Souq Al-Mubarkiya – سوق المباركية

11 Jan 2010  4 Comments

Yesterday i took my random yearly trip to Souq Al-Mubarkiya, one of the most historic places in Kuwait. I wasnt looking for anything, just a little walk around since the weather was nice and there wasnt much to do last night. It was nice to see some foreigners (europeans/americans) walking around and enjoying a taste of our history. I took some quick snaps of random things with my phone which you can find below…

I saw this canon-like Courvoisier Cognac bottle in a random store with lots of old and vintage stuff. I regretted not buying later actually because it does look pretty cool. I also found some really old wind up record players that still work which was also interesting. Click below to see the rest of the pictures. Continue Reading

Pocahontas VS Avatar

11 Jan 2010  4 Comments

I thought James Cameron conceived the Avatar idea 15 years ago? But this is just too similar, isn’t it?

Pocahontas vs Avatar

So, Avatar is nothing but a futuristic Pocahontas eh?

2009 in Review

4 Jan 2010  5 Comments

From Obama, to MJ, to Dubai, to Swine Flu, to Juwaihel, to Kuwait’s Parliament to the iPhone vs Everyone battle, to the Mishref Sewage plant disaster. Events that directly affected us as Kuwaiti’s in 2009, feel free to add yours.

History is made in the USA with the inauguration of the first black president, for the first time in a while, many Americans are optimistic. Is it too much pressure on one person to heal the world? Check the rest of the entry below. Continue Reading

Crazy Egyptian Pilot

29 Aug 2009  2 Comments

This video is about an Egyptian Mig-21 pilot who during the war of October 1973 was struggling to get away from an Israeli jet trying to shoot him down, so he performs a maneuver that is scientifically impossible to do according to the laws of physics. Great video with a recreation of the events from the History Channel.

In Memory of 02/08/1990

3 Aug 2009  1 Comment

This date will never be forgotten by people who have lived through the horrific invasion of Kuwait, the following video clip will bring back some memories from that time.

 

Let’s hope that we will never see such times again and hope for the end of all suffering in the whole world.

The Badass Finns

27 May 2009  2 Comments

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Why? because of 2 reasons.

1. The Winter War

On November 30th 1939, the Soviet Union attacked Finland with the intention of conquering it. The Soviet Union had 4 times as many soldiers, 30 times as many aircraft and 218 times as many tanks.

What the Russians thought will be a quickie, lasted all winter till march 12th 1940 and both signed the Moscow Peace Treaty when the Finns gave up 9% of there land and 20% of their industrial capacity.

During this short lived war, the Soviet Union preformed so poorly that Adolf Hitler thought he might take a swing at them him self.

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So for every 1 dead finn there was 3 dead Russian, and for every 1 captured Finn there was 40 captured Russians. The Finns killed more than 80,000 soldiers, more than 700 of those were killed by one man….

2. Simo Hayha

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Ya I know, the dude doesn’t look that scary but he has the coolest real world nickname, “White Death”, because of his white camouflage that he used to wear in -40 degrees temperatures while killing hundreds of Russians all in 100 days of war.

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The Russians literally tried everything to stop Simo, including sending a whole task force after him, a team of counter snipers and artillery. He either killed all of them or just chewed off there heads.

On March 6th he was shot in the face with an exploding bullet Crushing his jaw and blowing of half his face BUT NOT KILLING HIM, this guy was so badass he had bullets for breakfast, literally.

He died many many years later, April 2002

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