Fake Plastic Souks: I Just Finished A New Book

Posted on the May 22nd, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

Small Craft on a Milk Sea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)It's a bit mad, but I've written another book. I finished it today. It's going to need some editing and tweaking and stuff yet; it's just a first draft, but it's done. 80,000 words of it. And it feels ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Al Nakba

Posted on the May 15th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

Nakba 1948 oldman and baby tent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)She talked to the table, her voice low. ‘My father was born on a farm in Palestine in 1946, outside a village called Qaffin. It’s the farm we have today. My grandparents left during the troub...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Marvel, The Multiverse and The Avengers Business Model timeline.

Posted on the May 14th, 2015 under Uncategorized by

Back in 2003 fresh from the success of the comic book movie The X Men, it became clear that there was perhaps still life left in the superhero genre despite near singlehandedly ruined by a pair of “Batnipples”. Before Warner Bros and DC Comics enli...

Fake Plastic Souks: Of Arab Media Forums

Posted on the May 13th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)It was the Arab Media Forum back in April 2007 wot started me off blogging in the first place. With this here post, in fact.This came to mind as I stood in the Madinat Jumeirah conference centre, attending the 2015 Arab Media F...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Alter Ego: Bringing Anime and Games to the UAE

Posted on the May 10th, 2015 under Uncategorized by

Recently, 1971:The Review AE brought you a comprehensive review of the history of anime in the Arab world, and we have seen just how anime has touched many in Arab nations. From the nostalgia of Grendizer to the shifting selections in Algeria and the U...

Green Living in Dubai: Kindness of Aloe Vera in Tube

Posted on the May 6th, 2015 under Green Living by

I have certain memories of Aloe Vera from my childhood. There used to be some Aloe Vera plants at my Grandma's backyard in India. I used to complain about the thorns on the plant, but she used to explain to me how this plant is a blessing. It doesn't...

Green Living in Dubai: Natural Wooden Toys

Posted on the April 29th, 2015 under Green Living by

Hi mama and papa readers, don't we all parents always look for the best things for our kids? We try to choose best possible food, child-care, education and so on. But finding best toys is equally important too, I am sure you all will agree with that....

Christopher Saul's Blog: Visa rage

Posted on the April 29th, 2015 under Expat Bloggers by

You used to be able to drive to Abu Dhabi, or have a PRO go in your place, and get a multiple entry visa from the Nigerian embassy. Recently, without the info being mentioned anywhere obvious (for example, when you fill in the online application form o...

Green Living in Dubai: Win Handmade Cotton Bag and Say no to Plastic Bags!!!

Posted on the April 26th, 2015 under Green Living by

Hi all, here comes our April's Green Giveaway! Win a trendy handmade over the shoulder cotton bag with zip and pockets. Girls can use it for college or mums can use it as much needed diaper bag or ladies, you can use it in malls for shopping! This ...

Green Living in Dubai: Sustainable Doha

Posted on the April 24th, 2015 under Green Living by

Since few years I am travelling to Doha mainly for work. There are many sustainable projects (green building projects) in Qatar. While I worked mainly on LEED projects in Doha, they also have their own sustainability rating system called GSAS/QSAS. Bu...