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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BLOG BREAK

Hi everyone! So sorry we have not posted in a while, we have been so busy lately with our recent move to a new house and we're still waiting for our new internet line to be installed, so we'll be on a short blog break until our internet connection gets sorted out.

Thanks for the visit and do check back after a week's time. See you then!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Box Jellyfish

Photo taken at Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Mall

Box Jellyfish is best known for its extremely powerful venom -- being the most deadly in the animal kingdom. Stings from such species are excruciatingly painful, either initially or as an after-effect, and are often fatal to their prey and sometimes even for humans. However, not all species of Box Jellyfish are this dangerous to humans.

I've had my own awful experience of being stung with a jellyfish many years back, it's a good thing that the people I was with at that time knew exactly how to apply first aid, they quickly applied vinegar and removed the tentacles immediately. That vinegar proved to be a savior. That is why it is important to know at least some basics about first aid, you'll never know when something like this could happen.

By the way, that experience never did once scare me off from swimming or snorkeling again because I really love to swim. Nevertheless, I could never stress enough the importance of being more careful, and to never go swimming alone especially in beaches, and of course to know first aid... it can save your life.

Visit other Watery Wednesday entries HERE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fire Truck

I was digging for a photo I could submit as my first entry to Ruby Tuesday, and I found just the right one to jump start my participation to this very fun "all things red" meme.

There is just something fascinating about old vehicles that draws people's attention and curiosity. This sturdy looking fire truck (around early 1900's Ford model) was among one of the handsome displays in a car show at Dubai Festival City a few months back. Really cool fire truck, huh!

Make sure to stop by at Ruby Tuesday to check out other hot entries.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Flower Beds

Flowers beds like these are a common sight along the roads and roundabouts here in Dubai, as part of the local municipality's efforts to make the city green with palm trees, shrubs and flowers. With all the towering buildings and the construction works all around (which never seems to end by the way), it is nice to see how these attractive flowers add a soft and natural touch to a bustling city like Dubai.

Check out other interesting purple entries at PhotoHunt, see beautiful flower blossoms at Today's Flowers and get a glimpse of other people's world at My World Tuesday.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Skycrapers

Dubai Marina is branded as a city-within-a-city. This man-made marina boasts of luxury apartments and villas set against a background of shimmering water. Upon completion, Dubai Marina will be one of the world's largest marina with approximately 4.5 square km in size, 3.5 km long with an 11 km boardwalk, covering a total of more that 50 million square feet housing luxury residential and leisure facilities.

We were here a couple of weeks back and really enjoyed our stroll along the boardwalk. Mind you, this place is busy...busy...busy! especially during Fridays (weekend in Dubai is Fri-Sat). With its very posh and cosmopolitan feel, it's not surprising why a lot of tourists and expats hang out here and crowd the place.

Check out other skies in other parts of the world, visit Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Winter All Year Round

The heat is on! After the much longed for winter months sadly slipped by, the usual hot and dry climate is now back in Dubai. In this part of the world, the sun can be unforgiving. During summer's peak, temperature can rise up to 50 degrees Celsius and you'll dread going out.

To battle the heat, this ever innovative city provides solutions (though temporary) to those wanting to experience and enjoy snow or a sub-zero environment all year round. Check these out...

SKI DUBAI - A snow theme park located within Mall of the Emirates, it has a size of 22,500m² covered with real snow all year round – (equivalent to 3 football fields). You can ski, snowboard or just goof around at the snow park.


CHILL OUT CAFE - located at Times Square Mall, Dubai's first ever Ice Bar/Lounge. It's minus 6 degrees inside.

Diffused lighting, from low-heat LED bulbs, constantly changes colors as it filters through the ice blocks. It's really very beautiful when the color changes, they set different moods.

If you'd like to know more about just how "cool" this place is, check out the article I wrote in my other blog about mine and hubby's experience at Chill Out, click - Coolest Date Ever!

See other people's world by visiting My World Tuesday.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pathway

Taken at Souk Madinat Jumeirah

This type of rustic lamps and arches are just a few examples of common elements often used in Arabic inspired interior/exterior design.

Visit Monochrome Mondays to see other interesting entries.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter's Hope

A Blessed Easter to all!


And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.
Romans 1:4-5 (NLT)


Enjoy other scenic views at Scenic Sunday.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Speed Limit

Cloud movement limited to speed of 7 knots only? LOL! Just trying to amuse you.... Happy Skywatching!

To see other interesting skies around the world, visit Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Reflective

I really love the effect of reflections when taking photos, so here are a few photos imported from my other blog which really fits this week's theme for Thematic Photographic (my first time joining this fun meme by the way, make sure to check out other reflective entries there).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Burj Al Arab

One's visit to Dubai would never be complete without seeing its famous city icon - Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious and only 7-star hotel, this beautiful structure was designed to resemble a billowing sail and soars to a height of 321 meters, dominating the Dubai coastline. It stands as one of the most photographed structures in the world.


It will cost you around US$75 just to get through the gates and see the lobby, and their most expensive suite costs a whopping AED 60,000 per night (US$16,500)...arghh!

The hotel boasts of first-class and royalty-like amenities -- with your chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, discreet in-suite check in, private reception desk on every floor and a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention, highly personalized service throughout your stay is assured.

See other people's world, visit My World Tuesday then get a splash by visiting Watery Wednesday, and be in speechless awe as you see entries at Wordless Wednesday.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Wind Tower

Souq Madinat, Jumeirah

A wind tower is an old traditional architectural element used for ventilation essential to residential houses in the Gulf countries decades ago. Although presently wind towers are no longer necessary as most residences and commercial buildings are now air conditioned, it remains to be considered as an important element of local identity and can still be seen in contemporary buildings in the UAE, only as an architectural feature.

Check out other interesting Monochrome Monday entries HERE.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Still

A lot of birds flock along Dubai Creekside, so it's the perfect place for taking snapshots of different lovely birds, you'd see some of them in their playful mode, and some just resting still like these two in the photo above.

Check out other snapshots of interesting animals at Camera Critters and see beautiful scenic views at Scenic Sunday.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Shining Through

These clouds look so heavy, don't they? (Nope, it didn't rain at all that day). But just the same, I love how bulky it looks and the sun rays radiating through it makes it even more beautiful, the power lines and light posts add character to the sight too.

Nad Al Sheba, Dubai

To get a glimpse of other fascinating skies around the world, visit Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Golden Waters

An enchanting gleam of a golden sunset on the waters...

Check out other wet Watery Wednesday entries HERE.
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