UAE is one of the Islamic countries in the Gulf Coast of Asia. I have been in it for the last 6-7 years. I could safely assert that I am on the ball when it comes to their tradition and culture. It is very conservative, considering that the locals and most expats are Muslims but unlike in other GCC countries, expats here are not obliged to wear the “abaya’s” and the “kundura’s”. You can say that it is more open than that, perhaps, of Saudi Arabia. But still, the Islamic norms have to be observed at all times. Nope…it is not that difficult to abide by this custom. You just have to be disciplined in all sense. It is the usual “don’t drink and drive”, “wear your seatbelts”, “dress discretely” and yara-yara-yara. Pornography and explicitness (esp. over the internet) is really a no-no. This is where you find no gaps – at all. All these nasty sites are inaccessible here. This is why I thought my xanga site was completely gone because once I tried to access my site, it was blocked. I tried again and again but it carried on to be like that for sometime. It was like forever. So, I just accepted that whilst my emotions are still retaliating coz I do not think xanga is like that. There are just too many people who makes use of it otherwise. My site was gone in oblivion…well, not really in oblivion but somewhere in the firewall that divides my network and the local telecommunications company here in Abu Dhabi. When I wrote to them and commented on this, they responded that this site was not blocked in question. Maybe, there was a problem in the proxies. I tried a couple of times after having known that and I think the problem has something to do with some technical stuff coz up until now, I still have problems with it. Oh, well…the important thing is I have it back and can write my heart out.