Where are we going?

Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?', Alice asked. 'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the cat. 'I don't much care where', said Alice. 'Then it doesn't matter which way you walk', said the cat. [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]


The Art of Steakmanship at Rodeo Grill

John Stone – Rib eye steak Tuesday night. It was full of patrons in clamor of an old favourite. In Abu Dhabi, there must be something special when a restaurant gets into full capacity in the middle of a week. It is Tuesday night, too, as I write this and salivate as I recall our delicious dining experience in Rodeo Grill… Read more →


Caramel Abu Dhabi

While I have not done food reviews for quite a time, I cannot let this moment pass not to announce that we have found another superstar restaurant in Abu Dhabi — that’s Caramel Abu Dhabi. TNT (dynamite shrimps) Being a superstar restaurant to me is tantamount to being able to satisfy a diner/ visitor at all levels – food is… Read more →


Crickets and cats

Winello and Perdita are naturally calm, playful, crazy, curious — with no specific order in a given day. We discovered another means though on how to get their full attention at once. Well, aside from the sound of the kibbles (feeding frenzy!)… just let them hear the song “Crickets Sing For Ana Maria”. The Very Best of Astrud Gilberto was… Read more →

Learned the hard way

So I feel so extra sad today. I have just paid my traffic violation fines. I feel so extra, extra stupid because I have a high regard for hard earned money. I could have used that sum to help the needy. The Abu Dhabi Government doesn’t really need that money. The other painful part is when pride is taken into… Read more →


When Nando’s hatches in Abu Dhabi

(The event started with a South African tune which fueled the mascot to dance, twerk — yeah, that’s right, wiggle and all sorts of ecstatic move.) My most favorite chicken has finally arrived in Abu Dhabi! I am not exaggerating when I say that I prayed much for a Nando’s branch to open in Abu Dhabi. Looking back, it takes… Read more →