Sunday, March 20, 2011

Resurrected

Just to let you know, I'm still alive and kicking. Rumours are not true, LOL. I am just preoccupied with my new job. After wasting 20 months in the PH and 3 months in the AE, I have finally back on track. Actually, I've so much to tell, photos to post, etc. etc but I have the most stupid connection in the new place (moved out from my sister's place).. soooooo third world. Meanwhile, I know y'all missed me so here's my gift, a little laughter for you all :p

Mixed up babies in the hospital
In a hospital, in the maternity section, four new born babies get mixed-up. There is a German baby, a Jewish baby, an Indian baby, and an Emarati baby (Arab Emirates).

The nurse, who was responsible for the problem, goes up to the doctor panic stricken, and asks for some help. The doctor, extremely self-confident tells her not to worry. He goes to the room where the four babies are and shouts: "HAIL HITLER" 
 
Instantly the German baby gives the military salute, while the Jewish baby shits in his pants, and the Emarati baby tells the Indian baby "Clean the shit!!!"

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Indian Persuasion


The above photo has nothing to do with the title neither with me. It's our neighbor's front door, *shhhhh* I just find it nice to look at. LOL

The Foreigners. Anyway, for the last 3 months, I've been living with foreigners.. You see, since I came back to Dubai last December, I've been staying temporarily with my sister and her husband whom I called bil (brother-in-law). Last month they have moved to a bigger place and bil's younger bro and bil joined them too. Imagine the awkward scenario, although, I seldom see them here because I seldom go out of the room besides bil and his bil are here only at night and the bro leaves after 12 noon and comes back for lunch and at night.  So it's like 5 people in the  new flat plus I was told bil's parents are coming from India on the 16th so I'm a bit under pressure to move out, I honestly am too freaked out because I haven't got my residence visa yet and my visit visa is going to expire on the 15th. Okay, I am not complaining and I don't want to look like I'm ungrateful bitch but I feel like the new flat is getting smaller day by day and I am no longer welcome to stay. 

One Little Indian Boy. Almost every night, I have some kinda "playdate", there's one little Indian boy around 1-2 year old, who comes here in the middle of the night, he is a son of bil's best friend who at the same time lives on the same floor of the same building. He comes in the bedroom, plays with my phone, press my laptop's keyboard, steps with his shoes on in my bed (I think he thinks my bed is a playground or something) and sometimes lies down beside me. He's sweet and cute and all but.. well.. sometimes you know :)

The Prayer Mat. So, we found this nice prayer mat in the Géant Hypermarket and sister bought it for the foreigners to spread and kneel it on when they want to pray at home. I find this mat really pretty like a work of art that if I send it to PH, they will display it there like a perfect Oriental rug/carpet hanging on the wall.
 

Indian Thingy: You know you're in an Indian home or someone had been to India if you see something like these: Elephants display, fashionable bangles, fabulous salwar kameez and sarees (sorry, can't pry into sister's closet), all kinds of spices and herbs in the kitchen and it smells curry.

It's a Jungle Out There: Actually this is supposed to be the living room but well hmm, frankly, this one looks waaayyyyy cleaner. It was a complete disaster the moment bil's bro left it.  Clothes and socks are everywhere, bed is still undone from sleep and TV being left on with Indian television series and in a loud sound. EH?!!



I really really really need a place ASAP!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

So excited to share.. I've been smiling all day because I received this..


It really smells good and just in time for summer besides my Bvlgari Amethyste is almost empty and my birthday is coming up next month. So Woo Hoo!! It actually IS the best fragrance (EdT) I've ever had, it's light, fresh and absolutely perfect for summer days.
 
Thanks to the sweetest, nicest, most generous (insert any positive personality adjective in superlative degree here) Saudi guy in the planet. Of all the people who had come into my life and brought me happiness, YOU are the BEST. Lucky me!



P.S. Next time, if you are going to purchase something like this for me, ask me first, because I've been eyeing that Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. Ha-ha! Just kidding! LOL

Friday, March 4, 2011

Are You Bored?

Things you can do to change your day:
  • Punch anyone in the stomach then apologize.
  • Sell your mobile phone and buy it back.
  • Throw your purse to the person beside you and  scream for "snatcher!"
  • Play hide and seek then go home.
  • Separate the ingredients of 3-in-1 coffee.
  • Pinch your little brother/sister then go ahead and cry before he/she does.
  • Play rock-paper-scissors with yourself in the mirror until you win.
  • SMS yourself and reply it with "who r u?"
  • Drink 5 cups of coffee and go to sleep.
  • Take a very high-dose of sleeping pill and fight off sleepiness.

Holier-Than-Thou

I hate people with holier-than-thou attitude. Those people who think and speak so highly of themselves like they are some sort of god's gifts to mankind. Those who feel that wherever they go they will always stand out from the rest and people can't stop looking/staring at them or anywhere they go they always have this story about someone  who tried to flirt with them. They really drive me off the wall.

I have once wrote here that I have some huge issue with most of white women because of some random personal experiences with them..

Like some random years ago in a hotel in Iran, a bunch of tourists (I was one of them) just arrived, we were mostly Asians. Some were giggling and excitedly talking when suddenly the only white woman in that batch said to one of the hotel staff...
Can you give me my room key fast?! I don't wanna be with these RATS!
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Just recently while I was inside the Metro, there were two ladies in their 20s who just got in talking so loudly, as if telling this to everyone: Attention, attention. We are white women who speaks English. Listen to our accent. I don't know if it was me or them but I've noticed that if other commuters weren't looking at them they were turning their volume up, exaggerating their accent more. Another thing I've noticed, after seeing a guy in khandoura, they started talking about how HAWT the Arabic language is and that the other girl is taking Arabic lesson.They were standing next to my seat so I overheard their whole conversation and learned that one is Australian and the other is American.
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I have met another white-looking woman who happens to be a Latina, she is married to an Emirati and a revert. When she found out that I am in a relationship with a Saudi guy, she told me something like this: 
Really?? But you are not a Muslim and Arab guys are into blonde and blue-eyed women!! They are obsessed with white women so most likely he won't marry you, be careful . . .
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I rest my case.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Consulate General

For the last two months I've been to my Consulate three times already.. and I'm becoming not accustomed but allergic to it. Believe me, if I start telling you my experience and other people's experience, you need to pull an all-nighter because it's going to be the longest blog for sure.  To tell you frankly, I'm not disappointed with PH Consulate, it's actually expected...

Anyway, here's an Improvement Wish List .... are you listening PCG-Dubai?

Service – I wish I could say our Consulate was the best in serving our people but it's not.  The service is very poor. There's no proper person to ask and it seems that not everyone (staff) knows their job. Oh and the proper procedures are posted beside the cashier. Seriously people, it's like a BIG joke because usually the last step of every procedure is the Cashier. I wish you post it somewhere like right after you enter the gate so right then and there everyone will know what to do and where to go. I also wish the staff were accommodating. When people seeks information from you, don't give us the look nor even shout at us, we're all human here. People are asking you guys because they don't know what to do so don't reply like they're morons. And let's say it's already 12:00 noon (your precious lunch break), but isn't it rude not to reply nor even look at the person politely asking you something? (Attention: Miss Cashier - has the cat got your tongue?). I wish you create a system especially during lunch break. Queuing system -- Encoding and Visa sections has it but the Cashier.. Miss Cashier, please do care, have some concerns and jump on the bandwagon. 

Waiting Area – I wish for more chairs, please. We don't mind sitting outside but at least provide us enough chairs or are the steps really the new chairs?!
  
Phone Calls – I wish you answer them (who let the phone rings, who? who? who?). If your staff can entertain personal calls on their mobile phones during office hours (alert, alert! work delays) in front of us, why not do the same thing with the "official" contact numbers. [Hats off to the person who accommodates inquiries via email, I wish your colleagues emulate you.]

Signages – I wish you put something like "Encoding Room" etc. etc.

Building – I wish cleanliness in every corner.. especially the main door.

Toilet – Ugh! Honestly, I don't even want to start, it's very "third world". I wish you will remove the "Man" and "Woman" signages there because you know they are wrong, don't you? (My English is not that good but please don't make it worse. You supposed to educate people.)

Location – I wish you relocate somewhere accessible just like any other consulate/embassy. I believe you are the only consulate located in that area. You are like "hiding" to your people.

Lastly, I know you know that some of us come as early as 1:00 am and some are from Ajman or farther and we are paying whatever the required service fees so can you at least treat us fairly?. The Consulate is supposed to be there to protect and assist citizens from having their rights trampled and not the other way around... you know what I mean.