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."

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Emirati & expat: conversation in an elevator

Emirati gent: How long are you in Abu Dhabi?

Me: Six years. 

Emirati gent: You are local now. 

I like to write: An Observing Life column about the terrible scourge of gyms that insist on measuring your performance

“Ann Marie, you’re losing!”
That’s what the RPM instructor bellowed out at me during the apex of a recent class in Abu Dhabi, right at the point where I am usually so angry and tired that I hate the world.

Read more here.

How to be a happy expat

Because a cloud wall makes you want to take a selfie.  After 10 years living in the UAE, some of that time happy, some miserable and ...