We just started this diet today. This program is designed by Genral Motors Inc. for a target weight loss of 4.5-8 kgs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects. The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value. This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 4.5 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.

During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol
You must drink 10 glasses of water each day

Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.

Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

The people who got pranked here must be real embarrassed. These Japs are real lenient on public pranks.

Most people thing the Japs are a very serious lot. This video should change your mind.

From: Intlxpatr & Al Watan

KUWAIT: A leading Kuwaiti expert on earthquakes has warned that the Gulf region may face a devastating earthquake that could measure 7.0 on the Richter scale and cause a devastating tsunami.

Dr. Feryal BuRabee said the prospect of such an eventuality is great, particularly since repeated earthquakes have been reported in the Hormuz Straits.

Stressing that such a forecast must be taken seriously; the expert said the shallowness of the area where the earthquakes took place makes the possibility of repeat earthquake very likely.

“Though there were no huge losses from the 6.0 degree earthquake that took place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, experts should realize that such a sequential order of earthquakes began since early August and still continues to date,” said BuRabee.

She recalled that an earthquake measuring 5.7, which is part of this sequential order of quakes, took place on Sept. 17.

BuRabee pointed out that an 8.3 earthquake that hit the Strait of Hormuz in 1945 caused a tsunami that destroyed a number of areas. The Kuwaiti expert called for the establishment of a regional early warning system that alarms the Gulf of any possible tsunamis. She stated that it would be difficult to accurately specify the date of such a high magnitude earthquake.

This is the first creative type of photo I shot. This cat used to sneak into our garage to escape the hot and humid Goan climate. And leave muddy paw prints on our cars. It was one of the very few creatures that managed to dodge our dog’s attention (and jaws). I thought of the title after watching Oliver Twist today.

Found this real nice RSS (and Atom) reader for FireFox. I’ve been using it for a week now and its very simple to use. Click the Magnify icon to search for feeds. Cick the Refresh icon to find out whats updated. It shows a summary within the browser. But mind you it will use the currently open tab.

My wife found this nice compilation on YouTube by Mauricio Carrilho. And its all dedicated to me :)

Privacy is a big thing. And a lotta people just don’t realise that almost everything they do on the Internet is recorded or can be recorded. Flushing the cache and deleting the history in your browser isn’t enough. Most ISP’s keep a log. Heck, any decent IT admin logs all traffic to and from the corporate Internet gateway. I know I do, but just to blackmail staff and steal their lunch. :D

What happens when you are no longer in control of these logs or you are an IT admin behind another gateway like when using public Wifi. How do you hide your tracks? Well, proxies have always been around and are gr8 to access the umpteen “blocked sites” in Kuwait. But the good ones come at a monthly/yearly subscription fee.

While surfing around, I came across TOR. Its been around for a while and works pretty good. Very easy to install and blends in well with FireFox too. Seems to have a few problems with google but in FireFox there is a nifty status bar icon you can use to switch between TOR and the regular network. Its a must have for all techies.

This is amazingly insane. The initial part of this video is not for the faint hearted.

I’ve heard of similar stuff happening in Goa where some hippie gets real high, drives at 80kmph on his bullet into a concrete wall, gets up and then just walks away casually. Bet he (and super woman above) had a lotta explaining to do the next morning.

Resume Updates

30Sep2008In: Work

I’ve been going over a lot of job search websites this whole month of September. Some of the more interesting ones for Kuwait are bayt.com and q8cv.com. I tried to focus on getting my resume right and keeping it simple. Here is how I think a resume should be broken down…

1) Name and contact information (including address, phone & email).

2) Job History. List all your previous jobs in reverse chronological order specifying job title, company, location and dates. Put in a brief description of your role and then a list of achievements.

3) Education and certification. List out in reverse chronological order all relevant certifications and academic achievements.

4) Misc info. Here you can put in your date of birth, marital status, hobbies and other stuff that might come in handy for the hr department.

The most important thing is to be honest about what you put in your resume.

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