Tag: Expat Life in the Maldives
This Strange Feeling
The past few days, I have been feeling so down. So dark. I couldn’t really understand. I was questioning why I was here. I had that strange feeling of being lost, of losing my purpose. Although my purpose for being here is crystal clear, I am here to work. It was confusing. All I know…
Halloween. Surprise. Surprise.
This Halloween was the first time I had to dress up and copy a character because I had to. For work. And boy, it’s tiring to put and remove makeup twice a day. So I salute cosplayers, drags, impersonators, and all who work in the field that requires them to use makeup all the time.
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A Batfish Stalked Me!
Once during my swims, a fish followed me and when I looked at it closely, I accidentally kissed it and poof! It transformed into a dashing prince with abs.
A Year After the Lockdown…
… I’m still here on the island. I have been out to Male’ only once to get my dose of vaccine.
16Hours at Sea (within 24Hours) ~ Pirates of the Indian Ocean Feels
It was a month before the lockdown started when we had a chance to sail. I don’t know why I only remembered to blog about it after more than a year, but anyway, here’s that 16-hour sea adventure.
Love, Hope and The Color-Changing Fish
It is not only the mandatory use of mask when going out to guest areas that makes me feel strange but everything about the new normal. Adapting to change takes time. Just the same, the world will take its time.
It was a dark day. A Friday full of gray clouds, strong wind and heavy rain. We went about our daily lives until we found ourselves sitting inside the TV room at half past eight in the evening watching Cuddle Weather.
I lied down on the day bed. Face to the sky, looking at the bits of clouds in between the spaces of the coconut leaves. It was like looking at pieces of the sky cut by sword into thin slices.
An Eid To Remember
We started our Eid Al Ftr with a sunrise video shoot. We all got up at 5am and completed the session by half past eight. We had to do it that day just because the weather had been very unpredictable lately so the shoot can’t wait.
Dotting the Blank Page
I sat on the floor of our room, my legs crossed on the cold, white tiles. The door wide open, the curtain drawn up. The faint sunlight that passed through the thick clouds filled up the room that never really saw the sunlight for months or years.
Tea Time at 9pm
It’s been a week since Ramadan started and there had been changes with our meal times. Breakfast or Iftar for those who fast will be at sunset which is probably around 6pm. Dinner time for non-Muslims is from 7pm to 8pm and there will be short eats at 9pm, tea time for those who fast…