I am the guy standing behind you on the Metro platform, headset on, busily browsing Facebook on my phone, seemingly oblivious of the silent judgments we all pass around everyone in our general proximity.
Where is she going? From her dress, she looks like she's looking forward to party the whole night but she's wearing bulky men's slippers?! And pig tails? Who wears pig tails and not a 10-year old?
I saw that shirt on Day to Day. I love it, but I thought it would be too ostentatious. I'm right, almost everyone notices him!
Ack! I can almost taste his armpit. He smells so bad, it hurts my throat. Ewww.
I take the normal amount of selfies. And by normal, I mean, put me in a very noteworthy scene - in front of the Burj Khalifa or right smack in front of the Dubai fountain, then you will definitely see me posing and smiling in front of my phone like an idiot. But I don't take selfies before I eat in the foodcourt at Burjuman. Or inside the Metro. Or in the middle of the throng of people at the courtyard in St. Mary's Parish at Oud Metha. You get the point. Normal.
I love a SALE, like the next person. I get excited about Buy 1 Take 1, Du Tuesday, 50% OFF and other gimmicks. But I don't go out hunting the next bargain. I buy when I need to, when I can. Sale or not, but mostly on Sale. LOL I'm here for work - may not be the regular 9-to-5 like most, but essentially the same work where you trade your time and effort for the tax-free dirhams. I'm new so I have not had the chance to save up and send monthly allowances to family back home but the intention is there and the goal is set and being worked on. I look forward to days off and weekends and holidays.
I love travel and seeing new places. I get excited in discovering new and unique experiences, even within the city. My browser history includes Kayak, Booking.com, Agoda and AirBnB. I have TripAdvisor on my phone and I'm actively looking at CouchSurfing HangOuts.
I take careful measurements (and by careful measurements I mean my Google Fit app), of the daily number of steps I've made and the active time I spend daily. I love walking around my neighborhood and enjoying a cup of Karak tea or chai late at night, people-watching. I love the feeling of getting a good sweat from exercise and I am starting a beginner's course on Yoga (from Youtube).
I have dreams of seeing the world, and telling the world about it. I subscribed to YouTube VLogs on DITL's (Day-in-the-Life) of adventurous people, and I look forward to the daily 1-minute Nas videos on Facebook. I love discovering unique cultures and imagine immersing myself in them. I love hearing people talk in their native language even when I don't understand a word of it. I get excited being reminded that there is a whole new world out there, every time I see or hear something new.
I am anybody. I am anyone. I am you.
Join me as I document my new experiences, from my cramped rental space in Dubai to the exciting big world out there and let's discover and find joy in the every day things, like I imagine we should all do. I am in pursuit of happiness, from the mundane things to the extraordinary, in every day.