The famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai used to be called Burj Dubai but Dubai had shortage in construction budget thus they had to borrow money from their money-master neighbor, the oilngas capital (yes, oilngas, oil and gas - such a word exists, I picked it up from Eric Weiner's Geography of Bliss - a wonderful book for one's inner wanderlust), Qatar. Thus Burj Dubai became Burj Khalifa. I did not verify this trivia anymore (haha!) but regardless of its accuracy, I feel excited that in a little over 24 hours, I'll be seeing the royal Burj-ness, face to face, in real life. Albeit, from across the street kasi picture lang daw niya, may bayad na.=) Time to pack!!