FUN | FAMILY | FOOD | FRIENDSHIP | FASHION | FITNESS
the rhythm of your city J A N UA RY 2 010
Go Green: Get your Gift Ideas Enter TEMPO
2010 Calendar NEW 2010 TRENDS Contest
Pull out Inside! and much more inside Win fab prizes
VOLUME 4 | JANUARY 2010
- it’s about
4 Your Say
Heeello Abu Dhabi !! 5 What’s Hot in Abu Dhabi
What an eventful year 2009 has been, so many exciting events, many 6 Shop Call
new projects announced and lots of new faces in the capital. We truly
are fortunate that in a global downturn Abu Dhabi has not only grown 7 Lifestyle
but ﬂourished. This is testament to the innovation, resilience, and
fortitude of policy makers, industry leaders and professionals. 8 My Fave Recipe
The start of the year is always a good time to take stock of the past
and think about how to make the world better. Abu Dhabi Tempo 9 City Bites
has produced a calendar poster that offers 40 ways to save the planet,
not just as a pullout in this issue, but also for download from 10 My Abu Dhabi & Meet your Neighbour
www.abudhabitempo.com as a poster and as a screensaver that offers
daily reminders. 11 Home Smart
Happy New Year Abu Dhabi!
12 People Meter
May 2010 be a year of health, wealth, happiness and kindness to all.
13 Making a Difference
14 Handy Helper & Art of the Oracle
Media Licence No. 1/105866/24295
Editor: Sana Bagersh, Editorial Coordinator: Kulsoom Zakir, Magazine Designer: Praveen 16 Alive & Kicking
Prabhakaran, Website Designer: Rizwan Pervaiz, Marketing Coordinator: Ahmad Al-Dajani,
Production Coordinator : Joel Flores Editorial Contributors: Genevieve Colaco, Aicha Diop,
Samantha Davis, Mariam Bukair, Randy Parker, Farrukh Naeem and Riddhi Doshi. 17 The Beat with Aich
Tempo is a publication of BrandMoxie. Although Tempo Magazine does its best to ensure 18 My Style Blueprint
the authenticity and accuracy of its contents, the publisher cannot accept any
responsibility for errors, mistakes and inaccuracies. The publisher reserves the rights of
this product and no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any 19 Trendsetter
means without the permission of the publisher.
Address: 20 On the Beaten Path & Arablish
To reach editorial at Abu Dhabi Tempo email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To reach advertising call 02 6673349 or email: email@example.com
If you need to ﬁnd out where you can pick up your copy call: 02 6673349 or check out the
21 Funny thing about life
list of Tempo distribution points on our website.
22 Culture Talk
Join us at:
Abu Dhabi country club offers you the ﬁrst and only indoor www.abudhabitempo.com 23 Webwatch Abu Dhabi & Abu Dhabi Diaries
skydiving facility in the Middle East. www.facebook.com, search for Abu Dhabi Tempo
www.youtube.com/user/abudhabitempo 24 Lifecoach
Here you will experience the thrill of a lifetime! we offer a www.twitpic.com/photos/abudhabitempo
fully adjustable wind speed to accommodate children on
up to grandparent , and wall to wall air ﬂow so there is no 25 Ask Um Saif & A Yank in Sand Land
danger from falling out of the wind stream. To advertise in Abu Dhabi Tempo magazine
Space walk provides maximum ﬂight enjoyment. or the website: www.abudhabitempo.com, 26 Classifieds
call 02 6673349
For reservation callus on
Abu Dhabi Country Club Spacewalk is your solution to an Tel:- + 971 2 44 63 653 27 Tempo Fun Page
exciting adventure to enjoy , from age 3 up to 103 , they Fax:- +971 2 44 30 311 Published by:
are all welcome.
Dear Ed, Dear Ed,
in A u D ab
Jan 12, Abu Dhabi Crowne Plaza
The Laughter Factory comedy show is all set to entertain
and amuse audiences in Abu Dhabi. UK’s Duncan
Edwards will be packing punches or rather punch lines
Your feature on Ann Russo Petit came just in time. I had I don't know if I'm the only person totally annoyed by this along with Atlanta born -Louis Ramey and the Irish
no idea what to wear to my brother’s Christmas party. A but I don't understand why many TV stations have no nomad - Mark Walker. Louis Ramey has opened for many
week ago, I visited their shop and found a divine pastel concept of 'prime time.' Some of the best shows on TV run Musical Legends such as Ray Charles, Whitney Houston,
gown and within my budget too! Thank you Tempo. far too late in the night. Case in point: ‘Admen'--one of the The Temptations and Donna Summer.
hottest shows--runs on Channel 4 at midnight! I know it airs
Alice B. for audiences in the entire region but it is still very late for So hang tight, these master blasters will tickle your
all time zones. funny bone and have you rolling on the ﬂoor before you
can say ‘lol’.
TV Addict, Bateen
Al Dhaona Festivaca20 k
the beauty twal
Who’s got the Dibs on Tips? DANCE TO THE TUNE
Last month, one of our readers inquired about the portion of
service charge which goes to the servers, or rather, if any of
it goes to them at all. We visited a few well-know restaurants Jan 14, Emirates Palace (Auditorium)
and this is what their employees had to say:
“Whatever the customer leaves is pooled and at the end of One of the world’s leadings orchestras, London’s
the day we divide the tips equally amongst all the waiters.” Philharmonia, associated with conducting legends
Manager of an upscale Asian restaurant such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan,
Otto Klemperer and Carlo Maria Giulini, will perform
“The management takes a huge chunk of the tips, say 50%, under the direction of celebrated Finnish maestro
as insurance for any crockery we damage and the rest is Jukka-Pekka Saraste. He conducted a memorable
divided amongst us waiters.” Server of an Asian eatery 2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and melodious musical performance at last season’s
The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage Jan 21 -24, Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi Classics. This year he will present the
(ADACH) is organizing "Al Dhafra Festival 2010", a “All of us are assigned different tables and the reservation
system ensures that all of us have a steady ﬂow of customers. Sports fans worldwide have been waiting with bated most famous of all symphonies, Beethoven’s
world-renowned cultural event focusing on camels, powerful and dynamic Fifth, along with Mozart’s
So we get to keep whatever tips are left on our table. If the breath for this championship and with three of the
which runs from January 30 until February 8, 2010 in
dinning party is big, we share the work with other servers world’s top 10 golfers already conﬁrmed to battle it out in magniﬁcent Piano Concerto, the genius’ ﬁrst bold
Madenat Zayed in Al Gharbia (The Western Region). January’s 2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, they have
and then divide the tips equally.” Waitress from an Italian masterpiece and a work that paved the way for
restaurant not waited in vain. The championship will have world Beethoven’s concertos.
Al Dhafra Festival, which typically attracts thousands number four and two-time Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
of locals and tourists to many of the events, “You’d be surprised at the small tips people leave for fast winner, England’s Paul Casey return to Abu Dhabi to battle
will include many important events such as the food joint servers. We work as hard as the other uptight it out with Abu Dhabi stalwart – the ﬁery Spaniard and
traditional market, competitions on poetry, dates and waiters in the fancy places. I take whatever is left for me.” world number eight - Sergio Garcia, who will again be
photography and many new heritage events that will Waiter for Fast Food joint looking to show off his remarkable talents on The National
be announced later. Course at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
The National Authority for Consumer Protection renewed a
The Organising Committee announced the launch of warning on 26th December that restaurants are not to add A new addition this year is the world number 10, Geoff
a new contest for the ﬁrst time at the Dhafra Festival service charges according to Consumer Protection Law # 26 Ogilvy. He could be the one to watch out for. The 6’
called “Al-Hallab” This new contest seeks to choose the
. (2006). The Ministry of Economy is considering taking strict 2” imposing Aussie powerhouse is familiar with his
camel that produces the most milk. The competition action against restaurants that violate this law. So heads opponents, having beat Casey earlier in the year to win
seeks to attract attention to this category in camel up everyone, don’t let fancy dinnerware dupe you, and tip the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona,
breading and encourage camel owners to acquire generously! USA. This year, you’ll be amazed by the championship’s
‘milky’ camels, especially as these camels have been depth of ﬁeld. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority looks to
offering a great economic value for centuries. attract a wide diversity of golﬁng greats and the 2010
Log on our website championship is no different. So what are you waiting for?
www.abudhabitempo.com Book your front row seats to the action now!
and watch Tempo TV’s latest
We'd love to hear from you. Write to us at video updates on Abu Dhabi
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
L’Occitane Verbena is formulated from a
The Prize premium quality Verbena extract from
Corsica, which is particularly ﬁne and
Ekotribe and Abu Dhabi Tempo have paired up to bring
pure. The lemon fragrance energizes
you a contest in which you can win 5 revolutionary new and revives the senses, thereby helping
rechargeable batteries that can be used like normal batteries to banish tiredness and stress. Inside
and be recharged simply by plugging into a USB port of a the gift hamper: a shower gel, shower
Desktop, Laptop, Monitor, Powered Hubs, Keyboard USB ports, duo, cleansing hand wash, hand
lotion, scented sachet and a couple of
Playstation or XBOX and NiMH mains chargers. Slendertone Face, the latest age-defying verbena scented, leaf shaped soaps.
technology Sinful luxury and lemony freshness
The Uses in one package, you have to try it!
You can conveniently recharge the wireless mice, Digital This revolutionary product harnesses Electronic Price upon request.
cameras, Wireless keyboards, Home gaming devices, MP3 Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology – the
speakers or other personal devices. Just top-up the charge for same safe patented method used by doctors,
a few minutes to provide several hours of use. physiotherapists and athletes word-wide every day.
After 8 weeks into the program, muscle volume will
Eco Beneﬁts generally have increased by about 18% and the user
· USB Cell is the ultimate eco-friendly battery. It is tested will start noticing a lifting effect. Big Love
up to 500 charge cycles to guarantee optimum reusable
“Slendertone Face topped the most wanted beauty L’Occitane has designed a holiday
hamper for its Middle Eastern
items lists at both Harrods UK and Sephora France. customers and this one is big.
· The battery can be re-used hundreds of times.
·Each USB Cell can save 7 kgs of CO2 and 3 kgs of toxic waste.
The British Harpers Bazaar in September 2009 called
it ‘the missing link in the quest of youthful looking
We mean BIG. It consists of home
fragrances and essential winter body
care products. Basically it consists This is the ultimate metro-sexual man’s
skin’. We have set up a pre-order mechanism on our grooming gift with L’Occitane’s Cade
How to Win of lotions and potions for complete
Middle-East website to fulﬁll the expected demand indulgence. Beware; you might not skincare line products. This gift deﬁnitely
Simply answer the question: How much CO2 and toxic waste Anna Gedman, Managing Director want to give this gift away! Price: packs an impressive punch and includes: a
does each USB Cell save? Dh 1586 shower gel, shaving stick (no more messy
shaving cuts), deo, shaving cream, scrub,
Beauty aﬁcionados in the Middle-East will be able
Send in your answers along with your name and mobile
number to firstname.lastname@example.org with USB Cell
to join the waiting list and pre-order Slendertone Maternity Gift balm and an eau de toilette. Go ahead
ladies, gift it to that special man in your
Face with 10% launch offer by contacting L’OCCITANE has harnessed the ﬁrming and elastic life and watch him transform. Disclaimer:
Contest in the subject line. email@example.com / +97150 7089993 / +97150 properties of the Almond to create a natural body Results might be addictive! Price: Dh 795
9126742. To ﬁnd out more details log on to care line of beauty products. Sourced from Provence,
this bestseller gift basket includes: ﬁrming and
www.slendertone.ae smoothing milk concentrate body cream, exfoliating
Slendertone Face retails at Dh 2,000 and soothing body scrub, supple skin oil, shower oil
and tummy ﬁrming cream called Delicious tummy
cream (don’t look at us, we didn’t name the products).
But this is the perfect maternity gift as if helps refresh
the skin and it also enriches the natural glow which
accompanies motherhood. It’s fab! Price: Dh 903
TO ADVERTISE IN Prestige Rose
ABU DHABI TEMPO Collection
L’Occitane has assembled a special gift basket for
CALL 02 667 3349
its Middle Eastern customers. It consists of Rose
scented delights so that you enjoy the festivities of
the season even more! Enjoy the bath and shower
gel, rose velvet hand and body cream, body milk,
two bars of soap, and two eau de toilette perfumes.
Price: Dh 680
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
v ae City bites
a W ZE t
ZaatHEr EW MeNiU
This month, Zainab Shaﬁ reveals one of her
all time favourite holiday recipes:
“I have always loved desserts. I read somewhere that you
TRY T worth a mention and it is
indeed a ‘tummy-satisfying’
addition. Although Djeij W
Our favourite branch of this Lebanese eatery is located
can’t enjoy making food with an “I must” attitude; rather Jebneh and Mish Falafel wraps
on a cosy and quiet corner on Al Salam Street (there
are all time favourites and
you should have an “I want to” attitude. For me, the time aren’t many of those left on Salam!). Once you enter into
thankfully, they are still present
spent in researching new recipes and shopping for the its pristine space, you are hooked! It’s just hard to ﬁgure
on the new menu. Manakeesh,
out why? You ﬁgure maybe it’s the snug lakeside cabin
ingredients is an enjoyable experience. This chocolate their traditionally ﬂuffy Lebanese
look or maybe it’s the vibrant, seemingly hand-painted
cake recipe is one of my favourites and I have made it Preparation: wallpaper, perhaps even the subtle variety of tasteful
ﬂatbread is presented with a delightful twist in the
form of Aarouss Labneh and Jebneh Moutabbal on sun-
numerous times both for family and friends.” Lebanese food but then it strikes you; it’s the people.
For Cake: dried tomato bread. Makes you wonder what it tastes
Their staff makes you feel right at home and they truly are
1) Mix soft butter and like, doesn’t it? The dessert menu has deﬁnitely come
brown sugar until ﬂuffy. a friendly bunch.
2) Gradually beat the egg a long way as it now includes a sinful chocolate cake
s and add apricot jam. and an equally tempting cheese cake in addition to the
3) Mix ﬂour, baking sod Let’s come back to the food though. The revamped menu
a and cocoa powder and traditional milk-based, Ashtalieh Overmoze... oh and
into the butter mixture. fold of ZWZ consists of delectable treats like the must-try
For Cake Jello too!
4) Gradually add milk. Halloumi cheese sticks breaded with crumbs and served
Butter = 150g 5) Pour the mixture into with a dip on the side. Caution: This teaser will completely
300g a baking dish. For this chilly winter month, we recommend popping
Brown sugar = 6) Bake at 160 ° for 50 ﬂatten diet plans and you may have cravings for it later
in for a light meal (two can eat well under Dh 100) and
to 55 minutes or until
Eggs =3 mixture sets. the on. Moving on to salads, Z Fattoush is a rich combination
eserve= 75g of nutritious veggies, recommended by most of its
some hot chocolate to experience hospitality the ZWZ
Apricot Jam/ Pr For Syrup: way. What’s more? They deliver for free. Do we hear an
Flour= 225g customers. The new ‘Spizy chicken wrap’ is
Baking soda= 8g 1) In a pan, mix cream,
milk, condensed milk and
Milk= 150ml sugar.
2) Bring the mixture to
a gentle boil, stirring
occasionally for 30 min
For Syrup a, which ever utes. The syrup will sta
trawberry/banan thickening. rt
e) = 100ml 3) Pour the hot syrup on
ﬂavour you desir top of the baked cake.
Condensed milk= 1/2 tin “Share the cake with lov
ed ones and begin 201
Milk= 150 ml sweet memory of time
spent with those you che
0 with the
Renowned for its crackly crust ﬂatbread baked in an
Sugar= 150g most.” Zainab rish the
e open-ﬂame stone oven, Cosi offers a pleasant French
sweet to balanc
rup is immensely dinning experience in a refreshing, laid-back style. We
Caution: This sy . So if you want
used in the cake settled in for breakfast at its branch in Al Wahda Mall and
the brown sugar and add sugar chose their signature hearth-baked, square bagel along
you can omit condensed milk
with English tea from their wide tea selection. We know
instead, or vice ve they have a wide selection because it was presented to
us in a well organized box to choose from. We left wishing
we had tried the monstrous Italiano sandwich instead as
its delicious aroma from the adjacent table continuously
Donate A Brick Campaign tempted us to try it. Fairly light on the pocket and easy on
the stomach, Cosi also offers you the ambience for truly
Flash Entertainment has pledged its support for the Special enjoying the eating experience. They have a catering service
Care Centre in its bid to build a new campus for those in to satisfy your dinning needs at home as well. Pay them a
need of special care and rehabilitation. It will take ﬁve million visit and get cosi.
bricks to build the new Special Care Centre campus, which at
full capacity will enrol 420 students from early detection and
diagnosis through to adulthood and independence.
Tempo encourages you to pledge now: SMS the word ‘Brick’ to
9050 (Etisalat) or 9100 (du) and Dh 5 will be donated from your
account towards the good cause.
For more information about the ‘Donate a Brick’ campaign,
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
MyABU DHABI homesmart
Sara Svensson, a resident of Abu Dhabi
a point of view on a potent
That’s a Wrap!
Gift wrapping is an art form but let’s be honest, most of us stink at gift packing,
wrapping, decorating or any other gift-embellishment-synonym that comes to mind.
Not anymore! Tempo brings you some fresh and easy gift wrapping ideas for 2010:
city has an interesting suggestion
It's a ...
about the Corniche sidewalk...
“While walking along the breakwater sidewalk towards Marina Mall, I made an
observation. Besides being almost run over by an excited little boy on a big bicycle,
I was actually standing at a spot from where I could enjoy both the sea view and the Decorate with Origami
city skyline. Since it was evening time, it was pretty dark. Yet, I was enjoying the feel- If you are good with paper
ing of depth and calm only a breathtaking sea view can give. folding, here’s a Tempo creative
tip: Make an origami object
“However, I could not get used to the loud sounds of trafﬁc from the road. I began with colourful paper and stick
to consider whether a see-trough, plastic (re-cycled ofcourse) wall could be set-up it on top of a gift box. Make sure
between the road and the pavement to decrease the sound. Technically, it could even that the gift box does not have
prevent fuel fumes from reaching us pedestrians. Maybe people would rather keep intricate patterns on it otherwise
the exposed pathway and don’t want another wall, as a friend pointed out when I it might overshadow your creation.
told her about this plastic wall. But here’s what I think, maybe people will actually like This is a nice way of giving a personal
the calm and get more enjoyment out of their walk. Who knows, they may even go touch to a store-bought gift item.
out for longer walks!
“As the former mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa, who won wide praise for making
his city a model of enlightened planning said, “As birds must ﬂy, man must walk.””
Pants for Wine Bottles!
Send us your opinion on Sara’s plastic wall: We know we’ve got your complete
attention now! The idea is to dress
up a wine bottle with an old denim
or corduroy pant leg. All you need
is a pair of pants (denim, dress or
corduroy), scissors, fabric glue or
the good ol’ sewing machine.
Carefully cut the legs off about 12
inches from the bottom of the pants
NEIGHBOUR MEET.... …Purvi Gokani Fresh!
Ziploc to Keep itcination with
(length may vary for different pant
sizes). Turn them inside-out and sew
ends together or attach them with
fabric glue. You can cut out the pant
Give your childho r
w twist this winte pocket and attach it to the front. Tuck
“Originally, I am from Bombay, India and I’ve lived in UAE for well snow globes a ne ts in tissue paper a wine opener or a holiday greeting
over 14 years. To tell you the truth, I have lived and worked in other season. Wrap pres with
inside Ziploc bags ips card in the pocket. Now slip a bottle
emirates of this wonderful country but none of them compare to and place them ones, ribbon str of wine or champagne inside. Your
Abu Dhabi. I feel it is the best place to raise a family and I wouldn’t some trimming, be
e ‘em a ‘snow glo friends will laud your inventive-
trade it for any other country in the world. and confetti to giv und the open end ness for
look’. Tie a ribbon aro ila! Your
g in place and Vo years to come.
to secure the ba
gift is ready to be presented.
“I run a henna design centre in partnership with my sister and
things are going pretty well for us. We have been in business for
over 7 years now and each day has been a blessing. Our parlour, Handy Cloth
Beautiful Henna Centre is much more than just a business to me. It
is the fruit of our sincere hard work. Setting it up in Abu Dhabi was Comic Wrapping Paper Wrapping
a good decision from a monetary standpoint. This place provides Recycle those old comics Running out of ideas of
such ﬁnancial security to entrepreneurs like us. to put a smile on a how to wrap an oddly-
loved one’s face as shaped gift for a dear
he or she opens one? Tempo
“I live here with my husband and son while my parents live in
your gift. All you suggests that you keep
Dubai. So you see almost my entire family is here. We visit them
it simple; use a fancy
over the weekend and have lots of fun gatherings like trips to Al need is a comic
piece of cloth. Just make
Ain and other emirates. page (the bigger the
sure it is circular so that
better as it will wrap all you can place the gift in
the way around your the centre. Next, bring the
This month Tempo introduces you to enterprising “At the end of the day, however, I love coming back to the peace present), some tape, colourful circumference of the cloth
entrepreneur, Purvi Gokani. and serenity of Abu Dhabi. To me, Abu Dhabi will always be the ribbons, and you are together and tie it up with
prosperous land of Baba Zayed. The only place where I ﬁnd inner good to go! decorative ribbons of
peace and tranquility.” different hues.
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
PEOPLE METER Making a
People Meter is an offbeat way to learn more about
Each of us can in his, or her, own way make a difference in our world. Sometimes this can be a simple
our community and its people, who come from
gesture, and sometimes it is a kind word. This page is dedicated to the hero that resides in each and
different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life.
every one of us, and to the sharing of great news that will make our planet a better place for us all.
This month, one adventurous tourist and one zesty
resident of Abu Dhabi city give us their unique
perspective on life.
TO FOR TAKE MY
ROBINHOOD JUNK UAE
My top new Now here’s a charity which really demonstrates the true meaning
of the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Founder, If you have ever wanted to make a
year’s Faisal Khan is a Canadian citizen who moved to UAE two years
ago. Upon discovering the plight of labourers in camps, he initiat-
contribution to something signiﬁcant
and really make a difference in peoples’
resolutions: ed a campaign to collect and re-distribute ofﬁce and household
items which would normally be discarded as trash. This includes:
Clothes, electronics, food, and even used items you wish to sell.
lives, here’s your chance. The good folks
at Take My Junk are on the lookout for
volunteers. Here are some ways in which
All you have to do is send an email to takemyjunkuae@gmail.
you can help:
Raymund Gerard com or call 050 1794045 and they will schedule a pick-up (some-
times it only takes them 20 minutes). If you wish to cover fuel
Flyer distribution, organizing distribution
expenses you can do so by making a donation. Pick-up points
dates and events in community schools,
• Work-out more are located in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Duabi. So
if you are willing to contribute, stop throwing away junk which setting up workshops to increase
• Pray harder is in fairly good condition. Help Faisal bring a smile to someone’s awareness about the suffering of lower
Raymund Gerard Marium Zakir face today! income families, and if you have the ﬂair
• Sleep better for advertising, you can test your skills by
All this stuff is not really expensive for someone who has a nice
The Tourist The Resident • Cry less job. But this is just what we need. It goes very quickly when we
marketing the charity to schools and
• Find a sweetheart distribute it. Faisal Khan
What ﬁrst word comes to your mind when I say...?
• Be happier For more information visit: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Airport World Peace
Water Evian Water Refreshing • Earn more moolah (aka ‘the Rahma briga
Night Abu Dhabi Lights Night Romantic • Decrease intake of
Sand Camel Sand Velvet carbs in my diet Screensavers Start the New Year with a pledge to help Muzamel. He is a Sudanese man
Nation Philippines Nation Prosperity • Become assertive by monitors; do not reduce energy use who has inherited a terrible eye disease and needs immediate surgery
off is always manually turning monitor
worth Dh 45,000. At 35 years, he has gone through enough. He lost his job
Poor Money Poor Homeless • Reconnect with old strategy. But the better energy-saving s
due to this condition and has a family to support, he underwent a failed
cornea transplant and has also developed cataract in he his left eye. As you
Root Beer Root Strong friends saver downlo if you have to use a scree read this his right eye is rapidly loosing vision which can be remedied if he
Land Trees Land Divided • Switch to eco-friendly a
Like our ‘40 W d an eco-friendly one! n- undergoes surgery. Currently, Muzamel is on visit visa which also expires
screensaver. ays to Save the Planet’
soon. Take out some time (and money) from all that partying and search
Ring Married Ring Engagement mode your heart to ﬁnd an amount which you can contribute towards helping this
Yellow Favorite Yellow Sick • Contribute to a social in calendar You can also download it determined man. Your smallest contribution can enlighten his entire world.
Magic Love Magic Eyes Visit: www.ab form from our website. Contact Yassmeen on email@example.com to ﬁnd out where to send
cause udhabitempo your contributions.
Map Lost Map Lost
Ship Captain Ship Wreck
Making a Difference is a celebration of good people and good deeds. Please share with us your ideas, activities and community
‘public-good ‘ stories. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
Graphology is commonly known as Handwriting
Analysis. Tempo gives you a chance to get your
handwriting analyzed by Graphologist Riddhi Doshi
for free! Send in your scanned writing samples to
email@example.com with ‘Art of Oracle’ in
It’s time for your boss to assign a prestigious project to
the subject line.
someone from your team. To test your mettle, he gives you
a task to perform: you have to hold a meeting comprising Name: Ms. Charismatic
of all the big-shots in the business. Will you ace the task If you can’t beat them, join them! Zero Alliances
or go down in ﬂames? Tempo gives you a few pointers to While an alliance may be powerful for the moment,
remember while setting up a meeting. Politics in the ofﬁce is commonplace. Shying away from bridging across factions may be a more effective
it is not a solution to the problem. Neither is giving in to strategy for long-term success if you intend to stay in
it by becoming a pawn on some CEO’s chessboard. This your current organization for some time.
Agenda: The agenda is on outline of all issues to be
discussed. You need to make a concise outline. This must be
month Tempo gives you a strategy to ace the game. So
Analysis: There are times you take too many roll up your sleeves, it’s about to get messy! Persuade
the ﬁrst step as it will give you a gist of all the main issues.
projects in hand and then get confused – Workaholic Develop an assertive style, backed with solid facts and
After this step it’ll be easy to ﬁgure out who is attending the
– You stress too much about your past – Tendency Observe examples, to focus others’ attention on your ideas and
of blaming others if something goes wrong – You proposals. Good politicians can adjust their messages
Ask key questions like: What are the core values and
involve yourself in many initiatives but execution can for their audience ands are always well-prepared.
Step 2 how are they enacted? Are short- or long-term results
be a problem – Female ﬁgure in the writer’s life is
Invites: Make phone calls to all persons who need to attend most valued? How are decisions made? How much risk
the meeting and inquire about their availability with dates is tolerated? The answers to these questions should give
Advice: Please complete your y’s and g’s. Don’t use you a good sense of the culture of your organization.
and times. Cross reference their schedules to single out the
longer strokes it makes your speech blunt.
best time for holding the meeting. Immediately send out
a notice to all attendees of the date, start time, end time Reconnaissance
Name: Nagy Angelo
and location of the meeting. To give it a professional touch, Pay attention to how the power players communicate.
attach an agenda of the meeting. Study their style, network of relationships and what
Keep this information handy for your own good. Cut out and paste on your fridge
types of proposals they say “yes” to most often. Emulate
Step 3 those traits by drawing on the strengths you have. We
Presentation: On the day of the meeting have copies of don’t mean you should stalk them. That will get you
the agenda ready to be distributed to all attendees. Display ﬁred!
boards and power point presentations should be ready.
Also, the meeting organizer should be prepared to lead the Be Proactive
Analysis: Very expressive - Sympathetic – Emotional
meeting and a record keeper should attend the meeting to
inﬂuences are present but at the end you are very Update your skills to be relevant to company initiatives.
take notes. For example, don’t lag behind in technology, quality or
judgmental – Supportive parents – Suspicious by
Step 4 nature – Academics and profession don’t match – Very customer service approaches that are crucial to you and
inﬂuenced by the mother ( specially during taking any your company’s success. Develop a personal track record
Meeting: The organizer needs to keep the discussion on
decisions that concern the academics) – Very attached as someone who gets results
track. The leader must also keep track of the time and keep
the discussion ﬂowing to hit all of the agenda items. He or
Advice: You shall achieve all goals with great Toot Away
Management Tip #4*
she should provide a short description of the agenda items
concentration. Try and be more independent. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. If no one knows
to start the discussion and also ask questions or request
input from attendees to obtain necessary information. of your good work, you may lose at the game of ofﬁce
politics -- when you really deserve to win. Let others
Step 5 know what you’ve accomplished whenever you get the Break down multiple tasks by level of
Follow up: Once all agenda items are concluded, the group opportunity. priority. Divide your work so that you have ‘hot’
Riddhi Doshi immediate issues to take care of now, and ‘back
should schedule a follow up meeting if necessary. is a renowned
Respect burner’ issues that you can tend to in bursts
Step 6 Graphologist
practicing in UAE Don’t show preferential treatment or treat co-workers
whenever you have the time. Learn to be an
Record: The record keeper should compile his notes into a efﬁcient multi-tasker and you will ﬁnd that
& India. To know badly. You never know who someone might be
‘minutes of meeting’ document organized in outline format. you’re always on top of things.
more about this connected to and rude behavior may come back to
It should then be sent to the meeting attendees to seek
comments, corrections or changes. The ﬁnal draft should be Love & Joy, interesting art form,
join her Facebook
* Part 4 of a 12 issue series
distributed to the attendees and used for follow up action
and as the base for the next meeting agenda if necessary.
Riddhi group: Art of Oracle
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
Alright, let’s get right down to it. You need to go from fat to PHAT (pretty hot and
All You Can Eat Bouquet?!
tempting) but like most people, you have no idea how. Don’t sweat it, we sent our spies
to go digging for some ﬁtness secrets... mostly around skinny celebrities, and they came
back with a list of some healthy and tasty substitutes for fattening foods. Pay attention!
This may affect your waistline. The Edible Arrangements outlet in Khalidiyah Mall,
has a fresh fruit bouquet for every occasion that
comes to mind - from birthdays, anniversaries and
congratulations to business events and client gifts.
• Try canned tuna in water instead of in oil • Watch out for cream based soups as
and save 77 calories and 8 grams of fat these can add on the calories. Order a
(per 4-ounce serving). broth based soup instead. All you have to do is log on their webpage and select
your favourite arrangement, personalize it and hit
the order button or place a call to their store for a
• Substitute whole-milk with skim-milk. • Drink water or tea with lemon, and same day delivery. Their bouquets are made fresh
You will save 60 calories and 8 grams of avoid the soft drinks. Most fast food with premium seasonal fruit arrangements. Moreover,
fat. restaurants now offer low fat milk and each bouquet can be complemented with chocolate
chocolate milk for the kids. dipped fruit including dipped strawberries, dipped
pineapple daisies, dipped banana slices, dipped dates,
• Skip the butter completely or use diet
dipped Granny Smith apple wedges and more!
margarine instead. • Substitute whole-milk ricotta cheese One thing’s for sure, no other bouquet in history has
with skim-milk ricotta cheese. You'll save ever tasted so good.
• Choose mustard and ketchup over 88 calories and 12 fat grams.
Call ‘em: 02-658 1116
mayonnaise. These have fewer calories.
• Instead of a slice of cherry pie, eat 20
• Go for roasted turkey, pass up the fresh cherries. You'll save 252 calories
roasted duck and you'll save 205 calories and 14 grams of fat.
and 28 grams of fat. “Boom Boom Pow” - Black Eyed Peas
Yes we have to admit, we all got the feeling this year with Black Eyed
• Did you know that a slice of pecan pie Peas. We played it while getting dressed to go out, while waiting for the
• If you substitute 1 ounce of Canadian weekend – in house parties and in all the clubs! The song has also been
bacon for 1 ounce of fried bacon, you'll has 407 more calories than a slice of
included in the Guinness book of records for being played during the
save 111 calories and 12 grams of fat. pumpkin bread? We knew it...sort of. biggest ﬂash mob assembly in the world on the Oprah Show in Chicago.
“Poker face” – Lady Gaga
This song has achieved worldwide success by reaching number one in
more than 17 countries including the USA, UK and Australia. Despite her
mind-numbing-over-the-top sense of style, Lady Gaga with her
When dining out...
pop/electronic song has brought an innovative rhythm to the music
world and we are all gaga for her, no doubt!
“Human” - The Killers
This band not only rocked Abu Dhabi in concert but also the world music
· Look for the healthy choices marked on your menu like charts with this amazing track. A wonderfully sublime rock song, catchy
as everything they have churned out in the past few years can be
grilled meats and steamed vegetables versus the fried and “I know you want me” - Pitbull
described as a beautiful melody wrapped in a driven dance beat and
smothered selections. paired with remarkable lyrics. Try and top that! We danced all summer to this mucho calor song. This catchy
· Fruit is a great choice as a side item or dessert. song is a mix of raggeaton and Havana beats which make you
“Right Round” - Flo Rida want to dance all night long! It has been nominated 4th top
· Soups are very ﬁlling. When joined with a salad, soup can be a Who didn’t spin his right round with Flo Rida! Yes we did!!! The song was favorite/most-viewed music video of all time.
satisfying meal. released in the beginning of the year and has managed to remain in the Other artists that have blown our minds this year include Katy
charts till now! Perry with "Hot n' cold", Alicia Keys feat Jay-Z "New York", Ne-Yo
· Order the low fat dressings for salads. Don’t give us those feat Kelly Hilson and Kayne West "Knocked you down", Pink
crocodile tears, it’s the least you can do! “Down” - Jay Sean "Sober", Britney Spears "Circus", and David Guetta "One love".
· If bread is a must, opt for wheat or whole grain. We heard it blast out of all radio stations, the new Jay Sean song 2009 has been a year full of diverse music from artists and DJs
· Just because you are dinning out doesn’t mean you need featuring Lil Wayn. This British born singer surprised us all with his who have left their mark with so many memorable tracks. Let’s
· Take your time. If you eat slowly, you will become full quicker one-man-show album. As they say in French, "Chapeau". hope 2010 will top that!
to gorge on food. Be aware of the portions. Ask for a lunch
portion or half order of your favourite dish when eating out. and will be less likely to overeat.
Tempo January 2010
My Style TrendSETTER From Adam Lambert to Janet Jackson, everyone is donning boots
these days! They are the hottest fashion accessory for the ‘kool’ winter
Pep-up Your Step season so check out Tempo’s must-have picks for him and her.
Whichever pair you choose, make sure it’s all you!
Tempo spots Earrings: Claires
fashionable and Dh 14
Pure Gold Dh 899
around the city.
SPOTTING... For Him: Aldo
Name: Darmiento boots
Lesley Cuthbert Top: Forever 21
Age: 25 years
What do you do (work)? For Her : Forev
Vixen Studdeer 21
/governess d Boots
Hair and make up:
I do my own and
For Him: Tommy Hilﬁger
use Maybelline and Brennen boots
Nivea products for
Pants: Debenhams for
The One Thing I Regret Dh179 For Her: Forever 21
Military style suedette boots
A one piece denim
outﬁt. It was hideous! OUR FASHION
The One Thing I EXPERT SAYS:
Dream of Buying:
These sexy purple Slipper: Aldo The asymmetrical look
heels from Aldo. Dh 240 doesn’t always work,
but you carry it well
Style inspiration: girl! Congratulations,
Me. It all depends you even got the colors
on what mood I'm in right!
when I go out For Him: Aldo
shopping. Hoberek boots
My Style Philosophy:
I like to go for items that are comfortable, affordable, sleek and ﬂattering. The outﬁt must
accentuate my physique in the right places. I like materials that are soft and feminine for
tops and dresses. For pants, I’m a jeans girl. I don’t like anything over the top and loud.
Subtle and sexy are more my style
Would you like to be featured on My Style Blueprint? If you do contact: 026673349, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
By Rantan Rave
Sara and Sami
When I named my son “Ayman” little
did I know that the name would strike a
UN YTHI T L
kindred connection with Irish nationals
we’d encounter. “Ayman,” the Arabic of I wanted this year’s National Day celebration party to
which means “righteous” sounds very
be the best my family and friends had ever seen. So I
much like the traditional Irish name
We all know about the parking Eamon which is said to be of Irish, Gaelic went all out on my budget and booked a fancy fast
problem here, and we also and Old English origin, and means food place to accommodate all 50 relatives and close
know that car owners are ﬁnding "wealthy protector". Other spellings of pals. Little did I know that another lady wanted to
increasingly creative work-around Irish ‘Eamon’ are: Amon, Aimon, Aymon, book the restaurant on the same date and time. After
solutions. But the one ﬁx that is Eames, Eaman, Eamann and Eamonn. making countless annoying attempts at convincing me
being embraced ‘en masse’ is the (Interestingly some of these are identical to shift my party to another venue, she did the most
one that entitles you to park anywhere you want, block any to the Arabic alternative spellings for
number of cars, any time of day and night, as long as you place underhanded thing. She contacted the management
“Ayman.” ) When my son introduces of the restaurant over the phone, pretended to be me
your mobile number on the dashboard. You can personalize himself to Britons, the usual follow up
your sign: from large scrawling on a paper with a felt pen, to and cancelled the order.
question is: “you have an Irish name?” and
a business card for that corporate touch. But even if you do he goes into a memorized explanation on
forget to place your mobile number, you get a polite call from the ethnology of his name. I was appalled at the carelessness of the
the trafﬁc police asking you to move your car; which is a great management. They should have contacted me on
service to be sure, but clearly encourages scoundrels to abuse The popularity of names waxes and the number which I had submitted at the time of the
the system. wanes, just like the social changes within booking. Instead, they cancelled my booking based
a given society. Growing up, the syrupy, on a phone call from some imposter and caused me a
So what is the solution, you ask? Perhaps creating a bit of a
pleasant sounding names of the Levant great embarrassment when I had to cancel my plans
method to the madness...like a ‘Code Green’ situation (a life or
swept some of the late baby boom due to unavailability of other venues at such short
death situation where you are called upon to administer CPR years in many Arabian communities,
or take a heart attack victim to the hospital) entitles you to notice. If you ask me, that’s just unfair and
so that parents (inspired by Egyptian
block a car. If you’re in ‘Code Orange’ territory you may block a unprofessional.
and Levantine cinema) called an entire
car only if the car you’re blocking has a thick blanket of dust, generation of kids names such as "Hani,”
a foreign plate and looks like it hasn’t been moved since 1973 Wafa J.
- and even then it would be for a ﬁve minute stop to pick up etc. Now a growing number of those
formula for a hungry baby. Then there is ‘Code Red’ where same Hanis and Ramis are starting to
you’re tempted to block a car to pick up gum, a quick latte, change their names into more ‘masculine’ What would you do if this happened to you? Would you take it up with
shawarma etc.... but you risk your car getting towed, crushed sounding traditional Muslim names such the management and ask them to reschedule or would you just let it go?
and getting shipped to China as scrap metal. as Abdullah, Khalid and Mohammed.
The trend has been this: a Hani or Rami “I guess they left her with no option really. Maybe she should spread the word
Tell us what you think: email@example.com (from an Arabian Peninsula country) lives and warn others about the restaurant’s lack of professionalism.” Kate B.
his whole life with a “lightweight” name,
and then he gets married. He realizes “Abroad, she could actually sue the fast food joint over something like this!
that when he names his next born, his She should have forced the management to reschedule on the very same day
son (or daughter) would invariably have as before since it wasn’t her fault. They should have double checked with her
a “weak” middle name. The child could, ﬁrst.” Jason of Khalidiya
for example, become an Abdullah Hani
Al Mansour. So he rushes to get his name “A clever thing to do would be to make the food place pay for their mistake by
changed before the child is born. asking them to reduce buffet charges when she throws a party the next time.
They are to blame. I had a friend go through a similar experience. They should
Incidentally, girls’ traditional Muslim start to pay more heed to such incidents.” Dua Ali
names are also undergoing resurgence.
These are names such as Aisha, Amina, “It was an honest mistake. People cancel orders and bookings over the phone
Khadija, Mariam, Fatima etc. many times. I am in the hotel industry. I know it can be confusing and tricky to
remember each and every customer’s face and proﬁle. The lady should just let
We want to hear from you. Send your it pass.” J. D
Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
CultureTalk Trend-spotting Abu Dhabi online Abu Dhabi Diaries
Welcome to the ﬁrst edition of Web Watch - your
monthly guide to the online buzz about Abu
Dhabi. What was tweeted about Abu Dhabi?
Arabic calligraphy is a primary form of art for written Islamic visual
What caught bloggers' attention? Which videos
expression. Written from right to left, the Arabic script at its best can be a
of our city made it to the top?
ﬂowing continuum of ascending verticals, descending curves, and
Send us your Abu Dhabi links at
temperate horizontals, achieving a measured balance between static
perfection of individual form and paced and rhythmic movement.
Confused? Alright, let’s break it down to more digestible bites
TubeWatch By Omar Al Raisi
Origin of Abu Dhabi
Bugatti Veyron vs McLaren F1
The early Arab culture was proliﬁc in terms of writing and poetry. Long Posted by Top Gear
before they were gathered into the Islamic fold, the nomadic Arabs felt an Two of the fastest cars in the world head to head in
Abu Dhabi Dear Diary,
immense appreciation for the spoken and written word. Jazm is the
454,000+ views, 3200+ ratings, 2400+ comments
earliest referenced Arabic script. This script is believed to be an advanced www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXqSedWSu2k When I heard that Sir Richard Branson is going to be in Abu
form of the Nabataean (nomadic Arabs) alphabet. The stiff, angular, and Dhabi to throw a party for F1 champ, Jensen Button,
Nico Rosberg driving the Mercedes SLS AMG
well-proportioned letters of the Jazm script lead to the advent of the Posted by Santa Barbara Arts Television (SBARTSTV) I promised myself (and everyone I know ;P ) that I won’t let
famous Kuﬁ script meaning the script of Kufa, an Iraqi town. Superfast footage from the Yas Marina Circuit him leave town without posing for a picture with me ;)
I tried calling Emirates Palace to get on the guest list but was
told that it is a private party hosted by Virgin Galactic and
Brawn. Then it occurred to me, why not use a trick which I
In zoomorphy, the words are structured had learned from the man himself (Sir Branson), after reading
into the shape of a human ﬁgure, an animal, his book. Next thing you know, I got in!
or an object.
When I arrived at the club, I somehow managed to get Sir
Richard’s attention and unbelievably Sir Branson walked
“The economic situation in Abu Dhabi is sound and is up to me and shook my hand with his left. I inquired about
completely different...” his arm and he mentioned his quad biking accident in the
Luca di Montezemolo Ferrari Chairman, Pyrenees. I remember he joked about it and told me that
Tools of the Trade wheels.blogs.nytimes.com fortunately the quad bike didn’t come down on top of him.
What a sense of adventure he has!
Calligraphers used a reed and brush pen called Qalam, scissors, a
knife for cutting the pens, an ink pot, and a sharpening tool. It was "What distinguished Abu Dhabi from the rest of He had told me earlier in the evening that his son, Sam was
essential that they knew how to identify the best cane suitable for oil-rich states is, in my view, its deep sense of purpose." producing a ﬁlm in the Arctic. And that he learned a lot while
a good pen, how to trim the nib, and how to split the cane exactly having a fantastic adventure tracking weather patterns and
in the center so that the nib had equal halves. A good pen was ﬁlming the profound changes created by global warming. I
cherished and, sometimes, was even handed down to another
Author, 'Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies'
remember his passionate words,
Gulzar is often used in composite calligraphy. generation. Other times, it was buried with the calligrapher when blogs.harvardbusiness.org
he died. Rather than saying you can’t do this and you can’t do that,
we are looking for solutions. I’m particularly conscious of it
The most outstanding writing techniques or scripts in Arabic
TweetWatch because of the airline. That’s one of the reasons I’m doing it.
I have to balance my books.
Calligraphy are are Gulzar, Maraya or Muthanna, Zoomorphic,
@TheNationalUAE An Emirati woman was victorious in the I congratulated Sir Richard on setting up his space venture in
Siyaqat, and al-Khat al-Hurr.
elections for the board of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi and he elaborated on his plans that sometime in
by the highest margin the next three or four months, he’ll be back in Abu Dhabi for
@Kootice Forget Miami: Abu Dhabi is the place to be this winter. the ﬁrst step in the creation of his grandest plan yet: The ﬁrst
Even Rihanna is playing the Dhab. Virgin Galactic space port, where travellers will embark on
Fast Fact ean
@siscoblack i wish it would snow in abu dhabi. no white xmas
their journey into space. Then he added,
from the Aramaic Nabata
Arabic script is derived and @Slewboys Will Abu Dhabi be the next big ﬁnancial hub in the We’re thrilled to be doing this here. Abu Dhabi is spectacular.
hab et is a script of 28 letters
alphabet. The Arabic alp letters are derived Middle East? Start money says yes. He gave me a high ﬁve before I left his table.
uses long but not short
s, distinguished one from
from only 17 distinct form the letter. If you have had a once in a lifetime experience in Abu Dhabi,
s placed above or below
another by a dot or dot send us a page from your diary and tell us your thrilling tale,
ed by small diagonal strokes
Short vowels are indicat Farrukh Naeem is a freelance copywriter and digital email: email@example.com, with ‘Abu Dhabi Diaries’
above or below letters. strategist. He is the most followed Tweeter in in the subject line.
Tughra is a unique calligraphic device that is used as a royal seal. Abu Dhabi and blogs at CopywriterJournalist.com
Tempo January 2010 Tempo January 2010
Stress Management for Students
By Samantha Davis
Stress, if not handled properly can Isolate Stressing Factors
Sa A Yank in
Understand the basis of the problem and try to ﬁgure out
land you in to a lot of trouble. its root cause. As a student, there are a number of reasons
which act as the origin of a stressful life. Peer pressure is
Especially during student life, proper
also a signiﬁcant contributing factor. It may involve heavy
expenses at times, as you may want to spend a lot of money
stress management is very because of the 'I want one too' factor. Add to this the usual
Dear Um Saif,
important. Here are some stress education and competition related factors and you will ﬁnd
a number of causes for stress in your student life.
I like your no-nonsense approach to life and that’s why I need your
advice. My son is 13 and he goes to a private school where his friends
management tips for students: are from afﬂuent families and they get very generous allowances. Any resident in a new country has challenges in
Accept the Facts In our home, we give an allowance of Dh 100 per month and expect discovering how simple day-to-day things are done.
There are some things which you are born with. As a him to also help around the house, otherwise he doesn’t get paid. This includes locating appropriate grocery stores,
student, it is essential for you to recognize your skills. The problem is that his friends always go out to the mall, movies etc dentists, doctors, and personal grooming salons. The
Access yourself and choose your major accordingly. For and my son often asks us for more money. We give it to him because personal grooming, mainly haircuts (for us guys), is
once, do not pay heed to what subjects your close friends we don’t want him to miss out or feel like he is different from his probably the most difﬁcult. There are hundreds of
opt for, what your parents want or what line of work your friends. But I feel that he is spending too much, and asking for more “Mens’ Salons” in the city but I live in the suburbs
neighbour’s kids are planning to go for. Some decisions money than we can afford to give. What would you do if you were in and the choices are slim.
are yours to take and yours alone. These are the facts of my situation?
life and the more you try to change them or the more Amber I recently went to a local barber and was asked if
you brood over them, the more you will fall in clutches of I wanted a scalp massage in addition to a trim. As
Dear Amber, someone who will try anything once, I agreed and
Indeed I am in your situation! As, I believe, half of the population was treated to what I would call a handful of pink
Relax here is too. Now, we can either take the ‘I don’t want him to feel axle grease worked into my hair. At least it washed
A great way to manage stress is to devote some time for any different or less privileged’ route and indulge them, or we out! A few weeks ago, I decided to try a barber in a
could take this opportunity to start imparting valuable lifelong nearby ﬁve star hotel. The barber did a good job and
yourself. This is the time away from studies, away from
lessons that may be painful to our children (and yes, equally was friendly. At the end of the haircut, he noted that
friends and away from family. This is your time. Introspect
painful to us). I found after indulging my son for some time that I had some stray hair in my ears and suggested he
and develop optimism in yourself. Try to relax. Meditation “wax” them out. Again, being the adventurer that I
number one, he was getting careless with money, two, was
is very helpful for this purpose. am, I consented. He put some warm substance
beginning to act like he was entitled, and three, was spending
money on useless things. So I set him aside and told him that he inside both my ears and after the heat subsided, I felt
Monitor Your Health needs to start managing his money better, and that he should a sharp pain in my right ear followed by the same in
It is necessary that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Stay learn to say no to his friends. I also told him that he could get my left as he ripped the wax out. The sting lasted for
away from narcotics. Restrict your alcohol intake, and do money rewards from me if he earns it, say with good grades or 20 minutes but was not all that unpleasant.
not smoke. Exercise regularly - join some sports team at reading books. My dear Amber, it is not easy but I believe that we
school and never miss the gym. The healthier your body should guide our children through these important lessons to I now admire people who get more “sensitive” parts
remains, the easier it will be for you to beat stress. avoid bringing up a generation of brats. waxed. - Randy Parker
Randy has been a resident of Abu Dhabi since
August, 2008 and works in the travel industry. He
has a blog at:
TO ADVERTISE IN
ABU DHABI TEMPO FACTS
A camel festival is coming to town. So it’s best for you to know your camels!
CALL 02 667 3349 Asayel is a breed of camel that originates from the UAE and Oman and is mentioned in Hadith (sayings of
the Holy Prophet Mohammed) as the “Red Camel” Its value is also evident in history when Antra bin
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Shaddad, the historical poet and knight, travelled to the Southern Arabian Peninsula to bring the Asayel
and present them as a dowry to his love, Abla. Majaheem is a breed which originates in Najd, Saudi Arabia.
Their colour is darker, with varying degrees of blackness.
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com
For advertising in Tempo Classiﬁeds Contact 02-6673349
Happy New Year!
Since it’s the beginning of a New Year, I am just taking this
opportunity to say:
T: 02 6344002 · For all those I've made promises to but never kept - it was not
F: 02 6344332 deliberate but I will "improve" in 2010.
· Those that I owe lunches, movies, nights out, etc.... I'll ﬁx that as
�������������������� well, I'll make time, for sure.
· For those who have supported me and made me smile through
��������� �������������� all my hardships...I say thanks, keep doing it!
������������������������������ · For those I've disagreed with, disgraced, hurt, argued with and
just never quite got along with......well, I'm SORRY! Let's try
����������������������������� again next year.
������������� ������������������ · For those that have let me down.....oh well, I should have
Studio near to the shops area in Khalifa City A with ��������������� ����������������� known better.
kitchen and bathroom 50k
����������������� ������������ · For all the true friends that I have, you ROCK!
���������������� ������������� ���������������� ������������� Answer But all in all, you guys have made 2009 a great year. May 2010
��������������� ���������������������������������������� be a fantastic year for you.
*Circulating on the internet
��������������������� ���������� ��������
������������� ������������� �����������������
Say Happy New Year
in 20 Languages!
Large size spacious studio in Khalifa City A, with ���������� ���������������������
separate good kitchen and bathroom 65k ������������������
I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions
�������������� Arabic - Antum salimoun Philippines - Manigong bagong
�������������������������������������� taon -- but I don't always agree with them.
Bengali - Shuvo nabo barsho
���������� �������������� ������������������������������������ Brazilian - Feliz ano novo Romanian - An nou fericit George Bush
������������� Chinese - Chu shen tan Russian - S novim godom
������ ��������� ����������� ������������������� �������������������
Somali - Lyo sanad cusub oo The man who smiles when things go wrong
��������������� �������������� French - Bonne annee
������������������ ����������� ﬁican has thought of someone to blame it on.
����������������� German - Prosit neujahr
��������������� Spanish - Feliz ano nuevo Robert Bloch
��������������� Hawaiian - Hauoli makahiki
� ����������������� hou Sundanese - Sugeng warsa
enggal Behind every successful man is a surprised
��������������� �������������� Hindi - Nai varsh ka shub
��������������� kamna Malayalam - Puthuvalsaraas- woman.
� Irish - Bliain nua fe mhaise
hamsakal Maryon Pearson
������������������������� ������� ��
dhuit Thai - Sawadee pee mai
������������������������������������������� Italian - Buon capodanno Urdu – Nya saal mubarak ho Everyone has photographic memory; some
��������������� ������������������������������������ Nepal - Nawa barsha ko just don't have the ﬁlm.
Tempo January 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com