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Index [May. 14th, 2011|05:03 pm]
susan smitten
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I just put down a deposit to move into Index, my favorite building in Dubai. I get the keys in twelve days. I'm so excited I could pee.

(See the building at the right hand edge of the picture? That's Twenty-First, aka Twenty Worst. It was my first home in Dubai. It is not my favorite building in Dubai, but it is a location from which I can take the free bus to work. Hooray!)



I will be on the 32nd floor, facing Sheikh Zayed road and the Gulf. The view is kind of amazing.
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[User Picture]From: abetterday
2011-05-14 01:15 pm (UTC)
OH WOW. I'm absolutely envious. All I've got is a crummy apartment above a pizza place. >_
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 01:18 pm (UTC)
I have been going crazy in the place I've lived in the last seven years. Time for a BIG change. :-)
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[User Picture]From: ttmooney
2011-05-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Makes my basement flat seem very dark and crappy.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 01:37 pm (UTC)
You moved? Why?
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2011-05-14 01:47 pm (UTC)
Yay!! That's great news. What an awesome view indeed!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 01:52 pm (UTC)
Come enjoy it in person!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2011-05-14 01:58 pm (UTC)
I take it you convinced your landlords to let you out of your current lease. Yay! Which way does the apartment face?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 02:01 pm (UTC)
It faces DIFC! Which is what I wanted! I expect you to visit often and bring your tripod. Yay, indeed!
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[User Picture]From: polarisdib
2011-05-14 06:41 pm (UTC)
One word: Block!

...hmmm. Wwwwwaaaaiiiittt...?

Aha! Another word: Party!

--PolarisDiB
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 06:45 pm (UTC)
Another one: Puppy.

One more: Pile!
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[User Picture]From: restoman
2011-05-14 07:33 pm (UTC)
Very nice!
It looks quite luxurious!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 11:26 pm (UTC)
I am terribly excited. =D
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[User Picture]From: beeooll
2011-05-14 09:47 pm (UTC)
That's seriously cool. Congratulations. I can't wait to see pics of the view.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-14 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And trust me, you will.
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[User Picture]From: angiereedgarner
2011-05-15 02:41 am (UTC)
Yay! So happy for you!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-15 06:48 am (UTC)
I'm going to paint the walls all kinds of shocking colors. =D
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[User Picture]From: lctrc_gtr_dde
2011-05-15 04:54 am (UTC)
So Very Awesome! Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-15 06:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! Long time, no see. <3
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2011-05-15 11:15 am (UTC)
oooh, *nice*! wish i could come see it!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-15 12:58 pm (UTC)
Some New Year's Eve? Maybe next year?
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[User Picture]From: nativeinformant
2011-05-16 03:08 pm (UTC)
well I guess I'll be visiting Dubai often this summer :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2011-05-18 03:05 am (UTC)
ASHLEY!!!!!@$!%&

I enjoyed reading the mixed impressions at this forum - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=111955 - last year when I was falling in love with the building, and recently, when I've been impatient for the chance to move in. Some people love it, some hate it, and just a few have opinions somewhere in the middle. When it sprung up here, I thought, how did THAT get in? It's not Dubai at all!

I don't even have the keys, and I know how I'm going to decorate. Have a few days' work and a mini-holiday coming up before I can go crazy on the walls and pick up the weird furniture I envision for the place. Stay tuned. :-)
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