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  • 1. Free ISSUe FUN | FAMILY | FOOD | FRIENDSHIP | FASHION | FITNESS the rhythm of your city J U N E 1 - 15 , 2 010 we are H EF IRST T TR UEDIA IME NE TaGGeD! ULT AZI M G M A EGION IN T HE RUse your Mobile Phone to Browse Tempo WORLD CUP FEVER IN EVANGELINE LILLY FROM ‘LOST’ THE ‘SHO?’ ABU DHABI pg 7 Talks to Abu Dhabi Tempo MUST GO ON… pg 27
  • 2. VOLUME11 | JUNE 1-15, 2010 th e r h y th m o f your this month city Hello Abu Dhabi !! It’s official: we are probably the first magazine in this region to integrate mobile tags to create a truly ‘multimedia magazine.’ A few publications (Golf Digest, Wakeboarding, 4 Mail Shot & Raising the Bar Self ) are experimenting with it in other parts of the world. Is it a gimmick? We are engaging with developers from all over world and everyone is excited about it. But in 5 ShopCall truth only time will tell. 5 Shop Call We suspect mobile tags might work for Tempo. Our research shows us that our readership is characterized by high smart phone penetration; most fall in the 16-35 6 What’s Hot in Abu Dhabi age group and are tech savvy. We also think tags reflect the spirit of our magazine: unique, edgy and innovative. But we also realize that not everyone has a smart phone, 7 World Cup Fever or indeed wants to engage in the experience. So we will also try to keep tags minimal and non-intrusive. 8 My Abu Dhabi Another reason we were attracted to tags is that it conserves paper. By design we have kept our magazine small and lightweight. We engage with readers through our website and social media, and dispatch a large number of e-magazines. We believe that 10 City Bites tags will enable us to keep our print run under control, while offering a greater amount of content. 12 People Meter We love tag innovation but we want to know what you think. Write to me at editorial@abudhabitempo.com. 13 Making a Difference 14 ARTiculate 19 Workitude Media Licence No. 1/105866/24295 Editor: Sana Bagersh, Magazine Coordinator: S.M. Irfan ul Haque, 21 U Space Magazine Designer: Praveen Prabhakaran, Website Designer: Rizwan Pervaiz, Marketing Coordinator: Manjul Abhishek, Production Coordinator: Rizwana Shahid, 22 My Style Blueprint Editorial Contributors: Aicha Diop, Samantha Davis, Randy Parker, Jalal Luqman and Alma Kadragic. 23 Trendsetter Disclaimer: Tempo is a publication of BrandMoxie. Although Tempo Magazine does its best to ensure 24 On the Beaten Path & Arablish 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 means without the 25 Funny thing about Life permission of the publisher. 26 Culture Talk Address: To reach editorial at Abu Dhabi Tempo email: editorial@abudhabitempo.com To reach advertising call 02 6673349 or email: advertising@abudhabitempo.com 27 The Beat with Shak If you need to find out where you can pick up your copy call: 02 6673349 or check out the list of Tempo distribution points on our website. 28 Um Ayman & A Yank in Sand Land 29 Live Smart Join Us @ 31 Tempo Fun Page This is Abu Dhabi Tempo’s youtube channel. Watch out for regular video updates! Visit abudhabitempo.com on your mobile phone. Published by: Download www.gettag.mobi Please recycle this magazine: locations include Spinneys, to scan this tag on your mobile. Al Mamoura Building and behind Riyada Clinic.
  • 3. SHOPCALL a nk MaILSHOT liihpaBmy’scew Fw t T m Dear ed, Kudos on getting Jalal Luqman on board Abu Dhabi Tempo. I’ve seen his work and he really stands out as an artist. We look forward to getting insight from this established Emirati artist. Dan collection ! Dear ed, Justin Bieber?? Really Tempo? The one place I thought we could get away from the Justin Bieber madness was in Abu Dhabi, and lo and behold he’s in our community magazine. Let’s not get caught up in the frenzy, Tempo. Keep in grounded and keep in local. Not impressed Dear ed, This is in reply to your coloumn ‘Funny thing about life’ (May 1, 2010). Well, it’s really not your fault. Now when you complain to any manager there, they will fire the poor cleaner. I understand how important the meeting is. It’s just a few drops of water, not the whole bucket ! Just imagine the poor guy’s position, everything happens for good. Take it positively, 1 drop instead of 1 bucket !! Shayma Raising the Bar that if she really must use a hair drier, a sense of identity, and gives it she is adding to her carbon footprint ‘nourishment. He sees a need to David Trubridge whatever its wattage. The only eco- overhaul the current understanding of Cultural Furniture Designer friendly hair drier is the wind” eco-design.“It is simply not enough to motivate the massive changes in habit   “It is this kind of sham that is and lifestyle that are required. (That is) confusing people, and worse, causing just a continuation of the way design is a dangerous sense of complacency working now” Here is something for the boys to go crazy about! Tammy is now that the small steps we are taking are out with their new refit FlipBack edition for boys between the enough. The cruel reality is that the David’s company has introduced an age of 8-16. The FlipBack collection seems confident, colourful, required changes are far greater than “EMS” (Environmental Management See Tammy’s cool, in touch with high trends and knows what it takes for the what can be achieved in this “eco” System) to help lead the new vision of collection on your mobile phone. girls to get impressed! So get in the groove and strut your stuff way. And every day the target gets eco-design. EMS focuses on the causes The famous New Zealander declared further out of reach as we slip behind, of environmental impacts and seeks to this season with the new FlipBack collection brought to you by Download www.gettag.mobi as ‘one of the world’s top 15 and as new, more alarming scientific put in place simple, but effective ways to scan this tag on your mobile. Tammy. Speed up boys before they run out. designers’ by L’Express was in Abu data replaces older more moderate to eliminate or mitigate these effects. Dhabi recently to give a talk, and his Pashmina estimates.” furniture will soon be made available through Bahri & Mazroei Trading David said that eco-design is not about Company (BMTC). David spoke to Spartan or basic furniture. “Someone Tempo about his furniture. else recently described “eco-design” for every occasion as muesli design. This implies that we “Eco-anything has become an have to accept this bland diet because advertising spin to promote the it is worthy and the right thing to do, business of consumption as usual. almost as an act of penitence for our Who’s in for some hand spun, woven and There is only Good Design or Bad previous excesses. This is not going to embroidered shawls from Kashmir? Reshie Design -- if design is not actively trying encourage people to buy in to it, even Novelties is flaunting their new collection to preserve our future, then by default if they want to (which many don’t). So of cashmere wool and textiles. Available at it is destroying it.” it is another reason why eco-design is Khalidiya Mall, the collection is fine, exotic and not working and not going to solve the can be used for any season, event or occasion. David explained that people See David Spoil your self with style and elegance as there’s problem.” are unaware of the concept of Trubridge’s a wide range of Pashmina scarves, shawls and sustainability.“A friend of mine proudly designs David believes design should on your mobile phone. wraps to choose from, prices ranging from a showed me her new “eco-friendly” hair incorporate a strong cultural Dh 35 to a Dh 10,000. You can also find drier which claimed to use half as much dimension, something that creates Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. handmade table cloths, antiques and other electricity (as what?). I pointed out handicrafts to give your home a royal touch.   4 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 5
  • 4. What's Summer WORLD CUP Hot FEvER It’s that time again when football hits fever-pitch in Abu Dhabi and people all over the world are crowding around their televisions. Tempo hit the streets to find what IN ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi residents think. Happenings in Abu Dhabi 24 June – 5 August, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC), Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall and Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain Mall and Bawadi Mall (Al Ain). This year, the award-winning ‘Summer in Abu Dhabi’ festival has tripled in size and scale. Held over six weeks, this carnival-like event will offer respite to scores of families from the sweltering summer heat in the Middle East by providing plenty of scope for entertainment within the seven vast air-conditioned halls of the Abu Rizwan Tarmoham Aicha DIOP Canada ed Phurbu Phutia Dhabi National Exhibitions Center. The festival will Senegal Nepal feature five themed islands: Science & Technology, Football means... Th e world coming Football means... Excitement, passion, gathering, Football means... One of the best games, Adventure, Art, Culture & Heritage, Sports and together. fast and interesting unl multiculturalism, fair play. Can’t imagine life ike cricket. Entertainment, each with a range of fun and interesting Your favorite team. without football. Your favorite team...Bra .. Italy zil activities lined up for the whole family to enjoy. FORZA AZZURI! Your favorite team... Cameroon, also Spain Prediction... Brazil vs England Prediction... Brazil vs Prediction... I would like to see an African team Italy The score... Brazil 2 – 1 The score... Italy 2 to the final. If I have to predict I’d say Argentina -0 Weaving with Burlap vs Cameroun or Brasil vs England (it’d be an awesome match to watch!) 2, 9 & 16 June, Gallery One Education Room, Emirates Palace The score... Argentina 2 -2 Cameroon (penalty shootout and Cameroon will win 5-3)! Taught by Cynthia Capriata, this workshop is directed at children from ages 7 to 10 and guides them through creating their own artwork from burlap and other materials. Kids are free to let loose their imaginations in producing creations using a combination of Yasmeen Ferdjani stitching and weaving techniques. To register email Sarah Salih Algeria artsabudhabi@tdic.ae. much than it Sudan Football means...Way too can make Football means...One of my favorite things to do is should! I just LOVE how such event gives you my mood and you forget about ever ything else and to watch football games, it changes my team wins so much emo tions. makes me truly happy “especially when DUH! :) but of course”. Your favorite team... Algeria Painting and Crafts Exhibition Your favorite team... My favorite first team is Brazil, Bilal Passela Sri Lanka realistically speaking, Braz il all the way baby! in my heart!!! 9 June – 12 June, Khalidiya Mall and my second favorite is Spain (most of the players But of course all African are play in Barce lona). Football means... It decides the Prediction... Braz il vs a team from 1 of the first mood I’ll be in for the next few days. or Argentina A painting and crafts exhibition to be held in Khalidiya Mall by Emirati artist Prediction...It’s tough to predict it this early, but i 4 groups, I’d say Germany hope that its Brazil Vs. Argentina or France Vs. Italy Your favorite team... France The score... 3-1 for the people who re-invented Ayeda Ahmed Al Ghailani and a few other artists. There will be a range of (like the previous WC) Prediction... Brazil vs Spain FUTBOL...aka BRAZIL!! silk paintings and other handmade crafts. If the art of silk painting inspires Brazil scoring you, this one is worth a visit. The score...Hopefully (fingers crossed) The score... Brazil 3 – 2 2 goals. One of Ayeda Ahmed Al Ghailani’s paintings See South Africa 2010 FIFA Tempo’s 2010 FIFA World Cup The free membership World Cup Football Match prize is provided by Schedule Contest on your mobile phone. Nomadic Music of Kyrgyzstan Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. 10 June, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island Ole Ole Ole, all you have to do is tell us the This cycle of concerts presented at this exhibition are to be divided into names of the two final teams, the score and two presentations, offering a deeper insight into the music produced by the winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. traditional nomads, sedentary dwellers and the worlds they present in turn. The first person to send in the correct answers will receive a Complementing each other, these concerts offer a broader, more whole, FREE single 6 months membership with World Gym, Khalidiya. Khalidiya Branch, view of Central Asian music. Do not miss this one to be held in Manarat Al Rush your answers to: Dana Plaza, Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat at Saadiyat Island. contest@abudhabitempo.com or editorial@abudhabitempo.com Tel: 02 667 5779 6 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 7
  • 5. MyABU DHABI ‘The versatile Running Mommy’ T: Living by the Corniche must be quite inspiring, isn’t it? K: I’ve seen a lot on my runs. I’ve met some of my very best friends on its blue bricks. As a writer, it’s on those runs where I’ve received inspiration for a story. It’s also a time to reflect on my role as a mother. I think I’ve America. We didn’t have a car upon arriving here- only stretched and grown in those roles and more; friend,   my trusty jogging stroller. We walked everywhere. writer, wife, and mother. I owe that to this place. I remember my feet and back aching. But I felt alive, quickly becoming in tune with this city so far My experience abroad has shown me that people are Kera’s kids from home. Men in kanduras, women in abayas. The not so different as I once thought. Most people want to smells of the Lebanese grill, the heavenly aromas T: The most surprising thing you found out about work hard, cultivate families and friendships, eat good of curries and spices from India. The radiating heat. Abu Dhabi. food, and feel safe. And I thank Abu Dhabi for giving Knowing nothing of it before, I was beginning to fall in K: I was really surprised to learn that nearly everyone me those treasures and so much more. love. And fall I have- and as we prepare to return to the has a nanny here! States on holiday, I reflect on what I’ve learned from T: Tell us about your designs and what inspires you? T: What scares you the most? this great city. K: I went to college to study interior design, as it has K: The heat!! T: How did you meet your husband? always been a passion of mine. I worked on a large K: I’m originally from Chicago, and I moved to Utah commercial project and as it completed, I found T: Has your perception in life changed? How? when I was 18 for a fresh start. I met McSean at a out I was expecting my first child. After Owen was K: I’ve realized that you can live in the most exotic McSean Kera (right) with her husband college party, and we were engaged 10 days later. It born, I started a small graphic design company place in the world and and still be “bored” You have . was a whirlwind romance, and I’m so lucky to have that specialized in birth announcements and small to challenge yourself to get outside of your comfort found someone so perfect for me! We lived happily business entity packages. I also worked for a while zone, to meet new people, and try new things. I’ve also Kera, from Utah, USA is a freelance in Utah and started a family, and then moved to as head designer for a real estate developer. I gained realized how incredibly small I am. writer and designer living in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi after receiving an exciting offer from his a lot of experience, but with marathon training, with her two children, and husband. current employer. modeling on the side, and mommy duties, I was She blogs about her life.... getting overwhelmed! I finally made the decision to Excerpt from Kera’s Blog: T: How long has it been in Abu Dhabi? find opportunities where I could work mostly from Tempo: Tell us a bit about yourself. K: We have been here as a family since last September home. I’ve always loved to write, so I’ve found ways to “abu dhabi comes alive at night. i just about collided Kera: I’m originally from a small farming community and are under contract for three years. incorporate my two interests, by working as a freelance into 80 people that were so shocked to see me and living in Utah, USA before moving to the UAE. I writer. Currently, I’m a design blogger for the popular running with kids that they forgot to move out of my blog about my experiences in www.runningmommy04. T: What do usually write in your blogs? American mag, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. I am way. i maybe realized that i’m not very friendly when blogspot.com and I write about life, love, and being a K: Running Mommy is a lifestyle blog which means I always looking for ways to contribute in the design i have to move my half ton stroller out of the way mom on the run. My husband, two boys and I currently can write about whatever I want! I tend to usually focus to avoid hitting someone because they can’t stop field. Simply put, I am inspired by bright, clean, well live in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I love running, my family, my on motherhood, interior design, running & fitness, and gawking. designed spaces, be it in a home or on the page. I have faith, and being surrounded by pretty things. I love my own personal musings. reflected those ideals in our own home here in i haven’t really been inspired on my runs lately. no meeting new people so please feel free to drop Abu Dhabi, and on my blog. profound words of wisdom, great ideas, or thoughts me a line! T: Why the name ‘running mommy’? K: I quickly came up with the name without giving have been coming to mind. just a jumble of mostly T: The thing you miss most about home. nothing. i’m too busy wiping sweat off my forehead. T: How was it moving to Abu Dhabi from Utah? it much thought two years ago, but I really feel it suits me well. I obviously enjoy running, but I K: I miss my family, and the mountains. but as a little competition started tonight between K: I vividly remember the physical pains of moving me and this lanky boy with long curly hair, my mind to the UAE. Getting off the plane with two small sometimes feel like I’m running through life, so it’s T: The thing you love most about Abu Dhabi. was able to clear as i planned my attack.” children and all our worldly possessions, while trying unexpectedly clever. to emotionally ‘keep it together’ was no small feat. K: I love the amazing variety of foods, and learning I entered a different world. As an African-American T: Since you love running, do you get to exercise about Middle Eastern culture. living in Utah, USA, I knew what it felt like to be a your love for running here? minority. My perspective, however, changed a bit that K: Nearly every day, I get to fulfill my passion for T: The preconception you had that changed when night at the airport. running. We live near to the Corniche, and in the you got here. K: I thought that everyone from the Middle East Go to Kera’s blog mornings, I take my boys in the jogger for an hour long run along that beautiful path that showcases Abu See Kera’s blog on your mobile phone. T: How were your initial days in Abu Dhabi? disliked Americans. I have found that to be absolutely K: Abu Dhabi is my first taste of the world outside Dhabi’s beautiful ocean and skyline views. not true. People here have been very kind to us. Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. 8 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 9
  • 6. CITY allow for a sensational dinner and an adoring evening. The red and cream well-upholstered seating brings a warm and cozy atmosphere which blends perfectly HotelDining well with the faint yellow lights that compliments the surroundings. Thursdays are dedicated to pasta night Pasta Night at Resto • Location: One To One Hotel at the restaurant and offers a fairly good range of items on the buffet menu. For starters, the buffet offers a wide variety of salads with plenty of fresh breads to chock up the plate. The mushroom and smoked salmon are delightfully appetizing and can be enjoyed with the wide range of cheese selection. Although the pastas are probably not the best bet in the buffet, the portions are rather large and cooked by the chef to your liking. The music in the restaurant is extremely enjoyable and is a good pick for jazz lovers. The dessert selection is flawless, making for a sweet and effortless good evening. On the Abu Dhabi dining scene, there are certain romantic dining restaurants that stand out and Resto is definitely one Visit one-to-one hotel’s of them. This sleek establishment at the One to One Hotel website on your mobile phone. heaves with Abu Dhabi’s well-heeled and for a good reason. Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. Resto’s spacious interior and eager but notable service Lunch At Hemingway’s Location: Hilton Hotel One of the oldest restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Hemingway’s specializes in South American cuisine and sure does a good job in keeping their standards high! This nicely positioned restaurant is popular among sports fans to spend their afternoons and late evenings watching major sports events on their well placed TVs. As for the lunch served, there is little to say about the initial bread basket but the quesadillas is worth applauding. This can be enjoyed with fresh sour cream, guacamole and salsa sauce. Best of all is the cucumber and lime juice, a combination that is hardly ever seen on most restaurant menus. A perfect drink to beat the heat, won’t you say? We recommend taking your business colleagues for a late lunch and let the accounts deal with the upshot bill! Myfave recipe COCONUT DATE FILL Miss Habeeba, a resident of Abu Dhabi for the last eleven years and a mother of two, has sent us her favorite recipe called the ‘Coconut Date Fill’. She recommends it and says her children just love it. Ingredients Preparation Dates 200 grams Make a paste of grated coconut, dates, Coconut (grated) 1 whole pistachios, and almonds. Roll them into balls. Pistachios crushed 20 grams Next, make a thick paste of plain flour and Almond crushed 20 grams add salt to taste. Dip the balls in the flour Plain flour 100 grams and deep fry them and then voila, a light Oil for deep fry delicious snack. 10 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010
  • 7. pEOpLE METER Making a Download Abu Dhabi Tempo’s ‘40 ways to save the This page is dedicated to the hero that resides in each and every one of us, planet’ screensaver People Meter is an offbeat way to learn more about our community and its people, who come and to the sharing of great news that will make our planet a better place on your mobile phone. from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life. for us all. Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. ECO e Make your kitchen a green RELIEF FOR AIR CRASH VICTIM voic environment. FAMILIES • Use washable dish rags and dish The unfortunate Air India Express plane crash last towels instead of paper towels. month dealt a big blow to families in the UAE and in India. One of the effects has been the loss of breadwinners to • Use bamboo as a cutting board as it is dependents, some of whom are too young or too elderly. harder than most wood and is also much safer than plastic ones. We applaud a new initative by Lifeline Hospital Group and UAE Exchange to offer employment opportunities for the immediate • Use more manual kitchen products like Danica Antao Lionel relatives of the Mangalore crash. Indian manual egg beaters, can openers, knives French and other such items than using electric Banker The two companies announced that they have made available Doctors Without Borders ones. 50 job vacancies for employable relatives of the deceased. Both companies have also set aside a sum for short term relief. • Use Green Smart Cookware that is often   What first word comes to your mind when I say: made from petroleum free ceramics and If anyone is interested in helping out these families contact other chemical free substances while Tempo and we can try to facilitate contacts. Peace Impossible Peace Far staying non-stick. Vacation Shopping Incomplete Stress-buster [ 2 words, sorry :) ] Vacation Relax • Try bamboo bowls as they are natural BOLD CAMpAIGN Friend Forever Shopping Friend Boring Life products and a great solution to having TO SAVE WATER plastic mixing and serving bowls. Besides, The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is running a water Happy Childhood Happy Journey they also look nice. saving campaign that involves installing flow devices into every Colour Black Colour Rainbow tap in every home, mosque, government buildings etc. EAD plans Rules Broken Rules Blabla • Use more organic products such as organic to install 5 - 6 water saving devices per household over the next Music Life spices and coco powders to cook or bake. 12 months. Music Deepness Smile Babies Smile Share • Coffee drinkers should try going non- Abu Dhabi Tempo is absolutely crazy about this and we call upon electric for coffee time by purchasing a every individual in the capital to pitch in and support the EAD coffee press. team to help save our planet! 1. One thing that you value the most. 4. Two electronic gadgets you can’t do without? Tempo’s HelpingHand vote! Danica: Relationships. Family, friends or love, if you have all three, consider yourself the luckiest person alive. Danica:Mobile, Computer gade’) (aka ‘the Rahma bri Lionel: Friends Lionel: iPod and the white headphones. ment Agency A team from the Environ – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Ministry of This news comes from a person whose family has suffered three deaths 5. You win a chance to be with a celebrity an entire day. confiscated 2. If you win one million dirhams in a lottery, what would you do? Who would you wish for and what would you do? Environment and Water to cancer within the last two years, including her father late last year. fifteen bab oon monkeys and two She wanted to do something to help raise a bit of cash for a charity ered striped hyenas, all endang she feels passionate about. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading Danica: Use a small part of it to travel to all the best places to house in shop, and invest the remaining. Danica: Not that crazy about celebrities. spe cies, for being sold from a t charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention Khalidiya area, illegally and withou proper document ation. A spokesman of cancer. They’ve got a variety of signed sports memorabilia which UAE is were recently auctioned on ebay.co.uk. . By the time of reading this, from the EAD said that the Lionel: I’ll give it to Médecins Sans Frontières. Lionel: Play the guitar with Jimmy Page. al intensifyin g its fight against the illeg the hammer on the auction will have gone down. For those who 3. You win a free ticket to any place in the world, what place trade in endangere d species and is have missed the auction held on 28th of May but want to help by 6. Which one came first, the chicken or the egg? procedures would that be? implementing strict legal making donations, which they appreciate and accept, mail Renee on to control this trade and penalize Danica: Switzerland to see the snow-capped mountains, cuz I’ve Danica: Man and Woman first to reproduce, and not a baby.So chappers28@hotmail.com for more details. how would that be possible if the egg came first? violators. never seen snow and winter is my fav season. (Lol I hope I make sense…) Lionel: The egg, because we can’t do an omelette without Making a Difference is a celebration of good people and good deeds. Please share with us your ideas, activities and community Lionel: Over a rainbow! breaking eggs. ‘public-good ‘ stories. Send them to editorial@abudhabitempo.com 12 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 13
  • 8. Art-iculate by I knew no one, I noticed how I had worked all these years and had not spent the time to get to know my fellow counterparts in the other GCC countries. BEAT THAT ST RESS Jalal Luqman The next day at 8pm was the opening ceremony, we all went. The Emirati artists participating were Dr. Najat Makki, Khulood Al Jaberi, Salma al Merri, Khalil Abdul Wahid and myself. The opening ceremonies were commenced, we took pictures and within a Seven steps to lower your stress employees feel that skipping lunch is a point of pride. But eating at your desk is not the thing to do. Get away from couple hours we moved to another room where they announced the winners, took the trophies and it was over. at work today your desk and your computer and indulge in a bit of self- time. Coming into work on Sunday’s can be a drag, especially if I stopped and looked around, it was great, then it was over but what is the true meaning of this entire event, where is the benefit work is the root of your stress. Stress impacts your ability 4. Try to make a ‘best’ friend at work. A recent Gallup poll I just returned from Kuwait, where I had participated from attending this event or anything like it? to perform and also affects your creativity. This can in shows that those employees who have a ‘best’ friend at in the 2nd Kuwait forum for GCC Art. I was fortunate turn impact your enjoyment and your long term career their place of work are seven times more likely to be happily to be one of the Emirati artists participating in this I guess I had grown boringly practical, and needed to engaged than those with little personal attachments. satisfaction. Take these seven steps to reduce your forum, I noticed I had never personally attended an see solid evidence on why it is so important to attend Knowing that you have someone at work who can be your art exhibition in an Arab country before. Usually my stress levels: ‘emotional’ ally can help lower your sense of going it alone. these things --beside the obvious participation -- was I paintings go and I stay behind, so this was a new A good friend at work is usually an ideal sounding board as a little bitter that I didn’t win!!!??? No, I never work for a experience for me. Yes I had exhibited in the US, Japan, that person knows enough about the place you work and its prize. For money and press probably , but for a prize, culture to give you the feeling that you are understood. as well as Europe, but for me to attend this Forum for not really. GCC artists was a new experience. 5. Build strong friendship with your other colleagues. Develop We had dinner together with the other artists, waking up and a sense of sharing and teamwork. Be responsive to those Ok this is not going to be one of those “ I am proud to having breakfast with them, celebrating one of the artist’s who may need your help in their moment of need, so that represent my country” columns, nor is it against all odds birthday). These were the candid moments we spent with each when you’re under stress they can come through for you I won first place... in fact I didn’t win a prize, or anything. other. All generations were sitting together for three days, eating, as well. Research consistently shows that productivity is To me it was a new learning experience. Everybody drinking, talking, laughing, going out, discovering, that is what it highest in work environments where staff work together, knew one all, the Saudis, the Omanis, the Bahrainis, the was all about. even when they are extending beyond their immediate job Kuwaitis, the Emiratis (except me) and the Qataris all descriptions. knew each other. When I was told to bring as many of my brochures with me on the trip, I was worried that I would have to return with them. I was 6. Make an effort to dress well. Feelings that you’re wearing wrong. I ran out of them, and returned with twice as many from clothing that makes you unattractive or uncomfortable can the other artists. It was a great experience, I enjoyed the entire add to your sense of not fitting in well, and increase your experience, even my fellow Emiratis became much closer and I stress levels. Make sure that you are feeling good about handyhelper witnessed first hand that Art in fact communicates across borders, yourself, on the inside and the outside, before you step and does bring people together. out of your home, and you will find that this will give you a psychological lift to face the challenges of work. 7. Don’t be a pushover. Manage your workload and your Keep this information handy for your own good. Cut out and save it in a folder. time effectively. Don’t take on more than you can handle TAkING A just to impress the boss. Build a reputation that is based GOOD pICTURE on courage and transparency. While it takes a lot of a lot to admit that you are only human, it will probably garner you a By following a few simple rules, even a beginner lot of respect in the long run. photographer with a basic camera can take beautiful pictures. Read on to learn more. Remember that most of us spend more time at work with our colleagues, than we do at work. So make sure you get not just Step1 : Be aware of how you are framing your financial, but also spiritual, fulfillment from your career! picture. Is the subject where they should be (generally, 1. Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to be perfect. Perfection in the center of your frame)? is a hard standard to meet consistently and you’ll only Time Management Tip # 11* Step 2: Be sure there are no unwanted objects or stress yourself out if you expect the impossible of yourself. people in the background of your picture. Perfectionist types pay a high price as they have to deal with feelings of inadequacy and low esteem. Such feelings Step 3: Adjust the lighting as necessary. Flash does impact the individual’s health and adversely affects all those Track your activities not necessarily make for a good picture. Try to achieve desired light without using the flash. Natural around. So drop the perfection ideal, and settle for doing Many of us fall victim to time-wasters that steal light is most flattering. your best. Jalal Luqman at the gallery in Kuwait time we could be using much more productively. Step 4: Be aware of the distance between you and 2. Make time for yourself to rejuvenate. Everyone needs and You need to find out areas where you are wasting your subject. If there is too much distance, you may outlet and you need to find something that allows you to let time, whether you spend too much time net surfing, not be able to make out fine details in the photo. If off steam and pressure. Curiously, most people know they reading mails, unnecessary chatting, making calls or you are too close, you may be cutting out important are under stress and know that they should do something aspects of the frame. Visit Jalal’s Gallery about it but don’t do it because they don’t see themselves as just day dreaming. It will prove helpful to track your on your mobile phone. a ‘priority.’ Remember that you need to recharge to manage activities so you can form an accurate picture of what Step 5: The best portraits look natural. Try to catch your work and home life. you actually do, an important step to effective time your subject in a casual moment, when he/she is Download www.gettag.mobi engaging with another person or looking away from, to scan this tag on your mobile. management. 3. Don’t skip lunch. Rather use take your lunch time as the *Part 11 of a 12 issue series not towards the camera. break it is intended to be. As work becomes more intense 14 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 19
  • 9. Space U Space is where people write to us their queries and reviews about a product, book, movie or anything interesting. Share with us your concerns and send revieW them to editorial@abudabitempo.com To vote, visit our website www.abudhabitempo.com S.M.S. I love you What’s up with that??? aSK Where did the idea of   drinking straw come from? Jennifer D Wanted to bring up the Cadbury S.M.S. I love You chocolate bar to your attention. Can someone explain it to me? It’s supposed It is believed that the Sumerians of to be some high tech bar that connects you to social media and ancient Mesopotamia used cylindrical all, but I don’t get it. drinking funnels made from natural I’ve been to their Facebook and I still don’t get it. The company materials to avoid sediments. Initial says that the chocolate bar gives people the chance to ‘express straws were made from rye-grass. Even themselves in a new and unique way.’ Each bar comes up with a though this seemed practical, the grassy different message (they say) such as I love You, Friends Forever, flavour didn’t seem right. In 1988, the Happy Birthday, Sorry’ –stuff like that (a little too mushy for me). modern drinking straw was patented by I believe this is supposed to be for the younger crowd, but we’re Marvin Chester Stone. He was employed pretty smart consumers. So I assume you go into a store looking at a paper cigarette holder factory in for all the different messages to suit your situation? How about if Washington DC. He used a fine paper you want to eat it yourself—which one do you choose? The good from the factory, rolled it around a pencil news is Cadbury chocolate tastes good anyway, and they don’t and then coated it with wax to prevent need to use gimmicks to sell me good old chocolate. it from becoming waterlogged. This brilliance was then put to use. By Andy R vOTe Visit Abu Dhabi Tempo’s website on your mobile phone. vOTeD You prefer to.. Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. In last issue Tempo asked: ..Strike while the iron is hot. ‘Should minors be allowed to go to concerts’? ..Look before you leap. NO - 77% To vote, visit: www.abudhabitempo.com YES - 23% Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 21
  • 10. My S tyle TrendSETTER Tempo brings you a neat weekender package from Riviera and the Sophie Gray collection in beach wear, dresses, skirts and jackets for an outing that takes you from formal setting all the way to the beach. Tempo spots fashionable and smart dressers around the city. SPOTTING... Glasses: Max Dh 45 Necktie: Hamdan Centre Dh 30 Name: Babar Khan Age: 18 Vest coat Splash Dh 120 Nationality: Pakistani Sophie Gray Jacket Jeans: LEVI’S Riviera Dh 180 Beachwear What do you do (work)? with matching Student beaded necklace Shoes: All Star Your most valued Converse Dh 160 fashion possessions? Tommy Hilfiger watch The One Thing I Regret Buying: Hmm... well, I don’t regret buying Sophie Gray anything! Evening dress The One Thing I Dream of Buying: Canon 450D SLR Camera OUR FASHION EXPERT SAYS: Style inspiration: With style inspired Riviera B Boying by B - boying, try Casual wear donning some cool headgear to fit it right. with matching My Style Philosophy: handbag Whatever you are, be a good one! Riviera Casual wear 22 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 23
  • 11. On YBOUTG IFE By Rantan Rave Arablish Borrowed Words Have you heard the expression IBM? No not International Business Machines, but FU NNATHIN L the IBM that some use as an attribute of TRYING TO BRING I remember when I used to live in the US, I used to go into Arabs who try to brush them off during a coffee shop in Seattle and ask for a ‘croissant’ (which I business dealings. In this context they pronounced crrroissson—as you would in France, you get the picture...), and the lady there looked puzzled and asked me to repeat it a few times. Then she nodded her head with use IBM as standing for ‘inshallah, bukra, maalesh’. It is a funny but unfortunate pASSION ALIVE stereotype. Inshallah means ‘God recognition ‘oh, you mean a crescent?’ It jarred my nerves “Dancing has always been a lifelong passion, a freedom of expression. So when willing’— and everyone knows that but I acquiesced, knowing this would be the only way I was a friend of mine approached me asking if I would be interested in joining a street a true Muslim never uses this phrase going to be served. ‘Yes, a…crescent.’ I remember going dance work out session at the Country Club, I immediately signed on. as a way to neutralize a situation and into another café, not too far from the first, and asking for brush people away, but rather as a a ‘crescent,’ and I was met with a bemused and superior “As I entered the building, taking in the massive facilities and being a little hesitant sincere acknowledgement that nothing nod ‘yes, we do have “croissants”’ (pronounced the French for my first ever session in town, I was not sure what I should be expecting. happens without God/ Allah’s willingness. way). Right then I felt compromised. I felt like a total country Inshallah is a fundamental tenet in the bumpkin, all because I wasn’t ready to stand my ground. “As we began our session, my first thoughts were why I didn’t join earlier. Islamic faith of recognition that God is the So since then the croissant thing has been a sensitive point Having been in Abu Dhabi for almost a year now, this was the first proper dance decider of all fates. with me—I decided that l would defend my opinion on cum workout session I had stepped into, bringing to light why it took me so long to croissants with conviction and honour—whether I am in How about ‘bukra’? This word translates join something I enjoyed so much. I wonder if we have been so caught up with the Seattle, Bangkok or in Abu Dhabi. into ‘tomorrow’. If someone tries to brush whirlwind of a bustling life that has compelled us to forget the small pleasures you off with ‘bukra’ one suggestion would of life we used to enjoy, or is it just the laziness of not wanting to So this is why my rant is about croissant. What typically be to pin them down to an exact time…. happens here is you walk into a coffee shop and ask for a get out and about during the weekdays after a long day so your response could be “What time croissant and a latte. Without you even asking, they pop the at work. Trying to make it big in a competitive city is tomorrow, exactly?” This should take care croissant in the microwave and serve it to you all soft and difficult but enjoying simple pleasures of life is easy as of things, and teach the user. soggy. I know that I am courting controversy on this one as long as we still experience them.” there are admittedly two distinct schools of thought. One The third, ‘maalesh’ literally means ‘no that says it is OK to microwave a croissant if you’re in a hurry, problem.’ This phrase is too broad and Ashira Khan, sent by email and the other which states clearly that you should never, too cool to be associated with negativity. ever, ever, ever microwave a croissant. I reckon with this one ‘Maalesh’ is a great word that also translates into ‘relax, no worries, live and Over to I will have every patriotic French person on my side. let live, hakuna matata etc’. So sometimes when you’re under a lot of stress “Yes I did actually. Back home, I took ballet lessons in my college days You The denigration of the croissant—by microwave— has to stop. You could if you were a bachelor warm it up in an ‘maalesh’ is a great word to disarm your even though I had only taken some classes in primary school. It was fun. oven, or even eat it cold. But microwave? Never! pressures and soothe your soul. I was falling all over the place, my balance was off, and there were other hopeless souls like me. We all had a lot of fun.” There is also a protocol for eating a croissant. Let’s get one Esther Anne, IT Consultant thing straight… it is not eaten like a pizza! First of all, a “No, never! I’d be too much embarrassed by all the people and the croissant should come to you in pristine condition: fresh attention.” from the oven and flaky to the touch. A croissant by its Shehla Asad, Nurse definition is a dainty food; it requires a certain amount of “I took my girl friend to a few. Got a back ache the next day but it was See ‘How to eat a self-control and a lot of poise. You should be able to bite croissant’ worth spending some time doing what we love.” ne What would you have do into the croissant while neatly capturing the flaking into on your mobile phone. Steve K., Blogger ppened Bon appetit. if this had ha a plate or a napkin. And you should do all this without to you? drawing too much attention to yourself. Download www.gettag.mobi to scan this tag on your mobile. Send us your story to editorial@abudhabitempo.com 24 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 25
  • 12. CultureTalk the EMIRATIvOGUE B a t eak THE ‘SHO?’ with Sh MUST GO ON… The UAE might be one of the few countries in the world in which you would find the local citizens donning their traditional garb in spite of the rapid-fire pace of development taking place at the time. Enter the office quarters of an Emirati businessman and it is quite likely that he will be found at his desk in the sparkling white SHO? at the Sennheiser event robe and matching headgear common to the region. SHO? live in Vienna This flowing white robe is known as ‘dishdasha’ or ‘khandura’ and is usually worn with a white or red-chequered head-cloth called the ‘ghutra’ . The ghutra is held into place by a coil of black cord, the ‘agal’. Beneath it is a type of skull cap or ‘gafia’. Women wear somewhat similar robes in black called ‘abaya’ along with a scarf or shawl which covers the head, the ‘shayla’. Some of them also opt for an extra veil covering the face below the eyes. Older women can be seen wearing the ‘burkha’, a mask which covers the nose, brow and cheekbones. To the uninitiated, these clothing options may seem like drab choices. However, modern takes on ethnic wear were deemed all the rage for many a fashion season. In fact, it’s not unusual to find many of the younger generation of Emirati women sporting an abaya embellished with anything from silk embroidery to glittering crystals. And judging from past years’ trends which If this story comes across as a fancy Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to associated with ‘shoo’ in Arabic, have seen designers like Tom Ford launching lines of fashionable one, it’s not your fault, it just is, but the show or should I say ‘Sho?’ ?! meaning ‘what’ in English, was dishdashas, the Emirati man isn’t far away from joining true nevertheless. In June 2009, a ‘Sho?’ is a Dubai based band that coined by Rizal who found it their ranks. bunch of expatriates working for plays original scores under the cool and catchy whenever he different firms in Dubai, somehow genre of alternative music. I have would hear his boss say the word. On the other hand (call it globalization or fashion fad) we have always believed that bands playing Honestly, I fell off my chair when I because of, lets say, karmic more Emirati entrepreneurs venturing out into the fashion technically alternative music have heard this. industry while breaking free from the traditional Arabic connections, come about together their originality intact and the same ‘khandura’ and ‘abayas’. One such brand is Zgert, launched by to pursue their love for music. They holds true for ‘sho?’. Their current Zara, a freelancing TV producer, Ali Al Dhanhani and his team of young Emirati entrepreneurs decide on forming a band. Despite line up : Vocals - Zara Quiroga wants to keep playing more who run a t-shirt line for men. Unlike the traditional white and day jobs, they keep posting music (Portugal), Bass guitar - Fabrizio live gigs, take the music to a black colours, Zgert and similar fashion brands pay attention ideas through emails on weekdays Benefazio (Italy), Lead guitar and wider audience doing tours and to the rage of the season but also bear in mind the cultural and meet up on weekends for synths - Rizal Khan (Malaysia) and eventually, give the band a global sensitiveness of the region. Zgert for instance digs up their practice. a session drummer. recognition. The members are inspiration from Arabic art and heritage which is incorporated currently recording an extended in their t-shirt line. Some might consider this fashion transition a Sho?’s journey began in June 2009 play (EP) to be given away for Weeks down the line, they promotional purposes. You could step away from the accustomed cultural norms but we at Tempo when Zara and Rizal got together start playing live and people listen to their music on call it “Innovation in Entrepreneurship” and most youngsters and decided to form a band. They would certainly agree. start recognizing them for found Fabrizio along the way and www.myspace.com/shodubai or Zgert T-Shirts by Ali Al Dhanhani their talent. Months down the thus ‘Sho?’ was born. watch their previous videos on line, they take part in a battle Zara, with her years of training youtube and follow their updates of bands competition called has a credible vocal range and on Facebook. ‘Sho?’ is also active M A RO U N SNApSHOT “Road to Sound City” in Dubai, awesome stage presence. Rizal in the Dubai rock scene playing RO uses 6 and 8 string guitars, tube in Rocknation and Metal Asylum D judged by Gary Dourdan (ex CULTURAL CSI Las Vegas actor and session amps and various analog and among other events. Check them out! Definitely worth the ‘sho?’. F guitarist) and Kim Thompson digital gadgets to signify the band TH W IS D O M with its original sound. Fabrizio’s The first city in modern (Beyonce session drummer) grooves and tight bass lines give alongside representatives from Vision with action is a history to reach 1 E WORLD a deserving foundation to their Diesel, Sennheiser, EMI Arabia music. Their single “Crash” will be daydream; action without million people was and guess what? They win that featured in a compilation CD titled vision is a nightmare. London in 1811. competition and become a part of “Metal Asylum” along with other Watch ‘sho?’ Proverb from Japan Diesel:U:Music world tour, travelling rock and metal underground bands videos on your mobile phone. to Vienna, Austria for a show in from the UAE scene. Download November 2009, representing Well folks, have to break the www.gettag.mobi Dubai to the outside world. suspense now. ‘Sho?’, to be to scan this tag on your mobile. 26 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 27
  • 13. Yain k n A livesmart HEALTHY HABITS TO ADOPT SandLand Habits are like ingredients of a recipe that you are and if you do not want to seem like stale dish, it is important to adopt healthy habits. Laughter adds years to your life: This old saying was meant to have some truth and in fact, a lot it does. Laughter opens up your body and soul and keeps stress far at bay. It’s not important who you laugh with but Optimism helps: Do not look at life negatively. No matter try engaging in happy thoughts and keep them smiles A World Away coming at most times. what situation you are in, it is only true that you are doing I am now 10 time zones away from Abu Dhabi better than most of them out there. Greed is not helpful. So Make social connections: Volunteer. Join a club. Whatever after two days and almost twenty hours of sitting cherish life with open arms and be optimistic that things you do, do it with people. According to a study by the in an airline seat. Believe me, this is bad on the are good as they are no matter how bad. Like Bill Watterson American Journal of Health Behaviour, community body and mind. The irony is that I am still in a (of Calvin & Hobbes fame) said : One remarkable thing Dear Um Ayman activities are good for your physical and mental health. sandbox, but that of the United States’ desert about life is that it’s not so bad that it can’t get worse. I have an awkward problem. One of my friends is a borrower. Southwest instead of the dunes of the Arabian Practice good dental hygiene: Flossing your teeth every She likes to borrow heels, purses, blouses, and even jewelry. I peninsula. Get enough sleep: For overall maintenance of health, lend her my stuff, as do my other friends, but she borrows from day could add 6.4 years to your life, according to Michael getting enough sleep is very important. Lack of sleep not me more than the others because we have the same shoe size Roizen, MD, author of RealAge. In his book, Roizen lists The sand is red here and there are mountains only affects the immune system but also invites illnesses and she says that she ‘likes my style’ in clothes. These episodes flossing as one of the most important daily activities of borrowing are not all the time, but every couple of months. towering to 4000 meters nearby so the scenery is like flu and cold. Stress increases greatly because of sleep -- along with exercise and quitting smoking -- that could She’s good about returning things, so it is difficult to say no. a bit more vertical than in Abu Dhabi. My current deprivation and makes you drowsy that could lead to extend life span. But the last time I lent her one of my dresses there was a small location lacks the beaches though. I haven’t been many hazardous situations. stain on the back that I’m sure wasn’t there when I gave it to back here in over a year but felt I had never left. It’s Take up a hobby: The joy may help people live healthier her. Now she has told me that she wants to me lend her one funny that when I am in Abu Dhabi, my place in Early to bed, early to rise: If you get up early, it will seem of my favourite gowns for an upcoming wedding and I really and recover better from illness. For one thing, taking part the U. S. seems but a distant and dim memory and easy to sail into the rest of the day. Getting up early gives am afraid that she may ruin it. I don’t mind lending her other in hobbies can burn calories, more so than just being a vice versa, almost like a dream. you a good feeling and that head start you always wish things, but not my gowns. What should I do? I know if I say no potato couch. Since they are relaxing activities, hobbies are for when you get stuck at every corner of the day. Also, that it could hurt our friendship and make me seem petty in usually enjoyable. front of all my friends. Travelling such vast distances makes you realize you would want to sleep accordingly at night to get that how small the world really is and how a couple required amount of sleep, so the old saying ‘early to bed, Exercise for better health: We already know that Trying to be Good of day’s travel can quickly put one in touch with early to rise’ is still a wise one. physical activity has a bounty of benefits, which makes Dear Trying to be Good, family, friends and familiar places. No wonder it so puzzling why so many people just don’t do it. You the physical body protests the sudden change. I Eat breakfast every morning: Breakfast eaters are You are clearly trying too hard to ‘be Good.’ Maybe you should don’t have to go to a gym to get healthy. There are lots of am still in the jet lag fog but hope things will be champions of good health. Research shows people who try being more honest. Have you tried talking to your other exercises you could do at home like breathing well while friends how they feel about her borrowing habit? While it’s cute clearer in a day or two. have a morning meal tend to take in more vitamins and relaxing, walking, climbing stairs, jump ropes, squats, pull to feel so close to someone that you don’t mind wearing their minerals, and less fat and cholesterol. The result is often a ups and push ups. You can also try dancing or go for a things, and God knows that it is good for the environment to One word of advice, do not press the cabin crew leaner body, lower cholesterol count, and less chance of swim but laziness, do avoid. ‘reduce and reuse’ I think you need to draw boundaries that call button from your seat, especially numerous overeating. YOU are comfortable with. Maybe the reason she borrows more times from the coach cabin. A fellow passenger from you than your friends is because you are a pushover. Do Water is the essence of life: Ever since you have been what is comfortable for you. Try telling her ‘I don’t mind lending across the aisle, who did not seem a frequent flyer, did this to summon the flight attendents several aware of things around, has anyone told you ‘don’t drink you my shoes and purses (or whatever) but I find it hard to share my gowns’ and give her your reasons….because they are times to ask dumb questions and to complain. If water, it’s not good for you’? Water is most important for expensive, they need to be well preserved, I prefer people see the looks could kill! maintenance of health and besides discharging unwanted gowns on me first, whatever. elements from the body, it keeps you hydrated and fresh. - Randy Parker Um Ayman Add fish and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet: Fatty fish Randy has been a resident of Abu Dhabi since such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore Ayman’s view August, 2008 and works in the travel industry. tuna, and salmon, are rich in two kinds of omega-3 fatty My friends and I always swap t-shirts and basketball jerseys so He has a blog at: http://expatuae.blogspot.com/ acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic there’s nothing wrong with borrowing or lending. But if I were acid (DHA). Also green leafy vegetables will provide you to say no to my friend about a certain shirt I know that’s not going to jeopardize our friendship. In this case I think Trying omega-3 fatty acids that reduce cholesterol levels and to be Good should tell her friend that she doesn’t want to lend thereby greatly reducing chances of heart problems. her dresses without even explaining why, and if her friend gets upset then let her. True friends don’t get bothered by silly things Make reading a habit: Reading is in a way making View Randy’s blog like that. page on your mobile phone. conversation with self. If you read regularly, your mind will Write to Um Ayman at umayman@abudhabitempo.com sway into a mental exercise pattern that makes you aware Download www.gettag.mobi of what is right and wrong for you. to scan this tag on your mobile. 28 Tempo June 1- 15, 2010 www.abudhabitempo.com 29
  • 14. funpage Sudoku 9 Funny Quotes “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” Albert Einstein “Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.” Oprah Winfrey “Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.” Dan Rather “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car” Sudoku 8 Anonymous Answer “Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.” Joan Konner Reach for the Stars Tempo Bi weekly Horoscope Aries: Fasten your seat belt, your life welcome. Make the most of it. with a parade of interesting admirers is about to get busy! You will be the who will refuse to be ignored. If you’re centre of attention all this month, Virgo: Regardless of what you’ve attached, the parade will be the same, make sure you are ready for it! decided last month, love will find a but you’ll have to give your partner way. So be prepared to be hunted lots of attention. Taurus: Familial obligations have kept down by passion. you busy long enough but it’s just Capricorn: Something is about to getting started, make some time for Libra: Passionate impulses are heading change but this will be one of those yourself otherwise the situation will your way, be prepared to fend for changes that brings you joy, and lots overwhelm you. yourself as admirers will be falling for of it. you from all directions. Not your fault Gemini: Changes will take place this but the stars are all lined up right just Aquarius: You might want to reduce month which will keep you guessing for you. Use your power wisely! the tempo of your words this month. where all things are headed. Keep your Impulsiveness will try and keep this faith and go with the flow. Scorpio: If you’ve been bucking for a from happening but try to not shock raise or promotion, don’t relax just yet. people into silence. Cancer: Career changes are heading It’s definitely in the works, but you’ll your way. Don’t think negatively though, this might be your chance for have to kick it up a notch at work to Pisces: Predictable is one thing you self-employment. get the attention you need. won’t be this month. You will be extravagant and impulsive so keep Leo: You have an opening to travel Sagittarius: Talk about a good time! If that credit card locked up somewhere. far. This break in routine will be most you’re single, he’s about to present you Any weakness will cost you later! www.abudhabitempo.com 31