Recently I’ve been trying a lot of things. Some that I previously wouldn’t have bothered with, now I am and it does feel different.

The first of them is to go out more. Feels liberating sometimes. That includes going out for a movie, be it alone or with anyone. But you have to go out. Then again that the summer is here, probably not that much. But being among people is good.

The next is to try new things, one of them being investing in a tablet after 6 months. That too, completely off my preference list, an iPad Air. Yes, it’s an Apple product compared to an Android. It is different, but I’m also experiencing it to make it more useful in daily life, and so far it feels better. Not saying an Android tablet would have been any different, but hey, it’s all about trying something new for a change.

It’s also good to invest time in relaxing. I mean really just lying in bed and doing nothing. Then again it’s also called being lazy :P

And then when you’re working try to have a great relationship with everyone around you. It always helps in the long run. I think I’ve said that a million times before too. When you experience working with people from different parts of the world it’s never easy. But keep your mind and heart open to accept and embrace the differences that exist and in the process learn something new. It would be criminal to avoid such a great opportunity.

Trying out different types of meals also helps you invigorate your senses, that what I feel. Maybe not everything different. For example, I don’t like anything without meat (includes beef, mutton, chicken or fish). But I can still try things that are from different countries or made by different restaurants and people.

Back home I used my car a lot, here it’s all public transport. That’s also good because you’re contributing to the environment, and investing less in locked up capital when you’re not sure what to get and when. Personally I’ve always liked riding in public transport.

OK, is guess that’s enough for today. I do need to get back to writing though. It feels liberating in it’s own way. Like I’m doing this from my iPad and not while using the laptop :)

Kicking off 2014

On February 8, 2014 in Anything Goes

Haven’t written in quite some time, so thought it might be a good idea just to type in some thoughts.

Been in Dubai now for 5 months, the city rocks I tell you! Let not anyone tell you or deter you from visiting it, the opinions will vary with every single person, their perspectives on life and of course what they are here for.

As for me, I am glad to have landed an opportunity within the first month of being here, working full time since then as a Project Head for a really dynamic digital and communications agency in Dubai. Really love the team.

My usual commute is back to public transport, which frankly I really like as it saves me of all the hassles of parking and other car ownership related matters. Then again I’ll get one soon anyway ;)

The best part is you get to bump into a number of people from all over the world, and sometimes people you know.

The majority of people you see on a daily basis spend most of their time with their phones. Smartphones here have one of the highest penetration levels in the world. The most actively used chat service is Whatsapp, followed by BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and then WeChat. Its like SMS has gone out of play for the majority of people, and they generally use it only to speak with people who are not on their contacts list. OK that includes me too, in fact this post is from my phone.

Since the start of 2014, there’s been a lot of work. Not sure if there’s a real pickup yet but everyone is surely gearing up for the year ahead. That’s a positive sign though.

The weather has been just superb since the last 3 months, and it still gets quite chilly in the evenings these days.

So let’s see how things move forward. And time does fly fast. 5 months already.

Writings on the wall - Life

I wrote the first part a couple of days ago.

Islamabad ka Sikandar

On August 18, 2013 in Reviews

You’ve all probably seen the entire joke of the year lasting a good 5 hours on the streets of Islamabad, Pakistan, streamed right to your tellies. A few of my friends even commented that probably cinema crowds may have reduced thanks to the live action movie on the streets.

Here’s my take on the entire scenario, and I’ll be brutal about the entire scenario since this is how I see it.

The mind of each man…

On August 15, 2013 in Anything Goes

The mind of each man is a Savage Garden

– Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles)

I’ve constantly found the need for people to be taught customer servicing. Its quite strange that despite us asking of others treating us properly, we ourselves tend to outdo how others treat us. This is quite disturbing.

Lovely song… listen to it everyday

I hate life!

On April 23, 2012 in Anything Goes

I had this weird epiphany early this morning, so thought it would be a good share.

Alright, it’s been an awfully long time since I wrote anything, past 3 months now I guess. And that’s much has been the time that I’ve actually attended a proper engaging event, with over 50 people around.

Battery Drain

On January 27, 2012 in Gadgetary

I’m sure a whole lot of you face a lot of battery drain issues on your cellphones and laptops, and other portable devices (by the way, that includes me too). So I figured, why not see what people do to conserve battery power, and if there is an alternative approach to ensuring that you have a better battery life on your device.