Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ARTIFACT screening, Dubai, 25.09.2015

Oh well, one out of two isn't bad...is it?

My Dubai Meet and Greet pictures with Thirty Seconds To Mars arrived and, while the one with the band is eww (it means that I look eww, the guys look great; they always do), I'm pleased with the one from the ARTIFACT screening, pleased enough to post it:

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thirty Seconds To Mars, Dubai, September 25 2015

I am going to miss all this so much.


Do you know what is the great thing about Meet&Greets with Thirty Seconds to Mars? Apart from the obvious living and breathing and until recently green-haired reason? He says these things that often are total cliches but he says them in a way that makes you swear that you will be a better person the moment you walk out that door; as if he says " You can do it, I have my trust in you" and you don't want to let that trust down because it would be like kicking a puppy. I don't know, it could be just me. With someone like Jared you see and hear what you want to see and hear. Judging by the way other Meet&Greet-ers behave after the meetings with the band not all of them seem to be inspired the way I am. Which is in a way inspiring too - to be constantly reminded of how different people are. Because you can't spot the similarities and build on that without realizing the differences first so you could ignore them.

So far I have seen the band in Germany, Italy, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, France and now Dubai, and have spoken to people from all over the globe. And we're all different and yet the same. And that is truly inspiring.

#MarsIsComing ...hopefully soon.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy face

What is it about aquariums that makes me so incredibly happy?

I had a fantastic time at the Dubai aquarium yesterday and it shows:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Easy does it

So far, so good which means it's all good and I'm good with that. What more could I want anyway?

Before every trip I am a blank page longing to be written on - every time it feels like a fresh start. Godspeed! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


This is what I've been looking at every day at work for the past few months. I can't imagine how I would've survived without it. Hope is a powerful tool.

Insatiable :)

Now I only have to find time to read them. Early retirement doesn't seem like a bad idea ;)

Monday, September 21, 2015


It starts and ends this week. It's a scary thought, even terrifying.

My current wish list is pretty empty. I only want to come back safe - physically and, hopefully, mentally. Anything outside this list will be welcomed as a gift.

OK, that was my drama-queen moment. Now I'm done. I fully realize how lucky I am and I'm grateful. Thank you.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Just in time :)

Finally, finally I thought of a decent and, fingers crossed!, original Meet and Greet question that, if chosen, I will ask the band :)

And now I practice it a dozen of times a day so that I wouldn't stutter or get tongue-tied if when the opportunity arises :)

But, hey, come what may - if I have fun and I enjoy myself it will be mission accomplished through and through. And I will, I know.


Who says that Facebook is good for nothing? There's plenty of daily inspiration there, like this quote that one of my friends has posted:

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Again? Seriously?!

Yeah, by all means, make plans and watch them go down for someone else's amusement :(

I just received an email from Adventures In Wonderland about the Artifact screening in Dubai being postponed from September 24 to September 25, which is the day of the concert!

Clearly I can't do both and the screening will have to go.

Guys, guys, what the hell?! This screening was scheduled for months ahead! What on earth can be so important as to demand a reschedule!?

Of course, being who I am I immediately found upsides to the new situation. I will some money back and, which is (as far as I'm concerned) even more important, I will get a good amount of sleep on the night before the show. And, since September 24 will be entirely at my disposal, I will see more of city. So it's not all that bad. Last but not least - the only thing I can do here is to accept and adjust. 

Still I'm pissed. Pissed for a good reason. You just don't do such things, OK?

The funny thing is that I was expecting something like that to happen so when it actually happened I wasn't all that dramatically surprised.   

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Getting closer

I just realized that some of the tofu I'll buy today will still be in the fridge after I return from Dubai. Yeap, it's THAT close. Whoha!

Raya smiling

She was kind enough to strike a pose for me today :)