In Person trip needed? Yes. They will tell you it’s possible to do this over the phone. I’m highly skeptical. When you call they say you’ll need to pay the exact amount of your final bill, including any phone calls you made just moments before. Doing so online or over the phone is not practical.Continue reading “How to: Cancel your ‘Prepaid Plan’ with Etisalat (3 out of 5)”
It’s curious when you hit that moment, all accounts closed, all frustrations with telecoms and banks at an end. No dirhams left except the ones in your wallet, no person left to say farewell to, no activity left unexplored. You look back and wonder why you were here in the first place. Did you accomplishContinue reading “Dubai: All Wrapped Up”
Booked and sorted. If you have any suggestions I’d be glad to hear them. I’ll be staying in South Goa to start and will likely make my way up to Mumbai before heading to New Zealand.
It’s official, my UAE visa has been cancelled. This means I can legally stay in the UAE for 30 days. Now to decide where to go. Anywhere but Wuhan.
I break into moments of sorrow and panic at being adrift. I should have a plan. I should know where I’m going. I should research every country. I should know all the best activities I’d like to do. I’m trying with all my mental strength not to succumb to this feeling. It’s terrifying, feels likeContinue reading “The feeling of adrift”
Warning. This is a rant about used cars, proceed with caution. Buying a “Certified Pre-Owned” car from the dealer should keep you safe and in the know, right? Wrong. I’ve owned my car for just over a year and a half. No accidents, no damage. I’ve taken care of her like no other. Then IContinue reading “Why dealing with used cars is so frustrating”
When I get unhappy with place I’m in or a product I’m using, I readily jump the fence and see just how green that grass actually is on the other side. Some think that’s nuts. Some think that’s courageous. For me, it’s just an experiment. I moved to android from iOS. I relocated to theContinue reading “How do you jump?”
Thanks BBC. This has absolutely nothing to do with me. Stop it. https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p081k8xn/the-truth-behind-the-midlife-crisis
As I wrap up my final days at work I can’t help but notice: I’m less consulted but more listened to. This is not a new phenomenon. You attract people through non-neediness and, as you leave, people start to sense you don’t need them and they don’t need you. Interactions become more authentic and deeper.Continue reading “Approaching the end of work”
The task before me now is to move from a two bedroom house with an extremely large backyard… to a backpack. I’ve been working on this bit by bit for months, but now is crunch time. Plus, I’m not shipping a container so it’s really a case of… everything goes! Any money made goes toContinue reading “From house to backpack”