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?
Living intentionally is something I've had to learn these past few days. I've always had to remind myself that if I truly wanted to please God, I should, as often, practice what it meant to fully die to self and live in the all-sustaining power of Christ alone.
Hello, everyone! So many things have been happening in my life lately. Everyday, I am learning how to live with the intention of making every God-given day count. I purposely cut short the time I use social media and I'm so happy to say that when we step away from the so-called busyness in life, it's where we can draw closer to God and He to us.
My mom has started working on her temporary job two weeks ago making almost all of her tasks as a housewife fall into my arms. The adjustment's very difficult as my mom hasn't been working since '09. I do help whenever I can, but I never cooked for our family full time. I do ironing, but my mom used to do the laundry. I never thought of what to eat every meal and what went missing at home. What needs to be bought and what time do we feed the pets we have. I've never been used to trimming our cat's fur balls either. There are so many uncomfortable moments that leaves me so anxious every single day. With my dad busy on his business and my sisters on their daily activities, being a stay-at-home 20 year old can surely suck at times. I don't know if you can relate, but I've never found myself this busy like ever before. I honestly feel like a mother more than a sister or a daughter when mom's not around. And take note, I've had to also squeeze in time for studying. People think doing house chores are so easy, but think twice. With the extreme summer heat across the country, I doubt if you'll ever want to do something sweat-producing, haha! This Sunday, I am just feeling so lazy like the cat above. We just had our lunch & so I got this little time to write before I start to collect dry clothes, iron and/or cook for dinner tonight. *smirks* Here's another Sunday Currently entry...
As Christians, we often find ourselves wanting more of God. We even go around looking for that excitement we felt when we first came to know Jesus.
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...
The Sunday Currently| 13
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