Few days ago, I met a squirrel in my dream. Interesting in this part of the world because I live in Dubai and I hardly find any animals around. Nor do I remember the last time I went to a zoo.In my dream, the squirrel was wet and was hopping in front of me.
Next morning, I looked up the dream interpretation of a squirrel and I didn’t find pretty things.That’s when I thought of drawing a mandala out of this whole experience.
The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.”It represents the universe in some religions. I would like to believe it as showing the ‘true colors’ of a being, in this case the squirrel.
This is the second shot at drawing a mandala,hope you guy like it! 🙂
What I loved the most about this event was the vibes.With music,food and art in one place it was an ideal afternoon to explore new ideas and new perceptions in life.
From the venue we explored various galleries around the Al Quoz area which I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Enter the Good Vibes Market. I didn’t explore the market because of budget constraints. 😛
What I did explore was the galleries around the area in detail.
FN Designs-Kathryn Wilson’t Saturate
In this new collection, she experiments with oil,acrylic and spray painting techniques to create a visual celebration of light and color in motion.Circular canvases with curved edges serve as a portal through which stimulating experience is created for the viewer.
Kathryn’s interest lies in the ever changing form of water,from mountainous swells that barrel across an open sea to the light permeating through the surface of a wadi pool.
I travel using the metro every other day. In order to really survive the public transport in Dubai you need to do the following:
1) Exercise patience every single day: 2)The metro is not for the ones who can’t understand the people around. You’ll need to adjust according to different situations, etc.
3)Good body balance :No. It’s not acceptable to fall on other people. Just not.Get used to.
I will add on to the list if I find anything interesting.
‘Mama Tani’ means second mother in Arabic. Its what toddlers call their Grandmothers in Egypt. Mama Tani’s recipes were always delicious, always made with the finest ingredients and always served with love. Mama Tani Café aims to bring the taste of the Arab childhood.
Everything in Mama Tani in Jumeirah boasts of its Emirati origin. The décor is modernized Emirati and though the menu may seem simplistic, it works. The café has a good variety of Emirati sandwiches and beverages.
Given its location, ambience and its simple but healthy food, the prices are affordable. I tried one of the traditional Emirati bread called “khameer” and the Karak Tea. The Tailor made Basil had a filling which was made up of labneh, basil leaves, walnuts and black olives. The bread was fresh and soft. The snack was light but l felt satisfied.
Tired of fast food outlets and drinking extremely strong coffee? Mama Tani Cafe is a nice refreshing change.
To find out more about Mama Tani Cafe, Check out their Website: www.mamatani.com