Charity Doesn’t Begin at a Marathon Start Line

I often hear about people running a marathon or climbing a mountain to raise money for a good cause. While charity and fitness are both great, I cannot see the connection between the… Continue reading

Why Janes and Jims are Less Prone to Trouble

I find that some people tend to struggle with my foreign sounding name. Usually when I think I’m not going to meet someone again, I give them a fake name. Not because I… Continue reading

The Indian Airport Chronicles – Delhi Edition

Travelling in India is not for the faint-hearted. Yes it’s a beautiful country with lots of wonderful things. However, if you are not Indian you may well be holding a sign that reads… Continue reading

Dubai: The City of… Cities?

Many of the newer regions in Dubai have the word ‘city’ attached to them. Personally I’m not sure if the person naming these places truly understands the definition of the word ‘city’. Or… Continue reading

Public transport could be improved by removing the public

Anybody who uses public transportation on a regular basis knows some spots are more strategic or comfortable than others. For a long journey you will ideally find a spot where you have something… Continue reading

English is the easiest language to speak badly – George Bernhard Shaw

Every time I try to speak to someone in Arabic, there are 3 possible responses: “Can you stick to English?”, “It’s cute that you try so hard”, or uncontrollable laughter. That being said,… Continue reading

The Atkins diet is no piece of cake

I thought the Atkins diet was finally dying out but lately I’ve seen a quite a few restaurants offer to serve burgers wrapped in lettuce rather than a bun. I wish people would… Continue reading

Buffet (noun) – a spread that spreads germs

As much I love the variety that buffets offer, I tend to get a little skeptical about how safe the food is for consumption. I know health inspectors check kitchen sanitation standards and… Continue reading

Why haven’t they put out airplane ‘no smoking’ signs?

Surely I can’t be the first person to have noticed that while cigarettes are unlit, the ‘no smoking’ signs remain lit. There have got to be people at Boeing and Airbus who are… Continue reading

One more love song and I’ll be… not the least bit surprised

Why is that most songs are about romantic love? Some are about happy relationships, some about breakups, some about confessions of eternal love, and others wishing they had treated someone better. I get… Continue reading

Size Matters

Why is it that using big enormous words is considered a sign of better English? Going out of your way to select large words is just a sesquipedalian way of doing things. Odds… Continue reading