As I've mentioned earlier, my brother is a good guitarist. He has an addiction to it. So when he had the money, he bought 2 electric guitars and put a gear on them. He treats his guitars like his babies and we couldn't do anything about that. Oh, well at least it has something to do with his talent. And sometimes, we get the chance to listen to his guitar playing skills - for free. LOL!0
Me, wearing a tarha.
For non-Muslims, I think it's not necessarily needed to cover the hair all the time. It depends on the place and on the people you will meet. Because I see Filipinos in the mall or grocery store who don't cover their. I had this memorable experience when I had to report to our office. I approached this guy wearing tobe with headdress and asked something. He suddenly gave me a frown and told me, "Please cover your hair." LOL I didn't know that if we're going to our office, we had to cover our hair. So I immediately covered my hair with my tarha. I had really no idea about the Muslim or Saudi culture. But as time goes by, I'm learning to adapt and adjust with the help of my Filipino co-workers.
It was my childhood dream to learn how to play guitar because I am really a music lover and my two siblings especially my brother are good in playing the guitar. I tried to learn but I guess it's not my thing. More people are good guitar players nowadays. They even made stardom just by uploading their videos on popular social network sites. So I guess I would just be contented to listen to acoustic bars and sip my favorite margarita. LOL!0
What made me MIA for the past couple of months? Well, it was a big adjustment for me to have no internet connection for a couple of months. It feels like I haven't been online for a long year. But now, all is well (hopefully). Anyways, it's not that easy to get an internet connection especially that I was just new in this place. I'm in a foreign land... new place, new people, new workplace - everything is new for me in here. Though I didn't have a hard time adjusting before there are many Filipinos here. All of my flatmates are Filipinos, most of my workmates are Filipinos and whenever we go to the grocery near our place we still see a Filipino. It's just the place and culture that has changed. I arrived at Riyadh, KSA at night so I didn't really see how beautiful this place was. But all I can say is that it was hotter than the Philippines. It was already 10 in the evening when I arrived at our accommodation and I could feel how hot it was. It was holiday that time so I had to wait for 4 days before reporting in the office that means 4 days of being a bum in our accommodation. So I took the opportunity to sleep, eat and rest a lot because I knew after that it would be all work for me.
This was the view I saw when I was first went out of our flat. I was on my way to the hospital where I will work.
It was really a new environment for me and I could feel the hot weather. I was really nervous that time because I was interviewed by our Medical Director. Good thing, the interview went well and I was assigned to the area where I was comfortable working at.
There are people who love to decorate their cars especially those hobbyists. From the lights, bumpers, sounds, seats, etc., they would customize it according to their taste. Some are good at it and the output is great but some are not fortunate enough. There are now different electronics for cars that are out in the market. I think some of them are really useful for drivers like the GPS systems, radar detectors, sensors, etc. They're not just decoration but they also help the driver to make their driving much easier. For music lovers, they put stereos, subwoofers or amplifiers. Everything is possible nowadays. There are now many car accessories and electronics that are available in the market. It's up to the car owner on how to they make their car look beautiful and more functional.0
The car that I was using was already sold and I'm missing it a lot. It's from her where I learned how to be confident in driving. She's also the car I've used when I have my business. It's from her where I learned to drive along NLEX, EDSA and other unfamiliar places. In short, we've been through a lot of things. I really miss driving. I enjoy driving while listening to music. I consider driving as my favorite hobby because I never got tired doing it. Well, I'll just buy a new one when I have the budget. If I have the car, I will really put electronics for cars like sounds, lights, etc. But I don't want to exaggerate everything. I just love listening to music while driving. It helps me enjoy my driving. LOL I hope in God's will, I'll be able to get one after a few years. Nothing's impossible.0
It's now sinking in, that I'll be leaving the country in just two days. I can't explain what I'm feeling right now. I'm happy and sad, excited and anxious, curious and nervous. I don't know how exactly I feel but I trust everything to God. I know that He's got a better plan for me. I know everything will be alright. I'm really praying to Him to guide in my new journey in life. I know He will always be here for me. Now I know how it feels when you're going abroad. There's a part of me who can't believe that it's happening but there's also a part of me who's happy because one of my dreams will be achieved.0