Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Today in random news, look who's in Abu Dhabi: Modern Family's Ty Burrell

That's him a Ferrari World. He's speaking at NYU-Abu Dhabi today (invite-only) and then appearing at The Act Dubai, apparently.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Snap caption: Fencing competition poster fail

The unofficial guide to buying a used car in Abu Dhabi

My sweet, sweet ride.

Sure, loads of people write articles titled “How to buy a car in Abu Dhabi”, but the truth is, I when I bought a used car in Abu Dhabi, my fourth such purchase but first in the UAE, and whenever I clicked on any of them, they were short on “actual details that would have helped”.

As is the case with a lot of stuff that expats try to do here, the best way to go about it is ask people who have bought cars what to do, then piece together the procedure from there.

So here is my unofficial guide to buying a used car in Abu Dhabi.

Overheard in the newsroom: Freaky Friday edition

I just go for it now. I just park my car behind anyone and wait for them to call me. It's just embarrassing when it's someone you know.

The last thing I feel like doing is going to get my dark shadows injected.

Editor A: Can you make a Twitter account just so you can follow me?
Editor B: No.

I had the world's most overcooked omelette this morning.

My grandmother is ruining this engagement for everyone.

Do you drink it or watch it?

Are you watching cartoons?

What are you going to wear? I think you should wear a pantsuit. 

How to be a happy expat

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