Friday, September 27, 2013

Dubai and Beyond...

Just wanna share photos I have snapped using my Samsung phone during the past 4 months (June-September) in Dubai and beyond...

Dubai, apparently, cannot stop constructing new skyscrapers

Dubai skyscrapers

Dubai looks London-y here

the future is already here... 

Holy mother of all skyscrapers, Burj Khalifa (world's tallest tower)

Dubai after sunset (that's the magnificent Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel)

Meanwhile, in other Emirates... 
the grass is greener in Sharjah 

a beautiful mosque somewhere in Sharjah

Ajman before sunset

a roundabout before Ajman corniche/beach

Al Ain before sunset

If you wanna see more, check out my Instagram but be warned, I did A LOT of "selfie" there (sorry I had to.. LOL)...


Monday, September 23, 2013

Onsite Anecdotes

While I was visiting one of my company's project sites, a guest/guy just came out of the manager's portacabin/office went to reception cabin to ask for the restroom.
Guest: Where is the restroom?
Document controller guy: "No problem, you can sit here." (showing his way back to the project manager's cabin) 
Guest: Restroom as in wash room!!! *facepalm*

I couldn't control myself laughing. I literally LOL-ed.

Apparently, the document controller assumed that rest room means resting/waiting room. According to him, he had never heard of anyone calling toilet a "rest room". 

Well, I don't know with you guys, but in the Philippines we call our WC, restroom or comfort room or CR or wash room or toilet

I still remember the horror/shock in the guest's face when the document controller guy shown him the manager's cabin, LOL. It was like he was told that it's okay to pee or shit in the manager's cabin. LOL.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Beyond Oman, Lies Musandam

Oh, man! Two weeks ago, I had some weekend getaway to experience Omani traditional dhow cruising in Dibba, Musandam - the Norway of the Arabian Gulf because its inlets are similar to Norway Fjords. See and discover its stunning scenery through the pics from friend's cam (the ones I have taken are already posted on my Instagram)

Let the journey to the endless Hajr (stone) mountans begins...!!

Hajr is the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula

a traditional Omani dhows

a banana boat in a speed boat :D

and co-cruiser has taken the plunge