Please give me the strength as I am physically, mentally and emotionally stress today. You are all that I need. Amen.
Please give me the strength as I am physically, mentally and emotionally stress today. You are all that I need. Amen.
Good Morning bloggers!
My kids just left for school and I have to prepare myself for work. Much as I wanted to go back to bed, you know i can’t.
It’s thank you tuesday according to my fave radio station, virgin radio dubai. Thank you for a brand new sunny day! 🙂
It’s official…Ber month is now displayed in the calendar. Yippeeee!
I just hope that summer will soon be over.
I was browsing my Facebook page and then I saw the post I have shared on my wall exactly a year ago. Here it goes…
No, I am not being senti and emotea here. I just thought i’d share to see how many would react. hehe. Well enough of that stuff…
We just arrived home from my friend Leah’s place. My cat and dog convinced me early this afternoon (while resting from the days worked) to go and visit their Tita Leah just so they can have the time of their life again, swimming!
I said no and I saw the disappointment from both their eyes. Having this heart as soft as marshmallow and cotton candy, my supposed to be cold and stone heart melted soon as I saw them both teary eyed. Awww…Am I soo bad? 😦
“No,…nobody will look after you because Dada’s not in the mood for swimming and he’ll go to the park for the basketball game”, I retracted weighing the situation while simply glancing at them. Soon enough, they were dancing with joy, while saying…”you can stay there, just watching us from the pool side.”
Alrightie, they won. After half an hour catch up with Leah, we decided to go up at the pool area. I was there sitting at the pool side watching them playing with water..My little one asked me to join them but i just stayed there in my seat with my iPod on. Mariah Carey was with me all through out my supposed to be “life guard” tasks with the 4 kids. Felt senti again hearing her songs. There were days in my life that I considered incomplete without hearing her songs back in late 1999. I was so needy then; the need to be appreciated and at the same time the need to be understood by someone so close to me. Suddenly, I saw myself flying back to year 1999. I love the feeling…reunited with my old colleagues, old friends:)Missing them all!
A group of kabayans talking while approaching my direction bring me back to my senses. They too are gonna swim. I stood up, checked my kids and there I touched and felt the warm and enchanting pool water. Felt good…relaxed…worrying nothing. Tomorrow’s gonna be another day…
It’s fifteen before eleven o clock and I feel sooo damn sleepy. It’s not me. I’m not used to feeling sleepy this early but I really am right now. Tried to ignore the sleepiness that’s banging on my head but my eyes cannot deny it. My eyes are almost close now while I am typing and updating this blog. I need help. I need someone to keep my eyes open or a matchstick can be best alternative. wink wink! LOL!
anyhow, runnin’ out of words now as Peter pan is calling me, asking me to join him and alice in wonderland. I’m going with them now. It’ll be a lot of fun…let’s see where this sleepy head will take me.
dreamland? i’ll see you tomorrow…
i took an afternoon nap after doing some household chores this afternoon. my cat and dog were fighting again thus made me woke up feeling a little bit dizzy.listening to my bff station now:
I was checking my personal mail this afternoon and read each old emails just to feel the old feeling i have from those dates. I have seen this drafts which were supposed to be my entries for my blog. Re-posting it now.
April 08, 2010
After 2 months of not hearing anything or any word from my brother, I’ve finally got hold of him thru overseas call last week. Minutes of few talks and exchanged conversations, he asked me when I am coming home…then I realized, I will be celebrating my third year here in Dubai. Yeah, 3 years without me seeing them personally ‘cause I never had the chance of visiting them even just once in my whole stay in here. Sad.
I can still recall the day when I first broke the news with them that I will be leaving for Dubai. Of course, they all got shocked and excited at the same time since I will be the first in our family to travel abroad, to try my luck and earn for a living. My nanay didn’t like the idea of me being away from home. She kept on telling me to stay but maybe her convincing powers didn’t work for me cause I wasn’t convinced at all or maybe, what I was going thru that time, rough or hard times made me decide what would be best for me and my family.
Excited like a child, I told my husband that I will need this and that item for my travel. I packed my things the night before my flight. Mixed feelings of emotions, teary eyed cause I didn’t know nor I don’t have even just the slightest idea what lies ahead about that travel. First time that I will be away from home without my own family, the kids, gracious, I had my 8 months baby girl and my heart was telling me that I can’t leave her. But I did.
My sister warned me that this place is far from home, that if ever I feel the boredom (which happens most with OFW’s) and home sickness, I couldn’t go back as fast and easy as I could plus the truth that it will cost me too much if that things happen. I have to buy my plane ticket for home. A lot of thoughts were running thru my mind and to my surprised, my luggage was already filled up.
First plane ride, first flight which was bound to Middle east country cool! I mean what the??? Imagined, never had in my entire life that I made it thru travelling just nearby any asian countries. At some point in my life, I felt that life is so unfair. There are many people who loves to travel yet less are given the chance because the thing is, only few can afford the cost of each travel. On a brighter side, life is fair; most if one isn’t a lazy bone. One deserved whatever it needs to pay for.
I may look so funny the last time I bid them goodbye. I was crying and laughing while I was holding and carrying my little girl while we were in the airport. And while boarding the plane, the moment I heard that the flight is about to start, I sobbed and cried until I get tired of crying.
Then finally, for the first time, I saw Dubai with its glittering light…the famous Dubai with the tallest and highest buildings, surrounded by the artificial flowers all over, and all praises for the new dubai that was once a barren land, a desert; but with its new look, one could never tell that it was.
I’ve found it hard to sleep on my first night, the fact that I still had a jet lag and 4hrs time difference, thoughts of being away from my kids and home made me twist and turn in that bed. A new place, new home which is totally different from our own; so this is Dubai.
What really amazed me are the malls, the super sale in all shops for all signature items. Malls are built with its unique and glamorous design. I could go on and on counting all the things and praises I can say about the beauty of Dubai, but what I really can’t forget was my 1st bus ride experienced. It was summer and all the sweats and heat from the sun really made you pissed. I was with my friend and we took that bus with all the Indians and patans inside. Wahhh. I can’t stand the smell that I almost puke. Smell was in the air and inside the bus, and I had no way out. I ended up having this migraine and spoiled my day.
In this Muslim country, you may find it hard to adapt all its culture, but one needs to know how their laws/rules work. There are so many laws, which I believe that most people here find it unfair. Breaking each law has its price to pay. Too bad, expats do suffer.
And why am I still staying here in spite of it all?
Simply because; I love my family. I need to earn for a living. And having a trapo administration in my own land, working abroad is still the best option…
October 24, 2009
My metro ride…
I was on my way home this afternoon, took a metro train to avoid the traffic. And while I was boarding that famous metro train, a lot of thoughts started to occupy my mind.
I remember how it feels to be like when I was still in my home town, carefree, relax, enjoying what comes and go each day of my life. I am missing those old days and I found myself smiling for each scene playing on my mind.
I spent half of my career life in a call center based in Manila . I gained a lot of friends, some became my enemies without me knowing it, and hopefully only few of them were. J
We used to call our department as the ‘munisipyo’ (municipality) since most of us, (I have to admit) are having the time of our life during the IA days. In short, we are not taking our job as seriously as required. Yosi and coffee breaks were very rampant as early as our shift starts. I used to be in first shift then, from 6am-2pm. Morning coffee in the pantry and yosi break beside the famous Makati ’s jolly jeep then back in the office. When the mayor is in (team leader or supervisor), we behaved like we are an angel; but soon as they went out for a training or meeting, there, the munisipyo employees started to drive the whole area like …uh oh, not hell; heaven…that’s what I called it. Marathon time for dvd and cd’s which we brought from home with us. Sex and the city, Gilmore girls, friends, name all the series you have in mind and most of us have that in our pedestal. And to add it up, it was also the time when Korean, Taiwanese telenovela became popular. There were these 2 guys in the company who used to burn latest collections of tv series, songs and the likes and we used to buy that! I sooo love the Meteor Garden and other Korean tele novela’s that I can’t help but always order copies from that 2 guys. I used to exchange my copies to my office friends and colleagues and there in the office, we watched them all! Breaktime comes and as naughty as one can imagined, after the dvd marathon, we used to go out of the office, drove to the nearest mall in the office, took our lunch there and heaven knows how long we spent our time in there. Crazy people! Being in a call center environment, most of the accounts we were holding used to be in a backlog situation and of course; over time is always available and we are loving itttt!!! Yeah! Because honestly, we were having an overtime yet having fun at the same time; it was supposed to be a 4hours or 6hours ot and yet, half of that time were spent in the mall (most of the time) watching the latest movie or just roaming around the mall. Can you imagine that? LOL! Roll eyes. I am missing those times but most are the colleagues who used to be close to me…
OMG! I almost missed my stop. I’m already here at union square station. Gotta go now. Good thing, I came back to my senses when I saw some familiar faces rushing thru the exit. Catcha later! 🙂
hey yah! feel so much tired. haven’t had enough sleep for the last 2 nights plus the fact that i was out with friends for some bonding moments. i have so much thoughts running through my head but tried as i might, i cannot put those thoughts into writing as my shaking hands wanted me to pause for a moment and rest for the entire night…
nighters everyone! signing off now.
My little girl was so excited for her 5th birthday. She started doing the countdown 2 weeks before her big day. Everyday, she never failed to remind me that her birthday is getting closer and that I have to give her a present. Hehehe. Demanding little girl.Yep. Used to call her my little girl. She loves it whenever i’m calling her with that pet name. Anyhow, before her b-day comes, she asked me to put a happy birthday video on her FB account. And here it comes…1st wish granted…
She was so happy yesterday seeing that video of her. She’s cutie, right?
The big day finally arrived, Makayla waited until the clock strike at 12MN on August 10. She didn’t sleep until the countdown isn’t yet finished. I was so happy to see her jumping with joy when me, dada and her big sissy, hugged and greeted her happy birthday. The waiting is finally over…
We decided to celebrate her birthday tonight, thursday since it’s already weekend. Oh by the way, guess who chose her birthday outfit? It was her.After picking me up from my workplace yesterday, Myke suggested that we need to go to the mall for her bday dress. When I asked her about which style, this were the exact words she said “i’ll tell you when we get there”. ooo-la-la! check her fashion style…
Love this sweet little girl! Happy birthday Myke! Here’s your 2nd wish, Tangled birthday cake…
The celebration was great. Everybody had fun especially the celebrant…will upload pix soon. Feel bit sleepy now. Will catch up some sleep. I needed it now.:) nighters world…
Whew! finally, after 4 days of being under migraine arrest, I was set free. I woke up this morning weighing if the pain was still in my head, cause if it does…well I’ll just kick it out by injection. Dare me migraine, dare me. LOL! 🙂
Though it was busy in the branch, my mood was with me the whole day. I’ve seen a lot of mistakes and incorrect documents from the account maintenance applications which were handed over by my colleague from the 2nd shift, but to my surprise, I was not pissed at all. Two things, maybe I was already used to seeing all that rejected applications from her or maybe, I was not mentally present from my physical self earlier due to advil overdose. hehehe. Whatever it was, I don’t mind at all. Let my colleague rest from my daily gospel about her work and at least for one day, my wrinkles will stop growing. 🙂 wink…wink!
My Boo, (branch operations officer) asked me early this morning how am I feeling because for 3 days I was never nice to her which is of course very unusual of me. Said, I was not talking to her like I used to and she missed me. I felt sorry for her and myself. Nope. I was never arrogant to her for 3 days. (except last Thursday) I just didn’t speak to her because I didn’t feel like talking then. 🙂 So in returned, i just hugged her and said, blame it to my migraine. I’m back. We are ok again.