It was that productive day that we had to go with Santa on the Zipline.
The Middle East’s first commercial Via Ferrata is located at Jebel Jais Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the UAE’s highest mountain. Professional instructors will guide you along our spectacular route. Enjoy 3 thrilling zip lines as you traverse more than 1km along the mountain route. With morning and afternoon start times available.
I’ve always been so picky when choosing caps for myself for several reasons.
The very main one is that my face shape doesn’t fit any type of caps, and mind you, this is why I rarely get one for myself. I hate spending so much time in selecting. Next reason is that I like my hair down always but I occasionally put it up when wearing a cap, now stella does have a selection of cap styles.
Yet, the moment I saw this cap from stella, I immediately fell in love.
If I’m not mistaken, they do retail and wholesale. The quality of the cap is really good. The embroidery is very precise and well detailed. This is not a paid post nor am I being sponsored by Stella.ae, but definitely, their page is worth checking out.
I’ve always been the type of person who never gets tired of the water. I sometimes take a day off from work when I feel exhausted and you’d find me by the beach. 2017 has been so great to me, giving way to new experiences and adventure. This year marked the very first time I have properly explored the water. This as well marked the time I have decided to take diving lessons and eventually aim for diving license, and I mean PADI thing.
Before this experience, I thought of diving as purely something part of my bucket list, but I ended up knowing it is so much more than that. It was more than just getting into the water and seeing all sorts of fish pass-by you. Discovering that such type of fish or creature is silently beautifying beyond the surface.
I have found my type of luxury in life. We call it, EXPERIENCE. As I grow older, I aim more to forget my fears and embrace chances. The moment I ended my very first diving experience, I knew I left my heart underneath. I knew as well that I’ll be coming back for more.
My life is not a book nor a novel written by a poet.
Nor is it a movie or a theatrical play written by a playwright.
My being is not a character performed by a well-known actress.
My being is not someone every person has to look up to.
My life is not a fairy tale for little girls to admire and desire to be like someday.
My life is nothing but an adventure in the jungle, a maze in a hidden paradise with bountiful things to treasure and learn from.
My being is nothing but a drafted dreamer gazing up the shootings stars in the night.
Waiting and patiently waiting. for a wish to be granted and dreams become nothing else but wonderful reality.
My fellow Lasallians. My batchmates. A real good friend and a new bonded friend.
One weekend not far from today. I had a few visitors from California and Dubai.
Surprisingly they were the visitors I never expected to have at my paradise home.
Rawlin is a good friend of mine back in highschool. Since she migrated to California, (I think) I never had the chance to see her or spend time with her.
While Ivan on the other hand was just a random friend in high school as well whom I just say “hi” or nod my head a little whenever we bump each other at the hall way of our classrooms or by the discipline office. Just a typical batchmate to make it short.
So there it was, an afternoon to spend and have some fun with this two along with Ernan and Grace whom I also met here in UAE.
Few bites of chicken by the Sea shore. Few gulps of cola from the plastic cups. Few pieces of french fries. Then comes a moment of fun by the sea of such a wonderful place where I live.
But then again, it didn’t end there. We then went on for a dip by the pool. Then it was time for the ladies to sit back and relax as the two chefs we were with do their thing at the kitchen.
It’s one of the priceless things in life I really appreciate at that very moment. Sharing stories while having dinner and having a few drinks after. Appreciating a renewed friendship and the new ones.
For once which hopefully won’t be the last I have shared my relaxing then with a good old friend and the new.
I appreciated life more as I took a few relaxing moments with them.
There are those moments when thoughts are just over flowing my mind and I couldn’t just take any more.
I go home, change my clothes from corporate to the “just me-comfy clothes”.
I go out of the balcony and appreciate this view.
To some, this is just like any other balcony view, but for me, it is my escape.
My escape from thinking about the paper works I have to finish for the next day.
My escape from the things I fail to accomplish within the day.
My escape from all the worries of life that lies ahead.
My escape from all the thoughts of my life’s struggles and challenges.
My escape from missing my family.
My escape from the sadness of living alone.
Every day, looking at this view clears my mind and for some minutes I become relaxed.
I have been living in UAE for a little more than a year now.
I have spent those days and months living with people I barely know. Yet they showed me kindness and sense of belonging and I will forever be grateful to them. I have spent those resting moments in the lower level of a double deck. I had to wake up early to be able to take a bath with less pressure that someone is already waiting outside for his/her turn to use the bathroom.
I have spent those days and months away from my family yet never did my father’s advice left my mind, heart and soul. He used to tell me “dream high, aim high” and he would also tell me how big of a dreamer I was for a lady. I kept it as a reminder by heart.
So there I was, I tried spreading my wings as I let go of the things I already have. Hoping that I may find my shift in destiny by any chance. Just like any other person, I got bruises along the way, and in each of them is a life’s lesson bound to be learned, by me. I came to a point that I have almost lost hope by I never stopped flipping my wings up and down praying for the wind of my path would start to calm. It did.
God was so great he blessed me with the light which made me see that doorway which leads to a bigger world of challenges and growth. A place where I can see my dreams turning into reality. I have found a less expensive yet so adorable baby blue car, and that covered parking area by my workplace. A big building with a private access I can enter. That brown desk to work at and a boss who trusts his people.
Finding that perfect work, made me found a paradise. But never be blinded with the word for I have my own description of it.
Paradise for me is a place so high I can see almost everything that surrounds me day and night.
Paradise for me is a place with a balcony where I can calmly enjoy my hot cup of coffee in the morning. Where I can just close my eyes and play with my thoughts of life and every day. Reminiscing a little of my past thinking what the future may hold for me.
Paradise for me is a place surrounded by the sea, where I can just spend a moment worrying about nothing in my life. Where I can enjoy taking a little walk or jog just to clear my mind.
As I turn a year older in UAE, away from my family. I have come to realize how blessed I am.