Coming to Dubai was a big decision for me- something which a lot of my friends were shocked at finding out; that I will be leaving behind a very, and I mean very, comfortable life back in the Philippines. Being single and at the prime of my career, it was a big shock to my friends that I was thinking of getting lost in the middle of nowhere—well, actually in the middle east. I comforted them and myself with the thought that I have actually lots of cousins here. So it really won’t be such a big adjustment then, huh.
Oh how wrong I was. I miss my family terribly. The first weeks passed by through long distance calls and chats with my family, especially my favorite niece, Langga. And I have my flatmates keeping me company on walks and short trips just around Deira to while the hours away.