Tag: Expat Life
Some Days Are Good
I went out of my room wearing my black rash guard and my old blue swimming shorts heading out for my afternoon swim. Two colleagues were sitting by the smoking area and one of them told me that I need to buy bigger swimming clothes.
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.
Extended Quarantine + Octopus Hunting
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…
Day 9 – Turtles All the Way Down and Other Books
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.
Year End Dive
I left the island at 8am and headed to Male’ to join a fun dive. It was a warm, sunny morning, the last Sunday of 2019. I reached the meeting point at 9:30am and as I waited for the instructor and other divers to arrive, the bright blue sky suddenly turned gray. The round swollen…
3 Things I Like About Dharavandhoo Island, Maldives
Living in an island in the Maldives and still wanting to visit islands might sound strange to you but it is really my goal to see as much islands of the Maldives while I am here, while the islands are still in their natural state (before a foreign company takes over and turns it into…
One By One They All Leave
Two weeks ago, a colleague of mine left the island for good. She did not renew her contract with our company and just went back home to China. We weren’t really very close friends but she’s one of my favorite colleagues. We used to swim and snorkel together. She’s one funny girl. A bit naive…
Lumalabas ang Tunay na Kulay
Sa pagdaan ng panahon, ang mga kakilala, kaibigan, kasama sa trabaho ay lubusan nating nakikilala at di naglalaon ay nagkakalabasan ng tunay na kulay. Gaya na lang ng huwad na kulay ng balat na mabilad lang saglit ay lumalabas na ang tunay na kulay. Di ko naman ginugustong pumuti pero nakakaputi sa Dubai dahil maghapon…
Ang Karimarimarim na Kalagayan ng mga OFW na Natatanggal sa Trabaho at Kung Paano Nila Ito Hinaharap
Haba ng title. Pang Thesis no? Paano ko ba sisimulan ang Thesis kong ito? Ok, sisimulan ko na lang sa isang babala. Mahaba ito. Kung wapakels ka sa isusulat ko, pwes lumayas ka sa pamamahay blog ko. Pero kung trip mo naman basahin ito, I suggest kumuha ka ng popcorn at softdrinks at irereimburse ko…
Sunrise and Traffic Lights
While I really love sunsets, I also love sunrise just as much. While sunsets remind us of beautiful endings, sunrise reminds us of fresh new starts and second chances. oh oh on the way to work this morning 🙂 And traffic lights? They remind us to stop for a while no matter how…
Sunsets They remind me that No matter how long my day is It will always have a beautiful end