Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Let it snows!

Christmas is just around the corner...so I promise to be good otherwise i will miss my ipod..for yet another year!

Recently back home (Singapore)..I got a chance to take a look at the christmas lightings. Nothing to scream about...after so many years..the idea is running stale. Hope they come up with something meaningful other than enticing u to shop! shop! shop! Anyway, this is a pretty good effort (see 2nd photo). A christmas tree decked with crystals. Here's the facts:
Took 12,966 man hours to complete
Weighs over 3,215 kg
Decorated with 496 number of light bulbs
With 3762 crystal beads
Encrusted with 21,798 diamonds
Totalling 913 carats
worth S$1,550,000

In Dubai, celebrating a white christmas is a reality now. Thanks to the "ski resort" located inside the Emirates Mall (see 1st photo)....most people like us can at least gaze thru the glass enclosure and hum a nice carol. Two sisters who visited not too long ago...love the idea! While you are there...check out the St. Molitz cafe...enjoy a cup of piping hot aromatic coffee while u laugh your head off watching those idiots falling down the so called "snowy" cliff...or u can imagine yourself right at the top of the Alps. Just a note...don't try the restaurant next door...Sezzam. Noble fusion concept....horrible food!

If there's ever a Santa Claus Academy in Dubai....those local guys need to work hard on their huge butt (most of them have sweet tooth i guess....really huge butt!) otherwise i don't think they will clear the normal chimney test...




Blogger nzm said...

Wow - that Xmas tree is amazing!

Seasons Greetings to you also, Black Feline!

2:15 PM

Blogger junebee said...

I moved to Florida to avoid snow. I grew up in a state with snow and I did not like it. I would never go to one of those fake snowlands!

We'll have a warm and sunny Christmas. That's the way it should be!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope you get my card soon. I mailed it one week ago.

6:06 AM

Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

BF: a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!


2:32 PM

Blogger DG said...

Merry Christmas. Hope all your days are filled with happiness just like today :-)

9:00 AM

Blogger Dr@ma Div@ said...

lurve white christmas....

7:26 AM

Blogger Ali said...

Hi there,
we, Ali & Musaed, just started a podcast about our daily lives in Kuwait and we would like you to come and listen to it at
and then let us know what you think at

3:40 PM

Blogger San Nakji said...

Geez, is there anything that Dubai doesn't have? I am amazed!

All the best to you for New Year. How is the celebration over there?


2:57 PM

Blogger black feline said...

nzm...have a great year ahead!
junebee..thanks for the card...we are alike in some way...i really dread cold weather...im a sun person too...have a great year!
halfmanhalfbeer...hasppy new year to u and more mouth watering recipes..lol
dg...have a fantastic new year and may all your dreams come true...
drama....have a great new year ahead and i am expecting no less more drama from u..lol
ali...welcome...will certainly check out yr blog...have a great year!

Nakji...u r right...every single day is a surprise in this part of the world...this year im spending my new year back home with family and friends..will be back in Dubai in 2 weeks time...may all your wildest dreams come true this coming year!lol

4:35 AM

Blogger Cergie said...

Actually, I don't like Christmas very much
In the past it was really a religious event For my father for instance Christmas was just the office at midnight then drink a hot chocolate
The day after a lunch with all the familly: turkey because we were plenty
No gifts for the children after they were 14 years old !

Now for the most people, Christmas is just the gift feast

9:57 AM

Blogger black feline said...

hi cergie,

Welcome back and Happy New Year to u!

3:22 PM

Anonymous tainted female said...

Happy New Year BF..

10:24 PM

Blogger Balushi said...

Its so fanny! women partying for end of year, and when you ask them their age, they start crying!

nah well.. Happy New Year.

3:59 PM

Blogger Ashley said...

I have been to India twice in the past two years - both times in December. I now know that while I was flying to that side of our flat world, I should have stopped by the UAE to see Dubai for some holiday cheer!

Perhaps one day, someone will build a 'ski resort' in a Texas shopping mall (and other hot parts of the earth!). Otherwise, I will eventually need to make a trek up to the mountains of New Mexico or Colorado to see some geniune snow (I have lived in the US most of my life and haven't been skiing yet!)

Happy New Year!!!

9:03 PM

Blogger 3lo G said...

seasons greetings and a happy new year

3:26 AM

Blogger Rethabile said...

Hello. I'm a bess regular and caught your address there. this is just to wish you a happy 2007...


3:23 PM

Blogger Stephen Bess said...

I hope that all is well. Happy New Year!

7:49 PM


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