Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...

Fake Plastic Souks: Dubai Font – The Typeface, The City, The Legend

Posted on the April 30th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Dubai has its own typeface, Dubai Font.And I have to say, I love it. Cool, contemporary even a tad, dare I say it, futuristic.Created by Microsoft under a doubtless lucrative deal with Dubai Government, the new typeface is the first time a city has got...

Fake Plastic Souks: Fake Plastic Souks Is Ten

Posted on the April 26th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Oh golly, oh gosh! I nearly missed it. Happy Birthday, Fake Plastic Souks! Ten years ago this month, I was sufficiently intrigued by the idea of expressing my opinion without using a pseudonym (at the time the standard approach...

Fake Plastic Souks: Airline News

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

Kentucky man demonstrates customer service experienceI'm hesitant to add more words to the trillions that have been shared around the world after US airline United caused a passenger to be rendered insensible and dragged off a flight by three police of...

Fake Plastic Souks: Airline News

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

Kentucky man demonstrates customer service experienceI'm hesitant to add more words to the trillions that have been shared around the world after US airline United caused a passenger to be rendered insensible and dragged off a flight by three police of...

Fake Plastic Souks: When Brands Go Wrong

Posted on the April 4th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

For many years, I was the delighted driver of Toyota's achingly brilliant MR2, first the 'ordinary' one then the leather-seated T-Bar. A glorious car that, sadly, would never take off in France, because pronounced in French it translates to emmerdeu&nb...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Passing of Paper

Posted on the March 28th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)I follow quite a few legacy publishers on Twitter and suffer from the not infrequent urge to block them as I stare, open-jawed, at their attempts at what they clearly think is 'marketing'. Where most self-published authors have...

Green Living in Dubai: Clean Energy Spotlight: Iceland’s Geothermal Energy and Thermal Pools

Posted on the October 22nd, 2016 under Green Living by

Once a poorest country in Europe now has one of the top living standards and all thanks to geothermal energy, this can be a short description of Iceland's geothermal energy story! Having located on both Iceland Hotspot and North Atlantic Ridge this is...

Green Living in Dubai: Clean Energy Spotlight: Iceland’s Geothermal Energy and Thermal Pools

Posted on the October 22nd, 2016 under Green Living by

Once a poorest country in Europe now has one of the top living standards and all thanks to geothermal energy, this can be a short description of Iceland's geothermal energy story! Having located on both Iceland Hotspot and North Atlantic Ridge this is...

Green Living in Dubai: Fresh Natural Cosmetics by Lush

Posted on the June 21st, 2016 under Green Living by

As I have decided to go plastic free, I have started looking for all those items which are not packaged in plastic containers to reduce plastic waste from my home. Naked Cosmetics come without packaging Also this year I have decided to start using...