Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hello Stranger!

     Hello blog fam! Glad that you are still reading, I am still here! To all of you that have approached me in person, thanks again for reading my blog. I apologize for the hiatus, but between grad school and work I have so bad with blogging. But I am here now and that is all that matters, right!? So much to tell you, where to begin? 
    Back at the end of October I went to a Halloween party here in Al Ain, there is a new promotion group that is trying to put Al Ain in the map. They had a wicked party and I was great fun. As you can see I went as a pilot, don't worry I left the rolley at home.

   American Thanksgiving was at the end of November and although I am Canadian many of my friends are American. My neighbors ordered a turkey from a guy that makes food and made the sides and we had a little get together, it was really, really nice. 

     Last week was National Day in the UAE on December 2 and 3 the country comes out and this year was the 43rd year of independence. Our school had a celebration and I got all decked out. The kids went crazy because I was wearing make up (which I never do at school). 

'Miss, too much beautiful! Do like this every day!'

    My parents are in the UAE for the next two weeks. Of course, I have to show them around. We spent a few days in Dubai.
     Mom and dad in front of the waterfall in Dubai Mall.

     My mother loved the Dubai Mall aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world.

We checked out Ski Dubai

And of course went on a desert safari.  I got to ride a camel which was the highlight of the day.

    Posed with a falcon.
 More to come...


  1. You are simply fabulous!!! Thanks for the awesome check-in. :)

  2. YAY!!! Congrats and best wishes on grad school. Hope you can blog more :)

  3. I was just curious, how are you treated as a woman of color?

    1. Not that badly to be honest. I have had worse in other parts of the world. I think it really depends where you come from as to how you are treated. Sadly, many of the Africa ladies are treated really badly because they are nannies.

  4. Were you at all threatened by the American targeted killings there? I am applying to work for UAE in Abu Dhabi and this was my first concern.

    1. Do you mean the one killing that happened in December? Nope. These days I'm more likely to get killed by police in the States than getting killed out here. #justsaying