Posted: September 11, 2009 in bla bla bla, damdoumization, dubai, random, thoughts

* i always used to think people were gluttons for happy endings, but with every incident that happens i become more convinced that people (in our part of the world) CRAVE drama, whether its a car accident, a fire, religiously watching a soap opera, a public lovers’ quarrel, or even someone tumbling and falling in the street! we just have to watch it! the psychologist in me suggests its because of wanting to see others in bad situations, a resounding conviction of  ‘life isnt always perfect to others’ it makes one feel better about one’s life in a way..  but still people, go to therapy in Dubai and STOP RUBBERNECKING on the roads! Some of us would like to reach their destinations!

* One of the things i hate bout this city is that there are no theatres, art cinemas, proper museums, and more cultural events worth attending.. I long for a good foreign movie! or a trip to a good museum, that will actually entice me more than Dubai museum of the ‘old’ heritage of this city. i need something more than 40 years old! I hope now that we have a modern metro system, that someone will actually come up with something less expensive and more educational and cultural. Bleh!

* The new office has such a different culture than the old, not that the old one had any definite culture to begin with, but the new place has a more enviting aura. I am not the type who actually believes in office frienships, as most of them are superficial and periodic, once you leave, you’re forgotten. But this office begs to differ. I see a lot of people who enjoy a professional atmosphere but have strong friendships amongst them outside of the office, which is, quite frankly, very refreshing! I’m not sure i will be makng any of those strong friendships, but I am enjoying a healthier environment. Il7amdila.

* and on a final and completely irrelevant note, my thought of the day: ” A divorce paper is one that gives a wife the upper hand, and gives the husband the middle finger! “

  1. eshda3wa says:

    its not this part of the world
    people love drama, they love to see bad things happen to other people.. its a fact

    diseny stage ends once u hit puberty..

    and enjoy ur new office!

  2. BuJ says:

    btw, have you been to the dubai museum? it’s actually got things much older than 40 yrs old, but under 200 yrs. when I want museums I head to sharjah, and I think you should give it a try: There are more than 16 to choose from, my fav is the Islamic Civilisation museum. For 5 dhs, you get so so so much history. I spent more than 1 hour and barely finished 25% of the museum.

    As for the divorce paper, it was kinda sad to read that.. i hope not all men behave that way to deserve this, and i hope not all women think that way.

    Final LOL at your comment on rubber necking and gawking hehehe

  3. Verbal Alchemy says:

    eshda3wa: maybe more in our part than others..


  4. Verbal Alchemy says:

    BuJ: i have of course. but have u been to museums in europe or the states?

    i want to check out the islamic one in sharjah, but i havent made it yet, i heard the one in abu dhabi is good too. i wish i did not have to commute to another emirate to find sth interesting besides malls and hotels and what not. i need a theatre, and an international art cinema with decent current foreign movies. :-/

    i was kidding with the divorce part btw 😀 it was purely a joke, not an observation.

  5. Simple Me says:

    hahaha.. to the last thought! btw I like your blog’s new look.

  6. BuJ says:

    Agreed!!! museums abroad are much better.. but i was shocked when i went to the islamic civilisation museum.. it’s really an eye opener and i learned a lot of things there.. that’s good, when u leave a museum having learned something, sa7?

    abu dhabi is building the gugenhiem which wil be amazing beyond belief 🙂

    if you call dxb to shj a commute, tusk tusk! it’s like calling the trip from the Roman Spanish Steps to St Peter’s in the Vatican “international travel”!!!

  7. Marvin says:

    I think people enjoy watching other people suffer, because it makes them feel better about themselves.

    I’m so glad you got a new job and that you’re enjoying it! You were so unhappy at the old one.

    It must be weird to be in such a young place with little history. But that’s what the Internet is for. I love walking through ancient graveyards with headstones dating back hundreds of years, blurred by time. But there are no such things where I live now.

    I like the divorce saying.

  8. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Dima: thanks dear, altho it needs some colour, but i will get to that later 😀

  9. Verbal Alchemy says:

    BuJ: i believe europe has the best museums (and i btw absolutely love cathedrals), i would love to go to romania for just that, the castles and cathedrals and the whole goth architecture.

    i live in shj, have been for a few years now, the commute doesnt bother me so much, im not a road rage person, its just that i do not know my way around shj!

  10. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Marv: graveyards? seriously? doesnt it creep you out!

  11. Pru says:

    If humans did not have any curiosity, if they passed an accident scene without attempting to look then they are not the humans I know! They’re some alien species with annoying apathy :O “curiosity can often be disguised as sympathy”.

    Paolo Colheo is not worth reading IMO I don’t know why anyone would like him!

  12. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Pru: when ur stuck in a traffic tail coz ppl r just enjoying their curiousity streak u will think otherwise :p

    I like him, he’s simple.

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