One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: We Grew Up Brother, and other things…

Posted on the December 15th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

Maryam Al KaabiWith the Dubai International Film Festival with us again, I would like to announce that ONE NINE SEVEN ONE Media's own short film, 'We Grew Up Brother' made for the 2013 the Dubai 48 Hour Film Festival (and winner of the&n...

Fake Plastic Souks: Random Observations: On Bit Rates

Posted on the December 15th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I was watching my beloved - and soon to be replaced - Samsung copying a file over to my memory key and idly watching the nifty little data rate graph gadget that Microsoft has added to Windows 8 letting me know it was cop...

Fake Plastic Souks: The UAE’s Wikipedia Problem

Posted on the December 9th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)I don't quite remember why, but I looked up the place I live on Wikipedia a while ago. Al Heera is a suburb of Northern Sharjah, a sleepy wee harbour and an area of older mud brick houses that were until recently the homes of t...

Fake Plastic Souks: Fear And Loathing In Jebel Ali

Posted on the December 7th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

Brownian Motion on a Sphere. The generator of ths process is ½ times the Laplace-Beltrami-Operator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Bring your own shade, said the email from the Jebel Ali Festive Market people. What it didn't say was you'd end up humping a tw...

Fake Plastic Souks: Gerbil Arlee

Posted on the December 5th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

Dramatic Gerbil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I was once chatting to an American gentleman who insisted he was going to Gerbil Arlee. It took a couple of repetitions for me to work out what the hell he meant. Ever since, the lesson in pronunciation has haun...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Surf was up

Posted on the December 4th, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

…next to the Burj Al Arab today. Six foot waves and (based on my limited knowledge) some really good surfers. Zara loves the beach. I get tired of the way people use it as an ashtray. Who sits on a beach and leaves their fag ends lying around the...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Lost something?

Posted on the December 3rd, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

Nissan Patrols can go anywhere, but occasionally bits drop off, it seems. Why leave this behind?

Christopher Saul's Blog: Boot camp

Posted on the December 3rd, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

Tuesdays is normally boot camp in Safa Park for me, but it eas National Day yesterday so it was off. Zara has discovered running so I got my exercise running around Burj Park today instead. I’m no photographer and the picture is probably poor on ...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Zara visits Fossil Rock

Posted on the December 3rd, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

I was apprehensive, but the car seat was strapped in well and Zara loved it. She slept through the best bit. “More camel” was the refrain. We saw a few, but no photos. The mummy and baby camel went down very well, but we drove by as respect...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Rollers

Posted on the December 1st, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

Rolls Royces are ten a penny here these days. I must see three or four a day at least, significantly up on previous years. I love this one. Parked in the way Rolls Royces tend to be…