Fake Plastic Souks: Kathmandu: The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God

Posted on the February 21st, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)There's a one-eyed yellow idolto the north of Kathmandu;there's a little marble cross below the town.And a broken-hearted womantends the grave of 'Mad' Carew,while the yellow god forever gazes down.He was known as 'Mad Carew’...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Islam, Science, The Multiverse and Space Travel

Posted on the February 7th, 2017 under Uncategorized by

Did Imam Al Ghazali destroy scientific development in the Middle East?  We have again assisted the aspiring YouTuber Amjad Abdelhamid on his new channel to help question how far behind is the Middle East in scientific development. The video g...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Resident Evil The Final Chapter: A Surprisingly Good Send Off To A Bad Franchise.

Posted on the February 7th, 2017 under Uncategorized by

15 or so years ago on a cool Abu Dhabi night, I decided to catch the midnight showing of the new Resident Evil flick starring Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. I was never a fan of zombies as the idea of cannibalism and the desecration of the dead...

Fake Plastic Souks: Another Sharjah Shipwreck

Posted on the February 5th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Cometh the storm, cometh the shipwreck. It's happened almost every year for a few years now, although we missed out last year. It seems like every time there's a decent storm around here, some poor mug ends up beached on the sandy Sharjah or Ajman corn...

Ginger and Scotch: Best Chinese Restaurants for “Yum Cha” Brunch in Dubai

Posted on the January 28th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Whenever I’m back in New York visiting friends and family, the first order of business is almost always to go for Yum Cha (the second order of business is Vietnamese food). “Yum Cha” is the Chinese tradition of brunching by eating ...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Second Router

Posted on the January 23rd, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

This is a Cisco router in 1987. Today this device is the size of a Higgs Boson bla bla bla. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)A 'rooter' routes network traffic but the implacable march of Americanisation has us calling it a 'router' as in the Rout of the White ...

Green Living in Dubai: How Countries Act on Climate Change- Insight straight from IRENA 7th Assembly

Posted on the January 17th, 2017 under Green Living by

Just 2 days back IRENA's (International Renewable Energy Agency) 7th Assembly concluded in Abu Dhabi. During this Assembly United Nations President of General Assembly, Peter Thomson addressed in press conference that 90% of humanity are not aware of...

Fake Plastic Souks: Fake Plastic News

Posted on the January 12th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)There's an awful lot of talk about fake news online, a background rumbling that occasionally erupts as indeed it has this week. We have all enjoyed the controversy surrounding the US intelligence dossier that purportedly places...

Green Living in Dubai: Let’s Target #ZerowasteUAE in 2017!

Posted on the January 7th, 2017 under Green Living by

Happy New Year 2017 folks! It's a week late, I know but we still have 358 days to look forward to and set a brand new green new year resolution for 2017....we are all together living a greener, more sustainable life all these years, let's go a step fo...

Fake Plastic Souks: That British Airways Belfast Customer Experience

Posted on the January 2nd, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Sometimes an organisation's priorities are all too evident in the way it comports itself. Let's be clear here - comportment is what you do, not what you say.Some of the most egregious customer service behaviours I have seen in ...