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Desert Adventure

. . . stories of adventures (and mis-adventures) in the land of the deserts . . .

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend ...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

one thursday ...

i told my cuz - to come to our office instead of me going home pa, last thursday, so after work we went to DCC (Deira City Center) we took the bus - we're not in a hurry anyways. it was even hazy that afternon due to the sandstorm.

we reached the mall (DCC) - was just simply "malling around" then she remembered that she has to check some backpacks for the kidos, so we headed to the sports store - the kidos (her niece and nephew) have a brand requested so we have to just look out for that brand, otherwise if you buy other brand surely they will not use it! - nothing very expensive naman - "nike" lang daw ... well ok... there is the DSS (summer sale!) so we can check on those if included in the sale!

good thing they have it on sale!!! hehehe .. i hope the kidos will like the backpacks .. we bought 4 pcs.. after that - i was feeling a bit hungry na - so i told my cuz we grab something first - my tummy is becoming quite "noisy" na with all those grumblings inside hehehe (nagwawala na anaconda ko!)

we headed for the foodcourt hmm.. actually - we are not that hungry - hungry .. but we ordered pizza anyways :D, and 9 pcs. chicken wings .. hehehe ... we tried that new pizza hut "crown crust with meatballs and cream cheese" - Super Supreme. after ordering we were given this thing - don't know what exactly they call it -but it's like a buzzer when your order is ready... no need to stand there and wait. you can wait at your table instead :D

when the order is ready it will light up and ring like a cell phone ringing... so you will go and collect na your order.... before ours rang - there was this girl - arabic speaking, her pad was ringing and she was like answering it: " hallo? hallo? " the guy sitting next to her (arabic speaking as well told her to go to the counter instead - and it's not a phone.

so our order came .. and the lights went on and before i could klik my cam.. hehehe.. the lights went off... my cuz was laughing at me .. sabi ko: "bakit ba? walang pakialamanan!" till i was able to get a pic of it - with the lights on .. (hayzzz.. kababaw talaga! ahahahah)

eto na yung order namin ...

my cuzin ...

after that .. "attack na!! hehehehe... nice thursday evening .. wala lang ... kwentuhan ng konti tapos ikot-ikot ulit .. tingin nito, tingin noon.. till we noticed na .. uyy gabi na pala - time to head home ... actually early pa rin yun - it was only past 10 ... we still could have seen a movie sana ano! hmmm .. neks tym ...


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

..on children...

i posted this to my other account but felt like posting it here again. was talking to a friend who is going through some pain - and i can relate to her because i've been through that - and still is going through that. i'm glad my short notes to her made her feel a bit light ...

i cried also while writing those note to her - because it was like - suddenly all the pain i had that time in my life came back! .. i felt the hurt in my heart - the lump in my throat, the tears that slowly rolled down my cheeks .. and yes... i let it roll even if i was (still am) in the office .. because if not - i am sure that the pain would be unbearable again.

the full poem is here:
On Children
by: Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nicole's 4th birthday

i attended nicole's birthday party ( yeah i know - kid's party :D) at the burger king at the jumeirah beach center yesterday. had some fun - coz adults were asked to play some games and well - yap - i did play the game! hehehe .. now i'm nursing a bruised knee - don't ask!!! ahahahaha .. it was good - kids had fun so did the adults!!!

the birthday girl!

after the party, my friend (her mom) invited us to grab something - somewhere else! :D and off we went to golden fork restaurant - she ordered a platter of seafoods...

we had a good time - kami-kami lang - chika-chika, tawanan.... she wanted to order more but we stopped her - my!! - we are still kinda full from the burgers!! heheheh

nurse's watch

my cousin, a nurse, is working in al ain and asked her kid sis to send her a "nurse watch" - i was wondering - what the heck is a nurse watch?!?! i know before the nurse just have to wear a wristwatch with the "secondhand" and that's it ..

hmm...when my colleague returned to dubai after a month's vacation - nakipadala kami and eto pala yun .. comes in different colors pa!! heheheh

now i know what a nurse watch is .. !!! :D asus!!!

( eh kasi naman pala si cousin eh naka "baby G" na watch eh!! hehehe )


Thursday, June 17, 2010

ganun pala yun!?!?!

a colleague returned the office digi cam she borrowed and i was about to put it back in the drawer - but then i simply just started playing with it - the result of reading things in the net - reviewing ba daw! .. yung tipong "isang basa - isang gawa" hehehe (katamaran!) and i took this shots .. nice naman di ba ... well, to me atleast .... me being a-not-so-techy-even-with-a-camera kind of person... masaya na ako .. hehehe

sabay: ahhha .. ganun pala yun!?!?! hehehehe ... pretty me again !! :D


testing 1..2..3..

my friends are traveling to egypt... sadly without me! :( and one of them was bullied (hehehe) into buying a new camera DLSR - a Nikon D90.. hehehehe.. she got it thursday evening after office, they went to the mall and purchased it. saturday she went to the office (we don't work on saturdays) but she wanted to try her cam and also to get some last minute tips from a colleague - who unfortunately didn't show up!! luckily, mr. giant was there, so she so got few tips.

and click she did that morning, here and there, whoever and whatever is in sight ... and yours truly just happened to be just so all around the office that morning too! :D click here, click that - okey ..goodah .. needs to adjust this and that .. should be.. must be .. don't do this.. don't do that .. ok..ok.. my friend hoping that she could absorb all... and here are some of the practice shots she has taken:

my muffin... i love this pic - for once my muffin looked soo good in pic! :D

me.. so all around :D ...

monkeying around with Ives ... England /Spain??

i know, she knows .. we know - she still has a lot to learn - but as we have read in the different sites offering tips - just keep practicing - click, click, click .. it's digital anyways!

i think i will be giving her assignments ... what/where to start ?? hmmm landscape???