Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thank you...

I just felt like reading through my old blog posts today...and I went way far to read a few posts I have written in past. Some got me shocked with what I had written, some made me smile and some made me miss some of our blogger who are not around any more.

It was honestly a great feeling to read back. I really felt great and so good to be a blogger and around interesting people from around the globe.

I just felt like thanking my blog and all the blogger friends for being there always when needed ... Things changed, Life changed but if there is one thing that didnt change is this blog and all you people who fill me with you comments on my post.

Thank you...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Driving Rules Before Fatoor

Driving in Ramadhan especially before Fa6oor is like sitting on a roller coaster. If a road is of 3 lanes, you will see cars in all the 3 lanes either going really slow or extremely fast. And there has to be one in 5 cars who is going cross ways. Most of them are young guys who remember at the last minute that they have to head back home for fa6oor and are one of the biggest cause of accidents.

Yesterday I went for fatoor at my sisters place. The distance was roughly 15 kms which on normal days one can do in 10 - 15 mins but I did it in 30 mins. I gave my self enough time to avoid the craziness. I think everyone should follow this while driving before fatoor.

1) Give your self enough time so you are not in a rush after you leave.

2) If on a normal day the same distance you would cover in 30 mins you should give it now 45 mins to an hour.

3) If you are planning to drive slow stay in the middle or slowest lane so the fast drivers get a chance to cross.

4) Stay away from lady drivers who are wearing neqab (with all due respect to them). The reason is they avoid to have an eye contact with anyone on the road so they dont bother to look left or right while changing lanes.

5) Its always good to arrive early as you get the best spot to sit and smell some tasty food before fa6oor ;p

bon appétit....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

مبارك عليكم الشهـــــر

I wish all my lovely readers a very Happy and Blessed Ramadan.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Largo Winch

I went to watch this movie today. Even though I didn't know how the movie would turn out but its different than the normal love stories I am tired of watching every day. Its filled with Adventure/Thriller. So if you are looking for something different this weekend. Don't miss it!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Divorce Entrance Dance

I think this video is more hilarious than the Wedding Entrance Dance.

Final Update on my NBK Deposit

I received the below mentioned comment on my yesterdays post at 9:30AM today morning:

"Good day,
I was very concerned to read about your NBK ATM Depositing Machine claim dated 3rd & 9th of Aug 2009.
I totally agree with you that 1 week is not an acceptable time frame to respond & resolve a CDM claim & this is neither NBK standards nor the promise of good service to our customers.
Thank you for your patience and please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
I need more info from your side but for privacy reasons I cannot ask you to send details via email so please contact me on 225xxxxx
Sincere Regards
NBK-Customer Care Management"

I quickly picked up the phone and dialed the number. To my surprise I was heard by a very nice gentleman Mr. W H from NBK. I explained him the issue and he promised to give me a call before 1:00pm today with an update.

At 11:45AM I received a call again that my money will be deposited today in my account. 9 minutes later I receive a msg on my phone and the money is there.

Thank You Mr. W H. I really appreciate your support on this issue. Thank You NBK as I am a happy customer now :)

Blogsphere Rocks!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Update on my NBK deposit

Remember my post few days back where my money got sucked by the NBK ATM deposit machine. Well after waiting for a week and no news I decided to visit the bank again. I felt like for a week they didn't take any action against it and they started working after my anger. After waiting for 25 minutes the branch manager informed me that she will follow up my case and try to resolve it as soon as possible.

I received a call at 1pm today from one of the ladies at the same branch. She asked me a few questions about my deposit. Before she hanged up I asked her 'Can I please know exactly whats the status of my deposit?' She kindly replied 'Sir to be honest with you we didnt find any extra cash in the machine and we will try to look through the security cameras now'. I was shocked and depressed at her answer!! Still I am not gonna let those SUCKERS take my money!!!! Today they are informing me that they cant find the money and on Thursday on the phone I was informed that there was an error found in the transation on the atm roll. Conflicting clearly shows the bank is not ready to accept their mistake!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I was tagged by Journal Entries a while ago ... so here we go!

8 Things I'm looking forward to
1. Expanding my Business.
2. A vacation.
3. Lexus LS460.
4. Finishing my projects.
5. Relaxing on Sofa and watching TV.
6. Kicking someone's $!!
7. Buying a BB
8. Have a lovely weekend!

8 Things I Wish I Could Do
1. Live outside Kuwait...(will do that soon!)
2. Fly a jet plane.
3. Get a new replacement instead of that stupid Jhangeer(my employee).
4. Sleep for more than 8 hours a day.
5. Walk on the moon.
6. Go on a cruise.
7. Do something out of my routine.
8. Have one day in my life without planning for the next day!

8 Things I love
1. I love "Empty Msg"
2. Chocolate.
3. Food.
4. To buy new phone and motorcycles and cars (sooo typical of me)
5. Internet.
6. Working - that makes me workaholic!
7. Long Drives.
8. Traveling.

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1. Went to work.
2. Went to my business.
3. Visited a friends deewaniya.
4. Ate Chocolate.
5. Surfed the net.
6. Had an argument.
7. Ate McDonalds.
8. Called my mom.

8 Shows I Watch
1. I
2. Hate
3. Watching
4. TV
5. Shows
6. Except
7. Some
8. Which I cant recall now :p

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Monday, August 3, 2009

NBK ATM Depositing Machine

When I use a service like ATM deposit I didn't expect that in case of error I have to wait for a week? Its just pathetic...

I always use the deposit machines to deposit money. I think its a great idea but not after yesterdays incident!!

I went to deposit some money in the bank and used the ATM machine. The money gets stuck in for some reason, the machine gives some error and the next thing I know is the machine starts sounding. A few minutes later I get my card back but no money!!! I thought the process would be simple I go the next day and take my money. But NO...

I visited the branch this morning filled up an application and was informed that within a week my money will be deposited. I didn't accept that and asked the guy for a reason. I was informed that no one is allowed to open the ATM except "Al Mulla Security". Once they visit the branch and collect or deposit the cash they will then take out my deposited money and send to the head office and then if they are satisfied that the money belongs to me it will be deposited into my account!!!! WTF...

This is soo un reliable. At times I depost money in four figures and what if I need them the next day after depositing or I am traveling?? Will I wait for a week?? I just hated it..Those answers didn't satisfy me...

But lesson learned I will never use those machines again no matter how good they look. Thanks NBK for making life so not easy!!!