Thursday, July 26, 2007

UNESCO removed a natural park in Oman from its list of world heritage sites

Unesco strips Oman site of heritage status Paris - Unesco on Thursday removed a natural park in Oman from its list of world heritage sites - the first time it has taken such a step since the list was created 35 years ago.
The decision to delete the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary from the list was taken after the Omani government reduced the size of the protected area by 90 percent, Unesco said in a statement from its Paris headquarters.
The UN cultural organization’s World Heritage Committee is meeting in New Zealand to consider new applicants to the prestigious list, as well as problem sites that risk losing their world heritage status.
"In 1996 the population of the Arabian Oryx in the site was 450 but it has since dwindled to 65 with only about four breeding pairs, making its future viability uncertain. This decline is due to poaching and habitat degradation," Unesco said." The Committee felt that the unilateral reduction in the size of the sanctuary and plans to proceed with hydrocarbon prosecution would destroy the value and integrity of the property, which is also home to other endangered species including, the Arabian gazelle and houbara bustard," it said.
The committee earlier this week placed Ecuador's Galapagos islands on an "endangered sites" list because of the threat from tourism and non-native species.


After reading this article. It made me wonder: -

- When did Oman reduce the "Arabian Oryx Sanctuary"??

I known for a long time now that Oman has one of the largest Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in the gulf, when did this change? us as Omani’s we have great pride in our heritage and the Arabian Oryx is one of the main things that we put our pride for it. How did he dare (The person who signed the reduction of the "Arabian Oryx Sanctuary" and turned it into an oil field production area. I am disappointed in such act.

- How come it wasn’t announced in the Omani local media??

As we all know the local media is decrease to so called media. They cover and hide every thing from the local population.

- Would his majesty do such a thing or as always things were done behind the sense!!!

Well I have nothing to say about this, every thing in Oman is done from behind of his majesty, every thing that people in power in Oman do is look for ways to improve their bank accounts number's and care less for other useless material to them. I would like to ask you people who do such acts, do you care about your country & heritage or you just care about the endless amount of cash that you would like to snap from the system.

Every time I hear such things I loss hope for our heritage to last for the next generation...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

3-D printers

As a child, Hod Lipson lost Lego pieces constantly. Now the 39-year-old director of Cornell University’s Computational Synthesis Lab can build replacement parts on the spot. Completed last year, Lipson’s fabrication machine, called a “fabber,” can print thousands of three-dimensional objects, everything from toy parts to artificial muscles, using dozens of materials, including PlayDoh, peanut butter and silicone, by following simple directions sent to it by a PC. About the size of a microwave, the fabber costs $2,300 to assemble—roughly one tenth the cost of commercial 3-D printers.
I am going to get one those as it gets to the streets,,,

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Yemen trip # 2

Four hours of nice sleep, I wake up with few big knocks on my room door,,, I freaked out and fell down the bed (I thought something has happened and we are needed to evacuate), Luckily that wasn’t the case, I answered the door and saw someone who gave me a ticket and told me that I need to get ready to go to Mukala... I was a bit pissed since I didn’t get lots of sleep and they didn’t inform about this earlier,,,, after few minutes I went down to the airport the city was empty and it was about six in the morning,,, Later after I reached the airport, and started my check in,, they told me that there is something wrong with my ticket and I needed to change my ticket!!! I was pissed off when they told me that,,, This is not the way the company is suppose to be running. After I changed my ticket, I checked in, few minutes later I am on the airplane going to Mukala.

An hour later I have reached Mukala where there was a driver waiting for me and then we went to Massila,,, which is about three hours drive through mountain terrain there were huge and steep, Some were like 60° where cars has a bit of hard time to get up...

When I have reached Massila and settled in the room that they gave me,,, I spent some time to look around and see if there were any person that I know so we can hang out… luckily my emeriti friend was there (IBY)... So we had some time to fool around and joke about every thing, We then managed to be friends with the people working there, where they invited us to their “PARTY” That night was hell of a fun… Other than that we were doing nothing, just surfing the net and shisha and Qat,,,

Few days of having fun both of us went to the rig and did some work, I have only spent three days on the rig and then back to Massila and spend nine days, and when I managed to contact my manager here in Yemen, I discovered that they have actually forgot that I was over there,,, Then they said that I need to go back and my services are no longer required...

Well I am happy about it getting some serious cash when all I did is sleep, eat & surfing the net...

The getting back, was a whole different story with its own mess ups and destiny’s way of saying that I need to suffer so I can enjoy that cash that I got,,, where hopefully I will take about it in the next topic...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Be out for a while!!!

I will be gone for a while, there are some important changes right now in my life,,,

and I am getting really bzy, but I promise you I will be back soon at the end of this month!!!

cya then,,,

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Yemen Trip # 1

This is my second time here in Yemen!! Through it has been a year now since the first time but nothing has changed!! Things around might be a little bit messed up but it could is fun to see a neighboring country that we hear a lot on the news!!! Things might not be as worse as you guys expect over here. The people are wonderful and friendly, I tend to get special treatment once they know that I am Omani,,, LOL

I came here on Thursday (17th of May) I took the Qataria Airway! Where I would like to thank one of the flight attendant who helped me a lot at the airport since I forgot my passport at home & I was late!!! She delayed the closing time of the check in,,, If you read this blog I would like to say thank you a lot for helping me out,,, BTW I also want to know that “Damn you are hot!!!” to bad I didn’t get the time to get your name when I am back in Oman,,,
I went to Qatar and changed flights and came to Yemen!! The whole trip time for Oman to Yemen including the transit time was five hours,,, that was one tiring trip since I wake up early to organize my bags!!! “I know I am a last minute person”

Once the flight landed at Sanaa, I checked outside from the window and saw many worn-out airplanes!!! Truly I was a bit shaked since it was a bit of a scary seen seeing all these airplanes and thinking about Yemen airline which I will be boarding few days later to go to Muklla,,,

Any way I came down the airplane and went to the passport checking area!!! Which basically was a small room with few counters! I went to the first one who asked me few questions about why I am here in Yemen and how long I am going to stay! After he stamped my passport!! I went to the baggage claiming area which also was about the same size of the other room and there was a small rotary system for the bags!! I waited for half an hour before I got my bag!!
I then waked out to the exit! Where two cops with AK 47 (Klationkoif) guarding the exit of the airport to the parking area!! Wanted to take pictures of them but I was afraid that they might confiscate my camera!! I waited for another half an hour before my ride came to pick me up from the airport,,, where I was taken to the Staff house in Sanaa!! Which is about 20 mins drive from the airport going through sanaa!!! We past around few roundabouts which were totally mess!!! They have no respect for road signs!! Just come and go in,,, There were lots of run-down and old cars around!! LOL that sure was bringing history back to life!!! Most of the roundabouts you see there are cops with 47 (Klationkoif),,, I know DAMN!!!

After reaching the staff house I took a look at it!! It has about 3 meter wall & then there is about another 2 meter of metal sheet on top of that!!! Shit!!! I went in and they gave me a room on the second floor! I organized my stuff and then came down and had a nice meal and watched some T.V. till one at morning,,, I then went to sleep for some rest,,,

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The environment we are in!!!

While I was surfing through the youtube I found this very interesting video,,, Where the 13 year old Severm Suzuki, plead for the future of her generation. To save the environment of the earth and help mankind to overcome their greed and selfish ambitions,,, She might be a 13 year old but I can say her words moved all. What she said is true we as in this generation don’t care about our children and what our actions in the current time to the environment & forests would react.

We have seen forests but our kids might not see it since we cut more of these woods to cover the agriculture needs of some certain third world country where other countries through the extra food they have into the ocean since they don’t want to share what they have with other countries. We as a human race currently don’t care about the forest that we cut or about the ocean which is filled with our biological, chemical and nuclear waste,,, These two main ecological factors of nature are the very reason we live in this earth, since forests supply the clean air we breath and the ocean supplies us with food and it helps to clean the air we breath…
I am an environmental person; I care about the environment and what is going around the earth through changes in the weather and the extension of beautiful animals... Never said this before but I think you people can guess it from the photo’s I take…

Here is the video that I was talking about,,,

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

First Love

I really don’t know what reminded me of my first love, but I can know for a fact that your first love never works, for many reasons,,,

My first love was a disaster to my self but seeing things from a different prospective! I think it helped me to grow up to be the guy I am now! So I wonder should I thank her for breaking my heart and let me be the man that I am now! Or should I blame her!!!
For some reason she is still in my heart even after she broke it,,, I even remember how did I first fell in love with her,,,

It was nine years ago (I know I was young), It was love from first sight!! My heart just clicked when I saw her!! She was there with her black long hair and sweet brown eyes!! I just kept staring at her for hours!! We were practicing the Razha dance for my uncles wedding!! I went to her to talk and she talked in such a sweet way that I wanted her to be mine! I told my cuzns how I feel, LOL they told the whole world about it!!! Dump wits!!! Well when my father knew about it!! I got really nice beating for it!!!
Any way!!! I kept those feelings of mine in my heart loving her more & more in my dreams, going crazy about her more & more,,,
I used to see her in eid times! WOW she is more wonderful every time I see her! I would die for her if she just asked me too! Every thing I did then was for her! I studied for her! I was so loyal that I didn’t look at girls or talked to them a lot!!
Few years later when I finished college!! I was suppose to go to Qatar to work, I was afraid that if I went I would come back to see her taken by some one else!!
So using some common friends I found her number & told her my feelings!! I know I still don’t have a job, but since I might go to Qatar for work and I would like you to know my feelings about you before I leave!!
After that we started talking every day on the phone!! So we know each other better and see if we are good together,,,

And we were good together, we were perfect for each other,,, I fell for her my heart was pounding & dancing when ever I hear her voice in my ears!! We talked for hours every day!! After four months!! I got this job!! I went to Malaysia for 10 days,,, Then I came to Abu Dhabi to work!! We were still talking more than ever!! After one & half months of training on town I went to the rig for the first time in my life!! After a week in the rig! She stopped answering my phone calls & there were no replays from msgs & emails!! I got scared since I couldn’t imagine how would I live with out her,, What happened to her?? Is she alright?? I used my connection to ask about her!! She was fine!!! Nothing was wrong,,, She just didn’t want anything to do with me no more!! Just like that with out any reasons,,, She broke my heart that I would never thought would be broken since I have her!!!

My heart is broken, there was no way for it to be fixed, I couldn’t live, sleep, eat or do any think since I have lost my reason to live,,, how could she do that!! At least she should give me a reason for her doing that!! Is it me!!! I remember that day clearly! I walked from the rig to the camp late at night!! Walking left and right!! I felt like killing my self since I lost my reason to breathe this air!! As I reached the camp and looked at the mirror my eyes were red!! Yea I was crying from sorrow of losing some one I loved with all my heart for more than nine years!! I cleaned my face and went to bed!! I couldn’t sleep from thinking!!
It took me six months to try to get over her!! But still I don’t think that I will ever get over her,, some times my heart cries for that,,,

A month ago I heard that she is getting married and I was invited for her wedding which I never went since I don’t know how would I react being there,,, she was the love of my life!! My parents tried to force me go since she was family!! I remember my father saying that I should go to wedding so that people come to mine in the future!! I remember answering that I would rather die than go to her wedding!!!
Well I went to the club instead!!! Then two days later I canceled my holiday and went back to work to forget about her!!!

“L” If you ever read this!! I want you to know that you have broken my heart and my chest still hurts when ever I hear or remember your name!! Lately I have met fabulous girls who were amazing in every way!!!
You are no longer in my heart bitch,,, oh sorry I meant hoar,,, a bitch has way much manner & self respect than you,,, If you were ever remembered it would be in a pigs face when having sex,,, got that you good for nothing mother fucking piece of shit!!
I am the winner at the end!!! All the things that I have done in my life were for me not for you!! I might thought that I did it for you but I didn’t how would I do things for a hoar!! You know when I was at the club I prayed that you would have a miserable life and feel how you left me!!! At the end you lost a guy who loved you and respected you for ever!! I don’t think that you will ever reach a respect level of a pig you fucking hoar!!!

Ahhh this feels much better since I got it out of my chest!!!

Sorry for the rude language guys,,,

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Three days Then a Month

I am back in Oman now!!! been driving from AD till MCT,,, Here is a snap shot of the speed meter most of the time,,, I know I know, But I enjoyed it, who cares what do you think about it,,, I just checked how many offences I have and it turns out I have only four With the way I drive, Damn thats an improvement from ROP (Royal Oman Police),,, I applaud them,,,

Any way I only in Muscat only for three days and then I am on my way to Yemen for a month,,, Unfortunately the three days are over and I am leaving to Yemen after two hours,,,

I have enjoyed the few hours that I have stayed here at home!! managed to do most of the things I wanted to do,,, expect Scuba Diving!! which was canceled due to the Tsunami incident!! I swear any similar incidents in the future and I am going to make a living hell out of the person started that stupid rumor that most of the people believed in,,, Stupid Stupid Stupid,,,

I have been in Yemen before and I enjoyed it,,, "QAT" LOL I am sure this time it is gona be as fun as before!!! lets hope I can find an internet connection there, so I could update you guys on whts going on with me there,,,

Wish me Luck!!! I pray that there is an internet connection,,,

Cheers guys,,,

See you in two days or in a month,,, Keep enjoying life, since you only have one,,,