Friday, October 30, 2009

sinane ya sinane :)

Occasionally, there are the bouts of the growing years, the times with friends, the innocence, home / homesickness of all the good stuff from the days of the old (love that song!) Thankfully, there are a few kind folks on the YouTube that help revive some of those carefree moments. Have a look at what I found today -- brings back a flood of just about everything. I think (most) kids today could use some of that innocence from the days -- they grow up way too fast.

Friday, May 29, 2009

allo allo..

I should blog more often. I apologize for ignoring this blog - not a nice thing to do. I've got no excuses, except, work and travels. Travels take much away from time to self. I'm not quite liking business travels anymore. They say the world's become smaller. I find my days, weeks (and life) have become shorter, for the most part.

Summer's here in the city. I'm no fan of summer, especially in NYC. Tons of tourists. Often they'd get and walk about (S-L-O-W-L-Y) in midst of morning (and evening) rush hour, taking pictures, casual chat & strolls - Oh fun! And people refuse to wear clothes. I've never understood when the once fine line being comfortably clothed and blatant nudity vanished..?

I have thoughts to pen, however it's past One in the morning. I need to call mom & dad, short chat, say prayers and hit the sack. THANK GOD for the weekend! I'm going to be lounging by the pool (it's on the 58th floor, with a view into Central Park - nahahaa!) soak up the sun, enjoy that subtle breeze, read a book and let the soul come out and live for the day.


Friday, March 13, 2009


I'm often critical of adverts, especially on Television. This post at UAECB has an interesting comment thread, well so far.

Topic revolve around level of nudity associated with print adverts in UAE Media. Below are some pictures in debate, as well as my comment at UAECB.

'Run yourself slim' hmm..seem to focus on the chest, shouldn't the tummy be a focal point?

'Dental health' - I'm not sure if she's got the healthiest teeth? She doesn't seem to have any at the left-end corner? But hey! cleavage rocks!

'Summer style updates' - get into a pool with all the jewelery (safety), whorish make-up, adorning micro-miniature 'swim wear' - a pair of stunning eyes and provocative pout! yum yum!

'Girly getaway' - let's not even go there..

Here's what I don't get. Ever seen one of those car adverts where you've got a pretty girl lying on top of the car, twirling around the car, throwing her hair and smile at you, enticing you to get that car? Does she come with it?

*sarcasm over*

When did a little modesty go out of fashion? A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Sort of defeats the purpose of having media or journalism censorship and restrictions when this stuff is out in the open.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

a radio advert

A Mashreq Bank radio advert goes - "We do banking, you do Life"!!

Am not sure, as a customer, if I'd ever want to do life, in prison! :)

Who ever did the creative, probably should get life.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I should blog more often. I've been home for almost 6 weeks - not sure why I haven't had a post. Am leaving back to the Apple, coming Saturday. It's been wonderful being home for this long. Am not sure if there'd be many more opportunities to visit, be with mom & dad, family, friends an' all - just like old times. The place has changed beyond recognition - mostly at the surface, or so I believe.

Christmas & New Year's were fantastic. Family gatherings, parties, being with friends - driving around SHJ's town center - into the mountains & desert brings the soul all those goodies it craves. I realize, there's an entire world out there to experience. However, am never sure what it is about this time of the year in the UAE - there's an amazing energy that draws me back to this town every year.

The weather is absolutely brilliant this morning. Am sitting in mom's garden and savouring breakfast and some tea. Her garden looks heavenly - plenty of flowers in full blossom and colours that bright up life. Why can't some things just be the they they are, whilst some perhaps just work out for the better.

Today, my folks celebrate 35 years being with each other.