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Where we buy our toiletries [Jul. 4th, 2006|05:28 am]
susan smitten
doc_cathode wanted to see where we buy our toiletries and food. The truth is, I buy most of our toiletries in England, Thailand, Singapore, and New York. But when we buy toiletries in Dubai, we buy them at Carrefour. Are you familiar with this French hypermart? It's like Wal-Mart but all the products are different.

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[User Picture]From: bonjovigrrrl
2006-07-09 06:11 pm (UTC)
The short version is that I was the student activities coordinator at Zayed University, but was only there for 8 months - February - October 2001. If I'm being honest, I'll say that I left because I was afraid after the September 11th attacks in NYC and had never been away from home like that. I still have issues with the whole situation and had bigger ones before a lot of time and a little group therapy. I regretted leaving a month after I left, but hindsight is always 20/20 eh? Live and learn.
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[User Picture]From: octal
2006-07-11 05:11 pm (UTC)
Were there more americans in UAE before 9-11?
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[User Picture]From: bonjovigrrrl
2006-07-11 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm honestly not sure. Most people did NOT leave that I worked with, so I am not a good barometer for this particular thing. I made a hasty judgement and should have taken more like 2 months than 2 weeks, but we had to decide quickly since the school was willing to let us out of our contracts. I would say that there are likely MORE Americans in the UAE now than before. I mean, for me, it's all blown over though that's not a very intelligent response to give. But I just don't think about it every day unless I watch the news.
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