Apr 9, 2015

one direction

These days it was so dusty. So much dust storm you cannot see anything. I dont like dust storm. I am already writing so many times about how I dont like them. The dust all gets in your nose your mouth your hair. Full house has layer of dust on everything. So much extra work for me to clean. Anyway I already tell you all that so I tell you what my story is today.

Few days ago Sara is going to see one direction concert. She is so excited. All the time she talk about Harry this harry that. Liam this Liam that. Even I am getting excited because Sara is going. Maam is going for concert but she is only going because she has to take Sara and her friends. She say I cannot stand this group I wish I was not going for this concert. Sara get so mad at maam she say Mom you can just drop us and pick us up. Maam say nonsense I am not letting you go to concert by yourself. Full time they are fighting like this. 

Anyway this concert is most exciting thing for Sara and all the girls in Dubai. And all newspaper is talking about it. Then I read something else funny in paper. That the concert is almost get cancel because of dust storm. The plane is on runway for 18 hour because the dust storm is so bad. I am laughing when I read this. I tell you why.

In dust storm you are not able to see anything. It is like you are losing your sense of direction. Even one direction has no direction in a dust storm. When I tell maam this she laugh and say Sally one direction has no direction all the time. Sara again get mad at maam when she say this. Maam is just laughing. 

I think maam is doing all this on purpose to make Sara mad. These days both Sara and maam have only one direction. Make each other mad.

Mar 3, 2015

friend update

So much time has pass I think I will tell you about all my friends. Friend update. I try to remember everyone. Maybe I do few today and few next time.

I start with Alona. Remember she is the one who is changing her name to Dory and coming to Dubai to work. Because she is too young for work in Dubai she is changing her name. She is becoming someone else to come and work here. I still call her Dory because that is how I know her. Dory went back to Philippine when her contract is expire because her passport is also expire. She tell me she want to settle back home. But I find out she is now working in Doha. She is not talking to us in Dubai. I think she want to forget about Dory. She is alone Alona now. 

Anita is the girl who is my maid at my maams friends house. She is not nice. Few day back we are going to her house. Maam tell me Sally you go help Anita in kitchen. Full time Anita is asking me what salary you get Sally? why your maam is not make you wear uniform Sally? Does your maam buy you shampoo? your maam is taking nap in afternoon? why Sara is wearing so short skirt? too much question full time. I have to be careful what I tell Anita. Because she report to her maam. She is like reporter for tsismis newspaper. 

Diana is my school friend who is coming to work in Dubai. She was living in my street only but then my maam is moving house so she is little bit far. I remember when she is first coming to Dubai she is so fashionable. But she not want to give me her clothes or shoe to wear. She call me fat. But I think it is because she is missing her home. Because now she is nice. She talk to me on phone all the time. We remember how we sell plastic bag to make money in philippine. Every one would stop for two little girl in the market who is selling plastic bag. That way we make little bit peso for our family. Diana is from my home and she always remind me of my home.

Ellie was my neighbor in maams old house. All the time she want me to keep her thing in maams store room. Maam is getting so angry with me. She tell me Sally why you keep this girls junk? Ellie is now work in other maams house. Her maam is not letting her talk on phone. or go out or anything. She is like in a jail. 

Gina was living in the house where her maam and sir is doing divorce. After the divorce she is staying with her maam for few month. Then her maam is leaving Dubai and going back to england. So Gina is going back home. I am hearing that Gina is getting marry and is living in Manila. 

Jackie is my friend who get pregnant and is go back to Cebu. She have baby there. Then she come back to work in Dubai. She leave the baby with her mother. She living near Bur dubai somewhere. So far from me so I dont meet her. She is far from me but more far from her child. 

Jennys maam take her passport and say she lose it. So Jenny try to run away. They are finding her and then she is in big trouble. She is getting her passport but also big ban on passport. Jenny go back to Philippines. Lilibeth tell me now she is working there in ofw agency. She is making less money but she have her own passport with her. 

Judy Ann is not my friend but she is girl who work in laundry. She is so homesick full time. She go back to philippines and I never see her again.

More update next time. maam just update me she is coming home soon.

Feb 10, 2015

Home again

I am not writing for so many months. I have no choice. I am going back to my home country. Maam and Sir is having to leave Dubai. They go to London for sirs job. Project for 6 month. Children also going with them. I tell you everything but not today. It is too how you say emotional for me. One day I am here in Dubai next day in Davao. Really it happen like that. They tell me Sally we so sorry this opportunity too good. They say you go to your home and when we come back to Dubai we are calling you. Maam say Sally you can be transfer to some other house in Dubai if you want or you can go home for some time and we call you when we are coming back to Dubai.

How I am suppose to live without my salary I asking them. 6 month is long time. Maam say she give me salary for 3 month for notice. She say Sally that is more than fair. you free to get other job if you want Sally I cannot lock you up. But I hope you wait for me to come back.

I am thinking suppose I find a bad sir and maam. Suppose it take me 6 month to find new contract. suppose I only get contract in saudi or some place where I have to wear uniform or hijab. I will have to go to agency again. I remember that days and I think this. Better I come back to this maam when she is calling me. Maybe she call me to London also. I am hoping but that call not come. 

then suddenly in December she call me and say Sally come back we are coming back. Just like that. It is like Christmas present for me. So she do my visa and I am back. 

Children have become so big. I not see them for so many months. Sara is like big teenager girl. She is doing hair all the time. Flick like this. Flick like that. Eye mascara also. She angry all the time because she have boyfriend in London. All the time she is on her mobile. Rayan is also become big. He is ten year old now. He not give me hug when he see me just shake the hand. I feel so sad. It is like I become stranger for him.

When we come back to house it is so dusty. Maam tell me Sally we have to clean everything and make it fit to live. She and sir are living in hotel with children. I have to live in dusty house and clean it up in 5 days and make it ready for them. But I dont mind.

I went home but now I feel I am home again.