Just got home from church... and I looked into the bags that we brought along with us. A kind lady gave me an off-shoulder top that sadly didn't fit her (hurrah~note sarcasm). Another amazing lady who just got back from her vacation in the Philippines also gave us some "pasalubong" or goodies. She handed us lots of sweets and a bag full of Nephelium lappaceum aka the rambutan. If you didn't know, rambutan is a tropical fruit that might look a bit scary on the outside because of its hairy, "wormy" and rough texture but in reality tastes like heaven! (Have you tasted heaven, yet?)
Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend yet. It's holiday season here in the UAE because of an Islamic celebration called Eid Al Adha. Those working in the private sector get to enjoy a 3-4 day break (which is only like 1 or 2 additional days off to their usual 2 days off *smirks*) while those working in the public sector enjoy an amazing 9 day break. Daebak! After going to church yesterday, we'd originally planned to attend a birthday party we were invited to which we did, and visit our relatives once again in the land far away — Al Ruwais. Although that would've been a good idea from the start, we just had to cancel because 1, my mom had to check on her patient at 8:30 next morning (Saturday) which would be impossible knowing that travelling to and from Al Ruwais would take 4 hours in itself. 2, the weather just wasn't so cooperative yesterday. It was so foggy and humid in the city, how much more in the desert? I was kind of frustrated because I wanted my mom to have more time with us, and in all honesty, I only asked for this one Saturday. And it never happened, LOL. So I woke up today, loaded the washing machine and off I go. My Saturday will be filled with house cleaning, ironing, cooking and more house chores. Then I realized that maybe, I could spend some more time with God instead of spending more time for myself, right?
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough.
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!
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