Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fixed Link to Dubai Pictures

Believe it or not - this is my favourite picture from Dubai as it summarises the heat, the dehydration, the exhaustion, the sweat, the sun burn and how much water was needed while we were there. Still tonnes of fun though!

Not Photoshopped. It looks like it was taken in a studio simply because of the ambient lighting (dusk) and flash.

Soon to be the tallest building in the world

Just realised the link several posts ago to the Dubai Album on Facebook didn't really work. Here's the fixed link, hope it works...

Dubai Album


Salams all. Currently, I am still here in Shah Alam undergoing a relatively slow adjustment to the pace and reality of Malaysia. My memories of the UK seems so distant - almost as if everything never happened.

Unfortunately, I am still ravaged by jet lag - so is poor Amar, although Nisa and Sarah are both mercifully spared. I was okay in the beginning, but I felt sorry for poor Amar who was awake alone in the middle of the night. So, I stayed up to accompany him. So far Amar and yours truly have been sleeping at 6 a.m. and waking up at 1 or 2 pm. Ungracious, especially that I'm staying with my inlaws *grimace*.

In this post, I just would like to show pictures of Amar "leaf jousting" (i.e. Amar's idea of fencing, but with leaves) with his grand father. It is only Amar's 3rd time meeting his grand father ever, but already he is extremely close - as if the bond was forged pre-natal. The bonding that is occurring between Amar and his grandfather is visible in their expressions in these pictures.

(To those of you who doesn't know Amar - he's extremely shy of strangers).

Myself and Nisa are extremely eager and looking forward to meeting the bloggers in Malaysia - do contact us if any of you are in the vicinity.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Our 7th Wedding Anniversary in Dubai

Salams everyone. We've made it safely back to Malaysia. Thank goodness I do have an internet connection, although not very fast the connection is still adequate. Before I post about anything in Malaysia in my future posts, first let me tell you about our small excursion to Dubai.

Nisa planned our tip to Dubai for quite a few reasons:

1. To break up the 14 hour flight back to Malaysia into two equal parts in the hopes that it would be less stressful for the children.

2. To slowly acclimatise the children to jet lag.

3. To hyper-suffuse us with heat in Dubai - so that the heat in Malaysia would seem nothing

4. Shopping, of course ... and

5. Most importantly - to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary :)

It was excellent that in Dubai, we got to meet yet more blog friends. You guys may know them from Fly Me to the Padang Pasir. (an excellent and very funny blog). To be honest, I didn't know what to expect of them, but I was extremely pleasantly surprised that they were both EXCELLENT hosts and really222 took good care of us - thank you Zakiah and Mr Anon!!! We really can't thank them enough for all their troubles. Hopefully we had made as good an impression as they had on us.
Unfortunately our stay in Dubai was extremely short - only 2 days or so, and disappointingly I didn't really get to do much shopping in the supposedly "electronics heaven" as some people would call Dubai. I can attest that the prices of quite a few things there are cheap and that the buildings are cutting-edge and an architect's ...urm... dream come true (original description deleted).
If you guys would like to gaze at some more pictures of Dubai, plus written commentaries, do click here: My Facebook Album (Facebook account or registration not required).