Wednesday, December 17, 2008


A young Lebanese man started tagging bloggers of his list and the tagged bloggers tag their people on their list and so forth for the loop. It happened that I got tagged by Muggle, although I usually ignore such tagging posts but just this one and this time:

1- List down 5 things people probably didn't know about you
2- Tag atleast three people

  1. I'm allergic to all kind of seafood.
  2. I've never fell in love. *sigh*
  3. I have got the least results in high school between my siblings but thankfully I managed to be studying Engineering at SQU.
  4. Sports and Politics are the least topics that interest me.
  5. I have an odd characteristic; loner yet very outgoing.

Sorry Muggle, but I only have Noor who has not been tagged by other bloggers. So, Noor you're tagged!


UPDATE: I thought of adding another more 5 things :D

  1. I'm the mid child between my siblings.
  2. I failed grade 10. (lol whatever :p)
  3. I'm very good when it comes to sarcasm.
  4. I'm a very punctual person.
  5. I can be as stoic as blunt when it comes to emotions.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's over..

Yes, I'm almost done with my training program and exams and I'm going home this Monday inshallah. I'll be resuming to work in Oman Office on the 20th of Dec, next Saturday but I am literally not that much excited. I completed more than a year in the company and till now I didn't take my annual leave which explains that I'm enjoying what I am doing but for the very last three months, I don't seem to be.

Amjad is done with his exams and yesterday we went out for a dinner with some of my friends. I was planning to stay longer with him, but due to some changes in my first plan (too stay in the US for longer time) has changed, so everything changed. My flight is on Monday afternoon and it's going to be a long flight; 21 hours. I'm looking forward for it, since I'll be having more time to read my current reading novel (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ).

One of my older brothers' birthday is coming up soon and I'm the worst person when it comes on choosing a gift. I decided to go and get him a laptop since his current laptop is kinda outdated and already damaged by his daughters. I chose the Dell Inspiron 1525 which was on sales by $599 from Best Buy stores. I think it is fair enough for his daily personal uses since he is a pediatrist (as consultant).

I have nothing to do till Monday afternoon and I'm literally bored watching animes, movies, chatting on MSN, shopping but not very bored with sleeping. *muhahahahahaha*

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow in Houston?

This is really unusual to see snow in Houston, because it doesn't happen very often. Yesterday was really cold and the temperature reached almost 3C'. It happened that Amjad came from the northwest of Texas, from Lubback (which is very cold at this time of the year) to stay with his brother and it seems he brought the curse from there :P. It's expected that the weather would be getting warmer by tomorrow and back to normal the day after.

UPDATE: pictures have been added.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


This is my first time in my whole entire life to spend Eid away from family away from my country; it doesn't feel Eid at all. I didn't really do anything much to mention in the first day except visiting a friend and staying at his place till midnight and that's it. I have been all watching movies, sleeping or maybe chit-chatting on MSN with friends. I don't have classes till Thursday, so you can imagine how bored I am till Thursday. Meanwhile, I'm downloading the second movie of Azumi; the first part was one of my all-the-time-favorite-movies. This is the trailer of the first part:

The one I'm downloading now is the second one: Azumi, Death or Love

This movie reminds me of one of my other all-the-time-favorite-movies, which is called Shinobi. Here's the trailer:

I'm thinking of buying a new Nintendo Wii, just for the sake to play Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX2. Check the Trailer:

YES, I so much love fighting games. :D

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Houston, TX !

It's been almost a month since I arrived to the U.S.A, specifically to Houston in Texas. I'm here for a training program in the Weatherford WTTC under the Fishing & Re-entry Services classes. I pretty much like it here and how systematic the life is, however, it can get nasty when there is a traffic jam which you really don't want to experience. People here drive very safely and in order, sadly unlike in Oman. No one honks you at the traffic lights, no one flashing you with full lights if you're driving slow, no one is interfering your business and so forth.
Through my interaction with Texans people, I noticed the majority of them are very racist and they can be super sarcastic even about other people from other States, although they're from their own country. I know it happens the same in my country but very minor! One of the most shocking thing that happpened here and freaked me out is a raping crime. A 40 years old black man who's infected with HIV raped an old white 69 years old man in front of his house at 8:00 AM in the morning and infected him with HIV, too! How could it be any less insecure? Is this racism? Insanity? What exactly? Such a real madness!
Anyways, I'm staying in the Crown Plaza and during the weekdays, I'm completely lonely and I do not go out since classes finish at 5 PM. However, in weekends or breaks, I do go to one of my SQU mates' place (who's here for two years working for OXY) and meet other Arabs in a coffee shop, a mall or a restaurant. It happened that we went to Dallas two weeks ago and to San Antonio last week. I had fun in Dallas but in San Antonio I didn't really enjoy because we went there during the Thanksgiving holidays and most shops and malls were closed. I did a lot of shopping in the BlackFriday they have which is basically crazy sales (up to 75%) for most of the designer wears and most of the people went into shopping madness.
I'm glad I made it here and made some friends from Lousiana, New Mexico, Mexico, Colombia and even some from Norway. I'm enjoying my classes and I'm planning to go back to Oman with full confidence to run some operations independently. I just feel like I need to spend some time more with dressing and undressing couple of complicated fishing tools and go out with experienced Fishing Supervisors and then, I'll definitely start running operations alone, thereafter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The last two weeks!

It has been a while since I last updated. I have been busy a little bit for the last couple of weeks; Eid, photo-shooting, etc etc. As I mentioned in my previous post that I bought a DSLR camera [Canon EOS 450D] and I have been experimenting it and took some shots. Here are some of the shots that I would like to share:

One of the main reasons why I didn't update my blog in the last two week, is that I did eyes surgery for vision correction at Muscat Eye Laser Center right after Eid; namely the Lasek. It was totally hectic and painful in the first two days. I cannot describe the pain I went through but in the first two days my eyes were very itchy (and still till now but less) and whenever I blink my eyes, it's like I feel someone cutting my eyes with bare blades. Along with that, I've been advised not to get exposed to any kind of lights; not to use the laptop or watch TV and keep my eyes closed most of the time for a whole week. You can't imagine how hectic it could be, but literally, I felt like I was prisoned in my room forever.

This is how my eyes looked like in the third day. You can see the effect of tiredness

When doing Lasek surgery, in order to help healing your cornea, usually contact lenses will be placed on your eyes for a period of time. This period differs from a person to another, depending on how flat/soft your cornea is, however, in my case the lenses were placed for a week. A week later from the surgery, I went back to MELC to remove the lenses, despite the fact of their bad services, when the doctor was checking my eyes and going to remove the lenses, he removed the left lense a bit harshly and the consequence of that I got a small crack in the cornea which made me suffer another 3 days to get it fully healed. During these 3 days, my left eye was tearing all the time, even when I'm sleeping. I could have had sued the doctor for his aggressive way of removing the contact lense from my eye, but I was just being so patient and wanting to recover to my normal health ASAP. Notice the redness and the tiredness on my left eye in the picture below:

Thankfully (el7madellh), I am now feeling much more better and I must say that it was worth doing the surgery because now I see things more clearer and more 'WoW'. This is how my eyes look like now:

Just one more thing about MELC which I honstly didn't like. They have one of the worst customer service you could ever experience. If you call their Customer Service Line, no one will respond to you immediately and if you're lucky enough, they'll call you back in no less than an hour later. Notwithstanding, when they schedule you for an appointment and you arrive at the right time, you'll have to wait for another hour till it's your turn to see the doctor. Now for heaven's sake, what kind of a service is this??

Anyhow, immediately after I got my cornea fully healed I went to UAE visiting relatives in Abu Dhabi and shopping in Dubai. Nothing special to mention, but I feel like posting this picture below which I took when I had soms Krispy Kreme doughnuts. (Yes 3anooda, this is a show off :p )

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Happy Eid + Happy Anniversary

Happy Eid: I truly wish all of you a very pleasant and joyful Eid, to you, your families and your beloved ones. Have a blast :)

Happy Anniversary: Yes! Exactly today, I completed 1 year working in Weatherford International. What a coincidence that I'm going to celebrate two things in one day? :p

Just a side note: Lately, I was confused on which DSLR camera should I get and I was all hesitant between the Nikon D90 and the Canon EOS 450D. Eventually, I ended up with Canon and only Canon; 'cause I've been using canon in the past 8 years. I'll be posting couple of my shots some time later.

Happy Eid to all of you once again, have fun guys. ;)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Naruto Shippuuden Movie 2: Bonds

What do we know? It has yet to be stated at what point in continuity this movie will take place, but we do know it takes places in the post-timeskip Shippuuden time frame. The story line involves Sasuke and Naruto interacting in some fashion. It is unclear if the movie storyline will attempt to follow the manga continuity at all. Like the previous movies, movie 4 will probably exist in its own continuity, outside of the main storyline.

What's the story? At this point we don't have much to go on. Apparently Sasuke is the lead in this movie, however Naruto still plays some part in the story.

What do I think? Taking place in the post-timeskip time frame and involving Sasuke as the main character should help separate it from the previous movie entries. With Naruto playing a role in the story however, it's unlcear just how Sasuke focused the movie will be



Friday, January 11, 2008

My Job.

Just wanted to say that I started working in one of the leading Oilfield Companies called Weatherford. I work under the Business Development & Technical Support Group Department, dedicated to technically support the Fishing & Re-entry Services. I'm literally satisfied in my job and working within a multinational environment that helps me to enhance my skills in different aspects.
I have been involved in different operations in the desert for technical training and outside Oman for non-techincal training courses. What I like in Weatherford, that every employee get to see their career plans and their competencies.
NOTE: I have updated this post intentionally on the 18th of Sept 2008.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happy New Islamic Year


It has been a while since I updated my blog and I think because I was (and still) busy with my new job, I haven't have enough time to update. I'll soon be updating, hopefully :p

Happy New Islamic Year :)