Smile you are in Sharjah

Posted: September 23, 2009 in bla bla bla, me me me, rant, tenzeker ma ten3ad


A couple of reasons as to why i found it hard to smile even though i live in sharjah…

a) power outages! Last Thursday, as i was driving home in the suffocating traffic between dubai and sharjah, i learn that the traffic is worse due to traffic lights not working in sharjah since there is a major power outage (SEWA needs a huge revamp!) so i quickly called the laundry dude in my building (simply because the watchman was too lazy/sleepy to answer) and asked him if we have electricity in our building! I was devastated with his quick and depressing ‘No’ (i live on the tenth floor!) but had no choice, i was way past the stage where i can make a turn and go back to dubai, to crash my sister’s office iftar party. or just hang out somewhere till iftar time.. thankfully i got home to find the building all lit again : D and did not have to go up 3828467 stairs to go up to a humid home! But other areas of Sharjah did not have any electricity till way later in the evening. I mean what about the families who dont have a car to stay in for a while until the power comes back, or drive somewhere to escape the heat at home! Something has to be done. I just dont quite know what.

b) A sudden tooth ache on Saturday night, eve of Eid, and not a living breathing good doctor/dentist was at their clinic! So had to wait till Tuesday and sustain Eid with a terrible tooth ache and an accompanying migraine. Needless to say, im almost limping coz one side of my head is heavier since my cheek is intensely swollen today, i had a root canal yesterday with the only working dentist in town.  She’s good though, so no regrets there..

Other than that, Eid was ok, busy first day, quiet the next, and the third was just a lazy-at-home day, where i was catching up on domestic chores and what not..


  1. Marvin says:

    Weekend dentistry sucks. 😉

    You’re writing so much now! It’s wonderful! Making up for all those months of silence, I know.

    • Verbal Alchemy says:

      not just weekend, its when ur trying to find one on a public holiday! or endure the pain like i did until the holiday was over 😦
      thanks Marv 🙂

  2. KJ says:

    OH don’t remind me of the outages! Insane! Worst is when the water supply is cut and you wake up in the morning, go to the loo and there is no water! AAAAAARGH!

    • Verbal Alchemy says:

      Did u move? i know those days, ya elahy tenzeker ma ten3ad ya rab yej3al kalamna 5afeef :teff teff teff: lol

  3. BuJ says:

    Salamet al tooth ache.. but seriously.. when i see this i grin, let alone smile!!!

    when we were kids we used to drive by it on purpose and say “ibtasim anta fil shariqa, wa sa5si5 anta fi Ajman” 🙂

    • Verbal Alchemy says:

      u know, when u live there, u somehow bypass these things, its like selective blindness that happens when one is in love. except ur doing this for the lack of interest. or at least i do. 😀

  4. JimmyBean says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

  5. Archu says:

    I’m going to be there soon… is the traffic as bad as they say it is?

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