Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bad Publicity for Good Business
How threatening customers with murder and rape makes twisted sense in the SEO game. Oh, and of course, he should be gutted like a kipper for what he's doing.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rape witness fears for life
Seems like the parents of these barbaric hicks view their spawns' destruction of two young people's lives as minor post-game hooliganism worthy of leniency. After all, the village (dick)head seems to hold such an attitude ( ).

(Hindustan Times)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wish List

My new historical TV series wish list ... any leads on where to get these (DVD, with English subtitles, preferably all together) would be appreciated.


Afternoon at Yas Marina Circuit

Dropping in for a quick random visit, we quite accidentally arrived while the race cars were doing their rounds. You could hear the screams of the engines well into the corridors of the Yas Hotel.

The lobby/cafe area was bustling with people, probably checking out now that the races were over.

Plenty of impressive architecture (reminiscent of the Esplanade, in some places). Even more impressive and novel interiors, with computer-generated patterns and a futuristic combination of metal and polymer.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Legalese Origin of "Cease and Desist"
"The origin of the doubling — and sometimes even tripling — often lies in the transition of legal language from Latin to French" (Wikipedia)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The illustrated guide to a PhD

Kopi and Kaya, in Dubai-ah

I emailed Ya Kun, requesting them to set up shop here. However, their very diplomatic response betrayed no hint of this happening any time soon. In the meantime, I will have to manage with my "emergency rations" of official Ya Kun Kaya Toast kopi mixture and kaya spread (Thanks, Amelia) with local toast, butter and soft-boiled egg.

My sentiments exactly, Sahil.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Little Lunch Party: Some of the Old, Some of the New

Starting out with a lentil soup.

Then a salad of cherry tomato and wild rocket with chopped walnuts and parmesan shavings.

Followed by kidney bean tahina.

Together with zaatar chicken.

Topped off with a pudding-ish thingy made with crumbled cake and date syrup, shot through with chopped dates, walnuts and almonds.