What's in a Dream?

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I hate waking up in the middle of the night to go to the W.C. I really wanted to continue with my sleep but the urge to go was stronger than my sleepiness. Even while half asleep half awake I was still contemplating wether to go or not to go. In the back of my head its says "I do not want to have urinary track infection just by holding it" so I decided to head to the W. C. with my eyes half shut.

Back to bed and I am trying to put my self to sleep but the annoying thing is that all kinds of dream started coming. It keeps coming and I would wake up with each thirty minutes or every hour. It seems that from 2:30 I am no at all sleeping.

The last dream I dreamed was... It was in the porch of my late Lolo's house in Malolos with all big and small crabs on the floor. I was with someone I dont remember but we were using a kitchen thong to catch each one and put away. I bravely thong one of the big crabs and went to the kitchen to put it aside on a big red pale. I try to open the light but it did not open so I tried searching for the pale hanging behind the door with my hands, when I get hold of the pale, one big spider like crab started crawling into my arm and I started screaming and jumping fearfully. Then with a loud scream, my husband started waking me up asking what is happening to me. I was still shaking and my heart pounding while I am telling him the story. I am an arachnophobic and the spider like crab really make me scream and jump out.

Then I wonder, why was I dreaming of crabs, is it telling of something or I was only craving for crabs these days? I tried to analyze the dream myself but could not figure it out. I decided then to check it on the internet and below it what I found out.

Meaning of Dreams about Crab: Dream Interpretation - Crab

At first glance a crab seems to be a very negative dream symbol. It could represent a "crabby" or unpleasant personality. The claws could be symbolic of a clinging and hurtful person, or a side of your own personality. There may be too much dependence, clinging and forcefulness in your life. The crab may also symbolize your inability to effectively move forward and address your own difficulties. (Remember the crab often moves sideways or backwards.) Some folklore interpretations say that the crab is an omen of poor health. However, there is a more positive interpretation for the crab in your dream. In some areas of metaphysics, the crab is a representative of the sea and the sky. It represents physical nourishment which can be obtained from the sea and also intellectual nourishment. As with all water dwelling animals, the crab could also represent something in the unconscious and the emotions.

Whatever reason I am dreaming about crabs, I hope that it will be for the better.
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Corporate Birthday Celebrations

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Today we celebrate the birthday of two of our dear colleague and friend Ehsan (one of our office boy) and Syed (our IT officer). I was in charge of ordering the cakes. I ordered two chocolate cakes since everyone in the office like it. We used to send the drivers to pick up the cakes from the confectionary store although today I have to make a call at Caesars for delivery as we lack of drivers in the office…they are out and busy.

I pick up the handset and called Caesars, I don’t have their number so I check it out on the internet. Finally I got it and an Indian male voice answered me. I ask for the flavors they have then I decide, they several chocolate cake flavors. I gave our exact office address and it was delivered on time, 3 o’clock as promised. Two cakes for the cost of AED 170.00

This was not the first time we celebrate birthdays in the office, it becomes a company tradition that we celebrate the birthday of each one of our officemates in the office apart from an extra celebration outside after work.

We do celebrate everyones birhday, all the way down to the bottom of the organization.We feel that it is important to greet one on his or her special day. It tightens the bond that we have as co-workers and it keep us as a family working towards the same goal.

My birthday last July

Hiba and Inaam's birthday

Jana's Birthday

Maher's Birthday

Raja's Birthday.
I wanted to post all the photos but some has been removed from the drive and they are not available for posting. Jeah, Eleonor, Simona and Veronika's birthday are well celebrated too. You will notice that we have been using the same round tall glass table all the time for blowing the candle and most of the photos are taken all of us sitting in a one blue couch that we love to use during birthday photoshoots.
We just love to celebrate birthdays...
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Crabbing and Craving


Friends were asking us to join them this coming Friday early morning to go crabbing in Um Al Quwain. They had been there last week and the treasures of the sea are bountiful, they had a full basket of fresh live crabs. When F told me this, I actually jump into conclusion that we are going with them for the crab hunting this weekend. F told me that mama can’t come (I am not allowed to stay up late for some reason) and I felt too upset, how come that I can’t come where all I can think of is to eat crabs and prepare them into different dishes. I am not sure if crabs are good for me this time of the year. Crabs have high mercury content that’s why I have to eat it in moderation.

Um Al Quwain is the best place for crab hunting. Most of the tour companies offer crab hunting for tourist in Dubai.

You can cook your crabs in many different ways. I always wanted my crabs steamed with little salt and served with vinaigrette. F loves it with squash and string beans in coconut milk with a little bit of spiciness. There are so many ways to cook crabs depending on your taste.

I wish we could go, one of F friends told him later on that he won’t be able to come as both of his kids are sick. I really wanted to go on this trip, it is more than an hour drive from Dubai but I think the experience is worth it.
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Forgive and Forget

I saw a picture of you lying next to me
But in the middle was someone not you baby
I wanted to be close to you
But I want to hide this in the blue

I am sad and I am frustrated
I am sad and I am mad
I am sad and I am pretentious
I don’t want it to be obvious

I cried myself to sleep last night
Though you did not notice
I went to work feeling awful
Cause I did not return your hug

I am sorry but I can’t live with it
I am sorry I have to let it out
I am sorry but this is not all the time
Only when I get it too much

I forgive you
I will forgive you
I have forgiven you
And I will forget that I have forgiven you

....so I can forgive you

Carla Roque
October 11, 2009
5:42 pm Dubai
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