Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.

Rain in Sharjah

It rained yesterday, and the neighborhood kids went berserk. With good reason, too. Check out the park down the street:

The area in that bottom picture was pretty hazardous. One by one, the kids succumbed to the concealed curb that lurked beneath the water, banging up their knees and shins and falling face flat into the puddle. The mom in this photo is wading out to rescue her offspring.

Also, since our power was out, and since when there's no power there's no water, my filthy kids came home and couldn't take a bath. I guess I didn't really think that one through.

The water had subsided by this afternoon. We enjoyed the rain and we hope we get more!

The Amazing Race in the UAE

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