Sunday, February 18, 2007

Crab Hunting:

Yes, we went crab hunting as a team building day with Michael's colleagues and their families. We took a bus all the way to Umm Al Qiwan. I was excited the whole week when they mentioned crab hunting! I used to do that when I was a child between the rocks in the Mediterranean.

Men in the pub before the hunt. There is nothing like a good beer.

So they take you on this small fishing boat to some islands where the water is knee deep. They hand you spears and torches and you just catch your dinner! Great fun! You should hear the laughter and the screaming. Actually, there was a very fat needle fish that kept getting attracted to our light. So it would charge right at you for no reason just like that suddenly. Waou!

You actually walk and the whole group drags the boat behind them. The place is like quicksand and very muddy. Crabs just spread their arms and wait staying very still and because they have a bit of red and blue colours on their hands, you can easily see them once you know what you are looking for! That is their way of camouflage, of defence.

A crab with a bad habit!!


Monday, February 12, 2007

Photo of the Month:

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


Monday, February 05, 2007

Fact of the Month:

Did you know that if all the women who use lipstick applied it twice a day, they would paint some 170,000 km of the stuff onto their mouths every 24 hours...A line stretching half way to the that is a lot of lip!
A fact provided by my mum.


The Gulf Football Cup!

This week the UAE won the Gulf football cup for the very first time in 17 years. Over the weekend there was a huge car rally blocking the streets in a car parade.

People were sitting on top of cars, children celebrating, dancing and singing. You should have seen the traffic. And it went on and on for a few days.

And on and on till dawn...