Are you freaking kidding me?

October 15, 2009
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So all I wanted was rice noodles.  Quarter-inch thick rice noodles – to be exact.  Last time I bought them in Carrefour and saw a whole boxful in the Al Maya market just downstairs from my apartment.  Should be as easy as buying oh, rice perhaps? Well, I don’t know what’s worse.  Driving to 5 different […]

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I’m not a prostitute, chump

July 5, 2008

Last night, while waiting on the queue to get into Club 400 at the Fairmont, a man standing next to me asked, “How much?” “How much what?” I asked back, thinking he was inquiring about the cover charge for the club. “How much?” he asked again and pointed at me. It was at that point […]

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If you see dead fish on a beach – would you eat it?

April 3, 2008
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Last night over dinner, a friend alerted me to the story in the local paper about dead fish being found on the public beach by the Burj al Arab. Gulf News reported on this story yesterday and opened the article with “Dozens of beachgoers enjoyed a free seafood dinner on Monday.” Lifeguards reported that people […]

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