Sri Lanka…You’re So Beautiful!

  “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.” -Roman Payne Assalam Wa Alaikum! Situated in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the sub-continent of India, Sri Lanka is a beautiful peninsula filled with vast tea, rubber, and rice plantations. These among other agricultural products sustain the…

I am the master of my fate…

Assalam Alaikum! I began this entry in June 2015, but I am only now getting back to it because I wasn’t sure of posting it. There is something cathartic when you put your inner thoughts, feelings and emotions into written words. This post will focus on some of the many battles I’ve had within myself…

Unexpected Surprise…Cambodia!

Assalam Alaikum! “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect,” Oscar Wilde. Impulsiveness and possessing a carefree spirit can either be a blessing or a curse dependent upon whom you ask or the contexts in which these traits are evidenced. From a wanderlust and nomadic perspective, it’s a beautiful and intricate marriage of the…

Thailand…Oh How I Love Thee!

Assalam Alaikum! Someone once said, “The destination of a thousand miles begins with the first step…” I cannot recall who stated this quote, but it truly resonates with me and the journey I have decided to embark upon–my journey to HappYness. Toward the end of December 2013, when you could see 2014 making its way onto the…

Jambo! I fell in love with Kenya!

Assalam Alaikum! Have you ever visited a country or a state and felt as if you belonged? That’s how I felt when I went to Kenya. Living in a middle-eastern country as a Caribbean-American/Black woman can be daunting at times. If you are not are not being propositioned, you are being stared at, or have…

Questions…Reflection.

Assalam Alaikum! Deciding how to start this blog posed a small challenge for me, but I decided to forget about it and let it out. Afterall, it’s MY blog. So…today, I clashed with a coworker and the incident made me start to think. These are some of the questions that I began to ponder as…

Thankful…Al Hamdulilah!

ASSALAM ALAIKUM!! This is my second year in the UAE and I have to give thanks for that. Many people thought I would return to the states because of what happened to me within the first weeks of arriving here. I must admit that I considered coming home, but a huge part of me knew…

Camels and Bedouins…The GOOD life!

ASSALAM ALAIKUM!! I have not made a post in quite some time. Inshallah (If God wills it), I will post more, this year. I definitely want to chronicle my experiences while on this journey. So…I am back in the UAE! Many people were surprised that I decided to come back, given the  daunting and horrific experiences…

UAE National Day Celebration at work…

Assalamu alaikum my loves!! So, it has been quite some time since I have posted a blog about my experiences. I have been through a lot in the past two months, but by the grace of God, I am here to tell you about it. I won’t use this blog to speak about the negative. Today,…

Countdown…

THREE DAYS AND COUNTING!!! It is three days before my expected departure from New York City on Ethiad Airways. Words cannot express how I am feeling right now, but I will try my best to. I rarely expect anything to go in my favor. Don’t get me wrong, I have been blessed with many things…

New Adventure…Abu Dhabi, UAE

HI FOLKS!!! I decided to start a blog because I want to chronicle my experiences as I embark upon a completely new and different adventure. Next month, I will be departing my beautiful New York City and heading to the unforeseen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I have been given the opportunity to assist the…