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

Overhead in the newsroom: Wicked Wednesday edition

"Miss England is never pretty. Is she pretty this year?"

"I don't have to defend my inbox!"

"You know what would be awesome? If one of us had a coloring book."