I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. But doesn’t mean that I felt like making breakfast. When my beloved mother-in-law was staying here with us, we always had roti and stir fried vegetables in the morning, and had a late lunch at work. We used to cook rotis together, chatting away while standing side by side in the kitchen. Now, I don’t feel like cooking rotis alone. I’m just too lazy.
So I woke Masood up from his sleep this morning to ask what we were having for breakfast. “We’ll have bread and omelette,” he murmured, eyes closed. Looking at the clock, I went back to bed for a 20-minute nap. No, that didn’t happen. I actually got out of bed and went to check my blog stats. I’m so busy at work lately that I don’t get time to check my stats and comments, let alone publish a post. Anyway, the bread that we had at home has expired. So Masood called up the supermarket downstairs and had a packet of Lebanese bread delivered.
On our way to work, I noticed that the sky was unusually cloudy. It looked so beautiful! Afterall, we don’t get clouds here all throughout the summer. So that justifies my excitement. I kept looking at the thick, white clouds and had this silly smile on despite the fact that we were stuck in horrible traffic.
The weather is definitely changing. It’s quite pleasant during the day and cool in the evenings. I am in love with the U.A.E., and this feeling will last until March next year, when it’s summer again.
This is the traffic frenzy that we get stuck into every single day, despite our office timings starting at 12 noon. It’s not even rush hour, so to speak. But this didn’t bother me at all today (I was captivated with the sight of clouds, remember?)
Anyway, amidst this chaos today, we saw a couple of men on the road. One was holding a huge camera and his partner had a microphone in hand. They appeared to be interviewing the drivers. They’d probably wanted to know what the public feels about the traffic, for all I know. The point is, they contributed more to the traffic as they stood there interviewing people.
Oh yes, we also saw this famous Big Bus Tour of Dubai today, where you get live English commentary and recorded commentary of eight other languages while they show you around the city! They tell you,”Ladies and gentlemen, if you look towards your right, you can see the buildings being constructed. Now, look towards your left and you can see the roads being constructed. Look right ahead, that’s a new bridge being constructed.”
All you have to do is pay $55 per person, hop aboard the bus, and enjoy the construction, I mean the ride.
This is my favorite, the Sheikh Zayed Road. This is where we travel every single day to go to work. We usually get out of the office at 9 pm, and I just love the lights along this road. I love the way the glass buildings glitter in the dark.
Today, these buildings looked extra special because it’s a weekend! We laughed and chatted all the way home, knowing that we have two days off ahead of us.
To sum it up, it’s a happy Thursday!