Archive | July, 2010

Home alone on a Wednesday

14 Jul

Seriously, I was pretty tired of going to work and then not being productive at all. These past few weeks no new projects arrived, so we were like there waiting for whatever needs to be done; then after that one tiny task, the rest of the day is all ours doing just about anything we could think of and that is  so freaking driving me crazy. And so today, I’ve decided not to go, and just stay here and relax to watch gossip girl or later I can continue reading my book. Anyway, I took some shots around the apartment this morning and took advantage of nice lighting here.

Start-off the day with a fine breakfast in bed.

that cow peeping…

window side table..with stuff & eroll’s frame (kim’s boy)

one of kim’s awesome paintings.

a Christmas sock hanged for ages…

empty wine bottles on display….outside is the Lotus Hotel apartments.

ette’s awesome painting.

guitar remedy-duct tape..

nice colorful ice trays from ikea.

D’urban Life

13 Jul

I just moved in to a new flat in Deira last weekend. Here’s a glimpse of who’s & what’s inside..

a peek outside the room.. I’ll try to take more shots on the other side.

handle with bear! :)

soo cute!

kim with her new toy…

officially my new room mates!

playmate ets

Nomadic Lifestyle

12 Jul

Another place, another chapter, another beginning.

It’s been quite a while since my last blog. Well, things had kept me running busy these past few months. Life in the desert can be tough especially when you’re on your own without any relatives to rely on. Good thing I had, and made new friends here; those who can be trusted amongst the many Kabayans who I can’t even stand to deal with.

Each developed city in this world has its own standards of life depending on the cost and style it cater to the ones who live within. Dubai was one of them. Who would even thought that this humble town along the creek, would turned out into a developed oasis with the all the biggest sh*tty anything anyone could think of. In the span of not more than 20 years (Shanghai was still way ahead of their rapid progress), those simple Bedouin mud houses with wind catchers had developed into these grand Villas, and soon enough, Towers had risen out of nowhere. With such progress, rent prices went high. But compare to Europe, many ex-pats still find it more cheaper here (especially the Brits) than that of their hometowns. And how about us Asians? Demographics here shows that more than half was made of people from the poorest countries in Asia, at most including us Filipinos.

Affording to rent a whole unit would totally cost almost half or more than of what we earn. Anyone earning more here compare back home, would at least wanted a nice homey place to stay within. Before, I wasn’t really expecting how starting out in here could be as pathetic as living in a small box. So since I had no one to share a room with, I had no choice but to dwell ala ‘estudyante’ bedspacer with 5 more people sleeping in bunk beds as if we are staying in a temporary shelter; hoping on each counting days for things to get better until to find a more descent place to stay. I remember back college days that my boarding room was actually bigger than my own place here. So I learned how to live like this for the past 2 years jumping from one place to another, bearing no permanent address. I just keep on thinking that this is just a part of what life teaches me, going outside my comfort zone would mean taking a rugged road first before getting into a paved one. Working harder and setting up a goal is good plus keeping up with a strong faith will make us survive here.

Just days ago I moved into this new place, with well, a nicer view & friends I can hang around all the time. Now I’m feeling I’ll able to get a permanent address here….finally. :)