Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Overheard in the newsroom: Remaining days of Ramadan edition

I have a new folder now: Things to do when nourished.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Overheard in the newsroom: Hot, lazy heat edition

Editor: I would get up...
Page planner: ...but you are too lazy.

Snap caption: Random items on an airport floor


Abu Dhabi International Airport, Friday night

Today in the UAE: Giant octopus, Djinn and edible mosque edition

You go to work thinking it's going to be a normal Tuesday, other than the post-vacation jet-lag that is drying out your eyeballs. And then, like magic, a trifecta of fun news drops in your inbox. And everything is different.

As if it wasn't enough that there is now a giant octopus, 4.3 metres tall (long??) and weighing 70kg at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo...


...the UAE's first horror film, Djinn, is coming to e-Life video-on-demand from July 29 until August 30 (eek!)...

...and the Hilton Abu Dhabi's pastry team has built a giant, edible chocolate version of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the lobby for Eid. Those gold details are very tempting.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fill in the blank: Those guys to the left of Modesh, the region's popular mascot, are wearing _______ on their heads


Overheard in the newsroom: Superhot Saturday edition

"I always wonder if there are any journalists left in Glasgow - they all seem to be here."

"I like the smell of paint and petrol - goes back to when I was a kid."

"Were you running around outside?"
"I wish - I just came from the car." 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Snap caption: Graffiti is illegal in the UAE, but sometimes people do it anyway

Spotted in the Between Two Bridges Area of Abu Dhabi