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…
30 Seconds Daily
So, I just realized that my Sony FDR-X3000 has a time-lapse function. Meh. After using it for years as an underwater camera, I just figured out a new use for it. This just shows how bad I am with gadgets. Again, meh.
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…
Quarantine Days Are Over + Heal The World Song Cover
I was quite sad this morning. As I was heading from my room to the canteen to eat breakfast, I saw half of the island people (resort staff) were heading to the ferry to (finally) leave our resort and go back to their home islands.
Day 10 to 14 – What Now?
Day 10: Ebe Dancel’s Music I couldn’t sleep that night. It was already late. But since I couldn’t sleep, I took my phone and started searching for Ebe’s music videos on youtube. So random. His songs are timeless. And as I listened to song after song after song, I felt different emotions. Heartbreak, joy, hope.…
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.
Day 5, 6, 7 & 8: The Loner and Other Stories
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.
Day 4 – Sarah The Little Monkey
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…