In List, Review on December 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM
I was in Australia this September and October of 2016 to survey if the country is a place I would like to settle in while visiting family and friends too who were trying to persuade me to move.
- People in Australia know how to chill. It is a country that is both progressive and relaxed. People really utilize the park for unwinding.
- Progressive and yet homeless people are present that actually scared me a little, alarmed not to even interact with them. I don’t understand their ordeal and I am not ready to understand it.
- Shops close early and that makes me sad.
- It is populated by various Asians so Asian restaurants were quite rampant.
- The airport field is refreshingly beautiful with the natural trees and green grasses.
- I believe that the food and wine made in Australia are clean and well made.
- There is not much in the news because there is not much crimes going on.
- TV shows are filled with shopping episodes.
- There are so many beautiful places to see, both current and historical.
- It is a good country for a family because it takes care of its citizen.
I don’t party a lot but having said that I still prefer to live in a country with cities that lit up at night not necessarily that doesn’t sleep. Australia right now is too relaxed for my taste.
In Review on January 30, 2016 at 7:26 PM
I was glued on the television for hours and I watched all these movies, not the whole time and since it’s on television with advertisements then there were several expected deleted scenes:
- Revolutionary Road (2008)
- Hanging Up (2000)
- Major Movie Star (2008)
- Girl, Interrupted (1999)
- The Good Girl (2002)
Yay! The movie choice is a little disturbing because they all have major emotional issues except the cheesy #3, which was a well needed break. If I start writing a novel, should I be tapping a dark piece? I was scared that I am able to almost connect with each character. I am a littled disturbed of myself.
I like to write for entertainment and maybe introduce an emotion that was never obvious that was shoved within but will healthily get released. I maybe experiencing dark moods and depressed feelings to use it as material in the future writings.
Enough with the darkness, note to self, live life one day at a time and find what’s good.
In Review on November 27, 2015 at 7:50 AM
I grew up watching the James Bond franchise. I think I’ve seen them all, if not all then definitely majority of them.
Watching Spectre in a Dubai cinema means no bed scenes and if I am not mistaken a Bond movie comprise with an espionage, gun, women, a good looking car, a villain, and an elegantly dressed agent 007 in his tuxedo or in a impecably tailored suit. There were deleted scenes but I appreciate what’s left.
I am thrilled with the action scenes, the fashion, the oozing confidence, and an injection of humor especially coming from Q. It was an entertaining movie that should not be taken as realistic but nowadays I do feel like we create our lives into a cinema that anything is possible.
I don’t think it was a smooth movie overall but I am glad I enjoyed it. If you’ve been watching Bond, this is like any of the other films only suitable for the 2015 era, and so go see it. Nothing spectacularly surprising, it is predictable that Bond always win in the end.
In Review on April 10, 2015 at 2:04 PM
It’s now one of my favourite business books and it doesn’t even sound very businessy because the author Sophia Amoruso wrote it like how she learned not from a business school but from real life experience.
This Founder and Owner of the million dollar & very successful NastyGal.com fashion online store is a definite kick-ass!! And I’m not even exaggerating. It would be nice that whatever was written in the book was indeed authentic because if I’m treating it like really genuine, she rocks! The secret of her success is the combination of doing what she’s good at, loving everything she does, learning, loving her customer, listening, aiming to succeed, and working her butt off. It was not simple, it was smart and entails a lot of hard work.
My sister is not really fun of reading books so what I am going to do is read her every night before we go to bed; that way she learns business in a very real life scenario kind of way from one cool lady. I’m treating the book as a fairytale book for adult; dreams do come true and magic is real!
In Review on December 3, 2014 at 7:18 AM
I can’t believe I read a book in one seating from cover to cover again.
I was at Kinokuniya yesterday and picked-up “How to be a Parisian,” sat on a wooden chair with a book shelf to rest my back, and enjoyed pages after pages.
I am fascinated about Parisian, especially women with distinct arrogance and confidence (maybe because I felt like one) and loads of mystery. If men cheats and will never be caught admitting it; I will never be vulnerable to a man who doesn’t deserve my truth.
The book is witty, honest, revealing, and I love the inserts of photos, humour, and everything in between. It looked like a polished scrapbook made by elegant 4 Parisians.
In Review on August 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Trying new things is the whole essence of feeling a new kick of inspiration. I’ve tried eyebrow threading yesterday for the first time. I am not quite sure what to expect but pulling body hairs have always been painful based on my experience. To ensure quality service, might as well go to Franck Provost at Mall of the Emirates to get it.
I told the hair threading specialist to be gentle because it was my first time. She was making funny remarks heightening my ‘not-so-sure-this-is-a-good-idea’ moment. It turned out, it was not painful like pulling one hair at a time with a tweezer, it feels more like a razor with little pricks. At the end, my fear was more on ‘oh-shit-we-didn’t-discuss-the-shape-she’s-going-to-make’ and the real horror of I end up losing all my hairs or regret what the hell is that shape?
I was a bit panicky on what shape is she creating but I calm myself saying if all didn’t work it will grow back after 10 years?! OMG – there should be a brochure for eye brow shapes where customer has to choose and settle before any threading takes place. I got to suggest that to avoid miscommunication and to meet proper expectations.
During the procedure, she was quite shocked I’ve never had threading and asked for my age. I told her 34. She asked if I am married. I told her no. Then she ends the conversation with after this you’ll get married. Oh, how promising.
End result – I walked out with two properly normal and clean shaped eye brows. I was cheery and glad I did it for myself. I remembered my schoolmate turned model said that one of the best way to make a great improvement on your face is to make sure to have a clean eyebrow. Well, checked!
In Review on July 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM
Dubai’s only 2 competing telecommunications are setting to divide Dubai accordingly; meaning this residential block will only install Etisalat and for this part it’s exclusively for Du.
I have been pleased using Du for 2 years and moving from Dubai Sports City to Dubai Investment Park (DIP) 2 meant I can only subscribe to Etisalat.
It was a bad start with Etisalat, I have to patiently wait a long queue at Mall of the Emirates for I think about 30 minutes, STANDING. The waiting was not my problem, the fact that when I was in front of the associate he asked me for at least 1 telephone number in the building, that was my BIG ARGH. (1) I just moved in to a new apartment and am I supposed to be getting phone numbers of neighbours? (2) Do I know that in the first place because they never advertised it?! (3) Or since ETISALAT WAS THE ONLY TELECOM THAT CAN INSTALL IN THE AREA, DON’T THEY REALLY KNOW THE EXACT AREA’S TELEPHONE ID???
I was really furious so for the sake of everyone who are moving to Ritaj, Block A, I will save you the time to find out a single telephone number and just note that the number Etisalat is looking for is EID # DX005023000. The watchman of the building was kind enough to show me the telephone room!
If you think my horror with Etisalat ends there, not even close, because they set a schedule for the installation and confirmed it. I excused myself from the office just to attend to them, only to find out that they were not coming after reconfirming from their call centre that they will. If I didn’t insist to speak with the Supervisor, my service would have not been arranged immediately the following day.
It was a long list of disappointments from Etisalat and it is just annoying to relieve them in words in this blog. Right now, I am just grateful that the Internet connection in our new home is quite fast and the cable TV gives surprisingly delights to the subscribers by opening all the channels during holidays in UAE.
Is it really impossible to stop monopoly and poor service? Is compromise necessary and extended understanding? This is actually a good invitation to all other entrepreneurs who could do better.
In Review on October 30, 2013 at 7:46 AM
The Blacklist is about Raymond Reddington, a criminal, who is willing to work with the FBI to catch the other big criminals like himself on the condition that he will only talk to Elizabeth Keen, a profiler. She doesn’t know why did he pick her and got notified during her first reporting day at the FBI. He said he knew her father. I think he is her father!?
I am still unsure about this show but I got to say I respect Lizzie when she stabbed Red in the neck. I sometimes like the witty remarks of Red but his motive is quite lamely delivered that I am not believing everything just yet. Finally, the mystery of the real relationship of the two characters eventually and the real identity of Lizzie’s hubby intrigued me… for now.
The next TV show that I’ll shoot is Arrow. If I made a TV show during my high school days, it will resemble the Arrow so much. I am being critical on myself because the lines were often cheesy and too good to be true. I am hooked with the luxurious privilege of the Queen’s world, Oliver’s amazing presence (voice, look, and body in that order), and that’s about it.
The Starling sounds so Gotham. I am still not buying it.
In Review on September 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
I finally found the best Mixed Seafood Ceviche (take out) in Dubai that I would love to go back to. Nobu at Atlantis The Palm got them!!!
Unfortunately, a recent medication, exhaustion, heat, and maybe an unknown reason gave me a bad experience when I was about to dine. Yes, I was the one who threw up at Nobu in my pretty black dress. The waiter was friendly to offer a medic to check on me and bring me to my hotel room; but I tried to compose myself and walked from east to west wing of Atlantis hotel.
My mixed seafood ceviche was ordered as take out as I really can’t bring myself to eat anything. It was like all the comedy movies where every bit of food I smell was drawing me to throw up until finally I was not able to hold it any longer. It did make me feel better and able to get up, walk straight, and rush to bed.
A glass of coke with ice and another round of vomiting at the room made me feel better. What an experience!
Will I try going back to Nobu and eat properly? Yes! Probably in a disguise though. 😉
In Review on May 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Tony Stark: [to Pepper] I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you.
It’s nice to have someone who will protect you even if you don’t need protecting or at least you don’t show that you needed someone.
I watched Iron Man 3 on May 3, no I am not a fan, I’m kidding of course I am. I love it most especially because of Robert Downey Jr., he is such a good actor who is absolutely suave without doubt.
For any Marvel experienced moviegoers know that they got to stick at the end after the amazing credits filled with names and roles because the last scene no matter how brief would complete the whole excitement experience. I am not putting any spoiler alert here because I am not spilling anything.
I am not disappointed about the movie. Loved it! I know the villain is quite unrealistic but for the sake of entertainment I am letting it slide but it was quite annoying that the villain was actually so bad ass that it cannot be defeated. There are corny moments but forgivable, well charge it to the fan reason! This is a bias review, all I can say is if you loved 1 & 2, there will be a pretty good point that you should see 3.