We have moved, yet again!!!

15 04 2007

If you’re just getting used to the new blog, well it’s time to get used to an even newer one. Well Stickies is now history, we have officially detagged ourselves from it. I wouldn’t say it was a painful experience hehe, but rather a joyful one. Joyful??? Well if you ask me why we named it stickies in the first place, honestly, I have no freakin clue. I do use a lot of stickies at work but I have no particular obsession with them. Not sure about Moe though???

WordPress was much better than blogger and it was great to use it for a few days but, what is better than wordpress??? Your own server. Moe did a lot of great work on this project so I need to highlight that. But having said that, he can’t survive without my technical expertise :lol: .

So ladies and gents, we have officially moved, yet again!!!

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We have moved, yet again!!!

15 04 2007

If you’re just getting used to the new blog, well it’s time to get used to an even newer one. Well Stickies is now history, we have officially detagged ourselves from it. I wouldn’t say it was a painful experience hehe, but rather a joyful one. Joyful??? Well if you ask me why we named it stickies in the first place, honestly, I have no freakin clue. I do use a lot of stickies at work but I have no particular obsession with them. Not sure about Moe though???

WordPress was much better than blogger and it was great to use it for a few days but, what is better than wordpress??? Your own server.  Moe did a lot of great work on this project so I need to highlight that. But having said that, he can’t survive without my technical expertise  :lol: .

So ladies and gents, we have officially moved, yet again!!!
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Bahrainis.. The Worst Paid in The Region !

9 04 2007

I stopped reading newspapers a while ago, nothing good seems to be reported. EVER ! :x An HR case study caught my eyes yesterday which was related to the sub

ject of payroll difference & raises in the gulf nations, the report came to a well known fact which sadly indicates that Bahrain; although had very good economic growth also had the worst record between our sister nations when it came to improving payrolls.

Bahrain also has huge negative differences between higher employees and the ones at the middle and beginning of the employment ladder when it comes to raises and salary differences ! The case study which was conducted by two firms; states that people holding jobs at the public sector suffered the most ! Where they received growth of a wee % 7.5 while the other nations enjoyed a massive % 31 :o

Finishing the report, and drinking my coffee in one gulp (very bad idea) I didn’t know how to react to this; shall I laugh or cry ? I mean how on earth can a country achieve economic growth and have high levels of inflation while the payrolls stay the same ? Especially everyday joes who are not able to coup with the ever increasing prices of powder milk ? YES you’ve read it ! its not a typo. Powder milk is more expensive over here than a full tank of petrol ! I kid you NOT ! :D

Although the case study didn’t bring anything new, seeing the well know facts printed in the rags made it feel like a ton of bricks have just been dropped on me ! Oh well, off to the cash machine ! ;)

Munther





Leaving a Mark on Someone’s Life !

7 04 2007

As you might’ve discovered from this blog that I “Munther”, is a person who can get irritated quite easily ! :P One of the things which really irritates me nowadays is something which a close friend of mine keeps wishing for ! :x Every now and then this guy will go into Mr. Softy mode and starts coming up with weird thoughts, his most popular one is “I want to be remembered for something I’ve done !” Now how on earth, can the most selfish guy I know come up with this sort of idolic dream ? :D I mean I would understand this idea coming from a saint “like me ! :P”but NOT this guy ! :D So I looked him in the eye, shrugged and said to him:

“The next time you see a kid walking down the street while eating an ice cream, run towards him and smash his treat into his face, and see if he remembers you ! I bet he’ll still get shivers when he is in his 60s telling his grandchildren the story of that mad man who came out of the blue and smashed his treat into his face with no reason what so ever !” :D

My mate seemed to really consider this ! So hide your kids people and never let them have ice cream at the out doors while my nut job of a mate is roaming the streets of these once peaceful islands ! :D

I swear that I’m a caring person and never meant for this to get out of hands ! :D :P

Munther





Byebye Blogger :)

7 04 2007

Well, we have finally ditched blogger and moved to wordpress ! :) It had been a project in the pipes for a while now but I have always held back due to the fear of losing our old posts and comments ! Now thanks to the import option in wordpress (supports blogger_beta now) there was no need for further delays ! So farewell blogger, its a new dawn for our blog ! :)

Munther





Interesting Week!!!

1 04 2007

It’s been an interesting 7 days I’d have to say filled with some surprising experiences.

Last Sunday was my first live boxing experience. A colleague of mine is a boxer and invited us to attend a Thai and kickboxing competition. Different, intriguing and violent are the three words I’d use to describe this sport. Never been a fan of it in the first place, never expected it to be quite enjoyable. It wasn’t Lennox Lewis vs. Tyson but it was quite competitive. My friend won his bought and came out with only a small scratch, whereas others were a bit less fortunate. From concussions to seizures to total knockouts, this competition had it all. I’ll definitely go to the next competition.

Monday was slightly different. Sitting on my computer at work early morning, I get sent an email about what is now an ex-colleague in the states. Now this girl was crazy but I never expected her to be that crazy, add to that overly stupid. Well, not only was she a thief (stole neighbour’s packages and mail), but quite deceptive (conned people into making ebay purchases worth thousands of dollars but never delivered any) and for some reason, featured on several escort websites. At the end of the day, she is charged on 23 different cases. What a good way to screw up your career and life. Now if you’re reading this miss, if you were smart, you would’ve gotten the hell out of the US, if not, you’re very screwed.

Today I decided to watch the movie 300, very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now this movie has caused a great uproar especially with the Persians as it depicts the army of Xerxes as savage, monstrous barbarians. Honestly, this movie should just be taken for what it is rather than reading much into it. It’s not the first and it won’t be the last to be criticized. Anyways, I hope everyone’s week was enjoyable.

Good night.





Annoying People

21 03 2007
At the office we have this guy who’s job title states that his job is a secretary but he seems to think that he holds a bigger job at the institute ! For some weired reason this guy seems to think that he is the main figure at the establishment and will dish out orders to those who are in fact higher than him in the hierarchy of the institute ! And if this wasn’t bad enough, the guy has this habit of sticking his finger in every cake claiming that he knows better. :x Anyway, although I have been avoiding the nut job for a while quite seccusfully, the dreaded day came two days ago, and here is what happened:

Nut Job: Mr. Almudawi, I need to speak to you URGENTLY.

Me: Sure ! :) What’s up ? (To myself: Good God, How did I manage to cross paths with this nutter)

Nut Job: First of all, I’d like to complement you on your efforts that you have put in, ever since your promotion .

ME: Cheers Mate (To myself: wait for the bullshit to come)

Nut Job: But it seems that your performance of late have been quite low.

ME: MY PERFORMANCE ? Since when ? (To myself: he got to be kidding me !)

Nut Job: Ever since a month ! And there is nothing wrong with that, if matters were in my hands I’d give you some time off.

ME: No thanks, I am fine. But what made you think that my performance dropped ?

Nut Job: I know things ! And there is another thing ! Why don’t you have any problems at your department ? Are you hiding something ? Especially with you being newly promoted !

ME: :o It seems that you have lots of time to waste mate ! :x I don’t have time for this, I’d rather spend my time where I could be more productive ! Now, please excuse me I’ve got a department to run ! (To myself: What a nut ! I can’t Believe that I wasted 45 mins on an aimless conversation :o)

To be honest, the 45 minutes didn’t go to waste, at least it gave me a proper run for my techniques which I’ve been using to avoid this nut job ! Now I have to go back to the office , to fetch my faithful drawing board and sketch myself improved blueprints to continue avoiding that git ! :D

So lads and lassies, If you have a job or still live a happy life at school (GOD how I envy you:D), think about the most annoying colleague, subordinate, or boss you have at the moment. Then tell me the one thing that your own “nut job” did most recently to get on your nerves. ;)








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