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TEMPO has come out with a totally new look. It is vibrant, fresh and very innovative in both layout and content, and will integrate many new interactive multi-media elements. The magazine has rebranded and is now TEMPO, rather than Abu Dhabi Tempo

TEMPO has rebranded into a vibrant, fresh and very innovative magazine in both layout and content. The magazine responds to growing interest nationwide and is distributed at various points across the emirates. Tempo’s content strategy is focused on the community, and it will continue to integrate mobile tagging, and new and cutting edge interactive multi-media elements.

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  1. 1. the MAY 2011 PAGE experience south pole 14PAGE tempo goes green
  2. 2. There is nothing as exciting as change. And nothing more intoxicating than the feeling of renewal. We gathered feedback from you, ourreaders, on what you want Tempo to be, and we went back into our creative lab to experiment with cutting edge design.We have expanded the size of the magazine and are transitioning it into a monthly. For those readers who insisted on receiving an e-updatewe will dispatch UPTEMPO in the middle of each month. We will also carry more mobile tags ( Microsoft Tag will continue, but in response toreaders’ requests, we are also adding some QR). The tags and codes will link to online information but also to bespoke multi-media content.We continue to reaffirm our commitment to the environment through the choice of a lighter weight paper that consumes less resources and ismore ‘recycleable’. We will continue to spread the green message and will endeavor to carry more information on ways we can all reduce ourcarbon footprint. On the content front, we will also have more features on entertainment, well-being and more on community.One thing is for sure, we wanted to create a more exciting, engaging magazine and to bend the rules of publishing and design.We want to thank our readers for challenging us and our partners for believing in us…. it sure feels great to be out of the box.Sana BagershManaging Editorbagersh@abudhabitempo.com letters to the editor 04 18 experience zone MANAGING EDITOR uspace 05 20 social meets Sana Bagersh what’s hot 06 21 doc in the house | live well FEATURES EDITOR Alma Kadragic tempo top 10 songs 07 22 my abu dhabi 08 24 EDITORIAL COORDINATOR tech talk | game hedz yank in sandland | just a thought Ellaine Fatima the conversation 10 25 articulate MAGAZINE DESIGNcity bites | dishes for dummies 11 26 tamakkan Mark De Castro my style blueprint 12 27 unleash innovation WEB DESIGN 14 28 Rizwan Pervaiz cover story horoscope | funpage people calendar 16 29 value coupons MARKETING COORDINATOR Manjul Abhishek Laskar Laipubam DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR Melaku MulunehADDRESS DISCLAIMERTo reach editorial at Abu Dhabi Tempo email: editorial@abudhabitempo. Tempo is a publication of BrandMoxie. Although Tempo Magazine EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORScom. If you need to find out where you can pick up your copy call: 02 667 does its best to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of its contents, Angeli Castillo Shahid Saeed3349 or check out the list of Tempo distribution points on our website. the publisher cannot accept any responsibility for errors, mistakes and inaccuracies. The publisher reserves the rights of this product and no Dave Solomon Layla EzzedeenNOTE TO ADVERTISERS part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means Neena Rai BlaknissAdvertisers can request brand tagging with all advertisements. without the permission of the publisher.To reach advertising call 02 667 3349 or Randy Parker Manar Al Hinaiemail: advertising@abudhabitempo.com. MEDIA LICENCE NO. 1/105866/24295 MICROSOFT QR TAG SCANNING SCANNING GUIDELINES GUIDELINES 1 download www.gettag.mobi to your smart phone 1 Scan the QR CODE using your smart phone Published by } 2 run application a for Blackberry this is done through BBM 3 click on tag beside each article to have fun with online content, videos & cool tags! b for iPhone download BeeTag or Neo Reader Tempo’s website
  3. 3. dear tempo, A STUDENT’S VIEW FROM I am a regular reader of the magazine Tempo, it’s a fantastic magazine! I am especially interested to take the quiz… PARIS-SORBONNE UNIVERSITY please let me know when you’re ready for me. Best regards, } Ramesh We’ll be in touch Ramesh. Ed ABU DHABI Dave’s column on what happens in an emergency room has opened my eyes. After reading his last column I’ll be sure to Thirsty for an exciting life, a young Brazilian decided be better behaved with the understanding that the ‘quiet elderly lady’ (who almost died a few hours before) may be of to come to Abu Dhabi to experience the Sorbonne much greater need to medical services than me. I learned that the emergency room is the only place where the ‘queue’ University, an oasis of knowledge, the largest in the principle shouldn’t apply. } Dana region, where I quenched my thirst for knowledge and culture...”I met incredible people, visited the Thank you so much for granting my request to appear on the APRIL PEOPLE CALENDAR. My mom was very happy...Two marvelous facilities and learned more than just thumbs up! } Joshua Francisco French. Everything was so wonderful that I never want to leave the oasis; I chose to be part of the Just finished reading April’s issue, and enjoyed it!! I was wondering if it’s possible for me to take part in May’s people ‘Sorbonnian’ journey”. calendar, you see it’s my birthday I’m tired of reminding my entire forgetful family about my birthday every year! Michelle Alves (Brazil) Thanks xoxo } Fatoom A. Fatoom made it into May’s People Calendar. Fatoom is in May 8th this month. Ed. I loved your story on autism in your last issue. God knows it always needs more awareness….but just wanted to remind you to make sure you get permission before showing photos of minors } Arwa Absolutely, Arwa. Noted. Ed. “OMG!!!! I received the best news ever by your magazine!!! Thanks for the article about the opening of libraries all over AD. I am such a bookworm and one of it is going to open near my house!!!! Thanks a lot Tempo!!!! keep it up!!!! :) ” Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi offerrs a unique experience in the heart } Saman Saad of the capital. Students of more than 60 different nationalities choose to pursue their higher studies at Sorbonne experience for its worldclass education and academic resources. ASTING CALL!! Check out the impromptu C “new tempo” promo video on youtube. M.K expressesFOLLOW US ON } Production company screens Abu Dhabi actors for new “WEBISODES” the magazine’s new vibe while dancing the shuffle! We are looking for actors to fit the following roles: Watch it here. Male Male Age: 35- 50 Age: 25- 40 Arabic Arabic / Persian Female Female Female ART NIGHT @ CAFE ARABIA Age: 30- 40 Age: 25- 35 Age: 35- 60 Sent in by Jennifer Simon Arabic Arabic / Persian No specific Nationality Mother’s Day is on May 8th… Come to Cafe Arabia on the 2nd of May, Monday, 8 pm, for our first ever Art Night. This forum is open to artists and art enthusiasts alike- eager to MOM AND ME This is a unique opportunity to have your work showcased. Actors will discuss and share knowledge about recent art happenings in the region. Age 4: Mom knows everything! At 16: Mom doesn’t exist. At 45: I wonder what Mom would think about this. be taking part in a new mode of storytelling. This series is the first of At 8: Mom knows a lot! At 18: Moms old fashioned. At 65: Wish Mom was around... its kind in the region. If you are interested in auditioning please send a From the Sharjah Biennial, Saadiyat, Art Dubai to your own forays into At 12: Mom doesn’t really know everything. At 25: Maybe Mom does know something. recent photo, your age, and a cover letter to: At 14: Mom doesn’t know anything. At 35: Must ask Mom before I decide. Dedicated, with love to my Mom art- we have plenty to discuss over coffee and tasty treats on offer at the Cissie K hannamakki78@gmail.com. new and inspiring Cafe Arabia. Together, we can form our own culturally rich and diverse niche in the fast growing, ever changing city that is GOOD LUCK! Abu Dhabi. Join us!
  4. 4. { THINGS TO DO IN MAY USA TOP 10 CHARTS 01 E.T - Katy Perry feat Kanye West 02 S&M - Rihanna 03 Just Can’t Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas 04 Forget You - Cee Lo Green 05 Born This Way - Lady Gaga 06 Look At Me Now - Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes 07 Down on Me - Jeremih feat. 50 Cent 08 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull 09 Frickin’ Perfect - Pink 10 Rolling in the Deep - Adele { tiger doing tricks #1 SONG IN THE UAEABU DHABI’S guy with earphone }FAMILY AND KIDS Listen to the { land surface { water surfacePARK ZOOto townA zoo-menagerie so close { diver S & M *New Mashup*The Family and Kids Park Zoo in Al Bahia is a cool family attraction that’s only thirty Rihanna and Britney Spearsminutes drive away from the Abu Dhabi city. The zoo, which is in the north-east suburb { bubbles Party Rock Anthemof Abu Dhabi, is undergoing significant expansion and will eventually include 35motel-style chalets, a full-size ice-rink, an indoor “marine zone” with 26 salt water and LMFAOfour fresh water tanks, a butterfly park, a play and gaming zone and expanded outdoor What’s My Nameareas. “We are unique among the UAE’s zoos in that kids get the chance to interact with the SHARK FEST Rihanna feat. Drake Please Don’t Goanimals and actually feed them; we provide a very hands-on experience that is lacking Relish the Deep Endin other zoos around the Middle East,” said Mark Wright, General Manager, Family andKids Park Zoo, which is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums 1-15 May, Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Mall Mike Posner Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and Goonrock(WAZA). Firework One of the most popular leisure destinations within The Dubai Mall is the DubaiHowever the real attraction is the zoo, with 660 animals, including a majestic pair of Aquarium and Underwater Zoo which is organizing a ‘Shark Fest’ celebration this month. Katy Perrywhite tigers, lions, cheetahs, dozens of zebras and the adorable 31-year-old 300kg-plusSiberian bear who ought to be the attraction’s mascot. The animals are housed in Bottoms Upenclosures labelled ‘Predators’ and ‘Wild Animals’ and soon will enjoy more space once The highlights of the Shark Fest include the introduction of seven new and exotic Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbullthe park’s total size doubles over the next 12 months. The existing park-wide ‘misting species of sharks (Black Tip Shark, White Tip Shark, Spotted Bamboo Shark, Coral Cat Shark, Zebra Horned Shark, Wobbegong Shark and Leopard Shark) at its Just Can’t Get Enough - Black Eyed Peassystem’ which keeps animals and patrons cool in the summer months will stretch across Give Me Everything Don’t Hold Your Breath - Nicole Scherzingerthe new areas and will also include a ‘Reptile and Amphibian House,’‘Chimpanzee Park’ Underwater Zoo. Neyo ft. Pitbull, Afrojack & Nayer Sweat - Snoop Dogg (David Guetta Remix)and ‘Parrot Park’. A new Arabian fort-themed entrance and an expanded food court are With such a diversity of species in single spot visitors will gain considerable insight into Someone Like You - Adelealso under development. the world of sharks. Besides shark spotting, Shark Fest offers an opportunity for visitors Raise Your Glass Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa Buzzin - Mann feat. 50 Cent“The educational emphasis will continue in the park’s new features when they come to learn about the shark community, watch feedings of different species of shark and Pinkonline. We’re a 40-minute drive from Dubai and a 30-minute drive from Abu Dhabi city Price Tag - Jessie J feat. B.o.B engage in interactive events showing the operations of the aquarium. The festival alsocentre, so pretty equidistant between the two. For families making weekend or day trips features informative talks on environmental conservation that give fresh insights on the Just The Way You Are E.T - Katy Perrybetween the cities, we’re a perfect and affordable stop-off point,” added Wright. natural diversity and on how individuals can contribute to global sustainability efforts. Bruno Mars For the young ones there’s a scavenger hunt where children find answers through UK 01 02 Just Can’t Get EnoughTHE TIMINGS OF THE ZOO ENTRANCE FEE 03 04 Black Eyed Peas} May- September, 4pm to 9pm} Ramadan timings are from 8pm to 12am } Dh 20 for adults and Dh 5 for children six and under } Dh 5 for the Ocean Park exploration and discovery, and the winner gets a shark tooth. There’s also a choice of children’s fiction on the topic of sharks. TOP 10 05 06 07 08 CHARTS 09 10
  5. 5. } Shahid Saeed } Blakniss Original game head from Atari to XBox!The latest tech news and gossip Quirkat: The Epicentre of Arab GamingTWITTER BOOSTThe UAE’s Twitter community will be pleased to learn that Twitter’s searches are faster, at Game Hedz spoke to Mahmoud Khasawneh and Candideleast according to an announcement from Twitter (that was blogged, not tweeted, via its Kirk, co-founders of Arab game developer, Quirkat, an ambi-engineering online resource). Twitter says it speeded up its search through the use of a Java tious studio poised to put the region on the world’s gamingserver called Blender. Twitter, which serves over one billion queries daily, says the changehas already cut search delays by a third, and had aided discourse capacity and speed since map. Here are highlights of the interview:the earthquake-tsunami hit Japan.FACEBOOK OPENS UPRemember…how can we forget?...Rebecca Black’s accidental smash hit ‘Friday’? WellYouTube has disclosed that the song is not only one of its biggest ‘hits’ but has also beenone of its record searches, especially on (you guessed it) Fridays! As it so happens April1 (aka April Fools Day) fell on Friday this year and in our own backyard a group of AUSstudents performing on World Day concert shocked the audience by performing a raprendition of Friday. As a prank. But apparently not many people ‘got it’. Scan the tag belowto watch the video. Arabian Lords EuroScorersAnd now, SPEC TALKACER ALL IN ONE Z3731The Acer Z3731 is an all-in-one PC has an exciting new look and feel. It comes with a 21.5”Full HD touch screen, Intel Dual Core E6700 (2.66Ghz/2MB) processor, 3GB DDR3 RAM,500GB Hard Disk Drive, DVD Super Multi Drive, nVIDIA GeForce 9200 Graphics and 2MP HDwebcam. It has built-in Stereo Speakers, 802.11bgn wireless LAN, Multi card reader, Digital Al-Moosiqar BashaTV Tuner, Wireless Keyboard & Mouse. Most retailers provide the PC loaded with MicrosoftWindows 7 Home Premium and the Microsoft Office 2010 Starter. GameHedz: Given the erce competition amongst titles for a place in the gaming world, do you intend to break into the mainstream markets?HTC PDA MOBILE DESIRE HD Quirkat: Since the gaming industry is not quite developed in our region, we are goingHTC Desire HD is 3G Dual band constructed with aluminum unibody weighing about after the mainstream market. Our products are inspired by the Middle East but are designed164 grams with battery. It has a touch screen of 4.3 inches WVGA (800 X 480) display, 8 with global gameplay appeal.megapixel camera, with dual LED flash plus 720p video recording, face detection capability GH: How is the Arabian market responding to the ‘homegrown’ content and what are youand built-in effects that include depth of field and geotagging. It has a 1GHz CPU, 1.5 GB using to measure that response?internal memory, 768 Mb RAM, microSD memory card, GPRS, EDGE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, QK: Our biggest success was Arabian Lords [PC strategy] it reached the number two spotBluetooth 2.1 along with FM Radio & Internal GPS. The PDA has up to 9 hours talk time and in the Virgin Megastore chart for over six weeks. We’ve also had really good numbers ofup to 420 hours standby time.. EuroScorers [football], our Facebook game; and Tariq’s Treasure [adventure] with mobileSONY DVD HI-FI MHC-GZR888D users, outperformed the combined sales of over 50 English language titles in monthlyThe MHC-GZR888D Mini Hi-Fi system, 600W RMS, 6600W P.M.P.O and a 3 DVD/CD/CD downloads over the four months. Al-Moosiqar [music] was ported to mobile and was thechanger that features a 7” LCD Display Screen and FM/AM Tuner. It has Karaoke scoring, mi- winner of Nokia Judges Choice Awards.crophone input, Dolby Digital/DTS decoding, USB direct MP3 recording and playback, USB GH: Has the current ‘discomfort’ with talk of religion in the some pockets of Western culture/movie playback (DIVX, MPEG-4, JPEG simple profile), GROOVE/Z-GROOVE bass boosting, 3 politics had any impact on the Quirkat’s ambitions or strategy?way hybrid dual woofer and weighs about 17.4 kg. QK: Our games do not involve religion or politics. We just want our audience to enjoy our products. So the issue of us originating from the Middle East doesn’t create a problem, on the contrary, it gives us the opportunity to show the world our culture in a positive light. Quirkat is currently developing games for Sony Gulf’s PSP mini-platform and have several games on the Playstation Network (PSN). Quirkat’s HQ is in the UAE with studios in Amman. Visit Quirkat.com for details. Hedz Up Look out for Brink later this month and tell us ‘bout your Gears of War 3 Beta experience and see the full version of this interview and other reivews on gamehedz.blogspot.com And make sure to take the polls Tempo Game Heads!! Braap! See the AUS rappers doing SONY DVD HI-FI MHC-GZR888D ‘Friday’ on YouTube
  6. 6. Interviewed by } Eli Pearson & Jessica Roberts ANDREW }ENGLISH MAHER }LEBANESE GABBY }GERMAN TIM }ENGLISH } Justin Thomas GLOBAL WARMING WHO OR WHAT DO YOU THINK CAUSES IT? TO THE USHNA AT THE USHNA The Journey WHAT IS IT? A great restaurant experience begins not with an aperitif, nor with the arrival of the entree. Even entering a tastefully decorated establishment, and being warmly received by courteous table staff is not the initial precursor to a great meal. No - for the ultimate origins of a truly The waiter arrived at our table, always an avid reader, I immediately read his name badge - Jocelyn. My inner schoolboy giggled, where I come from Jocelyn is a girls name, and our waiter was all dude, dude. Of course my passive politeness forbade me from saying anything. WHAT CAN WE DO TO fine dining experience, we have to begin at the very beginning, starting with the actual This is a very British characteristic: if you fall over on a UK street people may not rush to help - this is not stiffened-upper lip callousness, or "bystander apathy", this is simply passive i am the only journey to the restaurant. My journey began on a Thursday evening… politeness - we pretend not to notice, to spare you any embarrassment. person whorecycles in my PREVENT IT? Driving to the restaurant I realised just how little attention I had paid my urban surroundings over the past few weeks - so obsessed had I become with my research into the origins of insanity. Staring out at Abu Dhabi through an open car Jocelyn and the other table-staff at the Ushna are super-efficient, working together like a well choreographed chorus line, everyone plays their position impeccably. Theres none of theneighborhood glo window I was struck by how the city had changed. A radical aggressive bullying some waiters are encouraged to employ, scaring, or shaming customers into ordering more food. Furthermore, none of the staff looked as though they were suffering transformation had occurred, like a Hollywood teen-flick ozo bal w from mild to moderate depressive illnesses - a common, and particularly unappetising where the plain-Jane protagonist is reinvented beyond sight at many other establishments. I once had a waitress cry in my soup, minestrone and ne l arm recognition - beautified into existence. Its as if the whole city had up and mascara an ill advised concoction. We struggled a little with the extensive menu in-spite ofwe are all to blame, companies, individuals, factories, all of us clim ayer ing visited a beauty salon while her inhabitants slumbered. Now the city was beautiful beyond its excessive use of double adjectives: hot spicy, fresh creamy… Jocelyn however, seemed to possess a service-industry sixth sense, and appeared at just the right moment to effortlessly ate , thi is de comprehension, the type of beauty that makes no sense, yet arrests all the senses: the type of beauty that commands such a disproportionate share of the brains limited resources that guide our meal-selections without the faintest trace of condescension. and s is stro we forget to breath. tem affec ying For starters I ordered dhal makhni with peshwari nam, and for my main murgh makhani Battalions of blossom had invaded the city from out of nowhere, the Corniche was redolent with saffron rice. The food arrived without delay, although a delay would have been per ting the with the fragrance of flowers. Abu Dhabi had become the unlikely rallying point for the welcomed in such surroundings, the dhal makhni starter was edible perfection. I actually atu ou million plant march; what exactly did these floral demonstrators want? More fragrance, harboured fairly low expectations of this dish, based on its simplicity, and the fact that, it had res r more colour, more beauty. In full bloom the flowers projected their intense nature-defying been just about the same everywhere else Id previously sampled it. However, the Ushnas it’s up to us to colours onto the irises of innocent passers by - violent pinks, and unearthly purples vied for dhal makhni surpassed all its predecessors shaking me out of my complacency towards this attention. The colour contrast with the turquoise gulf, and the powder-blue sky was stark, humble dish. but Abu Dhabi somehow managed to pull it off, she made the look work. conserve as The peshwari nam did not disappoint either, although it was so rich in coconut and other The Destination sweet stuff it may have served me better as a desert - peshwari nam and custard, a cross cultural culinary experiment I may yet attempt. The murgh makhani was delightful, but the much energy My destination for the evening was the Ushna, an Indian restaurant within the grounds of star of the evening for me was the best supporting actress, saffron rice. My favourite colour the opulent Souk Qaryat Al Beri. The joyous drive across town in the cool breeze, taking in is yellow, my favourite spice is saffron, even my favourite perfume includes saffron as an the floral roadside displays left me psychologically tenderised. I arrived as a well marinated ingredient. The Ushnas saffron rice captures everything I love about this spice, the taste, the as we can piece of meat, fully prepared to play my consumptive role in the culinary process. The aroma, and especially the colour - Ushna saffron rice is to yellow, as blood is to red. restaurants decor was tasteful; there was nothing cliché, no No dessert for me, the peshwari nam sufficed, I did however order the chai masala. When stereotypes screaming "India" through a megaphone, no be- the tea arrived I was happily surprised to find that it was un-sweetened, and for once I was turbaned waiters, no elephantine memorabilia, and thankfully free to add, or not add sugar in accord with my own hedonic inclinations. The teapot was no colonial era exotica. The lighting was perfect with a huge window out onto the aesthetically pleasing, a perfectly spherical cast-iron affair that just begged to be held. My we’re burning gulf. Using my peripheral vision I could just about see both bridges of Bain Al-Jessrain fame, kleptomaniacal better-half took an immediate liking to this uber-cute teapot and spent a we should encourage car simultaneously if I squinted. Out on the terrace the Grand Mosque was visible, its four largest minarets pointing emphatically skywards, perhaps encouraging us to raise our gaze and good five minutes trying to convince Jocelyn on the merits of gifting, selling, or bequeathing it to her - all to no avail. We left without the pot, but with the indelible memories of a trulytoo much gases sharing and recycling. we contemplate more than our earthbound existence. great dining experience - which of course included the journey home. need to stop wasting our electricity YOU WILL NEED: 6 store bought or homemade cupcakes 1/2 cup store bought frosting wa glob in 1/2 cup melting chocolate CAKE BALLS of ma Level 5: are you sure you wanna do this? rm al 1 tsp shortening Sent in by Ma. Cheryl Esteban we need to become Level 3: medium skills required candy sprinkles se he ing cau are t more eco-friendly as Level 4: cooking skills a must HOW TO 1. In a bowl crumble the cupcakes and smash it with a fork Level 2: relatively easy we 2. Add spoons of frosting and mix until cake is moist enough the human race Level 1: super easy RATING SCALE: 3. Roll cake mixture into balls 4. Melt chocolate in the microwave as per package directions 5. Dip the cake balls into the melted chocolate and lay in wax paper 6. Decorate with candy sprinkles
  7. 7. COLOURS AND PRINTS Abigail Pingul, 25, Filipina steps out of her comfort zone and boldly shows off her true colours and prints!FASHION STATEMENT: Fashion is a way RED SHOES: Whenever in doubt wear red. This dress is calledof expressing oneself. Confidence is not an “bestida” in theaccessory, but by far the foundation of any Philippines. I can wear itfabulous outfit. In-your-face prints are so indoors or outside. But within for summer… the sunshine splashing on my skin almost every day, I can wear exquisite,Comfort is my number one fashion airy fabrics.priority. Loose chiffon blouses, to vividfloral prints, checks and stripes. It is easyto fall in love with the fabulous decadesthat brought us these feminine styles.Break away from the ever-so-common“black dress” and the safety net it offers,and dare to drape in wild prints, floralsand colours. CHECKERED LONG BLOUSE: I had no second thoughts when IForever21 is my second home. I could stay grabbed it.there for hours, mixing and matchingclothes. Abu Dhabi has great style. Youcan see it in the way local ladies in their FISH LONG CHAIN NECKLACE: RING: A little touch of mother-nature SANDALS- From Dumond.abayas portray simplicity and elegance. I make a statement with large to my floral prints! The simplicity appeals to my feet.The way I see it, everybody is entitled to articulated fish necklaces! It is antheir own opinion and their own sense awesome conversation piece!of style. So I say go ahead andexpress yourself!!