Monthly Archives: February 2005

trick of first light

Our baby girl was born on February 10th. We took my wife to the hospital in Sharjah the night before; then I brought Ian (21 months) home and we managed some sleep without her. I dropped him off at the … Continue reading

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crackdown, they say

The papers say that there is to be a crackdown on dangerous driving, with fines and cars impounded for running red lights, weaving in and out of traffic at speed, and driving on the shoulder. The story seems to come … Continue reading

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120kg of gold

Win 120kg of gold! blares from billboards around Dubai. They don’t do excess by halves…

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designer wave

On the radio, two stations join forces for a tsunami fundraiser. Good on them. They do it in very Dubai style, too: the first item up for auction is a $550 Estee Lauder hamper…

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downstairs upstairs

A story in the paper about a 52-year-old guy from Kerala who drives a bakery truck and lives in a room in Sharjah with nine other working men: he won a luxury studio in one of the swank new apartment … Continue reading

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