The Three B's

Aahhhh, nothing like a long lazy lethargic weekend. No alarm clocks, no screaming for coffee, nobody banging on the bathroom door while I’m inside, pondering on my throne. Have you ever pictured having the perfect weekend? What would be your idea of a perfect weekend ? Would you laze around all day ? Or do you have the urge to accomplish something ? The strange thing with me is that my weekends never turn out the way I imagine them. By nature I like nothing more than to relax with a good book and a cup of hot coffee. My motto is “Conserve Energy Save the Planet”, conservation of my energy that is 🙂

Today I decided to indulge myself and experience the three B’s. It had been a while since my last experience and so I was really looking forward to it. Oh “what the hell are the Three B’s” you ask ?

BEACH, BARBEQUE and BEER.

Thats a match made in heaven. Imagine this.. Clear blue skies, clear beaches,
the sounds and smells of meat on the grill and most importantly, a really chilled can of beer. Is there anything else in this world that can top this combo ? Well some may disagree but if you were to experience the Three B’s for yourselves I’m sure you would change your opinion. Infact I wish people all over the world would have a beach barbeque together. It can bring people together and in the process bring an end to various conflicts around the globe. Imagine Israelis and Palestinians sharing some kababs, Indians and Pakistanis chatting over some spicy tandoori !! If only…

Its a religious experience
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. The Way to Nirvana, you are surrounded by the sounds of the sea, gentle waves washing up on shore, the smell of the meat on the grill, the fizz from the beer can.

.The next step to Nirvana, bite into that luscious drumstick, savour the juices as it runs off the meat and into your mouth, you chew softly making sure to absorb the flavor of the charcoal smoke and spices.

.A little closer to true enlightenment, you take a sip of that chilled beverage, the little bubbles pop against your tongue, the smooth foam fills your mouth and then you gently swallow that mouthfull, the chilled amber liquid slowly makes its way down your throat and sends a shiver down your body.

.Now you have entered a higher plane, you look around you and realise that this is what makes life worth living.

The Three B’s

Aahhhh, nothing like a long lazy lethargic weekend. No alarm clocks, no screaming for coffee, nobody banging on the bathroom door while I’m inside, pondering on my throne. Have you ever pictured having the perfect weekend? What would be your idea of a perfect weekend ? Would you laze around all day ? Or do you have the urge to accomplish something ? The strange thing with me is that my weekends never turn out the way I imagine them. By nature I like nothing more than to relax with a good book and a cup of hot coffee. My motto is “Conserve Energy Save the Planet”, conservation of my energy that is 🙂

Today I decided to indulge myself and experience the three B’s. It had been a while since my last experience and so I was really looking forward to it. Oh “what the hell are the Three B’s” you ask ?

BEACH, BARBEQUE and BEER.

Thats a match made in heaven. Imagine this.. Clear blue skies, clear beaches,
the sounds and smells of meat on the grill and most importantly, a really chilled can of beer. Is there anything else in this world that can top this combo ? Well some may disagree but if you were to experience the Three B’s for yourselves I’m sure you would change your opinion. Infact I wish people all over the world would have a beach barbeque together. It can bring people together and in the process bring an end to various conflicts around the globe. Imagine Israelis and Palestinians sharing some kababs, Indians and Pakistanis chatting over some spicy tandoori !! If only…

Its a religious experience
————————–
. The Way to Nirvana, you are surrounded by the sounds of the sea, gentle waves washing up on shore, the smell of the meat on the grill, the fizz from the beer can.

.The next step to Nirvana, bite into that luscious drumstick, savour the juices as it runs off the meat and into your mouth, you chew softly making sure to absorb the flavor of the charcoal smoke and spices.

.A little closer to true enlightenment, you take a sip of that chilled beverage, the little bubbles pop against your tongue, the smooth foam fills your mouth and then you gently swallow that mouthfull, the chilled amber liquid slowly makes its way down your throat and sends a shiver down your body.

.Now you have entered a higher plane, you look around you and realise that this is what makes life worth living.

The Dark Side of the Moon

If you came to this blog expecting to read something about the Pink Floyd album ” Dark Side of the Moon”, then I’m sorry to disappoint you. : )

Rather its about our very own moon, the earth’s only satellite. I was doing some reading on stories about the moon from past centuries and it was facinating ! Many cultures and civilizations considered the moon to be a dark and mysterious object. Infact the word “lunatic” is derived from the Latin word “Luna” because it was believed that the phases of the moon and insanity were linked.
Popular legends and myths mention demons and other scary characters coming out on the day of the full moon. The most popular full moon character would be the “Werewolf” who transforms from a timid human into a blood thirsty wolf-like creature when he sees the full moon.
Well me being the brave man that I am, was intrigued by all this literature and decided to get some shots of the moon from the safety of my apartment terrace. And as luck would have it,
It was a Full Moon !!!
Here’s one of the shots that came out good.
Enjoy and I wish you good mental health

"Hey arent you supposed to be wild ?"

Hello city dwellers, this past weekend I decided to leave the confines of my urban surroundings and explore the facinating and sometimes dangerous world of Wild life photography.
Well to be honest, I went to the Kuwait Zoo.
Thats wildlife right ? 🙂

The entrance

As always my sense of timing couldnt have been more perfect ! (for those without Sarcasm detectors, this is me being sarcastic). I reached the zoo a few minutes after the animals had been fed their mid-day meal. To say the least I was downright disappointed. Heres me being totally gungho about seeing roaring tigers, snarling wolves and hissing reptiles, what I saw left me thinking ” I’ve never seen such lazy ass animals in my entire life!”What I did see were snoring wolves, purring lions (yes they do purr when they’re full), a snoozing leopard, stiff tortoises (no surprise there !) and a whole lot of idle deer. The only animals up and about were the monkeys. You might say that they were “monkeying” around (pardon the pun, hehehe)
If you want to see more pictures, please visit my Flickr Album

DSC00169 Leopard

DSC00170 Lions

DSC00171 Hippos

DSC00164 Llama

DSC00159 Wallaby

DSC00197 Porcupines

There is a message I would like to send to all animal lovers and zoo visitors,

Please Please Please Please Please DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS.

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The animals at zoos are not left to fend for themselves, they are fed by the zoo authorities. I hate to see people feeding bread, burgers and popcorn to wild animals. They might recognise all food from visitors as being safe to eat and this gives miscreants an opportunity to feed dangerous substances to unsuspecting animals.
Once again Please DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS AT THE ZOO

He sleeps with the fishes tonight


Tragedy struck a couple of days ago.
My fish tank had been fully set up and I was enjoying watching my little fishies swim around when i noticed one of the smaller gold fish swimming rather slowly and aimlessly. I took him out of the main tank and into the observation tray but my best attemps to save him were in vain. I cleaned out tank fearing a bacterial or fungal infection and then installed an Activated Carbon layer in the filter system. Well things look Okay now, and I’m hoping there wont be anymore ‘deaths’ in the near future.

All Clear now

Thats all for now , till we meet again.

Macro Mania

Hello again,
Ive been going thru a lotta photography articles and stuff this past week to get the most out of my camera but alas the weather has put a damper on my plans once again! The next few photos show what happens when im stuck at home and bored outta my mind.
Macro Shots here I come !

Kiwi Closeups


Energizer

Smile for the Birdie !

The big 07

Its the year 2007 now, wonder what the world has in store for us now. More earthquakes, tsunamis, civil war and genocide… ‘Oh yeah thats a good way to start the year’ you might be thinking, but thats the way it is. Lets face it ladies and gentlemen, the world is screwed up. And looks like it’ll stay this way for a quite a while longer. But who am I to predict these things? 🙂

Well whatever happens I’ve got a couple of things to keep me occupied this year. I’ve got a brand new digicam, a Sony DSC H5. Its got just the right amount of manual controls that I need without going into the D-SLR category. The second thing is that I’ve set up an aquarium at home, got a few Goldfish and Gourami.

I havent had time to take pictures of the aquarium, for now letting everything settle down but
in the coming days you can look forward to a lot more photographs and fish(y) stories.

See you after Christmas

Oh Christmas tree!.. Oh Christmas tree!how lovely are thy branches !..hmmmm…aaand I forgot the rest of the lyrics 😉 anyway that song is what comes to mind when I look at my christmas tree in all its splendor.

I’ve been really busy with work, and thats one of the reasons it took me so long to post this picture.Looks like I’ll be busy till the 25th, yeah thats right, I’ll be working on Christmas day(one of the hazards of working in a Muslim country).Just kidding.. I have to get going now,I’ll be back on the 26th,

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

tis the season…

Its that time of the year again, SEASONS GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL 🙂
lets see we have Christmas, Hanukkah and Eid all within a few days of each other, I’m sure the Greeting card companies are making a killing this year.. as they do always. Well more on that for a later blog.
Lets get back to the spirit of christmas, ah yes the spirits of christmas.. Rum, Vodka, Whiskey (hic!)
I’m happy that I got the tree up well before christmas(but it’ll probably stay up till feb..lazy me ! 🙂 ) theres something about decorating a tree that makes me feel like i’m 12 again, I love the smell of the decorations when they come outta the box. well.. all thats left now are the lights and some small bits and pieces. pictures of the tree coming soon, so keep watching this space.

My weekend at Green Island

Ahh finally the weekend has arrived, and it looks like a perfect day to go out and have some fun.
I decided to go to a place called Green Island. Its a manmade island thats been reclaimed from the sea. A bridge connects the island to the main coastline.

Unlike my usual weekends, I managed to wakeup early and get outta the house by 9.30. Since it was a friday morning there was almost no traffic on the streets and I managed to get there in 30 mins. Bought the entry ticket and I whipped out my trusty Kodak CX7300 camera to capture the highlights of the day.
The island has a very nice walkway thats got the Arabian Sea on one side and shady trees on the other. Spotted a few cyclists as they went about their laps, but other than that there were no pedestrians except yours truly.
I completed a lap of the island and then went towards the Observation tower so that i could get a few shots of the Kuwait City coastline and the Bio Dome from a high angle. Counted 140 steps on my way to the top.. Whewww !! was outta breath for a couple a minutes there, ( mental note to self.. hafta work out more !)
I got a few shots and then it was time to begin my descent back to terra firma.
There are lots of flowers that bloom during this time of the year and they
looked really good on this grey misty day.

Well all that took about an hour and a half and the weather was taking a
turn for the worst, i decided to call it a day and went back home to a nice
hot lunch.. Burp ! excuse moi sil vous plais 🙂