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Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I would say 2019 was the harshest year I have ever encountered all my life, next was 2018. It made me almost pinned to the ground and very depressed because of two consecutive years of trials and challenges. It made me feel so unworthy, selfish, ugly, worthless – all negative things you can think about, I have felt it. Continue reading Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

The Dubai Frame

We had the opportunity to travel to the UAE, particularly Dubai last September 2019. My eldest sister who is on a family visit in Qatar had to renew her visa and needed to exit in order for us to process her renewal. The nearest and best place for her to go was in Dubai where our only brother works for the past 13 years. Of course, I and Sky had to tag along so we can enjoy this family time even for a short period.

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Meet Our Bundle of Joy ~ Sky..

“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

It was a day after Qatar’s National Day, I was 37 weeks and 3 days pregnant and was scheduled for induced labour. My OB-GYN was against in waiting until my due date since I have Gestational Diabetes and asthma. But he allowed me to try normal delivery through induced labour.

I was scheduled to be induced at 8AM, 19th December 2018. My husband didn’t have any sleep as he came directly from a restless workweek due to the celebrations. He was so tired, but he was with me at the labour room waiting for the contractions to happen.

We waited for around 3-4 hours for any strong contractions that would help me in my labour and they already gave me the full dose of medicine, still, I could only feel slight thumps on my belly. They checked the baby if she was in any distress or anything was wrong. They found nothing, the baby was just sleeping soundly inside and my OB-GYN said she was just too big for me to come out normally.

At around 11AM, my OB-GYN finally decided that I’d be on an emergency cesarian section at 130PM since he didn’t want to wait for the baby to be distressed. He was so nice to explain to me in English then to my husband in Arabic (my OB-GYN is Egyptian and my husband is Moroccan) so that we both know the situation. My husband who had not been able to sleep for even a while had to go back to the restaurant he manages to check his staff and eat something as his last meal was the night before.

It was already 130PM and my husband was nowhere to be found. His battery was empty and we couldn’t reach his work phone as well. The OB-GYN was waiting for my husband since I couldn’t be sent to the operating room without his consent as it was major surgery. We tried all ways to contact him until finally, he came before 230PM stating he was stuck in traffic and had no time to charge his phone.

I was sent to the operating room at 230PM and the last thing I remembered was that I was being told to just calm down and relax. And boom! Off to dreamland.

My baby came out at exactly 258PM, 19th December 2018, weighing 3.65kgs and has the chubbiest cheeks ever! She has the cutest red lips and chinky eyes. I wasn’t able to see her until I was brought back to my room (I was knocked out from the anaesthesia for an hour). My husband was the one who held her first (I am uberly jealous!).

And just like that ~ I am completely, madly in love with this little Filipino-Moroccan… ♥♥♥

A Quick Trip To Seychelles

There were a lot of places we were considering for this trip but due to my condition (I am currently pregnant!), we decided to go to Seychelles instead as it is just 5 hours away from Doha.

Seychelles is an island in the Indian Ocean just east of Africa and the Maldives a little farther east. It is famous among its African neighbours as well as European visitors due to its amazing and calm beaches. It is not as popular as the Maldives but I think it is for the better as it is not so commercialized yet. It almost has the same tropical vibes of rural Philippines with its trees and environment. Continue reading A Quick Trip To Seychelles

Argan Moroccan Restaurant

They say that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. How about to a woman’s heart? I can say it is the same – food, and it should be good food.

A few days ago, we went to a Moroccan restaurant here in Doha. This has been a long overdue plan because we either didn’t have time to go or when we did have, the restaurant is closed. Finally, we both had the time then and the restaurant was open even if it was late afternoon on a Monday. Continue reading Argan Moroccan Restaurant