development episodes I have decided have an Arrested Development Fiesta. 3 seasons to watch in less then 10 days. I like watching funny shows with him since he laughs out loud like me. Anyway here are some Arrested Development clips I found on Google Video and YouTube, people who have watched the show will get them more then people who haven’t:

Gob Magic Show
Lindsey and Gob doing the chicken dance
Tobias Featherbottom
David Cross (Tobias) on being cancelled
Tony Wonder
A tribute to Gob
He’s your kid
Gob Stuttering
Gob office magic
When did you get a job?
Her?
Mr. Roboto (and this is the commercial they are talking about)
Tobiast Highlights


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Minor Changes

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Some of you might spot it, some of you might not.

Update: I changed things back again. Its a long story..


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And the most boring cookie award goes to…

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Breadz! Seriously, their chocolate chip cookies are the dullest. I just tried one over lunch and it didn’t tingle a single taste bud. Its also 50 fils more expensive then the big cookie at Hardees which I would rather have had. On a brighter note I heard Subways cookies have improved again, I used to like their chocolate chip cookies but for some reason they stopped making them at the 2 branches I used to visit. It seems now they are back so I need to go and get some. I love cookies.


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The Powerbook problem

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DC-IN Board

I think I figured out what I fucked up in Nats Powerbook yesterday. I think I damaged the DC-IN Board. I managed to find some second hand ones on eBay that cost between $15 to $45 which is pretty cheap. The problem is installing it is going to be a bitch. [Link]


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Review: Maki

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Maki Kuwait

My favorite sushi place in Kuwait is Kei but honestly I hadn’t tried sushi anywhere else here until yesterday night. Once you get used to a sushi place its difficult to eat sushi somewhere else because the dishes differ and your favorites in one place might be a completely different experience in another. Thats mainly the reason I have been hesitant to try any other place. Another advantage of eating at the same sushi place all the time is the fact that you make friends with the people who work there and if you are like me and only sit at the bar then you get to make friends with the most important person at the sushi place.. the sushi chef or “my bartender” as I like to call him. Our bartender is always creating new and exciting dishes for us to try including my favorites so far a sushi pizza and most recently maki desert which involves banana, mango, crab and some other ingredients wrapped in rice and seaweed. Yesterday night though I was invited to Maki and I wasn’t expecting it to be any good since Nat had been there before and given it a rating of 1.5 out of 5. My own experience last night was on the other hand a very good one.

Maki is a very trendy looking place that feels like a pub minus the beer taps and whisky bottles. From the minute you walk in you forget you are in Kuwait, which is a good thing when you want to get away from things. The interior is very cozy and the tables are closely packed together, not as close as Al-Boom but still very close. We sat next to the door, which is probably the best location since you could see the people coming in. Our host was a regular at Maki and he ordered a very large assortment of appetizers for us. My favorites were the Negimayaki, which consists of sliced beef rolled with spring onions surrounded by teriyaki sauce. I think it looked very appetizing and interesting, kinda like tiny potted plants.. My other favorite was the deep friend chicken with plum sauce. For main course our host also ordered a wide range of dishes including a maki dish that was named after him called the Issa. My favorite dishes from the main course were the Fusion, the Fusion 2, Issa and Ghandour. They were all REALLY incredible dishes. The Fusion’s were sushi wraps, but the wrapping paper is their own creation and tasted really good. The Issa and Ghandour were maki dishes and they were really superb, maybe the best maki dishes I have ever had.

The service was good and very friendly. The owner of Maki is Lebanese and the manager and main waiters are also all Lebanese which is similar to how Casper&Gambini and Waterlemon are. The problem I had with the place is that near the end of our evening they started playing Arabic music really loud which I didn’t find cool at all. If it was a pub I would have finished my drink and walked out and down to the next pub, but in reality its a Sushi place and there is no pub anywhere near.

The pricing is decent and compared to Kei, Maki is more expensive but just by a tiny bit. You can check out their prices yourself and compare it to your favorite place by downloading the menu from their website. I also noticed that Maki isn’t what I would call an authentic Japanese experience. They do have your regular maki’s and sushi’s but the regular dish I tried which was the Crazy Maki tasted normal and bland. Its their special dishes with their secret sauces and ingredients that are exceptional but they are what I call modern sushi.

Maki is located in Salmiya behind Diva’s. Its easy to find and if you want to pass by make sure you reserve since I went there on a Sunday night and the place was fully packed. At the end of the month they are opening a new location in Marina World in that thing I don’t know what you call it.. you know when you stand outside at Marina Crescent and you look right you see that large structure with colorful lights? Its the thing located between Marina Crescent and Hard Rock Cafe. Anyway they were opening there which should be cool.

I really enjoyed Maki and I would definitely start going there but I also won’t be ditching Kei anytime soon. Both places offer completely different experiences and dishes and I would rather have both then to choose either one of them. I am going to give Maki a 4.5 out of 5. It lost points on the Arabic music. You can check out more pictures and details on Maki by visiting their website olivermaki.com. Next week I will try Edo since they tell me its really good and will post a review once I do.


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Career Opportunity

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JAVA PROGRAMMER SPECIFICATION

Number of resources required: 1
Number Of Years Experience: At least 3
Level: Advanced

Job Profile: Will be an individual contributor to a client. Will talk to the client, understand project requirements, plan the code and database schema and then write the code.

Required Skill: Shall have to have good communication skills. Should be able to write code independently for the entire project. Should know how to design databases, normalization and all that stuff, should understand customer requirements, think of the code to write and then write that code.

Excellent knowledge of low-level systems programming concepts such as data structures with Java, OOPs, hash tables, linked lists, multi-threading, operating system concepts is a must.

The candidate must have extensive experience in client side scripting using JavaScript. The JavaScript experience must include treatment of advanced concepts. The candidate must’ve used DHTML Document Object Model (DOM) extensively. He must also have worked on server side JSP, JDBC, servelets, applets, EJB, J2EE, SMPP.

Must’ve worked on Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL. Must’ve setup and worked on Apache Tomcat or IIS.

If you are interested contact this email address [Email]


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Back from dinner

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I just came back from dinner at Maki. I was invited there by Issa, one of the owners of Choowy Goowy who I had been in contact with for some time now. It was my first time meeting him and he turned out to be a really cool guy. Maki was really amazing, I don’t have a clue how Nat gave it a 1.5 out of 5. I am going to counter her review with my own and never listen to her food reviews ever again.


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Oh Shit!

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busted powerbook adapter

I think I busted Nat’s PowerBook. My creative director got a new power adapter for his Powerbook since his adapter’s head was mangled up, I decided to take it off his hands and its been with me for like 2 weeks now. I don’t know what I was thinking but for some stupid reason today I decided to see if it still worked, and I just went ahead and plugged it into Nats Powerbook. It didn’t work but when I went back and plugged Nats power adapter it also didnt work! Now I think I might have damaged her Powerbooks power socket or maybe short cicuited something. So last month I broke our dogs leg and this month I broke her Powerbook.. I hope she doesn’t believe in the 3 strikes and you are out rule…

Note: Picture above is of the adapter I plugged into Nats Powerbook…


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Protected: Me and my new friends

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Dog Show Video

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I just uploaded the video from Fridays dog show to YouTube.
You can check it out on YouTube [Link]


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