In a few days I will own a visa, not a visitor visa, but an actual visa that allows me to stay in Dubai! I had to go for some medical tests, when they clear my visa will be issued. For the tests I went to Zayed University with Mum, I joined some of the staff members of ZU and the university’s staff drove us to get blood samples for the tests and for ID photos. I was unaware of the photo part and I didn’t get to pull myself together before the camera clicked.
Today I lost my wallet! I paid for oats at Zoom, walked home and in the lobby I realised I didn’t have it with me. I walked back to Zoom, but they hadn’t seen it. Luckily there was little money in it and only my metro card is of value here. The bank card in it link to empty bank accounts in SA. Well, now I have a good excuse to get a new, pretty wallet.
When I got home I intended to bake rusks. I opened the cupboard to get everything I needed and found a leak on the bottom shelf. Down in the lobby I filled out a form and came home to wait for the workers.
My morning in the souqs paid off well and I am now the proud owner of a homemade duvet cover. It’s really nice to be able to go and explore places like the souqs. Sometimes when I look out my window it seems that I’m looking at an oil painting, but then just as in Narnia book 6 I get to step into the painting and have some wonderful adventures in it.
I’m currently busy with like spiritual cleansing. I’m listening to the New Testament on my mp3 and working through some old conference stuff. It’s kind of fun actually. I go to the beach or the park and just take like 2hours and soak. I’m also trying to fast from some things. The people around me might have another god, but they have a much better sense of honouring him than I sometimes do…
Spring break is starting today. A two week holiday for my mum, maybe we’ll go on holiday, but we do live in a tourist destination, so… After Spring Break I might enrol for a short course, something that I’ll work on 2 days a week. I’m fortunate enough to say “I’m tired” and have some chance of rest at the moment, I don’t want to waste that or trade it in for “studying”, but I do want to do something.