A colleague at work came up to me today and told me that he wasn’t keeping well due to extreme pain in the joints. A blood test had revealed high levels of Uric acid.
He was aware that I had gone through a similar experience a couple of years back and hence wanted to know how I felt nowadays. I had stopped my medication a long time ago and had stuck to a strict diet regimen, exercise and drinking lots of water. Very rarely do I have those joint pains.
I feel that it has a lot to do with diet and exercise which ultimately leads to weight loss. Uric acid is bad since it’s not only painful on the joints but also leads to kidney stones and other complications.
Found a good link on Uric acid and gout which I shared with my friend and hopefully he will be fine again soon.
Happy birthday to me and I promise to be naughtier from today 😆
GCC residents wishing to visit the UAE from today need a pre-arranged visit visa to proceed by air or road. This ends the visa on arrival facility except for nationals from 46 countries which have a mutual agreement in place with UAE.
The GCC resident card needs to be valid for a minimum of 3 months and the passport 6 months to apply for a visa online.
The website for the visa application is https://www.ednrd.ae/
As per the official notification the visas will be issued within 48 hours. Better to plan ahead before travelling.
Airlines will be strictly implementing the visa guidelines at Muscat and Salalah airports and will not allow boarding without a valid UAE visa.
A clip of the Red Bull F1 showrun in Muscat.
Another legend passes away…
Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Muscat is organizing a wedding fair tomorrow. It’s definitely worth a visit for couples planning to get married as there are great deals on offer.
Apart from the resort showcasing its wedding facilities there would also be other suppliers displaying their wedding related products and services.
Japan was first hit by a massive earthquake on the western side of the Pacific Ocean.
Next to be hit was Ecuador which was on a massive scale bringing with it death and destruction. Ecuador lies on the eastern end of the Pacific Ocean.
Probably there is a connection between both the quakes. Something for the scientific community to ponder over and and develop mechanisms for better prediction of earthquakes.
A cloudy evening to end the day in Muscat. Forecast of a few showers and dust storms across the region. The sea has been rough since yesterday. Dolphin watching and Dhow cruises were cancelled.
The Taj Mahal has seen the past and the present. Generations may pass but this monument basks in its glory now and forever.
Millions in India are going through a severe drought affecting a major part of the country. Deaths have already been reported due to heatwave and lack of water. With the land dried up farmers are the most affected with a bleak future staring at them.
The other end of the pitch ! Precious water is being used up to water the green grass at big cricket grounds in drought affected areas. We seem to have turned a blind eye to our fellow drought stricken countrymen just for the love of enjoying cricket. Controversies have erupted but the situation doesn’t look like changing.
The Indian Premier League is a multi million dollar business which is all good for all of us Indians who love watching cricket. But at what cost is the question we should be asking ourselves.
Trying to skirt the controversy by sending a few water trains to drought affected areas doesn’t solve the issue.
IPL or water ? Something that we all need to give a thought. We can’t quench millions of thirsty parched throats through cricket.