Cat and mouse, often expressed as cat-and-mouse game, is an English-language idiom dating back to 1675 that means “a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escapes.” The “cat” is unable to secure a definitive victory over the “mouse”, who despite not being able to defeat the cat, is able to avoid capture. In extreme cases, the idiom may imply that the contest is never-ending. The term is derived from the hunting behavior of domestic cats, which often appear to “play” with prey by releasing it after capture. This behavior may arise from an instinctive imperative to ensure that the prey is weak enough to be killed without endangering the cat. – WIKI
The Prusik knot was developed in 1931 by Dr.Karl Prusik (sometime president of the Austrian Mountaineering Club and often misspelled “Prussik”.) It appears to be identical in structure to a knot described by Ashley for hoisting a spar. (ABOK # 1763, p 300), but Ashley did not name this knot and did not describe the slide and grip feature. The knot requires a “Prusik Loop“
Zeno’s paradoxes are a set of philosophical problems generally thought to have been devised by Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (ca. 490–430 BC) to support Parmenides’ doctrine that contrary to the evidence of one’s senses, the belief in plurality and change is mistaken, and in particular that motion is nothing but an illusion. It is usually assumed, based on Plato’s Parmenides (128a–d), that Zeno took on the project of creating these paradoxes because other philosophers had created paradoxes against Parmenides’ view. Thus Plato has Zeno say the purpose of the paradoxes “is to show that their hypothesis that existences are many, if properly followed up, leads to still more absurd results than the hypothesis that they are one.” (Parmenides 128d). Plato has Socrates claim that Zeno and Parmenides were essentially arguing exactly the same point (Parmenides 128a–b). – WIKI
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.
Create around one at least a small circle where matters are arranged as one wants them to be.
Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost.
A first visit to a madhouse is always a shock.
We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work.
Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the one that comes unexpectedly and unearned.
My different personalities leave me in peace now.
Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours.
I miss writing. I’m not quite sure why I stopped blogging like I used to do. I think people lost interest and I got bored. But hey, I’m back in NYC and I feel motivated. The only thing left is to find a new tone and style for my writing. I’m thinking serious with a hint of comedic, or comedic with a hint of seriousness..
ربما سأكتب باللغة العربية الفصحى.. أو بالعربي الكويتي السهل.. و لا يخفى عليكم أني ضعيف بالإنجليزي و العربي، فلن تفرق إن كتبت بالعربي أو بالإنقليزي، أز لونق أز يو آوفر لوك القرامر و السبلينق مستيكس راح توصل المعلومة أو الفكرة!..
Why don’t you brush?
“Maly khelg”, which translate to I’m not in the mood to do so.
Patient wasn’t even 9 yo
I haven’t seen any society obsessed with Instagram like the Kuwaitis.
Everyone is on it..
In Kuwait there are the cool and not cool..
The cool splits into mainstream cool and hip cool..
The hip cool are made of mainly US. grads/ highly edjmicated..
Needless to say, the mainstream cool isn’t cool at all..
Traffic and shitty drivers..
Nobody gives way to anybody. Everyone just angles, points, dives directly toward his destination, pretending it is an all-or-nothing gamble. People glare at one another and fight for maneuvering space. All parties are equally determined to get the right-of-way–insist on it. They swerve away at the last possible moment, giving scant inches to spare. The victor goes forwards, no time for a victory grin, already engaging in another contest of will. Saigon traffic is Vietnamese life, a continuous charade of posturing, bluffing, fast moves, tenacity and surrenders.
-Andrew X. Pham
No need to go skydiving or canyoning to get your adrenaline rush.. Just drive down the streets in Kuwait and you’ll have the thrill of your life..
Signaling before turning isn’t a sign of weakness.. And skipping lines and using the shoulder of the road as a main road is a sign of pure ignorance..
You scums youuuu!!!
The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens (‘wise man’). In any case it’s an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.
I’ve always been interested in reading what anthropologists have to say about us humans.. I have very little regard of our intellectual abilities, although we have the most complex brain of living species, and anthropologists tend to agree with that!
Moving to Kuwait after being in the states for a long time was an eye opener for how retarded humans can be.. It feels much like being sucked into the past by a time machine.. A world where people still believe in fairy tales and segregate men from women..
Kuwait is a great place for people who are interested in anthropology and sociology.. Just kick back, relax and enjoy the show!
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
I just realized that I spend 2/3 of my day talking about food/ looking up where and what to eat/ eating.. Lucky me I still wear size 29 pants.. Haters gonna hate!!