you are not weak because you care about them. you are strong because you have the heart to stay in a place you know you don’t belong.

 

 


r.m. drake

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SKIES OF BLUE AND SALTY SKIN

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It’s been a little while since we last spoke about summer. Well, it’s officially here and boy it is arguably scary! Lol. That being said, let’s take advantage of this very time before July hits the horizon. Saadiyat Beach stays as my preferred beach to chill and get a bit of tan, and this time, I was with one of my favourite persons.

We walked along the shore and got an instant foot spa, ate, and had tons of giggle. Floated in the water, in the shallow water because your sister ain’t a swimmer, so the possibility of me drowning is imminent. Big hugs to Viv for putting up with me for, on the contrary, she’s a diver. Basically, an ocean diva, I mean almost a mermaid really!

Beaches grant comfort when you’re having a long and tiring week, a troubled mind or even a weary heart. Okay, I just made that up. Haha. I meant, going to the beach and soaking yourself with ocean water is always a good idea because of the healing power natural minerals offer. Definitely getting more out of it than just enjoyment. The weather was incredibly amazing too to even just sit on the sand, have a book or lie down and do absolutely nothing while staring the brightest sky.

I hope you take a break people, in any way, shape or form!

Love,

Jinky xx

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SUMMER ADVENTURE WITH FRIENDS

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My desire for exploring the Seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates made me do this.

Day 1. Solo Commute to Fujairah. I left Abu Dhabi via the public bus heading to Dubai at 12:00 noon and arrived at Al Ghubaiba Bus Station at 2:40 in the afternoon. Took the train to Union Metro Station to get myself on the bus to Fujairah. The trips were scheduled hourly, and I missed the 4:30 so went for 5:30. The travel time took almost 2 and a half hours, with the spectacle we passed by I surprisingly didn’t get bored the entire time. I made friends who were with me on that bus, talked about the place, and where to go to make the most out of our trip. Reached the bustling city of Fujairah around 8:15 in the evening and my friends picked me up to go to Khor Fakkan. Khor Fakkan is known for its stunning beaches and ambience. Located between Wadi and Fujairah but part of Emirates of Sharjah.

Day 2. Beach Time and Exploring. We woke up around 7:00 in the morning, had coffee and popped on the beach. Developed additional tan lines and unimaginably drank sea water one can ever consume. At 4:00 in the afternoon, decided to visit the Al Rufaysah Dam. Stayed for a while able to take pictures, and left hurriedly because of the uneasiness we felt from people staring at us because of how we dressed. Lesson learned, know the dress code of the place before barging in.

Day 3. Pool/Beach Time Again and Hitting the Road Home. Again woke up around 7:00 in the morning. Stayed at the pool real quick and came down to the beach one last time. Had to endure the massive waves and got multiple scratches from the sand when the wave dragged me. Nonetheless, the marks on my bum are the undesirable proof that I had fun. We checked out of the hotel at 12:00 in the afternoon and drove back to Al Ain. Made a quick stop to grab a bite and also in the middle of literally nowhere to capture some pictures for the gram. Arrived at Al Ain probably around 2:00 o’clock, got me a power snooze and left Al Ain at 9:00 in the evening.

I can surely say my holidays were well-spent with friends visiting new places. Here’s to more holidays and more adventures!

I hope you guys have had the best time over the Eid Holiday!

Love,

Jinky xx

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A DAY AT SAADIYAT BEACH ABU DHABI

Oh hello, again sun! Lately, I have been enjoying going on swimming despite the thought and the actual feeling of 107 degrees outside. Who am I? Haha. Just kidding! My eagerness to just go out after a long week is what makes me do it. My friends and I went to Saadiyat Beach and it’s so pretty! White sand, clear water and happy people hanging out having fun were just what I wanted.

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I now like swimming and would certainly love to learn more. Oh, my Neurologist’s advising me as well to go swimming to help me with my mild scoliosis. I regret why haven’t I learnt how to swim when I was younger and most of all when I had my best chance. It scares me tho when cramps will hit me big time whilst I am in the water, then that would be the end of me. That’s an issue. I used to be so scared to get tanned, too and the constant thought of skin cancer that the sun might cause is hunting me. However, now I am cherishing and rocking the tan lines! I spent 6 hours at the beach yesterday and it was so much fun. Again, it would have been perfect if it was less intense than 107 degrees!

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend and I wish you productive weekdays ahead!

Love,

Jinky xx