Tuesday, December 06, 2005

And the pool’s great too…

This entry goes out to all the dudes at VMC (Mr. Bloyce I do believe you’ll be a tad bit displeased and I truly hope this does not affect our working relationship…). I ventured out the central courtyard swimming pool, gym and playground area. I took my trusty camera with me to take some choice shots of the area. I was tempted to snap away at a couple of chicks on the poolside but I restrained myself (probably to the detriment of all the people at work watching over Simon’s shoulder as he reads this!


Thats the view from my front door, looking into the courtyard and pool and gym area

Boy that tripod sure came in handy...

I don't want to rub it in but the weather really is this good even in December (approx 30c)

As I know no one around here - and I didn’t want to trouble anyone to take photos of me (which I never like taking) I brought my little tripod down for some nice poolside shots. While I was setting this all up a friendly South African girl (steady now boys…) came up to me and offered to help me take some photos, I declined because I figured I had the tripod and I didn’t want to bug anyone. A few seconds later I thought to my slothful self ‘hey maybe I can capitalize on this here situation and make some friends while I’m here stuck a million miles from civilization as it were.

So I went up to her and a guy who seemed like her boyfriend lazing on the sun beds and just struck up a conversation explaining why I was taking the pictures. As it turned out they were both visiting their parents from South Africa and they just happened to meet at the Rugby Seven’s tournament that was held here last week They only became friends as they found out they both lived in the same apartment complex. I introduced myself and they did likewise as ‘Jaco’ from in between Pretoria and J’burg and Natasha from Cape Town.

So I spent the better part of the afternoon chilling by the pool with them, I didn’t expect much to come of it so I proposed we meet up at the pool again the next day and plan a day out or something seeing as we’re all here for limited amounts of time. Since communication is a problem here I told them my apartment number and gave them my email address as that seems to be a rather lasting way to keep in touch these days.

Ok that just about all for now but I’m trying to sort out a bit of a desert outing and dune bashing with my cousin Eaymon (who I forgot to mention earlier) this weekend so I guess I’ll have more pics then.

3 comments:

VIVIAN said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW I WANNA BE WITH U HANGING OUT AT THE POOL MY PESADO FRIEND, THAT PLACE SEEMS SO RELAXING AND COOL TO SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS, MY PESADO I MISS U!! BUT IM SO HAPPY THAT U BROKE THAT 4 WALLS AND GET OUT OF UR BEDROOM, IM GOING TO A PARTY THIS SATURDAY SO IM GONNA PREPARE TO U AND ALL MY FRIENDS NEW PICS OF ME AND MY LOVE OK !! TAKE CARE AND BEHAVE LOVE VIVIAN - UR ECUADORIAN PESADO FAVORITE FRIEND CIAAOOOOO!!

Mybrid said...

Awesome photos. I'm jealous! We have snow here. I HATE snow.

Anonymous said...

hey if you're still in dubai tell Jaco 'Eloise'says hi!!