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.