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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
How good is your Voice ?
How good is your Voice ?


Regardless of the quality of my voice, i've been singing the following lyrics - in the shower - and i have to admit, i sound like a drunken Tenor ! but it feels good to sing the lyrics out loud in the shower, just like one of the Famous male tenors and to sing it in Italian adds a special twist to it.

so here is some information about it, followed by a recording of that famous part of La donna e mobile (Verdi - Rigoletto) performed by Andrea Bocelli.



La donna è mobile

"La donna è mobile" ("Woman is fickle") is the cynical Duke of Mantua's casually misogynistic canzone from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto (1851). Its reprise in the last act is chilling, as Rigoletto realizes from the sound of the Duke's lively voice coming from within the tavern (offstage), that the body in the sack is not that of the Duke after all.
The canzone is famous as a showcase for tenors. It has been recorded by Enrico Caruso, Pl?cido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and hundreds of others.

The Music

The almost comical-sounding theme of La donna è mobile is introduced immediately, and runs thus:






The Lyrics

Original Italian

La donna è mobile
Qual piuma al vento,Muta d'accento - e di pensiero.
Sempre un amabile,
Leggiadro viso,In pianto o in riso, - è menzognero.
? sempre misero
Chi a lei s'affida,Chi le confida - mal cauto il core!
Pur mai non sentesi
Felice appienoChi su quel seno - non liba amore!

English Translation

The woman is unpredictable,
Like a feather in the wind,She changes her voice - and her thoughts.
Always sweet,
Pretty face,In tears or in laughter, - always lying.
Always miserable,
He who trusts her,Who confides in her - his unwary heart!
Yet nobody feels
Fully happyWho on that bosom - doesn't drink love!

Listen to it



 
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Friday, November 10, 2006
Big Mac Index

Big Mac Index
The Big Mac index was introduced by The Economist newspaper in September 1986
as a humorous illustration and has been published by that paper annually since then. The index also gave rise to the word burgernomics.

Burgernomics is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity, the notion that a dollar should buy the same amount in all countries. Thus in the long run, the exchange rate between two countries should move towards the rate that equalises the prices of an identical basket of goods and services in each country. The Economic "basket" is a McDonald's Big Mac, which is produced in about 120 countries. The Big Mac PPP is the exchange rate that would mean hamburgers cost the same in America as abroad. Comparing actual exchange rates with PPP's indicates whether a currency is under- or overvalued.

For example, suppose a the price of a Big Mac is $2.50 in the United States and £2.00 in the United Kingdom; thus, the PPP rate is 2.50/2.00 = 1.25. If, in fact,

the US dollar buys £0.55 (or £1 = $1.81), then the pound is over-valued (1.81 > 1.25) with the respect to the dollar by 44.8% in comparison with the price of the Big Mac in both countries (information as of 2005).
 
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Thursday, November 09, 2006
في حــــاجـــة ؟
شعر عامي مصري جميل يمثل الوضع الراهن في أغلب الدول العربيه





 
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tag, Tag, Tag
tagged by Blue Ice Envy


Me:

Family members: Parents, 1 Wife ( so far), 1 Son,1 Daughter, 5 brothers ( 1 POW).
Nationality: Kuwaiti .
Birthplace: Kuwait City.
Birthday: 07/08/1971.
Zodiac sign: Leo.

Eye Color: Hazel Brown.
Hair Color: Black.
Speritual believes: Muslim.
Sexual orientation: Well Oriented hehe - Straight.
Piercings: hommey dont do dat .


Favorites:

Favorite Food: French, Italian, Lebanese, Indian.
Favorite Drink: Diet Coca cola, Black American Coffee ( no sugar, no cream).
Favorite Candy: Dark chocolate ( Godiva or NeHaus brands.)
Favorite Color: Blue.
Favorite Number: Seven.
Favorite Animal:Parrots & Fish ( any animal with two legs hehe).
Favorite Flower: Tulip & Orchid.
Favorite website: www.google.com. ( google your way )
Favorite Messenger: Msn Messenger.
Favorite Stores: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Electronics stores.
Favorite sport: Scuba Diving & shooting.
Favorite sitcom: Seinfeld.
Favorite TV show: Jeopardy.
Favorite singer: Sade.

Currently:

Location: Kuwait.
Studies: Bachelor Degree - Hotel & Restaurant Management, MBA, Master of Business Administration ( strategic Management Focus).
Writings: currently only blog posts .
Boyfriend/girlfriend: e7em, married :) .

Update:

Countries you visited: many to list, but ill try my best .. America, france, Spain, Germany, Swiss, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Blugaria, Turkey, UK, Greece,Thailand, Malaysia,Singapore,Morocco,Egypt,KSA,Qatar,Bahrain,UAE ..
Smoker: Like a chimney
Done drugs: Beta tester
Night life or day life: Night Owl
Been to France: 3 Times
Anything else: asallem 3ala all bloggers hehehe
 
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Priorities
i dont like recieving forwarded Email messages. most of the time, these messages are either outdated or duplicate copies of other messages. Yesterday, ive recieved the following " Forwarded" message Twice by the Same sender ! ok, you got my attention... now, i clicked on the message, read it quickly, then had to read it all over again and... im really touched by it.... so, this is me forwarding the Email message to all of the blog readers.

" The Mother"

1. When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. you thanked her by crying all the night.
2. When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked her by running away when she called.
3. When you were 3 years old, she made all your mealswith love. You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.
4. When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons. You thanked her by coloring the dinning roomtable.
5. When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for theholidays. You thanked her by looping into the nearest pile of mud.
6. When you were 6 years old, she walked you into school. You thanked her by screaming, "I'M NOT GOING".
7. When you were 7 years old, she bought you abaseball. You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor window.
8. When you were 8 years old, she handed you an icecream. You thanked her by dripping it all over youlap.
9. When you were 9 years old, she paid for pianolessons. You thanked her by never even bothering to practice it.
10. When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day,from soccer to gymnastic to one birthday party afteranother. You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.
11. When you were 11 years old, she took you and yourfriends to the movies. You thanked her by asking tosit in the different row.
12. When you were 12 years old, she warned you not towatch certain TV shows. You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.
13. When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that wasbecoming. You thanked her by telling her she had notaste.
14. When you were 14, she paid for a month away atsummer camp. You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.
15. When you were 15, she came home from work, lookingfor a hug. You thanked her by having your bedroom doorlocked.
16. When you were 16, she taught you how to drove hercar. You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.
17. When you were 17, she was expecting an importantcall. You thanked her by being on the phone all night.
18. When you were 18, she cried at your schoolgraduation. You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.
19. When you were 19, she paid for your collegetuition, drove you to campus, carried your bags. Youthanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of you friends.
20. When you were 20, she asked whether you wereseeing anyone. You thanked her by saying "It's none ofyou business".
21. When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future. You thanked her by saying "I don't want to be like you".
22. When you were 22, she hugged you at your collegegraduation. You thanked her by asking whether shecould pay for a trip to Europe .
23. When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment. You thanked her by telling yourfriend it was ugly.
24. When you were 24, she met your fiance and askedabout your plans for the future. You thanked her by glaring and growling, "Muuhh-ther, please!"
25. When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told how deeply she lovedyou. You thanked her by moving halfway across thecountry.
26. When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby. You thanked by telling her, "Things are different now."
27. When you were 40, she called to remind you of arelative's birthday. You thanked her by saying you were "really busy right now."
28. When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her. You thanked her by reading about theburden parents become to their children.
29. And then, one day, she quietly died. And everything you never did, came crashing down like thunder on your heart.
IF SHE' S STILL AROUND, NEVER FORGET TO LOVE HER MORETHAN EVER.AND IF SHE' S NOT,REMEMBER HER UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
 
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Sunday, November 05, 2006
اعـــــدام
بعد ترقب وانتظار وجلسات عديدة لمحاكمة صدام ومعاونيه من مجرمي العراق .. أصدرت المحكمة اليوم أول الاحكام في قضية الدجيل . تتراوح الاحكام ما بين عقوبة الاعدام شنقا والسجن المؤبد والسجن لمدد مختلفة وحتى البراءة لاحد المتهمين. ازف أسمى التهاني للشعب العراقي ولكل الشعوب التي عانت من اضطهاد الطاغية صدام حسين و أبارك للشعب الكويتي بمناسبة استجابة الله لدعواهم والحكم على الطاغية بالاعدام شنقا. الشارع العراقي تخللته الفوضى واطلاق النار ابتهاجا بصدور الاحكام على صدام وزمرته حتى ان المساجد باتت تطلب من الناس ان تكف عن اطلاق النار ولكن بهجة الشعب وغبطته أقوى من اي نداء ... مبروك لكل من عانى .. مبروك لكل من فقد غاليا .. مبروك لكل الشرفاء
 
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Saturday, November 04, 2006
only in Kuwait
How to recruit the right person for the job


Put about 100 bricks in no particular order in a closed room with an Open window.
Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door.
Leave them alone and come back after 1 hour and then analyze the situation.

If they are counting the bricks: Put them in the accounts department.

If they are already recounting them, put them in auditing.
If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks: Put them in engineering.
If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order: Put them in planning.
If they are throwing the bricks at each other: Put them in operations.

If they are sleeping: Put them in reception
If they have broken the bricks into pieces:Put them in information technology.
If they are sitting idle: Put them in human resources.

If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved: Put them in sales.
If they have already left for the day: Put them in marketing.
If they are staring out of the window: Put them in strategic planning.

And then last but not least....

If they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved: Congratulate them and put them in top management.

 
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
طريقك أخضر







بتصميم أمريكي وانتاج هندي، السيارة الخضراء صديقة البيئة التي تعمل بالطاقة الكهربائية عوضا عن الوقود التقليدي بدأت تحوز على الاهتمام في شوارع العاصة البريطانية لندن. تقوم السيارات التي تسير بالوقود التقليدي بطرد الكثير من الغازات السامة وغاز ثاني اكسيد الكربون بما يعادل 2 طن سنويا ! مثل هذه السيارة التي تسير على الطاقة الكهربائية قد تكون المرشح المناسب لمشروع جزيرة فيلكا المستقبلي، حيث صرح المسئولين الكويتيين عن توجههم لحماية البيئة الكويتية في مشروع جزيرة فيلكا ورغبتهم في منع السيارات التي تسير بالوقود. كلفة السيارة تتراوح مابين 3000 د.ك الى 4500 د.ك وتتوافر بألوان مميزة ومواصفات فاخرة

Designed in California and manufactured in India, GoinGreen's G-Wiz electric cars are a hit in London, where the company has sold over 600 units, making London the electric car capital of the world. GoinGreen, which was founded in 2004 and has received numerous new business awards, did so purely by word of mouth – without dealers, showrooms, advertising, or sales staff. The company cuts costs by selling directly to consumers through its online store. No need for showrooms, either. Interested consumers can make an appointment to test-drive a vehicle at one of four locations in and around London.
Potential emission-free drivers have a choice of two models, aptly named AC and DC. The standard DC model has a maximum range of 40 miles, can go up to 40 mph and is priced at GBP 5,956. Its slightly faster (45 mph) sibling features optional extras like leather seats, remote central locking, and batteries that are upgradeable to hi-performance lithium-ion. AC is available in a variety of colours, including leopard and tiger prints, and is priced from GBP 6,807. Unlike most electric vehicles, the G-Wiz can seat four.
Besides saving on gas, G-Wiz drivers in London are also exempt from paying the city's congestion charge of GBP 8 per day and don’t have to pay road tax, either. Some neighbourhoods also offer free parking for electric vehicles. Limited range and speed are hardly an issue in the city, where most trips are short and traffic doesn't usually allow for speeds over 15 mph. (To see the G-Wiz in action, check out
this video.) Green to the core, GoinGreen not only lobbies for a switch to emission free transport, but also off-sets CO2 produced in the manufacturing, delivery and first two year's driving of every car they sell. Offsets are bought from Climate Care, which uses the money to fund CO2 reduction projects.
GoinGreen is the first retailer to sell a large number of this model, which is known as
Reva in its native India. Reva is said to be the cheapest commercially produced electric car in the world, and suggested niche markets include small island nations (expensive to get fuel to), and postal delivery services, whose vehicles stop and start frequently and don't need to drive at high speeds.
Interested in selling a racier battery-powered ride? Check out
Tesla, which is building electric roadsters that will be available for purchase in early 2007, with an anticipated delivery date of fall 2007. A Tesla Roadster can do zero to 60 mph in about 4 seconds, has a top speed of over 130 mph and a range of 250 miles.
Plenty of opportunities for emission free entrepreneurs!
Website:
http://www.goingreen.co.uk/
Contact: ask@goingreen.co.uk
 
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