Hero or Villain: Diego

Sun, Dec 15 2013 10:07 AM

I’ll start posting, every now and then, a photo of a controversial charachter (or it could be a thing) that has created  an extreme polarization of supporters and haters.

Starting it with Diego Maradona.

Hero or Villain?

Alvaro

#TheBlondeSalad: Chiara Ferragni

Mon, Nov 18 2013 12:21 PM

Instagram opens up your world, it broadens your perspective just like its counterparts in social media. Browsing through popular photos I find many things that I was never aware of. Take my new discovery for example: Chiara Ferragni.

According to her website / blog, Chiara is an Italian fashion blogger that started her career giving trendy picks and tips on her page back in 2009. The Blonde Salad (her blog) today, attracts a couple of hundred thousand visitors every day, 1.5 million followers on Instagram, and you can imagine the numbers. Chiara who is a Law student has developed into an inspirational icon for millions.

I’m sure you can relate this story to at least 1,000 other idols you crossed paths with on Instagram or Twitter, but what I learned today was the true meaning of the simple life. Very naive of me I know, but imagine hoping on an airplane for an all-expenses-paid trip to attend an event, or show up in public to promote a brand meanwhile collecting freebies worth thousands of dollars every week. Sounds fun doesn’t it? In the end, no matter what you do for a living, try alternative routes in search for success or even entertainment. Who’d imagine a law student exploiting the blogosphere could make it to the top; you’ll never know.

Alvaro

Commercial Slaves

Wed, Sep 4 2013 02:51 PM

Yes people are traded for money. Just like slavery back in time, for their services, commercial rights, and image. In fact some clubs would even splash out enough money to revive suffering economies all for a couple of men running for 90 minutes each Sunday afternoon. There is no doubt that Football is a multi-billion industry and the norms have been redefined in the past couple of years, but that norm has a limit. I am surprised that no movement has taken due course to stop these ludicrous transactions. A football club spends £500 million in two or three years with no comments made from any regulatory authority. Yes FIFA did propose a fair-play scheme to limit spending, but it seems that the resolution won’t see light anytime soon – not with the latest £90 million spent on Gareth Bale this week.

I think people with good morals should boycott football or do something. But may be that is the problem, football (sports in general) are the only thing that properly operates to make people happy in the world these days.

Alvaro

KDD

Sun, Dec 2 2012 11:48 AM

If I was in charge at KDD, I’d put this photo up on billboards right now. I don’t think Kim will want to come back to Kuwait anyway.

Alvaro

Livestrong?

Wed, Oct 24 2012 08:43 AM

This is a lie very hard to believe. More like convincing someone that everything Leo Messi does is a pre-planned act, or even worse, UFC fights are fixed. Take out the “v” and you’re left with Lie-strong. I was very much attached to the brand that I made sure I never missed the Livestrong corner whenever I was in a Nike Store.

Great article about the King of Dope: Lance armstrong by Paul Kimmage – Independent.ie

Alvaro

Lapo Elkann

Wed, Aug 15 2012 11:20 AM

He’ll be the most powerful man in Italy in the near future. Grandson of Gianni Agnelli, Lapo Elkann will soon be the President of Ferrari or maybe head of Fiat, Juventus, or whatever Agnelli left behind for his grandchildren. You might have never heard of Lapo, but I once saw him in the stands during a football match and the gentleman is everything about character.

He was responsible for the Fiat cinquecento (500) re-birth; something all Italians appreciate. But other than that, if you’re not a Juventus supporter you wouldn’t really have all that affection. But maybe you might when you see his denim interior Ferrari.

Wallpaper Magazine visited Lapo. Watch video here.

Alvaro

$1,000 Sundae

Thu, Jul 5 2012 12:10 PM

Dubai Crown Prince famously known as Fazza’ has copied me when dining in fashion last week in New York. According to NY Post, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum ordered the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
$1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendipity 3 (which comes with edible gold and Tahitian vanilla ice cream). Just like me, Fazza’ didn’t know that you get to keep the $300 Baccarat goblet which the sundae is served in. Turns out that he said if he knew that, he would’ve ordered sundaes for his entourage too. Now that’s the difference between me and him, I would have bought the cafe outright if I knew that.

Thnx Bom7

Alvaro

Meeting Totti!

Sun, Apr 24 2011 08:47 AM

So I met Francesco Totti last night! I was at a cafe in Istanbul when my brother and friends left me behind because I wanted to have dessert. So Totti walks in sits at the table next to me. They were around 8 people and even Walter Samuel was there! I had a small chat with him, asked him about Roma and the new owners. I waited too long for my brother to come back but he never showed-up. Always loved Totti!

 I was looking for Totti’s official Twitter account before I slept. It was a great dream last night, the highlight of a dusty weekend.

Who’s the hottest celebrity that ever featured in your dreams? (FAH you can’t share your dreams, we know you even played soccer 13 times with Steve Jobs in your dreams!)

Alvaro

Born in 10 minutes!

Fri, Feb 11 2011 03:14 PM

Born This Way has been trending everywhere lately! So Lady Gaga releases a new single which will be on her next album (album release: May 23rd). The issue here that she’s all over the Internet! Already a hit before anyone heard it, and guess what? She wrote the song in 10 minutes!!!

“I wrote ['Born This Way'] in 10 f**king minutes,” Gaga told Vogue. “And it is a completely magical message song. And after I wrote it, the gates just opened, and the songs kept coming. It was like an immaculate conception.” – via popeater.

I heard it will be on iTunes very soon in the upcoming hours I guess.

I wish I can make $100 in 10 minutes. Nothing more!

Alvaro

Ferdinand Tweets Kuwait’s Victory!

Tue, Dec 7 2010 12:06 AM

Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) tweeted around an hour ago: “I heard Kuwait won the Gulf cup, congratulations! I got a few friends from Kuwait and they keep going on about it – boasting!”

Thanks Ferdy, you’re a true friend! That was cool!

Alvaro

the Family

Mon, Aug 30 2010 11:41 AM

While I was sitting in the diwaniya and bored to bits, a friend approached me and asked whether or not my previous post regarding Steve Jobs’s Syrian biological dad was true? I agreed, and added that the post was over 2 years old!!! Steve was born to Abdulfatah Jandali and Joanne Simpson, a pair of 23-year old unwed University of Wisconsin graduate students(CNN). My friend became even more eager to fish for information around this topic, and so he used the most efficient research method in the 21 century: he GOOGLED it.. And this is what he got:

In 1955, the unmarried couple decided to give up their baby(Steve) for adoption, but what’s weird was that months later the couple got married and had another baby girl which they decided to keep!! So.. the couple decided to give up poor Steve for adoption and keep their new baby girl! They called their baby Mona. Four years later, Jandali abandoned his wife and 4 year old baby and started moving from job to job as a political science professor. His wife got married to another man and Mona then took her mother’s new married name, ‘Simpson’. Note that Steve Jobs still didn’t know that he had a biological sister yet. Years later, Steve hired a detective to find out who his true parents were and he found out that his real mother is called Joanne Simpson and that he has a sister called Mona. Mona is smart as well. She is a professor at UCLA and a highly acclaimed novelist and believe it or not, the Simpsons show was named after her!

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Dottie’s true blue cafe

Mon, Jul 12 2010 08:42 AM

I’m currently in San Francisco and many friends recommended that I try Dottie’s for breakfast/brunch. It’s a small place and it serves breakfast and lunch only. It opens from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm- Usually there is a long wait, but I guess I was lucky today, I went at around 2pm and found a table immediately. I ordered 3 Egg omelet with cheddar, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. I wanted hash browns with my eggs but unfortunately they don’t have hash browns; instead each order comes Dottie’s fries on the side. I also shared a pancake and french toast with my friend. The egg that I ordered was actually one of the best eggs I’ve ever tried in my life. I loved the cheese that they used and also the fries that came on the side. The fries turned out to be even better than the hash brown. The pancakes were good as well, but I liked the french toast more because they were crunchy. Some friends recommended that I try their muffins, but I was so full I couldn’t try anything else..

Oh and my friend spotted an actor called Dylan Walsh who happens to have new movie called Secretariat.

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