Video: Leona Lewis – Is there a better singer out there?

December 13, 2006

Every once in a while, a special musical talent is unearthed.

Currently appearing on Simon Cowell’s UK Based Reality TV Show ‘The X Factor’ (a much better variant of American Idol)…..may I present you Leona Lewis.

Quite simply one of the best female vocalist I have ever heard. It’s quite frightening how good she is now – how will she be in a few years?

Watch her take on Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ Live…..quite simply….incredible.


Photo: Craziest Shop Decoration Ever?

December 13, 2006

Well, first off, I apologize for my hiatus. I needed some time off to rekindle my thoughts and look for more inspiration.

So check this out.

As you know, I was recently in Milan, Italy. I was walking down one of the narrow shopping streets when I came across the ‘Viktor and Rolf’ store. At first glance, well, things looked decidedly odd. After a second and more thorough look – I saw possibly one of the craziest, nuttiest shop designs ever……

Check out the pics below:

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So you think you can Text Message? Beat the World Champ

November 13, 2006

I’m pretty good at texting. I use texting as my primary form of communication amongst friends etc. It’s so much quicker, easier and direct to the point. Call someone up and you usually waste about 2/3 of your time talking nonsense.

I’ve had a few ‘text message’ competitions with friends and I’m usually up there with the best of them. It should therefore, come as no surprise to learn that my current phone (Nokia 8800) has sent 8742 messages in around 53 weeks of use. That averages out to approximately 23.5 messages per day.

I came across this article and thought it was pretty cool…..

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SINGAPORE (Reuters)– A Singaporean student broke the Guinness World Record for the shortest time needed to type a 160-character SMS message on Sunday after whizzing through the task in less than 42 seconds in a competition.

Sixteen-year-old Ang Chuang Yang typed the SMS (short message service) message in 41.52 seconds, beating the previous record of 42.22 seconds set by American Ben Cook in July, according to Singapore Telecommunications, organizers of the competition.

“I’ll try for 39 seconds next year,” said Ang, adding that the trick to speedy text messaging was to use a mobile phone with larger keys on the dial pad.

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And so, I guess you are all now dying to know what they have to type right?

Well, get your stopwatches out….it’s time to practice the standard SMS message used in all Guiness (Book of Records) competitions.

“The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.”


Video: Superhuman Dancing……Simply Astonishing!!

November 11, 2006

Now I’ve seen some crazy dance moves in my times, but nothing – and I mean nothing – compares to this video made by a guy named Cico. I cannot even fathom how this guy can do these tricks. There are moments in this video when literally you feel like he’s about ready to take off like a helicopter. Truly Amazing…..

Anyways, see you guys later – my kitchen floor awaits.


What was the Number One Song – when you were born?

October 30, 2006

Check out this pop history site, it tells you what was the “Number One Song” at the time when you were a twinkly eyed baby in your mother’s arms. Enter your birthdate and bingo!

Number 1 when I was born:

David Cassidy – Daydreamer…..

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edit: just listened to it………… rubbish song!


Ever wondered what Kuwaitis will look like in 1000 years?

October 18, 2006

 

According to a recent study conducted by scientist Dr. Oliver Curry, we will all look very different from todays modern day pictorial of man.

Not only will we grow taller (averaging between 6 to 7 feet) but we will also live longer – averaging an incredible 120 years in age.  Thanks also to some incredible advances in Medical Technology – a 90 year old human will look and feel just as healthy as a 30 year old. 

Whilst this may sound great for those who dream of slam dunking a basketball like Michael Jordan – the news is not so good for everyone. Apparently, after 100,000 years, we will likely split into 2 different species – one strong, powerful and dominant ‘upperclass’ – and one small, weak and meagre ‘goblin’ class.

Hmmmm……well, I see plenty of weird goblins wondering around Kuwait as it is – I don’t think we need anymore of them thank you very much.   

 


Awesome Johnnie Walker’s Ad from my Lebanon Trip

October 16, 2006

 

I just got back from a quick trip to Lebanon. As you all know, many of the connecting bridges were destroyed during the recent summer Air Strikes. Although spirits were noticeably down – it was great to see that the creativity which Lebanon is regionally famous for – has not been lost.

 Above is an ad which I saw whilst driving around the city. Awesome….