This is the deal, the UAE cherry picks our intelligent and talented husbands. And with intelligent and talented husbands typically comes an intelligent and talented wife. It’s kind of a bookend deal but unfortunately, one of the bookends is kind of left hanging because the labor laws aren’t really designed for we expat wives.
My first faux pas was to violently try to remove the clear wrap from the bamboo mat. Conditioned to unpack everything within my reach like a zombie in a trance, and frustrated that the clear wrap was getting the best of me, I clinched my teeth to apply the death grip and rip it off like my life depended on it until a quiet soft-spoken sous chef whispered Madam, it is supposed to be there.
The problem is you will move home a changed person. You may not realize just how much you have changed but you left as one person and you will return as another. Here’s a few reasons why moving home will be strange.
Teacher’s Appreciation is being celebrated this week at GEMS American Academy and Maha and the other ladies at GEMS American Academy Parent Association have really went all out for day #1 of the celebration (yes, it is a 3 day celebration).
For those on the outside, the life of an expat seems glamorous or exotic….grass is always greener….right? Truthfully, it is a never boring set of challenges that keeps us slightly addicted to the what’s next lifestyle.
Everyone was laughing, eating and exploring. Learning something new and enjoying their time with friends while showcasing their home country’s spirit and pride. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are not afraid to show it. We are the leaders in globalization, patriotism and the United Nations — and we know it.
How I secretly am drawn to the chaos of miscommunication. That I have almost grown to appreciate the smell of oud. That I could now compete on a game show and correctly guess a sentence understanding only two words