Dubai summers are total pain in the neck. This unsticking-your-thighs-from-plastic-chairs season is an agony for me. The temperature is no joke, its like someone has set the thermostat to hell. Foundations and mascaras are damned. Lol. So, I was making a mental list of activities that can possibly make this summer a little enjoyable, and guess what? There are not too many of them.
I haven’t been able to write these past months. With work getting busier (why can’t I find a job that doesn’t include desks and spreadsheets? Just why?) And the weather in Dubai is getting hotter (hot is an understatement – it’s more like scorching, blistering or broiling) I just couldn’t find energy to update this page. But! That was then and this is now.
We tend to overlook what is close to us and look for something special in far away places. I walk past him almost everyday on my way to work; he’s always there, rain or shine, sandstorm or hailstorm – standing tall, prominent, towering. On my good days he beams with me, on my bad days he frowns with me. I ask myself, am I taking him for granted? He already has those people gushing about him, how impressive he is, how spectacular and how stunning he can be. All that praises, would mine be heard? Would it matter should I give him the attention that he deserves?Read More »
Besides the bustling futuristic city of crystal skyscrapers and lavish man–made islands, Dubai has another side you have to see, the timeworn and the historic. You can escape the modernized city for half a day to experience the mesmeric neighborhoods that dates back to the early 1900s.
I’m taking a quick break from my usual raving and jabbering about everything Seoul. Like very quick I’ll get back to it after lunch break, LOL. So the sister and I have met with the BFF last weekend (I guess we have the same BFF) to catch up over coffee. There’s nothing to talk about those two but I have a lot to say or to show rather about our meet-up place, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. 🙂 Living in Dubai for almost seven years doesn’t make me immunized from its charm and grandeur.
Souk means Arabic Market, Souk Madinat is sort of a modern take on a traditional Arabic Market. It is located between five star hotels and overlooking Burj Al Arab – The world’s most luxurious hotel. You can reach the place via Metro and Bus, here’s how.