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Monthly Blog (September 09 Edition)...

Sorry for the very late September monthly blog but here I'm with a lot of things to talk about.

September was a big month for me because of the following:

- The holiday has finished and I'm back to school but lucky me students were given one more week to stay at home because of all the fuss about the swine flu so it was a nice week for us teachers.
- Recently two cases of swine flu were discovered in a nearby school.
- Ramahdan "month of fasting for muslims" has finished and I'm glad that I finished reading the Holy Quran for the first time in my life during Ramahdan.
- I watched two new Arabic serieses.
- The most important thing was my birthday on the 14th of September and celebrating that I would like to give this lovely CAKE :lol:, only few will understand this JOKE. Have fun reading my blog ;)


Before I start I would like to say that I'm very happy about the new improvements in the monthly blog union, the new icons, the new cards. They all look great and the more things are added the more I enjoy writing those blogs although they take a lot of time.

I didn't find my card so far so I will upload it onece they are ready.



- Barton Fink
Score: 6
- Ed Wood
Score: 7
- State of Play
Score: 7.5
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Score: 8
- District 9
Score: 8.5
- The Big Lebowski
Score: 8.5


The Big Lebowski & District 9

I really couldn't seperate those movies from each other as both were so great and earned a score of 8.5 from me.


Honorable Mention

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Om el Banat (Mother of the Girls), a great Kuwaiti series



This month I was aiming at a Platinum MotorStorm Pacific Rift and i spent hours playing this game. But seriously, it has the hardest trophies I tried to earn so far, specially the online portion of the game is insanely difficult. Here is the total of trophies I managed to collect in this game so far.

Total of 33 NEW trophies:

All are from MotorStorm Pacific Rift

- Here is my latest PSN trophy card which shows that I reached level 7 :D

Champion (Gold Trophy): The hardest trophy I've ever earned so far. I can simply compare it to other games' platinums :shock: seriously.


- Final Fantasy VI (GBA, 1 hour)
- Rock Band 2 (PS3, 7 hours)
- Guitar Hero Metallica (PS3, 6 hours)
- MotorStorm Pacific Rift (PS3, 30 hours)


- MotorStorm Pacific Rift (PS3)
My Score: 8.5


MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

Boost: from MotorStorm
The boost is not an item really but without it you simply cannot win.

Ali: I'm the hero of the month for acing one of the hardest racers :lol::lol:

Female Driver: My female driver in MotorStorm surely survived some nasty accidents :lol:

Any vehicle that does this to you: Big Rigs and Monster trucks are your ugliest enemies in MotorStorm :lol:




I bought a lot of things this month and I got a great gift too:

- Little BIG Planet animated theme (PS3)
- Batman Arkham Asylum (Birthday Gift, PS3)
- Bionic Commando Rearmed (PSN)
- Burn Zombie Burn! (PSN)
- Soldner-X (PSN)
- Rock Band import key. Got Rock Band from a friend and imported all the songs to my Rock Band 2 for 5$ (PS3)
Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3)
Mirror's Edge (PS3)
Battlefield Bad Company (PS3)
Call of Duty 3 (PS3)
Mario & Luigi 3 (NDS)



Finally this lost section is back again :lol:


The Holy Quran (Muslim's Holy Book), 17 hours


Blogging your Way to a Six Figure Income, 9 hours



A great drawing of the Joker

If you attend school or college or even have work, What is the effect of swine flu over your school, college or work?

Random Babe from DeviantART

from Guitar Hero Metallica :lol:. Just chose him because I like his song "Ace of Spades" :lol::lol:

Uncharted 2: I began to check out GameRadars scores recently which I find quite authentic and different than other sites which makes it distinctive. Anyways, the surprise is Uncharted 2 getting a perfect 10 from them.

Okamiden on NDS
I know most of you will disagree on this but to me, a beautiful game as Okami, I really didn't want it on a handheld. But who knows, maybe the developer will prove me wrong ;)

Wii price cut: You might think that this news suits surprise of the month but it wasn't a surprise for me because it was expected. But indeed it was a big news and a clever move from Nintendo to maintain their position in the market specially after seeing the aggressive competition from Sony and Microsoft

eerie: Read it in Final Fantasy VI, it means strange BUT in my slang language it means "My wiener" :shock::lol::lol:

The Flyin' King: One of my favorite pieces of music from Earthworm Jim

"When things fall, they fall ... Life's a game of chance. You play your cards, and fate plays her...", Setzer from Final Fantasy VI

Lost Paradise (A water park in my country, Bahrain)
It is my first visit to a water park and the best thing happened to me during September :D



September's summary:

I enjoyed September more than the previous months because I did a lot of things and I will try to maintain the same pace next months and even try to make'em better.

You will notice the new "Others" section which has the rest of the activities that can't be listed under the rest of the sections. You will notice that the others section is quite big because I spent a lot of time fishing this month.

The anime/series section is bigger than usual not because I watched a lot of animes but because I watched two great Arabic serieses, 2 hours a day.

I hope you had a great September as well. Sorry if I haven't commented on any monthly blog but soon I will ;)


- Ali -