Archive for the ‘birthday’ Category


Another Year Older, but Wiser?

March 19, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

We celebrated both our birthdays by eating copious amounts of food and enjoying the company of good friends.

There are no photos of my birthday celebration this week due to the “no photo” policy of the restaurant, but here is shot of DaddyBird’s birthday last month.

crowd of people at a table full of food

It was held at Aroos Damascus restaurant. We didn’t take a head count, so no idea how many were there. Let’s face it, there comes a point where you shouldn’t bother counting. Many, but not all, of our dear friends were there. Fun was had by all and the deserving waiters were well tipped. A success.

My birthday was this week and a smaller more intimate affair was held at the North Korean restaurant, Okryu Gwan. (Previous post about this restaurant here.) Seven of us ordered amazing dishes and shared them all round. The stuffed squid was a big hit with everyone. The spicy kimchee soup was a delight to the Indian tastebuds (and DaddyBird’s), but I know enough to stay clear of that.

The musical floor show did not disappoint. This restaurant is fun, tasty, and I highly recommend it to anyone in/visiting Dubai.

So, we are another year older and I believe a little bit wiser and definitely happier.


Kanga’s Birthday

March 23, 2010

Posted by Kanga
birthday girl and birthday cake
Happy birthday to me! We went to one of my favorite places, Bu Qtair Cafeteria.

party goers
With some of my favorite people.

party goers

fish on a plate
And ate some of my favorite food.

fish on a plate


One More Picture

February 19, 2010

birthday partyI tried to stand far enough back to get everyone in the picture.

[In DaddyBird’s defense, we started out sitting together, but as the group grew, he mingled. We ended up sitting next to each other. As for my birthday, I don’t know what we will do, yet.]


DaddyBird’s Birthday Party

February 17, 2010

Posted by DaddyBird

Last night, to celebrate my birthday, we had a dinner at my favorite restaurant, Aroos Damascus, with a number of our Dubai friends, most of whom we have gotten to know through Twitter. We had a great turnout, including ourselves 30 people showed up over the course of the evening, and it was a really wonderful time. Aroos Damascus serves very delicious Syrian-style Arabic food, and has a large menu, so there’s plenty of choice. The staff there is always very helpful and kind. I like getting people to visit this restaurant with us, but it can be difficult coaxing some to our part of town since the traffic can be very heavy coming this direction in the evenings. So last night, it was a particular thrill to have so many of many favorite people together at one of my favorite places.

Aroos Damascus has a large outdoor seating area which is very popular, and always full in the evenings when the weather is nice. We managed to monopolize several tables for our large group. It was a lovely way to spend a birthday evening!

Here are a few pictures taken by our friends at the party:

Our friend Mahdi took this picture of me, along with (part of) Muhammed Ali, Wajiha and Money:

Micheline had several picture to contribute, capturing much of our group:

Here’s Micheline herself flanked by Muhammed Ali and Ritesh:


Honey did good

March 21, 2009

My Honey did good. He asked me what I wanted for my birthday and it occurred to me that I wanted a speaker dock for my iPod. He went one better and got one with two docks (for my Classic and my Touch) that also has radio, alarm clock, video output and a remote control. Excellent! This also solves the problem of having four iPods in the house and only two charger plugs. He can have the plugs now, because mine are nestled in their docks.