It is that time of the year that I start whining about how hot and humid the weather is here in the Dubai, UAE. Instead am going to leave the temperature and leave it at that. How is it for personal growth?
Okay, it is not much. But it is only because I have something else to share about the country that I call my home, at least for now.
The nation’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passed away on Friday 13 May 2022 at the age of 73. He was the 2nd President of this nation of the UAE, and the ruler of Abu Dhabi. And he was absolutely beloved by locals and expats alike. The nation is officially mourning for 40 days and the work suspended for 3 days till tomorrow, Monday.
On Saturday, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan the-then Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and brother of the late Sheikh Khalifa became the ruler of Abu Dhabi de facto and then was elected by the Supreme Council as the new President of the nation. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it?
So that is what is happening in this side of the world. What are the national and local events that you wanna share with us today?
What I read this week
I have been reading rather slowly this week. But I did finish reading Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert, technically very late this morning. And I am too groggy to say coherently how much I enjoyed it. Maybe I will put up a review – soon!
Last week I also had the chance to read As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, a century old self help book. It is freely available to read online.
What I watched this week
I had a blast watching the latest Marvel movie Dr Strange: Madness of Multiverse in IMAX last week and I loved it, a very biased opinion here I confess.
I also watched Fairfax on Prime, which I surprisingly enjoyed. Don’t ask me why I was surprised though.
Oh, last night we finished binging on the latest Netflix series released, Lincoln Lawyer. It was okay, not good nor gripping and better suited for one of those mindless consumption period.
On my blog
Can I tempt you with an offer to come back to blog?
I am hoping to do that! Fingers crossed, everyone.
I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.
Let us chat
What is happening in your part of the world – local and national? What are you reading now and what did I miss during my vanishing act? Let’s talk.