A little bit of Monica in my life.. Hahaha! I'm just having a little bit of fun writing this thing. But before September ends, I would like to share to you all what I did during the Eid Holidays here in Dubai. Does it sound exciting? Because for me, it actually does. I pretty much got tired of all the exhausting activities that my family experienced. But the fun was of course, worth it. I think there were about nine days of holidays, which meant no work and more fun! For those of you who doesn't know what Eid means, I'll be a little kind to you and so I asked Mr. Google what the celebration actually meant and he said: "The second and final Eid celebration of the year is called Eid Al-Adha. It commemorates the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage. Although only pilgrims in Mecca participate in the Hajj fully, Muslims around the world join them in celebrating Eid Al-Adha."
There you have it!
And for now, I'll put into details how we, together with friends and families celebrated this blissfulevent.
Together with our Friends from our church's Badminton group, we went to a secret 'oasis' which literally meant a body of water in the middle of the desert, somewhere in Abu Dhabi. We went fishing and eventually caught some crabs too. We also played a game of Taboo which was so fun to play! It's like a guessing game where you'll be separated into two teams. I was in the 'losers' group and well, we ended up losing the game. Ha!
We then played Charades using the same cards from the previous game. Sadly, we also lost this time around. I guess, we were just merciful enough to let the other team win. Just kidding!
Of course we brought Smally with us since research says that leaving a dog for more than Four hours would leave them depressed. And since, we knew that we'd be spending the night outside home, we decided to bring this little cutie with us.
But we had to leave early the next morning because my parents were invited to a baptism somewhere in Ras Al Khaimah.
A reason why I was also able to capture the sunrise at 5:53 in the morning and put in on Instagram.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the first day of the holiday with the company of friends. Nothing beats that!
We took a one day rest and then headed to the desert. We were invited by some friends and yes, we enjoyed it. A lot.
It was fun capturing the sunset and taking lots of pictures in that trip. I really missed thedesert life and so I also took it to Instagram.
Before the night ended, we joined some of the teens together with their Karate Master in playing some Filipino games. They call their group 'Kuntaw' ; it is a traditional term for the martial arts of the Chinese community of Southeast Asia. It is most commonly practiced in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. (Source: Google)
And guess what? Papa got to meet an old friend that he used to be with back in their olden Safari days, who is none other than the Kuntaw Master himself, Mr. Roland aka Karate Kid!
Our Eid Holidays was spent with friends who never failed to make us happier than ever. Going back to the desert, camping and more. What a really good way to spend the day!
Til next time!
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My life's full of downs than ups, but through it all, I have seen and tasted the sweetness of God's grace and love. With that, I can tell you with a convinced heart that God is faithful, He is good and He never runs out of love for you and for me. Hope you enjoy your read(s)!
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