Sunday, March 23, 2008

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is happening all over the world on Saturday the 29th of March at 8PM. Cities across the world will turn off their lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to show that it’s possible to take action on global warming. Switching off is a simple action that can make a difference and it sends a powerful message that the people of the world care about the future of the planet.

Dubai is the first Arab city to embrace Earth Hour, it joined 24 other major cities who are committing to this event.

It all started in Sydney last year, when the WWF, in partnership with the Sydney Herald, managed to get the whole city rallied around this symbolic event. Check out the video here, it's truly inspiring:

Next Saturday, anyone can make a difference by following a few simple steps:

1. Sign up to Earth Hour by visiting and commit to turning off your lights on March 29 from 8pm to 9pm. We will send you all the information you need to make Earth Hour happen at home and at work (and to cut your energy bills in the long term). It’s free to take part.

2. Take appliances off standby; unplug any appliances – mobile phone charger, TV, microwave, MP3 player, computer monitor, printer – that are not being used and are on standby. Appliances left on standby account for up to 10% of the average household’s electricity use.

3. Spread the word about Earth Hour and involve your friends, family and workmates. Get them to make the commitment at to turn off their lights at 8pm on Saturday March 29, 2008.

For more information, visit Organizations who are willing to take part can also register their company and receive a free corporate communication pack with suggestions on how to get their employees involved.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Blogger blocked?

I haven't been able to access Blogger or any blogspot websites for the past few days. I live in the Greens and I heard that Blogger's been blocked in all free zone areas.

I am now in Abu Dhabi which is why I've been able to access it from here.

Does anyone know why that is?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


This scares the shit out of me because it could have been me...or one of my friends or family members.

I drive that road practically every Sunday morning as I head back from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, and this Sunday the fog was bad. As bad as I've ever seen it. The road was OK until I halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which is where what can only be described as a wall of fog appeared in front of me. Visibility was close to non-existent. Really bad.

Some drivers felt the need to put their hazard lights on, while others decided that no lights was a better option.

Today's accident is simply horrible. No other words to describe it. Pure carnage.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Leave our islands alone!

We've been going to the Abu Dhabi islands for as long as I can remember. Every since we were very young, we've been going to Bahrani island (or to Peanut Island, or some other small island around Abu Dhabi) to spend a day or fun in the sun, or for an overnight camping trip.

This weekend we spent an afternoon on Bahrani, but on the way there, I noticed that many islands had a "no trespassing allowed" sign on them...While others were littered with construction machinery. Some islands already have some private resorts built on them.

Is this going to be the trend from now on? Will there be no more islands for us to go to? Will the real estate sharks destroy the natural beauty of our islands?

I hope not! A day on one of these islands is simply breathtaking...The wind, the sun, the perfect white sands and beautiful blue beaches are simply priceless. I still want to be able to spend a fun day on our islands 5, 10 or 15 years from now.

Save our islands!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Horoscope recycling

7Days seems to have run out of material to write about in their horoscope section. The below pictures were forwarded by a friend of mine. December 9th and March 2nd are apparently the same when it comes to your Zodiac outlook...Well spotted!

Well, at least we now know for a fact that horoscopes are just a bunch of bull!