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Expat Life in Dubai

Closing A Beautiful Chapter of My Life

August 20, 2014
Burj Al Arab
6 years and 11 months ago, I arrived in a very humid Dubai with no clue of what to expect and no friends nor family whom I know. The only thing I knew then was that it was going to be hot and this I tell you, no matter how much you psych yourself up on how hot and humid Dubai is going to be, it’s still not going to be good enough until you actually experience it. It’s that hot in here! Yacht Cruise at t

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Expat Life in Dubai

Lessons Learned in 2013 and Things I’m Thankful For

December 27, 2013
First off, Merry Christmas my dear readers. I do wish you are all enjoying this holiday season wherever you are. I am stuck here in Dubai and I have been celebrating Christmas since the 24th evening with friends and colleagues. I always feel giddy and excited during this time of the year, after all – it’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. 🙂 This is my 7th Christmas in Dubai and I must sa

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Expat Life in Dubai

Keeping Things in Perspective

December 21, 2013
My life for the past few days’ been crazy and I mean sh*tload of CRAZY! It all started when I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted to help the victims of Yolanda typhoon in the Philippines. From that moment on, my life has been all sorts of winding roads and I felt like I’ve been running around like a headless chicken in the city. This past month literally drove me crazy giving me both high and low mom

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Expat Life in Dubai

How To Survive in Dubai.

August 2, 2013
dubai
  After my recent post of “How do you see yourself 5 years from now?“, I have received quite a few messages and comments from people living in Dubai. All of them were quite new to the sandpit (6 months to 1 1/2 years) and are having some second thoughts about their move here. Well to tell you very honestly, I haven’t had a single doubt about my decision of moving here to Dubai. I love this ci

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It’s been 4 years.

June 5, 2013
It was a humid day, a normal inconvenience for all the residents of Dubai for the month of June. I was at Madinat Jumeirah with some friends. I just joined them for awhile as I wait for my date that night. He was late. He got lost he said. I didn’t mind because I had company anyway, thank goodness. Frankly, I was not really looking forward to the date as I only agreed to it because my roommate will be out and

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Expat Life in Dubai

Cliche.

October 31, 2011
Last Saturday, I went to do my grocery shopping. I had about 4 big plastic bags when I got back home and a very nice gentleman helped me carry some of it and initiated a short chat inside the elevator. I’m not particularly sure how I looked like that day after the grocery but…. well, you be the judge. Gentleman: So, which apartment do you work for? Me: 320 (with a chuckle and a big smile on my face) Ge

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