In the news: a family who had been holidaying in Dubai mistakenly left his 5-year old son at the back of a Dubai taxi as they rushed for their flight back home. The boy was said to be sleeping in the taxi at that time. "They were in a hurry to catch the flight and … Continue reading Dad forgets son in Dubai taxi
Tweets are going around after a 3 year old toddler reportedly died after being left in the car for THREE hours in Ras Al Khaimah. I don't want to click on the news link, afraid of the gory details. There might even be a photo. This is the Middle East (although this shocking tragedy happen … Continue reading Be aware: No child is left behind!
A few days ago, it was in the news that Dubai aims for a Guinness World Record on hand washing - with a twist: with Dubai long been called a melting pot of different cultures, its diverse mix of people are set to bring it Guinness fame by organizing a gathering people of at least 50 different … Continue reading Dubai sets Guinness world record on hand washing
During the start of Ramadan, news came out asking residents to report beggars to the police. Begging is illegal here in the UAE but nevertheless, rampant especially in the holy month of Ramadan when people are consciously exerting effort to be extra generous. The beggars have roamed the streets once, camouflaging as normal individuals but … Continue reading Watch out for ‘professional’ beggars!
As if that blog title needs any more elaborating, yes, a huge move: UAE's Grand Cinemas bans kids (below 5 years old) in theaters after 7pm. Why do parents insist on bringing young children to the theater late at night? Aren't you too familiar with that little brat kicking your seat behind you like he's … Continue reading UAE Cinema bans kids after 7pm
The UAE dress code debate has resurfaced again - how short is short? It's liberating enough that even the UAE is a Muslim country, it's not like Saudi Arabia or Iran - women are NOT required to wear a black robe to cover up yet so many people push the boundaries here. There are too … Continue reading The buzz with UAE dress code
A follow up on yesterday's post about a baby thrown from a ninth floor garbage chute by his own mother: reports say the baby is in critical condition right now with a fractured skull. Doctors aren't sure if he is going to recover fully. Those last two sentences - aren't they one of the saddest … Continue reading Trouble: Pregnant and unmarried in Dubai
Another day, another baby abandoned: Mother threw baby down garbage chute. (Miraculously, the baby survived with minor cuts and is now in stable condition in critical condition with a fractured skull (updated 24 hours after). The mom is a Filipino.) I know I shouldn't have clicked the link but I did and my heart was … Continue reading Abandoned babies on the rise
The photo sets at Facebook is so heartbreaking not to mention disturbing. Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms - Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao. My beloved hometown. In all my 19 years there, we never experienced strong typhoons, just rains as the area is not a typical typhoon path. … Continue reading Strong typhoon hits Philippines
First there was that grocery store that refused entry of grocers if they are men, shopping alone (and allegedly, with brown skin!). Now to continue the saga of news here in Dubai land that makes you say, "What the @$(%^!#&^!?", it has been reported on local newspaper The National that, naming and shaming bad drivers … Continue reading No more online naming and shaming in Dubai