Fake Plastic Souks: Mobile Money, Apple Pay And Disintermediation

Posted on the October 29th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

Dead. Yeah. Dead.Funny, I started yesterday with a post about mobiles and ended it talking about disintermediation. Hence a new post.Disintermediation is what the Internet does to people who are selling privileged access to things. The Internet destroy...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Lets Be Cops, or maybe not.

Posted on the October 28th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

The latest output from the Wayans production line is the screwball buddy cop movie, Lets Be Cops, and it is horrible. Starring Damon Wayans Jnr. and Jake Jonson as two 30 year old ‘losers’ for whom success as eluded till now, the duo accidenta...

Fake Plastic Souks: A Question Of Mobiles

Posted on the October 28th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

It's a long story of no interest to anyone but myself, but hell, this is my blog and if I want to be a boring old git, nobody can stop me. Bwaa haa haa etc.I bought my first mobile - in 1994 - under enormous pressure. I hated the idea of carrying a pho...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Le Fear 2: Le Sequel, a comedy of horrors.

Posted on the October 27th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

Le Fear 2 is a comedy about the horrors of making a horror movie, minus the horror. Walking a fine line between mocumentary, parody and pastiche, while never attempting to dwell on these methods of story telling, Le Fear 2 is a 'film within a film' and...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Passing Of The Tracks, The Pressing Of The Mountains

Posted on the October 26th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

I wrote in the summer about the 'passing' of the Hatta/Al Ain track. It's inevitable, both the passing of the wadi tracks that have enlivened so many of our weekends and my old gittiness resulting in much 'I remember when that was all sand' whinery.And...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Remembering my mother

Posted on the October 23rd, 2014 under Expat Bloggers by

My mother passed away four years ago today. I still think of her every day.

Fake Plastic Souks: Dubai World Trade Centre Hosts A Very Literary Lunch

Posted on the October 23rd, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Back in the days when men were men, women were interested and dinosaurs roamed the earth, the Dubai World Trade Club sat atop the tallest building in the whole Middle East. It was an invitation-only members gaffe limited to CIP...

Fake Plastic Souks: A Dubai Writer’s Workshop – Book Writing, Editing And Publishing

Posted on the October 8th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

The Brand Spanking New Bookshop at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)STOP PRESSLast session tonight - 28th October - at 6.30pm sharp! So far it's been busy but there have generally been enough seats/tabletops to go around. Tonight (more below)...

One Nine Seven One: The Review AE: Why Transformers: The Age of Extinction is a good film.

Posted on the October 5th, 2014 under Uncategorized by

Marky Mark: A welcomed inclusion to the Transformers franchiseCloser to the spirit of the first The Transformers movie and the 1980s TV show and comics, Transformers: Age Of Extinction - the fourth in the rebooted series - is a marked improvement...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Great Dubai Razor Rebellion.

Posted on the September 29th, 2014 under Personal Bloggers by

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Gillette website is a hoot. One of the sections of the site, richly packed with relevant content, is titled 'how to shave' and has some highly useful video demonstrations suitable for any educationally subnormal macaq...