Posted at 5:45 pm by witsandnuts, on March 23, 2013
We were amongst the many who joined the observance of Earth Hour in Abu Dhabi. Apparently, that coincided with Winello’s 2nd birthday. We have lighted three electric candles (i.e. battery-operated/ used by Little J in her “pandanggo sa ilaw” dance recently) and randomly took photos of the cats.
It was not surprising that their photos turned out to have that “Blair witch project” appeal, remember that film?
My goodness, this screenshot of Perdita’s many faces from the video where she played with the electric candle was eerily funny. Better to remember how charming they are (read/ see this post), or else I might have a nightmare. Haha.
How did you observe Earth Hour from your end?
Posted at 10:42 pm by witsandnuts, on July 20, 2010
(The restaurant revolves slowly, in a manner that will not make you dizzy. You enjoy the sumptuous meal while your eyes are fed at the same time through the panoramic and per minute changing view of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. And yes, the Norah Jones-like charming lady sings Don’t Know Why, I’ll Be Watching You, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and other renditions that will make your stay more worthwhile.)
Since the first year I have been miles away, I have learned to celebrate my birthday with people back home simultaneously (i.e. we munch on pancit or anything that symbolizes long life and other comfort food). On the other hand, my friends-colleagues and I in this part of the globe do a sort of thanksgiving for the added year that we have wisen up. I must say that we are intentionally mindful of each other’s birthday and other occasions because these are the perfect chance for us to get together, to withdraw from the inherent monotony (we all have that eh?). We have tried something very different from last year, plus that I had a joint celebration with a colleague.
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Posted at 7:22 am by witsandnuts, on October 7, 2009
I’m so surprised to know that my closest cousin managed to keep ALL the things I gave/shared with her since we were young. I think she was still in college when I took my first unofficial job. For the record, before I dove to my current field, I decided to make a “sidetrip”. That’s by working in a totally unrelated industry.
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