Sunday, June 17, 2007

Counting Crows, June 12, 2007

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows with Smita at their studio in NYC June 12, 2007 (Looking Glass Studio; corner of Bleaker and Broadway)

Adam Duritz is the lead singer and founding member of the rock band Counting Crows. Duritz has dated actresses Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, who appeared in the music video "Long December", Mary Louise Parker, Monica Potter (the Mrs Potter in "Mrs Potter's Lullaby" from This Desert Life) and Winona Ryder.


Dubai Inaugural, May 31, 2007

Dubai: We are family....

"We are family. I've got all my sisters with me."

International family reunion in Dubai at Soukh Jumeriah. So good to hang out, cook, go out together like old times. Mom found some rocking toothpicks for her collection and dad enjoyed his scotch on the rocks. We sisters chose mojitos and martinins as usual. Ajay (not in pic) ordered an unusually fruity mai thai like fruit rum punch.
REVIEW OF SOUKH MEDINAT JUMEIRAH: Trader Vic is in the Souk Jumeirah, a newly built shopping mall/hotel/resort in Arabian Style with a Venetian twist, as there are canals and small gondola-style boats to get you around. Especially in the evening, the terrace at the waterfront is a romantic place, with the "old style" Arabian Souk in the background and the gondolas going by. Of course, you don't have the hustle and bustle of a true Arabian souk, but I guess that a lot of people don't mind that at all. It is a Disneyland style combination of Arabian ehtnic, Venice and expat-wives, however without the kids :-) Inside, there's eating and dancing and that is a lot of fun.

This is the tallest operating hotel building in the world (not counting mixed-use buildings like Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai or the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea). "Burj" is Arabic for "Tower". The building's external lighting schemes, from white light to a multicolored one, change from one to another every 30 minutes expressing the evening's progress. The building's design is influenced by the profile of an Arabian sailing ship. The Al Muntaha restaurant is located 200 metres above the Persian Gulf, offering great views of Dubai. It is accessed by a panoramic elevator. The atrium is 180 metres high, one of the tallest in the world.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Goodbye my lover; Goodbye my friend

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?'
Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.
Goodbye my lover.Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
I am a dreamer but when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the mother of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.You have been the one for me.
And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bear my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.You have been the one for me.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.

My Review of Sandy Reef Sandals

Love my Reefs

By ski from Atlanta, GA on 6/15/2007

5out of 5

Comfort: Supple, Breathes Well, Broken in

Pros: Cute, Comfortable

Best Uses: Hiking, Beach, Travel, Barbecues

Describe Yourself: Trendy, Stylish, Casual

I waited too long to get them this season. Finally ordered them online -- it was perfect. They got here in 5 days. Reef "Sandy's" are my favourite -- my previous pair lasted me almost 3 years and I just loved them.