November 30, 2010

Early New Year Resolution.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 12:07 pm

30 degrees Celsius during the day and down to 20 degrees at night – time to get into Christmas mood in Dubai. Last night we had a “1. Advent BBQ” at our German neighbour’s place. They had decorated their garden, invited some friends, and cooked some really, really delicious Gluehwein – which is a mixture of different kinds of wine (probably leftovers), sugar, cinnamon, vanilla… and I don’t know what else. I love it!

Usually, you meet a lot of weird people on these kind of garden parties. People, you don’t want to meet. Dubai is full of them. Nobody knows what they are doing here exactly, but they usually work for the Skeikh family or the Government, they have at least one company, two cars (one 4×4 and one racing car) and a wife somewhere on another continent. And after a couple of months they just disappear, leaving their leased cars behind, together with loads of unpaid bills. But I’m wandering off the topic…

So, yesterday I met this French, Cecile, housewife-turned-life-coach. I was really impressed by her. Not only did she speak Italian, English, German, Spanish, Japanese and French of course, she also showed a genuine interest in every person she was talking to. I asked her how she, as a life-coach, helped other people she has never met before, strangers, to find a solution for their problems within six to eight meetings. She said she didn’t. Her job was to take people to the point to finally take a decision. Very interesting. It got me thinking: For many problems there is no solution. You have to accept that and take your decision how to get over with it. And this is my resolution for 2011: to stop getting mad at people or situations you can’t change – and save some much needed energy.

In case you’ve already wondered: Yes, I’m still flying to Japan. By the end of the week. So long, I’m enjoying the weather, the garden, the cats…



  1. Safe travels, enjoy.

    Comment by @rupertbu — November 30, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

  2. beautiful kitties. i used to photograph my cat in the late afternoon, with the golden light creating a halo effect on her fur. (that was when we lived in the caribbean- the light there must be similar to dubai- very intense, brilliant).
    i like your wisdom: “For many problems there is no solution. You have to accept that and take your decision how to get over with it.” it’s a good reminder.
    safe travels, xo

    Comment by Style Odyssey — November 30, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

  3. Oh, I wouldn’t quite mind 30 degrees today, although I remember Christmas BBQs in Australia and it did feel weird. Somehow Christmas and snow is hard-wired in my brain… The life coach seemed to have a real good understanding of life. It’s also one of these getting old things – understanding that every decision comes with drawbacks, that there are things in life that can’t be changed and that life could always be worse…
    But cats are the ultimate best things in life, no (we in our family definitely think so 😉

    Comment by Sabine — November 30, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

  4. your cats, quite characters… ^_^
    have a great time on ur trip.

    Comment by THE DIVINITUS — December 4, 2010 @ 7:49 am

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