Dubai - Day 9

Trip Start Jun 02, 2005
Trip End Jul 05, 2005

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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Today is bbq day. Mark gets to use his bbq for the 2nd time in his stay, so he's quite excited about it all. Most of the morning is spent preparing the food and marinades. After that is all done, we head into town to get haircuts!

The haircut joint we went to was recommended by Ponjit. The barber appeared to be of Indian descent, and he was only charging $3 AUD. As I'm sitting there getting my hair cut, I realise I should have waited till I got to Rome for an Italian haircut. That would have been something to experience, and possibly 10x the cost though. I wasn't completely happy with the haircut, and as it is, I'll probably never come back. haha - ok, bad joke.

We have lunch somewhere, I forget. Next, we meet up with Henny, who is the only person we know that can buy alcohol for us. A bit of confusion occurred and after both Henny and Mark were adament they were outside the bottle shop, they realised they were in different shopping centres. 20mins later, we meet up and buy our drinks. We scored a free baileys too because Henny somehow reached a spending limit and won a prize :D

Now we're running late to pick up Ponjit from work at 5.30pm. Rafi is already waiting outside Mark's apartment, so we decide to drop me off at home... but we've lost our only house key. A 30min phone call to strata management leads nowhere and no key. We decide to head back to the shopping centre and back track. Liquer store - no luck. At Starbucks (which is better than the China ones), the people that were sitting where we were earlier, kindly sat up to let us search for the keys, but also, helped us search. They were looking at places we never thought our keys would be... like their jackets. haha. As usual, the keys are found just as we're about to give up hope - in the carpark.

We eventually pick up Ponjit at 8pm, after getting lost... er.. a few times trying to find his work. Dinner started at 10pm and though we kind of smoked out the whole balcony cooking (photo 1), the meals were delicious... er... except for the Chicken Tikka which was a bit dry.. but edible :) Thanks to Mark for cooking :D

I think we ended up watching Totoro (the anime) after everyone left (as they had to start work early tommorrow). I must say, I really love Miyazaki's movies (eg. Mononoke,Spirited Away), but this one is totally boring. Mark seemed to think it was ok... hmm.........

Bed time and I enjoyed my last weekend in Dubai. I leave for Europe on Friday evening.
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