A dose of a UAEian

I'm short, love reading and I'm very curious...quiet & talkative when I'm around people I'm used to. Love massages, relaxation, spas, name it! This blog is mainly to note down anything that is significant to me

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

When it comes to death...

As I walked into the office this morning, I could feel there was something amiss. I didn't recieve much enthusiasm in the replies to my salams. Reaching my seat, I asked my colleague 'how are you today?' She just stared right back at me... I then dipped under the table to turn on my computer, only to come up and recieve the same blank stare. Little did I know she was trying to remain composed and tell me that one of our colleagues-in another division- passed away last night. Heart attack. He's been having heart problems for a while and went on leave to get treatment. I can't help but wonder... how finite life is.

Every time I hear of a death I wonder, did he know he was going to die? Did he say his goodbyes? What about the people around him... his wife? Kids? Its amazing how life can be taken from us any minute - any second. Yet, we still think it won't. Not yet. Not me or my loved ones yet. It may cross our mind, but then that thought goes away. Whether the death was sudden, or there was a possibility all along, death still shakes me up. It's a reminder, a wake up call and a time to scrutinize my own life.

May he RIP.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Makan? Minum? FOOD I love!

For anyone planning to visit Malaysia: this is my food guide
Teh Tarik

Roti Tissue

And my favourite: Chocolate TWIGGIES (supermarket)
Some I don't have pictures of, unfortunately I lost my camera there.
Other foods I indulged in: Somehow tastier in mamak stalls (stalls based on the streets)
  • Maggi Goreng (fried noodles)
  • Nasi Goreng seafood (fried rice)
  • Tandoori Chicken + Double cheese nan
  • Roti Tisu (sea picture above - Cone shaped crispy bread with sugar coatings)
  • Roti susu (Bread with sweetened condensed milk. Tasty)
  • Roti Canai (plain bread)
  • Tom Yam - Sea Food (Spicy soup) Yumminess great with white rice.
  • Limau Ice (lemon juice)
  • Teh Tarik (tea)
  • Apple & aloe vera juice - (supermarket). Ps. Anyone visiting Malaysia may get me this drink as a gift. With twiggies.
  • Orange Juice


  • Bubba Gump - best shrimp place in town "run FOREST run"
  • Manhattan Fish market - traditional fish n chips
  • Burger King. Yes. They have The Tastiest Mushroom Swiss Burger. Better than other BK's I've tasted worldwide!
  • Michaelangelo's - for pasta
  • Espressamenti - Ellie's - for a chillout facing the fountain at Bukit Bintang
  • Secret Recipe - for deserts
  • Delicious - for tea time snacks
  • Tappanyaki - for japanese food lovers

Ah Malaysia is my food heaven.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

3 years

I lived there for 3 years
...and went back after 3 years.

It got me thinking how much can change.

What if I said three years from now, you're suddenly not friends anymore?
What if three years from now, the person you love isn't there
What if three years from now you realise some things are exactly the same?
What if three years from now you feel time has cheated you?

"3 years from now... " if anyone told me then I'd have called them a liar.

And you look around at others, and see how much has changed in their life. How much has changed in yours and finally I look at how much has changed in mine. It could've been 3 years, or even 3 months. In the end, the only change I can see is the change within.