Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Five things I never thought I'd be doing in 2014

1. Eating Chinese Food. I never eat Chinese. In fact, I even managed to convince myself that I don't like it. But alas, lately, I do like it. I like it a lot.

2. Living in Saudi Arabia. The only place NOT on my (very long) list of places to move to.

3. Beginning the work week on a Sunday. Because here Sundays are Mondays and Fridays are Sundays and Saturdays... well, they're still Saturdays.

4. Missing winter. When it's 30 degrees centigrade at midnight and it's only spring, even the most die-hard summer lovers will start longing for rain and snowflakes.

5. Speaking more Spanish and Arabic than English. Because when you spend most of your time with a Mexican and you have to navigate your way through everyday life in the city, you need to adapt or die.

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  1. Or die? Wow.

    We had snow yesterday all ding dong day long.

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    1. Haha Happy Whisk, I'm just being dramatic. No need to die. Many of the public workers speak English.

      Gosh, that snow day is exactly what I need... so hot here.

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    2. Just now I'm able to shut the heat off. Going to try and open the windows, see how that feels.

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  2. Now I understand why you are talking more spanish lol
    I love some chinese food!
    Always I think Saudi Arabia would be really hot for me!
    I love Winter!
    But I think is really interesting know about there!
    Talk us more dear:)))

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    1. I will tell you more in the near future dear Gloria :)

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  3. What are you doing in Saudi?

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    1. dreamlife - I'm working/living here.

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    2. In Jeddah actually @dreamlife

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  4. I love Chinese food but unfortunately there is only one restaurant in our city that has not been closed down by the health department.

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    1. Haha! They seem to have very strict regulations here with regard to the food - so I deem it safe (for now) ;)

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  5. I think what you are doing is fantastic. Might not have been on your bucket list but the best things tend not to be. You can't knock any new experience as it can only bring growth and enlightenment. Dalai has spoken. Love you, Az xx

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    1. @Julietta - Thank you Dalai lol!

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  6. oy 30deg at night?! um I would die. May I ask why you moved there?

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    1. I moved here because I got a job here Nuraan :)

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  7. 1. Eating Chinese Food. I never eat Chinese. In fact, I even managed to convince myself that I don't like it. But alas, lately, I do like it. I like it a lot.
    How come?

    2. Living in Saudi Arabia. The only place NOT on my (very long) list of places to move to.
    You forgot about Siberia.

    3. Beginning the work week on a Sunday. Because here Sundays are Mondays and Fridays are Sundays and Saturdays... well, they're still Saturdays.
    I'm confused. Give me some Chinese food.

    4. Missing winter. When it's 30 degrees centigrade at midnight and it's only spring, even the most die-hard summer lovers will start longing for rain and snowflakes.
    That makes perfect sense to me. Let me guess, you don't have a snow app...

    5. Speaking more Spanish and Arabic than English. Because when you spend most of your time with a Mexican and you have to navigate your way through everyday life in the city, you need to adapt or die.
    Knowing you, dying is a no-no.

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    1. @Grumps
      1. I don't know, there food seems a hearty alternative to the usual fast-food chain stuff.
      2.No, I actually wanted to go to SIberia!
      3. Weekends are Fridays and Saturdays. The work week begins on Sunday.
      4. No, snow app sadly.
      5. No, no dying, unless Corona visits ;)

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    2. You wanted to go to Siberia... because the heat is killing you? How are the milkshakes in the Land of Too Much Sun?

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  8. I want to know more Az and dont heard Grumpy psst! I
    Xo

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    1. I will tell you soon enough Gloria dear. So far, my time here has been really fascinating and most of the time, it's nothing at all like people say/think it is!

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    2. I want to know more too. Non-FaceBook Style, of course.

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    3. Grunpy don't be so grumpy please we want heard all Az want tell about there (and the details of course) :)))

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    4. I can't help it. I was born grumpy. And handsome.

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  9. That's a lot of new things for you. How exciting! :)

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    1. Thanks Debie Grace, it's quite exciting indeed! :)

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  10. yeah, I hear you on the heat. I think I'm ready to move to the arctic should I stay here much longer. we already have 30+ after midnight... no idea to make it through the summer here. how do you like Saudi otherwise? it's not an easy place to live...

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    1. Saudi has it's ups and downs - more ups though. I think it's like a huge experiment for me at the moment so I'm in awe most of the time (frustrated the rest of the time lol)... but it's all good :)

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  11. It sounds like you're having a pretty good time (which is fantastic) and yay for loving Chinese food!

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  12. I want to know more always I dream with an arabian prince that come for me lol
    haha! (but is too late now)
    You go by chocolate eggs finally???
    xxxxxx

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    1. Why is it too late? It is never too late :p

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  13. Chinese food is not my default, however, I do like a lot of it and I am very partial to dim sum. However, there is the possibility that Saudi Chinese food is better than SA Chinese food.

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  14. That sounds like some amazing life twists!

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  15. Salaams Azra,

    I've totally missed that you've moved to Saudi. Hope you enjoying there :)

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  16. Ah, that sounds amazing! Hope you get some time to blog soon again. :)

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  17. We miss you dear:)))
    Hope you are doing well!

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