Sri Lanka – Colombo


Morning boys & girls Inshallah you are all hale & hearty, and thriving. MB is taking yet another visa trip back to UAE later today, as you gotta stay legal out these parts or they run you out of town real quick.

Sri Lanka – Time for tea


Morning lads A week of toil under the hot sun of Saudi Arabia is behind MB and he has arrived in Dubai for the weekend. Al hamd’allah. Hope all well your end.

Motherless


Morning lads Major panic last night. Laptop conked out when battery died. MB tried to recharge, but over period of few hours battery just wouldn’t take charge, and normally obedient laptop downright refused to turn on. What to do at time like that?!

Quick Wits & Dimwits


Greetings to all HX Dimwits Greetings from the Middle East lads where it’s hot and steamy. Hot as in hell. And steamy as in humid. With a capital ‘H’. MB was in Dubai few days back and couldn’t see diddly squat when he went outside as his glasses kept fogging up. With steamy humidity, not fog. MB would trip over some kerbs or cats…

The Recipe


Greetings lads It’s only a few short days away from MB’s┬ádeparture back to the homeland, to kith and kin. MB will take break from the blogging for few weeks ’till he gets back from the Emerald Isle. But as will be burning out the camera with pics, will post up some good ones for all Crosser followers to drool over. Yes lads, drooling will…

Conversations


Salam from Riyadh It’s a balmy Saudi evening outside the hotel entrance door as MB writes his blog. Meanwhile, inside the lobby, MB is listening to the loudest painters making the loudest noises since Michael Angelo (another legendary Michael) dropped his bucket from the ceiling scaffold onto the marble floor miles below all those years ago. The artists in front of me are presently…

Marhaba


Salam lads May you all have some salam/peace in your lives. Its a good thing to have for sure. Mentioned last week that we had some heavy rains out these parts in recent weeks. MB also mention the tornado that ┬áhe recently got caught up in (& survived) and the earthquake that shook the UAE that had its epicenter in Iran. We certainly don’t…