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Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 8th 2016, 6:17 am
Replies: 426
Views: 45,268
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: How is business?

This poll needs to be editable.
I have recently gone from, "Slowing but surviving", to just narrowly missing a 10% firmwide cull. Am anticipating another soon if AEC market predictions stay on...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 4th 2016, 9:24 am
Replies: 426
Views: 45,268
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: How is business?

maybe start a thread on investing during a downturn.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 4th 2016, 9:22 am
Replies: 426
Views: 45,268
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: How is business?

Usually the canary in the mine when design consultancies start the layoffs.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 26th 2016, 11:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Getting evicted again & Rera have lost their teeth

Thanks for the advice. Not sure if I'll be looking around for another place or start the process of moving back home (securing kids school places etc.)

Honestly even if I raised a case, I feel it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 24th 2016, 12:09 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Bongoman2

Getting evicted again & Rera have lost their teeth

Am expecting a letter from our landlord shortly to explain how our villas are to be knocked down to make way for a shiny McMansion in their place.

Our lease doesn't expire until August so was...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 2nd 2015, 4:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: The Ashes

Bloody hell, they do like to make things interesting don't they.
Thing about the Aussie is that its never over until the fat lady sings.
Still a game in it.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 28th 2015, 1:20 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Proper P*rk to order?

https://middleeastmoments.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/censorship-of-the-naughty-p-b-words/

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/gdfox/til_that_in_saudi_arabia_the_word_pork_is/
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 28th 2015, 11:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Proper P*rk to order?

Was just taking the P*ss on the self censorship that I often see, especially when watching cooking shows over here, like masterchef and they beep out the word p*rk.

Thanks for the tip on...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 26th 2015, 5:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
Posted By Bongoman2

Proper P*rk to order?

Can anyone tell where to get a good range of p*rk cuts in Dubai?

Specifically Guanciale (P*rk cheek) for a proper Carbonara, and also somewhere that will do a P*rk shoulder with the bone left in?...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 5th 2015, 7:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

Thanks for all the tips. Seems to be a lot different to the old airport then.
She didn't need the lounge and even found some kids playgrounds in the terminal.

Cheers all
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 28th 2015, 11:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Bongoman2

Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

So the wife and kids are off home for a stretch and have to do a 3 hour layover in Doha late in the evening.

I want to make it easy for them if I can, so was hoping I could get them into a lounge...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 12th 2014, 8:41 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,887
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: National Day = 5 days off

Pretty sure National Day is always on the 2nd of December?

regardless of the moons location for this one.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 9th 2014, 5:46 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,887
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: National Day = 5 days off

will be interesting to see what eventuates this year.
Last year the private sector holiday was pushed to the preceding day.
This year may be the same pushed to Sunday 30th. But that doesn't work...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 9th 2014, 5:33 am
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Remember, Remember...

There was a massive fireworks on the 5th just out from the DOSC, assume it was for guy fawkes day.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 28th 2014, 9:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,739
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Mould and damp, landlord unable to fix

oh yeah and be sure to send the bill to the landlord, that is counted as an emergency maintenance for health and safety.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 28th 2014, 9:50 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,739
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Mould and damp, landlord unable to fix

I had a similar thing happen in our apartment. The apartment above us had been flooded and we could not get rid of the mold for a long time. It was behind the kitchen cupboards. It can play havoc...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 27th 2014, 6:04 am
Replies: 76
Views: 4,604
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Scaremongering?

They're very busy trying to forget they ever held an Empire
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 12th 2014, 1:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Quick question for those in construction.

Any plot of unused sand can be turned into a working car park for the amazing price of zilch, zippo, squat by simply driving upon said sand.

It is a little known fact about a grain of sand that it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 27th 2014, 11:18 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: DXB?

No problem,

There is also another option, Ahlan. My wife preferred Ahlan as they worked a bit higher in the aim-to-please stakes, so you might have more luck getting them to meet your son right up...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 27th 2014, 11:04 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,918
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: DXB?

You could always get him a chaperone for the whole transit with Marhaba service?

I have used it them a few times with visiting grandparents etc.

Marhaba Transfer Service at DXB...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 24th 2014, 7:46 am
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Best bands in the UAE

you wont find any live music until after Ramadan finishes
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 7th 2014, 12:35 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,075
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Mall of the World

I know the team that worked on an alternate design for the same site (police college area).

The concept was Low, Medium & High density mix with a parkland and walking tracks to join Mall of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 3rd 2014, 10:09 am
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Dubai Mall Fire

Why so many fires in the past couple of days all of a sudden?
Two cars go up in flames separately on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 26th 2014, 1:22 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: Early start to Ramadan

Yeah it is because they are stopping live music slightly earlier. Thats why a lot of the clubs are closing start of this weekend, not at the end of.

BUT it couldn't surely be because of the rumors...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 26th 2014, 11:00 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,869
Posted By Bongoman2

Re: World Cup Results Predictor

Thought this was pretty funny in last nights game.
http://giant.gfycat.com/SleepyClumsyBengaltiger.gif
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