Monday, June 1, 2009

Hot.. Hotter.. Hottest News

Trees in Safa Park during summer

For those who came to Dubai in November last year and thought they have come to paradise where the beach is a stone throw away, it is sunny day everyday and the wind is soothing and cold, this month they have to re-think again. For UAE is entering its pre-summer season and already the temperature has been 40 - 50 degrees celcius and the daylight is longer. The weatherman reported that this year the temperature rose very early in the season compared to last year. Welcome to the desert as you love it!

I love the dry heat and my iced tea. As long as it is not humid, I am smiling to the sun. In fact last weekend I met up with 2 friends for evening tea and it was around 4.00pm when the temperature was at 44 degrees celcius. I purposely asked them to sit outside the cafe in the heat and I saw my friend's boyfriend raised his eyebrow to my invitation. We sat outside anyway and I enjoyed the conversation whilst the hot air was blowing to my face. But I could see the boyfriend could no longer sit still and not long after that broke his accommodating politeness and asked us to sit inside as he did not want to soak his shirt with sweat.

However I am not the only person who likes this heat. My salute and admiration goes to the construction workers who work through out the day not under a single shade. These guys are really amazing and indeed a special breed. As much as I like to challenge myself to withstand the heat and sun, I think I can only withstand it for 1-2 hours or so, before I get any serious dehydration syndrom or heatstroke. But I never saw any single worker who run and hide under the shade but they continue to come to their sites and work as usual. However

Recently I have been trying to lose weight by swimming and running everyday. However the harder part was to change my diet. Nowadays I only eat vegetables, fruits and fibers. As you probably know, I cannot live without eating rice and because of that I have overdosed on my rice intake due to my passion for Mandi Laham and briyani since I came to Dubai. I hope with the help of the inconvenient temperature it will hinder me from going out to restaurants for heavy meal. But I am also sensing that by restraining myself from my usual food made me longing and aim for the food more. Lets pray that I will not go crazy with this lack of rice in my body.

Last weekend I attended an Extraordinary General Meeting of a group of Malaysians living in UAE for the formation of Malaysian Association in the United Arab Emirates (MY-UAE). MY-UAE is the first formal club for Malaysians in UAE under the patronage of the Malaysian Embassy and it will be the umbrella club for any other Malaysian clubs in the future. All this while the Malaysians expatriates in UAE have been organising activities under an unofficial club called MY-UAE Pro. Legally the setting up of this club in UAE is quite easy here since UAE do not have laws governing societies and clubs. So it was sufficient by just writing officially to the Ministry of Interior informing them of the formation and existence of this club with no political and commercial interest. They have launched their new MY-UAE website which can be the one-stop portal to interact amongst the Malaysians in UAE specifically and worlwide in general. The annual membership fee is fixed for AED50.00 and members will get to be informed and involved in all activities run by MY-UAE.

The Constitution of the MY-UAE club

The line-up for the Executive Committee of MY-UAE chapter 2009 - 2010 are as follows:

President : Affandy Mohamed Shaari
Vice President : Ahmad Imran Zainul Abidin
Secretary : Yusree Yahaya
Treasurer : Nor Afzanizam Bin Abd Manan
Exco members :
Ahmad Firdaus Mansor
Chan Chooi Lai
Clinton Ooi Chin Keat
Hasnoal Idris
Haza Hilmy Mat Zean
Khairul Affendi
Mushil Mustafa
Nik Fakhrulanwar Nik Abdul Rahman
Putri Khadijah Mohsin
Rozana Rahmat

During the EGM in Malaysian Consulate Office.

So if anybody need help from Malaysians community in UAE, the above peoples are contactable through the MY-UAE website. I can also help, no problem.

One of the activities by MY-UAE is the upcoming Tri-Nation Soccer tournament between Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia to be held on 5th June 2009 at Airport 2 Terminal Field. I hope it is not on the airport landing field itself.

Malaysian soccer players and supporters

The ladies will be having Captain's Ball Tournament

I will not be participating in the soccer tournament because I am not fit at all. Maybe I will join next year. Anyway I came to their training day and met up with the players. Good thing is, during the tournament like this, some entreprenueral Malaysians will open their discreet stall selling nasi lemak, mee rebus, kuih, nasi dagang and many more. That where my interest is !

Chef Haris manning his nasi ayam booth. AED12 per box.

It was hot yesterday, it is hot today and it will be hot tomorrow. I got to go for another glass of iced tea..

A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must give it this soul.

Pope John Paul II


Mohsen Amdan said...

Bagus la dah ada My UAE..senang sikit orang Malaysia

cohong gym said...

Kau memang special breed. Sri Lanka mari, tu pasal bole tahan panas.

Kau dah tak de disiplin sekarang ni. macam mana nak jaga kesihatan? tapi aku pun sama dah sekarang, disiplin dah kurang hehehehehe.

Jumper said...

Drink more to eat less. The water is also the refrigerant much needed in our body to stay cool under the blazing sun.

If you have the crave for rice, snack on chocolate. And by the way, just let me know if you need a bag of chocolates.

Keep cool, dude.

Syamsulfaiz said...

Memang bagus. Bila ko nak buat bisnes kat sini? Aku tengok orang India dan Pakistan senang betul set-up bisnes kat sini.

Aku ni disiplin turun naik. Tapi kalau ada geng memang aku semangat sikit. Cuma sekarang ni aku ramai geng makan dari geng bersenam..

thanks for the advice. I must say I look up to you as my fitness guru in Dubai.

cohong gym said...

tak kisah la tu. yang penting ada semangat. disiplin bole dapat balik bila semangat kita kuat. aku sekrang ni pun dah tak pegi gym. tak sempat beb. lagi pun gym dah pindah tempat baru. tempat memang lebih cantik tapi malangnya lebih kecik dari yang lama.

equipment pun dah banyak yang takde. ramai member-member gym aku yang complain termasuk la aku. tapi management buat bodo je. kita bukan nak tengok tempat cantik. yang kita nak ialah tempat workout yang selesa dan equipment yang lengkap.

since kat rumah pun dah ada treadmill, bench and dumbell, so aku training kat rumah je. aku terpaksa mempelbagaikan penggunaan dumbell semaximum yang mungkin pasal benda tu je aku ada. tapi yang penting kita workout.

doremon said...

he he he he cakap pasal treadmill, kat rumah aku pun ada satu, mula2 dulu lari la jugak tapi la ni dah jadi tempat sangkut tuala aku ha ha ha ha. treadmill ke mana aku ke mana. saiz dari XL dan jadi XXL!!!

errr along... italian mcm ko buleh join my-uae ke????

Anak Pendang Sekeluarga said... ambil kesempatan mohon ampun dan maaf pada rakan2 alam maya saya..hari ini adalah hari last saya sebagai budak praktikal,ada jasa nie,,blog nie terhasil smsa prktikal nie la....dan pada ahad saya akan berangkat ke sabah selama 40 hari dengan tujuan untuk baiki iman dan amal saya,akhlak saya dan ibdat saya...mohon di doakan ye....tq

hady said...

salute no 1 : sebab boleh tahan summer di dubai dan still boleh have fun under the blazing sun.. kental tu!

salute no 2 : to be a vegetarian (by only taking rice and vege? wow, thats HUGE man! a very huge step). see, same goes to you, i need to reduce my weight and keep fit as well, and i go for Fitness First (hehehe, sambil tersengih sengih).

cohong gym said...

Mon, daripada kau sangkut baju kat situ, baik kau sangkut diri kau. mana la tau bole burn lemak hahahahah

Anonymous said...

Salam ziarah....
Kalau datang UK, jemputlah ke Lampeter Wales.

-iza & zaidi-


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