One of the stores in Dubai Mall that would probably catch one’s attention is Desigual (the multichannel concept came from Barcelona). It’s obviously unorthodox, just as you can see the hanging of clothes. Parang sinampay lang sa bakuran.
For a time, I am fond of statement (and non-traditional) tees. In the Philippines, the kookiest and most strange things are normal. But in UAE, you can get arrested for (unintentionally) wearing an unacceptable tee. Last year, a set of t-shirts displaying stick drawings of naked man and woman were removed from this Spanish shop. The same year, Harvey Nichols, a British department store in the Mall of the Emirates, was forced to close for a few hours to remove t-shirts considered obscene after a customer complained to a local radio station. The t-shirts had the image of a British bulldog standing on top of a UAE flag. The store quickly apologised. In another incident, an expatriate was jailed for a month before being deported after he was arrested for wearing a Marc Jacob t-shirt depicting a naked Victoria Beckham with the slogan “protect the skin you’re in” as part of a cancer-awareness campaign. The man was charged with offending public decency.
This serves as a gentle reminder when you’re traveling in this part of the globe, whether you’re a tourist or not.
Siguro naman hindi nila ako huhulihin, pag suot ko ang menu shirt ko.
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yaiks super strict naman. well we just need to respect their culture. pero hindi ka naman huhulihin with those shirts that you mentioned hehehe lalo na yung i love dubai :p
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your part of the globe really has a tight leash on freedom of expression.
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scary naman magtshirt jan..magpplain shirt na lang ako if ever I visit. Hehe.
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nyah! pano na lang yung fave kong black shirt na may print sa harap na… *whispers* diba???
(email ko na lang sayo pic ko with that shirt. LOL)
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Oo nga, medyo nakakatakot naman. So far my statement shirts are ok, so safe ako kung pupunta ako dyan. Nice “menu” shirt, ala Team Manila.
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grabeeeee. safe naman yang shirt mo, puro pagkain eh, heehee!
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ohmy, so i can’t wear my French Connection shirt there—FCUK, baka sabihin nila, obscene kasi wrong spelling (LOL). ang sarap manirahan sa sariling bayan, kahit ano, pwedeng isuot (hehe).
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Haha! Okay lang ang misspelled.
i love that store too! I am still saving up for hubby’s gift for our anniv come April.
hehe. i also read in 7Days about a Brit who was reprimanded by a Police Officer for wearing a pink Miss Piggy shirt hihi
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wow! may ganun pala dyan?
at least i know safe ako kasi i don’t have that “naughty” a shirt! he! he!
that is cute. i like the colors. nakakatuwa naman ang shop na yan, okay ang concept.
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grabe pati pala statement ang strict nila. ummm safe naman yung sayo hehe 😛
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If you think that’s strict, here in the kingdom (during the 90’s), mutawas will catch you by just wearing a t-shirt with a Playboy logo on it (a rabbit’s head). : (
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hahaha… kakatuwa description mo parang nakasampay lang sa bakuran. siguradong may mahabang kahoy para makuha ang mga damit.
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i always see your menu shirts whenever we go window-shopping inside kultura pilipino in megamall. nice!
people there may be logically strict but at least there’s peace and order; apparently people manifest discipline which, sorry –most pinoys here don’t have.
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I’m a fan of Kulturang Pilipino. Everytime umuuwi ako dyan, dumadaan ako sa Megamall and MOA.
Like what they say: When in Rome…
I love the tees at KP. Oo nga Jo, we really are culturally rich. Bakit nga lang kaya mas ‘feel’ ng mga Pinoy ang kulturang imported?
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I think that at some point it’s the effect of advertisement and other media influence.
I hear about the very strict policy in that part of the world kaya ingat lagi di ba? You don’t want to be taken in for something as minor as that. Minor sa atin, but malaki na sa kanila 😦
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thanks for the reminder. iba talaga culture jan. it is better to be safe that sorry.
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Oh well, I think it’s good pa nga na hinuhuli yung ganun….plenty of obscene shirts here in Pinas. And what’s worse is, you see young people wearing them. Meron talagang mga shirts with sexual innuendos or offensive images.
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parang sampayan nga ano 🙂 But I like the blend of the colors – looks like art 😉
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Are those fakes or are they real?