Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Omar Borkan Al Gala Hullabaloo

My previous post was about the man of the hour, the "too handsome" guy "deported" from Saudi Arabia, Omar Borkan Al Gala. It seems that there's no truth to it. He's NOT(?) the guy! Here's the latest story...

A UAE female singer created chaos in the UAE stand during an annual cultural festival in Saudi. A religious police was forced out by the Saudi National guards at the UAE pavillion because of the said incident.

Meanwhile, on being "too handsome"...

Mystery surrounds the identity of three UAE men who were allegedly deported from Saudi Arabia for being too good looking.

Websites around the world have identified Dubai-based Iraqi-Emirati model, Omar Burkan Al Gala, pictured, as being one of the three. 

However, his friends say that he has been living in Vancouver, Canada, and was nowhere near Saudi at that time.
Websites around the world have identified Dubai-based Iraqi-Emirati model, Omar Burkan Al Gala, pictured, as being one of the three.
The Saudi press reported that three UAE members of a cultural delegation were removed from a cultural festival in the country on Friday, April 12, and deported, because Saudi police feared their good looks might corrupt Saudi women.
The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority confirmed to 7DAYS that it sent a delegation to the festival to promote tourism, but said it could not comment further.
The mystery deepened when a US blogger posted sultry photos of Omar Burkan Al Gala online, claiming that he was one of the three men deported.
That sparked an online frenzy, with hundreds of thousands of people logging on to Al Gala’s facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to check out his photos and send him messages. His facebook page now has 400,000 ‘likes’.
Al Gala did not reply to several requests from 7DAYS for comment. Messages posted on his facebook wall, in which we asked about the reports of his alleged deportation, appear to have been removed.
However, one of his Emirati friends said that he was not in Saudi at the time and accused international media of “using him” to advance their story. “The guy lives in Canada,” she wrote in an online message to 7DAYS. “There is no reason for him to be in Saudi Arabia, plus take into consideration that there isn’t a picture or video at showing him being arrested. The media basically used him because he’s good looking.”
She also pointed out a YouTube video of his from Canada, in which he said he missed family in the UAE. She said: “Why would he say that if he’s in the UAE? LOL. That’s because he’s in Vancouver.”
Source: 7DaysUAE

It's not about the truthfulness of the incident or if he was really the guy or not, but...
is he really too handsome, or what: that is the question! 
LOL


Updates/Edits:

Latest interview (... and just as I thought this Emirati guy is shockingly handsome... NOT!



Saturday, April 27, 2013

Well… There goes "Too Handsome" guy's 15 Minutes of Fame

I first read this bizarre news last April 15th...

and after 10 days, the name and pictures of the "too handsome" man surfaced on the internet...
My crazy cousin posted that on Facebook, LOL. Cracks me up :p

which made it MORE bizarre??!!

and MORE of him!

So girls, girls, girls, what do you think? *grins*



Other links
Metro
Yahoo
Facebook

Thursday, April 25, 2013

That checked me.

HERE'S WHAT OPRAH WINFREY HAD TO SAY ABOUT MEN :

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.

Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be. Slower is better. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can't "be friends". A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.

Don't settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don't stay because you think "it will get better." You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you. Avoid men who have a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently? Always have your own set of friends separate from his. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up. Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.

You cannot change a man's behavior. Change comes from within. Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are. Even if he has has more education or in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less.

Never let a man define who you are. Never borrow someone else's man. If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you. All men are NOT dogs.

You should not be the one doing all the bending... Compromise is two way street. You need time to heal between relationships. There is nothing cute about baggage... Deal with your issues before pursuing a new
relationship. You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you. A relationship consists of two WHOLE
individuals. Look for someone complimentary...
not supplementary.

Dating is fun... Even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right. Make him miss you sometimes... When a man always know where you are, and you're always readily available to him ~ he takes it for granted. Never move into his mother's house. Never co-sign for a man. Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need. Keep him in your radar but get to know others.

Scared of being alone is what makes a lot of women stay in relationships that are abusive or hurtful: Dr. Phil says... You should know that: You're the best thing that could ever happen to anyone and if a man mistreats you, he'll miss out on a good thing. If he was attracted to you in the 1st place, just know that he's not the only one. They're all watching you, so you have a lot of choices. Make the right one. Ladies take care of your own hearts..❤

Source: Facebook (not sure if Oprah really said it but anyhow it's worth spreading)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Taste of Sonamu, A Bit of Korea in Dubai

Last Sunday, I had experienced Sonamu, a Korean resto inside Asiana Hotel, Dubai.

I booked a reservation 3 days in advance for 5 people in a private dining room and was actually expecting they will put us in a Korean room/table inspired like in the 2 images below (images grabbed online) since I requested a private room .

So when the resto staff sent us to the private room, I was really very disappointed. It was nothing like the above photos. A very ordinary, a very plain room with a table with a divider/partition. Nothing special at all. I didn't even feel that we were inside a Korean resto. Partly my fault, didn't tell them it was a birthday celebration, sort of and that we wanted it in Korean style.

So anyway, we ordered Jeongol (a noodle dish), seafood Japchae (hotpot) and one "whole" cow set and a bottle of soju. We liked the Korean pickled dishes (kimchi, etc) and the Jeongol. The Japchae is fine though. I enjoyed grilling our own slabs of beef and eating it. We didn't finish the soju, it tasted like gin (or gin-tonic according to my friend.) The food and the complimentaries we had is more than enough for 5 persons, I think I should have had brought 2 or more friends.

Japchae

Soju and the pickled dishes

I think this is a beef soup or the vinegar, I forgot. LOL

gyeran jjim (Korean steamed egg)

seafood jeongol (hotpo)

jeon (Korean pancake)

raw beef

grilling the beef
I'm happy with the bill/price because it is affordable. I was actually expecting it was a tad pricey. :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Camouflaging Rabu

All characters and incidents appearing in this work of fiction are products of my boredom. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Also, this is unedited so please bear with me for the grammatical errors and this does not encourage any publisher. LOL

Rabu
This is all about Rabu and his identity crisis. Actually, I don't know what to say about this character except that he is a man.

Risshu
Rabu met Risshu while she is travelling. She interests him. She likes to read. She carries and accumulates luggage of books wherever she travels. Rabu starts to like everything she likes and her roots, read politics and slavery books, he becomes addicted to her and her adventures.  Rabu is all eyes to Risshu only. They go to clubs every night then walk around till morning. They travel and hike together. When Risshu is leaving, he helps her to pack her stuff all night long and accommodates all of her books and unnecessary stuff to his place thinking she will be back to visit him. But Risshu leaves for good. She never return. She marries her guy back home.

Koku
Life goes on for Rabu, she met Koku online. He literally flirted with her day and night because of her hot profile photo on Facebook. He impresses her of his knowledge about stuff she likes and invites her to come to his place and promises her all the fun and adventures she wants. But after a couple of months he finds out that she is almost as old as his mom. That the hot profile photo was the younger Koku. Rabu went lie low on flirting with her. She disgusts him and he calls her cougar without her knowledge.

Zenchin
Then Rabu met Zenchin online, he instantly diverted his attention to her because of her looks but still flirting with Koku on the side. Rabu starts to behave just the same way when he was with Risshu. He again starts to like whatever Zenchin likes. He learns her native language, read literary books, watch documentary and classic movies, and studies all the authors, writers, novelist, musicians, physicists and everything she adores. He even goes to gym and on a crash diet for her. He seriously prepares himself for her. He feels lucky and very proud for having her, the woman of his dreams. He is so into her that he almost promises heaven and earth. Then they met, the woman he fantasized doesn't look the same as her photos, she isn't as sexy as he thought she would be. But he didn't tell her that he is very disappointed and again he is disgusted big time. They still carry on to whatever they plan, they travel and spend two weeks together. When she leaves, she carries the promises and the plans they made together. She leaves most of her things to his place as she is planning to come back. She never thought it was the end for them.  When she is about to come back, he stops answering her calls. Things go slowly with them. She decided to move on with another man she used to flirt with long before she met Rabu. When he finds it out, he couldn't accept that this "fat" woman, as he calls her behind her back, dumped him first. It hurts his ego but continues communicating with her and flirting. His plan is to flirt with her and steals from her guy she is with then dump her. But later she finds it out and things go ugly between him and her.

Nia
Rabu acts as if nothing really matters to him. He hooks up with more and more women online. Nia  is one of them. She's big like Zenchin but he likes her face. He chats and exchanges flirtatious words a lot with her day and night, same way he did with Koku. He sends her stuff and tries to meet up with her. He always flatters her. He did everything to persuade her but she just enjoys flirting with guys online to feel good about herself because later she reveals she has someone in her life. She only made a fool out of him and that ends there.

Shia
While still flirting with Nia, Rabu met Shia. He knows she is as big as Nia and Zenchin but hooking up with her makes him feel good because she is way way younger than him. As usual, he starts to camouflage again, liking whatever she likes to please her, watches all the shows and listens to all the music she likes. She calls him the most awesome guy online because he makes her feel hyper. In fact, he almost made her come to meet him but she found out about Rabu's other women and got very disappointed. Everything between them is ruined. They started to spit venom at one another. Her for spreading lies about Rabu's reputation and him for admitting to everyone that Shia is a crazy obese.

Ripin
She is Rabu's female version, she likes everything he likes. Rabu used to like and call her every single day long before he met Risshu, Koku, Zenchin, Nia and Shia. He finds her cute. But that's all, he's not really into her. He never liked what she likes. She is not that smart, interesting nor challenging to him but he keeps her because she is his rebound woman. He chats with her religiously but denies her existence in his life to other women. In short, he never takes her seriously. She is the silliest of them all.



Eh, time's up for me and I don't know how to end this, LOL. I don't even know if you can call this a story. Haha. Need to get off Blogspot and have my lunch. Ja mata!

Monday, April 1, 2013

An Hour in the Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden, is world's largest natural flower garden and houses 45 million flowers.

I've seen a lot of garden already but I've never seen as colorful as Miracle Garden. The creative arrangements that include the long flower wall, arches and gorgeous flowerbeds in different shapes and patterns (hearts, igloos, pyramids, cars, stars, and flowers like a bucket of water spilled over) is definitely worth a visit.

The only disappointment here is it's too crowded during weekend (esp Friday). Check out my photos ;)