Hi there! I hope you're having a great week so far. As promised, here's some of the snaps taken when we visited the Heritage House in Bur Dubai. We were given a treat by one of my dad's friend not so long ago in one of the café inside the heritage itself, which gave us the chance to take photos of the amazing art that surrounded the culture of the older Arabs. I have been living in the UAE for God knows how long, but I haven't really indulged that much on its culture that I really treasured the time we had. I hope you enjoy this photo tour. I would like to apologize, however, if there had to be a lot of faces in the photos. I didn't realize that I wanted to put it in the blog earlier, so please bear with me! My bad.
Hello, everyone! It's been a while since I've written here. 35 days to be exact. A lot has happened like losing our internet connection for two weeks and all the busy stuff I've gotten into lately. In 35 days, I've been able to visit Heritage House Dubai, witness the spectacular lights festival in different areas of Sharjah, spend some time at the beach in Palm Jumeirah area (it was pretty stormy which made the view even more beautiful), and we were also blessed to be able to watch the women's grand finals of Dubai Tennis Open for free. So many blessings, yet so many trials that continue to test my maturity and character. Also, the most recent thing I've been a part of was the KidsGames 2017 Winter Edition that took place on 2 Saturdays (Feb 25, Mar 4).
I just wanted to let you know what's been happening in my life as I've been so silent the past month so here goes the Sunday Currently Volume 08!
In life we’re often placed in circumstances where the struggle to accept our defeat and move further becomes really hard. Even when all the facts are already lying right before our eyes, we can’t seem to let go of all the things, people or problems that’s hindering us from being okay. But that’s life, we’ve had to deal with the hard times, we’ve had to battle all those fears, we’ve had to keep on fighting. But there’s one begrudging truth amongst all of these though– that no matter how much we try to keep going, when we don’t learn how to let go of the relationships and the opportunities that could’ve been, I’m afraid to say but we might just be making ourselves a subject to not just pain but failure as well.
Before you start reading, I just want to let you know that I'm writing this post without an idea of what it's going to be about. It sounds ridiculous but how do I start expressing my thoughts about this blog turning two today?! I honestly don't know how I have gotten this far with blogging but I'm aware that there have been backlogs the entire time. I wasn't able to write all the stuff I wanted to write etc. But the blog kept going, and more than that, YOU kept reading.
It's been years since we last talked, last communicated with one another. It's been quite a while since I saw your last update on social media.
Finally, it's 2017! All the fireworks, the noise and the happy faces all around — all marked the coming of this brand new year. I really do not have much to post but I wouldn't want to miss the chance of writing an entry for The Sunday Currently on a New Year. Well, I hope you had a wonderful new year's eve celebration last night. My family however, we didn't do much of a celebration. We just stayed at home and watched movies from drama, comedy to action. My sister Tina and I also got to watch the livestream of the all-famous lights / water / fireworks show at Dubai Downtown. Someday, I'll get to watch it live in front of my eyes. Anyway, here's my Sunday Currently.
I wanna start this post by apologizing to you. If you've been up to date with my blog, you may have noticed how my posts drastically changed from having a positive voice to ones which mostly contained my disappointments and frustrations in life. Though I get to post a little bit of the 'happy stuff', there are probably still more of the negative ones. Because this is my outlet, I really didn't care about what I put in here or how people would react — that's where I went wrong.
First off, I would like to greet you all a happy new year ahead. 2016's been tough, ain't it? But if you're someone like me who's more than willing to leave it behind, then here's some questions that'll help us set our 2017 intentions. This post was originally created by Jessica on Medium. Click here to read her post about it. Without further ado, let's move on to the questions + my answers!
Hello everyone! I would like to greet y'all a very Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoyed Christmas Eve and Christmas day today as well. Last night we attended the Christmas Eve service of our church at the Dubai World Trade Center. It was a blast! The singing, the venue — everything! The only enemy, I'd say, is the parking lot and the time we spent walking just to reach the main hall. Even then, everything went well (except some personal issues) that we headed right after to Burjuman just to take pictures and straight home to eat the yummy meals my mom had prepared in advanced. So... Here's a Sunday Currently entry from me.
Christmas is just 2 days away! The days flew by so quickly that I haven't even noticed how fast December 2016 is coming to an end. Christmas is my favorite season as it is quickly associated with the winter season here in the UAE. And everyone loves winter. There's just something about this season that seems to wipe off everything— worries, heartaches and every negativity. In the Philippines, even the people living in the slums make sure that they'd feel the spirit of Christmas. They'd light their houses with Christmas lights that run through all over the towns (which I long to experience). They'd put up star lanterns hanging on their window sills. Surely, there's something with Christmas that light people's hearts with joy and perspective.
In the place where I currently stay, there's an Indian couple living just next to us. And even if they're muslims, they'd keep asking us about Christmas. These past few days, my dad has been working on crafting out huge star lanterns out of corrugated plastic material. Maybe because of our neighbors' curiosity, they'd often knock at our door and see the progress of the star. And guess what, they also tried to make one! It's just amazing to see how open they are about the thought of celebrating Christmas. These times remind of the reason behind Christmas. It's not about lights, the stars nor the pleasant weather that makes Christmas a season to rejoice. It's the hope that is associated with Jesus' birth that rekindles the fire inside the hearts of people. So this Christmas season, it's not bad to be happy about all the Christmas decorations you'll see. But stop a moment, and thank God for giving us the best reason to celebrate this Christmas.
Merry Christmas to y'all! I hope you enjoy it, keeping in mind the reason for this season.
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