All posts tagged: dubai

ONE MUST NOT REVEAL HIS SECRET SKILLS: Expo Stand Design – Oasis

One doesn’t just simply let his/her employer know all his/her skills and capabilities. One has to have his secret weapon to be able to outplay the competition. Specially when you are a multi-talented graphic designer (ehem!). It is actually normal for some graphic designer to possess multiple design skills apart from their specialization and sometimes they excel more with their extra curricular activities like fine arts, photography, fashion, interior design, product, packaging, animation, web, 3d, architecture, audio and a lot more to mention. They can be just anything they want because they are freaking shapeshifting artist. So why you should not tell them all that you can do? Because they will abuse you and use you up the the last drop of your blood for the same amount of salary you are getting instead of outsourcing it from external agency. I’ve seen a job description from some job sourcing website here in Dubai for a graphic designer wanting them to be good in 3D, Autocad, Adobe suites, web design, php, css, xhtml, will do brochure, …

SHORT/SWIM/SHORTS

Thursday morning, while I’m in between jobs for weeks now (in a good way) for the first time after long months of extreme summer here in Dubai I finally made it to my favorite Mamzar beach where the water is smooth as silk and quiet like a lake. (Yah, I know this beach is unusual, not for surfers but good for swimming lapses and sun worshippers. FYI, Mamzar beach shoreline is manmade. Oh yeh!) So there I went by 8am (because it opens to public by that time) then left after 2 hours to save my self from skin cancer. I went to shop for a new swim shorts at River Island the night before and there I almost hoard those items on sale. Not proud but I’m a compulsive shopper. Back to River Island, I found great collection of printed swim short that are similar from my another favorite online store Mr Porter. Short swimming shorts are the trends for men specially the printed designs mostly vintage graphics or patterned. Here are some collection …

The Lomo Heat

One summer evening before the sunset, that’s 6:30 pm in Dubai. The sun was still up until 7:10 pm. High humidity (almost damp) with outstanding temperature in the wind. Yes we did, just right after work. After posting “Let’s Pull & Bear” I went to visit Pull&Bear in Deira City Centre and took some stuff. I am very lucky to find this limited edition vintage canvas bag with a genuine leather strap. A staff on the cash counter told me that I just purchased a high quality product, its very strong and will outlast. Anyone can tell that it is indeed look tough even the trousers with a label tagline saying “Stronger than ever”. Pull and Bear is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Narón, Galicia and founded in 1991. The company began to sell through an online store in September 2011. Here in Dubai you can find them at Deira City Centre, Dubai Mall, Mercato and Mall of the Emirates. Top: Photo Edition Shirt not from P&B but from Bershka. Carrot fit …

MEN’S WEAR: Saturday

It is hot. It is hot. It is hot to the nth level here in Dubai and I tried my best to look easy under the heat. Here I found salvation from ZARA summer collection. Its linen shirt with Mao collar for AED 195. See from the photo below, I am still sweating over the linen shirt.   Same shoes from Bershka, my favorite shoe going to work. Pants from H&M. Post by: John Robert Ramos Image Credit: Zara online and my own photos taken by my self.

Tirelessly wating for you.

Go! Stop Its been so long since I spoted the sun rising and not a single photo ’till then. And all this time its always the sun setling down. The lonely mediterranean sun gracing the horizon with marmalade sky Like a brave tears slowly flowing down, leaving everyone to darkness. Watching the sun subsides in troubled streets gives you a feeling of patience. Leaving us all the promise of a new day ahead.

Rainy days in desert.

Today is Tuesday, 5th day here in Dubai, 3rd day at work as it’s has started last Sunday. 2nd time I witnesses a rare downpour of rain in the civilized desert. 8am on our way for work riding a service van we headed a highway of flood and foggy horizon providing the scene of Burj Kalifa like an ethereal dream. Dubai has never experienced such pour of rain that causes flood and thick fog resulting traffic jam though the volume of rain is very little compare to an average monsoon rain in my hometown Philippines. Pause… Right inside our vehicle, the rain is getting heavier and the fog is getting thicker making the highway very dangerous for all. Pause… … almost zero visibility. Pause… … … Finally we all safe aboard.