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. Continue reading “Love, Hope and The Color-Changing Fish”
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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “Static”
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. Continue reading “An Eid To Remember”
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.
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 and actually, even for those who don’t. And then there will be supper, which is actually their Suhour at 11:30pm. Continue reading “Tea Time at 9pm”
The weather has been really good lately. The sun keeps on shining brightly. The horizon is like a mirror in between the sky and the water. The gentle breeze cools us down in the afternoons. The palm trees as tall as ever. A bit of rain every now and then. Some dead leaves dotting around the white sandy beach, giving us an autumn feeling in the middle of summer. Continue reading “Extended Quarantine + Octopus Hunting”
Since we have less work and more offs, I had more time to read. And I take only two to three evenings to finish a book so here are the recent three.
Day 5 – The Loner
It was my lone working day as my colleague was off on Wednesday. I’m usually productive when alone as there are less distractions. Nobody asks anything, nobody chitchats and the office is quiet. Continue reading “Day 5, 6, 7 & 8: The Loner and Other Stories”
Sarah was born to an Italian mother and a Maldivian father. I would say, she is one of the luckiest kids I’ve ever seen. Her father works with us and so she visits the island on weekends and spends the days on the sea. During school holidays, she goes back to Italy and travels around Europe to walk along the forests, farms and the likes. What a childhood right? Continue reading “Day 4 – Sarah The Little Monkey”