Friday, 20 November 2009

Double trouble.


I know it's hard to imagine, but yes, there IS something even more reprehensible than a puka-shell necklace.
Two of them.
Where this dude gets off, who knows. But the moment these jagged little memoirs of Puerto Vallarta snap from round his neck, a better place the world will be.

Monday, 9 November 2009



Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Where are the atheists?

Are there really NONE here?

Just a mid-Ramadan reflection. Stoking the fires of my atheist mind.

On subservience, really. Because it seems as though that's what all of this pious rankling and restraint is all about, n'est pas?
Are we done, yet, with world religions that demand human beings to grovel, to, in my eyes, belittle themselves for the sake of some mysterious, mythical man? It kinda feels like people here are often living in fear, fear of effing up in some utterly reprehensible way that will make them seem somehow less grateful to the one and only God the good.

But it's not only God so many seem to fear. He has his minions, usually concentrated most potently in one's own family, who seem quick to judge and even quicker to condemn any blasphemous act that might stray from some ancient, and by definition, outdated, interpretation of a holy book.

Think, people, for yourselves! And then come back to the notion of religion once you've taken stock of what it really offers. Tradition? At the expense of progressive human rights, equality and an ever-curious mind? People the world over can't seem to get this straight.

Talk about peer pressure. From every conceivable angle. How can one decide for oneself? Isn't there great value in choosing one's faith?

Monday, 24 August 2009

Montreal at its best. LOVE!

Abu Dhabi could really do with this videographer's magic. Actually, so could anywhere.
The city effing SPARKLES!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Barcelona blowout.







The city swept me off my friggin' feet.
And the parties, the friends, and the frivolity of it all won't soon be forgotten.
Love all you girls who made my week what it was, and love all those who don't even know how fierce you are.
T'was a fabulous week in the Cataluñan sun I'll never forget!

video video

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Whoa. Try breathing in this:


Just a little slice of life over here.
Driving back from shopping in Dubai this evening was like driving in pea-soup fog. But that's dirt in the air, not vapour. Stirred up and blasted over here by a storm hundreds of km away over the deserts of IRAQ.

Visibility: 600metres.
Shiny black car = dull beige car
Sitting anywhere outdoors will give you a beige ass

Check out The National story here:
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090802/NATIONAL/908019982/1010

Official warning: "The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has issued a warning of low visibility in the country, particularly in Western parts, due to dust and sand. It has also warned asthma patients to avoid exposure to dust."

Bonus? The humidity's gone. Completely! No sweat!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

www.vancouverisawesome.com = RAD

Yeah I know I haven't lived in Lotusland (do people still call it that?) in what, almost three years. But I've gotta give credit where credit is due, and this site rocks. I mean, new Skytrain video! From Waterfront to YVR! Maybe I've just been outta town too long and am the last to peek underground.

But really, the blog kills in both content and, especially, design. And kills my blog attmept (obvi). Check it out - it's got stellar stuff like this:

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Uncanny? Unnerving!

Gotta hand it to The Daily Mail for their oh-so-enlightened comparison. While she's not quite at the skinned cadaver stage yet, those arms could do with a serious break! We still love her though, right?

Sunday, 26 July 2009

This US health crap is MENTAL. Watch:



When did the mudslinging officially begin? I know I've been sequestered in the Middle East for nearly a year now, but even under a watchful Obameye, has the United States really come to think that universal health care is some threatening bile-spewing demon in urgent and immediate need of exorcism!? Since when did looking after citzens become a polarizing political minefield? No other country in the West looks after the health of its citizens as poorly as the richest country on Earth. How, please anyone explain, could it possibly be advisable, nevermind popular, to continue to leave tens of millions at risk?
It's not going to bankrupt the country.
Only unwinnable wars can do that.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Still so good. Watch.

I posted this tear-jerker of a video ages ago to an awkward-to-use "video bar" that I've since ditched from this little blog. So here it is again, up top for all to see, until I bury it with in a heap of far less worthwhile posts.

Time's up?

Friday, 17 July 2009

Who would YOU pick?

I mean, come on.