Posts Tagged ‘signs’


Walk Through Meena Bazaar

January 24, 2014

Posted by Kanga

Blue Water Sweets shop next to Sweety Sweets shop

After a lovely dinner at Special Ostadi, we took a walk through the neighborhood and Meena Bazaar. This afforded an opportunity to take some sign photos.

Blue Water Sweets shop sign

Blue Water Sweets is right next door to Sweety Sweets.

Sweety Sweets shop sign

I’m glad they spelled sweety correctly. It could have just as easily been “sweaty.”

Choice Corner General Trading shop sign

Choice Corner General Trading – it’s good to have a choice corner.

Spider Star Electronics

Spider Star Electronics – sometimes I think they just pull words out of a hat.

Al Meher Recording shop sign

As we approached Al Meher Recording, we were surprised to hear:

Here are some of their hard to find titles:

album covers Burl Ives, The Ventures, Olivia Newton John, James Brown, Freddie Fender, Roger Whittaker, Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, Connie Francis, Donnie Osmond

I’ve probably posted this one before, but it is a gem.

Sew and Reap Outfitters shop sign

Tasty Village Restaurant.

Tasty Village restaurant sign

The new souk (market) building has a Loading Unloading Area.

bilingual sign for Loading Unloading Area

It was a pleasant walk. We enjoy the cool winter evenings when we can walk without sweating and being miserable. (It reached a low of 59F.) Of course, “cool” and “winter” are relative terms. We walked around with no coats.


Random Dubai Sights

November 1, 2013

Posted by Kanga. Please don’t reblog.

storefront of Magnetic Technologies

What is magnetic water? It looks like fun.

picture of baby swimming "I love magnetic water...try it."

Halloween decorations at the cinema

It’s amazing to see the amount of Halloween decoration this year.

a female mannequin dressed as a witch and a male mannequin dressed as a devil with a coffin

Ah, Halloween. The holiday when tacky is perfectly acceptable.

bilingual sign explaining how to put on a bra

The Marks and Spencer fitting room had this helpful sign.

close up of the sign

Make sure to put your arms in the traps and adjust accordingly.

huge cement support column in a food court

When you build a massive building – shopping mall with floors of apartments above it – you end up with huge view obscuring support columns in your food court.

food court restaurant sign

Extreme Shawarma – Is this where the Avengers eat?

blue ankle boots

Those are SOME blue suede shoes.

brown sweater with a cream colored squirrel on it


Tweety bird underpants

There was a whole rack of cartoon themed underwear all sporting tags claiming to be official Warner Bro products.

tag on underpants

That’s the feature you want in children’s underwear – potential for bursting into flame.

women's clothing store called Cartoon Fashion

The name Cartoon Fashion doesn’t exactly inspire visions of large women’s clothing. I didn’t see any cartoons in there.



October 2, 2013

Posted by Kanga.

billboard showing random iconic sites

Sheikh Zayed Road is now lined with a series of huge billboards. I found this one astonishing due to its mashup of iconic images. Dubai — Egyptian pyramids — Grecian/Roman columns — Petra Treasury. It’s apparently an advertisement for Priceless Arabia, whatever that is.


Say it with a Smile

November 16, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

billboard advertising Taza restaurant, enjoy life, eat natural

This Taza Restaurant billboard is just across the street from our apartment.

closer view of billboard

This guy caught our eye.

close up of man pictured on the billboard in Middle Eastern clothing and turbin, grinning big as he eats food

He looks a bit like Fred Armisen in a Saturday Night Live skit. He’s really enjoying that bowl of rice.


Shopping for the Easily Amused

September 17, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

grocery aisle sign "cheeps nuts popcorn"

Here in the cheeps aisle, they are not talking about marshmallow cheeps. Surprisingly, they didn’t call them “crisps.” It’s a French store chain, so it would probably be treason to use the British “crisps.”

grocery shelves containing Thums Up brand soda

We are surprised and pleased to see Thums Up soda on the Carrefour shelves. (Apologies for the blurry picture, but I am trying to take pictures on the sly.)

water bottles taped to soda cans

It is always interesting to see what two products are taped together to form a special deal. Here two bottles of water are taped to a six pack of soda pop. In the freezer section, there was a small tub of mango ice cream taped to a huge tub of vanilla ice cream.

grocery shelves containing pet treats

The variety of pet treats is interesting. Hamsters, exotic birds, canaries, parrots, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rabbits, and cockatiels. No cheetah chews or tiger bites though. I was tempted to get rabbit treats to see if Oliver, our vegetable eating cat, would like them. Bert is the one we have trouble finding treats for.

can of reptile food labeled "mixed carnivore"

And for your reptiles – mixed carnivore. Does this mean bits of carnivorous animals? Tiger bites? Chewy cheetahs?

groceries in separate bags

I remember the good old days when the bagger used to put more than one item in each bag. I need to be more disciplined about taking canvas bags, but that always throws the bagger into confusion. What to do?!?!?! It doesn’t keep them from putting one item in each bag, however. (Yes, that is Oliver sniffing around the bags. He’s trying to find the curry leaves, one of the many things he loves to eat.)


Shopping for Pinkos

July 20, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

mall store named Pinko

If you are old enough to remember the Cold War, this store name probably has more meaning than they intended.

Uranus travel and tours business sign

When you run out of vacation spots on Earth, there’s always Uranus.


Singapore: Day 10

July 3, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

tourist site seeing bus

We opted for an uncharacteristically touristy activity – riding the site seeing bus. Let’s face it, we’re getting old and walking everywhere in humid heat is a bit exhausting. This way, we got to sit in air conditioning, see the sights, and learn some details from the canned tour commentary that we wouldn’t have known otherwise.

colorfully painted two story buildings

We started on the Heritage route which took us through Little India, Chinatown, and other older parts of the city.

colorfully painted high rise apartment buildings

There is a lot of high density housing here. At least they try to make it attractive.

food stalls selling various foods

We hopped off at Suntec City Mall for lunch.

a large omelette and plate of rice, duck and pork

DaddyBird had the “white carrot cake” which is a big, spicy omelette with white radish and shrimp in it. I had char siew and roast duck.

cup of bright green juice

In the absence of lime juice, I tried the delicious celery juice.

bright yellow boat

Our ticket also included rides on water taxis, so we took another ride on the river on one of these.

three story shopping mall

We got off at the Marina Bay Sands complex. The complex includes hotel, shopping mall, conference center, casino, and probably more.

indoor canal with gondola boats

There is even a canal with boat rides.

lily pond water feature in front of the museum building

We were headed to the Art and Science Museum for the Harry Potter Exhibition. No photography was allowed, so you will have to imagine what we saw. I stood three feet from Snape’s costume, unfortunately Alan Rickman was not in it. It was a well designed exhibit, although it was aimed at a younger demographic than DaddyBird and I. The Sorting Hat sorted us – I am Ravenclaw and DaddyBird is Griffyndor.

potato skins appetizer with cheese, bacon bits, and dip

By the time we finished the sun was down and we were exhausted from a long day of tourism, so it was off to Brewerkz again for dinner. Above is potato skins appetizer with cheese, bacon bits and dip.

burger and onion rings

DaddyBird opted for the Cowboy Burger – bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce. I had the Bangers and Mash. I am certain that the sausages were good, but they were overshadowed by the cheesy mash potatoes and sauerkraut. I very nearly asked for additional sauerkraut. Yummy!

mash potatoes, two sausages, sauerkraut

Below is the sign that is posted in the area where the brewery vats are visible. We found it amusing.

warning sign showing one figure aiming a gun at another figure running away

I think they mean business.