8 years of Distance;10 years of just knowing.

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My fellow Lasallians. My batchmates. A real good friend and a new bonded friend. 
 
One weekend not far from today. I had a few visitors from California and Dubai.
 
Surprisingly they were the visitors I never expected to have at my paradise home.
 
Rawlin is a good friend of mine back in highschool. Since she migrated to California, (I think) I never had the chance to see her or spend time with her. 
 
While Ivan on the other hand was just a random friend in high school as well  whom I just say “hi” or nod my head a little whenever we bump each other at the hall way of our classrooms or by the discipline office. Just a typical batchmate to make it short. 
 
So there it was, an afternoon to spend and have some fun with this two along with Ernan and Grace whom I also met here in UAE.
 
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Few bites of chicken by the Sea shore. Few gulps  of cola from the plastic cups. Few pieces of french fries. Then comes a moment of fun by the sea of such a wonderful place where I live. 
But then again, it didn’t end there. We then went on for a dip by the pool. Then it was time for the ladies to sit back and relax as the two chefs we were with do their thing at the kitchen. 
 
It’s one of the priceless things in life I really appreciate at that very moment. Sharing stories while having dinner and having a few drinks after. Appreciating a renewed friendship and the new ones. 
 
For once which hopefully won’t be the last I have shared my relaxing then with a good old friend and the new. 
 
I appreciated life more as I took a few relaxing moments with them. 
 
 
 
 

Escape

Royale Breeze, Al Hamra VIllage ( Al Hamra Group L.L.C)
Royale Breeze, Al Hamra VIllage ( Al Hamra Group L.L.C)

There are those moments when thoughts are just over flowing my mind and I couldn’t just take any more.
I go home, change my clothes from corporate to the “just me-comfy clothes”.
I go out of the balcony and appreciate this view.
To some, this is just like any other balcony view, but for me, it is my escape.
My escape from thinking about the paper works I have to finish for the next day.
My escape from the things I fail to accomplish within the day.
My escape from all the worries of life that lies ahead.
My escape from all the thoughts of my life’s struggles and challenges.
My escape from missing my family.
My escape from the sadness of living alone.

Every day, looking at this view clears my mind and for some minutes I become relaxed.