This Man Was Buried Alive in Sand in the UAE

This Man Was Buried Alive in Sand in the UAE

Tragedy struck the UAE when a construction worker lost his life after a large pile of sand buried him alive at Ras El Khaimah.     The incident took place at work site where three Asian men were working, according to Khaleej Times.   Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah Al Zaabi, Director of the RAK Civil Defense […]

This School in Sharjah Just Broke a Guinness World Record

This School in Sharjah Just Broke a Guinness World Record

Another day, another chance for the UAE to break world records — only this time, it’s not Dubai.     Sharjah’s India International School reigned supreme when its students broke the Guinness World Record for creating the largest human image of a boat.       4,882 students, wearing the colors of the UAE National flag, participated […]

This Maid in Saudi Arabia Just Became a Millionaire

This Maid in Saudi Arabia Just Became a Millionaire

K.G. Kusumawathi, now 44, had come to Saudi Arabia in the year 2000 when she was 27 with her two toddlers; daughter Hansika Sewwandi, and son Thushitha Madusha. She then started working as a maid, to which her sponsor paid her a monthly salary of SR400 for the first eight years.     Kusumawathi received one of […]

This Popular Soy Sauce Brand Is Getting Banned in the UAE

This Popular Soy Sauce Brand Is Getting Banned in the UAE

Kikkoman Soy Sauce is like the Beyoncé of all soy sauces. You can find this small bottle literally anywhere, from supermarkets to Asian restaurants to the kitchen cupboard. It has been dominating the soy sauce game ever since it has been introduced to the region, but unfortunately we will be saying goodbye to Kikkoman in […]

Rapunzel Gets an Islamic Makeover in This Children’s Book

Rapunzel Gets an Islamic Makeover in This Children’s Book

  *sings* And at last I see the light, and Rapunzel is now Muslim. *sings*   Yesterday, Facebook page The Malaysian Feminist posted a photo of Disney princess Rapunzel, except her hair is nowhere to be seen because she’s hijabi.     The photo has only been online for 24 hours and it has already […]

Powerful Photo Shows Us the Trials and Tribulations of Paper Work in Egypt

Powerful Photo Shows Us the Trials and Tribulations of Paper Work in Egypt

  From the very second each and every one of us is born, we’re virtually tattooed, says Ahmed B. Ashmawy. The 24-year-old Egyptian who is an Architecture graduate teamed up with Colombian photographer Julián Velásquez to create a powerful photograph.   “Birth certificates, academic degrees, civil IDs and passports are all part of who you’re supposed to be and […]

This Egyptian Man Makes Koshary with Asian, Italian and Moroccan Twists

This Egyptian Man Makes Koshary with Asian, Italian and Moroccan Twists

  The one dish that constantly fuels our country has finally made it to land of the free (but not really because Donald Trump). Koshary, Egypt’s much-loved street food and national dish, just made a grand entrance in New York, via New York Koshary, a new restaurant that’s serving it up…with a twist. Well, twists. […]

Maadi’s Little Manila Offers a Taste of Home for Filipinos in Cairo

Maadi’s Little Manila Offers a Taste of Home for Filipinos in Cairo

Her modest apartment stands a few steps away from the bustling Arab Street in Maadi. In a dire need to secure the financial stability of her son back home, she had given up her sheltered life in the Philippines 11 years ago then moved to Cairo a year after. “I was a certified accountant back […]

This Asian Man Is More Egyptian Than Any of Us Will Ever Be

This Asian Man Is More Egyptian Than Any of Us Will Ever Be

  Last night, Facebook user Yasmiin Wael posted a video online of an Egyptian person casually making a conversation with his friend, who happens to be Asian, but then ends up being more Egyptian than all of us. The Egyptian friend keeps trying to talk to him in English, only to get told “enta 3aweg lesanak keda […]

Pinoy! Egypt’s First Filipino Restaurant Opens in Maadi

Pinoy! Egypt’s First Filipino Restaurant Opens in Maadi

There’s no shortage of Asian restaurants in the city. We have Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Indian places opening up on every corner every single freakin’ day! But what about Filipino? Well, the other day we were cruising around Maadi when we saw a big sign that read “Pinoy: Filipino Restaurant” on Road 263 and […]