Nothing much to talk about my personal life (not at the moment, I just hope I donât need to blurt out something unexpected).
Ok, itâs actually about the situation here in the lovely place of Dubai. Did you know that most of the expatriates here are Indians and next to their number are Filipinos? Yes! A lot of our âkababayansâ are here to earn money and others just to be with their loved ones (like me! Hehe)
However, even if we are trying to build a small community here, the Filipinos here are not united. I donât want to say anything bad but the Filipinos here are not-so-accommodating.
They treat their own as a competitor. Itâs like survival of the fittest. One fine example is a person here at work. I just canât believe her!!! She has this airy side of her as if sheâs royalty. When we (meaning my other officemate and I) make a mistake, this girl goes directly to our bosses, slapping our mistake to their faces!!! (The nerve, really) On the other hand, if sheâs the one who made a mistake, we donât even utter a word to her bossâ¦ (the bitch)
She really gets into my nerves at times. Like a bitch from royalty, she is so demanding!! She wants everything done fast but if we are the one requesting for something, she really takes time!!!
Just a sad situation here for Filipinos like me (and I thought that since we are in a foreign land, we would be more united) because we depend on our âkababayansâ to be there for us especially if youâre new here without any friends and stuff. However, there are still some Filipinos that are accommodating and allâ¦
Just last night, I began to have this sentimental mood. I felt that my friends forgot about me already. I donât see messages from my email or offline messages in my messenger. Even my family and other relativesâ¦ This is what an expatriate feels in the lonely country sheâs in â neglected at times. Now, I know what my cousin feels when she was in the States, always calling, telling us to email here even a short one just to let her know that we are there for her.