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Assorted Signage of Dubai [Apr. 25th, 2006|05:20 pm]
susan smitten
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I just came back from 24 hours in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Last time I went there was more than a year ago. It's a lot more colorful and cheerful than I remembered it! Brought home sweets and canceled stamps and cheep DVD's. Tired now.

I forgot to take the camera with me. Again. These are Dubai pictures.






New! Mattafee. BIG & SPICY. Dangerous & Delicious.

Okay, what does "mattafee" mean? Why does it have that vicious looking combat-style helmet with teeth? What makes it so dangerous? I mean, aside from the obvious high sodium content and trans fats...

Profit share is announced tomorrow. Rumor is a bonus of 5 weeks salary. Fingers crossed.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2006-04-25 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you made it safely away from that sandwich. Now you can lay by total lubricants?

They're not even engrish and they're amazingly funny.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-29 04:33 pm (UTC)
You'd love dubaiwalla's random signs! He's really got an eye for these things, or maybe he's just really lucky.
For starters:
http://dubaiwalla.livejournal.com/24213.html
http://dubaiwalla.livejournal.com/41903.html
http://dubaiwalla.livejournal.com/40223.html

Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2006-05-01 04:08 am (UTC)
It's pretty limited what I can see of their journal. None of those are public, but there were a few. I liked the mp3 grease.
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[User Picture]From: amandasan
2006-04-25 10:49 pm (UTC)
i'm about 99% sure you've probably already seen this story, but of course i thought of you when i read it...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_bi_ge/emirates_airline_takes_off

i hope the profit share is good news :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-26 01:18 pm (UTC)
I hadn't read that! Thanks!

"As Emirates' order of 60 long-range Boeing 777s starts arriving, West Coast and Midwest terminals might soon see the carrier's trademark Arabic calligraphy tail logo."
The tail logo is a flag! Whatever!

"Now, analysts say Emirates is gearing up to capture traffic from European carriers like Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa, as well as Asian operations like Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific."
At the moment, we fly to the U.K. 91 times per week, and to Germany 49 times per week. I don't know how many times we fly from Dubai to Singapore every day (it's a few), but we also connect Singapore to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Australia (Melbourne and Brisbane), and New Zealand (North and South Islands, via Australia). Are we "gearing up" to capture traffic from BA, LH, and SQ? I think we're already doing it!
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[User Picture]From: doc_cathode
2006-04-26 02:32 am (UTC)
So mattafee is not a word in the local tongue?

They really should have gotten a better drawing of a fireman's helmet. I don't think KFC wanted to send the message 'Our new sandwich is dangerous and shall, armored for combat, invade Dubai amidst a rain of fire.'.
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[User Picture]From: ridemycamel
2006-04-26 11:07 am (UTC)
Matafee is used here in the context of "someone/thing who puts out a fire"..it comes from the word "tafee" which means "put out fire", so matafee is "that which puts out fire".

Not as exciting as you hoped it would be eh? hehe.
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From: theblackscorpio
2006-06-13 09:06 am (UTC)

Random user drive-by love

Hahahaha, I will link to my journal, this is too funny :D
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