My Life, Today
The night before yesterday, the boss called and said there will be no work for a couple of days. We are moving to a bigger office. Yesterday he called and told my father that I have to work from home, checking everything online.
Today 7:45 am, dad and I, as usual, were waiting for the driver. He was late. I asked dad if he was sure that we have work today. He assured me. 8:03 and the driver was not here yet. Dad called the boss to check… today was a day off too.
The first thing dad said was he'll go back to sleep. I said I have a lot of stuff to do. I entered my room and thought of going out for jogging, as I've been postponing that since ever. I changed my clothes, put my training shoes on, and was looking for the key when the power went off! I thought there was something wrong with the lamp but I checked the house and there was no power at all.
For a moment, I felt there is nothing wrong. We, Iraqis, are used to the lack of electricity. When I wanted to go out there was no elevator working. I gave up. My jogging would be delayed few years again. I looked at my cell phone there was no network.
My room is a bit dim now. There was no computer, no cell phone, no lights. What to do? I took off my training shoes and dived into bed.
For a moment, it felt that life has just stopped.
I fell asleep, after all, that was all I asked for this morning.
I haven't posted anything about my everyday life for a while. I got two things that I've been hiding on the blogsphere.
The first thing:
January 23rd, my parents went to visit my dad's boss's wife who gave birth recently in a hospital. When they arrived home, my mother told me that the boss needed someone who can "read & write English, knows how to use the computer & internet". His English was bad so he needed someone who can take care of his mail and e-mail.
Next day the driver came to pick us, my dad and I. We drove to Dubai.
Nice place, nice people... Everything was easy and the job was terrific. I have neither work experience nor any idea about what I was going to do. Therefore, it was ok for me to volunteer for such kind of assistance. I have the chance to practice my English and understand what a career means. Later I even was in charge of his phone calls abroad (I talked to Malta). Now I'm even filling applications on-line. It is a tourism company.
The second thing:
I felt I'm doing nothing at home. The situation in Iraq is getting worse and worse. I was depressed. I want to do something to help but there was nothing in my hand. Here in UAE, alone, no friends, no sisters, no relatives, I felt so lonely I had to clear my mind. There was nothing to do except to ransom my talents. I made a phone call and checked if it was late to register at an Art course again. There was only two days to the deadline. So I ran to register. I'm back into art classes. I started my first oil painting. I'm back to sculpturing and ceramics. I started working on the wheel for pottery.
To sum it all:
9-3 I'm at office. The driver comes to pick me at 8:45 and I get home around 3:30
5-8 I'm at classes. The driver comes to pick me at 4:40 and I get home around 8:30
Hectic life! I'm sleeping about 6 hours a day; eating 5 minutes before I go out, praying only 3 times a day. But I'm still writing before I sleep.
I'm planning to buy a lap top (acer: for 2295 Dirham=$625US) I don't know if it is good or not but this is the cheapest thing I found. And I'm planning to buy a digital camera.
Can any one tell me what the best memory size is? I'm not good with digital life.