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Yearly Archives: 2010

Communicating with an Idiot

To the idiot who wrote this earlier today on one of my posts (the one about IFOCE):

This is stupid. You’re Naïve. The children have parents, the parents have a tribe/town/government leader. The photographer didn’t sell the camera to buy food for the child. You want a food drive? Fine. War on the gangs who steal the food and rape the women. Once they’re dead, once *you* kill them then the rest of us will send food. Until then, grow the fuck up or put your money where your mouth is sell your shit and go there start a farm. If you fail, try again.

You are an imbecile, I am surprised you even know how to breathe.

You can cloak your idiocy behind anonymity, but when you spend some time reflecting upon your miserable existence, remember what was said here.

Peace out.

Impuslive buys- The Lordship Deed of Sealand

Ok, first things first, lets stick to the events in chronological order, to make it easier to tell.

The first thing I saw on my desk on my first day back at work, was this sweet package:

What is this you ask? Simple.

Many have wondered why I took up the moniker of Lord Aymz, well, now I can tell them its because I really am a Lord, of Sealand that is.

What, or where, is Sealand? This is it:

A bit of history:

The Principality of Sealand is an unrecognized micronation, located on HM Fort Roughs, a former World War II Maunsell Sea Fort in the North Sea 10 km (six miles) off the coast of Suffolk, England (51°53’40″N, 1°28’57″E).

Since 1967, the facility has been occupied by the former British Major Paddy Roy Bates; his associates and family claim that it is an independent sovereign state. External commentators generally classify Sealand as a micronation rather than an unrecognised state.[3] While it has been described as the world’s smallest nation,[4] Sealand is not currently officially recognised as a sovereign state by any sovereign state. Although Roy Bates claims it is de facto recognised by Germany as they have sent a diplomat to the micronation, and by the United Kingdom after an English court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over Sealand, neither action constitutes de jure recognition as far as the respective countries are concerned.
A friend of mine came up to me and told me about this moronic idea, now I know this document is not worth the paper it is printed on, and definately not worth the money I spent on it (for those inquisitive minds, you can check out the prices here), but, it makes for a good piece of conversation, a nice way to chat up a lady, “did you know I am royalty in Sealand?”

So, henceforth, I shall be known as Lord. Other titles up for grabs are Lady, Baron & Baroness.

Get ’em while they’re hot!

This took place on the week of my leave for holiday, so, the rest of the stories to follow will be more interesting.

A little teaser for the stories to come:

I dyed my hair BLONDE, light blonde, for my holiday!

Update: Despite the CLEAR sticker on the package reading FRAGILE GLASS, the utterly incompetent Postal Service here still managed to SMASH the glass of my photoframe… Woe is me…

Back in Town – Bloggers Annonymous

Hi, my name is Aymz and it has been 3 weeks since my last Blog…

AND NOW LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Back from vacation, with tons of stories and pictures to tell and share, so stay tuned, and hold on to your sides, some are hilarious, some are serious, but you are guaranteed to smile, or laugh hysterically, cry or weep openly.

Stay tuned 😉

How to spend your saturday evening: Bachata Dance Class

Straight off the bat, what is Bachata dancing?

Basically, Bachata is a style of dance tha t originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world.

The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion , ended by a tap on the 4th beat just like in other Latin dances (salsa etc.). The knees should be slightly bend so the performer can sway the hips easier. The movement of the hips is very important because it’s a part of the soul of the dance. Generally controlled full body movement is crucially important in the dance, but most of it comes from the hips. In partnering, the lead can decide whether to perform in open or closed position , depending on the lead’s comfort position. Dance moves, or step variety, during performance strongly depends on the music (such as the rhythms played by the different instruments), setting, mood, and interpretation. Unlike Salsa (the most traditional Latin Dance), Bachata does not require many complex turns; although they are very well used when the musicality is understood and interpreted correctly. The leading is done just like in most other dances, with a “pushing and pulling” hand communication. If this is done correctly, the follower should clearly understand the intended direction. Although there is a lot of body movement in Bachata dancing, the hand communication is better understood when most of the movement is performed by the lower body (from waist down); i.e. hips and footwork.

Sounds complex right? Not with this instructor in Kuwait.

A three and a half year pro, the lovely, talented Deniz Çerinan(pronounced Sherry-non) has taken her talent to Kuwait and started a Bachata Dance Class.

They meet every saturday for one hour, from 7 to 8pm, at the British Institute of Vocational Training (BIVT) [if you are coming from Blajat St (extension of Gulf Road), take the right near Pizza Hut, Restaurants St, and take the second right on that street (it is as if you are heading to the roundabout with NBK and Geant) you should see their sign, right next to Farah Restaurant]

Salmiya, Block 3, Street 5, Building 3.

You can send your emails to kuwaitbachataclub@gmail.com for more information etc.

It is a great dance to learn, a little demonstration of what Bachata dancing is like:

See you there 🙂

Plugging a new sound: Terminus – Shades of Conflict

Please, do visit their page, and listen to the awesomeness that is, or was, a local band in Kuwait (some are scattered around the globe now).

It is worth it.

To those who attended school in the 2000~2004 era, NESians, remember them from Battle of Bands, or Rock music, I forget what the day was called, but they are all that and a bag of chips.

Enjoy, I have the playlist set on repeat until I figure out a way to get these tunes on my ipod 😉

Definition of an @$$hole – In pictures

What really never fails to glaze my donuts is the inconsideration that the majority of the driving populace show for their fellow drivers.

Case in point; I’m on my way to Dar Al Shifa hospital for some routine tests, am scouring the parking lot looking for a space and I see this:

this is a local @$$hole @ work

On the other hand, the trip to the hospital was amusing! Insurance, you gotta love it! I cannot believe a consultation with a Dr. here is 25KD?! Blood work, X-rays, holy-moly… But with a nifty insurance card, all is free 🙂 (for me + spouse,, just sayin’ 😛 )

At the first stop, the Orthopedic unit, I submit my details and am asked to wait in the lobby, I go over to take a seat, and just as I am lowering my derriere to the chair, I landed really hard on something, well, hard! I was like, damn, what just happened?!

Apparently, I miscalculated, and instead of sitting on the plush, full, comfortable chairs they have, I landed on the little table they have attached to it~!

Still, the above anecdote is no excuse for idiot drivers like the ones above, the world does not revolve around you, we all also have errands to run, and drive cars, that need parking spaces, which are impossible to find if assholes like you keep parking the way they do.

Kuwaits Next Health Event – November 27th Beat Diabetes Walkathon

Strangely enough, I found out about this on the day of the 10K marathon!

I decided to go for a walk afterward, treat myself to a nice cup of joe, to compensate for the one I missed after waking up @ 7:30 that morning for a race that starts @ 8:30!

Anyhoo, some background info on the walk:

Landmark Group (remember, Centrepoint’s previous name?), the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, announces the launch of ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon. The walkathon, which is supported by Ministry of Health and Dasman Diabetes Institute, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed to further spread awareness about the condition and its causes among the wider community. The walkathon will take place on Saturday, 27th November 2010; it will begin from The Yacht Club and end at Green Island. Registration is free; forms are available at Landmark Group outlets (Centrepoint, Max, Home Centre and New Look stores).



The ‘Beat Diabetes’ campaign this year will host walkathons and free blood glucose screening.

In Kuwait the screening will take place on 24th and 25th November across the 11 outlets of Landmark group.

Unfortunately for me, I shall not be here for the event 🙁

It shall be from the Yacht Club to Green Island, starting @ 9am

BUT! January, I am definately all in for the half-marathon, 21K, bring it on!

Music that Burns Calories

one of the greatest power songs on my ipod whilst jogging..

Heres lookin’ at you kid,,,

Camels, Cows & Dookie! The Sulaibiya Desert Biking Experience – Pictures

When I got the email saying that friday morning we would be cycling near the arid wasteland that is Sulaibiya, I was a bit hesitant to answer the call. But, my sense of adventure got the best of me, and I decided, so what if it is near the prison, what are the chances an escaped con will want my POS bicycle?

Woke up early friday morning to head out and meet the lead man for directions, I have to say this, there are two classes of expats in Kuwait. Western & Eastern. The Western mentality is more, geared to following the rules, in the sense that here we were, at 6:20 in the morning, driving down the Fourth Ring Road, no cameras in sight, even the camera near the nurseries was removed, and we were on a steady 80. Had I known the way, I would have been going at atleast, 100, 110 tops. Not too fast, but also, not the speed limit mentioned on the signs.

We got on to the 6th and the average speed went up to 110 or so, very law-like. God bless him tho for allowing me to follow, I would have been lost lost lost!

The ride was spectacular. Around 23 peeps showed up for this one, as opposed to the 6 from my abismal first try!

Got to see camels, and smell dookie (manure) all the way! The former was much more preferable than the latter! Even got to see some VIP camels with a police escort! We then crossed the street to the other side and journeyed to the farmlands, stopped by KDC for some Ice-cream and Mint Laban, then headed to a private garden.

I leave you now with photos from that wonderful day:

CAMEL CIGARETTES!!



Oregatu Gozaimas!



Tarzan is handsome, Tarzan is Strong,
He is really cute & his hair is Long !

Look out, here comes the Spiderman!!

Translation: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps over the Lazy Dog X 50!

An Original Quote on Progress

“The most effective way to measure progress is to
know your limits; and then exceed them.”
Lord Aymz

Why did I come up with that?

It all had to do with my past weekend, the busiest of my entire life!

Friday morning, had a desert biking ride with the DBCK, extremely enjoyable! It will get its own post real soon.

Saturday morning, RunQ8 marathon. 10K, managed to finish it in under 50 minutes, I had promised myself I would only have oatmeal for dinner that night, but one thing lead to another, and I met a highschool friend over in Kuwait City and we went and had some Palak Paneer & Dal Fry + some spicy chicken, I think the most destructive of all this was the oil-soaked bread!

Still, I managed to do it in good time, and offer some entertainment to the peeps in the form me jumping over the distance markers, just for shits & giggles.

It was great seeing all the Fijians from the Saracens Rugby team out in full force, as they work for Agility, and were a mighty helpful hand that day. I managed to score a bronze medal (they were giving them out to everyone 😛 ).

Sunday, Rugby training, although I cannot feel anything beneath my thighs, and walking is a pain, I still laced up the boots and went out for training. Got an ovation from the guys for a well-placed tackle, despite doing some damage to my right pinky. And a bruise on my left arm that I have no idea how it got there!

Later on, the gym, for some chest workouts, and a relaxing dip in the freezing cold pool, followed by 10 or so mins in the sauna to unwind.

Monday, more rugby!

So you see, always set your limits, and exceed them, only in that will you truly be able to excel.

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