Thursday, May 13, 2010

TBTB

I've just stopped by to say I'm back and it's taken me a day to get the cold from the UK out of my bones.

Ten or so degrees celcius with a cold wind making it feel much less than that.

"You should have been here last week, it was lovely and warm", I was told several times. It didn't help.

I'll be too busy to blog for a few days, we have a visitor arriving this afternoon so I'm doing the tour guide bit until about Monday.

15 comments:

Susan said...

Why do people ALWAYS say that when you go to the UK?

Welcome home!

briguyx said...

Just want to say that since I visited Dubai, you're the best blogger I've found on the subject. It might be good though if you wrote something nice about the place once in a while. I know it's your blog and your choice, but there's gotta be something interesting you see that doesn't rip on the place once in a while. Perhaps it'll happen while you play tour guide!

Anonymous said...

Thank you briguyx!

I think Bruno made the same good point in the previous post to be only vilified!

Maybe seabee will now put her ego aside, wallow a little bit less in the praises and admiration of some of her pathetic readers and start paying more attention to constructive criticism.

Susan said...

Has Seabee had a sex change? Was that what you went to the UK for?

PS Don't change a thing!

Anonymous said...

Seabea,

Been waiting for you to get back.
I know this looks wierd but I dont want to spill the whole story here.Its about some research.

Would you please get in touch at ilauxcerf@gmail.com ?

Thanks

Seabee said...

Conspiracy theory - briguyx is Bruno...and so is anon@11.35.

Susan (I wonder if you're one of my 'pathetic readers anon refers to?) no, I'm still a he.

I was about to write (another) positive post....but the anons and trolls will think it's because of their clever comments, so I'm giving it a bit of a rethink.

Seabee said...

anon@3.06, send me an e-mail.

Anonymous said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/16/dubai-sex-tourism-prostitution

Yet another dubai bashing story.....

Anonymous said...

I wonder when the Dubai bashing stories will stop;when Dubai recovers from the recession??

Anonymous said...

i seriously thought Seabee was a woman until this point....

Seabee said...

Anons, I don't see that as a Dubai bashing story, but it is very sloppy 'journalism'.

The basis is correct and is something I've complained about many times here, the double standards and hypocrisy.

But the bulk of it is absolute rubbish, untrue, with appalling racial stereotyping.

It's based on rumour, dinner party gossip and bragging from the author's friends rather than the facts.

As I've said before about such articles, the basis is something that needs to be exposed and discussed, but by burying it in huge amounts of obvious exaggerations, untruths and rumours it loses all credibility.

Have a look at Alexander's review of it on his Fake Plastic Souks blog.

Susan said...

Totally pathetic lol :-)

Anonymous said...

Seabea,

This is anon at 3:06. My sincere apologies.I checked my e-mail and figured - missed the 'e'

ileauxcerf@gmail.com

Apologies again!

Seabee said...

Anon@10.28, you can e-mail me.

Anonymous said...

This is anon at 10.28.I dropped you an e-mail.

Please confirm