CHRISTMAS PICTURES

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ANOTHER ACCIDENT

Meron yata akong moomoo sa haus?

The other day while I was unpacking after getting back from my Riyadh trip, my lampshade burned. Wala naman ibang na-damage. Kaunting vacuum lang ang katapat ng kaunting ash from the burning lampshade. Deadma lang mura lang naman ang lampshade eh.

Pero last night, while I was doing some ironing. Bigla na lang may malakas na bumagsak at nabasag sa room ko din. After inspection, I found out na bumagsak ang picture frame from IKEA. Asar ako kasi sayang naman. Atsaka tinatamad pa akong linisin. Kailan pa ulit ako makakapunta ng IKEA eh sa Riyadh at Jeddah lang may IKEA. Sa Alkhobar, wala. But I checked the nail on the wall, nandun pa rin siya at matibay ang pagkakabit. Ininspeksyon ko rin ang frame and the string, it was still attached. Eh bakit bumagsak ang frame?

Isa lang ang naiisip ko.

May moomoo yata akong kasama sa haus?


SUPER TIRING BUT SUPER FUN

Umatak ang mga friendships from Riyadh here sa Alkhobar for the Eid Holidays Break. I used to be one who came to Alkhobar for the holidays when I was still based in Riyadh. But now, I don’t have to anymore, because I’m based here. Kaya naman super excited ako. Daming activities and dami rin photo opportunities kaya I made sure to have my camera ready plus batteries ofcourse.

Ito na ang mga kaganapan.

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 At the Holiday Inn Half Moon Beach Resort with Rob and Dennis

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Bestfriend Rommel and Me beside the pool in Holiday Inn, and at Casper & Gambini’s

Kinunan ako while driving to the Bahrain Causeway

Iappreciate na lang ang background. Dalawang guhit na lang ang mata ko.

At the Le Gulf Meridien Hotel Alkhobar

I had a lot of fun during the holidays. It was a pleasant break from the monotony of work and a chance to discover new things too. But the all-night fun and beach treks have now taken a toll on me. I have a slight fever probably due to fatigue. I am drinking a lot of fluids to flush out the virus from my system. Grabe, masakit ang mga kasu-kasuan ko. Ramdam ko na talaga – I’m Getting Old !!!

What did you do the past few days while I was out painting the town fuschia?


THINK POSITIVE

After so long of not posting anything. Im back. Period lang, walang excalamation point as in walang excitement kasi wala pa rin akong maisip na mai-blog. But I thought, Eid Holidays is coming up so I better come up with something or else, 5 days na vacation, 5 days din akong walang post. Hay naku, napag iwanan na ako ng everybody.

A few days ago, at a party, kausap ko ang isang badette sa isang party sa farm sa medyo kalayuan, in fact lumampas kami ng isang checkpoint (ganun kalayo) just to get to the farm, nung dumating kami eh hindi naman pala kagandahan ang farm (sayang lang ang gas), but that’s another story. Anyway, itong si badette sunod nang sunod sa akin, nararamdaman ko. Kung saan ako pupunta, maya-maya ay nandun na rin siya. May pagka feeling na para bang idol ang tingin sa akin. May mga questions na kung ano ano, na sana ganun din daw siya katulad ko. Ano daw ba advice ko sa kaniya? Well, since pa morningan ang piging kaya pinagtiyagaan ko na si badette.

First impressions are generally wrong. Akala ko typical manggugupit si badette na puro lalake ang inaatupag, pero hindi pala. Breadwinner ang badette. Very humble siya. At magaling kumanta. Naikuwento niya sa akin ang kaniyang life story. Si badette daw nung pagka graduate daw ng high school eh gusto niyang mag Nursing kasi iyon lang daw ang sagot sa kahirapan na nakikita niya pero di kasing level ng Japan, na inambisyon din daw niya. Pero ayaw na raw siyang pag aralin ng parenthood at kulang na raw ang pera na galing sa paglalabada ni mother and pag tricycle ni father, kaya pumasok siya sa parlor at naging full-fledged parlorista. Masalimuot ang buhay ni badette, pero kita mo sa kaniyang katauhan ang pagiging positive. Lagi siyang may positive side na nakikita. Nahuli siya ng mutawa (religious police) , may positive siyang nakita. Hindi siya pinasuweldo for 3 months ng amo niya, may positive siyang nakita. Inutangan at hindi na binayaran ng lalake, yes sa maniwala ka’t sa hindi, may positive pa rin siyang nakita dun. At kahit na ayaw daw siyang isama ng mga matatandang organizers ng piging ay nagpilit siya. Hindi daw niya alam kung bakit. Ewan ko kung bulag siya or manhid, pero napansin ko na insecure ang mga matatandang bading na naglalagkitan ang mukha na nasunog sa Magic Cream sa kaniya.  Dahil si badette, kahit na simple at medyo luma na ang damit, pretty pa rin ha? Kumpara sa mga thundercats na parang puwedeng pagprituhan ng tilapia ang fez sa Oiliness. Hahahahaha. At ang positive na nakita niya. Nakilala niya daw ako. Ako daw ang magiging inspirasyon niya. Gusto niya daw maging katulad ko. Touched naman ako.

Kinaumagahan, nahihilo sa antok. Nagpaalaman at nagsiuwian ang mga dumalo. Si badette napansin ko, ayaw isabay. Sinabay namin siya pauwi. Kung malapit lang daw bahay ko sa kaniya, punta daw siya sa akin. Sabi niya na medyo natawa pa nga ako “Birds of same feathers, flocks wherever” Kinorrect ko siya. Nag thank you siya at nang bumaba, kita ko ang kainosentehan sa mukha niya. Hindi ko alam kung inosente nga ba siya o sadyang positive lang talaga siya.

May mga tao pa palang ganun. Kahit na ang mga kasama niya ay sing oily ng balat ng lechong kawali, at sing bitter ng tarantia ampalaya bitter herbs. Positive pa rin siya. Sana ganun din ako.

Lets think positive. Is this still possible?


Very Frustrating Weekend

Everything that was supposed to happen over the weekend. Didn’t happen. Super frustrating talaga. But I just chose to shrug all my frustrations and just slept it off. I just thought, sometimes life doesn’t cooperate.

Frustration #1. We were supposed to go to the beach. Didn’t happen. We’ve been talking about it since Tuesday, we all confirmed and we all had different assignments, my assignment were sandwiches, which I made. Ang sarap ng sandwiches ko promise, at pinaghirapan ko pa talagang i-pack in individual wrappers. Pero the guy who had the car didn’t show up. We called him a dozen times, but no reply. He didn’t even bother to call or send a text message to say that he couldn’t come. How long does a call to inform us that he couldn’t come take? Is that so much to ask? Ang manners!!! He even confirmed everything the night before! Kainis di ba?

Frustration #2. R was supposed to come over. Didn’t happen. We spoke and agreed that weekly meetings would be fine. R lived far from me so it wasn’t possible to see each other as often as we wanted but once a week was fine. R called, (at least may manners to call and apologize na hindi siya makakapunta kasi mag shopping daw sila ng Mom and Dad niya) and explained why we couldn’t see each other. I, (played the understanding one – bagay din naman sa akin in fairness) and just hoped for next time.

Frustration #3. To top it all. M called. Hindi ko na inaasahan ito. M always calls, but seldom to never has time to see me. Hindi ko nga maintindihan. I’ve tried to be super-understanding, but naubusan na ako ng pasensya. Kesyo pupunta daw siya sa bahay ko. Tapos when I called, hindi naman sinasagot ang phone? Ano yun? 10:30 pm, while I was getting ready to sleep, M calls, asar ako! I didn’t answer the call, Ganti lang di ba? Afterwards nag text. Nakatulog daw siya and naka silent daw ang phone. Galeng mag excuse di ba?

Nakakapagod din ang ma frustrate! Frustrated in all aspects.

Sa aking frustration, nag picture ako.

 

 Sweet ako dito.

Magpamewang talaga.

 Change attire naman. Aminin natin oily ako dito Hahahahaha

 Formal Attire naman.

Like ko ang shot na ito.

Winter Attire naman para maiba.

Pawis na pawis na ako niyan.

Nakakapagod ang Photo Shoot. This is me with Photographer Albert.


Weekend na pala

Wednesday na naman, wala na naman pasok bukas. I can sleep for as long as I want. I can clean out whatever trash I’ve accumulated in my room and change bed covers again. Hindi ko naramdaman na lumipas na naman pala ang 5 days, I’ve been busy at work and at the flat too. Which reminds me I have to clear out all my pendings today so I don’t burden the person on duty.

I started my laundry since Sunday, washing by batches only since I felt lazy after one batch of laundry. And besides, I had to sleep too. 

I’ve also scheduled the kitchen floor to be scrubbed on Thursday, its been a long time since I did that. Sugat sugat na naman ako ako I’m sure after that.

Yesterday I started ironing too,  ironing is the part of laundry that I hate, but it had to be done so I started ironing while watching Wowowee. I have to finish my ironing because colleagues are inviting me to the Half Moon Beach on Friday morning. And I plan to sleep after the beach outing. So I have to clear out all my chores. God, I’m so domesticated. Kahit ako aminado. 

And R is coming too. Excited me.


Im Back

My first stop was to see my Former Colleagues

Charmed One and Robertisms
getting ready to go out.

Picture muna before we head out for lunch.

Omar and his Baby Cheese.

My hosts Dennis and Robert with Myx

Ang mga latecomers.
Better late than never.
First, I would like to thank my friend Robertisms for the nice words you said about me on your post last Wednesday http://www.robertisms.blogspot.com/ basahin ninyo para malaman ninyo na mabait pala ako. Hahahahaha, and too many other thanks for your hospitality during my weekend visit to Riyadh.
Time flies when you’re having fun. True talaga ito, especially during my weekend visit to Riyadh. Feeling ko time really went by so fast.

I saw a lot of friends while I was there, thanks to the generosity and hospitality of my hosts Robert and Dennis who held a Swim party for friends while I was there. I felt as if I never left but I also felt like I missed out on so many things.