Saturday morning was never the same as I started walking at the Jumeirah open beach. Its good they provided a jogging path and a separate cycling path across the beach. People are taking advantage of the nice weather – not so cold and a now a bit warm. I myself took the chance to move my butt and walk the 1.5 kilometer stretch twice. Its such a nice experience brisk walking while listening to your favorite praise and worship songs and praying as well, not to mention the enjoyment seeing the sight of nature and even its fresh sea breeze caressing one’s face.
I just pray that I can sustain and maintain my new found activity. So help me God.
Yesterday was a surprise.
We woke up and saw that 3 of the major arteries in our area were closed – 2nd December Street, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road. They closed theme for the Dubai Marathon that started early in the freezing morning.
Yesterday was a challenge.
Since roads were closed, and since it was a Friday-church day, it was a challenge for us churchgoers to get to the venue of worship that was a few kilometers across our side of the road.
Yesterday was victorious.
So the roads were closed leading to the worship venue for yesterday’s worship service. But hey, nothing can stop us from going to the service and worship the Living God, and so we got into our vehicles and parked them at nearest to the worship venue. So we got to the venue, worshiped, heard the Word of God and we also got to flex our legs a bit – much needed.
Thanks to the Dubai Marathon.
Thanks be to God Almighty.
Victory to You Lord Jesus.
At exactly 0:00 of the year 2012, the fireworks started lighting up the Dubai Skyline that lasted for more than 8 minutes. The tallest fireworks in the world was presented by the tallest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa. An amazing visual treat set in the heart of downtown Dubai as it welcomes the 12th year of the 2nd millenium.
Thanks to You Lord Jesus for allowing us to marvel at this spectacular scene.
Today’s bus schedule was such a lamer. I’m singling out bus no. 13A from Al Ahli bus stop going to Al Gusais Industrial Area 3.
#30 minutes of waiting was not good at all. This dampens the hopeful spirit of enthusiastic Greenline riders wanting to arrive early at their destinations.
“What to do?” is the word for this kind of days.
Well, thank God I reached the office safe and sound.
I took my now usual transportation today:
Here’s how it went today:
I took bus # C26 from Al Diyafah bus stop to Al Jafliyah Metro Station. This is just a short distance – 5 minutes including waiting time. Neat.
Got on the Al Jafliyah Metro Redline and transferred to Union Metro Greenline in Deira and arrived at my destination at Stadium Metro Station in Al Nahda. This one is a very long ride, covering a number of areas – 20 minutes including waiting and transfer time. Standard.
This one blew my mind:
Waited a few minutes for the 13A bus at Al Nahda bus stop going to Al Gusais Industrial Area 3. Compared to the 1st bus ride, this is like 2 times the length, compared to the train ride, this is just a very short ride. The bus driver was so… i dont know how to describe him… but he takes his time crawling, I mean driving through the busy streets. The time it took? 30 minutes. This was such a lazy morning ride.
They can argue that they have a time schedule and they will be fined if they got there before their scheduled time. But guess what, the fine print says, these times (bus arrival timings) are subject to traffic conditions. LOL. I guess they wont be fined if they come in late.
There you go. Another day in life in Dubai.
Still, there is no reason not to thank the Lord Jesus for His grace, mercy and love.
Thank You Lord.
This day started with a quest – for a different transportation route option, that is.
I took 3 buses and a train to go to work today. Firstly, I got on a C15 bus going to the Dubai Metro Station, took the train and got off after 4 stations, took a stride to the nearest bus stop, waited for like 15 minutes, grabbed the 22 bus and sped off, got off again before the bus took the u-turn to wherever, got the last bus (X13) after 5 minutes and walked almost half a kilometer to office sweet office.
Tiring, frustrating, but indeed, FUN!
Have a nice day!
It was a Tuesday, and it was Praise & Worship practice night. I walked in the hall and my friends we’re all smiles… some were laughing.
I was wearing a HONG KONG t-shirt.
So what’s funny about that? Just the other day, 8 Chinese nationals died in a hostage situation in the Philippines and the Chinese were raging with anger.
Silly me… good thing I didn’t bump into some Chinese here in Dubai. My shirt could have been ripped off. Hehehe
We ended practice night worshiping the Lord Jesus with all our voices, our hearts and our spirits.