Apr 242015
 

As some of you know (and by “some” I mean 2 readers of my blog , out of 10 that is…) that I haven’t been happy since I moved to Montreal.
I find the city too boring(unless you are into clubbing,getting drunk, being stoned, or watching hockey), uncultured ( unless you consider people smoking weed and singing on the grass a culture…), extremely racist( don’t have to be sarcastic in here, anybody who googled anything about Montreal and Quebec can see them for themselves), shallow (reminds me a lot of Beirut), very corrupt (highest income taxes, but one of the worse in services, roads much worse than Lebanon), and going further in my career in this city will take too much effort for not much in return.
So, I decided to leave, in the next 6 to 8 months.
So the possible destinations are the following:

1-Toronto: the main city of Canada for businesses, everything is there, people are more tolerant, more mixed, career paths are much more available, etc. But with the some of the problems Montreal has.
2-Los Angeles: Clean, big city, lots of potential , but SHALLOW like hell.
3-San Francisco : Chill small city, full of nerds and geeks, high salaries, lots of potential for me, expensive as hell.
4-Edinburgh: My dear lovely city, I would be happy there, I have a social life there, but I know the salaries are pretty low.
5-Somewhere else? : If anybody has a suggestion, and no not Saudi , or Qatar… thank you very much…

In the mean time, I am “unrusting” my skills, I have been in my current job for 2 years and a half the exposure of newer technology in this company is rare (at best), I am guessing I need 2 or 3 months to catch-up, create some mock projects and apply them and cleaning up my CV and start searching…

I can’t wait…

Dec 192011
 

I need to learn some kind of craft. Not sure yet what but I have some potentials:

-Wood work
-Leather work
-Metal work

It’s been missing out of life for years. Will get to it after I come back from Lebanon.

Will add what I have decided in the 2012 to do list. coming soon.

Jul 092011
 

I used to have a very very long gray hair on my arm, like 6 or 7 inches. I used to call it my lucky hair, until a friend saw it one day and plucked it.
I miss my lucky hair…

Jul 072011
 

13 to 15 July: International Startup Festival.
I am going to learn from experts on how to create my own startup. That’s it , I am going with it. I took 2 entire courses of entrepreneurship at Edinburgh for this. I should go ahead. I am not the kind that works well under a boss. 🙂

16 to 17 July: Metallica and Satriani in Quebec City.
I think it’s self explanatory. right? right?

Other than that, I need to get some sports equipments, like dumbbells, yoga mat etc.
Because this guy is going to try the P90X program. Already heard from 2 others that it really works. So yep :). (gym is boring)

May 282011
 

Edit : Read this again today (wrote it at night yesterday), it seems as if I am calling myself nice/sweet/etc , what I meant what usually women say about me.

So been training and losing weight for quite a while now, and I reached a stage where I look pretty fit.It feels great, my knee stopped hurting , I can wear straight jeans instead of loose ones, and when a t-shirt comes out of the dryer a bit snug, it doesn’t look bad anymore.
It’s all good and all, but the reactions I am getting is what it feels weird. I am used to be the nice/sweet guy , the dependable guy , the guy that would be a good husband and father (been told LOTS of time that by several female friends) but now it seems I seem attractive to the opposite sex and that something I am really not used to be. When a lady is pretty nice to me, and flirty , I feel weird and in my mind I am like why is she so nice? what does she really want? maybe she is drunk or something …
Most guys would probably want to kick my butt now, but you must realise I always been that shy geeky nice(read:wimpy) guy and I am really not used to the attention.
I know I am different: I am more confident, a bit more extrovert, much more comfortable with my own skin, have a big drive again, and depression free . I should get used to it I guess.
Yeah today a lady called me hot…

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