So I don't really know where I'm going with this but lemme just say one thing: The UAE is literally my home. I mean, duh I was born here, and have spent my entire life here. Entire. I've never even been on a plane yet. But that's besides the point. What I'm stressing out here is that no matter where I live or visit in the future, I think I'll always crave Dubai.
My family and I constantly have this conversation going among us that starts with any of us saying, "I wanna live in (country) someday..." We all end up with different countries to choose from, but in the end, I'll always be like, "Eh, I'll still pick UAE over anything. I think I'll live here." Why? Because it's home.
Yep, No place like home.
True story - my sister sometimes gets mad at me for always choosing Dubai over the Phillipines. "You should be proud to be a Filipino! Philippines is still your home country after all! Wag ka Tina ha! " Um. Okay. My mom too! She's always like "Hay nako, Tina. Kung makapunta ka sa Phillipines, baka ayaw mo na nga bumalik dito sa UAE." (Let's see. When you get to the Phillipines, you may never wanna leave it for UAE again.)
Um. Ha! I don't think so, I'll probably even feel homesick when I get to the Philippines. But that's for me to know and for me to find out!
I remember when my two best friends — they were my classmates from elementary --and I recently had a facebook conversation about one day meeting up in Dubai, where we would get jobs and go on with our lives. See? They're both in the Phillipines now but I do think we have the same goals here: To live in Dubai in the future! Hashtag bestfriendgoals!
Anyway, I 'm going to end my rant right there.
Dubai is my home, and always will be. x