Just a Random Update

It has been like an everlasting struggle to keep one’s head above the water, with notorious creatures lurking around you, anticipating the moment you fail to survive. One would excuse those creatures, if they were to gain benefit from your failure. But no. It seems that some creatures anticipate your submission without an apparent reason. Sometimes it’s the absence of a motive that throws in the confusion, making it hard to perceive, or even believe a certain action.

The past few months have been quite tough on us, my mom and I, since she has lost her job as a university Professor, and all of a sudden we were forced to reconsider our options. Since my presence here in Saudi Arabia was dependent on hers, both of us were faced with the option of returning back to our home country Egypt, where the unrest seems never-ending. Another option, was for me to start a job, and become an independent immigrant. And luckily for me, I thankfully found a job that would cover my rent and expenses for a while, until something better shows up for me, and hopefully life starts to blossom, hopefully.

The way I see it, my mom lost her job because of three reasons. The first, was a reckless action she took a while ago, asking for a sick leave from her Egyptian university, while traveling back over here to resume her work as an immigrant. The second, was a fellow colleague of hers over here, knowing about what she had done over there, making a call to the Egyptian university to inform them about this breach. Finally, it turns out that this same fellow colleague of hers, has been back stabbing her for a while, eventually leading to the termination of her contract here.

Regardless to my mom’s mistake, it’s kind of saddening to see someone from your own home country wishing you the worst. That’s exactly how most Egyptians deal with each other abroad, and I have no idea why. I mean, when I look at other nationalities like Indians for example or Filipinos, they’re helping each other rise in their work and social life. Unlike Arabs, or Egyptians to be precise; there’s always some envy going on, there’s always some kind of hidden hatred that floats to the surface whenever it gets the chance. We really need help.

Anyhow, I’ve been working for like two months now, and thankfully everything has been going smoothly. I’m in a Maternity and Children’s Hospital, responsible for doing the statistics, as well as taking care of the IT department. So far the working environment couldn’t be better, thank God. People are really friendly and helpful. There’s just this small issue that has been bothering me slightly. I’m sitting in an office with three Filipino females, and they keep talking to each other in a language I don’t speak, probably in Tagalog, or so I’ve reached in my Google search about the language they speak. And this issue spreads to the whole Hospital, where 90% of the workers are Filipinos. The moment you step inside the Hospital, you are stepping into a Filipino Territory. Everyone speaks in Tagalog, they only speak English with clients or when they need something from you.

For that reason, I’ve decided to start learning Tagalog! Just in case someone decided to make fun of you in a language you don’t speak, you could confidently understand what they’re talking about. There’s this awesome software that easily teaches you any foreign language you wish to learn, and pretty much effectively as if you’re learning it at school. It’s called Rosetta Stone, check it out if you’re interested.

That’s it for now, I hope you’re all doing great. I will try to keep you updated with what’s going on with me as much as I can.

Thank you for reading

 

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Happy Mothers Day!

Today is Mothers day! I’ve been talking about my mom lately, how important she is in my life. She had to travel to our home country yesterday, leaving me alone in our apartment for 10 whole days! At first I was happy for a while I had everything for myself, but then I felt this void that she left. Gotta admit no matter how old you are, you just can’t get enough of that maternal hug which brings you instant peace.

I’m not gonna boast too much today about her, you probably have heard enough of that in the last two days. Umm.. Here’s last year’s Happy Mother’s Day post just in case you missed that one.

God bless all the Mothers around the world :)

Peace

Happy Mother’s Day!

Every time I think of my mother I contemplate for minutes about what I would have been without her. I was raised in a loose family, my parents were divorced while I was in school and I wouldn’t have been what I am now if it wasn’t for her. No matter how old I am, I am and will always be a child to her who needs to be fed.

I can only naively imagine what I am to my mother by thinking what she is to me, since she is my only mother and I am her only child.

My mother has inspired me in many ways. I remember when I was 10 years old or younger, I spent much more time with my mother than with my father. My father was and still the workaholic type of father who is obsessed with saving enough money for his family. While my mother was and still concerned more about upbringing me, studying for me, and of course running after me to feed me.

I learned several things from my mother. She taught me how to pray, how to forgive, and of course how to professionally curse someone.

Her over protection can sometimes be annoying to me, since I am now 24 years old. But no matter what, she will always be a part of what I am today.

It is a well known fact that mothers bring us to this world by passing through intense pain almost unwillingly, while fathers bring us to this world by the pleasure of lust. Maybe that’s why Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, recommended that we take good care of our mothers three times more than we normally do with our fathers. But that doesn’t necessarily minimize the importance of a father. Fathers and mothers should know that their duties are complementary, each of them plays a significant role in raising their children.

Anyway my mother and I may differ in opinions, we may differ in political views. For example, she is a Pro-Ikhwan and I am an Anti-Ikhwan. But we talk  on a daily basis despite the fact that she is my political enemy!

Today I would like to remind myself of what my mother is to me, pray for her forgiveness, and ask God to make her delighted whenever she looks at me. Happy Mothers Day Mama :)

May Allah be with us all..

Peace!