Life Events Blog Posts

Though the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

 Though the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 incentivizes schools to follow new portion, nutrition, and serving guidelines, not every school in the country participates.  Read More...
by Selective Thoughts on Mar 31, 2016

11 ‘Weaknesses’’ Actually Their Strengths

 If you live long enough, you’ll realize that life boils down to a distinct number of choices. Read More...
by Selective Thoughts on Mar 28, 2016

Forever Together

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by Selective Thoughts on Mar 1, 2016

His

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by Selective Thoughts on Feb 22, 2016

Home Grown Art Exhibit At Texas State University

Father’s Day June of 2015 I went to visit my daughter and son-in-law in San Marcos, Texas.  She had a great plan for my special day.  First a visit to a special exhibit of Rock n Roll concert posters of the 60,s, 70’s and 80’s, th...
by turntabletales.com on Feb 14, 2016

Life Events That Increase The Risk Of Identity Theft And How To Avoid Them

The most significant moments of life are among the ones when there is a greatest […]...

Photoblog: Meet d3 at Dubai Design District

I remember the first time I learned about Dubai Design District. Its name caught my attention in a jiffy and since then, I have been sort of following the status of its construction. Few of my friends’ (in the design field) offices are going to mov...
by The Desert Life on Apr 9, 2015

Seeing Through Light – A Trip Down Saadiyat Island

The first time my eyes laid on that over-lit billboard located along Sheikh Zayed Road, I felt a mix of hatred and delight. For one, I loathe light pollution and two, I got excited with what’s on the ad – a preview to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. We...
by The Desert Life on Mar 16, 2015

Update for the Post about Moby Grape’s debut LP featuring “The Finger” album cover

This is an update to the blog I wrote on Moby Grape‘s debut LP.  I finally obtained a “Mono” copy of the album with Don Stevenson giving the”The Finger” still intact on the cover!  I picked this copy up at a brand new...
by turntabletales.com on Feb 22, 2015

Simbang Gabi 2014 Schedule – UAE

It’s been a while since I last blogged! My schedule was very hectic the past few weeks – year end/birthday parties, coordinating with wedding suppliers, last-minute hoarding Christmas shopping and my two-week holiday at home! This is going to be...
by The Desert Life on Dec 15, 2014

10 Important Events [NaBloPoMo]

Tell us about 10 important personal events from your life from the last 10 years. 2004     My Major motorcycle accident (May 29). Hitting a deer at 70mph on my HD 1200. Shattered my left clavicle, tore my PCL … Continue reading → The ab...
by You Won't Tame this Sassy Cat on Jul 31, 2014

Ramadan Night Market 2014

Few nights back, we passed by Dubai World Trade Centre and saw a billboard of the ongoing Ramadan Night Market. There were quite a number of people coming in and out of the venue and that was 9-ish in the evening already. Our curious minds led us to...
by The Desert Life on Jul 23, 2014

Update to blog from 10/29/2011 Spirit is sueing Led Zeppelin over “Stairway to Heaven”!

When I first wrote about the question of Led Zeppelin ripping off Spirit’s song “Taurus” as the basis for “Stairway to Heaven”, I got a number of very heated comments.  The opinions split right down the middle of pro an...
by turntabletales.com on Jul 13, 2014

Update for the Touch Blog

So I go to my Vinyl Preservation Society of North Texas  meeting last month and my friend Vince is there.  He commented that he had read my blog on the group and eponymously titled album “Touch” and he brought something to show me. ...
by turntabletales.com on Jul 4, 2014

Festival of Lights at Downtown Dubai

I’ve been excited for Downtown Dubai’s Festival of Lights since I first knew about it. Without any second thoughts I know it’s going to be spectacular. Last night, we embarked on a nice experience in Downtown and guess what, it exce...
by The Desert Life on Mar 21, 2014

A Night in Neverland

Finally, the countdown has come to an end. One of the things I was looking forward to this March was here – the opening night of the show, Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story. It follows the story of a young boy who never gets old and his excitin...
by The Desert Life on Mar 7, 2014

Peter Pan Meets the Kids

  Peter Pan and Wendy have been around town spreading joy and love to kids in Dubai. The actors had chosen to make their first appearance in Dubai specially for boys and girls with special needs, visiting, meeting and greeting the students from...
by The Desert Life on Feb 28, 2014

Peter Pan’s Flying to Dubai This March!

When I was a kid, I have this morning ritual of tuning in to the daily cartoons while having my (super early!) lunch. One of those shows that I grew up watching to was The Adventures of Peter Pan, a Japanese animated series that was dubbed in Tagalog...
by The Desert Life on Feb 2, 2014

New Year’s Eve at Downtown Dubai

For four consecutive years, we have been welcoming the new year at Downtown Dubai. Last new year’s eve, despite the record breaking fireworks display at the Palm Jumeirah, we still chose to celebrate in our favorite spot. I’m guessing tha...
by The Desert Life on Jan 4, 2014

My First Broadway Musical!

Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz! I’m gonna rouge my knees and roll my stockings down And all that jazz! Who wouldn’t recognize these lines? The song played instantly in my mind the first time my eyes lai...
by The Desert Life on Jan 3, 2014
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